This drama-documentary brings together an international team of filmmakers and science experts. They possess a wide variety of experience and a commitment to telling this important story.
The production team is being assisted by members of the Turing Documentary Advisory Board. These accomplished scientists and experts provide input about Turing and the topics that will be covered in the film.
Patrick Sammon – Executive Producer
Sammon is President of Story Center Productions, LLC, a documentary production company in Washington, DC. Sammon previously worked at Manifold Productions, a documentary production company in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He spent six years as an award winning television news reporter at two CBS television affiliates. Sammon also served as President of Log Cabin Republicans, which works to advance gay rights in the Republican Party. Sammon’s interest in Turing’s story and its relevance to a global audience led him to develop this fascinating project and pursue international production partners. Read more.
Paul Sen – Executive Producer
Sen is Creative Director at Furnace, a documentary production company in London. Starting his career at the BBC, he has over 20 years experience in television; working for and with all the major broadcasters in the United Kingdom. Sen has made films on a diverse range of subjects including Bollywood, life in Japan, dance culture, plane building, the social history of Britain, and quantum physics. Career highlights include: Light Fantastic, Atom and Science and Islam for BBC 4, Triumph of the Nerds for Channel 4 and PBS, Death by Excess for Sky, Seven Ages of Britain, The Last Nazi Secret and Cromwell, New Model Englishman for Channel 4.
Jennifer Beamish – Producer
Beamish has 10 years experience developing and producing broadcast documentaries for networks throughout the world including BBC, National Geographic, PBS, and Discovery. The Great Sperm Race, which was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK and Discovery Canada, told the story of human conception from a helicopter & scaled up 34,000 times to human size. It was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award. Read more.
Clare Beavan – Director
Beavan is an Emmy award-winning drama and documentary director and producer with 20 years experience. Her work has been broadcast on major networks in the United States, the United Kingdom, and throughout the world. Beavan’s credits include:
- America the Story of Us, Boom
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art – Emmy Award
- Daphne – Guardian, Drama Pick of the Year
- The Prince, the Showgirl and Me – Grierson Award
- Simon Schama’s History of Britain – Sunday Times Best TV of the Decade
- Lee Stasberg: Method Man – Emmy Nomination
- Imagine: a Love Story - Observer, Best TV of the Year
Bennett Singer – Consulting Producer
Singer is an award-winning New York-based filmmaker/writer with 20 years of experience. His feature-length film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, premiered at Sundance, was broadcast nationally on PBS, and is currently airing on Logo/MTV. Described as “powerful and startling” (The Advocate), “poignant” (Time), and “brilliant” (Wall Street Journal), the film won more than 25 international awards. He is currently working on Electoral Dysfunction, a feature-length documentary hosted by Daily Show veteran Mo Rocca. It is slated for PBS broadcast in 2012 via presenting station WTTW in Chicago. The non-partisan film reveals why America’s voting system is broken – and how it can be fixed. Read more.
Ryan Greenawalt – Executive Producer
Greenawalt is President of Harrison Street Productions, LLC. He has a wide variety of finance, political, and non-profit experience. He also is currently a Managing Director at a publicly traded independent, full service global securities and investment banking firm. Over the past decade, Ryan’s involvement on Wall Street has allowed him to build a substantial finance network to aid in film development and production. His many years in the political world as an advocate for LGBT equality serve as inspiration for his involvement in this project.