Nekton Films

Who We Are

Nekton has been set up by Matt Haan and Oliver Steeds. We first worked together to produce China’s Lost Sons for Channel 4 – investigating how thousands of mentally impaired people in China are being abducted into slavery.

Over the past 15 years, we’ve filmed in over 100 countries and specialise in dynamic, factual programming, often in hostile environments. We find and tell extraordinary stories in very difficult places and conditions – whether it’s 1000m underwater or under fire in Iraq.

The core of all our work is a foundation of strong, well researched journalism. We strive to make a positive impact through all our films.

Our films have been broadcast on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, PBS, ABC, NBC, Al Jazeera, Discovery Channels and the Travel Channel. They have included our own films and others we have produced, directed and presented with other production companies over the past 15 years.

Our work has been shortlisted and finalists for the Rory Peck Impact Award, Best Current Affairs Programme (Asia TV Awards), Livingstone Award for Young Journalists, Emmys and Overseas Press Awards.

China is a particular area of specialism for Nekton. In 2007, Oliver set-up Red Space Media, to produce factual programming in China, about China – both for domestic and international markets. Red Space is now part of Netkon. Nekton has offices in London and Beijing.