Hal's recent production credits include The Promise (written and directed by Peter Kosminsky), Endgame (starring William Hurt and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Pete Travis), The Trial of Tony Blair (with Robert Lindsay) and the BGP winning satire on the Blunkett Affair, A Very Social Secretary. He also Executive Produced the BAFTA winning two part drama BRITZ by Peter Kosminsky for Channel 4 and Confessions of a Diary Secretary for ITV.
Hal began his career as a documentary researcher with acclaimed satirist Jon Ronson and director Saul Dibb before working at BFI production division (now the UK Film Council), where he helped set up The Script Factory. In 1997 he moved to Stone City Films, where he developed and produced innovative factual drama including the BAFTA-nominated King of Chaos, Newborn and Kidnap. He also penned and produced the award-winning docu-drama Atomic Inferno. As well as a number of shorts including Saul Dibb's Payday, other credits include the critically acclaimed feature documentary GAME OVER: KASPAROV AND THE MACHINE.
Hal co-founded Daybreak Pictures with David Aukin in 2006.
David Aukin is one of the UK's most respected drama producers, responsible for some of the UK's biggest films and critically acclaimed television dramas.
For Film, when Head of Film at Channel 4/Film 4 from 1990-98, he commissioned more than 100 films including three films by Mike Leigh - Secrets and Lies, Naked and Abigail's Party, two films by Danny Boyle - Trainspotting and Shallow Grave, 3 films by Ken Loach - Ladybird, Ladybird, Riff-Raff and Raining Stones, Neil Jordan's The Crying Game, Richard Curtis' Four Weddings and a Funeral, as well as The Madness of King George, The Red Violin, Welcome to Sarajevo and Brassed Off. 2013 saw the worldwide theatrical release of David's feature film, Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray and directed by Roger Michel.
For Television, David has executive produced the multi-BAFTA winning The Government Inspector, about the death of Dr David Kelly; the first major drama on 9/11 - The Hamburg Cell - which has been shown around the world; and the award-winning A Very Social Secretary about the David Blunkett/Spectator affair . Since setting up Daybreak Pictures with Hal Vogel he has executive produced the Peter Kosminsky and RTS and BAFTA-award winning Britz; Alistair Beaton's The Trial of Tony Blair; the award-winning and critically acclaimed Endgame, the highly praised and BAFTA nominated series by Peter Kosminsky, The Promise and Paula Milne's The Politician's Husband.
For Theatre, David ran the Hampstead Theatre for 8 years. During that time he produced many new plays including the premieres of Brien Friel's Translations, Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man and Mike Leigh's Ecstasy and Goosepimples. He went on to be the Director of the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester where he opened the worldwide hit Me and My Girl with Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson. He was then appointed the Executive Director of the National Theatre alongside firstly Peter Hall and then Richard Eyre.
Megan Gilbert recently graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Education with English and Drama. During her time there she was involved in more than 30 productions, including the Footlights Pantomime, the European Theatre Group and the Cambridge American Stage Tour. She was part of the team that produced the original student production of SIX the musical, which has now been nominated for five Olivier Awards. Before joining Daybreak Pictures, Megan worked as an office runner for Tinopolis TV.