About Starfield Films

Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes took 750 wickets in all formats for Middlesex and Durham and won four county championships and five one day titles with Middlesex, before retiring to write and broadcast.

His first weekly column was filed for The Independent while he was still playing, he then joined the Daily Telegraph and now writes for the Times and Sunday Times. One of his 10 books on cricket – A Lot of Hard Yakka - won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 1997.

He is best known for his work on Channel 4’s ground-breaking cricket coverage where he became known as The Analyst for his insightful explanations from the VT truck for which he won a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society award.

He continued his media work with Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC and now presents a regular podcast - The Analyst Inside Cricket.

He founded Starfield Films with his Starfield Road neighbour Ashley Gething in 2019. They created, wrote and produced The Greatest Game which was first screened in November 2022 and is now on national release.

Ashley Gething

Ashley Gething is an award-winning Director and Producer.  During a twenty-year career, he’s made films for the BBC, ITV, CQzhannel 4, HBO, PBS & Netflix.

He has won a Royal Television Society Award, been BAFTA nominated and shortlisted, National Television Award nominated, nominated numerous times for the Grierson Awards (the UK’s documentary Oscars) and nominated for the Peabody Awards in the US.

Ashley has made several feature length documentaries – including The Battle of Britain featuring Ewan McGregor in the cockpit of a Spitfire, and My Shakespeare with the Australian film director Baz Luhrmann.

In 2016 he made a feature length documentary celebrating the 90 th  birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and the following year filmed with Prince William and Prince Harry for Diana: Our Mother, Her Life and Legacy. In the UK 11 million people watched the film.  The New York Times called it “a coup”.

He recently directed Charles III – Coronation Year, a documentary going behind the scenes of the King’s first year on the throne, shown on Boxing Day on BBC1, and is currently making a film in Indonesia and Sri Lanka about the impact of the 2004 Tsunami.

Anouska Spiers

Anouska is Starfield Films' legal adviser and her son is Xavier is the company mascot, featuring prominently in Starfield Road's regular street cricket matches

Anouska has over 20 years’ experience working with leading media and entertainment franchises.

She spent a decade working with Neil Blair, J.K. Rowling’s agent, overseeing all the commercial activity relating to Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.

More recently, she was COO and General Counsel for Matthew Vaughn and Claudia Schiffer’s MARV Studios, owner of the Kingsman brand.

She currently acts as commercial director of literary and brand development agency Theseus and as legal adviser to International Literary Properties.