About us

Stories aren’t just fun – they’re essential to what makes us human.

Telling the right story can shift attitudes, sell products and swing elections. Whether an organisation succeeds or fails can come down to whether they’re telling the right story, in the right way.

At Catsnake we harness the three truths which make storytelling so powerful:

1. Humans seek out stories
2. Humans enjoy stories
3. Stories define our beliefs and actions

In short, we make audiences care, share and act.

We are The Story Agency that thinks big and gets stuff done. So far we’ve helped the National Trust, the BBC, brands, charities, PR agencies and a 1000-year-old castle get smart with their storytelling. We’ve made issues such as recycling and food labelling into runaway viral campaigns and delivered real impact by helping organisations secure policy and behaviour change.

We know that stories can change the world. Let us help shape yours.

Meet The Team

Edward Dark

Edward Dark

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ed is a multi-award-winning and highly skilled Director with over 10 years experience. Ed’s work has been screened at film festivals, gone viral and won multiple industry awards.

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Stephen Follows

Stephen Follows

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Stephen Follows is a writer, producer and storytelling consultant. He is an expert in how to use storytelling to achieve measurable, pre-defined goals and has taught staff at numerous major organisations including the BBC, Google and the National Trust.

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Sarah McDonnell

Sarah McDonnell

Head of Production (Maternity Cover)

Before joining Catsnake, Sarah was Head of Production at 2 Sides TV for 7 years, producing programmes for BBC Learning, Channel 5, S4C, CITV, Channel 4 and Cartoonito.

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Nicky  Hawkins

Nicky Hawkins

Strategist

Nicky has worked in charity communications for fifteen years, putting the heart into tough issues like climate change, child poverty and human rights.

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Sophie van Voorst

Sophie van Voorst

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Upon graduating from an MA in Film & TV studies, Sophie pursued her passion for storytelling through working in production.

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Claudia Moore

Claudia Moore

Director of Financial Operations

Claudia studied Management Science in and holds an MBA.After a lengthy career as an Executive Management Consultant in Telecoms and Defence with KPMG she took a 8 year career break to look after her three children.

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