Our people

Nick Wood

Over the past 18 years Nick has worked as a Producer/Director/Cameraman specialising in documentaries, news footage and promotional films. During this time Nick set up Navigator Communications with Paul Davies as an independent production and facilitating company specialising in international standard filmmaking, production facilitation and management for television companies and independent filmmakers alike. Recent clients include WRP Group/CBS for The Amazing Race shows 13 (Siem Reap, Cambodia) and show 15 (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), National Geographic for ‘Ancient Mega structures II – Angkor Wat’ and the Discovery Channel for ‘Out of Egypt’. Nick has filmed more than 100 news features for BBC News covering Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.

To see a preview of the Amazing Race’s Cambodia episode click on the Amazing Race icon


Paul Davies

Paul has over 20 years experience as a manager, consultant, trainer, film-maker and writer within the international aid sector. He has worked extensively in south and south east Asia, as well as the Balkans, Middle East and for short periods in many regions of Africa, and on two occasions in Colombia. Clients have included leading INGOs, the UN and recently two major missions for the EU. He has written and produced many of Navigator’s films, and has published a book on Cambodia (with the award winning photographer-writer Nic Dunlop) and written many articles and annual reports for a number of leading international aid organisations.

To read a review of Paul’s book ‘War of the Mines’ click on the book cover icon.


Sothit Ear

Sothit Ear is a Production Manager/Fixer and Co-facilitator for numerous Navigator productions as well as many independent feature films shot in Cambodia including Tomb Raider (Dir: Simon West), L’empire du Tigre (Dir: Gerard Marx), Two Brothers (Dir: Jean-Jacques Annaud), City of Ghosts (Dir: Matt Dillon) and Same Same but Different (Dir: Detlev Buck). An experienced film professional Sothit has managed some of Navigator’s biggest projects including three episodes of The Amazing Race as well as several documentaries and filming projects for our International Organisation clients. Fluent in English, French, Khmer and Thai he has worked with Nick for over 10 years.


Visal Sok

Visal Sok is an Animation, Music Video and TV Commercials Director: Since 2004 he has worked for many well-known brands across SE Asia as a Director, Producer, Creative Director and Art Director. Currently he’s interested in directing short and long feature films based on his self-penned scripts. Visal is also a music Executive Producer and in 2005 founded KlapYaHandz, Cambodia’s first independent music label, specialising in Khmer Hip Hop, Contemporary Khmer urban music and remakes of 60′s era Khmer pop songs with an urban edge. Visal is currently directing a 16-part drama series for the BBC Television Trust. Navigator recently collaborated with Visal on producing an innovative new 15 minute animation film for young people entering the garment sector worldwide. The film, funded by the International Labour Organisation and the Levi Strauss Foundation, can be viewed on-line in our Recent Projects section.


Jose Encinas

Jose Encinas has twenty years experience working in graphic illustration and design. Over the past three years, he has broadened his expertise to include 2D animation, storyboarding and post-production. Originally from Spain, Jose is currently based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and works with a variety of clients worldwide. A partial list of these includes: International Labour Organization (ILO), World Food Programme (WFP), Levi Strauss, Open Institute, Support Worldwide and Better Factories Cambodia (BCF). Nick and Jose have teamed up to write and illustrate (respectively) three comic books for the International Labour Organisation and the Levi Strauss Foundation. Currently they are working on graphic novel for ILO Bangkok on Social Protection and Gender issues.

Jose Encinas

Nic Dunlop

Nic Dunlop is a Bangkok-based photographer, filmmaker and author represented by Panos Pictures. His work has appeared in numerous publications world-wide. He has written for the Sunday Times Magazine, Granta and Prospect. He has also worked for the Mines Advisory Group, Care, Greenpeace International and UNICEF. In 1994, he published a campaigning book on the devastation wrought by landmines with Paul Davies entitled ‘War of the Mines’. He recieved an award from the Johns Hopkins University for Excellence in International Journalism for exposing Pol Pot’s chief executioner, Comrade Duch. His Book, ‘The Lost Executioner’ detailing Duch’s discovery was published by Bloomsbury in 2005. In 2011,’Burma Soldier’, an HBO feature documentary he co-directed, won the Grand Jury Prize at the United Nations Association Film Festival.

Nic Dunlop

Bona Khoy

Bona Khoy has worked as a video editor and post production supervisor with Navigator Communications for more than 14 years. Bona began his career as an editor with the UN and has continued his passion for editing in the private sector working on numerous international aid and broadcast documentary projects. Bona regularly edits BBC News features on Cambodia and has been an inspiration to many young film students starting out in the business through his regular teaching slots at the Cambodian NGO Support Children and Young People (SCY). In recent years Bona has added photography to his repertoire and is a regular contributor to UNICEF publications and the organisations website.

Bona Khoy

Michelle Deignan

Michelle lives and works in London. Her career as a film and video editor has encompassed a broad range of visionary factual films for Non-Profit, Broadcast and the Creative Industry sectors. Broadcast credits include work on the groundbreaking Channel 4 current affairs series “Dispatches” , the highly acclaimed “9/11 – The Missed Opportunities” for Channel 4 International and the penetrating documentary on avoidable blindness around the world, “Seeing is Believing” for BBC World. Her non-broadcast work has included films for, Apple Europe, Amnesty International, The Department of Communications at Downing Street, UNHCR, RedR and The Economist. Michelle also shares her wealth of video editing experience with others through devising and facilitating training course for film and video professionals.

Michelle Deignan