Big Wave Team

Sarah Cunliffe

MD & Creative Director

Since setting up the company in 1995 Sarah has overseen all of Big Wave’s output and has won numerous awards and nominations for her work as executive producer and director.

Nick Stringer

Producer / Director

Nick has been directing award-winning documentaries and features for the BBC, Nat Geo and Discovery for more than 20 years. He has received numerous awards including Emmys for Lighting Direction and for Special FX. He became a co-director of Big Wave in 2000.

Mike Cunliffe

Series Producer / Director

With over 20 years broadcast experience Mike brings a broad range of knowlegde to Big Wave. Mike is Sarah’s brother!

Emma Ross

Head of Development

Emma heads up our development team. She is also a talented director and has made many of our science and wildlife documentaries.

Mark Woodward

Producer / Director

Since joining Big Wave in 2001, Mark has produced, directed and edited shows for the BBC, Discovery, ITV and Animal Planet. He has received numerous awards for his work and develops a lot of our in house ideas.

Kim Keys

Head of Finance

As a chartered accountant Kim brings a wide range of experience having worked across a number of companies from SME to PLC’s.