ie ie productions (pronounced yeah yeah) is a minority ethnic, female-led, Cardiff-based indie.
A home in Wales for exceptional talent with distinct perspectives to develop and produce culturally impactful, cinematic stories which resonate globally.
ie ie productions was 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 they went on to produce groundbreaking, multi-platform project American Interior (a film, an album, a book, an app and a website) and build upon the company’s reputation for producing creative feature documentaries for the international market such as Sheffield Doc/Fest opening night film 2017, Queerama and 2021 Grierson Awards nominated for Best Music Documentary, Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm.
Supported by the BFI and Ffilm Cymru Wales, the company’s distinctive vision embraces the culture of Wales, working collaboratively with writers and directors to produce authored, culturally impactful and entertaining films and television content for the global market. Creating space to forefront rarely told stories and deliver them with cinematic craft and emotional sensitivity.
Three of ie ie’s female factual television collaborators have won Best Director BAFTA Cymru awards – Laura Martin-Robinson and Claire Hill for Richard and Jaco: Life With Autism (2018), and Liana Stewart for Black and Welsh (2021). Other TV documentaries include award nominated: Warriors: our Homeless World Cup (2019) and recently released Mothers, Missiles and the American President to mark the 40th anniversary of women’s anti-nuclear protests at Greenham Common.
With a growing drama arm, ie ie’s short films Elen (2018) and I Choose (2020) both received BAFTA Cymru nominations whilst multi-award nominated debut bilingual drama series Merched Parchus (Respectable Girls) was released in 2019 and has sold across Europe. Our debut narrative feature LOLA, an international co-production with Ireland is due for release later in 2022.
Our dual slate of ambitious television dramas, documentaries and feature films in funded development, include feature animation Candylion and YA features On A Scale of One to Ten and Madison. ie ie aims to produce innovative and experimental multi-platform 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 grass roots training, creativity and expansion of global perspectives.
ie ie productions is a BAFTA award-winning company supported with funds awarded by the UK Global Screen Fund – a DCMS fund administered by the BFI.
As the managing director and co-founder of ie ie productions, Catryn Ramasut, is a senior, entrepreneurial media practitioner, whose career has spanned more than 20 years in radio, television, print, music management and advertising, both domestically and internationally. As a Welsh speaking woman of mixed-heritage, Catryn has a unique perspective into the broadcast landscape of Wales and the UK. Since returning to her hometown of Cardiff in 2010 she has established an award-winning production company producing engaging, ambitious content, with diversity at its core. ie ie productions is the recipient of the prestigious BFI Vision Award and company support from Ffilm Cymru Wales.
With a dual slate of scripted and unscripted productions, Catryn oversees the two sides of the company along with her heads of department. She has a solid reputation for producing feature films for the international market including Separado!, American Interior, Queerama and most recently Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm which has been short listed for a Grierson Award. Alongside films she has produced BAFTA Cymru winning and nominated documentaries for television including Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism, Black and Welsh & Warriors: Our Homeless World Cup.
Catryn is the inaugural Chair of Creative Wales an internal agency of the Welsh Government that champions the creative industries in Wales, providing a strong and unified voice for the sectors.
Alice Lusher founded ie ie productions’ drama department in 2015 with support from FfCW and the BFI. With a reputation for creating ground-breaking cross-platform content with an international reach, Alice has further realised the company’s aim of building a diverse slate of film and TV projects often working with emerging talent in Wales. Inspired by creatives working across disciplines, she collaborates with writers and directors to tell stories from under-represented voices and find sustainable ways to realise their vision – whilst making commercially viable film and television for global audiences. Her award-winning shorts have screened internationally. Alice has been selected for BFI.network/BAFTA Crew for 3 years running, BFI.network@lff 2019’s international filmmakers, BFI Insight Producers Scheme 2020/21, Rotterdam Producers Lab 2021 and participated as a development angel at LIM 2021.
Angharad is a consultant film and television lawyer advising businesses of all sizes from start-ups to internationally recognised brands. Before becoming a consultant she headed up S4C’s Legal and Business Affairs Department and worked in the specialist Film and Media team at SJ Berwin, London. She advises on co-productions, distribution, multi-party financing arrangements, rights agreements, option agreements and clearances. She is recognised as a Leading Individual in Media Law in Wales in the Legal 500 and has worked on a number of television and film titles including Rockfield, Gwledd, Bang 2, Fisherman’s Friend 2, Bregus, Ladies in Lavender, Basic Instinct 2 and Miss Potter.
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, A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Jamie Johnson.