NFD Productions - who
Productions is led by a husband and wife team both with very
different backgrounds and skill sets that compliment the
company perfectly. Initially it was Alyson having worked on various
film sets and desperately wanting to make films of her own that
provided the initial catalyst resulting in the purchase of a
Panasonic MS4B SVHS camera way back in 1992. Initially the team was
just Alyson in the Directors role and Richard in the "any other role"
camera man, sound man, tea maker etc. We have over the last
fifteen years moved to employing high calibre camera,
sound and lighting people as and when we need them. We have also
invested in our own 64 bit, HD and 3D
HD/3D camera's, sound, lighting equipment and more recently
our own state of the art studio which has inside out and full
green screen facilities.
doubles as an impressive cinema with Full HD and 3D facilities
projecting onto a 3 metre screen. We are now rapidly
building even more on what we have already achieved as well as delivering to our
customers a service "second to none" with real quality and value
Technical Director - Director - Producer - Writer - Cameraman
- Richard Connew MSCE,
After a 17 year career in the British Army specialising in
communications, IT and GPS systems, Richard joined RR Donnelly &
Sons in 1990 where he was involved in business development/sales
work with companies such as MOTOROLA, Sun, Avery and IBM.
2000, he moved to Energis Squared, the technology innovation
centre for the Energis Group to head up their APPLICATION
SOFTWARE PROVISION programme. He was responsible for refocusing
the emphasis of the 7 million pound programme/project to the
development of wireless/mobile phone applications and streaming
video for the BLUE CHIP market. His interest and belief in video
across the internet and to mobile phones led him to leave IT and
setup with his wife "NFD Productions" Richard’s business
development, sales, marketing, technical, and project management
skills from managing multi million pound IT projects made him
the ideal choice to fulfil the producers role in the various
films NFD Productions have created and will do in the future.
Richard always believes in being on
set. In the early days this was because being such a small team
he had to be the camera and or sound man as well; now his knowledge
of the more technical aspects of camera, sound and lighting make
him the idea person to bridge the often found gap between the
director and the crew not seeing the wood for the trees and thus
avoiding many costly mistakes later in the production.
Richard also writes many of the scripts we use for our own films
Creative Director - Director - Alyson Connew LAMG, LGR, SRN,
Originally trained as
a nurse, Alyson Connew was lured into the exciting world of
performing arts in 1984. After many years experience of having
worked as the Head of Drama at a school of performing arts she
started her own school (NFD). She initially starting directing
young people in stage productions as early as 1984 and has gone
on to direct various stage productions from the Edinburgh Fringe
Annie at the carriage works in Leeds. She directed
her first film “Victim” in 1995.
Alyson has trained young students up to an extremely high level
getting them parts on such well-known television programmes as
Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Darling Buds of May, A Touch of Frost, Fat
Friends and Coronation Street. Alyson has also had a number
adult students appearing in television programmes such as
Emmerdale, Faking it, Pop Stars the Rivals, King Girl, Heart
Beat, Touch of Frost, At Home with the Braithwaite's. Films
include The Darkest Light, Charlie Chaplin, Victim, Past
Memoirs, Tempted to be Accepted and most recently Mrs
Radcliffe's Revolution. Unlike many others Alyson specialises in
training people for Film and TV. Often Alyson would go on set
with young students and thus learned a great deal about how film
sets work along the way. On many occasions Alyson helped out by
performing various on set jobs, unit manager, assistant
director, assisting various directors on a number of sets with
child direction. Alyson due to her extensive experience of
working with children and young actors is always able to get
that really special performance of a life time that so many
other directors fail to when working with young people. Even
adult actors really shine like never before when Alyson breathes
her magic on them.
Alyson's early film making expanded over the years to the point
that a number of her short films were
bought and broadcast by ITV, Meridian and Channel 4 amongst
others finally growing into a business that is today "NFD
"You work extremely hard for your money"
- "Truly excellent work, should have done this years
ago" - "Far better results than we ever expected"
- "Excellent value for money"
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