Annabel trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (BA Acting). She has experience in all aspects of the industry and her credits include for TV: RELLIK (BBC), GUERRILLA (Sky), LUTHER (BBC), for theatre: HEDDA GABLER (Understudy at The National Theatre and on tour as Mrs Elvsted), MUSWELL HILL (Park Theatre), OTHELLO (Leicester Square Theatre), for film: THE CARER (Hopscotch Films, Mythberg Films, Vita Nov Films), MAKING IT (Making It Productions Ltd), WHIPPED (Koto Films), and for voice over: THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE, A WITCH IN WINTER and HOW NOT TO TRAVEL THE WORLD (Royal National Institute for the Blind) and several LYNX/AXE adverts.
As well as acting, Annabel trained with Hopscotch Films in 2010 to become a Producer. She went onto work for the BBC and BFI and Honeybee Films Ltd was set up with David Cordon in 2013 where Annabel has produced eleven short films. One of the shorts: RINK was selected as part of Eastern Edge Films and Film London's: London Calling Scheme which has subsequently been accepted into Bath, East End Film Festival and London Short Film Festival where two other shorts of hers were shown.
David Cordon was born in Melilla and grew up in Torremolinos, Málaga. He studied Chemistry and went to work with a scholarship at the Ministry of Environment in Berlin as a lab technician in 2004.
David’s first foray behind the camera came during his time volunteering as a primary school teacher in the African village of Tafo (Ghana) which evolved out of a need to capture his extraordinary journey. Over the course of a year he filmed six episodes about local living, from children at the school to an 82-year-old farmer, which was featured on a Spanish TV channel. After traveling around Europe, Africa and Asia, David moved to London where a year later he founded ‘Another Lazy Sunday’ with a group of friends and fully immersed himself in film-making. He spent the years that followed directing and producing over 60 music documentaries in the UK, Berlin and Paris.
In 2013, David made his debut fiction short: Future Got No Past, produced by Annabel Bates, with whom David formed a long-lasting partnership with, resulting in Honeybee Films Limited.