Calan Films is a Cardiff based production company that make inspiring promotional films and videos for the for a range of clients as well as broadcast productions for the BBC, S4C, ITV and Channel 4.

 

Colin Davies Creative Director.

Colin is an award winning self-shooting Producer/Director with 19 years’ experience of filming producing and directing factual programmes for BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, S4C and corporate clients.  Colin has made  films for BBC1 ‘One Show’, co-produced Bafta award winning ‘Coalhouse’, produced and filmed on Channel 4 series Time Team, BBC1 science series ‘fight for life’ and numerous documentaries on science, current affairs, history and landscape.

Before establishing Calan Films Colin worked for BBC Scotland, BBC Wales and BBC Science, Documentaries and Current Affairs in London as well as numerous independent companies across the UK.

In 2008 Colin interviewed convicted Polish murderer/ novelist Krystian Bala in a polish jail and told the remarkable story about the writer who wrote a novel about a real life murder, the murder he committed! Colin has also made many documentaries for Radio 4 namely ‘Meet the Descendants’ which looked at the story of immigration in the UK.

Colin is passionate about landscape, science, history, conservation, humanitarian issues, and telling great stories and finding creative concepts to get a message across in the most engaging way. He has recently made conservation films for Welsh Government, RSPB, Snowdonia National Park and the Wildlife Trust.

Steve Lawes. Director of Photography.

Steve Lawes is a UK based cinematographer who has worked in the film, television, and commercial industries for over 20 years. His credits include several major network television dramas: the BBC’s critically acclaimed Sherlock, for which he received an RTS Craft Nomination, and a BAFTA Cymru Award; Death Comes to Pemberley, for which he received a Guild of Television Cameramen’s (GTC) Award; and two of Jimmy McGovern’s dramas: Banished, and The Street.

Steve has been the DP on international projects for Sky HD, and HBO including the feature film Skellig, and the action series Strikeback.

Rachel van Koningsveld. Producer.

 Rachel is a Media Consultant / Producer with over 20 years’ experience of working in the creative industry.

 She has previously been a Unit Manager at S4C, where she negotiated budgets and contracts with Independent Production Companies. She is also the former head of the Interactive Department at S4C where she won 3 Bafta Cymru New Media Awards.

 Rachel presented the Faraday Lectures on the Future of Interactive Television to thousands of school children in theatres across the UK and also presented the accompanying TV programmes for Channel4.

 She’s recently worked with Boom Cymru, OobEdoO, Ffilmiau Ffolyn and the Wales International Documentary Festival 2016.

 She is currently producing a multi-platform Film/Theatre dance production.

Terry Lewis. Producer.

Terry Lewis is a former BBC award winning Producer and sound engineer. Terry has over 25 years’ experience of working on documentaries for BBC television and producing dozens of documentaries for BBC Radio 4. Terry has won 5 Gold medals at “The Association of International Broadcasters”, and a bronze medal at The New York Media Festival.

As a post-production engineer Terry has edited several Sony Gold winning programmes at “The Celtic Film and Media Festival” and other international awards.

He has worked extensively in Africa, the States, India, Australia and several countries across Europe both as a producer, and sound recordist.

Terry has also worked on a number of humanitarian projects. Indeed Terry’s last project took him to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to make a documentary about rape as a weapon of War. This hard hitting documentary won Terry the “Best Investigative radio documentary” at the Association of International Broadcasters; beating entries from 60 other countries. Judges described it as “a completely engaging, harrowing and thought-provoking piece of radio. An immensely brave piece of work that stays with you long after the end”.

 Bruce Rawlings. Editor.

Bruce Rawlings is an ex BBC Director/film editor of 23 years standing who now specialises in creating observational sequences that draw on the material from multi source shoots. Bruce’s skill is, as well as being a great stroryteller is being able to incorporate a wide range of disparate shots into a film that gets the message or mood that a producer requires across to the audience.