An award winning and BAFTA Cymru nominated production company based in Wales (UK) who make and distribute scripted and unscripted film and TV
RICHARD PARKS: CAN I BE WELSH AND BLACK?
NEWS: We are delighted to have picked up a BAFTA Cymru Award nomination..! Richard has been nominated for the ‘Presenter’ award for his work in this film… there’s a link to the BAFTA press release HERE and a link to Broadcast article and full list HERE…
We’re very proud of this film for ITV Cymru Wales, in which Richard Parks, former Welsh Rugby International, multiple world record adventurer, and BAFTA Cymru nominated broadcaster presents a powerful, personal and at times poignant look at what it means to be Welsh and Black in today’s Wales. It features interviews with people like Ryan Giggs, actor Mali Ann Rees, Health Minister Vaughan Gething, Prof. Charlotte Williams and grime artists Mace The Great and Sonny Double 1.
We’re currently distributing our award winning short film, TWEAKS, a highly personal, singular and topical film about mental health written and directed by Jasper Warry. It stars acting legend Simon Callow (Four Weddings & A Funeral, A Room With A View, Shakespeare In Love) alongside comedian and actor Dan Skinner (AKA: Angelos Epithemiou and star of Notes on Blindness & High-Rise) and rising star Nicola Wren (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
It’s been licensed for global distribution by Shorts TV across their TV and SVOD channels (it will be available at the end of this year after the festival run) – Shorts TV also theatrically distribute the Academy Award nominated short films each year, so Tweaks is in great company. Tweaks has been selected for the following films festivals so far:
- Reykjavik International Film Festival… Nominated – Golden Egg Award
- Austin After Dark Film Festival… Nominated – Best International Director
- Flickfair Film Festival ... Winner – Best Comedy
- Nevada Short Film Festival ... Winner – Best Dark Comedy Film
- Oregon Short Film Festival … Nominated – Best Ensemble Cast
- Carmarthen Bay Film Festival ... BAFTA Cymru & BAFTA Awards qualifier
- Chapter Moviemaker ... BAFTA Cymru Awards qualifier
- 28th LA Comedy Film Festival
- Indie Shorts Awards Cannes
- Tripoli Film Festival
- Hunter Mountain Film Festival
This all feeds in to a larger project, The Point, a dark comedy drama feature film, which is itself a pilot for a TV drama series:
” THE POINT dares to tackle a painful subject with wit that never trivialises the predicament. Acutely observed… “
Francine Stock – Film critic and presenter of BBC Radio 4‘s weekly film review show The Film Programme
More news on this soon…
Hello Deer works with other production companies on projects – we are currently working with Silver Star Productions on unscripted TV – Silver Star co-produce TV with companies like Ross Kemp’s Freshwater Films, Paul O’Grady’s Olga TV, Chris Evans’ Zimple, Magnum Media and Rebel Television.
Aside from developing our own films, TV formats and projects in-house, we also offer consultancy, and have recently worked with clients like BBC Studios, Channel 5, Associated Rediffusion, Mediente, BBC Radio 4 and the World Service.
We’re currently working up various scripted and non-scripted projects for film and TV, including:
FEATURE FILM – The Point (see above) & Man Time (with Dan Films and development finance from Ffilm Cymru Wales)
SCRIPTED TV – Dealers, Powys Texas, Beyond The Horizon & Hermits
FORMATS – Roast In Peace, Sorry Not Sorry, I Wood If I Could & The Village Showdown
DOCUMENTARIES – It’s Not The End Of The World (with Rick Edwards), BAME Academy, Ambition Zero & Black Ice (with Richard Parks), Spacetime, Blowback, The Queer Screen, Kurd World Problems (with Kae Kurd), Steel Town Street Art & Diff Scene
SALES & DISTRIBUTION
Hello Deer adopts an international outlook from the outset – we sell our content internationally (where appropriate), and package and finance all our projects using our network of global distribution and finance contacts.
We also offer international sales and distribution, as well as consultancy services to other producers and rights holders.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Jasper is an award winning writer, producer and director, and member of BAFTA, with over 15 years experience in TV & film production and development of both scripted and unscripted content. He’s worked on TV programmes on the BBC, ITV, C4 & C5, with talent like Jonathan Ross, Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton, Alexa Chung and Rick Edwards, for producers like Objective, Tiger Aspect, Avalon and BBC Studios.
As a writer/director his films and screenplays have been selected for various international films festivals, nominated for and won awards, and screened on TV networks across the world. He’s developed TV projects with Channel 4, Avalon, and SO Television. He’s also an alumnus of the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab where he was selected as a writer/director, and has tutored at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He’s also composed and performed all the soundtracks on his short films.
As a documentary maker, he’s directed numerous films for charities and political campaigns, often dealing with equality and mental health issues, and recently exec produced and directed the 60′ prime time ITV documentary: Richard Parks – Can I Be Welsh And Black?
Joel has worked in TV Sales & Distribution for 19 years. Starting at Optomen Television he headed their sales department and was responsible for the global roll out of titles including Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Police Camera Action.
He went on to work for Celador & 2waytraffic selling formats that included Who Wants To Be A Millionaire before spending 10 years as SVP at DRG launching Don’t Tell The Bride as a format and scripted series Doc Martin, Peepshow and drama The Cry. Since leaving DRG in 2018 he has consulted for a number of production and distribution companies, including a spell at Sony.
Richard is a multiple world record holding polar adventurer, award winning author, ex Welsh rugby international and BAFTA Cymru nominated broadcaster.
He’s presented multiple series for the BBC and Channel 5 and recently presented and exec produced our documentary Richard Parks: Can I Be Welsh & Black? for ITV Cymru Wales.
Richard is developing programs and films around his passion for education, the environment, mental wellness, adventure, sports and social issues that matter to him.
Hello Deer Productions Ltd. is a registered company in England & Wales (No. 7019570)
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