Martha Stone Productions is a collaboration between Creative Director Sarah Broughton, Content Producer Suzanne Phillips and Business Director Bryn Roberts.
Sarah named the company after her grandmother who she remembers as ‘Inspirational, dynamic, and entertaining’. A constant reminder of the kind of material Sarah wants to produce.
Above: Martha and Sarah
Sarah Broughton Creative Director
Sarah Broughton co-founded Forget About It Film & TV and as Head of Development originated a slate of acclaimed arts and factual documentaries. She later joined Griff Rhys Jones at Modern Television developing and exec. producing a variety of original factual formats including Hidden Killers and Quizeum. Sarah was the development producer on the multiple award-winning BBC TWO single drama A Poet in New York. In 2017 she set up Martha Stone Productions to focus on drama and ideas she felt passionate about. Her current slate includes a family feature supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales Demolition Dad and The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise, supported by BFI NETWORK WALES Horizons Fund. In 2019 her first production documentary on the craft of screenwriter Andrew Davies, Andrew Davies: Rewriting the Classics, for BBC FOUR was nominated for BAFTA (Cymru). Sarah is also a writer: her non-fiction book, Brando’s Bride is currently being developed as a feature film and her novel, Other Useful Numbers, are both published by Parthian Books.
Sarah named the company after her grandmother, the inimitable Martha Stone.
Suzanne Phillips Content Producer
Suzanne Phillips is an award-winning drama and factual director. Her cinematic shorts have been shown at international film festivals & MotherLove won this year’s Best Doc‘One Love’ film Fest. In 2017 her first feature Blue Monday won a BFI Horizons award for distribution support. She has a background in applied theatre and worked with Theatre versus Oppression on a range of social change projects from homelessness to human slavery She’s currently developing her second feature and working with Companies to create original content. Suzanne can run bespoke workshops to get to the heart of your project’s potential.
Bryn Roberts Business Director
Bryn Roberts has extensive experience in film and television. After heading up Artists Contracts at BBC Wales worked in the independent sector eventually managing Barcud Derwen which became the largest facility company outside of London in the UK. Over the last nine years Bryn has worked as a Broadcasting Consultant working with companies such as Parthenon, Cosgrove Hall, S4C and JM Creative. Bryn was the founding station manager of local broadcaster Made in Cardiff. He was awarded a fellowship of Bafta Cymru in 2009. Prior to joining Martha Stone Productions Bryn ran Cancer Research Wales a cause for which he has great passion. Bryn wants to work with lovely people on exciting productions.
Mike McCarthy Executive Producer
Mike McCarthy co-founded Lakin McCarthy Entertainment and produced shows with Ruby Wax, Monty Don, Rory Bremner, John Ronson and Mark Thomas. He has a background in performing, directing and producing inspired by the innovative work of renowned theatre director Joan Littlewood with whom he worked closely. He currently works as an independent producer with a range of established clients developing new ideas across a range of media platforms.