Particle6 was launched in 2015 with the aim of connecting diverse audiences with content that’s educational, provocative and exciting.
Combining our science, comedy and drama backgrounds with cutting-edge technology, we pride ourselves on finding innovative ways to tell new stories.
Each project has a dedicated team who provide consistency and quality at every stage of the process. Our diverse range of talents and combined expertise will always find the creative solution for your needs.
Every member of our team is committed to telling your story. We’ll always add a cutting edge to your brand by transferring our combined skills and experiences directly into your project.
With our varied pool of knowledge, we can bring fresh and unique perspectives to every venture - consistently ensuring the highest quality end product.
Founder and Executive Producer
Executive Producer Eline Van Der Velden grew up in Curacao, the Dutch Antilles and has been working in online video content for the last 10 years in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and London. Eline has written, directed and produced shows for BBC iPlayer, Endemol, MakersChannel, BBC Three and BBC Teach, and won Best Online Comedy twice at the Lovie Awards. Eline studied physics at Imperial College London and is very serious about tennis.
Ann (she/her) joined Particle 6 in 2020 as an Executive Producer. She is a former lawyer who has written, directed and produced shows for ITV, BBC Three and Channel 5. Ann has nearly 8 years of experience in the TV industry creating hard-hitting crime documentaries, current affairs and factual entertainment, and since joining Particle 6 has led the team on a wealth of projects.
Vice President, Content & US Distribution Strategy
Veteran TV Exec Raj Kalra (he/him) joined Particle6 in 2021. Prior to joining the organization, he spent 12 years working for US-based companies Disney, Marvel and A+E Networks where he worked in a number of global roles across Programming, Content Strategy, Distribution and Brand Management. A graduate of the improv program at UCB, he has a love for laughter, music, TV, yoga and fantasy football. Raj currently resides in South Korea with his all-male band of husband, 2 sons and 2 male dogs.
Unscripted Development Consultant
Claudia joined Particle 6 in 2020, having previously developed and exec-produced a wealth of programmes, including the BBC's The Young Apprentice, Channel 4's Four Rooms, BBC 1's The Truth About strand, and Channel 5's Why Can't I Sleep?. Claudia's passion is developing smart, popular-factual ideas that bring a fresh perspective to traditional subjects.
Cinematographer and Head of Post Production
Filip started his cinematic journey in 2008 by making a short film using a mobile phone which earned him a national film award. He developed his skills as a camera operator in the biggest Polish TV network, TVN, and later he worked as a DP on multiple BBC and commercial productions. He's delivered multiple broadcast projects as editor, motion graphics designer and animator, and now is our head of post-production. He’s been with Particle 6 since 2015.
Producer and Director
Marie-Claire Thomas (she/her) is a self-shooting Producer/Director and Cambridge graduate in Modern and Medieval Languages. Marie-Claire loves getting her teeth into topics ranging from climate science to anthropology, adventure, human rights, education and even heavy industry. She has filmed internationally for broadcasters such as Discovery, National Geographic, and the BBC, and for corporate clients such as WWF, Red Bull, the Luxembourg government and German Ministry for the Economy. She has extensive experience working on animated features. Marie-Claire is hostile environment trained and has filmed in some of the remotest parts of the world. Her independent short films have won awards at festivals in the UK and internationally. She is a keen rock climber and stone sculptor in her spare time.
Producer and Director
Silas Elliott (he/him) is an Anglo/Australian filmmaker and recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied Biology. Silas has filmed internationally for clients such as Greenpeace, the BBC, Channel 4 and the Royal Air Force. His films have made official selection for the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica film festival, and won ‘best short’ and ‘best student short’ at the Earl’s Court and New Forest Film Festivals respectively. Silas’ new found passion is for scuba diving!
Producer and Editor
Heather (she/her) joined Particle 6 in 2017 whilst balancing a degree in Film Production at the University of Westminster. Her specialities in Post Production and editing have reached festivals, where she has won awards and nominations at the Kodak Commercial Awards, Learning on Screen, and the Royal Television Society Student awards. Heather’s work has been seen in Phoenix, Beijing, Brussels and London, and as a passionate environmentalist, dog lover, and mental health advocate, she hopes one day to encompass all these things in a film.
Fabian has been perfecting his craft for editing since he was young. Prior to Particle 6, Fabian worked on videos and short films from a broad range of countries, including Japan, Germany and New Zealand. Since joining Particle 6, Fabian has edited projects for the BBC and Amazon, as well as a host of corporate clients. Alongside his love for editing is Fabian’s love for Christmas jumpers.
Nicole (she/her) is a recent graduate of UCL where she studied English Literature before joining Particle 6 in 2020. Her modules in American film and literature saw her travel to the States in 2019 where she spent time on set for a Tesla commercial. As a lover of writing and reading, Nicole has researched projects for the BBC, and hopes one day to adapt story books to the screen. When not working, Nicole can be found running in circles round a track.
Comrie Saville-Ferguson (he/him) is a Scottish writer who recently graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he squeezed in an English degree whilst writing, performing, producing and directing comedy as part of the Cambridge Footlights. He has toured across America and South East Asia with the troupe, and has taken his own shows to the Edinburgh Fringe (his hometown) three times. He loves writing sketches, making music, and pretending his addiction to TikTok is market research.
Junior Production Manager
Amelia (she/her) is an English Literature graduate from the University of Cambridge, where she produced comedy shows in Cambridge, London and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was secretary of the Cambridge Footlights. She joined Particle 6 in 2021 and is a lover of all things admin. Outside of work she can be found embroidering and laughing at the stitch name 'encroaching gobelin'.
Assistant Producer Intern
Nel Richards (she/her) is currently a student at Cardiff University studying Welsh & Journalism. An editor for the university’s newspaper, she writes weekly articles, and also curates radio shows and podcasts; in which she discusses all things Welsh. Nel has worked on TV programmes with S4C and ITV and would love to see the Welsh language go from strength to strength in global media. Outside of work, Nel can be found admiring her fox-like sheepdog.
Nick DeBrito is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied Computer Engineering. Throughout his time in college, he struggled to figure out whether he wanted to pursue business or engineering, so after flip-flopping between the two majors a few times, he decided to study computer engineering while getting involved in a business club. After a year of being a member of UCSC’s ISMA club, he became an officer for them. Through that he was able to land an internship over the summer as a Business Development Intern. This experience is what lead him to want to join Particle 6 working in a similar role. He is also very passionate about bouldering!