Meet the Production Team for Reds.


Executive Producer Cesca Eaton is an award winning filmmaker with extensive experience making documentaries and series for BBC, C4, ITV and Discovery. Her films include Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne (International Emmy Award for best arts programme 2011), and Bach: A Passionate Life  (Best Documentary Award at Prague International Television Festival 2013). Her most recent film is Cuckmere: a Portrait, commissioned for the 2018 Brighton Festival.


Reds is Produced and Directed by Wayward Women’s Miriam Day. Miriam trained as a fiction director at the UK’s National Film and Television School and has often dreamt of making a behind-the-scenes documentary about a football team. As a Lewes local, Reds offers the opportunity to do that in her hometown and to explore the revolutionary implications of women reclaiming a place in the world religion – football.

Associate Producer Karen Dobres is the Press Officer for Lewes FC Women. Huffington Post blogger and indefatigable social activist, Karen has organised fund-raising events for Lewes FC for several years. Throughout the 2017/18 season Karen was the ambassador of the Equality FC Campaign, producing events to publicise the team and the campaign and filing match reports every Monday to the Allison Ferns show on BBC Radio Sussex.


Cinematographer Annemarie Lean Vercoe studied at the UK’s National Film and Television School. Annemarie has shot award winning films across Africa, Asia, North America and Europe and worked with acclaimed directors including Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross with whom she shot Moving To Mars, Winner of the 2010 Grierson Shell Award for Best Documentary on a Contemporary Subject.


Sound Recordist Rory Smith has a background as a field recordist and has been collecting his own a library of ambient and natural sounds since he was fourteen years old. Rory has worked on both drama and documentaries as a location sound recordist and has a Diploma in Production Sound from the UK’s National Film and Television School.


Editor Vera Simmonds studied editing at the UK’s National Film and Television School and has worked on fiction, documentary and animation films, including the Oscar nominated short The Bigger Picture, which won a BAFTA in 2015, and Half Way, which was shortlisted for the Grierson Award for Best Cinema Documentary.