Johnny Webb, Co-Founder CEO
Johnny is CEO and Co-Founder of Sundog Pictures, which he set up with Sam Branson in 2012.
He is responsible for strategy, commercials and culture as well acting as creative lead on digital shorts and executive producing Sundog’s Feature Docs, alongside Creative Director Sam Anthony.
Before Sundog, Johnny was MD of Virgin Media TV running a suite of successful digital channels including LivingTV. During his tenure LivingTV moved in to original programmes and its first returning drama. He also oversaw the launch of Virgin’s first branded entertainment channel called Virgin 1 on Freeview and led the sale of the business to Sky in 2010.
Johnny lives in Brighton with his wife, two children and his anti social dog. In his spare time he runs his local community group, puts on a free festival in Brighton every June and is a prolific producer of home grown veg.
Sundog Pictures was founded in 2012 by Sam Branson and Johnny Webb to tell stories that matter and bring new audiences to important subjects via the power of television, film and digital. Because the digital world is such a great way for storytellers to disrupt the way people think, act, share and engage, we wanted to create a different kind of production company; one based on ‘social production’, where engagement and ‘share-ability’ were hardwired into the way we tell our stories.
Sam Anthony arrived as Creative Director in 2012, later followed by Iris Maor, Director of Operations/H.o.P and most recently Claudia Lewis, Head of Factual. Sam has been responsible for crafting the award winning Reggie Yates Extreme series. Claudia’s mission is to take Sundog in to features and formats with integrity and purpose.
We recently received a Broadcast award for best Multi-channel programme for Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia and have been nominated for two RTS Awards for the same series. (results to be announced in March 2016).
We are delighted to be premiering our next feature documentary ‘Don’t Look Down’ at Tribeca film festival, New York, this Spring and we are also in production with a short series of films that are aimed to abolish the death penalty in the US and tackle the subject of the death penalty in the USA. This is in conjunction with high profile anti-death penalty activists from around the world.