RICHARD PARKS: CAN I BE WELSH AND BLACK?
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 aired on the 27th October 2020 on ITV Cymru Wales, and is now available online here.
We’ve just finished shooting a short film called TWEAKS, with Simon Callow, Dan Skinner and Nicola Wren… so far it’s been selected for the following festivals (more news soon):
- Oregon Short Film Festival – nominated for the Best Ensemble Cast Award.
- 28th LA Comedy Film Festival
- Indie Shorts Awards Cannes
- Nevada Short Film Festival
- Chapter MovieMaker (BAFTA Cymru qualifying)
It’s also been licensed by global TV and SVOD channel Shorts TV (in North America, LATAM & Spain and EMEA) – it will be available on their channels when the festival run is over at the end of this year… Shorts TV is a dream destination for any short film – aside from their global channels, they also theatrically distribute the Academy Award nominated short films each year… so Tweaks is in great company.
This all feeds in to a larger project, The Point, a black comedy drama feature film.
” 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…
We develop our own films, TV formats and projects in-house, but also offer consultancy, and have recently worked with clients like BBC Studios, Channel 5, Associated Rediffusion, Mediente, BBC Radio 4 and the World Service.
Our current slate includes:
FEATURE FILM (NARRATIVE) – The Point & Man Time (with Dan Films and development finance from Ffilm Cymru Wales)
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY – Black Ice (with Richard Parks)
TV COMEDY – Powys Texas, Hermit
TV DRAMA – Dealers, Tweaks
TV ENTERTAINMENT – Roast In Peace, Sorry Not Sorry, The National Joke Service
TV DOCUMENTARY – Blowback, Spacetime, Steel Town Street Art, The Way Back (with Rick Edwards), Diff Scene
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Jasper is an award nominated 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.
As a writer/director his films and screenplays have been selected for various international films festivals, and nominated for awards, and 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.
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.
Hello Deer is supported by Silver Star Productions for unscripted TV, who incubate and co-produce with companies like Ross Kemp’s Freshwater Films, Paul O’Grady’s Olga TV, Chris Evan’s Zimple, Magnum Media and Rebel Television.
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