MEET THE TVNF TEAM
John ‘JP’ Allard
Founder & Managing Director
Studied graphic design at Manchester Metropolitan University, then built a career in IT. By the mid-1990s he was already working on projects like Internet TV for doctors and the World’s first virtual health village. He then helped launch interactive health education services for InfoTech Inc. partnering with the Health Education Authority. In the noughties, he won and program managed many eCommerce projects with major banks, telcos, and national retailers. In 2010 he set up what is now The Video News Factory.
FUN FACT: JP often goes off to the woods to enjoy Field Archery.
David studied science at Thames University and went on to build several managed services companies up to successful exit strategies. He joined TVNF in 2020 and provides vital coaching strategic advice with over 25 years of experience as a CEO and non-executive Director to IT and service-based companies. He is also the author of The Magic Formula and The Slippery Slope No-way back, both published on Amazon.
FUN FACT: David was actually a customer of TVNF way back in 2013 when JP was in the very early stages of start-up.
Associate Director of Cinematography
Cory has an international track record, having originated from Moldova, then worked in the Italian TV industry, before moving to the UK and joining TVNF in 2017.
He has been responsible for driving many of the standards for advanced video production at TVNF and has an amazing range of technical skills outside filming, such as 3D animation and advanced live streaming production.
FUN FACT: Cory's real name is Corneliu he is often referred to as 'The Professor'.
Video Editor, Animator and
Kata would describe herself as the ‘one usually behind the camera.’ Although her work never goes unnoticed. With a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Graphic Design, Kata specialises in custom animation and is a valuable member of TVNF creative video production process.
FUN FACT: Despite her quiet demeanor, she starred as a witch in a scene for a Macbeth feature movie. Although she only wanted to be a runner and an assistant.
Creative Consultant - Project Manager
Adam studied at the University of Lincoln Media Production BA graduate and with the Nation Youth Film Academy. Experienced in acting, scriptwriting, screenplay creating, producing and directing short films and medium-length web-series show, live-action and animation as well as projects involving large crews.
FUN FACT: Adam is dresses extremely smartly (which puts the rest of us to shame) ...and he's a lover of bow ties!
Associate Digital Marketing Director
Martin is a hands on MD of Breathe Digital Solutions Limited (our strategic partner for Digital Marketing), with over 30 years’ senior Board level experience in the digital marketing arena. Martin’s business philosophy is rooted in delivering excellent solutions underpinned by unrivalled client service, unfettered creative thinking, cutting edge yet robust technology and high levels of quality control.
Aside from working with a huge list of Global brands, in 2007 he launched his own brand of cherry juice called Cherry Good. This grew to be Europe's largest cherry juice Company and was acquired by the World's biggest juice packer!
Area Sales Manager - TV Advertising
Laura has a decade of success in brand promotion and sales events creation, within the consumer sector and looks after developing business for our revolutionary addressable TV advertising campaigns using services such as ITV Hub and ADSMART from Sky.
FUN FACT: Laura has never been on a 'positive thinking' course - because if you met her you'd soon realise she's the very last person to ever need this!
Nesananth originally studied engineering and made videos as a hobby, but found himself with so many requests from friends to create videos that he chose to give up engineering and gradually built his career in music videos. He has recently completed his MSc in Videography.
FUN FACT: In 2020 he won one of the most prestigious filmmaking competitions for Asian short video and music video, but missed out on flying out to Norway to mix it with the glitterati and top Movie moguls due to lockdown.