Paranormal WitnessAbout the Producers

Managing Director

As managing director, Dimitri has overseen the creative development of RAW TV, and managed the company's growth into new areas, forging relationships with broadcasters in the UK, US and elsewhere.

He set up RAW TV in 2000 with a small development deal from Channel 4 to make popular documentaries. After initially directing a couple of RAW films such as a PBS NOVA in Iraq, he has been executive producer for much of RAW's output, winning more awards for documentaries, journalism and current affairs.

Dimitri started his career working as one of the first generation of video journalists at 24-hour news station Channel One, winning the nomination as the Royal Television Society's Young Journalist of the Year.

After 2 years he set up a small multi-skilled unit within another independent company before freelancing as a producer/director for the BBC and Channel 4.


Creative Director

Bart Layton joined Raw TV in 2005 as creative director. Previously he worked as a producer, director, and writer for a number of leading production companies such as RDF and Diverse. Bart brings his talent for tackling controversial and challenging subject matter with tremendous visual style and journalistic rigor.

Bart has been previously short-listed for a BAFTA as well as being a finalist on two counts for Best Single Documentary at the Royal Television Society Awards. He has been finalist for the RTS Breakthrough Award and finalist for Best Documentary Series at the Grierson awards.

Amongst Bart’s recently commissioned ideas are: new series of Banged Up Abroad, Breakout, Guns are Cool, The Search for Cool, Playing the Race Card and 16 for a Day, all for Channel 4; as well as Bangla Bangers and Chop Shop – a returning series about an eccentric sports car designer in Bangladesh – for Discovery.

Bart continues to challenge conventions, producing and directing work with distinctive visual flair that pushes the boundaries of conventional story telling.

Showrunner / Executive Producer

Mark has been the Showrunner on all three seasons of Syfy's cult horror smash, Paranormal Witness.
Mark Lewis is a multi-award-winning writer and director.  He spent 8 years making current affairs documentaries for many of the world's leading networks.  It has offered him a journalistic training in the fast-lane that has proved invaluable in his work making prime time historical and contemporary dramatized films.  And it's given him the editorial skills to hunt down and deliver the real-life, spine-tingling stories that the Paranormal Witness audience demands. 
His films have won an Emmy, the New York Television Festival and the American Film and TV Award.  He has been nominated for a BAFTA, a Royal Television Society Award, a Grierson Award and an Australian Logie.

In his own words, "Working on Paranormal Witness is a real privilege.  These are real horror stories told by real people.  Bringing them to life and keeping our fans jumping out of their skins never ceases to be a challenge."

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