I have twenty years’ experience working as a producer, freelance and employed, for large and small media organisations, on high profile and challenging projects across digital, broadcast and theatre.
I am BAFTA and Royal Television Society nominated for my work and I have also produced, or supervised, content that won a Broadcast Digital Award and an IVCA Clarion Gold Award.
I work innovatively to develop, scope, budget and pitch ideas from scratch, as well as work across pre-production, production, post, delivery and evaluation as a one-person operation, or as part of a large production.
Most recently, I have been working for BBC Children’s InHouse Productions as a Senior Producer. I also have solid experience of producing my own work – doing both R&D and touring work – raising funds from co-producers, businesses and funding bodies, such as Arts Council England.
In 2020, I produced two films for iPlayer, as part of my work as a senior producer at BBC Children’s InHouse Productions – The Birth of Venus and Gone. These shorts for the teen audience were produced, shot and delivered entirely remotely during the 2020 lockdown, with a full crew, cast and team all working from home. The films were also staffed and created by a team made up entirely of women and/or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and/or people from the LGBTQI community. Find out more about The Birth of Venus and Gone here.
I created, developed and produced After The DG – BBC Children’s Instagram drama for 13-16s, which was a teen spin off of the highly successful CBBC drama, The Dumping Ground. I also wrote the Bailey episodes of this production. Find out more about After The DG here.
I oversaw all digital and interactive bespoke content for the BBC/ZDF/Netflix show, The Worst Witch, during its four series run. I developed, produced or supervised a number of exciting and new digital productions, including Zapchat and Ethel’s Hallowed Hall of Magical Fame. I also script edited and directed some of this content, which was nominated for a Broadcast Digital award in 2020. Find out more about The Worst Witch here.
I’ve overseen digital and interactive content for the highly successful and much-loved CBBC show, The Dumping Ground, since 2016. I have been involved in many different types of content while doing this work, with highlights including producing Sasha’s Contact Meeting, for which I received a BAFTA nomination, and The Joseph & Taz Files, for which I received a Royal Television Society nomination. Find out more about Sasha’s Contact Meeting and The Joseph & Taz Files here.
I created, produced and directed The Shakespeare Project, which was a collaboration between theatre and grime music artists, developing a new grime-music-inspired Shakespearean performance style, with BSL choreography. Find out more about The Shakespeare Project here.
I created, produced, wrote the lyrics and script and facilitated outreach for #ChipShoptheMusical – a grime-meets-brass Yorkshire musical. The show toured fish & chip restaurants to sold-out audiences and told the story of a shy, young, wannabe MC – Ayla – and her disillusioned, middle-aged, brass-loving employer – Gram. Find out more about #ChipShoptheMusical here.
I directed, edited and produced The 30 Minute Merchant (of Venice). Find out more about The 30 Minute Merchant here.
I have worked as Senior Digital Producer and Digital Producer on multiple deadline-critical and high-profile projects for many leading UK and global organisations, including: Channel 4; Mickey & Mallory Ltd; NHS; BBC; Granada; The Telegraph; Disney; Discovery Communications Group; Endemol Productions; and Orange Communications.
My digital work for the Channel 4/TwoFour prime time series, Bedtime Live, won the IVCA Clarion Gold Award. Some of my other highlights are launching the Animal Planet channel rebrand live in 27 countries globally, working as a duty editor for Big Brother 3 Online, producing live, rolling Fame Academy content, creating all the online content for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, Ships guide, Spiders guide and Snakes guide, which was translated globally and interviewing Steve Irwin.