Martha Stone Productions is a collaboration between Creative Director Sarah Broughton, Content Producer Suzanne Phillips and Business Director Bryn Roberts.
Sarah Broughton Creative Director
Sarah Broughton co-founded Forget About It Film & TV and was Head of Development originating a slate of arts and factual documentaries. From there she joined Modern Television and remained with them for seven years as Head of Development and an executive producer of a variety of 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. She set up Martha Stone Productions in 2017 and is currently developing Demolition Dad, a family feature supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales, and The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise, supported by BFI NETWORK WALES Horizons Fund. Last year she produced the arts documentary about screenwriter Andrew Davies, Andrew Davies: Rewriting the Classics, for BBC FOUR. Sarah is also a writer: her non-fiction book, Brando’s Bride and her novel, Other Useful Numbers, are both published by Parthian Books.
Suzanne Phillips Content Producer
Suzanne Phillips is an award-winning drama and factual director. She has worked for BBC TWO, BBC FOUR, BBC Wales and Channel 4 and won an RTS awards for her episode of the ITV Wales drama Nuts and Bolts. Her cinematic shorts have been supported by Ffilm Cymru Wales and have been screened in Festivals around the world. In 2017 her self-funded first feature Blue Monday won a BFI Horizons award for distribution support. She has a background in applied theatre and works with Theatre versus Oppression to give people with experience of homelessness a voice. Her short film My Favourite Thing was shown as part of the 40th anniversary Cathy Come Home events.
Bryn Roberts Business Director
Bryn Roberts has extensive experience in film and television. Having headed up Artists Contracts at BBC Wales he left to work 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. Prior to joining Martha Stone Productions Bryn ran Cancer Research Wales a charity that he is passionate about and was a trustee for ten years. He was awarded a fellowship of Bafta Cmyru in 2009. 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 who he worked closely with. He works as an independent producer with a range of established clients developing new ideas across a range of media platforms.
Martha Stone (1914-2000)
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