Who we are
Multi-skilled professionals who love their work.
Torquil Boyd has worked in the television industry for more than 30 years – for the past 20 as Managing Director of TTV. He has written and directed five television series and won international recognition for his films on defence and veterans. He brings the same creative energy to web-based or short corporate videos as he does to documentaries or TV series.
The subjects Torquil has filmed are diverse and eclectic – from billion dollar city dealings to the plight of homeless street dwellers. He believes that everyone has a story to tell: “Our work, our victories and our struggles are what make us human and fascinating”.
Through TTV Torquil has trained and mentored many young and aspirational film-makers and editors. Many still regularly collaborate with the company on major projects. email@example.com
Glyn Strong went from university to The Guardian and on to work for a wide variety of publications, visiting nearly 50 countries and contributing to national/international publications and documentaries. She left journalism to work for the Armed Forces, spending lengthy periods in hostile environments, running civilian/military news teams in Bosnia and Kuwait and operating in the Falkland Islands, Hungary, Kosovo, Germany, Italy and Holland.
After several years with the Army she became Head of External Communication for the RAF before being appointed A/Director of Public Relations at the Ministry of Defence, responsible for non-news media and documentaries.
Glyn left Whitehall in 2007 to return to independent journalism reporting from Belarus, Lebanon and Afghanistan. A graduate of Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds Universities, she is a qualified teacher of English and Communication Studies. Her MA in Public Communication examined The Effect of Media Reportage on Combat Effectiveness and Gender. Today she operates as a charity worker, freelance photojournalist and as Co-Principal of TTV. firstname.lastname@example.org
Torquil and Glyn have worked together for many years on a diverse range of film and multimedia projects and are able to draw on an a highly qualified pool of technicians and creatives to augment TTV’s larger projects.
David Naden is an accomplished professional lighting and television cameraman with excellent provenance in the world of broadcast television and corporate filmmaking. Proficient with a range of equipment he has worked in all areas of the industry, with particular experience in documentary and light entertainment programmes.
David, who films primetime television for the BBC, ITV and other channels, is also an aviation consultant who has worked with the Royal Air Force on two award winning series. Used to working with the most discerning directors, David brings humour as well as extensive knowledge of the business to the productions he is involved with.
Simon Hotchkin started his filming career at a facilities company in Soho. He was thrown into a press junket for the latest James Bond film on his first day and has never looked back. Over the years he has become proficient in camera, sound and lighting techniques and a variety of editing platforms.
Simon joined TTV in 1999 and has worked alongside Torquil and Glyn on a wide range of productions, from small charity commissions through to multi-camera live events.
Ella Robjant has worked in media, film and fashion, operating as TTV’s studio manager and in variety of supporting roles for clients. An excellent administrator/organiser Ella’s experience and versatility enable her to assume practical roles on shoots and provide expert assistance with make-up and styling.
Adam Wakeling is a self- taught documentary maker and director of the acclaimed ecology film Up in Smoke ( *Formerly Burning Needs) – a thought-provoking look at slash and burn farming, one of the biggest contributors to deforestation and global warming).