Alliance Pictures associates include specialists from across the film making industry and also includes musicians, actors, presenters and historians.
A seasoned filmmaker with many years of industry experience, Roger Owen trained as a film editor and produced many award winning TV commercials. The move into broadcast documentary production has brought with it a continuation of high production values and creative story telling.
Roger Owen is the senior producer and a founder member of Alliance pictures.
Award winning documentary film maker Tony Marriner has thirty years experience working, not only in factual documentaries, but also in the corporate and advertising fields. Tony's background spans both the commercial and voluntary sector. As the founder and creative director of Greenpeace Communications he was responsible for creating many of the images which helped Greepeace become one of the world's leading environmental organisations. Having covered expeditions from polar ice caps to tropical jungles and conflicts in Angola, Rwanda, Bosnia and the Gulf, Tony is familiar with working in harsh inhospitable environmental and political climates.
Peter Caddick-Adams - Defence Analyst & Military Historian
Peter hails from Staffordshire and was educated at Shrewsbury School and Wolverhampton University, where he gained First Class Honours in War Studies. Since May 1999 he has lectured at Cranfield University, Shrivenham (the UK Defence Academy). He also lectures for Oxford and Birmingham Universities and to other audiences on military history, doctrine, terrorism, psychological and media operations. Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most experienced battlefield guides, Peter has led over 200 visits to more than 50 battlefields around the world, covering all periods in history, from the Romans to the present day.
Peter joined the Territorial Army in 1985, and currently serves as a military media advisor in the rank of major. Awarded the Territorial Decoration in 1997, in February-May 2003 he served on the staff of the UK Contingent Commander (Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burridge) during the Iraq invasion, based in Qatar and Iraq. He has written extensively on the two campaigns he personally witnessed, returning to Sarajevo in 2005. He authored the official British Army pictorial account of the 2nd Gulf War, The Fight For Iraq (2004) and By God They Can Fight! (1995)
Mark P. Donnelly
Mark P. Donnelly is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with degrees in Anthropology and Medieval History as well as Literary and Cultural Studies. He has done post-graduate work in Medieval Archaeology at the University of York, York, England. Mr. Donnelly has lectured on a variety of subjects including social, political, economic, technological and military history at Carnegie-Mellon University, The University of Pittsburgh and Chattam College (USA), University of York (England) and The Universitet i Oslo (Norway). He has received numerous academic honours including an achievement award in writing from the National Councils of Teachers of English (USA).
Daniel Diehl is an author and cultural historian with nearly thirty years experience in his field. For fifteen years Mr. Diehl headed the firm of Victorian Interior Restoration; designing, consulting and writing about the preservation of historic architecture in the United States. He has written for such periodicals as Victorian Homes, Gilded Age (which he also edited), Old House Journal, Sacred Spaces, Country Victorian, FLAIR, Tournaments Illuminated, Popular Woodworking and numerous other publications. He has served as historical consultant on such films as The Color Purple (Amblin Entertainment, 1986), Darrow (PBS Television Theatre, 1991), Baskin’s Run (Finnegan’s Wake Productions, 1994) and the video series Encyclopedia of Victorian Jewelry (Ind., 1994). Mr. Diehl’s work has won awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (US), the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Commercial Renovation magazine.
Joseph Metcalfe Movielines Music Ltd
Joseph Metcalfe is an experienced composer who brings motion pictures to life with breathtaking scores. He has confidently exploited the talents of international orchestras and also possesses an expertise for modern technology, giving the advantage of being able to deliver the right score for all production types. Joseph has scored several Hollywood feature films and has worked throughout Europe composing for television and documentary productions.
Joseph started composing music when he was 11 years old, by 16 had staged his first full length musical and recorded his first TV theme by 17. His professional career started upon graduation from the University of Southern California, where he was mentored by Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Christopher Young amongst many other Hollywood greats. Joseph is now the owner of Movielines Music Ltd and heads his own orchestra which is based in Budapest, Hungary. Having written several hours of background scores for Alliance Pictures, Joseph is proud to be associated with all of our upcoming projects.