Harry Anscombe CEO
Harry founded Beagle in 2011 after 6 years as Producer of the Emmy Award winning Channel 4 News. He oversees Beagle’s global film content and television development work. He is also a Director. Recent advertorial work includes Directing the Amazon Pay commercials and Porsche Panamera launch film. Documentary work includes Directing a film on the Syrian refugee crisis, which was used by Gordon Brown at The United Nations Congress in New York.
Harry lead the creation of the interactive hologram player, Holo™ in partnership with Sir Terence Conran’s design team at Conran + Partners.
Holo has been used by a range of companies and institutions including British Gas, Virgin Galactic and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to display the effects of a vaccination on the malaria virus.
Harry also project managed the build of the new Beagle production studio and a family home in North Cornwall, which featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in 2018.
Charles Wace Chairman
Charles founded one of the UK’s largest independent production companies TwoFour, a factual, features & entertainment television producer and content agency. TwoFour was named the UK’s top production company by Broadcast Magazine in 2010 and 2014. Charles stepped down as Group Chief Executive when he sold TwoFour in 2013, at which point it had circa £60 million turnover and 350 employees.
Charles chaired the UK independent trade body Pact (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) for 2 years. As Beagle’s Chairman, Charles leads the company strategy for cross-platform dynamic story-telling and oversees creative output.
He is also a Director of Creative England and an independent Governor for Falmouth University.
Adam Chappell Group Director
Adam has been with Beagle from the beginning and is one of the pioneers of digital content in the UK, transforming the global web presence of brands such as Vogue, Apple, Aviva, Amazon and Rolex. He was an Executive Producer for some of the most respected and dynamic production companies in the UK including Endemol UK, Tiger Aspect, Darlow Smithson, IMG Media, Shine and ITN and has won awards spanning Television, Digital Advertising and Branded content. Adam also manages Beagle Impact, our content marketing and distribution arm, ensuring content campaigns hit the right audience at the right time, anywhere in the world.
Polly Morgan Head of Production
Polly has spent twelve years as a leading Production Manager in national television. Credits include Bad Lads Army, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away, Embarrassing Bodies, Rude Tube and The Big Benefits Row Live.
As Beagle’s Head of Production, Polly oversees budgets and logistics worldwide as well as the day to day running of the Beagle team. She ensures client projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Suzanne Chetty Senior Producer
Suzanne has been with Beagle for three years and has Produced films for clients ranging from Amazon to The Prince’s Trust.
Before joining Beagle, Suzanne was Editor on the video desk at Bloomberg’s London Headquarters where she worked a range of shows including the live programming of President Obama’s re-election in 2012 and a feature on the life of Nelson Mandela.
Fiona Ridgers Senior Producer
Fiona was previously Producer at the UK’s largest production company, TwoFour where she headed up a range of accounts including Olympic TV, BBC, Ogilvy Entertainment, C4, RHS and Yahoo! and won numerous awards. At Beagle her role is to combine high quality creative output with effective project management.
Mark Sherwood Creative Director
Mark works across Beagle’s client base. He was Global Managing Director at Saatchi & Saatchi based out of their global HQ in New York before becoming Global Chief Strategy Officer at Imagination, the leading independent brand and design consultancy. He has won numerous awards, including Cannes Lions and Effies. As well as being Beagle’s creative client lead he is developing an independent entertainment platform with us.
Marc Rowedder Executive Producer/Director
Marc started his career in TV covering music and adventure sports. After living and working in Berlin, New York and Sydney he settled in London and began documentary film making for UK for broadcasters such as Channel 4, Channel 5, CNBC and Eurosport. He he has won multiple awards in the USA and Europe for an undercover investigative documentary series that he wrote, produced and directed for Discovery and Nat Geo.
More recently he’s extended his talents to the world of commercial films and advertising, working with major global brands such as San Miguel, Unilever, Dove, Virgin Media, O2, British Gas, More Than, Pantene, Procter & Gamble, The FA. He joins us after two years at Pablo London where he was Head of Production.
Joel Kafetz Senior Producer
Joel is a BAFTA-nominated Senior Producer/ Director with over twenty years of media making experience. He has a track record in creating branded content, television commercials and corporate films. Joel started at the BBC where he spent nine years producing primetime factual entertainment shows and documentaries.
Today, Joel makes corporate films and online content for brands and organisations including McDonald’s, NatWest, Arup, DLA Piper, Schroders, HM Prison Service, Spandau Ballet, Capital FM and Waitrose. Celebrity talent he has directed includes Olivia Colman, Jamie Redknapp, Sue Perkins, Julie Walters, and Stacey Dooley.
Steven Ballantyne Senior Producer – Beagle Asia
Steven, a long-term resident of Hong Kong and the Philippines, has run for over 10 years EPM Asia a pre-production and Production management company with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Philippines – working on a range of Commercial, television and film productions for a host of blue-chip clients including Disney Nature, BBC/BBC NHU, National Geographic and Discovery International and Beagle which is how we first met!
Steven’s recent commercial work includes a I-phone on-line commercial designed specifically for the China market, creating content for a series of on-going campaign for Nissan Infiniti and in-house promotions for AIA.
Developing Beagle Asia has been an important step to support Beagle clients in Asia retaining the high standards of delivery we are known for with local knowledge and expertise.
When not at client meetings or behind the camera Steven can be found on his coffee plantation in the Philippines – so rest assured when ever you meet Steven there will always be great conversation and a great cup of coffee!
Ingrid Holstad Junior Production Manager
Ingrid grew up in Norway and moved to the UK in 2013 to study Film at Falmouth University, which she graduated from with a First-Class Honours degree.
She then went on to do a Master of Letters in Fantasy Literature at the University of Glasgow, before starting her role at Beagle.
Since arriving here she has worked across film productions around the world for UBS as well as The Prince’s Trust and Amazon.
Abbey Ryder Production Assistant
Abbey is a TV Researcher and Production Assistant. She is currently working on developing shows for Discovery and Channel 4.
Abbey studied Television at Falmouth University and has worked with TwoFour, Denhams, Bandit Television and Mammoth Screen.
When not in the office she will be outdoors walking the coast with her dog Willow.
Angus Breton Editor
We spotted Angus as a rising creative talent with a background in commercials, scripted drama and music videos, having previously worked for Bookshelf Productions, SilverstreamTV, and Armada Music.
Angus is now our lead in-house editor, overseeing Beagle’s post-production and cutting films for clients including Dentons, The Prince’s Trust, AIA and The Royal Academy of Engineering.
Angus holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Television from Falmouth University.
Sam Holding Editor
Sam is one of Beagle’s core editors, working on short and long form films for clients including Amazon, UBS, The Prince’s Trust and The United Nations. Sam previously worked on the short film Night Rose, which gained recognition at festivals around the world. He was also Lead Editor and Content Manager for Original Skateboards, internationally. Sam holds a First-Class Honours degree in Film from Falmouth University.
Chris Smith Editor
Chris is an Editor and a rising talent at Beagle, having worked across films for The Royal Academy of Engineering, Ecclesiastical Insurance and The Prince’s Trust.
Having studied at Falmouth University, Chris holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Photography and an MA in Film and Television. When he’s not working he’s most likely to be found surfing the Cornish coastline.
Charlie Julyan Bookkeeper
Charlotte grew up in Cornwall and after time away to study at Nottingham Trent University moved back to her home county to pursue a career in bookkeeping and accounts. She manages all our client and supplier finances and looks after all Beagle’s invoicing and office management.