Ben’s Crew

by Ben Lewis

19 July, 2011



by Ben Lewis

19 July, 2011



Abbie Loadman
Ben’s Assistant and Researcher
Mobile +44 (0)7983392296 / Office +44 (0) 207 281 6296

Abbie has been working for BLTV since 2013. Starting as an intern working on post-production for What Brits Love (2012) and again in an office-based placement, Abbie joined the team, organising the day-to-day running of the office as well as research for upcoming productions. She is also responsible for DVD productions, sales and web content management at BLTV.

Prior to this, Abbie graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a BA Hons Film Production degree and has gained experience in a number of production companies including Crow Hill Films and Mentorn Media.

Katharina Harnack
Mobile +44 (0) 7857 116 886  /  Office +44 (0) 207 281 6296

Katharina has been working for BLTV since 2007. She has been involved in the pre- and post-production and shooting of a number of films: Poor Us (2012), Google and the World Brain (2012), What Brits Love (2011/12), The Great Contemporary Art Bubble (2008/9) and Agent Moura (2007). Beside in-depth research for upcoming projects, Katharina has organised shootings, locations and interview partners, has been involved in archive research, voice-over productions and translations. She is responsible for DVD productions, sales and web content management at BLTV.

Katharina also works for October Films and Crow Hill Films.

Having studied Cultural Management in Friedrichshafen and Barcelona and Contemporary Art History in London, she speaks fluent English, German, Spanish and French.


Viva Van Loock

Viva Van Loock is an experienced AP who has worked on a range of documentaries from history and current affairs to arts.  She worked with Ben on his feature length documentary about the contemporary art boom ‘The Great Contemporary Art Bubble’ for the BBC, Arte/ZDF and a further ten international broadcasters.  She helped find and contact inerviewees for the programme, carry out background and ongoing research into the art market and organized shoots across the globe including the USA, China, the Middle East and Europe.

Before moving to BLTV Viva worked at Juniper Productions where she developed and worked as an AP on the Prix Europa nominated Dispatches series ‘Immigration: the Inconvenient Truth’, with Rageh Omaar.  Whilst at Juniper she also Assistant Produced Antony Thomas’s the Qur’an (also nominated for a Prix Europa).

Viva has also worked at Blakeway Productions on a diverse range of projects including Panorama:  ‘How to Poison a Spy’ – an investigation into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, ‘Adventures for boys: John Buchan’ and ‘God is Green’, a documentary examining the role of religion in global warming.  She also worked as an Assistant Producer for ‘Clash of Worlds’, a three-part history examining Britain’s interaction with the Islamic World before assisting in the re-editing of Niall Ferguson’s ‘The War of the World’ for PBS.

Guy Nisbett
Off- and On-line editor extraordinaire