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Dauntless Pictures is a film and TV production company founded in 2013 by Ruth Sewell and Joanna Thapa. When we started Dauntless, we were driven by the desire to shine a light on people who have been underserved by media and by society as a whole, people who grew up in circumstances not too dissimilar to our own. We want to share these kinds of stories, not only because they fit with our ethos, but because they are so much fun. 

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RUTH SEWELL has written and directed a diverse range of shorts, documentaries, and promos, and is developing a slate of projects for film and TV.


Her short Countryphile won the Special Jury Prize for Writing at NBFF and the WFTV Lifetime Shorts Award. Her documentary for The Guardian From the Bronx to Yale premiered at Sheffield DocFest. 

JOANNA THAPA is a Producer and Line Producer working in film and TV whose credits include the upcoming Netflix series The Letter for the King, The War of the Worlds (BBC One/Mammoth), and Gwen (BFI/BBC Films/Film Cymru).


She recently wrapped on the film Supernova (BFI/BBC Films/The Bureau) starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. She produced Countryphile and From the Bronx to Yale for Dauntless.

She was the recipient of an award from the BFI to attend their year-long development programme with Screen Arts International.

In 2016 Joanna completed her Diploma in Script Development from the National Film and Television School.


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