Synchronicity Films

Meet the team

  • Deanne Cunningham

    Head of Development

    Deanne Cunningham

    Head of Development

    Prior to Synchronicity, Deanne spent over a decade in various scripted roles in the UK TV and Film industry. Her most prolific producing credits include ITV hit dramas ENDEAVOUR and COLD FEET. She has script edited several award-winning shows including HUMANS (Ch4/AMC), UTOPIA (Ch4) and THE TUNNEL (Sky Atlantic/Canal+) and has worked extensively in script development including an earlier stint as Development Producer at Synchronicity. She has also produced several independent films with backing from Screen Scotland and the BFI. Deanne is a former BBC Production Trainee.

  • Claire Mundell

    MD / Creative Director

    Claire Mundell

    MD / Creative Director

    Claire is an award-winning creative executive and founder of Synchronicity. She developed and exec-produced the BAFTA and RTS winning BBC One / ABC series, THE CRY, a psychological thriller starring Jenna Coleman, adapted from Helen FitzGerald’s novel by Jacquelin Perske, which debuted to critical acclaim in the UK and internationally. With Synchronicity, Claire aimed to establish a scripted indie in Scotland with a reputation for critically acclaimed IP and now leads a slate that includes based on notable books such as Andrew O’Hagan’s MAYFLIES; Graeme Armstrong’s debut THE YOUNG TEAM; Hanif Kureishi’s THE BODY; and a limited series adaptation of The Sunday Times / The New York Times Bestseller THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris. Alongside her scripted projects, Claire produces occasional feature films with credits such as Karen Gillan's directorial debut, THE PARTY'S JUST BEGINNING; BIFA nominated ONLY YOU, starring Laia Costa and Josh O'Connor; and Andrew Haigh’s WEEKEND. Claire is a PACT Council Member and Co-Chair of Scotland’s TV Working Group.

    Well-intentioned Border Terrier whisperer.

  • Ruth Underwood

    Development Producer

    Ruth Underwood

    Development Producer

    Ruth is Synchronicity Australia’s Melbourne-based Development Producer and runs Synchronicity’s Australian slate, as well as developing her own projects as writer through Synchronicity. Ruth played a key role in Synchronicity’s acquisition of the screen rights to The Sunday Times and The New York Times best-seller THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and is now working closely with screenwriter, Jacquelin Perske, as in-house Story Producer on the adaptation. Previously in the UK, Ruth was a Script Editor, Development Executive, Assistant Producer and Story Producer for STV Productions, Shed Productions, BBC and Kudos – her credits include TAGGART, WATERLOO ROAD, STONEMOUTH, and CLIQUE.

  • Amber Saunders

    Development Assistant / Junior Script Editor

    Amber Saunders

    Development Assistant / Junior Script Editor

    Amber joined the team in 2019 after working as an Assistant Coordinator for the FANS Youth Film Festival and at GMAC film as an Operations and Communications Assistant. She started at Synchronicity as an Office Runner before gaining a BECTU Vision Trainee Script Editor placement with Synchronicity. After completing the six-month placement, she now works as our Development Assistant and Junior Script Editor.

  • Mark Young

    Chairman

    Mark Young

    Chairman

    An experienced and respected international media professional with over 20 years’ senior-level experience in large, politically complex, multi-national organisations, Mark advises on Synchronicity’s commercial affairs, strategy and distribution. Mark is a former Managing Director of BBC Worldwide and IMG.

  • Adrian Burns

    Director of Operations

    Adrian Burns

    Director of Operations

    Prior to joining Synchronicity Films, Adrian enjoyed a career in management consulting with IBM/PwC, working with a wide range of clients from the finance, banking and public sectors where he helped deliver a broad spectrum of technology-based solutions. Feeling the need to change direction, Adrian then ploughed a path into film and TV production, location managing numerous TV shows and independent movies. With over ten years industry-experience, Adrian now manages the commercial aspects of the business in conjunction with Mark Young.

  • Terry

    Team Dog

    Terry

    Team Dog

    Border Terriers love nothing more than to be tucked-up with a good book to while-away the hours and our Terry is no exception to this rule. He's constantly regaling us with his latest novel discoveries whilst waxing lyrical on which one we should rush to adapt. So far, he's got nothing away however, as we all know, every dog has its day.

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