Award-winning experience combined with young, fresh talent.
We make content across all platforms.
We don’t think of digital and telly – we just think of the best ideas.
We are Strawberry Blond.
We’re very excited to announce that our hit series “The Playlist” is returning for a third series on CBBC. Strawberry Blond have been commissioned ...
He’s a Dad both in and out of work, the CEO and he even has Wonky Donky sitting on his desk… For our first Strawberry Sunday we caught up with......
Head of Sound
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Director of Photography
Steve is an award-winning producer with over 20 years of experience in content and television for broadcasters and networks across the globe.
He was a producer of ITV’s phenomenally successful RTS and BAFTA-award winning series ‘SMTV:Live’ and ‘CD:UK’. Steve was the also the voice of Chums.
He worked at Disney Channel where he produced BAFTA-award series and was named a Broadcast Hot Shot – he had his photo taken, and everything.
Steve then jumped to Warner Bros and was responsible for the development and production of all WB television formats created outside the US – from sitcoms to reality.
In 2007, Steve set up Rival Media – producing primetime series for UK and US networks. Experts in international formats, their hit shows included ‘Rooftop Rainforest’ (Sky 1), ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ (Discovery), ‘The Shrinks’ (RTE) and ‘Mission Beach’ (BBC2).
In 2015, Steve founded Pretzel TV, producing the CBBC Official Chart Show and received a further BAFTA nomination in 2015.
Strawberry Blond was born in 2017, with an ambition to produce content across digital and telly, working with the very best young talent in the UK.
After Emma Thomson told her that the best way to fund her love for writing would be to go into Production, Hannah decided to take on Professor Trelawney’s advice; dove head first into the world of logistics, risk assessments and budgets and hasn’t looked back since.
At age 20, Hannah was producing a BBC Scotland Television Pilot with River City.
Since, she has picked up an array of awards for her work in documentary, music video and short film (including a RTS Award for Best Scottish Short and a nomination for Channel 4’s Innovation in Storytelling) and has had global success at festivals in South Korea, Shanghai, Romania and Australia (to name but a few!)
During her time with Strawberry Blond, she has not only worked with some of the biggest names in music and telly, but has also managed to get a selfie with Busted.
When she’s not up to her eyes in paperwork and showreels, Hannah can be found travelling the world in search of the best cheeses.
Myke looks after everything sound at Strawberry Blond. Myke’s skill set goes beyond that of the average noise boy. He has mixed and recorded for some of the biggest names in the music world including Jonas Blue, The Vamps, Pixie Lott and JP Cooper – to name but a few. His music production and song-writing skills have seen him write and produce for both musical artists and broadcast TV – he even wrote the theme tune for our CBBC show The Playlist. Myke has mixed for live TV in a variety of challenging situations including the BBC Radio studios, a rainforest and even once with a broken arm. Myke is also a dab hand at voiceover too and has worked with Waitrose, Thomas Cook, BBC and Nationwide. He’s the owner of a Recording Studio in Kent, supported Bring Me The Horizon, been nominated for 2 Children’s BAFTAs and has won a Broadcast Young Talent Award for Audio Production. Despite all this, Myke’s proudest achievement is – and always will be – his incredible mac ‘n’ cheese recipe.
As the only Strawberry Blond team member in their 30s, Tom carries the heavy responsibility of an entire decade on his shoulders. He started out his career on shiny floor shows like ‘Pop Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ but has been elbow deep in development ever since Justin Timberlake decided to bring sexy back.
With hundreds of hours of commissioned developments under his belt – from internationally distributed pop culture documentary series to a Bafta-winning children’s format, even the occasional Saturday Night entertainment hit – Tom brings a wealth of development experience to the team.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys arguing on Twitter in support of the Oxford Comma, starting then giving up hobbies after buying all the equipment, and spending time with his Bassett Hound and his wife (in that order).
Before joining Strawberry Blond, Scott worked across short film, dance films, corporate and digital content. During this time worked with a large range of clients including CokeTV, L’Oréal, PlayStation, Benefit and Amoy. Scott has also edited for some of the world’s biggest social media stars including KSI, Dodie Clark, Manny, Ali-A and Maddy Shaw, editing hours of YouTube content and racking up millions of views. He later worked across the first Facebook exclusive online music channel – LockInLive – with such artists as Enter Shikari. Scott ventured into the world of Broadcast Television when he joined Strawberry Blond in 2017 and began editing CBBC’s only music show – The Playlist.
When Scott’s not counting his hard drives, he can be found booking his next ridiculous adventure – most likely skydiving again.
Alison joined the team just a few months after her graduation. Despite this, Alison has picked up copious amounts of experience over the last few years working on Shetland, Lovesick and the BBC’s psychological thriller The Replacement. Showing great potential during her training, Alison was taken under the wing of BAFTA and Emmy Award Winning Director David Blair, who she recently shadowed on his latest film Hurricane. With all this experience under her belt, Alison went on to direct duo-lingual short film Antonio, starring one of the stars of Pirates of the Caribbean. When she’s not adding emojis to everything, Alison is usually going to see bands no one else has heard of or cooking enough food to feed the street. You’re always welcome for dinner.
Jake started out cutting trailers for his school’s drama department plays, which lead him to a degree in film and television at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
There, Jake developed his skills and passion for editing and culminated in a short film which he wrote, directed and edited, under the mentorship of director, Peter Mackie Burns, before finding his feet in London and a desk at Strawberry Blond.
During all of this, Jake has played and performed with various bands, as a drummer and guitarist. Aside from untangling USB cables, Jake can be found scouring the internet for the next big thing in music, or watching the only football team that matters, Manchester City.
Originally from Montréal, Canada, Emily, is our Strawberry from across the pond. With a love of filming, she splits her time between her penchant for Silvermouse and running around set with a camera. Prior to joining Strawberry Blond, Emily worked on Channel 4’s Emergency Helicopter Medics, BBC Scotland’s Grand Tours of Scottish Lochs, plus Hollywood blockbusters Trainspotting 2 and Outlander.
Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Fergus’ recent win for Camera Operator of the Year at the Broadcast TECH Young Talent Awards came as no surprise following a previous BAFTA New Talent Nomination and an RTS Scotland Award. For 10 years Fergus ran his own company delivering services across digital marketing, design, video production and photography to clients including the Scottish Government and the USA’s largest porridge manufacturer. Beyond this, he has worked with brands such as Air NZ, Deliveroo, PwC and JCDecaux and can boast 39 million views on the content he edited for YouTube sensation Caspar Lee. When Fergus isn’t eating porridge, he can be found channelling his inner Chris Hoy or exploring green places, camera in hand.