Director of Photography: Stewart Menelaws
Stewart carved a career as a successful photographer in 1987. Lighting, visual effects and extreme camera techniques became his trademark. With considerable advertising campaign experience, he went on to design, direct, produce and edit TV Commercials, Documentaries and Corporate films. He is MD and Creative Director of Studio Scotland Ltd.
“I have always had a keen interest in archaeology, ancient civilisations and the mystery of life. The Daniel Project required years of research to fully understand what is a compelling subject and to that end it has been a privilege to be part of this and to meet and talk with so many interesting people in countries throughout the world.”
Head of Production: Deborah Forrest
Making her entrance on film as a school girl in the 20th Century Fox classic "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", Deborah has over 20 years experience in the media including researching, scripting, filming, directing, producing and editing documentary and factual programmes.
“With a background in research and an interest in ancient history, I first learned about this subject in the late '80s and became determined to thoroughly investigate, document and film it. I want to debunk the myths - whatever they are! However, working on The Daniel Project has had a profound affect on my life - which was quite unexpected...”
Sound Production: Keith Elman
Originally hailing from New York, Keith has been involved in professional imaging for over 20 years working closely with Stewart Menelaws. Initially cutting his teeth in photography he later moved into education, information and communication systems, network engineering, then audio engineering and sound production.
“Working on this project has been a personal challenge for me in several ways. For instance, I'm there monitoring and mixing audio for all these experts so I'm naturally keying in to every word, every sound, when all of a sudden I'm hit with a jaw-dropping statement that goes right through me. The thing is, with this project, it's hard not to take it personally.”