Philanthropy

Bad Wolf believes in opportunity, diversity and inclusion and we are very proud to be associated with, and add value to, the work of the following partners who share our vision and support us.

Find out more below about the work they do and how we support them.


Bad Wolf Partnerships

Bad Wolf Partnerships

Screen Alliance Wales

Working in Film and TV doesn’t just involve being in front of the camera as an actor or working as a director or producer.

Bad Wolf’s ambition to foster a global production hub in Wales created Screen Alliance Wales, based at Wolf Studios Wales, in 2018 to educate, promote and train production crews and build infrastructure from primary school children to graduates from the universities and colleges in the area as well as opening the doors to those people who don’t get that many doors opening for them. Their aim is to show just how many varied careers are available within one industry from carpentry to catering to camera work and beyond.

As at Nov 1st 2023, Screen Alliance Wales has engaged with over 47, 352 people and has almost 10,000 vetted crew on it’s database, offering long term trainee placements to 100 individuals so far.

Find our more about their work here

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Bad Wolf sponsors Diversity Scholarships at RWCMD which support talented students from underrepresented groups who are enrolling onto an courses in any of RWCMD’s production arts courses. We also host visits for the scholars to the Studio to meet RWCMD graduates and our team.

Bad Wolf also supports the promotion of a new Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction, as well as the Young People’s Production Arts scheme. YPPA is an initiative for 11-18-year-olds from a wide range of backgrounds and communities which aims to give an insight into the world of technical theatre, production and design through specialised workshops, masterclasses and week-long courses within the inspirational setting of RWCMD.

Find our more about their work here

IRIS PRIZE

Bad Wolf supports Iris, the leading organisation celebrating LGBT+ film in Cardiff, offering festivals, year-round events, outreach projects, and the world’s largest short film prize, sponsoring of the Iris Prize Festival and the Best Feature Award in particular.

Find out more about their work here

IT’S MY SHOUT

Bad Wolf sponsors It’s My Shout – a leading training scheme, based in Wales, providing training for all ages interested in gaining experience in Film.

Find out more about their work here

HIJINX

Bad Wolf sponsors Hijinx, one of Europe’s leading inclusive theatre companies, creating outstanding performances with learning disabled and/or autistic artists on stage and on screen, for Wales and for the world.

Our partnership involves supporting the film projects undertaken by Hijinx.

Find out more about their work here

THE OTHER ROOM

Bad Wolf sponsors this world-class producing house which is making visionary, distinctive theatre like nothing else in the Welsh capital, specifically the company’s New Writers programme.

Find out more about their work here

Theatr Clwyd

Theatr Clwyd is Wales’ leading producing theatre and regional arts centre and one of the country’s three most significant cultural organisations alongside Welsh National Opera and Wales Millenium Centre. Built in 1976 to provide cultural opportunity for people in North Wales, their mission is to make the world a happier place, one moment at a time.

Bad Wolf supports Theatr Clwyd to provide opportunities for emerging talent through trainee apprenticeships for designers, directors, writers and actors. The connection between Bad Wolf and Theatr Clwyd means together we can provide opportunities in the arts for those living in North Wales across theatre and TV.

Alongside their traineeships, Bad Wolf’s support provides opportunities for young people on their creative journey through our engagement groups with ages from 4-104, with Theatre Clwyd’s bursary programme which provides financial assistance to those unable to attend their workshops otherwise. Meaning that there are no barriers to those wanting to join the creative sector.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEIR WORK HERE

BAFTA CYMRU & BAFTA

Bad Wolf supports the work of BAFTA in Wales by taking part in talent-related masterclasses and events as well as historic sponsorship of the Breakthrough Award at the annual British Academy Cymru Awards to support the charity’s outreach and inclusion aims.

We also supported the Take a Seat campaign in 2021, to play our part in the redevelopment of the iconic 195 Piccadilly BAFTA HQ and the charity’s future talent development programmes.

Find out more about their work here

The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares

The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares delivers creative writing workshops in schools, and have had an incredible year so far working with over 600 children in 20 schools across West Dorset. Every child loves the whole concept of a real bank for stories rather than money, and in our workshops they cherish the chance to talk with THE BANK MANAGER on our red hotline phone. You can read more about what they do here: www.thebankofdreamsandnightmares.org

A key ethos of the charity is to engage and inspire dis-engaged children by unleashing their imaginations, and with the addition of the Mobile Banking van we will now have a place for children to come to deposit their stories after a session knowing they will be safe in our vaults.

Bad Wolf have gifted a van that was used in His Dark Materials which will be renovated and used to offer more workshops on the road.

ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY CYMRU STUDENT AWARDS

Bad Wolf sponsors the charity’s annual Awards ceremony and works with the team to engage with their public and industry events programme to raise aspirations and inform about opportunities within the company.

Find out more about their work here

Film and TV Charity

Bad Wolf is proud to support The Film and TV Charity. Their team knows that working in film, TV and cinema can be tough. With the support of the industry, they offer free and confidential emotional, financial, and practical support, or just a listening ear, to anyone who needs it.

All of their services can be accessed through their 24-hour Support Line 0800 054 00 00.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEIR WORK HERE

CHARITABLE DONATIONS

We are eager to support our local community and in the past we have donated to and supported:

21Plus Downs’ Syndrome Charity (South Wales)
Bat Conservation Trust
Boomerang Cardiff
British Heart Foundation (with home assets)
Building Bridges Monmouthshire
Bullies Out (Wales)
Cardiff Food Bank
Cardiff Wanderers FC Female Club
Cardiff Women’s Aid
Cash for Kids Wales
Cerebral Palsy Cymru
Collect My Clothes Wales, Care4Calais and Working Wordrobe (with costume assets)
Cwtch Baby Bank Wales
Dar Ul Isra Mosque welfare centre: Essentials for asylum seekers and refugees
Dean Farm Trust
Glitter
Grange Juniors Football Team kit
GreenMan Festival
Guide Dogs Cymru
Helping Dress Medics: Donation toward making PPE for medics
LJC Youth Dance and Drama Academy, Cardiff
Maggie’s Cancer Charity, Swansea
NHS Bright Star Appeal
NSPCC Wales
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Rubicon Dance
Ryder Academi, Llanrwst
Splott Albion AFC
Street Football Wales
Teenage Cancer Trust (Wales)
The Film and TV Charity, UK-wide
The Queer Imporium
Warm Wales
Welsh Refugee Council
Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Y Bont: Donation of assets from A Discovery of Witches

Our Christmas donations have also supported:
Huggard and Llamau Homeless Charities
Hope Animal Rescue Charity
Adferiad/Recovery
Place2Be
Mind Cymru
The Bevan Foundation
The Trussel Trust

Meet the 2021 Bad Wolf Trainees

Amelia Beer

Health and Safety Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Anson Day Williams

Sound Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Carys Haf Williams

Studio Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Christopher Davenport

Costume Trainee (His Dark Materials Season 3)

Cora Pittard

Post-Production Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Dominic Marshall

Studio Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

EJ Weeks

Costume Workroom Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Hester Haslett-Venus

Creature Effects Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Joseff Thomas

Accounts Trainee (His Dark Materials Season 3)

Luke Russell

Locations Trainee (His Dark Materials Season 3)

Matt Leask

Props Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Mollie Carter

Creature Effects Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Robyn Selby

Locations Trainee (His Dark Materials Season 3)

Tristan Griffiths

VFX Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Yadiana Gibert

Post-Production Trainee (His Dark Materials 3)

Abi Foster

Props Trainee (Industry 2)

Harry Willicombe

Covid Coordinator (Industry 2)

Kelly Emelle

EA to Executive Producer (Bad Wolf)

Rasheed Bello

Trainee Script and Development Editor (Bad Wolf)

Sam Brown

Admin and Digital Content Assistant (Screen Alliance Wales)

Sian Gaddes

Art Department Trainee (Industry 2)