ie ie productions is a Cardiff-based, bilingual production company founded by producer Catryn Ramasut and musician Gruff Rhys in 2005 to produce their award-winning debut feature documentary, ‘Separado!’.

Inspired by collaborative storytelling, cross art, animation and music, the company has gone on to produce a number of network documentaries, including Richard and Jaco: Life With Autism which received over 10 million views on BBC Stories earlier this year.

In 2014, ie ie released their second feature, the centerpiece of the critically acclaimed, groundbreaking, multi-platform project: ‘American Interior’ (a film, an album, a book, an app and a website). Whilst 2017 saw the release of Queerama, which premiered as the opening night film at Sheffield Doc/Fest and was a part of the BFI Gross Indecency strand and BBC Storyville.

The company’s distinctive vision embraces the culture of Wales, with a focus on female protagonists from diverse backgrounds. We aim to produce innovative and experimental multiplatform projects which push the boundaries of creativity and technology. Striving to inform, educate and stimulate an audience of increasingly sophisticated and demanding media users and encourage expansion of global perspectives.

Supported by the BFI Vision Award 3 and Ffilm Cymru Wales, the company continues to grow, working with a team of freelance producers and directors to develop a varied slate of thought provoking, creative and challenging ‘cultural’ productions, spanning feature film, documentary, radio and now drama.

ie ie productions is supported by the BFI’s Vision Awards

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Catryn Ramasut

As the managing director and co-founder of ie ie productions, Catryn has spent the last decade establishing the company’s global reputation for developing and distributing ambitious and award-winning content. She is a current recipient of the prestigious BFI Vision Award 3 and is participating in the Guiding Lights mentoring program.

Her debut feature Separado! won the CPH:DOX Sound and Vision award 2010; and the critically acclaimed American Interior, released in 2014, was a pioneering multiplatform production, bringing together for the first time over 30 international stakeholders from across the music, publishing, film and digital industries. Catryn was responsible for leading the production team; securing financing and global distribution agreements; and implementing a high impact multi-channel marketing campaign to support the launch of the feature length film. 2017 saw the release of Queerama, which premiered at the opening night of Sheffield Doc/Fest and is currently enjoying a successful run on the international festival circuit.

Catryn combines her extensive production experience – which spans across all forms of output from radio to television, journalism to advertising and now film production – with strong business management skills. Her broad portfolio demonstrates her ability to lead the creative process for different forms of media and develop an idea into a commercially viable option in a changing media space driven by digital disruption.

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of ie ie productions, Catryn is focused on getting the best out of her diverse team of collaborators, to ensure the company’s output captures the imaginations of audiences at home and abroad.

Alice Lusher

Alice has 16 years’ experience in high-end television drama and feature film production. Having risen through the development and production ranks, she has a broad understanding of filmmaking, from concept through to final delivery.

Utilising her experiences working for some of the UK’s leading independents including Carnival Film and Television, Tiger Aspect, Left Bank Pictures and Clerkenwell Films, she has carved out a strong track record in story development and providing budgeting and scheduling services for low budget independent films.

Alice’s production credits include the multi award winning E4 series ‘Misfits’, Comedy Central’s sitcom ‘Medics’, ‘Wallander’, ‘Afterlife’, and ‘The Edge of Love’ starring Matthew Rhys as Dylan Thomas. In 2011 she produced ‘Once And For All’, a music promo and cinematic short for the band Clock Opera, commissioned by Island Records. Screenings included Raindance, London Short Film Festival and Cannes In A Van.

Alice first joined ie ie productions in 2012 as part the production team for ‘American Interior’. She now heads up the company’s Drama Department, alongside assisting with the day-to-day running of the company and overseeing their diverse slate of features and television projects.

She was a recent participant on the Birds Eye View ‘Filmonomics’ scheme – which ‘Advocates and educates the female perspective in film through ‘Action!’ – not words’ – where she worked on the development of our animated feature film ‘Candlyion’. And she has just completed ie ie’s first dramatic film ‘Elen’ for S4C and the European Broadcast Union’s Children’s Drama Series.

Laura Martin-Robinson

Laura is a self-shooting director with a reputation for making sensitive and intimate documentaries that challenge and entertain. She’s worked on award-winning programmes and made films for all the major broadcasters.

Laura began working in the BBC London docs department, assistant producing the RTS winning and BAFTA nominated Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles and Louis Theroux: Behind Bars. Other credits include A​ Dirty Weekend in Hospital​ (Best Current Affairs Documentary BANFF) and A​round the World in 80 Treasures​ (Best Documentary Series BBC World).

She was shortlisted for the Channel 4 Talent Awards in the Best Short Documentary Category for her first self-shot documentary – The Dead Letter Detectives (selected for Britdoc and Birdseyeview festivals).

In 2013 she began directing for broadcast, beginning with a series of shorts for Channel 4 about adoption. She then went on to make a BBC3 documentary with Stacey Dooley about open adoption in the USA.

Laura joined ie ie productions in 2016. Her most recent work includes Richard and Jaco: A Life With Autism – a BBC Wales Documentary which was picked up by BBC Network and received over 10 million views on BBC Stories.

She is currently making an observational documentary about Wales’ first transgender man to have full surgery and developing a slate of documentary projects for the company.

Alice McKee

Alice joined ie ie productions in 2017 via the Jobs Growth Wales Scheme, which is funded by the Welsh Government and helps young people in Wales find work in their chosen career. Working across all aspects of production, she looks after the company’s social media profiles and provides general support to the managing director and team of freelance directors and producers. She has previous experience as a production intern at Violet Productions and Ace Post Production.

Alice is a recent graduate of Cardiff University, where she gained a 2:1 degree in English Literature. Whilst at university, she ran creative events for the Students’ Union such as ‘Words Above the Waves’, a series of open mics which raised money for a local mental health charity and won the Union’s award for Best Small Event of the year. She has also been an active volunteer for Stonewall, being named their Young Campaigner of the Year in 2014 and going on to speak at several of their events.

Jack Wynne-Williams

Jack has a wealth of experience in production accounting spanning all forms of output. As head of finance at ie ie productions, he oversees the company accounts and works across individual production budgets and project accounting.

He has close working relationships with S4C and TAC Equity and currently sits on the board of RIG (Radio Independents Group) as Treasurer.

Other credits include: Byw Celwydd, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, Black Mountain Poets, Grandpa In My Pocket, Tati’s Hotel and A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

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