ABOUT US

We are an award winning, female-led production company based in London. Unleyek brings a unique zealous edge to our productions, setting us apart from the rest.

 

As a team with wide ranging experience within the film industry, we base our work around three core values: innovation, impact and differentiation. These key values not only symbolise our mission to leave a mark in the world we live in, but also characterise our approach to how we work.

Our pioneering mission is to unlock hidden stories through a new lens. We aim to empower audiences to see beyond and utilise different mediums, from blockchain to traditional film, we create unique products and shed light on hidden communities.

Martina Russo

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Award-winning Producer and alumna of the prestigious NFTS (National Film Television School of London) and Scholarship winner sponsored by an English broadcasting company.

Martina has gone on to win the esteemed Discovery Channel UK competition, winning the opportunity to develop her own project with Discovery Channel. 

In 2020, Martina produced her first documentary, commissioned by an international broadcaster. Martina now works independently for a London-based production company, developing relationships with a number of international broadcasters while delivering tailored documentaries and TV shows. 

 

As well as her extensive experience in production, Martina also has many achievements in marketing.

She has delivered successful campaigns for distinguished global corporations, public bodies and NGOs such as AIESEC, The Vatican and The Ministry of Equal Opportunities. 

 

Martina has recently partnered with Brunel University London, delivering a £4 million project focusing on innovation in media, providing a platform and support for BAME young entrepreneurs. 

In 2021, Martina worked with Discovery Channel UK and BLFTV developing global TV series.

Email: info@unleyek.com

NATALIE ARLE TOYNE

Natalie Arle-Toyne

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Natalie is an award-winning Scottish-based writer, lyricist and actress. She studied screenwriting at the prestigious National Film and Television School, acting at HB Studio in NYC, and has her MA Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

 

In a previous life, Natalie did her undergraduate in Educational Psychology and still works with charities enabling and empowering young people.

Most recently Natalie was shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship 2020 award for writing and won the 2020 John Byrne Award for Community and Society.

Natalie also founded NEW INCK theatre to tell hidden stories that often go unnoticed, 'Scenes Unseen'  brought together unseen gems from Alan Ayckbourn, Patrick Marber and Athol Fugard, with world premieres from emerging Scottish playwrights. It was hailed by critics as ‘...that rare beast...a bold theatrical experiment that is also remarkably entertaining’ (Times****).

As a professional actress, Natalie’s worked extensively in the UK for large houses like the Royal Lyceum Theatre and National Theatre Scotland, and her one-woman comedy shows have toured the world. Most recently, Natalie played comedic Siobhan in BAFTA-nominated feature ‘Only You’, Eve in the pilot 'Fail' for BBC and the Comedy Unit and 'Dr Bicknell' in River City (BBC).  You'll also hear her lyrics in the Netflix feature Yaz '96 being released early 2021.

Email: natalie@unleyek.com

Annie Fulcher

Annie graduated from Bristol University with a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Sociology, extensively researching female representation in film. Annie has since worked as a Marketing Executive at Publicis Media, working closely with high-end brands such as Ralph Lauren and Clarins on their national campaigns and esteemed publications such as The Times, The Daily Telegraph and Vogue

Annie is a diligent and meticulous researcher who has also collaborated across multiple films for London based production agencies. Annie also has a background in journalism and public relations, working on the complexities surrounding eating disorders and family trauma and working with startups building their press strategies and partnerships. 

Email: annie@unleyek.com

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a new lens

Unleyek  aims to democratise  content, through funding and distributing films  through new media platforms. Embracing new technologies, such as blockchain and platforms such as Twitch.  We aim to empower creators to maintain control of their projects and have power over their distribution.

 

We feel passionately about  uncovering hidden stories to light for global audiences, and move away from studios formulaic content. As studios continue to create conventional films, we aim to collaborate with others to touch on never-seen-before topics, bringing audiences diverse content.

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