Quintessence expands and contracts depending on the scale of the project we are working on. With a drama or television series there could be more than 30 of us, with an intimate documentary just three. We have excellent contacts throughout the production community and we have an outstanding working relationship with a talented circle of specialists who work alongside us and complement our own production skills, on a project by project basis..

Matthew Lingard

Over the past 30 years Matthew has worked as a director, producer and series producer of television programmes, independent films and high quality corporate communication programmes. Adaptable, innovative and technically adept and experienced, he enjoys new creative challenges and exploring fresh ways of telling stories on screen. Matthew is a very hands-on producer and has often combined his producing skills with filming and editing.  With a diverse mix of television work embracing history, food, popular factual and documentary genres, Matthew has a broad range of interests and an enduring fascination for people and their endeavours.

Robin Toyne

An approachable, award winning filmmaker of 30 years’ experience, Robin is a strong believer in everyone having their own story to tell, and has directed documentaries, drama and children’s programmes for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, UKTV and Teachers TV.  He has led crews of many shapes and sizes – from tots to an octogenarian comedienne, from chaotic teenagers to actors and presenters – and has worked with a diversity of people in front of the camera!