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 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 by the BFI’s Vision Awards