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…
Its World Premiere will be at the prestigious Oregon Short Film Festival (25-28th Feb 2021), where it’s been nominated for the Best Ensemble Cast Award.
It’s also an official selection at the brilliant 28th LA Comedy Festival (live screening dates TBC), which is the California Premiere.
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…
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.
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. We’re currently working up various scripted and non-scripted projects for film and TV, including:
FILM – The Point & Man Time (with Dan Films and development finance from Ffilm Cymru Wales)
SCRIPTED TV – Dealers & Hermit
TV FORMATS – Roast In Peace
DOCUMENTARY – The Way Back with Rick Edwards, Black Ice with Richard Parks & 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.
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