Meet the Team

Bad Pony Media Productions boats a team of multi-award winning media professionals, with an eclectic background in film, television, business management, creative industry, marketing, PR and communications.

See below to find out more about our senior team, freelancers and crew.

Maureen Somerville – Producer/1st Assistant Director

Maureen is a seasoned professional producer, with a passion for all genre of film and television. She has worked with Bad Pony Media since its formation in 2008, and has completed projects.

As well as her work behind the camera, Maureen has also appeared in front of the camera, making her debut in the BAFTA celebrated BBC Scotland aired “Looking After Mum”, which earned her nomination for Production Base’s inaugural Freelancer of the Year awards 2009 in the category of “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty”.

Her favourite film is ‘Dirty Dancing, and her favourite TV show is ‘Yes, Prime Minister’. 

Michelle Martin – CEO/Writer/Producer and Head Of Creative Content

Michelle is an award winning producer, writer and musician, who is CEO and co-founder of Bad Pony Media with school friend and fellow creative Frank McGowan.

As well as her work behind the scenes with Bad Pony Media projects, she is a published writer as author of powerful gothic horror ‘Evil Is’, and creator/showrunner of Braw TV’s successfully piloted ‘Ninety Eight Percent’ series.

Her favourite film is ‘Green Mile’, and her favourite TV show is ‘Orange is the New Black’. 

Frank McGowan – CEO/Producer and Executive Producer

Frank is a multi-award winning producer/director, editor and entrepreneur, who is CEO and co-founder of Bad Pony Media with school friend and fellow creative Michelle Martin.

As well as his work with Bad Pony Media, he is an accomplished film and TV historian, drummer and writer of Scottish horror feature ‘Evening of the Dead’. He also makes regular appearances on radio, television and in the press to support the Scottish creative industry and the need for more support, funding and development opportunities for the sector.

His favourite film is ‘Ghostbusters II’, and his favourite TV show is late 80’s sitcom ‘The Munsters Today’.

Cheryl Howarth – Camera Operator, Sound Engineer, Composer, Music Producer

Cheryl is an experienced camera operator, sound engineer, music producer and composer, who has worked with Bad Pony Media since 2008.

As well as her work behind the scenes with Bad Pony Media, Cheryl is an accomplished musician, her work behind the scenes has seen both film and TV projects nominated for a number of prestigious awards, as well as being recognised in her own right.

Her favourite film is ‘Halloween’, and her favourite TV show is ‘American Horror Story’.

Marc Harvey – Production Assistant / Assistant to the Producers

Mark is the youngest member of Bad Pony Media and a fairly new face working within the industry.

Originally joining the team behind the scenes for work experience in 2013, Mark stayed on with the executive team to help shape the future of new projects and joins senior producers for projects and productions 2016-2018.

An accomplished film-maker, writer and all round creative, Mark is one to watch for.

His favourite film is ‘Taxi Driver’, and his favourite TV show is ‘Top Gear’.

Alex McPhail – Photographer/Producer/Editor

Alex has been part of Bad Pony Media since 2008, working behind the scenes with the senior team in all manner of creative roles – eventually finding his feet as a photographer and producer/editor.

As well as his work behind the camera, Alex is also  front of the lens for new series drama ‘Ninety Eight Percent’. Other credits include ’10:48′, ‘Ava’ and  ‘Idiot’s Guide to Becoming a Film Maker’.

His favourite film is ‘The Never Ending Story’, and his favourite TV show is ‘Orphan Black’.

Geo Wright – Director of Photography/Producer

Geo is a seasoned media professional, with a background in photojournalism, crime research and writing and development of factual and documentary projects for television.

He joins the Bad Pony Media team for a number of projects 2016-2018, and works as part of the core team making decisions on content, style, tone and audience.

His favourite film is ‘Alien’, and his favourite TV show is ‘The Invaders’.

David Conner – Associate Producer/Communications Manager

David is a recent graduate of Media, Communications, Popular Culture and Film, and an accomplished producer, writer, development producer and communications manager, having worked in both Scotland and Canada.

His favourite genre is factual, and he joins the Bad Pony Media team for 2016-2018 projects, including ‘Geeked’, ‘Ninety Eight Percent’, ‘Rant Cam’ and ‘Evening of the Dead’.

His favourite film is ‘Highlander’, and his favourite TV show is ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’.

Gemma Miller – Producer/Assistant Director/Director

Gemma is a phenomenal talent, working with Bad Pony Media Prodcutions since 2016. Her project focus is documentary and factual, with experience in music video, development and entertainment.

Maddy Matecuic – Production Manager/Production Coordinator

When it comes to order on a set, Maddy is the girl who keeps things running smoothy.