Who We Are


ROB LYALL is an award-winning Director of Photography who creates stunning images in film and digital formats for clients such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, HBO Original Films, Smithsonian Channel, The History Channel, BBC, and many others. Rob is a seasoned, dynamic, and innovative cinematographer, who has worked in all corners of the world in a variety of conditions. With twenty years of experience in feature film, commercial, documentary, and broadcast production, his signature visual storytelling emphasizes a fusion of slick, high-end, commercial production with the organic and innovative world of documentary filmmaking. Rob has worked on series such as National Geographic’s Explorer, Discovery Channel’s Extreme Engineering, PBS’ NOVA, and specials such as The History Channel’s Sherman’s March and The Duel, with Richard Dreyfuss, as well as short form and feature length projects like the Academy Award-nominated film Spellbound.  Rob is a founding partner and Executive Producer at The Biscuit Factory and has multiple Emmy award nominations.


MOLLY HERMANN is a producer, director and writer whose documentary work spans genres, continents and centuries. Over the past 20 years, Molly has produced award-winning work for PBS, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Network, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and BBC America. Her work has taken her from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to a Casablanca mosque, from red rock Utah canyons to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and searching for birds of paradise in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Molly received the CINE Awards Special Jury Prize for the Smithsonian Channel program “9/11: Stories in Fragments” and an Emmy nomination for “Jefferson’s Secret Bible,” both produced in collaboration with the National Museum of American History. Molly is a founding partner of the Falls Church, Virginia-based company, The Biscuit Factory, which has been producing factual programming for the past 11 years.