Danny is a correspondent, director and writer focusing on conflict, crime and politics. He has reported from Trinidad and Tobago, the Central African Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Liberia, Rwanda, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Israel, the Occupied Territories, and all over the United States. He holds a Master’s in Journalism with a focus on International Reporting from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts. As one of the first hires at Vice News, Danny helped launch the vertical and pioneered the dispatches format it become known for, including the 2015 webby winning film The Fight Against Ebola. Prior to working for Vice News, he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. As a freelancer he has worked for the Guardian, Netflix and PBS NewsHour producing and hosting work covering armed conflict and drug trade in Central and South America. He was awarded a Pulitzer Grant for his coverage of gang reformation in El Salvador.
Jessica is a self-shooting documentary director based in London. She works across documentary and current affairs and has particular experience in the Middle East. Her recent work includes the Boiler Room film, Palestine Underground, an immersive music documentary about the underground trap, rap and techno scene in Palestine; and BBC3 film, Inside the Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had To Leave following Saudi-born British stylist Basma Khalifa. Prior to this she directed four documentaries for Channel 4's critically acclaimed foreign affairs series, Unreported World. Jessica also directed VICELAND’s flagship hosted documentary series, States of Undress, exploring the fashion industry in the lesser known catwalks of Palestine, the DRC, Russia and China. She has also worked with Stacey Dooley and had her work featured by the New York Times and The Guardian. Her latest film is for BBC Arabic and investigates the online trade of domestic workers in the Gulf.
Tania is a correspondent and director whose work frequently focuses on human rights and women’s issues. She has produced work for PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera English, CNN International, and Vice News. Tania was born in Saudi Arabia to a Bangladeshi father and Pathan mother. Her formative years were spent in Bangladesh and Utah. After graduating with a B.A. in History and Global Studies at UCLA she spent 3 years working for Al Gore’s ground breaking documentary network, Current TV. She then went to Columbia University where she received a masters in Broadcast Journalism and Documentary. She has since reported extensively from South Asia, following the lives of sex workers, toxic tanneries and child marriage. In 2018 she was a Pulitzer Centre grantee for her coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis for PBS Newshour.
Phil is an award-winning British director and DoP. He has almost 10 years of hands-on experience making short form news packages, current affairs features and long-form documentaries. He specialises in covering conflicts in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Phil’s work features on PBS NewsHour, BBC, The Guardian, Channel 4, Al Jazeera and others. From 2013 to 2016 he worked inhouse at Vice in London. During that time he won the Lovie 2014 silver award for shooting Warlords of Tripoli documentary in Lebanon and was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding video journalism for his coverage of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2015. As well as conflict reporting Phil works in long form TV production and has directed and shot an episode of drugs documentary series Dope for Netflix.
Matt has produced and directed numerous documentaries, films and commercials including the series High Society, the Emmy-nominated Gaycation with Ellen Page and the Grierson-nominated feature length documentary Chemsex for Vice. He recently directed Vice Studios feature Time to Die, about the illegal euthanasia movement. He has a proven track record of gaining access to very difficult subjects and has worked as a development producer on both Dope and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened for Netflix and as a consulting producer on Britain’s Drug Wars for Channel 5. He is currently directing a hybrid scripted/doc film with the Guardian and BFI produced by Alma Har’el.
Matt has also presented short films for Vice and Viceland and for brands such as Desperados. He won a Webbie Award for Best Web Personality/Host in 2015.
Katie is a producer, director and journalist reporting on human rights, social issues and the environment who has reported on human rights, humanitarian and political issues from Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco and the West Bank. She has worked across a range of formats - from news packages and live discussion shows, to short and long form documentaries. She spent a number of years working out of Yangon in Myanmar where she covering the country's political and social development. Her main area of specialism is the Rohingya crisis - having produced videos, articles and photography for Al Jazeera English, CNN and the BBC among others. Since returning to the UK in 2018 she has shot and directed work for major UK current affairs networks including The Yazidis Secret Children for BBC Our World.
Henry is an experienced correspondent and director working for over 9 years in digital media, making films across the globe focusing on war, social unrest, politics, the environment, crime and social issues. He worked for Vice from 2010 to 2018, hosting and directing current affairs documentaries and news dispatches for Vice's news vertical and for their UK digital platform. During his tenure at Vice he repeatedly covered the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine. He also produced dispatches from the UK, the US, Gaza, Iraq, The Amazon, the Philippines, Lithuania and Italy. After leaving Vice he joined HuffPost where he launched and ran the UK version of HuffPost Reports, a short documentary series focusing on current affairs and social issues in the UK. In early 2019 his team at HuffPost were nominated for Best Video Journalism at the Online Media Awards for their film about football fans in Liverpool collecting food for those struggling with food poverty due to austerity and incompetent welfare reform.
Jake is an independent journalist, correspondent and documentary filmmaker based in the UK. He covers conflict, crime, and politics all over the world, from east Ukraine to east Jerusalem. He make documentaries, writes articles, and takes photos. He has worked for HBO, VICE News, Esquire, Frontline PBS, ProPublica, BBC News, Bellingcat, The Guardian, Wired, and more. He has reported from Syria, Iraq, southeast Turkey, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, Peru, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and more. Primarily he focuses on irregular warfare, but he also cover organised crime and extremist politics.
Jake runs Popular Front, an independently funded conflict reporting platform that explores the niche details of modern warfare. It’s aim is to create a new culture around conflict reporting, one where you don't feel embarrassed to ask a question and don't have to wear a suit and tie to get heard.