Polly Dooley, Executive Producer/Director
Polly is the co-creator, along with Shaun Dooley, and the Executive Producer of Got it Covered: a 90 minute primetime BBC 1 show, which included the release of an album that went to number one in the charts. To date the project has raised almost a million pounds for BBC Children in Need. She currently has several other projects in development for 20 Four 7 films.
Polly has worked extensively in theatre, ﬁlm and television. She started oﬀ working in stage management on numerous theatre shows ranging from weekly repertory to the West End, including three years on Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. She was an assistant producer on a number of gala shows including Sondeim Tonight – Barbican, Around The World – Royal Albert Hall and Comedy Tonight – National Theatre.
In television she worked in production on several commercials, promos and TV dramas both on set and in the production oﬃce. Polly then worked as an assistant agent at Peters, Fraser & Dunlop (now United Agents) representing some of the top actors in the world. She then moved to the BBC to work as a Casting Director. She also independently cast ﬁlms, promos and ran workshops for actors.
As Executive Head of Drama for TCB group Polly worked with the ﬁnalists of Britain’s Got Talent, helping them further their careers following the TV programme.
As Director of Public Relations for Xcess Media she liaised with celebrities and the press to raise awareness of the charity In The Pink. She also worked for Xcess Media as a features writer for various publications.
Polly produced two music videos, ‘Tell Me Why’ and ‘F.I.A’ for the band The Wild Things.
Shaun Dooley, Executive Producer/Director
Shaun is the co-creator, along with Polly Dooley, and the production consultant of Got it Covered: a 90 minute primetime BBC 1 show, which included the release of an album that went to number one in the charts. To date the project has raised almost a million pounds for BBC Children in Need. He currently has several other projects in development for 247 films.
Shaun has over 20 years experience as an actor, writer and voice-over artist. He has written and will be directing 20four7’s ﬁrst feature ﬁlm ’14 days’ and is looking forward to using skills he has learnt from two decades working in the business to create a fresh and high quality slate of work.
Shaun previously shot and directed the music video for “Tell me Why” by the band The Wild Things. Wanting to experience the whole process from start to ﬁnish, Shaun shot, edited, colour corrected and graded the piece.
As a writer Shaun has had two scripts commissioned by ITV. He is currently developing ideas with Hartswood, Eleven, Slim and Lionsgate.
Shaun is a British actor who regularly appears on television, theatre and in British Films. He is currently ﬁlming The Witcher for Netflix and Gentleman Jack with Sally Wainwright having just finished Innocent 2 for ITV.
Shaun’s credits include: Gunpowder, Broadchurch, Cuffs, DCI Banks, Ordinary Lies, Misfits, The Street, Shackleton, P.O.W, The Borrowers, Silent Witness, Vincent, South Riding, Warriors, Apparitions, Red Riding Trilogy, Married Single Other, Exile, Great Expectations, The Road to Coronation Street, and The Game.
His theatre work includes playing the lead in High Tide’s/ Royal National Theatre/ The Bush acclaimed production of “Stovepipe”; “Blok/Eko” for the wrestling school; Robert Frost in The Almeida’s production of “The Dark Earth and Light Sky” Directed by Richard Eyre; “Dinner with Friends” at The Park Theatre Directed by Tom Attenborough and “Lunch” & “the Bow of Ulysses” at the Trafalgar Studios Directed by Nigel Harman.
Films include: The Woman In Black, Eden Lake, The Awakening, Salvage, Blood Moon and currently in production The Corrupted and Official Secrets.
Last narration includes, SAS: who dare wins, The Dectectives and all of the Guy Martin documentaries.
Last year he directed the music video “Tell Me Why” for The Wild Things and is currently in pre production with his first penned feature film: “14 days” which he will also direct.
He received the Royal Television Society North Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Mark of Cain.
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