Irantzu Lau-Hing-Fan

Born to Mauritian and Spanish parents, Irantzu grew up in South London and Spain. She gained a BA in Communications at Middlesex University and after this embarked on a career in post-production and production, where she worked on an assortment of film, tv, and commercial projects.

Irantzu’s intuitive nature and natural curiosity for people quickly exposed her skills for matching talent and bringing teams together. She learnt her trade at a London talent agency, booking editors and designers, before she became co-founder and managing director of Blueberry.

Irantzu loves people, making jewellery, dogs, and sunshine.

Bhavinee Mistry

Having been with Blueberry since 2011, Bhavinee is our most experienced Talent Agent.  As of Oct 2022, Bav is also Blueberry’s joint Head of Bookings alongside Kirsty. Their combined knowledge and experience, guides the bookings team to continue building on Blueberry’s good service and reputation.

A west Londoner born and bred, she worked as a casting agent before joining Blueberry to represent our long-form Editors. A huge consumer of documentaries and factual TV, her mission is to source and connect the best editors to make each project as successful as possible.

Insightful and resourceful, Bhavinee responds to briefs with swiftness and accuracy. She makes the lives of production managers and series producers much easier! Bhavinee knows her talent inside out, championing their strengths and winning them new opportunities each day.

Don’t be fooled by Bav’s chilled out demeanour, she is competitive!  A driving force in team games, she’s a regular at boxing and Kangoo classes.

Kirsty Bell

Kirsty joined Blueberry in 2014, and is one of our most experienced Long Form talent agents. As of Oct 2022, Kirsty is also Blueberry’s joint Head of Bookings alongside Bav.  Their combined knowledge and experience, guides the bookings team to continue building on Blueberry’s good service and reputation.

After graduating from De Montfort University in 2008 with a degree in Media Production, Kirsty was quick to join the TV post-production industry as a runner. Over a 6 year term at Evolutions, Kirsty gained valuable knowledge as a Library Manager and Post Producer. She also worked at Directors Cut Films before joining Blueberry.

Kirsty loves to have fun and her laugh can be heard down the corridor.  She has two children and visits family in Scotland as much as she can.

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Kim Walsh-Wright

Kim is an awesome team player loved by the whole Blueberry team. She joined us in 2013 as an accounts coordinator and is now responsible for ensuring processes, invoices, and payment cycles run smooooothly. Ultra organised and hard-working, you can always rely on Kim to make things happen.

Born in the UK to an English mum and Irish dad, Kim’s entire family moved to sunnier climes and she grew up in Tenerife, where eventually she married a Scotsman (which resulted in a strange accent that few people can pinpoint!).

Kim returned to the UK in 2013 because she just loves grey and rainy weather! A woman of the world, she has worked in many sectors and is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. She enjoys challenges and learning, and she is mad enough to find pleasure in extreme sports. Kim’s favourite imaginary food is bacon ice cream. Sadly, no one invented it yet, or have they?

Cici Tang

Cici has been a friend of Blueberry’s since our humble beginnings in a tiny office at Ealing Studios, where she spent endless hours drinking mint tea with Irantzu and being a sounding board. Her encouragement and friendship are part of Blueberry’s foundations. Cici became an accounts coordinator at Blueberry in 2010. She is responsible for collections and finance management, which she executes with incredible diplomacy and impact. She is mindful of relationships and knows how to ensure cash flows smoothly in and out for all.

Before Blueberry, Cici spent 14 years as a PA at Diva Pictures in Ealing Studios. She run the office and managed bookings, equipment, people and accounts. She also dabbled in camera work and editing, an experience which serves well in her role at Blueberry.

The most organised and humble person we have ever met, Cici is brilliant!

Carly Anchal

Carly started in the creative industries by studying Film and TV at Roehampton University. In, 2005 found her calling in Talent Management at Blueberry. Our longest serving team member, Carly, worked alongside Irantzu on bookings throughout the early years. She knows the company inside and out.

For six years, Carly led the long-form desk, specialising in documentaries, factual, and entertainment television. She was our Director of Talent Solutions, extensively building our client and talent roster and leading all agents across editing and design bookings. Since 2012, Carly has worked part-time, supporting the long-form team and overseeing our marketing activities and public relations.

Carly is balanced and considered in all things, but don’t let her peaceful nature fool you! She is focused and competitive! Carly is raising two little girls who keep her super busy outside of the office!

Anna Stesova

Anna joined Blueberry in 2018 to represent short form talent and is now a Senior Agent in the long-form team. Originally from Estonia, Anna studied Entertainment Management in Birmingham and then moved to Edinburgh to follow her dream of getting into film production.

She completed a Film and Media degree and worked as an Arts and Events assistant in a Fringe Festival venue, where she hit the ground running and took over bookings and marketing, filming performers on the side.  In her free time, Anna produces crowdfunding videos for charity.

Anna brings a calm Baltic demeanour, with tenacity and first-hand knowledge of filmmaking. We love having her on our team!

Ramon Pascual Sanchez

Ramon joined the team in 2022 as our Operations Coordinator. Not only is he brilliant at completing tasks quickly, but he enjoys proposing innovative, creative solutions to solve some of our administrative pains.

Originally from Spain, Ramon moved to London in 2013 with a suitcase full of dreams and a Kitchen Porter trial shift. His unflinching positivity and outgoing personality make him perfect for client service roles. He’s also an absolute team player. This experience, paired with his background in video editing and filmmaking (supported by a BA in Audiovisual Communication), allows Ramon to make our operations run smooooothly.

Ramon’s recent interests include playing board games, practising the 180 Ollie at his local skate park, and being one of the best Tetris players in the country.

Marilyn Fernandes

Marilyn loves to make a difference. Her career started in the non-profit international aid sector. She then moved into recruitment and joined our team in 2020.
 
Marilyn brings a wealth of experience in compliance, business development, and change management. She stands by Blueberry’s -people-first values and helps us ensure our compliance is water-tight. She keeps abreast with employment issues and policy developments so that we are always doing our best to serve freelancers.
 
In her spare time, Marilyn enjoys exploring the great outdoors and cracking tricky word puzzles.

Alise Veremeja

Alise joined us as an Agent in 2019 and quickly charmed us all with her vibrant and warm personality. She is an active listener. Her motivation makes her a fantastic team player and Agent. She enjoys the challenge of matching the skillset and personalities of talent to her clients’ brief. With a background in photography, Alise has a keen eye for design and composition—an essential tool on the short form desk.

Alise loves her lunchtime gym sessions (particularly great if you like Donkey Kickbacks and Barbell Hip Thrusts apparently) and taking her gorgeous German Shephard, Toby, for long walks.

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Francesco Imola

Francesco joined Blueberry in 2022 to support our marketing, communications, and design efforts—and has transformed the way we work!

Francesco is a Digital Arts graduate with a background in music, cultural production, and communication design. Whilst being playful with a great sense of humour, Francesco comes up with bold creative ideas that engage and inform Blueberry’s branding and creative community. He is collaborative and thorough—qualities that help him ensure our marketing outputs are smart, inclusive, and accessible.

A yoga aficionado, Francesco’s mornings begin with a few asanas. He also loves cooking, nature walks and dogs.

Huldah Boakyewaa

Huldah is one of the Long Form team’s best-kept secrets. Since joining Blueberry in 2021, she has impressed us consistently by demonstrating a talent for striking up a rapport and building relationships. Huldah is former media studies and law student. She is passionate about our industry and wants to make a difference.

Super organised and ambitious, Huldah is driven to help our Editor community achieve their aspirations and secure the most suitable talent for our clients.

Outside of work, Huldah loves being sociable, travelling, and listening to music.

 

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Tameka Gowan

Tameka joined Blueberry in early 2022, and quickly became an integral part of our team.  Initially our Bookings Assistant, she spent 6 months on the Short Form desk and is now our Long Form teams’ Bookings Co-Ordinator.    She supports Bav, Kirsty and Huldah in delivering excellent customer service to our talent community and portfolio of clients.

Tameka has always wanted a career within the creative industries. So, she graduated in Media Studies before we snapped her up.

Tameka has great instincts, is self motivated and always delivers what is needed on time.  She’s also super friendly and has brilliant communication skills, putting our clients and talent at ease.

When she’s not busy makes everyone’s lives easier, Tameka loves travelling, reading and going to gigs.  

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Farzane Shayegan

Farzane came on board in 2022 to assist our Accounts Department and has been a joy to work with ever since. Thorough and hardworking, she’s a real numbers person and loves math. But most importantly, Farzane always has her team’s back. Whatever needs to be done, she’s there to help out with a positive attitude. And her background in engineering and accounting is super helpful when it comes to solving challenges.

In her spare time, Farzane volunteers and loves to take pictures. She’s also always on a culinary adventure; she loves to cook and discover new dishes. As Kim can attest, her peanut butter and sour cherry sandwiches are divine!

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Mónika Zömbik

Mónika is our Bookings Assistant, and she’s a real asset to the team. She has a BA in Film History and Theory, so she knows her stuff! 

She’s been a Londoner for 10 years now, and in that time she’s tried out most of the hobbies on offer. She loves yoga, taking pictures, and movies. As far as music goes, she’s a fan of 80’s pop and kpop.