About  Production Company

B7 Media is multi award-winning independent producer with an international track record in developing, packaging and producing content and formats for radio, television, film and digital platforms (SKY, BBC, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Audible/Amazon, Content Media, UKTV, SPACE, Eastlink TV and Syfy Channel).

 

B7 Drama

B7’s drama output ranges from the critically acclaimed indie romance Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont[1] starring Joan Plowright, Anna Massey and Rupert Friend; to audio dramas with a cinematic edge for BBC Radio 4, such as Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles[2], Blake’s 7, the critically acclaimed series Dan Dare[3] (based on the classic Eagle comics of the 1950s), and most recently the award-winning dramatisation of Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot[4]. B7 also produces highly topical drama, such as the recent adaptation for Radio 4 of Sumia Sukkar’s debut novel The Boy from Aleppo who Painted the War.

Further credits include the independent films of Canadian filmmaker Paul Kimball, The Cuckoo in the Clock, mystery thriller Roundabout and their latest collaboration, the multi-award winning thriller Exit Thread[5] starring Hilary Connell and Crystal Allen.

While for the theatre B7 produced an event fusing music and drama for the Almeida Theatre, Sonnet 155. Structured around Tim Arnold’s album of the same name, the event featured Shakespeare readings and performances by Richard Briers (his last stage performance), Benedict Cumberbatch, Hattie Morahan, Paul McGann and Lisa Dillon.

Current projects include period television drama series The Marriage Bureau, part of a development deal with international distributor, Content Media. The series is written and created by Richard Kurti (Going Postal, Sherlock Holmes & The Baker Street Irregulars) and the Producers are Adrian Bate (Affinity, Two Thousand Acres of Sky), Andrew Mark Sewell (Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, Exit Thread) and Bronwyn Cornelius (Greencard Warriors, Never Here, Widow’s Walk).

Trailers:

Dan Dare
Dan Dare ‘Widescreen Audio’
I, Robot mini-documentary
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
Exit Thread


[1] Winner: ‘Best Narrative Feature’, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2006; Winner: Best Actress, Joan Plowright, AARP Movies for Grownup Awards (2006).
[2] Winner: ‘Best Drama Special’ (Silver) at the NYC International Radio Program Awards (2015).
[3] Winner: ‘Best Online Drama Program’ and ‘Best Director’ (Silver) for Dan Dare, NYC International Radio Program Awards (2017).
[4] Winner: ‘Best Director’ (Gold) and ‘Best Drama Special’ (Silver) for I, Robot, NYC International Radio Program Awards (2017).
[5] Winner: 23 International Festival Awards including ‘Best Feature Film’, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (2016); Grand Jury Prize ‘Best Film’, Colorado Film Festival; ‘Best Director’ (Paul Kimball), International Independent Film Awards (2016); ‘Best Actress’ (Hilary Connell), Trinity International Film Festival (2016).


B7 FACTUAL

B7’s factual credits include Haunted for UKTV (shortlisted for the Montreux e-Rose); documentaries Secrets of the Paranormal (UKTV), Famous Monster (biography about Forrest J Ackerman), Barcelona Burnout (ITV, Men & Motors) Echoes of the Past (UK History) and The Space Race (a co-production with Boffin Media for Audible/Amazon).

Extending our factual output, B7 has recently brought on board an experienced factual writer/director, Stephen Gibson, and entered into a partnership with science and arts documentary production company Boffin Media.


Writer/Director (B7 Media), Stephen Gibson has written and directed for the BBC, CNN, RT1 in Germany, NPO in The Netherlands, Al Jazeera Europe, Sky, TVC Nigeria and the Food Network. Everything from Top Gear to Masterchef.

Recent credits include 2014’s Landing on A Comet, a series of live broadcasts following the successful Rosetta mission to a comet deep in the outer Galaxy. Broadcast by over 80 channels around the world, it brought space exploration to a vast audience, and knocked Kim Kardashian off the no. 1 tweet spot.

Current projects include Journalists’ Hangout, a weekly current affairs review for Sky and TVC, and an occasional series of football programmes for the soccer mad around the world.

Series Producer (Boffin Media), Richard Hollingham, is the winner of two prestigious Arthur Clarke Awards for space journalism.

A former BBC senior producer, an acclaimed and respected science producer and author and expert in space history, Richard has interviewed many scientists and experts across a range of fields. Space Correspondent for BBC Future, Richard is also a launch commentator for the European Space Agency and presenter of the award-winning Space Boffins Podcast.

With extensive contacts across the international space sector, including at the highest levels of NASA, Boffin Media is currently producing three space documentaries for BBC radio. Broadcast to a global audience of more than 100 million. Recent programmes include the first audio documentary to be presented by a serving astronaut, A Home in Space; a documentary on the history of women in space, Women with the Right Stuff (nominated for a prestigious New York Festivals Award) and Space 1977, a season on the Voyager missions anchored by a retired NASA astronaut.

In collaboration with Boffin Media, B7 has produced a pilot for an Amazon Audible series on the history of The Space Race.

Executive Producer (B7 Media), Andrew Mark Sewell, is the former Creative Director of BBC Worldwide, with 20-years radio and television experience, and now multi award-winning independent filmmaker and radio drama producer/director.

Sewell was formerly Creative Director at BBC Worldwide, where he was a key architect in defining the editorial and commercial strategy for exploiting BBC digital content globally. His remit encompassed the acquisition, commission, development and production of bespoke cross-format packages for broadcast. Credits include; Tomorrow’s World+, Ghostwatch LIVE, Walking with Dinosaurs, Blue Planet, Pyramid, Walking with Cavemen and X-Creatures.

Over the last ten years Sewell has carved out a growing reputation for producing dramatic, widescreen audio stories, which sound lived-in, real and cinematic. His name has also become synonymous with some of the most popular science fiction audio drama produced in the last decade, not least the re-imagining of cult BBC television series Blake’s 7 and more recently the critically acclaimed Dan Dare audio adventures featuring Ed Stoppard, Heida Reed and Geoff McGivern, based on the popular Eagle comic strips of the 1950s.

Film credits include the critically acclaimed indie romance Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont starring Joan Plowright, Anna Massey and Rupert Friend; and the multi-award winning noir thriller Exit Thread starring Hilary Connell and Crystal Allen.

Sewell’s film and radio dramas has received multiple international awards and most recently he was a double ‘Best Director’ award-winner at the NYC International Radio Program Awards (2017) for his productions of I, Robot (BBC Radio 4) and Dan Dare. Sewell was also nominated as ‘Best Drama Producer’ at the Radio Producer Awards (2015).