About Us

We are video journalists.

We know video, we know news, we know the web and technology. We know the importance of
new skills and how to present new ideas and information.

We’re portable, we’re flexible, we love to travel, get our hands dirty, work to what our clients
want but at the same time offer advice if requested to ensure the final product is actually
picked up and used. We can help de-mystify a world which is accessible to far more organisations and people than most probably realised.

Geoff Fox – MD

Deadline Digital founder Geoff Fox knows the media inside out with over 16 years of experience in journalism and communications.
Working on some of the UK’s biggest regional newspapers, including the Press and Journal in Scotland, Geoff has been a reporter, News Editor and most recently, the Yorkshire Evening Post‘s Digital Editor covering some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including the London bombings and the kidnap of schoolgirl Shannon Matthews.

Geoff also has vast experience in the world of communications, initially as the Environment Agency’s Media Co-ordinator before moving to public sector PR specialists Atlas and handling accounts for a number of NHS organisations, including Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, and the private sector.

Technologically adept himself, and aware of the media’s evolving demands, Geoff specialises in shooting and editing, re-dubbing, converting and supplying videos for a wide range of clients.

Tom Johnstone – Head of Videography 

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Tom Johnstone

Tom recently joined the Deadline Digital team with a keen interest in documentary photography and filmmaking. At Deadline Digital, Tom has been able to develop the journalistic side of his film making skills whilst allowing these interests to inform the videos he produces.

Tom has a passion for people and their stories. During his Filmmaking MA at Sheffield Hallam University, Tom produced a short documentary on the relationship of people and place, looking into the contrasts of urban and rural living. This is an ongoing project that Tom continues to develop in his spare time.

During his time at university, Tom has had runner roles with ITV, a sound mixing role with live broadcasting company Code Delta and an assistant role with Sheffield Doc/Fest. He has also worked on freelance projects, producing event and promotional videos for businesses around the north of England, which he continued to do after graduating with a distinction from Sheffield Hallam.

Chloe Neal – Video Journalist

Chloe is an experienced interviewer and since joining Deadline Digital, she has honed her journalistic and editorial skills.

She graduated from the University of Leeds with a First Class Honours in Journalism. As part of her degree, she produced a radio documentary investigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental wellbeing of NHS staff, which was nominated by the university for Best Radio Documentary at the BJTC Awards 2021.

During her time at university, Chloe completed a placement with local TV station, Leeds TV working as a reporter. She also had the opportunity to study theories of journalism at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Joshua Giles – Videographer 

Originally from New Zealand, Josh joined the Deadline Digital team in April 2022.  His passion for all things video led him to study film at YOOBEE College of Creative Innovation in Christchurch, New Zealand; achieving two Diplomas in Film and Animation and Screen Production.

At YOOBEE, Josh created a number of short films, exceeding in various roles such as cinematographer, director, and VFX artist.

Since joining, Josh has brought a new videography vision to the team and is proficient in camera, audio and editing techniques.

“From refining our ideas to conducting the interviews, Geoff handled the whole process with great professionalism, despite our tight deadlines. The resulting video has helped the Centre get coverage in all of our key target media and given us some great content for our website.”

Mel Kanarek, Project & Incubation Director, Digital Media Centre