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Natasha Bondy - Creative Director 

Natasha's first job in television was a documentary about dolphins with Robin Williams at Tigress. After working at a handful of indies she spent 8 years in the BBC's Science and Business units, cutting her directorial teeth on the Bafta award-winning series of Back to the Floor. She went on to spend four years as Head of Development at Talkbackthames (now Boundless) where her team won over 20 series commissions including Michael Portillo's Railway Journeys. She then joined Princess as Head of Factual where her series commissions included Sky1's Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew and Channel 4's Jewish Mum of the Year.

Ben Gale - MD

Ben held roles as the BBC's Commissioning Editor for Features, Director of Programmes at Channel 5 and worked in the independent sector at companies including Maverick, Wall-to-Wall and Lion TV. He was the series editor of the first series of Who Do You Think You Are and the BBC's Executive Producer of the first Bafta winning series of 'The Choir and he commissioned hits including Don't Tell the Bride, The Real Hustle and Nigella Express. While running BBC Bristol Factual he oversaw the creation of DIY SOS: The Big Build, the launch of Nigel Slater on BBC ONE and the multi-award winning Protecting Our Children on BBC TWO. While Director of Programmes at Maverick, Ben Executive Produced BBC Three's Growing Up Down's which recently won the Groundbreaking Programme Award at the CDN Awards and has been nominated for Best Documentary in the 2014 Broadcast Awards.

Katie Brewer - Head of Production (currently on Maternity Leave) Katie oversees Little Gem's production, business affairs and finance and joins us from Jamie Oliver’s production company Fresh One. Responsible for delivering their format “Dream School” stateside, Katie has lived in both Los Angeles and New York and worked with Oliver Stone, 50 Cent and David Arquette. A former Broadcast “Hot Shot”, she was recently named as one of Broadcast Magazine’s “International Rising Stars”. Her previous Production Executive credits include Disney’s “First Class Chefs”, “Elaine: West End Sessions”& "Prison, My Family and Me". Prior to joining Fresh One in 2011, Katie was a freelance Production Manager on programmes such as "The Clothes Show" and "A Place in the Sun."

Katie Brewer - Head of Production (currently on Maternity Leave)

Katie oversees Little Gem's production, business affairs and finance and joins us from Jamie Oliver’s production company Fresh One. Responsible for delivering their format “Dream School” stateside, Katie has lived in both Los Angeles and New York and worked with Oliver Stone, 50 Cent and David Arquette. A former Broadcast “Hot Shot”, she was recently named as one of Broadcast Magazine’s “International Rising Stars”. Her previous Production Executive credits include Disney’s “First Class Chefs”, “Elaine: West End Sessions”& "Prison, My Family and Me". Prior to joining Fresh One in 2011, Katie was a freelance Production Manager on programmes such as "The Clothes Show" and "A Place in the Sun."

Meridian Griffiths - Team Assistant Meridian is Little Gem’s Team Assistant, looking after everything diary and office related! A recent graduate from York St John University, she has worked on a range of short films, documentaries and music videos since graduating, taking her own short film to Cannes Film Festival in 2015. 

Meridian Griffiths - Team Assistant

Meridian is Little Gem’s Team Assistant, looking after everything diary and office related! A recent graduate from York St John University, she has worked on a range of short films, documentaries and music videos since graduating, taking her own short film to Cannes Film Festival in 2015. 

Eli Hardy - Production Executive Eli joined Little Gem in 2016 as a Production Manager for Channel 4’s ‘How To Lose Weight Well’ .  She has managed projects at a number of Indies including Maverick, Optomen, Fresh One & Remarkable.   Credits include ‘The Hairy Dieters’, Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong’, ‘The Great Allotment Challenge’ ‘The Ones to Watch’ & ‘Secret Eaters’  

Eli Hardy - Production Executive

Eli joined Little Gem in 2016 as a Production Manager for Channel 4’s ‘How To Lose Weight Well’ .  She has managed projects at a number of Indies including Maverick, Optomen, Fresh One & Remarkable.   Credits include ‘The Hairy Dieters’, Gordon’s Christmas Cookalong’, ‘The Great Allotment Challenge’ ‘The Ones to Watch’ & ‘Secret Eaters’

 

Carly Brown - Production Executive Carly first joined Little Gem in 2015 as a Production Manager on ‘Never Seen A Doctor’ and has since returned to manage an exciting 5 year project for Sky 1 and oversee Development. Prior to joining Little Gem, Carly’s experience included managing a wide range of projects at Initial, Princess, Love Productions, MTV and ITV.  Carly's previous credits include ‘Soccer Aid’, ‘Famous, Rich and in the Slums’, ‘The Million Pound Drop’, ‘Stand Up To Cancer’, ‘Eddie Stobart’s Trucks and Trailors’ and ‘Dating in the Dark’ to name just a few.

Carly Brown - Production Executive

Carly first joined Little Gem in 2015 as a Production Manager on ‘Never Seen A Doctor’ and has since returned to manage an exciting 5 year project for Sky 1 and oversee Development. Prior to joining Little Gem, Carly’s experience included managing a wide range of projects at Initial, Princess, Love Productions, MTV and ITV.  Carly's previous credits include ‘Soccer Aid’, ‘Famous, Rich and in the Slums’, ‘The Million Pound Drop’, ‘Stand Up To Cancer’, ‘Eddie Stobart’s Trucks and Trailors’ and ‘Dating in the Dark’ to name just a few.

Kurt Seywald - Executive Producer Kurt is the Series Editor of HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WELL and has been on one or other diet since joining us in 2015. He started his career in feature films, working for Derek Jarman’s Basilisk Communications before spending five years on Channel 4’s ‘Eurotrash’ with Antoine De Caunes. Kurt has held Series and Executive Producer positions on a wide range of popular factual shows including ‘The Autistic Gardener’, ‘Beauty & The Beast’, ‘Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare’ and ‘Double Your House For Half The Money.’ He lives with an impeccably groomed Miniature Schnauzer in leafy South London.

Kurt Seywald - Executive Producer

Kurt is the Series Editor of HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WELL and has been on one or other diet since joining us in 2015. He started his career in feature films, working for Derek Jarman’s Basilisk Communications before spending five years on Channel 4’s ‘Eurotrash’ with Antoine De Caunes. Kurt has held Series and Executive Producer positions on a wide range of popular factual shows including ‘The Autistic Gardener’, ‘Beauty & The Beast’, ‘Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare’ and ‘Double Your House For Half The Money.’ He lives with an impeccably groomed Miniature Schnauzer in leafy South London.

Victoria Glover - Development Producer Victoria came to Little Gem from Studio Lambert, where she produced Series 8 of Gogglebox. Prior to that she held production and development roles at betty, Optomen and Sundog Pictures, helping win - and working on - a range of factual entertainment, features and docs commissions.

Victoria Glover - Development Producer

Victoria came to Little Gem from Studio Lambert, where she produced Series 8 of Gogglebox. Prior to that she held production and development roles at betty, Optomen and Sundog Pictures, helping win - and working on - a range of factual entertainment, features and docs commissions.

Tammy Hale - Development Producer Tammy is an Assistant Producer working in Development and Production. Previously at Remarkable and at Silver River, she’s recently returned from a years in Berlin where she was working at the Met Film School. Both development and production roles have been for a broad range of broadcasters and on a variety of subjects: fashion at Royal Ascot, arts and antiques to the current migrant crisis.

Tammy Hale - Development Producer

Tammy is an Assistant Producer working in Development and Production. Previously at Remarkable and at Silver River, she’s recently returned from a years in Berlin where she was working at the Met Film School. Both development and production roles have been for a broad range of broadcasters and on a variety of subjects: fashion at Royal Ascot, arts and antiques to the current migrant crisis.