Mark Robinson
Mark RobinsonCreative Director
Before starting Wise Owl Films, Mark worked at ITV in Leeds and Newcastle for over 25 years, creating over 200 different series and prime-time specials for ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky.
LUCY SMITHDevelopment Executive, Formats &
From marijuana-smoking nuns to dogs saving Britain, Lucy’s development career has revolved around Fact Ent formats that raise the nation’s eyebrows. Prior to joining Wise Owl Films, she has thrived in teams at BBC Creative Label, betty, Firecracker Films and MultiStory Media, with credits including You Are What You Wear (BBC1) and The Big Flower Fight (Netflix).
James Knight
James KnightDevelopment Executive & Series Producer Specialist
With a background in science, extreme environment and history-based programming spanning over 15 years, James is an award-winning series producer who has worked for a host of broadcasters including Discovery, The History Channel, CBBC, ITV, Nat Geo and Channel Four.
KAy Beaumont
KAy BeaumontProduction
Kay works as Production Executive at Lime Pictures looking after Wise Owl Films in Leeds as well as Lime’s Liverpool-based Press and Digital department. Kay worked at ITV for 15 years where she production managed shows including I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, Saturday Night Takeaway, Loose Women, Judge Rinder & It'll be Alright on the Night.
Charlotte Topliss
Charlotte ToplissProduction
Charlotte has been working for production companies in the North of England since 2006 on a variety of reality, factual and entertainment programmes including The Valleys, Snog Marry Avoid?, Most Haunted and Coach Trip.
Lindsey completed a Media & Communication degree at the University of Leeds in 2018. During this time she was Assistant Director for the Leeds Rag Fashion Show and TIME.LESS - raising over £10,000 for Leeds Mind and Dementia UK and winning the National Student Fundraising Award - Event of the Year.
Nathalie Mayer
Nathalie is a published photographer and documentary filmmaker in the early stages of her filmmaking career. During her time studying a Masters in Documentary Filmmaking at the Northern Film School, Leeds, she worked as a cinematographer and producer on a number of short student documentary films.
Kariim is a Leeds-born filmmaker who has written, directed and produced films that explore black masculinity and the black British experience. He has a keen interest in telling stories that reflect the lives of ‘real people’.
Yuko Crawford
Yuko CrawfordProduction
Scarborough born and bred, Yuko graduated from the University of Leeds in 2020, prides herself on her Northern roots and even competitively represented her county at the Yorkshire Swimming County Championships when she was younger. She is passionate about making sure that there are opportunities in television for talented people in the North and strongly values the diversity this brings.
RooOfficial Working From Home Dog
Roo the Cockapoo is the development team's resident Zoom hound. When not raising her woof in pitch meetings, she spends her working days dreaming of squirrels, glow-in-the-dark balls and long walks in the Yorkshire Dales.
SnowyOffice Dog
Snowy, our official office dog, is a six-year-old female Lakeland terrier. When not sleeping on the office sofa or barking at the photocopier, Snowy loves chasing squirrels in the park, eating pizza crusts and watching wildlife documentaries on TV.
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