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Producers of quality
children’s and family media content

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Our Approach

Origination

We love coming up with new ideas – whether meeting a specific brief or from a blank page! We also love working with like-minded people and companies – joining forces with others to help them achieve their creative and commercial goals.

Development

We love to nurture ideas to unlock their potential, giving each one the best possible chance of success. We get a buzz from seeing ideas become a reality.

Production

We love creating content. From our NW England production base in the heart of MediaCityUK in Manchester, we run all aspects of production – recruitment of crew and talent, scripting, shooting, post-production and delivery.

Our Team

  • David Hallam

    Co-Founder / Creative Director

    David brings over 20 years of experience to the company having headed up development for blue chip Indies including Zodiak Kids and Initial/Endemol Kids. He has been involved in the creation and development of over 30 series in his career to date including Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge, Scrambled!, Zack & Quack and Mister Maker’s Arty Party, many of which have even gone on to be nominated for or win national and international awards.

  • Jon Hancock

    Co-Founder / Director of Production

    During his 16 years working at the BBC, Jon developed a range of skills including Single & Multi-Camera Directing, Script-Editing, Writing and Producing. In November 2015 Jon won a BAFTA for Series Producing the hit CBeebies gameshow Swashbuckle. His other credits include Mr Bloom’s Nursery, Let’s Celebrate!, The Lingo Show and four top-rating CBeebies Christmas Productions.

  • Dominic Parry

    Head of Production

    Dominic joined Three Arrows in 2017 as Head of Production. He has worked in the media business for over 24 years, rising to the role of COO for BBC Children’s and launching CBeebies Land at Alton Towers in May 2014. More recently Dominic has worked with the BBC’s Natural History Unit senior management team in Bristol helping them to deliver series like the multi-award-winning Planet Earth 2 in 2016.

  • Toby Hughes

    Non-Executive Director

    Toby is an award-winning Technology, Media & Fintech entrepreneur & investor. In 2016 he became a shareholder in Three Arrows and he sits on the board as a Non-Exec Director. Over the last 20 years Toby has been involved in a number of successful start-ups including MoneyHub. In 2015 Toby was named in the Insider Media List of 42 under 42 entrepreneurs and in 2017 was one of SETsquared Partnerships 50 in 15 (Top 50 entrepreneurs in its 15-year history).

Our Champions

It’s been lovely working with Three Arrows on this lively new series, Treasure Champs. Championing positive, common values has become increasingly important, both in society and education, and we hope our young viewers will find the programme to be both informative and inspirational.

Kay Benbowex-Controller, CBeebies

Jon was one the most committed, energetic and creative kids’ producers in the BBC, pioneering with us in Salford. Really looking forward to him making a huge impact in the indie sector next. Look out world!

Peter SalmonCCO Endemol Shine Group and former Director of BBC England

Three Arrows have been a delight to work for, their attention to detail and care for those in front and behind the camera is utterly wonderful. Give me a call anytime!!

Gemma HuntBAFTA nominated TV Presenter

The team at Three Arrows are an incredibly talented, creative and dedicated group of people whose enthusiasm, encouragement and desire to collaborate has made them an absolute pleasure to work with over the last 12 months.

Simon PartingtonHead of Animation, Graphics and VFX, Flix

David is passionate about quality children’s programmes and is brilliant at creating and developing a broad range of concepts and ideas. He excels at collaborating with creators, writers and production teams and has been involved in developing many wonderful series including Tickety Toc and Zack & Quack for Nick Jnr, Floogals for Sprout, Scrambled for CiTV and Mister Maker’s Arty Party for CBeebies. It’s a pleasure to work with him!

Nigel PickardPresident TRX and formerly CEO of Zodiak Kids UK

Working alongside Jon and David is an incredibly rewarding experience. They believe in and encourage creativity and use their in-depth knowledge of Children’s entertainment to guide the production. Together we created a series which was bursting full of ideas, something that I was personally very proud to direct.

Jardine SageBAFTA award-winning animation director

Jon has always been an instinctive entrepreneur and a great producer. He’s a passionate leader of teams, a naturally creative person and that rare thing – someone who is excellent at what they do AND really nice!

Joe GodwinDirector BBC Academy/BBC Birmingham and ex-Director BBC Children’s

David is one of the handful of producers that really know their audience. When he’s at the helm of a new show the audience is always at the epicentre of this thinking. I love his shows – there’s energy, creativity and originality! And the thing is that he’s a really good bloke to boot.

Gary PopeDirector, Kids Industries

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