HiddenLight Productions is a global studio creating premium documentary, unscripted, and scripted entertainment for TV, film, and digital. We celebrate the best of the human spirit and help our audiences see the world in new ways.
Founded by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sam Branson and Chelsea Clinton, the company is led by Executive Chair Roma Khanna and CEO Johnny Webb. HiddenLight is based in London, New York and LA.
We are often asked about our origin story. Sam and Johnny had approached Hillary and Chelsea Clinton about adapting their book The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience as a premium documentary series. As the conversation developed, we realized that we wanted to create a similar sort of content - we were aligned with our values, purpose and passion. It was a no-brainer to join forces and do something really special and the idea of starting a new production company together emerged naturally.
The name HiddenLight was chosen to reflect our founders’ desire to raise up new talent, diverse voices, and untold stories from across the globe. We are committed to creating films that entertain, surprise and empower; that give us hope and perhaps a greater understanding of the world.
Sometimes the world can be a dark and crazy place and people want to be able to dream, and forget themselves for a short while. We want to invite our audiences to walk in the shoes of incredible characters from all walks of life and to find themselves immersed in a story – whether that’s scripted or documentary. Stories allow us to feel deeply and that’s the greatest gift we can give.
Roma is a content innovator, and entrepreneur, with proven success growing global businesses in TV, film and distribution. She believes in the power of stories to shape how we see the world and the opportunities that content provides when it intersects with technology across infinite platforms.
Chief Executive Officer
Johnny has over 20 years’ experience running creative businesses. Firstly as a network executive, running Virgin Media TV and then as CEO of prodco Sundog Pictures. Johnny produced the Feature Doc Don’t Look Down which premiered at Tribeca and has EP’d a diverse range of shows from the hit YouTube Originals Special, If I Could Tell You Just One Thing, to the deathpenaltyfail.org campaign.
Creative Director and SVP Unscripted
Siobhan has many years of experience commissioning and making premium content across documentary, current affairs, feature docs and popular factual. Her films and series have won numerous awards including Emmys, BAFTAs, RTS’s and Oscar nominations.
Creative Director and SVP Unscripted
Amy has worked in factual television for 25 years. Previous roles include the Head of the BBC Documentary Unit and, prior to that, Deputy Head of Factual at Channel 4. Whilst at C4, she commissioned a wide range of award-winning documentaries such as My Son the Jihadi , the Murder Detectives and The Romanians are Coming as well as subsequently long running series 24 Hours in Police Custody and Hunted. Her own production credits include the BAFTA-winning Bedlam and Feltham Sings as well as BAFTA-nominated documentaries such as Grenfell: Before the Fire, Superkids: Breaking Away from Care, 24 Hours in A &E and Keeping Britain Alive.
Head of Finance
Toby brings over 15 years of finance experience across a range of TV production and distribution businesses; these include Kew Media, betty, NBC and IMG. He also has 3 years’ experience of audit and assurance with BDO.
Head of Development
Nicky has been running Development teams for over six years at companies such as Rare Day, Popkorn TV and Windfall Films.
Director of Production and Operation
Vicki’s experience spans 17 years in production management. She was Head of Production at Blast! Films. There, she worked across a slate of over 100 different series in both the US and UK, including BAFTA and Grierson award-winning documentaries, feature films, current affairs, live shows and drama documentaries, with credits including 999: What’s Your Emergency, Jeremy Kyle Show: Death on Daytime, Liverpool Narcos and Gold Rush: Our Race to Olympic Glory.
Head of Film Finance & Inclusion Strategies
Brenda is an entertainment attorney and producer with extensive experience in the film, television and music industries. Brenda was most recently a financier on the Academy Award-winning documentary Icarus as well as Won’t You Be My Neighbour and Step. She has been an executive producer on the BAFTA nominated Passing, the Emmy nominated United Skates and the upcoming The Empire of Ebony.
Over the last 25 years, Cherry has worked on numerous high-profile Emmy, BAFTA, Grierson and Academy Award winning dramas, documentaries, features and installations. Notable credits include Band of Brothers, The Hours, Natural World: The Batman of Mexico, H is for Hawk, Inside Nature's Giants and 1983: The Brink of Apocalypse. Her most recent work includes If I Could Tell You Just One Thing and In Her Hands.
David has over 30 years of strategic, operational and financial experience, mainly at international creative businesses such as Lagardere Sports and Entertainment, BBH, Hit Entertainment, Sony Music, and EMI. He is a chartered accountant and an ABM for ScienceMagic.Inc.
Katharine has worked in both unscripted production and development at the BBC, Double Act TV, Sundog Pictures and Five Mile Films.
Company Production Manager
Eleanor has worked in Production Management since 2009 working across a range of genres including documentaries, factual, live and branded content.
Asst. Management Accountant
Ragaa joined the HiddenLight team in 2021 as an Assistant Management Accountant. She has experience of working in Television, having previously worked for Sunset + Vine.
Scripted Development Executive
As an immigrant, Wei is passionate about championing stories from underrepresented and marginalized points of view. He has extensive experience in scripted television at media companies such as CBS and ABC Signature Studios. Wei also runs a non-profit program which pairs showrunners in a mentor relationship with emerging minority writers.
Liz joined HiddenLight in November 2020, having worked in news journalism at Reach PLC and ITV and in unscripted development and production and Woodcut Media.
Antonia joined the HiddenLight team in 2022 as an Executive Assistant. She has seven years of experience, having previously worked for both private and official family offices.
Junior Development Researcher
Tanicha joined HiddenLight in 2022 having graduated with a First-Class degree in Film and Moving Image, specialising in Documentary. She also has previous experience in social media.
Office Admin Assistant
After receiving First-Class honours for her degree in Film and TV Production, Michaela joined the HiddenLight team in October 2022 as Office Admin Assistant.
In every role she has ever held - as an advocate for women and kids, as an attorney, as First Lady, as Senator, as Secretary of State, and as the first woman in U.S. history to earn a major party's presidential nomination – Hillary Clinton has defied convention and stood up for what she believes. She knows more than most about setbacks – and comebacks. She has a fierce sense of gratitude for the women who have come before her, and those who inspire her today. She is a mom and a proud grandma who is determined to make the world fairer and more equal for everyone.
Sam is passionate about the power of storytelling and getting to the truth of stories, whilst finding creative and emotive ways to bring these stories to life. He has over seven years’ experience in media, developing and producing stories from around the globe. Sam’s drive comes from his desire to celebrate strong role models and to empower people to have a positive impact.He is passionate about biodiversity, the eco-system and protecting the natural world. A loving son, husband and father of two, Sam believes in telling culturally authentic stories that will create a sense of hope and optimism, and therefore generate a better future for us all.
Chelsea Clinton is an outspoken advocate for those who need it most. She uses her voice – and a lifetime of experience standing up to bullies – to defend issues of human rights, public health, the environment and climate change, and to combat the spread of misinformation, particularly online. Throughout her life, Chelsea has been dedicated to supporting young people in their pursuits to change the world around them – first as first-daughter and now as a teacher, best-selling author, and mentor. And, as a mom of three Chelsea is committed to doing everything she can to leave the world a better place for future generations to come.