At heart, we are a team of award-winning documentary filmmakers.

The core staff at Swift Films is small. But we have a wide range of contacts, and when necessary we work with the very best operators in the industry.

Richard Nicholls

Managing Director

Before launching Swift Films, Richard worked as a broadcast TV director and editor, working on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

A multi-skilled and technically-minded filmmaker, Richard is equally at home coming up with creative concepts as he is on location filming or pulling footage together in the edit suite.

Richard is a member of Independent Producers Scotland and has a love of cats, football, chocolate and Film Noir (in that order).

Kirsty Hemming

Head of Digital

Kirsty is a highly experienced producer having previously worked at the BBC and ITV before joining Swift Films.

Kirsty now specialises in digital marketing and analytics. She devises strategies and works on marketing campaigns to ensure that our clients’ videos reach their target audience.

Edwin Hasler

Director / Cameraman

Edwin trained in video production at the Banff Centre in Canada. He is a highly innovative director, with a flair for adapting to the needs of individual projects.

Whether self-shooting or directing a team, Edwin is a very visual filmmaker with a creative eye and an exceptional ability to bring pictures to life.

Billy Swift


Billy knows nothing about film production or video marketing.

What he lacks in transferable skills he makes up for in moral support. He keeps us zen.

Our Office

This is where the magic happens. Hours are spent in here planning and post-producing content.