Our Team

Our People

Danielle Turkov

Founder and Executive Director


Danielle’s creative passion and specialist experience in political engagement provide the binding thread so vital to TFIP’s vision and success. Before founding TFIP, she advised the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief, liaising with the European External Action Service, and spearheaded many projects on radicalisation. This, combined with her involvement in providing a platform for women, youth, religious minorities and refugees sparked her vision to revitalise creative mediums to empower socio-political progress. Danielle's desire is to see films used as visual policy briefs, propelling emotional, lasting narratives.

Amy Shepherd

Global Impact Director


Amy leads TFIP's global strategy and every aspect of impact campaigns. She brings a wide range of legal and policy experience to TFIP, having worked in the UK, The Philippines and at the EU on justice issues spanning prisoner rights, modern slavery, free speech, freedom of religion or belief and digital rights and data privacy. Her vision is for film to creatively inspire collaborative policymaking at national, regional and international levels.

Cliff Wilson

Vision, Risk and Strategy Expert


Cliff has extensive experience in professional skills training, business and political strategy as well as film marketing. A Professional Coach, he also works supporting staff development and goal achievement.

Ella Norman

Impact Fellow


Having completed her second year abroad at SciencesPo Paris, Ella is in her third and final year studying International Relations at King’s College London. She is particularly passionate about climate injustice and data privacy. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'The Hate U Give' by George Tillman Jr. energised Ella to advocate for justice and equality for BIPOC communities and participate in a a local protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

Thomas Walsh

Senior Film & Policy Officer


Thomas is a modern languages graduate who has experience performing a variety of roles in different campaigns from policy research to hands-on ecological conservation. He has been with Think-Film in various capacities since 2017. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: ‘Samba’ by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, a film which inspired and energised Thomas to campaign against the stigma around immigration and refugees

Niya Namfua

Impact Fellow


Niya is studying History and International Relations at King’s College London. She is passionate about inclusivity, intersectionality and the amplification of minority voices. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'I Am Not Your Negro' by Raoul Peck influenced Niya to write her dissertation on the American Civil Rights Movement and explore different perspectives to better understand the complexity of race relations in America, but also more globally

Yik Kei Leung

Film & Policy Officer


Yik Kei is a Geography graduate from Hong Kong, enthusiastic to make a positive change in the world. Passionate about the power of film, Yik Kei has worked with various charities and organisations on a range of issues from sustainability to education. ------------------ Impact Film Pick: 'The Killing Fields' by Roland Joffé led Yik Kei to campaign and fundraise for education in rural Cambodia

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Dr Dwayne Menezes

Advisory Board Chair


Dwayne co-founded TFIP and was the early driving force behind its excellent relations with policy makers in the UK and beyond. He is also the Founder and Director of two London-based think-tanks, Human Security Centre (HSC) and Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI), that together manage vast international academic, policy, NGO and media networks and work regularly with the Commonwealth, UN, EU, OECD, Arctic Council, Nordic Council and other intergovernmental bodies as well as member governments.

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