BAD PONY MEDIA (incorporating Bad Pony Media Productions, Bad Pony Media Films and Bad Pony Creative) boats a team of multi-award-winning industry celebrated media professionals, with over 10+ years in film, television, advertising, business management, creative industry, marketing, PR and communications.
Having worked together since 2008 on projects across all genres, we feel like a true “family” – check out our snapshot profiles below for more information, and feel free to contact any member of the team via email by clicking the envelope.
FRANK McGOWAN – CEO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Frank is an award winning producer/director/editor and entrepreneur, co-founder of BAD PONY MEDIA (originally “Bad Pony Productions”), forming the company in 2008 with best friend Michelle Martin.
He loves classic television and 80’s cinema, his favourite films including ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Night of the Living Dead’. His work as a producer includes the BAFTA celebrated BBC aired LOOKING AFTER MUM, biopic WAITING FOR LIZ which received a “Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement for British Cinema”, and new horror feature film EVENING OF THE DEAD.
MICHELLE MARTIN – CEO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Co-founder of BAD PONY MEDIA alongside best friend Frank McGowan, Michelle is an award-winning writer/producer and author, recently publishing the sequel to her debut novel EVIL IS to critical acclaim.
A lover of psychological horror and criminology, her notable work as a producer/writer, includes the award winning 10:48 (aka “My Secret Smile”), short film AVA, new cinematic horror TOP HATS (set for theatrical release Oct 31 2019), and comedy series IDIOTS GUIDE TO BECOMING A FILM MAKER. Current projects include edgy urban drama NINETY EIGHT PERCENT where she is series creator and show-runner, with many other projects in development.
MAUREEN SOMERVILLE – PRODUCER/FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Maureen has been with BAD PONY MEDIA since the very beginning, and not only is an award winning producer but behind the scenes power-house, working on projects including the new NINETY EIGHT PERCENT series, and feature film EVENING OF THE DEAD.
Nominated for the inaugural Production Base “Freelancer of the Year” award in 2010, her stamina and determination make every project she takes part in a creative success, with recent kudos from BAFTA Scotland, British Film Makers Alliance and Women in Film and Television.
CHERYL HOWARTH – CAMERA OPERATOR/SOUND ENGINEER/PRODUCER
Cheryl has also been with BAD PONY MEDIA from the very beginning, originally coming on board as a camera operator, and later expanding her skills in music production, sound engineering, film scoring and sound design.
Her notable work for BAD PONY MEDIA includes recent pilot episodes for shows including NINETY EIGHT PERCENT, IDIOTS GUIDE TO BECOMING A FILM MAKER and short film including AVA, 10:48 (aka “My Secret Smile”) and recently completed TOP HATS – where she worked as both director of photography and score composer.
GEO WRIGHT – PRODUCER/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
During his career as a former Picture Editor at News international, Geo worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, bringing with him an extensive amount of experience to his role as a producer for BAD PONY MEDIA.
With a passion for true stories, crime and offering a voice for victims of abuse – Geo’s specialism is in documentary, although he lends a hand to BAD PONY MEDIA projects, including children’s entertainment show TELL ME A STORY and RANT CAM as an associate producer via his own award-winning digital production company WRIGHT MEDIA.