Ellen Windemuth is the owner and CEO of the company. She founded Off the Fence in 1994 after working for Fremantle and Atlantis. Under her leadership the company acquired, produced and co-produced over 6,000 hours of content. Ellen is a seasoned Executive Producer and Distributor, and has produced over 400 hours to date herself. She is the Treasurer of the Jackson Hole Trust and a Board Member of the Wild Talk Festival as well as an Advisory Board Member for Realscreen London.
She is active in conservation and land development, has three children and a great passion for the outdoors.
Emre oversees all production originating from the Amsterdam office, including Off the Fence's episodes of the 'Megafactories' series as well as one-off specials and wildlife series ranging in topics from crime to health, from science and technology to wildlife conservation. Emre has developed and produced multiple award-winning documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, History, ID, MSNBC, and TLC. He is currently in production for a wildlife and science adventure series for PBS and National Geographic.
Kate has been freelancing for Off the Fence Amsterdam's production arm for the past four years. Her self-shooting producer skills have brought her to the seven continents of the world, from the Antarctic to filming the last herd of elephants in the horn of Africa.
With a background in marine zoology and a Master's degree in wildlife filmmaking with NHNZ, she has produced multiple episodes of National Geographic's Megafactories series and is currently producing two episodes of a six-part series for PBS and National Geographic.
Sam is a Junior Associate Producer. His responsibilities are diverse and he is involved in all aspects of the production process, from shoot coordination and gear maintenance, to assisting in the field and post-production. Sam joined the Amsterdam production team in 2011 after completing an internship in Off the Fence’s operations division, going on to assist on productions for MSNBC, National Geographic and PBS. Graduating from the University of Liverpool, Sam has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, specializing in media communications & creative design.
Philipe is the Edit Assistant for the production team, charged with the technical aspect of project workflow and media management. After receiving a degree in audio production and specialising in sound design, Philipe worked in audio post production for TV advertising and short films within Europe before interning and later joining Off the Fence full time in 2015.
Ed is the dedicated researcher for Off the Fence, Amsterdam. He primarily works in all aspects of development but also assists with the production process and with graphic design. After graduating with a BA (hons) degree in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Southampton, Ed worked as a news researcher and writer in the UK before joining Off the Fence in 2015.
Having graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Film and Television Production from the University of York, Zivile started her career at Off the Fence in 2014 after completing an internship with the company. She continues to specialise in production management and currently is a Production Coordinator working on projects for National Geographic.