Archive for the ‘My Projects’ Category
The trail for my recent Channel 4 commission Naked & Invisible was launched on Facebook yesterday – 1M views on day one, 2.7M and growing on day two. Commissioned from Showem Entertainment and featuring body painting double world champion Carolyn Roper.
Now up to 5.8M views with a reach of over 15M – a record for Channel 4, E4 and All 4 on Facebook
My latest commission to go live on All 4, as reported in Broadcast.
All 4 signs up YouTube’s Emily Hartridge
YouTube star Emily Hartridge is to create a series about the pressures of turning 30 for All 4. Channel 4’s multiplatform video service has ordered six episodes of Oh S**t, I’m 30! from producer Spirit Media. The series will explore the pressures of hitting the landmark, with each episode tackling a different subject including work/life balance, aging and exploring your sexuality in your 30s.
The show was ordered by multiplatform commissioning editor Adam Gee. Executive producer Matt Campion said a life panic is “something everyone can relate to” on a milestone birthday. “It’s a very real issue that Gen Y are having their life crisis much younger and are faced with the big questions about whether their lives have turned out as they envisaged,” he added. “This series sees Emily light-heartedly experience these very real dreams and fears and bring them to the small screen.”
Hartridge, who recently turned 30, hosted Virgin Media’s The Snap on YouTube after creating her own weekly show “10 Reasons Why…”, which drew over 3 million viewers a month.
Some feedback I just came across for this series while preparing a very dull document – background on the commission is here.
The Black Lesbian Handbook is brilliant. Storytelling at its finest.
I watched the black lesbian handbook, very insightful
I just watched the black lesbian handbook very interesting documentary I learnt a lot about the gay community here and abroad #LGBT
Watching Peep Show, keep getting ads for “The Black Lesbian Handbook” the most Channel 4 show imaginable.
The black lesbian handbook docs on channel 4 is so fascinating!
This is a documentary project I’m really proud of. I recently commissioned the 2nd series this time set in Atlanta, Georgia but featuring some of the people who appeared in the London-based 1st series.
Channel 4 has really got behind it promotion-wise and it’s doing really well, finding a significant audience on All 4.
What’s particularly pleasing is the warm reception online like these:
Here’s a brand-funded short form series I’ve been working on recently.
Article by Matthew Campelli courtesy of Broadcast.
Samsung sponsors All 4 supper club format
Atomized Entertainment is to produce an ad-funded pop-up restaurant format for Channel 4’s digital service.
My Pop-up Restaurant, funded by Samsung Home Appliances, follows six aspirational cooks as they start supper clubs.
The six-part series will launch as part of All 4’s Shorts service in November and was ordered by multiplatform commissioning editor Adam Gee.
Atomized chief executive Zad Rodgers said: “Supper clubs and pop-up restaurants are the latest expression of Britain’s entrepreneurial passion”.
Atomized has previously worked with British Gas on ad-funded online series Home Truths last summer.
The show forms part of a seven-figure, year-long deal C4 agreed with Samsung in March.
Full article is here
Example thumbnails for Channel 4 shorts
A message from
James Rhodes, pianist & campaigner for music education
19 Mar 2015
We have had our first campaign success with Don’t Stop the Music – and it couldn’t have been done without your tireless campaigning.
Ofsted have agreed to include a ‘broad and balanced curriculum’ in their inspections of schools.
This is great news! It is the first step in helping ensure that children have access to a proper music education. It could not have been done without your support.
And on Tuesday night, I got to speak in parliament to members of the House of Lords and House of Commons about our concerns and what we need to do to protect music for future generations.
I had the opportunity to discuss our findings from the initial stages of Don’t Stop the Music; findings that gave me sleepless nights. Music education is in desperate need of support from the Government, and with May’s election fast approaching I need your help to make sure music education is not forgotten in the next Parliament.
We need consistent funding, not a post code lottery, opportunities for children to progress beyond their first musical experiences, more action from Ofsted, a trained teacher in every school, and school accountability measures (league tables and the like) which value music properly.
What I am asking your help with now, is making our voice as strong as possible.
If we have 100,000 people signed up to this campaign by the start of May, we will be able to make sure music education is not side-lined by a future Government.
So I am asking for your help, once again, to ensure more children have the opportunity to play musical instruments – please forward this message to your friends, put the petition link on Twitter and Facebook and get as many people as possible to sign up to the campaign
Thank you, thank you and thank you again.
Sign the petition here (it takes literally a minute)