The founders of VOX PICTURES, PIP BROUGHTON and ADRIAN BATE, have long and successful track records in the industry, and are passionate about developing and producing quality, thought provoking content.
Adrian Bate, producer, co-founder
Adrian has produced and delivered over 100 hours of Primetime Drama to all the major broadcasters in the UK working with a range of talent both in front of and behind the camera. He has co-produced with other European territories and the US. Previously Adrian ran the Film & TV division of Zenith Entertainment and has Produced and Executive Produced for both Independent Producers and Broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and Sky 1. Award winning drama produced by Adrian includes: Cider With Rosie, Affinity, Two Thousand Acres Of Sky, Little Crackers and was awarded the David Puttnam Producer’s Award.
Adrian jointly produced Craig Roberts’ directing debut theatrical feature film JUST JIM – released 25th September 2015 in the UK. Through Vox, Adrian exec produced ABERFAN: THE GREEN HOLLOW in 2016 and KEEPING FAITH in 2017. In 2018, Adrian produced THE NHS: TO PROVIDE ALL PEOPLE, and Craig Roberts' second directorial feature, ETERNAL BEAUTY, via Vox's sister company, Cliff Edge Pictures
Pip Broughton, producer, co-founder
For 15 years Pip worked as a theatre director, including Artistic Directorships of Croydon Warehouse, Paines Plough and Nottingham Playhouse.
Since 1995 Pip has been working in film and television as director and producer. As producer Pip was instrumental in the development of the Sky Playhouse season and produced 17 of the series, working with first-time directors Idris Elba, Matt Smith and Polly Stenham; and acting talent including Juliet Stevenson, Stephen Fry, Stellan Skarsgaad, Ben Whishaw, David Harewood, Emma Thompson; and writers Frank McGuinness, Mark Ravenhill, Jeremy Brock, Paul O’Grady, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Sandi Toksvig.
Directing work has included several single films for Channel 4 and primetime drama series for both ITV and BBC. She jointly produced Craig Roberts’ directing debut theatrical feature film JUST JIM – released 25th September 2015 in the UK. Recently she directed the acclaimed television film version of UNDER MILK WOOD for BBC with Michael Sheen, Sir Tom Jones, Jonathan Pryce and others; and in 2016, the Bafta-winning ABERFAN, THE GREEN HOLLOW by Owen Sheers. The programme received unanimous acclaim and earned the BBC's highest audience approval rating in five years.
In 2017, Pip was the lead producer and director on 8-part S4C/BBC Wales series, KEEPING FAITH. The programme earned record viewing figures on iPlayer and eventually transferred to BBC1. The following year, Pip reunited with Owen Sheers to direct, TO PROVIDE ALL PEOPLE, which aired on BBCOne Wales and BBC2 to wide critical acclaim.
Joe Williams, head of development
Joe has worked at Vox since 2015 and is responsible for driving the company’s film and TV development slate. While at Vox, Joe script edited KEEPING FAITH, THE NHS: TO PROVIDE ALL PEOPLE, and served as Associate Producer on TIME AWAY. He is currently script editing TO PROVIDE ALL PEOPLE.
Prior to joining Vox, Joe held development roles at Channel 4’s Drama Commissioning department, Stephen Fry’s production company, Sprout Pictures, and at the London office of Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films. He has also worked as a Drama Consultant for BBC Media Action in Latvia.
Joe has strong links to exciting talent across the country through his close association with the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course, Philip Gladwin’s Screenwriting Goldmine Prize (on which he serves as a judge), and through the BBC Writers’ Room, where he has played a role in the selection process for their Drama, Comedy, and Continuing Drama schemes. He has also worked as a script editor and freelancer for numerous production companies, including BBC Studios, Big Talk, Channel 4, Film4, Focus Features, STX International.