Ike is a founding member of NKM Media and is extensively involved in the development and production of new film and television projects. He has enjoyed a long and varied career in media. A former architect, he became a stage actor in the 90s, receiving a Best Actor award in 1996. After moving into film and TV, he shied away from the camera, turning down television roles and shifting his focus to writing, directing and producing. He has previously been involved in developing and designing graphics for computer games in the ’80s and as a videographer, shooting his first event video in 1982. Ike is an alumnus of the University of Westminster.
Journalist and mother to 2 boys and 2 girls, Judy Broadbent has written for national newspapers and magazines for almost 25 years. Well respected by editors in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA, she is regularly commissioned to write articles on their behalf. In addition to working with NKM Media and writing on a daily basis for the national press Judy is involved in PR with her own firm which she formed a decade ago and she has worked with several household names, facilitating the publishing and publicising of many books along the way.
“My bow does have a few strings but my greatest achievement by far is raising my four children. I am extremely proud of them all. With many life lessons learnt along the way, both good and bad, what I bring to NKM Media is a wealth of experience across many areas.”
“The adrenalin buzz is priceless – it means you’re getting it right”
Rob has worked in the film industry for nearly 20 years. He began his career on the Isle of Man, where credits included ”Hound of the Baskervilles”(BBC) , “Talk to Me”, “A Bunch of Amateurs” (Royal Film Performance 2008, official selection) and “ The Disappearance of Alice Creed”, co produced by Isle of Man Film and CinemaNX. Since moving to London in 2012, Rob’s activity has branched into many areas including script analysis, package consultation, associations in film sales/distribution, and investor relations. Recently Rob and Zoe Solanki were Executive Producers on the Blue Shadows production “Butterfly Kisses” which received its World Premiere at Berlinale 2017, winning the Youth Jury’s Crystal Bear for Best Film. It has subsequently won awards at the Lucca Film Festival, Italy, and the Netia Off Camera Film Festival in Krakow, Poland. Rob joined NKM Media in 2016.
Roger Evans is a film production specialist with extensive experience working on numerous productions, from low-budget independent films to big budget, major studio movies.
His experience as a line producer and 1st Assistant Director on award-winning productions make him an indispensable asset to the team. Currently one of only a few producers trained in the “Screen Advantage” financial tool for film investment, Roger has a skill set which is much in demand. He specialises in creating schedules and budgets for independent film and also advises on funding, tax credits and other financial incentives. His past credits include Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and King Arthur – Legend Of The Sword. Roger’s background includes working in the music industry as a manager and promoter and he holds a degree in Business Studies.
As a former external advisor to NKM Media, Zee recently joined the team to focus on the creation of investment materials, developing investor relations and event coordination. Starting her career at a firm of Solicitors in Bath her experience includes trading endowment polices with Europe, working for a San Francisco based boutique investment bank as well as founding Innovation hubs. Since helming her own production company, Zee found herself in demand as an expert in crowdfunding. She also runs film & music industry professional events with over 8,000 people in her London network alone. As a director of Fundsurfer, she has been involved in finance for film & TV projects as well as funding tech startups, scale-ups and property development and is due to launch a £100M film fund in the third quarter of 2018.
A former student of the London Film Academy, Ben initially worked as a corporate web designer, specialising in visual effects and 3D. Soon becoming an expert in visual effects, Ben wrote many articles on the subject and regularly published software reviews. He also provided free tutorials via his website www.effectsportal.net. Following his passion for film he directed and produced several short films and soon found his services in demand for shooting and editing commercials. Ben is a founding partner of NKM Media.
Nika is our L.A. based producer. Having formally trained in theatre performance in London, she also holds a Design degree from the prestigious Central Saint Martins. With her extensive experience in film, TV and theatre, Nika maintains a parallel career as an actor and is well known for her regular role in Showtime’s series Submission. Other credits include My Crazy Ex, The Evil Things as well as award winning independent films such as Headshots, Goldman, The Case of The Missing Case and The Abolisher. A co-founder of the acclaimed Second Skin Theatre, Nika also runs acting classes as well as social media strategies for actors and film & theatre producers. Originally born in Moscow, Nika is a fluent Russian speaker.
After graduating in Business Studies, Bharat completed his accountancy qualifications and since then has accrued over 20 years experience as financial controller. Additional experience in financial consultancy and property investment has given him a broad outlook in the world of investment and he brings this experience to NKM Media as Manager of Film Investment. His passion for the world of film has also lead him to work in front of the camera for TV, commercials and films. He is keen supporter of charities and his charitable work includes promoting fund raising for St Luke’s Hospice. He is also a member of the London branch of the global charity institute, Lions Club International.
Tineke Ann Robson
Tineke found her first love for acting as a 9 year old in theatre. She later studied at Fontys Dance Academy – Musical Theatre in The Netherlands and graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Her work as an actress, director, choreographer, singer, and dancer has been seen in a wide variety of theatre and film productions in The Netherlands, New Zealand and London. She is a teacher and coach for both actors and non-actors – teaching Connection through Improvisational Theatre, Movement and Dance and has produced theatre productions for children. Tineke has had a passion and determination for the arts in all its forms throughout her professional career and a drive for the creative process from script to achievement. She understand the importance of script development and analysis, character, plot and motivation. Her sharp eye for detail is supportive and professional. In addition to production work with NKM, Tineke helps with its social media campaigns and feeds.
Born into an artistic and culturally diverse family, Ana developed a unique perspective and a keen interest in the visual arts from an early age. Her passions include cinema, photography, theatre and art. Graduating from East 15 with a BA in Acting, Ana has since worked on both sides of the camera, and has directed and performed in several productions in both film and theatre. Ana has also run her own theatre company and recently worked as Movement Director at Voices of the Holocaust theatre. She is an accomplished photographer and oil painter in her own right and continues to develop her extensive portfolio. As a fitness enthusiast Ana also finds time to instruct fitness classes.
One eye on journalism, the other on the film industry. Alexander James is one of the small percentage of the UK’s accredited journalists working to industry standards (PTC and NCTJ). His career begun at Haymarket Publishing, and after, the booming men’s magazine market working with Esquire, FHM, Loaded and as an editor on Men’s Health, scooping many industry awards. More recently he’s worked on video, radio and print journalism in travel, health and men’s issues for titles such as Channel 4, Time Out, The Times, The Guardian, The Mirror, Metro, Sunday Times Travel, The Sunday Express, Harrods private jet magazine (Halcyon), Italia! Magazine, Hunger, Speciality Food Magazine, Square Meal, Conference and Incentive Travel, ABTA Travel Magazine and is a co-author on two books World Atlas of Street Food (Quarto Publishing) and Marathons of The World (New Holland/Fox). In addition to being a proud member of the NKM Media team, he is set to launch online interactive magazine, World Ambassadors, embracing the creative industries. More here: realexjames.wordpress.com
Zoe’s interest in performing arts started from the tender age of 2 when she attended ballet classes at a local dance school. After completing a BA in History, Zoe trained in performing arts at KS Dance followed by London Studio Centre. Zoe’s first introduction into the film world began when she was cast as ‘Serena’ the lead part in a short dance film ‘The Puppet Masters’, which she also choreographed. It was then that her love of film began.
After producing her first short film ‘Through A Mirror Darkly’, Zoe became executive producer of ‘Butterfly Kisses’, a feature film. Following this, Zoe became an assistant producer for Blue Shadows, being involved in all areas of film production from script analysis to budgeting. Zoe joined NKM Media in 2016.