Mandrake Films was founded by  Lucy Baxter.

What We Do


Mandrake Films make documentaries and current affairs for TV and digital. We also work with businesses and institutions on promo videos, events, Outside Broadcasts and training and education projects.
We work with broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and Al Jazeera, and with organisations such as Wellcome Trust, Queen Mary University, Salesforce, Kings College London and Sheffield Docfest.
We employ freelance crew, development producers and researchers on a project by project basis

We are currently offering online and face to face individual or group tutoring in documentary, news and digital production and company management. Please email for further details.


Our key staff are:


Lucy Baxter
Lucy Baxter, Managing Director

Lucy has worked as producer, executive/series producer, producer/director and production manager on shorts, features, drama series and TV documentaries for broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Al Jazeera two of which, L8r and Holloway Hairdo have won BAFTA, RTS and Silver awards. Her recent programme for Al Jazeera, Fistula Hospital, was runner up for the Japan Prize 2011. Lucy has been Series Producer and Producer/Director on current affairs series for Channel 5, Current TV, More4 News and a cross platform Live Surgery broadcast for Wellcome Trust, BBC and Guardian online.

Lucy also teaches documentary production at the London Film Academy, Documentary Film makers Group (DFG) and Queen Mary, University of London and gives seminars and talks at various organisations.

Philippa Juul
Philippa Juul, Non-Executive Director

Harvard alumnus Philippa Juul began her career as a corporate lawyer, before deciding to pause her career in favour of a family. Once her children were in school, Philippa decided to return to work but focussed on more creative endeavours. Before she studied law, Philippa read speech and drama and English literature at university and so she brings this educational background as well as her experience in theatre, acting, dance and performance to the table.

Philippa recently produced 35mm short “Red Shoes”, starring Beth Winslet.

Philippa will now be Business Development Manager for corporate clients at Mandrake Films, expanding our portfolio of films for brands and businesses.