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: CLIMBING OUT OF LOCKDOWN
This is our new 60′ documentary for ITV Cymru Wales, in which ex-Welsh rugby international and world record holding adventurer Richard Parks journeys across Wales to try and better understand how Covid has affected his, and all our mental health.
Here’s an article on: ITV News.
It airs on Tuesday 15th march 2022 at 8pm on ITV Cymru Wales, and online here (click the poster below):
THE ABSURD MAN
We’re currently distributing our award winning short film, TWEAKS (trailer below), 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 in EMEA on 27th May 2022
- 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 ABSURD MAN, a dark comedy drama feature film, which is itself a pilot for a TV drama series:
” THE ABSURD MAN 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…
RICHARD PARKS: CAN I BE WELSH AND BLACK?
We are delighted that this picked up a 2021 BAFTA Cymru Award nomination… Richard was 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.
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 Absurd Man (see above) & Man Time (with Dan Films and development finance from Ffilm Cymru Wales)
SCRIPTED TV – Dealers, Powys Texas, Beyond The Horizon & Hermit
FORMATS – Roast In Peace, Sorry Not Sorry, The Family Petrait, I Wood If I Could & The Village Showdown
DOCUMENTARIES & FEATURES – 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, Prison Breaks
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 (he is a member of BAFTA Cymru’s North Wales committee), 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 and Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Labs 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? He is currently producing and directing Hello Deer’s follow up: Richard Parks – Climbing Out of Lockdown.
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.
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