Our Team


Alex Bescoby

Alex is a history nerd, and an award-winning documentary producer and presenter. You can see his presenter showreel here. His work has taken him to some of the less-travelled corners of the world – the back-country of Sierra Leone, the remote Peruvian Andes, insurgent-ridden southern-Philippines and far-flung corners of Burma (Myanmar). He studied politics and history at the University of Cambridge, lives between Myanmar and the UK, and is now a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Max Jones

Max is an award-winning director and cameraman, but above all is a storyteller. He has worked on an array of programmes ranging from X Factor to Top Gear, for every major British TV channel. Max studied Film Design and Production at Kingston University, and is at home in the studio as he is out in the field. He is mainly based in London, but grew up in Manchester alongside Alex Bescoby. He’s earned a reputation for being seemingly indestructible while working in remote places – no matter what nature throws at him, he keeps on filming.

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Luke Radcliff

Luke’s curiosity and experience in some of the farther-flung corners of the world make him right at home as Grammar’s shooting researcher. A doc lover through and through he started out in distribution, learning what separates the good from the great and helping award-winning factual films find the perfect audience. Now working in production to bring important and often forgotten stories to life, he’s made video for BBC’s Panorama, Sky News, and recently secured an international reporting grant from One World Media.

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Camilo is a London-based percussionist, composer and sound designer whose work covers a variety of musical cultures, from Indian classical to electroacoustic music. As a musician he has toured the world with Talvin Singh, Terry Riley, James Holden & Maverick Sabre and has worked in the studio with Nitin Sawhney and Anoushka Shankar. As a sound designer he has recorded some of the best musicians in India on behalf of the Darbar Festival and, more recently, the exquisite ‘exile songs’ of Burma’s forgotten King Thibaw.


Marcus Allender

Marcus is a travel and marketing expert with 20 years’ experience across Europe, China and Southeast Asia, and has been interviewed on the BBC, CNN and elsewhere. Setting up the online travel business Go-Myanmar.com in 2012, Marcus oversaw its establishment as the most popular and trusted travel website for the country. Marcus is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and is happiest on the road. He now spends his time planning and managing Grammar’s filmmaking expeditions – the more challenging the better! 


Charlie Smith

Charlie is an award-winning product designer who specialises in the outdoor industry Since becoming the youngest Brit to cross Iceland unsupported he has participated in and lead expeditions in diverse conditions and environments - including Greenland, Malawi, Scandinavia, Ethiopia, Austria & Iceland. Charlie is the creative whizz behind all Grammar’s graphic design needs, from websites to exhibitions for our live events. You can check out some of his existing work over on his Expedition Studios site.