WE ARE NIMBLE PRODUCTIONS
Nimble Productions are multi award winning producers of high-end sport culture content with a 20-year track record
WHAT WE DO
Entertainment, Unscripted & Live for TV, Social & Digital
Have a look at our showreel of recent work
The FA Disability Cup
2 Day Live Broadcast for BT, BT Sport, the FA and Channel 4
The FA Disability Cup with BT was the world’s most accessible coverage of a football tournament to date. Presented by Alex Brooker, Jules Breach and Hannah Cockroft the 5 matches across 2 days included multiple broadcast streams across BT Sport channels with live Audio Description, live Subtitles, live Sign Language and accessible to all on BT Sport’s Facebook channel with a special hour-long programme for Channel 4.
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.
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
BT Sport Action Woman Awards 2021
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 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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BT Sport Action Woman Awards 2019
1 x 60 Live Award Show BT Sport
The live BT Sport Action Woman Awards celebrated an unprecedented year in women’s sport as Clare Balding presented the seventh instalment of the annual awards. Winners on the night included Skateboarding sensation Sky Brown who took the Rising Star Award, Team Europe at the Solheim Cup took the Team Award, Swimming Coach to Adam Peaty Mel Marshall won the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Action Woman of the Year went to Pippa Funnell, following success at the Burghley Horse Trials. Directed by Dave Skinner. Executive Producer, Dylan Wyn Davies.
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.
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.
Live Festival Production & High Volume short form films
NASS is a 20,000 capacity a festival of street culture and creativity with Skateboard and BMX contests and major music artists, held annually near Bristol.
Nimble Productions created, produced and delivered live streaming services and short form digital highlights of the younger skewed Action Sports that were viewed by over 8 million on social channels including Unilad and Facebook.
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.
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.
- Red Bull
- BT Sport
- Channel 4
- Coca Cola
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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 Creative Director
An award winning (RTS, Gold Cannes Lions, Broadcast Digital, BAFTA Academy Cymru) Creative Director, Dylan founded Nimble productions with Gareth Rees in 2017 and produces high-end sports culture content specialising in Entertainment, non-scripted and live content for TV, Social and Digital.
Prior to Nimble, as Creative Director at Welsh indie Boomerang, Dylan grew the Sports and Events department from a small Extreme Sport event specialist into a multi award winning, Pan-European leader in Sport-Entertainment events and original content.
THE CLARE BALDING SHOW
Dylan was the creative driving force behind The Clare Balding Show for BBC2 / BT Sport in an unprecedented shared rights agreement between the two broadcasters and led production from 2013 to 2017.
CHANNEL 4 PARALYMPICS
He has created and delivered several major projects for Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage including Anniversary Games 2016, IPC European Swimming and Athletics Championships 2016, IPC World Athletics Championships 2015 as well as the high-end short form content for Channel 4’s sponsorship partners including Allianz and BT.
Dylan was instrumental in the rise and growth of the worlds largest Advertiser Funded Programme, the Gold Cannes Lions winning GT Academy, and led production and creative for this multi-platform brand for 7 years. Dylan’s AFP expertise has seen him produce high-end, big-budget AFP for the likes of Bacardi, Huawei, DHL, and Sony in multi-platform, multi-genre content.
RED BULL TV
Other complex production includes major live programming for Red Bull TV, including Red Bull Air Race, Europe’s largest BMX &Skateboard event Simple Session and the final of the Freeride World Ski & Snowboard Tour; Verbier Xtreme.
LIVE AWARD SHOWS
Dylan has also devised and delivered large-scale live award shows including the Facebook Football Awards and BT’s Action Woman Awards.
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 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 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.
HELEDD ANGHARAD SERIES PRODUCER
Heledd has fifteen years experience in factual television. She is a BAFTA Cymru and Celtic Media Festival award winning Producer and Director whose work spans multiple broadcasters and genres; from specialist factual series Surgeons: At the Edge of Life (BBC2) to popular factual fixed rig series One Born Every Minute (C4) live crime series Crimewatch (BBC1) and factual entertainment series Prosiect Pum Mil (S4C) Highly experienced in maintaining difficult access in institutions, dealing with complex compliance issues and working with very vulnerable people, her passion is to bring people’s stories to the world.
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 ASSISTANT 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).