BROADSIDE: THE BACKSTORY

Who are We?

Broadside Films is an independent Production company based in South Wales UK. We are a team of 6, with expertise in Producing, Post-Production, Camera and writing. We work with writers, directors and co-producers to take their films through from development to distrobution.We make content that is distinctive, amusing and thought-provoking. Our mission has nothing to do with genre or format, and everything to do with providing a distinctive window on the world. Our business is telling stories; funny stories, serious stories, but always human stories full of heart with a particular focus on films set in Wales.

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How it Started.

Our roots at Broadside Films go deep - back 13 years in fact, to a group of ambitious 12 year-olds with a camcorder in the seaside village of Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The name Broadside was coined then and there, and it stuck. Four years later we had made several shorts and two feature length films in and around Carmarthenshire with other aspiring filmmakers and actors alike, many of which were filmed in a community centre in Ferryside. Today, an ex-RAF shack at that very community centre is now our studio.

The OG members
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Rhydian

Tom

Dan

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Over the years the team fluctuated in numbers before settling six years ago on the strong and dedicated team of 6 that we have today.

 

In 2017, we set ourselves a little task (it was actually quite a big task!) A Short Film a Month, where, as it says on the tin, we made a short film for each month of the year. The plan was to broaden our experience in and portfolio of fiction films at the same time as expanding our contact pool with a range of crew members and actors from across Wales. We worked with different writers, directors and cinematographers to create a collection of films diverse in voice, tone and style. Ultimately, in this year we wanted to act as a small-scale production company in preparation for our longer term goals, condensing the process down into short films with very fast turnaround times. At the start of the month we would feedback and finalise the script, then pre-production, then shoot the film in the middle of the month, then straight into post-production, and repeat.

Over the Years. 

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How it's Going.

Over the years, we have worked in corporate and creative mediums, working a variety of formats and genres giving us a well rounded knowledge of the industry. 

We currently have a slate of projects from T.V Series to Feature Films in various stages of development and Production keeping the team on their toes, and we're always on the lookout for new provoking material.

The Team
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Dan

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Alun

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Ioan

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Ceri

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Rhydian

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Tom

Meet the Team

Dan

Dan Bailey

Company Director

Production Roles - Producer

Dan joined the company after working infront of the camera for some of Broadsides earlier works Dan decided to join the team behind the camera. Dan is a keen producer within the team producing many of its recent works including In Absentia, Protein & Jackdaw whilst also working on productions such as Doctor Who, Casualty and The Salisbury Poisonings.

Favourite Ice Cream: Mint Choc Chip

Alun

Alun Daniel

Production Roles - Editor/DIT

Alun came to Broadside as a freelance editor, first assisting with a training week run for Sazani Media, teaching the participants how to edit and assisting with the editing of their final pieces. Alun has worked on a number of Broadside productions, but is most proud of being an Editor on Night Maere. Alun has also worked on Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot and more recently A Bit of Light in the editorial department.

Favourite Ice Cream: Coffee

Rhydian

Rhydian Lewis

Company Director

Production Roles - Producer

Rhydian is one half of the founders of Broadside, always preferring to be behind the camera. (Although he has been known to make the odd apperance in front of the lens!) Rhydian thrives off paperwork and you'll often find him in his element writing risk assessments! Alongside Broadside Rhydian works a lot in Touring Musical Theatre working on shows such as The Book of Mormon UK & International Tour, Shrek The Musical and Annie.

Favourite Ice Cream: Banana

Ceri

Ceri Evans

Production Roles - Producer/Focus Puller

Ceri first came to Broadside when he was very young and very keen. Ceri has since worked on Broadside productions in the Camera and Electrics departments. More recently, Ceri was part of the producing team for Protein. Outside of Broadside, Ceri works as focus puller on Casualty, Holby City and Sister Boniface.

Favourite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Tom

Tom Gripper

Company Director

Production Roles - Producer/Director/Writer

Tom is the other half of the founders of Broadside. Tom has always been the creative one, writing and directing the majority of Broadsides earlier works. Tom has Produced for Broadside on projects such as In Absentia & Protein and has directed the Pilot episode for the sketch show Stuff, Things and Sarsaparilla.

Favourite Ice Cream: Honeycomb

Ioan

Ioan Ings

Production Roles -

Producer/Self Shooter

Ioan first came to Broadside on work experience. He later entrusted Broadside with the production of his short film The Dreamers (which he keeps remind the team is the most watched short film on our YouTube channel!). Outside of Broadside, Ioan works a lot in commercial media production and recently has started producing, working on Broadsides Protein and Jackdaw as Assistant Producer.

Favourite Ice Cream: Mint Choc Chip