Our Team

Stephen P Evans

CEO

Biography

 

Stephen started his career in his adoptive country of South Africa in the early 90’s. Having served in the South African Special Forces for five years he launched into the TV and film industry as an Actor and Stuntman after achieving his masters in Speech and Drama (BA) and MBA (Hon) in marketing and advertising.  He has worked on 28 Feature Films, 85 TV Commercials, and 38 TV Series, 3 Documentaries, 4 Music Videos and 7 music and glamour events.

 He has had a star-studded career working with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry including Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Ron Perlman, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Jamie Fox, Mia Sara and Michael Douglas to name but a few.

During his career, he also worked as a Casting Director and a Freelance Commercials TV Producer at high profile companies such as Ogilvy & Mather, J Walter Thomson, Saatchi & Saatchi plus Hunt Lascaris. Later becoming an assistant casting director for films and TV including, 25 Degrees South, Delta Force, Ghost and The Darkness.

 In 2010, Stephen produced the Miss Great Britain final and became the Events Manager for the Miss World 92 & 93 in Sun City, South Africa. He was the Senior Events Manager for the Michael Jackson History Tour, Tina Turner World Tour, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Concert in Cape Town South Africa and the Bon Jovi World Tour with the events company Big Concerts. 

Susan Evans 

CFO

Biography

 

Susan is a highly skilled Chief Finance Officer with repeated success improving operations and steering financial decisions at the executive level across public and private sector organisations and industries including media, education, recruitment, and central/local government. A leader of change through advanced strategic budget management, accounting, financial planning and analysis.

Successfully identifies system and process weaknesses and implements sustainable financial and business solutions. A natural leader, effective in leading teams toward common goals and turning potential losses into profits.

She led accounting functions for BBC Wales, BBC NI and BBC Scotland with 3.000 programmes and £500M budgets which included Dr Who, The Weakest Link, Being Human, Casualty, Mrs Browns' Boys, Panorama, and Crime watch.

She comes equipped with robust strategic skills, demonstrated when designing, developing and delivering fiscal and business strategies, starting with the evaluation of the status quo, where do we want to be and how do we get there? Susan applies this simple formula to map out exactly what needs to be done to meet the strategic goals. Skillfully adapts the plan and actions during the evolution. Works collaboratively with all key stakeholders, ensuring that each part of the process is owned and controlled by key individuals who are fully engaged to meet the overall strategic aims and objectives

 Susan is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She has also obtained her BA (Hons) Accounting 2:1 and a HND Business Administration with Distinctions. 

Natalie Arikan

International Talent Scout

Biography


Natalie Arikan was born in Stockholm as the youngest of four children of a highly educated family with a background in the arts and politics. As her talent and creativity were recognised by her teachers, Natalie started to run her own programme on the local radio when she was only 16 years old.

Upon graduating from Stocholm Riddarfjard School with a distinction from the Drama major of the Media and Communications Programme, she began her professional career as a production assistant, trailer producer and voice over artist for the Swedish TV channel Mosaik. With her column articles that she wrote for the anti-racist youth magazine Svartvitt, she became an idol for young people. Having received an undergraduate scholarship, she moved to London to start her education in Psychology at the University of Westminster.

During this period, Natalie was discovered by a French director and was offered the lead role in the film A Dream to Die For. To make sure she can fulfil such a huge responsibility, she not only studied acting with the well-known American Coach Jack Waltzer and the British Coach Tom Radcliff, but also obtained a certificate in screen acting from the International School of Screen Acting to train herself in the best possible way.

With determination to become a well-rounded actress, she confidently continued to multitask while building her acting career and completing her higher education. Following a BSc in Psychology from the University of Westminster, she obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and taught various Psychology modules at educational institutions throughout London.

The unique blend of acting and psychology enabled Natalie to internalise her work, distinguishing her with an outstanding ability to analyse and interpret the characters she portrays.

Natalie Arikan was introduced to the Turkish audience in 2006 as the character Muge in Kucuk Hanimin Soforu and Kucuk Hanimefendi, a two part TV film directed by Sabri Saydam.

In 2012, she played a ruthless underworld baroness in the British drama feature Rose directed by the award winning director Kemal Yildirim. In the same year, the film won the Van Gogh Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival and was selected as one of the prominent films of the London Independent Film Festival, which paved the way for the film to be released in DVD format in the US and the UK.

Natalie took on the lead role in The Wire, the winner of the Science Fiction Short Film Award at the 2013 England Bounty Film Festival. Following these accomplishments, Natalie was cast for the lead roles in the psychological thriller 09:26 and in a short film replication of Erin Brokovic, followed by another short film, Talking to Jess.

Most recently, Natalie Arikan starred in FEAR THE DEAD, an American TV series directed by the award winning Italian director John Real, which is is to be released on Netflix this year. 

In 2014, Natalie Arikan's first cinema movie was released in the UK and India where she played the pivotal character as the British (Anglo-Indian) lead female in the period film Jaanisar directed by the world renowned Indian director Muzaffar Ali. The film was set in the pre-independence years of India under British colonialism during the reign of Queen Victoria. Natalie seized the opportunity to get to know the Bollywood cinema closely and she won the hearts of her Indian fans. Natalie had been given the opportunity to organise the British cast for this project, and ever since she has been a self-employed international casting director, talent manager and scout working with international and name actors and models.

Natalie has worked with world famous directors and starred in many award winning films. At the BBC Lighthouse, she was selected as the face of Avon, Deb Group and Optimed advertisements and also presented the corporate products of Heron International.

Having been numerously featured as the cover star of First Fit, the first and only health and fitness magazine in Dubai, Natalie has attracted a great deal of attention from the fans and the local media.

Natalie Arikan’s versatility, confidence, determination and charisma, makes her a sought after screen face in the international film sector. In addition, as a multilingual actress with her ability to speak Swedish, English (American and British accent), Turkish and Italian combined with her knowledge in Psychology, she stands out as an extraordinary talent.

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