Seraph Production employs a dedicated team of creative professionals with a track record in television and corporate video production.

Seraph's partners, Jana Murray and Sandy Chestnut, are from the UK and bring to the company many years experience in video and photography production and business management.

Jana Murray

Management

Jana's production career began in London in 1993 when she worked on a corporate news programme for Ford Motor Company at Uden Associates in Chelsea, London. She went on to produce and direct a multitude of promotional and training films for many other blue-chip corporate clients including British Airways and Shell.

In 1996 Jana moved into television, producing and writing series for the Discovery Channel and Travel Channel and developing the passion for storytelling that is so evident in all of her work.

In September 2001 Jana relocated to the UAE to assume the position of Head of Production for Dubai based production company Aether Films, producing and directing many high profile corporate films for the UAE government at a time when all of the major projects were being conceived. Projects include Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai Healthcare City.

In 2006 Jana and her business partner, Sandy, set up Seraph Production and she has since produced and directed a multitude of films, many of them in our video portfolio.

In 2017 Jana established Seraph Production Ltd based in Winchester, Hampshire, UK.

Today, she oversees Seraph's projects as Producer whilst also working as a Director/Lighting Camera Operator in the UK, Europe and internationally.

When Jana is not working you're likely to find her hiking up a large mountain or on the ski slopes.

Sandy Chestnut

Management

Sandy is one of Seraph's photographers. He is best known for his stunning underwater photos of marine life but he also specialises in corporate events and portraits, industrial, travel and nature photography. He is passionate about his work and is rarely seen without his camera.

Sandy is also Seraph's co-founder bringing with him over 30 years business management experience to the company.

After an early career with the Royal and Merchant Navy, Sandy's first company was formed in the UK in 1984, a Marine Consultancy business. He has since been closely involved with the Marine and Energy sector, holding senior management posts with Inspectorate Watson Gray in Oman, Qatar General Petroleum Corporation in Qatar and until June 2014 was Regional Head of Marine Consulting, IMEA, for DNV GL. Sandy is the founder and Managing Director of Marine Consultancy, Western Oceanic Consultants, based in Winchester, UK.

Sandy's depth of knowledge of Oil and Gas as well as many other industries has proved invaluable to Seraph and his insight into sound business practices has become the cornerstone of Seraph’s activities.

Originally from Argyll in the Highlands of Scotland, Sandy is happiest perched on the top of a mountain or underwater with his camera.

Cherbel Gabro

Production

Cherbel is our Arabic specialist, writing and producing our Arabic language film productions.

He has an excellent grasp of the Arabic language and writes beautiful scripts, working for leading companies and broadcasters across the Middle East, including Sky News, the BBC and Abu Dhabi TV.

Originally from Syria, Cherbel is now based between the UAE and the USA and is a valuable member of our global team.

Anoop Kishan

Production

Anoop started working for Seraph Production as our full time editor/animator in 2014 and continues to support us as a member of our global team, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

He has the ability to work on a range of video and animation projects, editing creatively and designing stylish animation and motion graphics treatments, as well as producing fully animated films and explainer videos.

Having spent most of his career working in the demanding television environment, Anoop is used to working fast under pressure.

He also supports our shoots as a soundman and camera assistant.

In his free time Anoop enjoys spending time with his young family.

Nick Zajicek

Production

Based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Nick has supported Seraph Production as a DOP/Lighting Camera Operator since the company's inception in 2006.

Starting out with a degree in Archaeology, Nick switched direction to follow his passion into filming and photography, initially working as a London based camera assistant on BBC studio drama before moving to Dubai in 2006 where he has since become a successful DOP.

With a keen eye for detail Nick shoots beautiful footage for our corporate and documentary projects.

When he's not filming Nick loves to travel and explore remote corners of the world.

Team Seraph

Updated on 2018-11-26T18:05:31+00:00, by Paul Gailey.