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 Hird’s career includes working as a television researcher, as campaign officer for human rights and environmental campaigning groups and in the press office of music festivals. He has overall responsibility for Dartmouth’s distribution and marketing.

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.

Distribution & Sales Manager

Wayne earned his MA from King’s College London for his study on emerging distribution practices in the British film industry before joining Dartmouth. His previous experience includes working on a film trade market, a South Asian cross-border children’s film development network, and programming and production for film festivals. In 2019, he won Rising Star at the Screen Awards.  

Wayne D'Cruz


Usman Khan


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


Hospitality Assistant

Sparky joined Dartmouth Films in October 2017. He is a rescue from Battersea Dogs' Home, responsible for staff entertainment and recycling any lunch leftovers.