Lisa Fairbank Factory Films UK

Lisa Fairbank

Co-founder and MD of Factory. A story-teller at heart Lisa’s been making films since 1996, kicking-off her TV career working on C4’s flagship Cutting Edge strand, including the controversial ‘Girls Alone’. She’s been twice BAFTA nominated and directed documentary films and factual series for all the main British broadcasters.

Sarah Callaghan Factory Films UK

Sarah Callaghan

Factory Films’ Production Manager. She’s the money whizz that keeps us on track and on budget. With 20 years of TV Production experience, Sarah’s worked for all the major broadcasters on all genres of programmes; from BBC’s landmark, historical series, ‘Napoleon’ to Watch’s constructed reality show ‘The Dog Hotel.’

Julie Heathcote Factory Films UK

Julie Heathcote

Co-founder and Creative Director. An RTS Award winner, with over 20 years of production experience, Julie’s documentaries and wildlife films for Sky and National Geographic have been broadcast globally. Her Fact Ent credits include; Scrapheap Challenge, Junkyard Wars, Faking It & How Not to Decorate.


We have a mission: to create the most innovative and exciting content for TV, mobile & online. We love working with creative minds that make us think about how to tell stories from a new perspective.


Finding out about how the world works, learning what motivates and inspires people, exploring our past and investigating what our future might hold is at the heart of what we do.


We make films with people, not about people. We know that a respectful and trusting relationship with our contributors and clients is the only way to make truly great TV and content.