Yardstick Films is a new independent production company based in the
UK and Germany.
Lou works in the camera department on drama and commercials and is a self-shooting documentary director. They co-directed documentary short Working Illegally (2015) which premiered at Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, exploring the UK’s privatised immigration detention estate through the stories of detainees who work jobs inside detention centres for only £1 per hour. Lawyers have subsequently taken the government to court over the film’s findings.
Phil Miller is an investigative journalist and producer. His reporting on British special forces has triggered two government probes. He has worked for Corporate Watch and Reprieve, and written pieces for many publications including Private Eye, Vice, Guardian and The Times. He is currently a staff reporter for Declassified UK, an investigations unit focusing on British foreign policy.
Angus is a camera operator, video editor and photographer from the UK. He has previously worked in photography PR, art direction and construction management on a wide range of commercial productions and shoots. He holds a degree in Fine Art
Nicolai is a trained journalist and camera operator from Germany. He has written for national papers and international news sites. He has worked as a researcher and analyst in the NGO sector. Nicolai is the director and a producer of Stop the Boats (Yardstick Films 2017). He holds a degree in international journalism.