Talesmith was founded in 2014 by four-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Martin Williams. In 2019, Ruth Roberts & Mark Wright joined Talesmith's leadership team as Creative and Managing Director. Ruth, Mark & Martin have decades of experience producing innovative, much talked-about television.
With focus on high-end natural history, science, adventure, access, character-driven narratives and environmental programming, we embrace new technologies, nurture talent and deliver narratives for global broadcasters in refreshing and compelling ways.
Talesmith is an inclusive, caring work environment that brings out the best in our teams and productions while giving our staff room to grow and support to develop.
Martin is a world-leading factual filmmaker. He established Talesmith to entertain, inform and encourage audiences to marvel at the world around them. His films are known for their cinematic visuals, compelling narratives and technical innovations, readily embracing new ways to visualise complex ideas. Many have won critical acclaim and industry awards including a BAFTA, a Canadian Academy Award, multiple Emmys, Leos, a Wildscreen Panda, a Jackson Hole award, RTS awards, an AAAS writing award and a Lumiere Award. Martin has directed many of the world’s leading talents and major global figures including President Zelensky, HRH Prince William and Professor Stephen Hawking. He is the creative driving force behind some of Sir David Attenborough’s most recent work, including his multi-award winning 3D, VR and AR projects.
Ruth is one of the UK’s leading factual, creative figures. She joined Talesmith’s leadership team after years of writing, producing and directing some of the biggest global documentary series and specials. Combining creative ambition with years of business-winning experience in the unscripted market, she is at the forefront of developing world-class projects, with a celebrated network among global streamers and networks. She has creatively overseen the commission and delivery of multiple award-winning projects in both broadcast and multi-platform genres, tapping into years of experience with blue-chip wildlife, premium science, VFX, drama and more. She has worked with leading figures including Sir David Attenborough, President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II, winning multiple BAFTAs, Emmys, Wildscreen Pandas, Lumieres, AIBs and Jackson Hole Awards.
Mark’s experience as Managing Director has been to grow multiple British production companies into competitive and trusted suppliers of innovative content. His expertise across sales and acquisitions gives him a comprehensive understanding of the evolving global market to help shape Talesmith’s business growth and development. Mark overseas all financial, commercial and operational aspects for Talesmith. With decades of hands-on experience managing production teams around the world, he believes in creating a positive, diverse workplace culture, strengthening development, production and management teams.
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WE’VE NAVIGATED COUNTLESS SHOOTS ACROSS THE WORLD, FILMED IN WILD AND EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS, UNDER THE SEA, IN WAR ZONES AND IN SOME VERY COMFORTABLE STUDIOS.