Simon Rickards

Simon studied film-making in London and has worked in television and film for a number of years, at the BFI, Cineworld, Arqiva, BBC and Sky TV. He has a passion for all kinds of cinema genre, and has made drama, horror, comedies and sci-fi films. He established Godiva Films in 2005, and is the creative force behind our aim to make entertaining and compelling films of superior quality.  He has written and directed a number of Godiva's films and taken a lead role in every production.  

Niti Sidpra

Niti provides core management and leadership to the group, alongside Simon.  She is instrumental in shaping projects and delivering the film 'on the ground', overseeing the end-to-end film-making process for each production.

Mike Nekrasov

Mike worked on the short film 'Sorry' as cinematographer and steady-cam operator.   His photographic and cinematography expertise can be seen on a number of Godiva's short films and he acted as director of photographer on the feature film.

Cris Fells

Cris is part of the sound department team, who joined us for the Christmas 2016 shorts and provided his experience on the feature film.

Yiwen He

Yiwen is part of the Godiva publicity and social media department, working as photographer on the feature film, while managing the news feeds about its production and exhibition.

Sophie Marchant

Sophie has recorded and shaped the sound design for the majority of Godiva's short films to date, most notably the 'foley' and SFX work on 'Eve'.  She led the sound department team on the feature film.

Layla Romic

Layla has been integral to the success of many short films made by the collective, working as a camera assistant and 2nd AD and brought her skills to the shooting of the feature film.

Vicente Torres

Vicente was originally a production assistant but moved to the art department, working on 'Eve' and as special effects designer on 'Sorry', as well as on the feature film.

Augusto da Rocha

Augusto has supported Godiva as an assistant producer on a number of early shorts, including 'Retreat' in 2010.  He assisted in the festival release of British Made, which went to several film festivals around the UK and the world.

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