ABOUT US

Finestripe Productions was founded in November 2005 by Katie Lander and Sue Summers.

Katie Lander

Katie Lander has produced shows for all major networks with talent such as Jonathan Ross, Sean Hughes, Alan Davies and Jo Brand. After 10 years at Channel X, of which she was one of the founders, Katie moved to Glasgow and worked at BBC Scotland as an executive producer and development executive. Among her series was The Way We Cooked, of which she was executive producer. She then ran the Glasgow office of Brighter Pictures, delivering series such as Tabloid Tales, Diet Another Day and Get A New Life. During this time she won the Glenfiddich award for Nick Nairn And The Dinner Ladies. Katie is currently running the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards.

Katie Lander

Sue Summers

Sue Summers developed and co-produced Touching The Void, the most commercially successful British documentary ever made. The feature documentary based on Joe Simpson's bestseller - which was under option to Hollywood when Sue tracked it down - has also won more than 12 international awards, including the Alexander Korda Award for outstanding British film of the year at the Baftas in 2004. Former media editor of the Sunday Times and editor of the Sunday Telegraph magazine, Sue turned to producing with the Bafta-winning Child Of The Death Camps - Truth Or Lies, the story of a man who invented his own childhood in the Holocaust, for BBC1. Other programmes she has developed and coproduced include Why Men Leave and a series on divorce mediation for Channel 4 and The Great San Francisco Earthquake - a dramatised film for C4 and National Geographic to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
Sue Summers