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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.


Usman Khan


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


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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