Catryn Ramasut – Managing Director/Co-Founder

Catryn Ramasut is the co-founder of ie ie productions established in 2005 with partner Gruff Rhys. Over the last decade she has established the company‘s reputation in Wales and globally for developing and distributing ambitious and award winning content.

ie ie productions include Separado! winner of the CPH:DOX Sound and Vision award 2010; and the most recent critically acclaimed American Interior. A pioneering multiplatform production, American Interior for the first time brought together 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.

Catryn combines her extensive production experience, which spans across all forms of output from radio to television, journalism to advertising and now in film production with strong business management skills. Responsible for the day to day operations of ie ie Productions, she is focused on getting the best out of her diverse team of producers and directors; and to ensure the company’s output captures the imaginations of audiences at home and abroad.

Her portfolio careers have demonstrated her ability to both 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. This has been recognised by the Chapter Arts Centre in Wales – an ambitious cultural space based in Cardiff that presents and produces international art, performance and film – where she holds the position of board member.

Catryn is passionate about experimenting with content IP so audiences can engage with narratives in different ways. ie ie productions are currently developing Candylion in to an animated film, which was born out of an original music album by Gruff Rhys and recently became and immersive theatre production for National Theatre for Wales.


Laura Martin-Robinson – Producer / Director

Laura has over 10 years experience working in factual television and has made programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. She has built her reputation working on sensitive access documentaries that are both challenging and entertaining.

Her earlier work includes assistant producing on 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 Around 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 documentary – The Dead Letter Detectives – which was then screened at Britdoc and the Birdseyeview festivals.

In 2013 she began directing for broadcast, beginning with a selection of short documentaries for Channel 4. She recently directed her first hour­ long self- shot documentary about open adoption for BBC3: Giving Up My Baby

She grew up in Hong Kong and now lives in Wales.

 

Claire Hill – Producer / Director

Claire is an experienced producer and director who has worked across a wide range of series and documentaries for BBC and Channel 4 both in production and development. Recently she worked as senior casting producer for Channel 4 series Kitchen Impossible with Michel Roux Jr which featured a group of young people with a range of disabilities and long term conditions including Down’s Syndrome, autism, Tourette’s and OCD. She also produced Radio 4 documentary MCAT: The Scourge of the Valleys which sensitively told the stories of vulnerable teens openly discussing their drugs use and families who lost children to suicide. As a self-shooting, directing AP she worked on BBC Wales series’ Larkin and Dale’s Takeaway Revolution, Police 24/7 and X-Ray directing talent, maintaining access and developing narratives with Welsh communities.

She is a trained journalist with extensive experience dealing with wide-ranging sensitive subjects, gaining complex access and building relationships of trust with institutions and individuals.

 

Alice Lusher – Producer

With 14 years experience in high-end TV drama and feature film production both in the UK and internationally. Alice has worked her way up through the production process, giving her a solid understanding of film making, from concept though to final delivery.

She has close working relationships with companies such as Clerkenwell Films and has formed part of their production team for a number of years. Credits include multi award winning E4 series ‘Misfits’, Comedy Central’s sitcom ‘Medics’ as well as ‘Wallander’, ‘Afterlife’, and ‘The Edge of Love’ starring Matthew Rhys.

Alice regularly consults on script development as well as providing budgeting and scheduling services for low budget independent films.

She was commissioned in 2011 by Island Records’ act, Clock Opera to produce ‘Once And For All’, a music video and stand alone cinematic short film with an original score.

Alice began working with ie ie productions in 2012, joining the team that made ‘American Interior’ and is now developing projects for the company’s drama slate.