Malcolm Birkett


With a background in advertising & editorial photography, Malc is hugely
experienced and well respected in the industry having worked with many well known brands.

As photographer, director, drone pilot and editor, his vision, energy & professionalism is the driving force behind Big Dog Media.

Favourite film:

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Favourite Food:
Chicken Balti

Costa Rica

Ash Birkett

Production Manager

Ash is the all-seeing eye in the Big Dog team. Her role as production manager includes budget management, arranging logistics and co-ordinating cast & crew to make sure that everyone’s in the right place at the right time. Her keen attention to detail and love of spreadsheets means that your shoot always goes smoothly!

Favourite film:


Favourite Food:
Alpine Strawberries and a 2000 Dom Perignon P2 if you’re asking!


David Ellison

director of photography

As an experienced DoP, David has filmed internationally on both small and large scale productions. He’s great to work with – highly versatile, creative and very thorough, a terrific DoP and Operator, achieving excellent results whether the light is fading or the schedule pressing.
David captures 6K footage with his trusted RED Dragon kit and likes nothing more than a Tarantino film and a cold beer.

Favourite film:

Anything by Ridley Scott

Favourite Food:
Lamb Bhuna curry

Los Angeles

Rich Harker

art director & creative designer

Well executed, styled and targeted design collateral is imperative for any luxury
lifestyle brand wanting to rise above the noise and complete the client experience with
optimum results.
Rich’s background in the luxury yachting and lifestyle industry is renowned – he is the go-to guy for many top brands and is a superb designer being responsible for many successful industry publications and media campaigns.

Favourite possession:


Favourite Food:

Anywhere by the ocean or on a mountain!

Rob Whitrow

food photographer & cameraman

Rob’s food photography is in demand by the most demanding chefs in some of the world’s finest restaurants and hotels. He has the gravitas and calmness to work at all levels.

Rob has a keen eye for images that capture the essence or mood of any subject. His work covers staged set pieces and reportage style “captured moment”, whatever is right for the subject.

Favourite possession:

VW Camper

Favourite Food:
Hungarian Goulash