Big Fat Gypsy Weddings producer Firecracker Films has hired David DeHaney as its first Director of Factual.
The Victory Television head of factual will work alongside Head of Programmes Jes Wilkins to boost Firecracker’s factual output.
DeHaney joined Victory in 2012 and oversaw projects including Tough Younger Teachers (BBC3), My Dwarf Family (ITV) and The Woman Who Woke Up Chinese (BBC1).
He will be joined by Mark Rossiter, another new appointment, who has joined as head of development. Rossiter also worked for Victory as well as Jamie Oliver indie Fresh One Productions and Diverse.
“I’m delighted to bring people of David and Mark’s calibre to Firecracker to help cement our position as one of the UK’s most dynamic factual indies and help us grow to the next level,” said Wilkins.
Firecracker managing director Sue Oriel added: “We have recently made a significant investment in our branded content business, a move that we are very happy with; it felt like the right time to increase our presence in the UK factual market and the hiring of David and Mark feels like a great way to do just this.”