About Bad Wolf

Bad Wolf was founded to create ambitious, imaginative and relevant drama for the UK, US and global TV markets.  An independent scripted production company based in South Wales, London and Los Angeles, Bad Wolf is the result of over 15 years of creative collaboration between founders Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and the production and creative community of Wales. 

The Bad Wolf story began when Jane, Julie and DOCTOR WHO head writer Russell T Davies, re-imagined the iconic series and decided to base the production in Cardiff, where it remains to this day.  DOCTOR WHO was the spark that led to a drama renaissance in the Welsh television industry, that saw TORCHWOOD, THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, SHERLOCK, ATLANTIS, MERLIN and CASUALTY all shoot in the Welsh capital and build a creative community that continues to this day.

After relocating to Los Angeles to lead BBC Worldwide Productions and Adjacent Productions, Jane and Julie continued to bring innovative drama production to Wales with three seasons of the award-winning series DA VINCI’S DEMONS for the US Network Starz and a global audience through Fox International.  Bad Wolf is their third act. 

Just as the ninth Doctor’s companion Rose Tyler scattered a message to the Doctor via BAD WOLF, throughout time and space, the Bad Wolf team has sent a message to the world that Wales is a centre of creative excellence, built around a vibrant production industry. 

Enjoying a strong partnership and launched with support from Welsh Government, Bad Wolf founded Wolf Studios Walesa world class production facility in Cardiff, and Screen Alliance Wales, an education and training scheme to engage with emerging talent to grow, nurture and build skills across the creative industries. 

Why Wales?  It was always about Wales, a country that embraces the arts and industry in equal measure.  

God’s own country of beauty, poetry, history and hard graft.

Filming in Wales transformed the lives of founders Jane and Julie. After working all over the world, they knew there was only one choice of home for their new production company, Bad Wolf.  Wales had the breadth, depth and capability necessary to grow its creative industries.

In founding Bad Wolf Jane and Julie have started a production company that is creating drama with global reach, that is building worldwide momentum for the local industry with the ambition to provide employment 52 weeks of the year for the crews and establishing Wales as a long lasting centre of excellence.

 

 

 

Sefydlwyd Bad Wolf gyda’r bwriad o greu drama uchelgeisiol, greadigol a pherthnasol ar gyfer marchnadoedd teledu’r DU, yr Unol Daleithiau a’r farchnad fyd-eang. Cwmni cynyrchiadau sgriptedig annibynnol yn Ne Cymru, Llundain a Los Angeles yw Bad Wolf, a chanlyniad dros 15 mlynedd o gydweithio creadigol rhwng y sylfaenwyr Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner a chymuned gynhyrchu a chreadigol Cymru ydyw.

Dechreuodd stori Bad Wolf pan wnaeth Jane, Julie a Russell T Davies, prif awdur DOCTOR WHO, ail-ddehongli’r gyfres eiconig honno a phenderfynu lleoli’r cynhyrchiad yng Nghaerdydd, ac yno y mae hyd heddiw. DOCTOR WHO oedd y sbarc a arweiniodd at adfywiad drama yn y diwydiant teledu yng Nghymru, ac a welodd TORCHWOOD, THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, SHERLOCK, ATLANTIS, MERLIN a CASUALTY i gyd yn cael eu saethu ym mhrifddinas Cymru gan greu cymuned greadigol sy’n bodoli hyd heddiw.

Ar ôl ail-leoli i Los Angeles er mwyn arwain BBC Worldwide ac Adjacent Productions, parhaodd Jane a Julie i ddod â chynyrchiadau drama arloesol i Gymru gyda thair cyfres o DA VINCI’S DEMONS ar gyfer rhwydwaith Starz yn yr Unol Daleithiau ac ar gyfer cynulleidfa fyd-eang trwy Fox International. Bad Wolf yw eu trydedd act.

Yn union fel yr anfonodd Rose Tyler, cydymaith y nawfed Doctor, neges i’r Doctor oedd yn treiddio trwy amser a’r gofod trwy BAD WOLF, mae tîm Bad Wolf wedi anfon neges i’r byd fod Cymru’n ganolfan rhagoriaeth greadigol sydd wedi ei hadeiladu o gwmpas diwydiant cynhyrchu bywiog.

Gan fwynhau partneriaeth gref a’i lansio gyda chefnogaeth Llywodraeth Cymru, sefydlodd Bad Wolf Stiwdio Blaidd Cymru, cyfleuster cynhyrchu gwych yng Nghaerdydd, a Screen Alliance Wales, cynllun addysg a hyfforddiant i ddenu talent newydd er mwyn tyfu, meithrin a datblygu sgiliau ar draws y diwydiannau creadigol.

Pam Cymru? Roedd hyn wastad am Gymru – gwlad sy’n cofleidio’r celfyddydau a diwydiant.

Gwlad o harddwch, barddoniaeth, hanes a gwaith caled.

Fe drawsnewidiodd ffilmio yng Nghymru fywydau’r sylfaenwyr, Jane a Julie. Ar ôl gweithio ledled y byd, roeddent yn sicr mai dim ond un dewis o gartref oedd yna ar gyfer eu cwmni cynhyrchu newydd, Bad Wolf. Roedd gan Gymru’r ehangder, y dyfnder a’r gallu angenrheidiol i ddatblygu ei diwydiannau creadigol.

Wrth sefydlu Bad Wolf, mae Jane a Julie wedi ffurfio cwmni cynhyrchu sy’n creu drama sydd â chynulleidfa fyd-eang, sy’n adeiladu momentwm ym mhedwar ban y byd i ddiwydiant lleol, sydd â’r uchelgais o ddarparu cyflogaeth 52 wythnos y flwyddyn ar gyfer criwiau ac sydd hefyd am sefydlu Cymru fel canolfan rhagoriaeth am flynyddoedd i ddod.

 

 

The Team

Jane Tranter

Founder


Jane Tranter is one of the most highly celebrated television producers in the UK. A recipient of the BAFTA Special Award for her contribution to television, Jane started her career…

Julie Gardner

Founder


Julie Gardner is best known for her work as Head of Drama, BBC Wales. Alongside Russell T Davies, Julie spearheaded the revival of BAFTA-wining Doctor Who, as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Natasha Hale

Chief Operating Officer


Natasha Hale ran a music management and publishing company with investment from Sony Music, before a successful career as a senior civil servant in the Welsh government. She moved on…

Sue Calverley

Head of Production


Sue joined Bad Wolf as Head of Production in September 2016, having spent over three years as a Production Executive for Left Bank Pictures overseeing a range of shows including…

Ifty Khan

Head of Legal and Business Affairs


Ifty is a solicitor who led the BBC Wales Studios team before joining Bad Wolf in early 2017. He’s previously worked on both independent and in house drama deals, including…

Mary Furlong

Head of Finance


Mary joined Bad Wolf in November 2017 after working as Finance Director for the Windmill Lane Group, one of the biggest digital VFX and post production companies in Ireland.  Prior…

Lachlan MacKinnon

Executive Producer


Lachlan joined Bad Wolf in 2017 having completed The White Princess for US cable network Starz. Prior to that he produced the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated single drama Burton…

Ryan Rasmussen

SVP, Creative Affairs


Ryan started his career in 2008 as a Story Editor with Laura Ziskin Productions, working across a slate of both film and television projects, including the development of Lee Daniels’…

Ellen Marsh

Head of Development


Ellen is a Development Executive at Bad Wolf.  She joined Bad Wolf in March 2017 from Hillbilly Films and Television, having previously worked as a reader for several production companies. …

Gabriella Ricci

Production Executive


Gabriella Ricci first started her TV/Film career working in Factual Entertainment and managed a range of fast paced extreme sports programmes for Channel 4, ITV and Eurosport, to name a…

Ben Jenkins

Operations Executive


Ben started working in TV around 10 years ago after starting his career in the radio world, managing a local radio station. He was accommodation co-ordinator on Da Vinci’s Demons…

Xandria Horton

Script Editor


After studying Journalism at Cardiff University, Xandria returned to Wales with Bad Wolf in June 2016 as script editor on Bad Wolf’s frontline projects A Discovery of Witches and His…

Yassmine Najime

Paralegal


Yassmine has been studying law and Intellectual Property in both France and the UK. Previously senior paralegal in an IP law firm for 13 different countries, she joined Bad Wolf…

Brian Bornstein

Creative Executive


Brian is the Executive Assistant to Julie Gardner, Amy Hodge and Ryan Rasmussen as well as managing the Bad Wolf offices in Los Angeles.  Brian started out temping at Warner…

Peter Evans

Executive Assistant to Jane Tranter


Pete started out working in Welsh language television and has since worked on the movies Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists and most recently, The Commuter. He also worked as a script…

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