Arrow Pictures creates big vision, big budget content, focusing on feature docs, high-end series and scripted projects.

The Arrow Pictures team is lead by Creative Director John Smithson, Development Executive Poppy Dixon and Managing Director Iain Pelling.

John Smithson is one of the UK's foremost documentary producers. He has been nominated for and won more than 50 international awards for his TV and film work, including an Oscar® nomination for 127 Hours, a BAFTA for Touching the Void, and a London Film Festival win - as well as a BAFTA nomination - for Sherpa. Other documentary credits include Emmy-winning The Beckoning Silence and Grierson-winner Deep Water with director Louise Osmond, BAFTA-nominated Falling Man, and HBO documentary Thrilla in Manila.

Poppy Dixon's credits include BAFTA winning The Imposter, the acclaimed hybrid movie American Animals, multiple award-winning Three Identical Strangers, both of which premiered at Sundance 2018, and Untouchable, exploring the story of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which premiered at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival. Other films she has produced include The Prince of Pennysylvania and Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web.


  • Channel 4

    Channel 4

  • History Us

    History Us

  • BBC


  • National Geographic Channel

    National Geographic Channel

  • PBS


  • Universal


  • Film4