Shoot The Messenger was established in 2019.
It has since grown into an award-winning collective of UK filmmakers with a desire for producing hard-hitting short films, documentaries and music videos - with a 'story-first', honest approach to filmmaking and visual storytelling.
In 2021, STM received the inaugural National RTS Young Filmmaker Award for our short comedy I Will Despise You.
Hailing from Hong Kong, Joe Luk is a an award-winning cinematographer and VFX artist. With a technical and creative eye for visuals, Joe has gone on to work on projects for Adidas, Chelsea FC, Scandit and Karro Food Group. He is currently a Head of Visual Effects at LA-based Triller Inc. - working with top music talent represented by Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.
Max Tobin is a Birmingham-based filmmaker. Since 2015 he has written and directed narrative short films, documentaries and music videos that have screened at national and international festivals. He currently works as a writer/presenter for the BBC, where he is developing a long-form series.
Oli Thomas is a producer and the business brain of Shoot The Messenger. Having worked within the performing arts world, he has produced multiple successful drama productions for the Edinburgh Fringe and has since been produced the our recent short film and commercial projects.
Almir Datoo is a producer, writer and filmmaker who joined Shoot The Messenger in 2020. With his experience as the Festival Director of the LUMA Film Festival and working across numerous short film projects, he has since produced our latest upcoming film 'RE: Inconsolable Despair' and works on location across HETV drama productions.
Originally from the West Midlands, Ed Whyte is an Editor who manages the post-production and final delivery of all Shoot The Messenger projects. He is currently works as an Assistant Editor at Aardman Animations.