Meet The Team

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Narinder Minhas

Co-Founder and Co-MD

 

I've been working in the TV industry since I was 8 years old, as I played the role “Gemma Williams” on popular S4C Soap ‘Rownd a Rownd’ for 10 years.

After graduating with a Welsh Degree from Cardiff University, I started working as a Researcher for Boom Plant creating children’s TV shows for S4C’s children service, Stwnsh, for four and a half years, and was part of the production and presenting team for Welsh BAFTA winning series, ‘Cic’. Recently, I've been involved in multiple productions for S4C, BBC and BT Sports, but in my spare time I like to hang out with friends, go to the gym and play netball.

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Patrick Younge

Co-Founder and Co-MD

 

I’m an award-winning journalist and creative business leader with 30 years’ experience with major broadcasters at home and abroad. Between 2010-2014 I led the BBC Television Production studio, who create and deliver some of the world’s biggest shows, and prior to that I was President of US cable network, Travel Channel Media, introducing shows like Emmy award winning ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ and global hit, ‘Man v Food’. At BBC Sport, I led the transformation of 6 Nations rugby introducing prime-time kick-offs and the 'Super Saturday' climax. I am currently a Non-Executive Director at ITV Studios and a Fellow of the Royal Television Society. 

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Gwenda Carnie

Chief Operating Officer

 

I trained as a lawyer at city law firm, Reed Smith and my roles have included: solicitor at MTV;  Senior Legal and Business Affairs Manager BBC Wales;  Consultant Solicitor for S4C, Lawyers on Demand and Wiggin; Legal Counsel and Commercial Director for the Flame Media Group and Director of Flame Corporate.   I am the Pact Council Representative for Wales, speak fluent Welsh and French and am learning to play the harp with my 9 year old daughter.  I live just outside Barry with my surfing and skateboarding husband & 3 children.  My ambition is to travel loads and meet new and interesting people.

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Cat Medi

Company Production Manager

 

I’m a Production Manager with 19 years’ experience in the industry. I began my career as a transmission PA, working on live broadcasts of daily magazine and sports programmes, before joining the BBC for 11 years, working in production management across a wide range of programming and genres. In recent years I’ve primarily specialised in live programming and events. My credits include - Living history series ‘Back in Time for The Factory’, the iconic long running BBC series ‘Crimewatch’, world renowned Opera Competition ‘BBC Cardiff Singer of the World’, coverage for the festival of Welsh culture ‘The National Eisteddfod’, as well as popular S4C series ‘Am Dro’ and ‘Iaith ar Daith’.

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Cara Ludlow

Assistant Producer 

 

I’m an Assistant Producer from West Wales, who works across Development and Production. Over the last three and a half years, I’ve helped develop a slate of high-quality programmes for a range of UK and international broadcasters which have spanned multiple genres, from documentary to specialist factual, current affairs, and factual entertainment. My recent credits include Peter: The Human Cyborg, Wales’ Black Miners, Top Of The Walks, Am Dro!, The Massacre That Shook The Empire, and America’s Child Brides.

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Becky Nunn

Series Producer

 

I’m Becky Nunn, Series Producer on BBC 2’s new competitive walking series. In my 20+ years in TV, I’ve worked on a huge range of Fact Ent and Ob Doc formats for all the major UK &US broadcasters - everything from ‘Supernanny’, ‘Cowboy Builders’ and ‘Food Unwrapped’ to ‘Countryfile Diaries’, ‘Jeremy Wade’s Mysteries Of The Deep’ and ‘My Unique B&B’. Now based in the beautiful Forest of Dean with husband, kids, cats, dog, where I love a good walk!

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Geraint Rowlands

Series Producer

 

I’m the little fella in the pic. The tall fella is former Formula One World Champion Graham Hill father of Damon. The photograph was taken at Oulton Park Circuit around 1972. A promising career in motor racing came to an end aged 7 when I woke up! The dream of playing for Leeds United or Swansea City didn’t last long either although I did manage some matches for Pontardawe in the Welsh League.

 

After all of that I started working in the media industry as a runner on drama docs. From there the journey has taken me to BBC twice, S4C as Head of Sport and Head of Broadcast, and back to programme making which is what it’s all about. I produce and direct multicam coverages especially live sport and SP various Fact Ent formats.

It’s great to work with Cardiff Productions as a freelance SP on Am Dro and it’s certainly allowed me to follow my key principles of creating content that excites, entertains and educates, and enjoying working as a team.

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Heledd Anna

Researcher

 

I've been working in the TV industry since I was 8 years old, as I played the role “Gemma Williams on popular S4C Soap ‘Rownd a Rownd’ for 10 years.

After graduating with a Welsh Degree from Cardiff University, I started working as a Researcher for Boom Plan  creating children’s TV shows for S4C’s children service, Stwnsh, for four and a half years, and was part of the production and presenting team for Welsh BAFTA winning series, ‘Cic’. Recently, I've been involved in multiple productions for S4C, BBC and BT Sports, but in my spare time I like to hang out with friends, go to the gym and play netball.

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Jess Rosenwald

Production Co-ordinator

 

I’m a Production Coordinator for Cardiff Productions. Originally from Devon, I moved to London to begin my career in TV and worked on many shows including Boswell and Johnson’s Scottish Road Trip, Britain’s Got Talent & The Apprentice. The last several years I’ve lived in Plymouth where I worked on Cornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury & The Hotel Inspector. I am now very excited and looking forward to a future in beautiful Cardiff. I love walking, the outdoor, fitness, and a good boogie.

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Jess Davies

Development Researcher

 

Hi! I’m Jess, an Aberystwythian at heart and currently residing in Cardiff. I predominantly work as a researcher, with experience across many fields in the industry including Development, Casting and as an Assistant Producer, along with being a Presenter too! I’ve worked on some exciting projects with credits including BBC1’s ‘Wales’ Black Miners’, BBC Wales/BBC3’s ‘Young, Welsh and Bossin’ It’ and heading up my own documentary ‘When Nudes Are Stolen’ for BBC3, plus work for S4C’s youth platform ‘HANSH’ and BBC Sesh. I have a degree in Sociology which compliments my overwhelming interest in society, taboo subjects and weird and wonderful stories!

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Jo Wynne-Williams

Production Accountant 

 

I have been a Cardiff based freelance Production Accountant for 26 years, working on drama's, studio productions, documentaries and films, as well as running the finances of TV companies, and still love it.

Outside of work I will often be found on my bike cycling around the Welsh countryside, having become a very keen cyclist in the last few years. I also enjoy surfing, a good mountain walk and a social outing with fun people.

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Louise Binding

Production Manager

 

I am an experienced production manager of factual programmes who has just ventured into the freelance world after ‘growing up’ in the BBC for the last 20 years!

I‘m looking forward to new opportunities, meeting new colleagues as well as reacquainting with some old ones on the ‘outside’!

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Lowri Lewis

Production Co-ordinator

Hi I’m Lowri, a fluent Welsh speaker from Aberystwyth but have since settled in Cardiff. I’m a production coordinator and I like to be organised. I have worked on dramas, commercials, Childrens TV, live magazine programmes, documentaries, and factual entertainment series.  I love shopping (my husband would say I’m a shopaholic!), seeing friends and family, going out for food, and washing it down with some Prosecco!

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Mali Rees

Researcher

Hi! I’m Mali and I’m a researcher originally from the rugby town of Llanelli. I mainly work on Am Dro!, and have worked on a range of shows for S4C and BBC like the National Eisteddfod, Vets 24/7, Young, Welsh & Pretty Skint, Cardiff Singer of the World and documentaries following the Welsh Women’s National rugby and football teams.

I love painting furniture, or anything I can get my hands on, a nice coffee, dancing in the kitchen (or anywhere), going to rugby matches and swimming in the sea. Anything fun, I’m there! 

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Nerys Glynn Rowlands

Producer/Director

With over 30 years broadcasting experience, I have specialised in live multi-camera directing across all genres as well as producing/directing factual entertainment and sport documentaries.

 

I have worked for BBC Network, BBC Wales and S4C and credits include Crimewatch, Crimewatch Roadshow/ Live, Sport including Six Nations and International Football, live events, current affairs and entertainment.

I am interested in people and their stories and having recently left BBC Wales after 37 years I am excited at the prospect of developing ideas and bringing these stories alive, in both live and non-live environments.

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Sian Boobier

Producer/Director

Starting as a runner, then drama director at BBC Cymru/Wales, I’ve produced and directed a number of series for S4C, BBC, and ITV across many genres, from drama, light entertainment, factual entertainment to documentaries, variety is the spice of life! Collaborating on creating new series, as PD and casting producer for Cardiff Productions, and seeing viewers’ reaction to these series, is so rewarding and so much fun too.

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Siôn Thomas

Producer/Director

 

Love working in telly – being producing and directing for a (very!) long time across a broad range of genres – from live sport, national events, factual entertainment and light entertainment. Freelance for 5 years after a long and happy BBC career directing Studio, OB’s and producing/directing a range of strand series and documentaries. Recent credits include Live European & Domestic Rugby (BT & S4C), Rallying (Channel 5), AmDro (S4C),Y Salon (S4C), Y Fets (S4C), National Eisteddfod Highlights (BBC Wales & BBC 4)