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The FA Disability Cup

Live Football Tournament for TNT Sports & Channel 4

The FA Disability Cup is a world-leading Pan-Disability football tournament featuring six games over two days, held at the iconic home of English football, St George’s Park.
It is here where the best teams’ from across England battle it out in Blind, Amputee, Cerebral Palsy, Deaf, Powerchair and Partially Sighted football. The most eagerly awaited tournament of its kind in the calendar.

Launched in the season of 2015/2016, 2024 will be the tournaments fourth live broadcast.

Innovation in technology and editorial has always been front and centre of the award-winning broadcast, boasting a number of access services and platforms making the tournament truly open to everyone.

Live enhanced audio description, live subtitles, live British Sign Language across two full days of linear broadcast, with simulcast on Social and Digital platforms and a FTA highlight show partnership with British Paralympic broadcaster Channel 4.

Premier Padel // Red Bull

Production partner for Red Bull Media House

Nimble is Red Bull’s production partner for the 2024 Premier Padel World Tour, creating content for the exclusive OTT partnership between Red Bull and Premier Padel. On site in Qatar, Mexico, Italy, France and Barcelona supporting Media House with enhanced broadcasts from the 4 Majors and the world final, also producing a raft of new content from athlete films to explainer content, introducing a new broad audience to the world’s Premier Padel tour.

World Skateboarding Tour

The World Skateboarding Tour is the official qualifying series for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The 9 stop tour features Park and Street Skateboarding in 5 countries Argentina, Japan, UAE, Italy and Switzerland.
The world’s best skaters compete to collect as many points as possible to make the hard 22-skater cut for Paris.

Nimble produces the live world feed semi-final and finals broadcasts and 26 min highlight programs for each tour stop. Among the global takers are TV Globo / Brazil, Claro TV / Central and South America, Nippon TV / Japan, CBC / Canada and digital outlets like The Olympic Channel and NBC YouTube.

Red Bull BC One World Finals Paris

Live Broadcast for Red Bull & Channel 4

With Breakdancing making its Olympic debut at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Nimble continued its global reputation in the space with two live productions in partnership with Red Bull UK and Channel 4.

France’s number one Tennis stadium Roland Garros was transformed into the arena for the world’s greatest one on one Breaking competition where Nimble produced a bespoke UK live show with presenters Becca Dudley (MTV, ITV) and Team GB Breaking hopeful B-Girl Roxy. The four-hour show was simulcast on Channel 4 digital platforms and Red Bull YouTube.

Prior to the Paris World Finals, Nimble also produced the Red Bull BC One Cypher UK live from London with an enhanced live production including presenting talent Ellie Prohan (DJ, Presenter Kiss) and VT production for a 3-hour show with Red Bull UK and Channel 4.

Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals

Live Event Production for Red Bull / TikTok

Red Bull Dance Your Style is an international mixed-style dance competition. The crowd decides who wins by voting for their favourite dancers.
In 2022, 60 champions from two event seasons and over 30 countries competed for eight spots to face the invited wildcards in the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nimble co-produced the live coverage for a state of the art 9:16 TikTok integration as the main outlet and a 16:9 feed for multiple watch parties around the globe.

BT Sport Action Woman Awards

Live award show for BT Sport, simulcast for linear and socials

Every year BT Sport celebrate the achievements of brilliant and inspiring female athletes in the Action Woman Awards in a one hour live broadcast on BT Sport.

Red Bull SoundClash

Live Broadcast for Red Bull

Red Bull SoundClash is a live musical battle between two artists. Each competitor is set on two opposing stages, across four heated rounds of musical showmanship and the crowd decides the winner.

Nimble was tasked by Red Bull Netherlands to produce a high-end 2-hour live show, which was hosted by rapper and decorated podcaster Hef and his “Rookworst” show. A 10-camera production including a 52-foot Movi Bird Crane, with a world-class live audio mix for both acts for music label Top Notch and Red Bull.

European Breaking Championships

Live for BBC & The Olympic Channel

The best Breakers from across Europe battle it out, live at the WDSF 2022 European Breaking Championships in Manchester. Nimble produced the live event for BBC Sport and iPlayer and The Olympic Channel, featuring breakers on the road to Paris 2024.

Zwift Academy

Remote Global Live Event

Zwift Academy is a life-changing prize where tens of thousands of virtual cyclists from all over the world compete to win professional contracts with Alpecin-Fenix and CANYON/SRAM. Nimble, working in partnership with Zwift, created a remote global live event from 10 countries across South America, Australasia and Europe, centrally hosted from a virtual studio in the UK. A highly complex and ground-breaking production workflow, Nimble produced a raft of support content for social and digital platforms as well as the live final.

Red Bull BC One (Holland cypher) for Red Bull Netherlands

Live Event Production

Every year, thousands of breakers worldwide compete for a place in the BC One World Final. During the Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher, 16 B-Boys and 8 B-Girls compete in Rotterdam to get the last ticket for the Red Bull BC One World Final in Poland.

Simple Session 20

Live Simulcast for Red Bull TV & Amazon Germany

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the world’s most prestigious Skateboard and BMX event, Simple Session. Nimble produced a complex live outside broadcast from Tallinn Estonia, simulcast on Red Bull TV platforms in English and Russian languages. Produced in conjunction with Red Bull Media House and Simple Session. The event features the world’s best action sport athletes for 2 days of intense competition.

Red Bull Rollercoaster

Live Event Production for Red Bull TV

Red Bull Rollercoaster is a unique international Skateboard competition held at the major Action Sport festival Munich Mash, Germany. The world’s best athletes compete in a 300 metre, downhill slopestyle course with obstacles from the disciplines of street, vert, park and bowl. Nimble collaborated with Red Bull Media House on editorial and supplied production staff to produce 3 x 2 hour live shows, simulcast on Red Bull TV, Facebook and You Tube with presenters Ed Leigh, Chris Pastras, Corey Bohan, Nora Vasconcellos, Tina Dixon and Dave O’Caoimh.

Red Bull Paris Conquest

Live Event Production for Red Bull TV & TikTok

Fresh off the back of Tokyo 2020, some of the world’s best skateboarders competed in a brand new competition format at the iconic setting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. A bespoke course constructed of renowned Paris skateboard locations, athletes from around the world battled in a knockout format in front of a crowd of thousands.

Documentary

Geraint Thomas: The Road will Decide

1 x 60 for BBC One Wales & BBC Two Network

A world first documentary film boasting unparalleled access to defending champion Welshman Geraint Thomas at the planet’s toughest endurance race, the Tour de France. The film tells the story of the greatest Tour in 30 years from Geraint’s personal perspective with honesty and humour. Commissioned by BBC Wales and BBC Two, Nimble collaborated with Team Ineos and Geraint Thomas to bring to life the grit and determination required to compete at cycling’s most prestigious race. Directed by Stewart Sugg. Executive Producer, Dylan Wyn Davies.

Sam Warburton: Full Contact

1 x 60 min documentary for BBC

An intimate portrait of legendary Wales and British & Irish Lions Captain Sam Warburton. A unique insight with unprecedented access to home life, revealing the making of a Rugby warrior. Featuring revelations from Welsh Head Coach Warren Gatland, Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll, England Rugby World Cup winning former coach Sir Clive Woodward and current Welsh star George North. Directed by Stewart Sugg.

Shane Williams: Rugby, Concussion & Me

1 x 60 min documentary for BBC

Nimble teamed up with Wales and British & Irish Lion Shane Williams as he embarked on a journey to understand how the world of rugby, from grassroots to the highest levels, is working to reduce concussions in the modern day-game to make the sport safer for future generations. Much loved by the nation and the rugby world, Shane is inspired by his children as he asks how to make his beloved sport safer for their generation and others to come. As part of his journey, Shane talks to players both past and present and meets medical professionals, the governing bodies including World Rugby and those involved at the grassroots level of the sport in the UK and abroad. Directed by Stewart Sugg. Executive Producer Dylan Wyn Davies.

Carwyn Williams: Unbreakable for BBC

Swansea’s Carwyn Williams dominated the Welsh, British and European surf scene in the 80’s. A maverick underdog from Mumbles who through sheer talent and force of personality surfed his way to respect at the world’s most dangerous locations including the giant waves of Hawaii and competing against the best in Australia. This intimate portrait charts Carwyn’s rise to the top of the sport. A story of pioneering adventure, danger, tragedy, rehabilitation and reinvention.

Steve Robinson: Cinderella Man

Documentary for BBC

In 1993 a boxer and part-time warehouse worker from a Cardiff Debenhams store was given the chance of a lifetime – to fight for the world featherweight title with just 48 hours’ notice after the reigning champ pulled out. He had no preparation and no hope of success. Yet, when the bell rang at the end of the final round, Wales had a world champion.

John Dawes: Rugby Revolutionary

Documentary for BBC

An emotive portrait of Welsh rugby icon John Dawes.

The man who revolutionised the game as both player and coach who led Wales to multiple Grand Slams, inspired The Lions to their only ever tour victory on New Zealand soil and was also at the centre of the ‘Greatest Try of All Time’ with the Barbarians. Now for the first time ever, John’s Dawes’ son and grandsons along with a star-studded host of rugby legends

Unscripted

The New Signing

6 Part Series For EE & BT Sport

The New Signing is the latest EE initiative, as part of its long-term partnerships with each of the four Home Nations Football Associations, to support the growth of disability football on and off the pitch, ensuring the game is as inclusive as possible for fans and spectators with disabilities. Nimble with partners Cake (Havas) created and produced a 6-part series charting the journey of two new British Sign Language pundits, Damaris Cooke and Rolf Choutan as they become Britain’s first ever BSL football talent in Champions League, Premier League and the FA Disability Cup.

The New Signing

Promo & Launch Content for EE, BT Sport & The FA

The New Signing with EE and BT Sport is a unique talent search to find, train and launch the careers of new British Sign Language football pundits. Produced in partnership with Cake (Havas), and BT Sport, Nimble produced a ground-breaking silent promo for TV, Social and Digital featuring high profile England Senior Men’s and Deaf Football teams, ahead of a new 6-part series airing in 2023.

Para Football Adventures

5 Part Series for BT and the Home Nation Football Associations

Alex Brooker and Chelcee Grimes hatch a plan to shine a light on disability football and travel to each of the home nations to introduce TV, Social and Digital audiences to Amputee Football in Scotland, Powerchair in Northern Ireland, Cerebral Palsy Football in England and the Welsh Deaf Futsal team. Produced in partnership with BT and Cake (Havas).

Women’s Football World with Coca Cola

6 x 30 Channel 4

High Volume short form for All4 Social & Digital

A world first with Clare Balding and Freestyle football World champion Liv Cooke fronting a unique insight into women’s football, from a global perspective. Women’s Football World with Coca Cola gives viewers a rare glimpse behind the scenes at some of the biggest football clubs including Manchester City, Juventus and Arsenal. The show also features highlights from UEFA Women’s Champions League, England’s WSL and the American NWSL. A multi-platform production with content produced for Channel 4 TV, Social and Digital, team Nimble collaborated with Channel 4 commissioning, Channel 4 Sponsorship, Coca Cola and Mediacom in creating this brand new property designed to grow awareness and shine a light on the women’s game.

Watch Us Rise

3 x 15 for BT, BT Sport & The FA

A BT Sport mini-series that follows a group of young women who love football but haven’t had the easiest ride in life.

Presented by footballer Chelcee Grimes, this real and raw 3 part series will tell the story of three young girls and the struggles they’ve had to navigate as they pursue their footballing dreams. We follow them as they embark on their BT Playmaker journey, meet their footballing heroes The Lionesses and watch them grow from self-conscious kids to self-confident young women both on and off the pitch.

Red Bull Four 2 Score

Red Bull Four 2 Score is a brand new and action-packed, 4-vs-4 football format where goals in the first and last minute are worth double. 10-minute rounds, no breaks. Nimble Productions partnered up with Red Bull Netherlands for an as-live Multicam recording of the Dutch national finals and produce a raft of short form clips for TV news distribution and a variety of social media assets.

Swatch Nines

Swatch Nines is a unique event in winter action sports. In place of a traditional contest, Skiers and Snowboarders ride and create together. The playground is an extraordinary setup of kickers, rails and a skate bowl set 2600m above sea level.

Tasked by event partner Swatch and Red Bull Media House, Nimble produced an unscripted athlete driven featuring key athletes and event creator Nico Zacek.

The Grassroots Football Show

1 x 60’ for BT & BT Sport

High volume short form content for Social & Digital platforms

Produced in partnership with Cake (Havas) and the home Nations Football Associations, Robbie Savage and Jules Breach present the show that celebrates Grassroots football from amateur clubs to the elite, discussing the importance of teams within communities. Filmed across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the show featured exclusive in-camp content from home nations senior men’s teams as they prepare for the 2021 Summer of Football in Europe.

Action Woman Heroes 2020

1 x 60’ BT Sport

High volume short form content for Social & Digital platforms

After a year that forced us all to reflect, in place of the annual live award show, Nimble created a documentary where the previous winners of the Action Woman Awards discuss their successes and the people who helped and inspired them along the way. Presented by Clare Balding and Footballing signer songwriter Chelcee Grimes, the line-up includes the Queen of British sprinting Dina Asher Smith, England Lioness captain Steph Houghton and Downhill Mountain Bike World Champion Rachel Atherton.

The Breakdown

8 x 4 Mins for Red Bull TV

Plus additional short form support content for social platforms

The Breakdown is a series of high-end shorts showcasing the variety of dance moves in the repertoire of the World’s most prolific Breakdance crew, The Red Bull BC One All-Stars.

Breaking, or B-Boy, began in the streets of New York City in the early 1980’s and has since risen to become a worldwide phenomenon with dancers now competing in major live events globally. One of the most renowned events is BC One, an annual competition broadcast live on Red Bull TV.

The series of films, each led by a dancer from the Red Bull BC One All Stars, broke down the moves, the style, the meaning and the feeling for a broad, global youth audience.

Mike Meets

6 x 12 Mins for Red Bull TV

Plus additional short form support content for social platforms

Red Bull TV’s World Rally Championships lead presenter Mike Chen fronts six documentary films on six of the world’s greatest Rally drivers.

From Britain’s finest, Elfyn Evans to Irish star Craig Breen, the series uncovers drivers’ career highs and lows in a journalistic voyage crafted with warmth and humour. Filmed on location around Europe the highly creative films boast incredible access to drivers’ private lives and give a Red Bull TV audience an open an honest account of life as a world-class, professional Rally driver.

Entertainment

Six Nations Sin Bin

Annual Entertainment Series for BBC One Wales and iPlayer

Six Nations Sin Bin is an annual entertainment show with celebrity studio chat and comedy VT content crafted to get the Six Nations party started. Gabby Logan and Gareth Thomas present the show where each week rugby legends, comedians and celebrities share their love of the tournament. Now in its fourth season, for 2021, despite lockdown, Sin Bin continued to entertain a peak time BBC One Wales and iPlayer audience with a remote virtual audience and guests including Ed Byrne, Sir Bryn Terfel, Gregg Wallace, Ore Oduba, Carol Voderman and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, as well as a host of international rugby talent from Shane Williams to Ryan Jones to David Campese. Sin Bin 2021 featured the epic ‘Showdown’, where each week four teams of rugby loving celebrities compete in a series of challenges that tested their strength, speed, skills and endurance until one emerged victorious

The Clare Balding Show

12 x 60 for BT Sport, Thursdays 8pm

An entertainment chat show where BAFTA award winning journalist Clare Balding talks to the biggest names of sport including Rio Ferdinand, Bernie Ecclestone, Frank Lampard, Johanna Konta and Harry Redknapp.

Filmed from BT Sport studios in front of a live audience, Clare blends thought provoking journalism with fun, entertainment devices designed to give viewers a rare glimpse into the lives of Britain’s finest sportspeople. With a refreshed format for 2017, including new studio design, graphics and greater focus on creating content for BT’s linear and digital platforms.

Pen/Campwyr

8 x 30 for S4C

A brand new sports quiz show hosted by Jason Mohammad. A high-octane quiz where brains meets brawn as contestants answer sporting trivia questions to gain an advantage in physical gameplay against some of Wales’ biggest sporting legends including Rugby hero James Hook and Footballer Tash Harding. Graphic design by KPX Creative, Game Technology by Kinetic Pixel. Produced and Directed by Rhys Padarn.

WWE Clash at the Castle

1 x 30 BBC

Three of wrestling’s stars Seth Rollins, Bayley and Butch join Mark Andrews ahead of the biggest wrestling event in the UK for 30 years – Clash at the Castle. They look towards the future of WWE, ask what it means to be a fan and answer the big question – why do they love the sport?

Wales: The Big Kick-Off

1 x 30 for BBC Wales & iPlayer

An exclusive BBC entertainment show celebrating the Welsh football team in the 2020 European Football Championships. Fronted by Gabby Logan and Wales legend Nathan Blake, the curtain raiser to BBC’s coverage gets the party started with special guests Elis James, Joe Ledley, The Alarm, Natasha Harding and Leroy Brito.

Clients

  • Red Bull
  • BBC
  • BT Sport
  • Facebook
  • Channel 4
  • Coca Cola
  • BT
  • Zwift
  • EE
  • FA
  • VisionNine
  • S4C

Contact

Get in touch

The Sail Loft, Frazer Building, 126 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5LE

About

We are Nimble Productions

Nimble Productions are multi award winning producers of high-end sport culture content with a 20-year track record. Nimble has collaborated with some of the world’s leading talent, broadcasters and brands.

Dylan Wyn Davies

Dylan Wyn Davies Creative Director

An award winning (RTS, Gold Cannes Lions, Broadcast Digital, BAFTA Academy Cymru) Creative Director, Dylan founded Nimble in 2017 and produces Entertainment, unscripted and live content for TV, Social and Digital.

With over 20 years’ experience, highlights include creating the world’s largest brand-led Entertainment AFP GT Academy with Sony and Nissan and now a major Hollywood movie Gran Turismo. Dylan created and led a raft of Channel 4 Paralympics entertainment and live properties plus created the British network sport-entrainment properties Six Nations Sin Bin with Gabby Logan and Gareth Thomas and The Clare Balding Show, taking both series to network BBC One and BBC Two.

Dylan has also been at the forefront in the innovation and progression of global action sports and culture broadcast, producing some of Red Bull’s largest international live properties, the world’s most accessible football tournament with the FA Disability Cup and creating the first ever World Skateboarding Tour, the qualifying series for the Olympic Games.

GARETH REES

GARETH REES MANAGING DIRECTOR

Gareth has worked in the TV industry for over 20 years. As a founder and Managing Director of Nimble Productions and Nimble Dragon, he has over the past few years established the company as a key voice in the Welsh creative scene, with solid links with local and network broadcasters and a strong business foundation.

In 2007, Gareth was part of the team responsible for floating the Cardiff based Boomerang+PLC business. He understands the challenges of managing and growing a Nations independent and leading a strong creative team.

KATY CARTWRIGHT

KATY CARTWRIGHT HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Katy’s production management experience of 20 years spans many genres including Entertainment, Live, Factual and Drama. Prior to joining Nimble Katy was Production Executive for Blink Films and before that Boomerang, running many successful productions including Channel 4’s Posh Pawn and Extreme Cake Makers. Katy started her career at the BBC, working in various areas of programming and on long running series including DIY SOS: The Big Build and Doctor Who Confidential.

FLO KOEHLER

FLO KOEHLER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Flo is an agile and creative Executive Producer, who approaches each project with hunger for innovation and progression.

Kick-starting his career at MTV, Flo produced a variety of show formats ranging from long form artist portraits, live music festivals, award shows and late night studio programs.

Flo was part of the Red Bull Media House live production team for almost a decade. He played an instrumental role in delivering programs such as the UCI MTB World Cup, Freeride World Tour, Vans Park Series and Neymar Junior’s Five, to name a few.

Prior to Nimble, Flo worked as Head of Production for Amsterdam based live streaming specialists NOMOBO. In addition to leading and developing the production team, he was responsible for a few of the most complex productions the company has delivered to date. Clients included Workday CCW, Salesforce Dream TX, IBM Think and Red Bull Uncontained.

ROB HARPER 

ROB HARPER  FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

Rob started his career in the audit and accounting sector where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant before joining Channel 4 in 2001.

Rob was the Finance Manager for 4 Rights, Channel 4’s commercial business, and over ten years managed one of the largest independent Programme investment funds in the UK, investing in some of the Channel 4’s most iconic programmes and series including Shackleton; Shameless; Green Wing and The Joe Simpson films The Beckoning Silence and Touching The Void.

In 2011 he developed the unique funding model for the hugely successful Inbetweeners Movie which went on to be the UK’s most successful comedy film.

More recently, Rob has concentrated on Finance Director appointments in entrepreneurial / start-up companies within the creative industry. These have included numerous TV and Film production companies where he has set up and managed finance departments and has raised investment finance to support business growth.

GARETH THOMAS

GARETH THOMAS PRODUCER

Gareth has worked across many productions for Nimble. Prior to joining Nimble, Gareth was a member of Only Boys Aloud coming 3rd on Britain’s Got Talent and presented socials for S4C on Cân i Gymru and Eisteddfod yr Urdd / Genedlaethol.

Credits at Nimble include Trysorau’r Teulu (S4C); Ffrindiau Ffôn ar Wyliau (S4C); The Wedding Dress Shop (BBC Wales); Six Nations Sin Bin (BBC Wales); Watch Us Rise (BT Sport); Para Adventures (BT Sport).

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