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Founder and Managing Director

Christopher Hird is a leading figure in UK independent documentary making. With Dartmouth Films he has pioneered new ways of funding, producing and distributing documentaries in the UK, as well as promoting the work of new and emerging filmmakers.

Christopher Hird


Matt Hird

Head of Distribution

Matt devises and implements creative release strategies for feature docs for the UK cinema market. He also works across festivals and sales for the company. Notable successes include The Ponds, Eric Ravilious: Drawn To War (winner of the Big Screen award for documentary campaign of the year), BAFTA Scotland winner Dying To Divorce and BIFA winner Children Of The Snow Land.

Lidia Ciszewska

Head of Production

Lidia Ciszewska is a graduate of Journalism and Political Sciences faculty at Warsaw University and Film and TV Production at National Film School in Łódź. Her career includes working on a variety of productions from feature films to TV entertainment and documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4.


Usman Khan


Usman is our Finance Manager and manages all the accounts and finance operations of the businesses.


Distribution Assistant

Maritina studied History and Political Science in Athens, Greece and graduated from Royal Holloway university of London with a Film and TV production degree. She joined Dartmouth in 2022 and she has been responsible for the company archive while supporting the team with social media campaigns, audience research, event producing, website design and editing.


Sophie Polonsky

Distribution Coordinator

Sophie studied at Emerson College before moving to London to get her Masters in film producing from Metfilm. She started at Dartmouth in the summer of 2022 doing research and has since moved into the distribution department. 

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