William founded Secret Channel Films (SCF) with Victoria Barrell after having worked in the film industry for several years, as a writer, producer and script editor. SCF is dedicated to making high quality and distinctive independent features with a strong social message.
SCF is currently finalising a number of feature film projects slated for 2015-17. These include: Football Kingdom, a darkly compelling satire about corruption in sport; The King of Notting Hill, the explosive true story of British black power leader Michael X; The Emissary, a spy thriller based on the recently discovered diary of the ill-fated lawyer who conducted secret peace negotiations between Chamberlain and Mussolini during the appeasement crisis of the 1930s; and Cry Me a River, a dark Euro-style noir thriller set in England and South Africa.
Victoria has been line producing and producing since 2009 and four of her films have gained her seven international awards. Her debut as Producer, Queens of the Cage (which she also directed) won Best Documentary Short, LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood.
Her first feature work was production managing Jamie Thraves’ award winning feature Treacle Jr before she went on to produce Svengali (dir. John Hardwick) starring Martin Freeman and Vicky McClure and released by Universal. Victoria’s recent feature films include Amar, Akbar and Tony (dir. Atul Malhotra) and feature documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (dirs: John McKenna and Gabriel Clarke). Victoria joined forces with William Dingli in 2015, forming Secret Channel Films to make commercial, British films for the international marketplace.
Rik is based in the UK and has worked as a producer and executive producer for the past 12 years. As a documentary filmmaker he made critically acclaimed films for several major broadcasters. In addition he devised a number of successful programme strands including I-crime (AETN) and Unseen Confessions (Five).
As a film producer he made the movie Flick starring Faye Dunaway which was accepted in competition at a number of major horror and sci-fi festivals.
He is currently the producer and co creator of a new Channel 4 crime series to be aired in the spring 2016. In 2015 he teamed up with William Dingli and Victoria Barrell to form Secret Channel Films.