Basil Gelpke, a social anthropologist by training and an economist at heart, started as a gaffer in the film industry, then became one of the youngest TV journalists at Swiss TV SRF, interviewing the likes of Liza Minelli and Loriot. He went on to work as producer and later as Paris correspondent at Anglo-German business TV news channel EBC before moving to Cologne and working closely with legendary German author and publisher Johannes Gross for Premiere, RTL and Bertelsmann. He was part of the founding and launch team of n-tv in Berlin, Germany’s first 24hour news channel and he was instrumental in launching NZZ Format, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung’s unique syndicated television program.
Other clients included tv3 Switzerland, sat1 Germany, Canal+ France, Sundance Channel and Netflix as well as corporations such as Swissair, Swiss Re, Zurich and Credit Suisse.
Basil now works and lives predominantly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Valerie Lew, an engineer by training and a trouble-shooter by passion, started her career at Japan’s highly renowned NHK Television where she became their first English-speaking reporter in Southeast-Asia. After seven years of Japanese working culture she decided to set up GS Productions, a production house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which pioneered HD in Southeast-Asia. She was awarded "Best Cultural Documentary" at the Malaysian Documentary Awards 2010. Her partners in broadcasting include National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, NHK (Japan), Househunters International and Channel 4 (UK) while she has worked for corporate clients such as AECOM, Public Bank, DHL, Maybank, BP etc.
If something doesn’t work, Valerie won’t rest until it’s fixed.