Workerbee group was formed in 2022 with a focus on building creative hubs outside of London, through the creation of a wider family of labels and partnerships. Its mission is to diversify the voices behind premium content so they better reflect the UK.
Ty’r Ddraig is a new indie, proudly based in North-East Wales.
From our home in Wrexham, we’ll serve up the freshest cuts of factual content, fact ent formats and documentaries for a UK and international audience.
Headed up by Creative Director, Ben Smith Ty’r Ddraig will produce shows in both Welsh and English that entertain the broadest possible audience. From the land of song and storytelling we will spin stories out from Wales to the rest of The World.
Ty’r Draig is part of the Banijay backed Workerbee Group – a busy hive of northern and nations creatives.
We offer remote and in-house Avid offline and online suites, Resolve HDR grade and finishing and content delivery and QC for all the major networks.
Headed by technical director Keren Aarons, Workerbee Post was created out of a need to have more control over how our post-production needs were fulfilled and how they were managed. Agility, scalability, and value were the key driving forces behind this initiative which has seen us grow from a handful of edits to a now sizeable enterprise that has the facilities and technical expertise to rival the largest post-production studios in the UK.
Working with the latest remote desktop technologies enables us to put editors to work anywhere in the world very quickly, and we have developed technically robust workflow solutions for the ever evolving post landscape.
We also have partnerships with world class audio post facilities, where all our audio needs can be taken care of.
Workerbee Group has a first look deal with Made In Manchester that sees the two companies join forces to generate new content ideas.
Established in 2005, Made in Manchester has produced hundreds of documentaries from history to investigative, lifestyle, social affairs, music and entertainment programmes. The company also produces drama, comedy and panel shows. MIM’s slate has been broadcast on networks around the world, including all seven of the BBC’s main UK radio stations, the BBC World Service, German broadcaster DW, RTE in Ireland and PRX in New York.
Credits in the past year have included The Truth About Jazz with Clive Myrie (World Service) Ukraine’s Nuclear Gamble (Radio 4/World Service), The Other Side of Death Row (World Service), The Day I Met The Queen (5Live) and Ricky Wilson’s Rock and Roll Classics (Radio 2). The company also produces two popular podcasts – Distinct Nostalgia – which has exclusive interviews and reunions celebrating some of the biggest names in TV and film and is in the top 25% of on line shows worldwide. And Bisexual Brunch which has featured in the Pride Power List and is in the top 10% of most listened to podcasts globally.
Oscar-winning director and producer Kevin Macdonald has a multi-project creative partnership with the Workerbee Group. Macdonald, whose credits include “One Day in September,” “Touching the Void” and “Marley,” is executive producing Four Kings for Amazon as the first element of his two-year Workerbee deal. Other premium factual projects will include those he directs and executive produces.
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