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.

JP often goes off to the woods to enjoy Field Archery.

John ‘JP’ Allard

The TVNF Team

David Crabb

Acting Chairman & Business Team Coach

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.

Photo of David Crabb
Kata Szaniszlo

Video Editor, Animator and
Graphic Artist

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.

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.

Kata Szaniszlo
Vishakha Patel

Social Media & Client Communications Manager

Vishakha is a biomedical science graduate from De Montfort University. Early on in her career she decided to leave the confines of the laboratory and developed a new passion for helping local charities with social media. She discovered the joy of helping businesses grow through creative work. She has now built an enviable track record of creating video-rich content for lead-generation campaigns in markets like healthcare, pharmacy, technology, and security.

In her spare time, she runs her own henna business for weddings, festivals, and parties.

Vishakha Patel - TVNF
Dylan Read

Lead 3D Animator and Digital Artist

Dylan studied product design at Kingston College and brings over a decade of experience with
digital product design creating hyperrealistic rendering, and animation, with virtual and simulation environments together with expertise in 3D printing to actualise the contemporary forms generated with CAD.

During weekends, you'll often find Dylan testing his latest e-bike prototypes on the South Downs.

TVNF 3D Lead Animator
Jack Smith

Creative Media Consultant

Jack studied media production at the University of Lincoln and has starred in a handful of amateur short film projects, as a head editor or as the man behind the camera! Jack has an extensive background in short-form editing for social media and knowledge of motion design.

Jack once hosted a talk show on the radio and occasionally lent his voice to online animation projects!

Jack Smith - Creative Media Consultant TVNF
Cat King

Presenter & Director for TVNF Property Productions

Cat King joined TVNF to help script, direct and produce property & construction videos. As well as being a TV Presenter for BBC, Bloomberg TV, and Sky. She has also presented with the lovely Phil Spencer for a company called MOVE IQ. Cat has worked with Garrington Property Search and presented the Monthly Market review. She also manages the production of marketing videos for Bovingdon Estate Agents and Fine & Country Beaconsfield helping them sell their uber properties. 

Cat is a much sought-after relocation property agent finding houses for the rich and famous in London and the Home Counties!

Adam Dokhan

Associate Director YouTube & Creative Projects

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, TV Advertising, and advanced visual effects.

Adam has become a much sought-after DoP in the world of YouTube golfing videos.

Adam Dokhan Creative Consultant
Yolanda Hamblen a.k.a 'YoYo'

Associate Director for Podcasting & Security Markets

YoYo, is a much sought-after podcaster, host and producer of content for security companies around the world, as well as providing fractional CISO consultancy for global businesses. YoYo has achieved international acclaim for her Security Circle Podcasts created for IFPO to find more ways of connecting business giants of front line Security. She sits on the Advisory Board on IFPO chairs the ED&I subcommittee, with full participation in the Mental Health and Wellbeing group and is on the ASIS International Physical Steering Committee. YoYo is passionate about promoting the voices of LGBTQ+, women and other marginalised groups.

YoYo is a former Police Detective..

Nesanath Fernando

Senior Videographer

Nesanath 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.

In 2020, he won one of the most prestigious filmmaking competitions for Asian short video and music videos, but missed out on flying out to Norway to mix it with the glitterati and top movie moguls due to lockdown.

Nesanath Fernando

Cory Popovici

Associate Director of Cinematography & Special Effects

Cory has an international background, 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.

Cory's real name is Corneliu he is often referred to as 'The Professor'.

Martin Hall
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 of senior board-level experience in the digital marketing arena. Martin’s business philosophy is rooted in delivering excellent solutions underpinned by unrivaled 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!

Martin Hall Associate Digital Marketing Director

Our Unique Strengths

When you choose us you'll discover that TVNF combines advanced video media production with a video marketing agency service that repeatedly delivers stunning results that you can verify by talking directly to our clients.

“Simplicity is part of our company DNA.”

You're passionate about your business and the last thing you'll need is video projects distracting you and your team from your core business activities. You'll find we are passionate about delivering the most advanced projects and protecting our clients from being burdened by complexity.

Discover how our refreshing approach helps you reduce the time and cost for all types of video production, such as Corporate Promotional Videos, Training Videos, 2D and 3D animation or live streaming.

Read our 5 Star Google Reviews and you’ll see our clients consistently receive exceptional value, customer service and extraordinary attention to detail.