Cornelia Street began life in 2018. We have offices in London and Dublin and produce content across a range of genres, mainly unscripted Our factual output covers subjects from epic history to food and travel to true crime and observational documentaries about pets! We love stories that have broad, international appeal in particular and have a long track record and expertise in international co-production, often working in partnership with overseas producers.
Sarah Sapper – MD
Sarah founded Cornelia Street in 2018 to combine her creative energies with her long and extensive experience on the business side of TV production. Sarah recently won a Canadian Screen Award as a producer on Enslaved and she’s just finished producing John Torode’s Ireland, which she loved as it combined food and travel, two of her favourite things! As well as running Cornelia Street’s own series, Sarah also specialises in putting together international co-productions. As Commercial Director of Blink Films for ten years, she spearheaded the factual company’s international co-productions. These included the BAFTA Award-Winning “Mummifying Alan” for Channel 4 and National Geographic, “We’ll Meet Again” for PBS and International distributors, “Noah’s Ark” for Channel 4, PBS, Nat Geo and France 5 and “Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens” for BBC and All3 Media. Before Blink, Sarah was Head of Production at Tiger Aspect, one of the UK’s largest production companies, and has extensive experience in managing large productions across a range of factual genre.
David Kerr – Director
David has also just finished directing and producing John Torode’s Ireland and has a number of factual series in development across subjects ranging from food, travel and history to his former territory of sport. Prior to starting Cornelia Street, he had over twenty-five years of experience in sports broadcasting and production. A former Head of Sport at Channel 4, David was responsible for the channels multi-BAFTA Award Winning Test Cricket and Horse-Racing coverage. He also commissioned the initial development and delivery of the Hawkeye technology that is now used in both cricket and tennis. Up until recently, he was MD at Eurosport UK for over a decade, where he ran two pay TV channels and a large in-house production operation that covered a range of major events including Olympic Games, Tennis Grand Slams and the Tour de France. He has exec produced many documentaries in the sports field, including Botham’s Ashes, The Real Alf Ramsey and a series about the life of Sir Jackie Stewart. He has also commissioned a wide range of sports feature programming.