About Our Team
Helen is a Producer at Silver Salt Films with a strong background in international theatrical distribution, having worked across both independent and studio releases. Prior to co-founding Silver Salt Films, Helen held the role of Head of Acquisitions and Distribution at CinemaLive, where she acquired content for the company, whilst developing and executing theatrical strategies for all titles, across all territories. Helen’s team broke box-office records in several territories for multiple releases and were twice-nominated for a Screen Award (2015 runner-up, 2014). Helen has also worked within International Post Production for five years at Columbia Pictures and at UK-Indian production company, Inspired Movies.
Rachael Castell is an Associate at Silver Salt Films. She has worked in the film industry in the UK for twelve years including as Producer of the East End Film Festival and Head of Industry and Training for East End, London Comedy and London Short Film Festivals. Previously Rachael was responsible for Digital Theatre’s international screening strategy, prior to which she was at the helm of the EU-funded ‘Support Your Local Cinema’ project – conducting research into best practice for independent cinemas when communicating with audiences through digital technology.
Naomi is a Writer-Director and Producer at Silver Salt Films. She has worked in television for fifteen years making a wide range of documentaries for Channel 4, ITV, the BBC and Sky Arts. She has directed a number of programmes for Melvyn Bragg, including the final episode of ‘The South Bank Show’ on ITV. Naomi is also an award-winning short filmmaker, several of her short fiction films have screened at festivals globally, including ‘String’ (winner of several audience awards, including ‘Best Short’ at Washington DC Independent Film Festival) and ‘Join My Band’.
Claudia is an Associate at Silver Salt Films. She has worked in feature film and television for close to twenty years, including for major broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic. Claudia produced the documentary feature film ‘In the Land of the Free’ about a group of political activists condemned to one of the longest known sentences of solitary confinement, described by The Observer’s Philip French as ‘first rate documentary’. She has filmed in close to fifteen countries and has set up shoots in some of the world’s most challenging regions.