Dov ​Freedman
CEO & Founder

Dov founded Curious Films in 2018 and oversees the entire company operation whilst executive producing all of Curious’ output. Having worked in the TV industry for over 20 years his hit shows include The Island with Bear GryllsAn Hour to Save Your Life and Banged up Abroad. He also originated premium documentaries including The Trouble With DadThe Last Nazis and Young Soldiers.


Charlie Russell
Creative Director & Founder

Charlie founded Curious with Dov in 2018 and is responsible for the Creative direction of the company’s output. He is a double BAFTA and EMMY award-winning director who has made over 20 documentaries for British television, including the highly acclaimed Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me, (winner, Best Director, Factual, BAFTA 2018) and his seminal film about assisted dying with Sir Terry Pratchett, Choosing To Die, which won every major documentary award including the BAFTA, EMMY, Grierson and RTS.

Nicky Varley
Head of Production

Nicky joined Curious in 2018 and oversees the entire production slate as well as helping steer the company’s strategic and operational strategy. Prior to this she spent 10 years in production management across multi-platform broadcast, branded & commercial content, delivering to major UK & US broadcasters, SVOD platforms & international brands.


Becky Kent
Head of Development

Becky’s development credits include The British Tribe Next Door (Channel 4), The Trial of Louise Woodward (ITV) and What Are We Feeding Our Kids? (BBC1) at Voltage TV, Hometown: A Killing (BBC3) at 7Wonder, and A House Through Time (BBC2) at Twenty Twenty.

Mark Raeburn
Finance & Commercial Officer

Mark was Head of Programme Finance at Channel 4 for eight years, overseeing a budget of £700 million. He now supports a handful of select indies, including Minnow & Renowned Films.

Caroline Sciama
Senior Producer

Caroline worked with Dov & Charlie prior to Curious, before joining to produce Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story and Caroline Flack: Her Life & Death. She currently works across production and development, and has been chosen as one of just four successful applicants for the 2021 BBC New Directors Scheme.

Yasmin Heidary-Milic
Production Coordinator

After a career in law, Yasmin joined Curious in 2019. Her credits include Caroline Flack: Her Life & Death for Channel 4, Reclaiming Amy and Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story for BBC2. She currently works across all Curious productions.

Iwona Goncalves
Production Accountant

Iwona has a CIMA Advance Diploma in Management Accounting and 9 years of experience as a production accountant in the TV industry. She has more than twenty credits including American Murder for Netflix, The Moaning of Life for Sky 1, and Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie for Channel 5.

Joel Stolz-Hunter
Production Assistant

Joel studied film at Birmingham City University before joining Curious in 2021. His first broadcast credit will be a high-profile authored single film for the BBC later this year.