The Tribe

Management Tribe

Dale Templar

Managing Director

Dale is a highly experienced senior producer who has worked in a wide range of factual genres. She has executive or series-produced numerous international co-productions for UK, US and international broadcasters. As SP she produced the double BAFTA and Emmy award-winning, landmark series “Human Planet” (BBC1/Discovery/BBC Worldwide). In 2011 she won the Royal Geographical Society Cherry Kearton Medal for Natural History Cinematography.

Dale is much in demand as an after-dinner, corporate and motivational speaker where she is able to draw on an extraordinary career spent in Earth’s wild places to talk about human endeavour and endurance and the planet’s inspirational wonders. Her travel writing sees her making regular contributions to The Daily Telegraph newspaper and National Geographic Traveller as well as many other publications. She is co-author of the Human Planet book.

Journalism-trained, Dale spent 22 years working for BBC TV across a range of departments including: science, natural history, documentaries, popular factual, and current affairs. Dale has worked in formats, structured docs, obs docs, magazines, drama recon and live events working with a range of budgets. She’s worked with many on-screen presenters including new talent. Dale is used to managing complex multi-camera productions with large teams and has been responsible for creating many new series from specialist factual blue-chip documentaries to popular factual and factual entertainment shows. She has filmed in more than 60 countries and in all environments including jungles, deserts, Arctic/Antarctica, mountains, oceans and hostile environments.

Dale has recently been working as the freelance Executive Producer of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive", Britain’s Biggest Adventures with Bear Grylls (ITV1). She series-produced "Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekends (with Miranda Hart & Jonathan Ross) (Channel 4), “Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railways” (Five) and “Extreme Endurance: Race to the Pole” (Five).

Dale is Managing Director of One Tribe TV.

Owen Gay

Creative Director

Owen is a highly experienced executive producer with an exceptional track record in primetime popular factual formats and documentary television. He has successfully launched numerous series for a wide range of UK and international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Five, Discovery and NatGeo. He has worked in a wide range of genres including history, science and natural history documentary, obs doc, OB and events coverage and live magazines. He is used to running large production teams and managing complex budgets. Trained in journalism Owen is editorially rigorous, with excellent scriptwriting skills. He works closely with production teams to ensure visual flair and creativity, from shaping new formats through to the edit. He continues to direct.

Owen began his career at Channel Four News before moving to BBC News, working on Breakfast and Newsnight. In BBC Features he was the Editor of Watchdog, Crimewatch, Holiday (BBC1), Homefront (BBC2) and many more. As Executive Producer he was part of the team that brought RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage back to the BBC. He created many BBC popular formats including Departure Lounge, The Flying Gardener, Holiday Hit Squad and Charlie’s Garden Army. His long-form documentary credits range from Cold Case (BBC1) and Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist (NatGeo, RTS Best International Documentary) to Fame: Remember My Name? (BBC1). As Commissioning Editor he was instrumental in the launch of The ONE Show.

In 2010 he left the BBC to work as Head of Popular Factual for Icon Films where his credits include: Sleepover at the Zoo (BBC4), Seven Days that Made the Fuhrer (Five), Secret Histories (Ch4), Betty White Goes Wild (NatGeo Wild), Animal Airport (Animal Planet), Secrets of Dead: Ben Franklin’s Bones (WNET/PBS).

Owen became Creative Director of One Tribe TV in February 2015.

Aisling O'Hagan

Head of Development

With over 20 years’ experience in media, Aisling has worked in a wide variety of genres including live TV, children’s, comedy, reality and popular factual. Trained as a features journalist on The Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph she wrote 10 children’s books (including 8 Thunderbirds stories) - before moving into TV current affairs and then onto The Big Breakfast, where she launched the careers of the Irish puppets Zig and Zag. She was also part of the Planet 24 Development Team that put together the original treatment for Survivor.

After 10 years working in corporate entertainment and branded content for British Airways, Aisling returned to broadcast TV to produce the 3-initial series of The Only Way is Essex, and then began a successful career working as a development producer with a number of companies, including Optomen, Objective, Waddell Media, Channel 5 and BBC.

Aisling started working as Head of Development at One Tribe TV in 2017 and has been involved in a number of documentaries commissioned by major broadcasters - including The Truth About Antibiotics, for BBC1, Inside the Bomb Squad for Channel 4 and Dirty Vegan for BBC Wales.

Luke Lovell

Series Producer

Series Producer Luke is also an experienced shooting Producer/Director and Editor specialising in factual and factual entertainment, particularly adventure formats and observational documentary. He is fascinated by people and what makes us human. His nose for a story has taken him all over the planet and he has produced in some of the most remote parts of the world...saying that, he is just as happy to work in UK, especially on his home turf in the South West.

Previous credits include: Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive (ITV); Seaside Rescue (BBC1); Bear Grylls Man V Wild (Channel 4) and DIY SOS (BBC1). He has worked with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Discovery.

In addition to TV production, Luke also works in commercial media both for One Tribe Films and as a director of his own online/TV production company, making content for agencies based in Soho, London and others in South West England. Campaigns include work for Mercedes Benz, the NHS, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

Val Rogers

Production Manager (part-time)

Val is a part-time Production Manager working in the One Tribe TV Cardiff office on the BBC documentary 'Our Lives - Bardsey - Our Island Home', having previously also worked on 'Wildman to Ironman' for us. Val's career prior to this (known then as Val Turner) was in production management in BBC Wales and BBC Bristol, the last 15 years as Production Executive across the Factual and Music portfolio of programmes, managing up to 30 productions at a time, TV and radio, in Welsh and English, for Wales and network, with big and small teams and budgets!

Val enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and the outdoors, often to be found on the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath or in the Brecon Beacons and in 2019 will be walking part of the Camino de Santiago and taking part in the charity 'The Great Welsh Walk' from Machynlleth to Cardiff.

Rachel Lovell

Head of Brand & Marketing

Rachel has joined One Tribe as our brand and marketing strategist, with an expertise that spans food, cookery and farming. She is also a journalist, with a flair for writing and brand storytelling through copywriting and video, alongside being a creator of cook books. Having spent the last nine years building the brand profile of iconic veg box scheme Riverford through online digital content and collaborations, she is now applying that same expertise to Matt Pritchard’s Dirty Vegan.

A BBC trained specialist factual filmmaker whose directing credits include Countryfile, Vet Safari and Seaside Rescue, she has also been a magazine editor, and uses her creative skills to tell compelling stories that capture the imagination. With a degree in biological sciences from Bristol University, an MSc in science communication from Imperial College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in digital marketing, she has a scientific approach to digging into the facts and data of a topic – one of her favourite things to do.

In her spare time Rachel goes on countryside adventures on the River Dart with her husband and two children, reads voraciously, plays her violin, paints endless wild birds and runs through the countryside with her dog Devon. She loves cooking and is obsessed with vegetables, especially green ones. She also likes drinking red wine and writing about herself in the third person.

Production Tribe

Jessie Anderson

Production Manager

Jessie joined One Tribe TV in 2015, working across development, production and post production. Before joining One Tribe she worked in live programming at ITV and also worked in pre-production research and development across a range of projects.

Jessie studied at the University of West London and has a BA (Hons) degree in Television and Radio Broadcasting.

Since joining, as well as working on various co-productions, corporate projects and taster shoots for One Tribe TV set both in the UK and abroad, Jessie has worked on both BAFTA nominated series of 'Extreme Wales with Richard Parks', BBC Obs Doc 'Richard Parks on Everest', the 2017/2018 / 2018/2019 ONE Show films, our BBC regional / BBC4 Documentary ‘Civilisations: The Remains of Slavery', BBC1’s 'The Truth About Antibiotcs', and Channel 4’s 'Inside The Bomb Squad.

Matt Waddleton

Producer/Director

Matt is a shooting Producer/Director who loves telling unique, creative and engaging stories. Having grown up in the South West, Matt has travelled the globe, filming from Antarctica to Alaska. He has filmed people from all walks of life and loves to build trust and confidence in those around him.

Previous credits include: Gold Rush, World’s Toughest Drive, Crimewatch, A Matter Of life and Debt.

Tom Parry

Assistant Producer

Tom is an Assistant Producer who has had experience across a range of factual and entertainment television programming. Graduating in BA Journalism in 2013, Tom has a passion for story telling through the art of film. Having worked with teams of one to one-hundred, Tom prides himself on being able to adapt to any project; from high-end productions to solo shoots.

Previous credits include: BBC Panorama, Hunted, Spies, Extreme Cake Makers & A Matter of Life and Debt.

Francesca Barbieri

Production Assistant

Francesca graduated from University of South Wales with a degree in Performance and Media. During university, Francesca worked as a supporting artist on many major prime-time dramas including Casualty, Sherlock and Doctor Who. After graduating, Francesca was then selected for the prestigious industry talent scheme ‘The Network’ as part of the 2018 Edinburgh International TV Festival. During this talent scheme, Francesca was involved in producing a 30-minute live TV show.

Francesca first started with One Tribe TV as a runner in summer 2018, before progressing to Production Assistant. Francesca has worked on BBC1 Wales' Wild Man to Ironman, BBC1’s The One Show, Our Lives: Our Island Home, a Channel 4 access doc Inside The Bomb Squad, and provided Production Co-Ordinator support for BBC’s Dirty Vegan Series 1.

Francesca also works heavily across One Tribe TV’s sister company One Tribe Talent as the Bookings Co-Ordinator.

Outside of work, Francesca loves going to music festivals and travelling. Francesca’s favourite places to which she’s travelled are San Francisco and Bali.

Valmai Griffiths

Production Coordinator

Valmai is a production coordinator working in One Tribe TV's Cardiff office on the production “Dirty Vegan”.

She worked in the Factual Department of BBC Cymru Wales on programmes such as ‘Coast’, ‘X Ray’ and ‘Proms in the Park’ before going freelance in March 2017.
Since then she has worked on many productions in both English and Welsh. ‘20 years of Devolution’, ‘Songs of Praise’, ‘The Hour’, ‘The Wedding Dress Shop’ and ‘Gaby & Gareth’s Six Nations Sin Bin’ for the BBC and ‘Trysorau’r Teulu’, ‘Jonathan’, ‘Wyt Ti’n Gêm’ and ‘Ysgoloriaeth Bryn Terfel’ for S4C.

Valmai enjoys spending her free time with family on their farm in Abergele, North Wales or with Rob her ‘patient other half’ in Cambridgeshire. She packs in quite a few miles in her beloved white Mini, affectionately called Heulwen.

Mae Valmai yn gydlynydd cynhyrchu sy’n gweithio o swyddfa One Tribe TV yng Nghaerdydd ar y gyfres “Dirty Vegan”.

Bu'n gweithio yn Adran Ffeithiol BBC Cymru Wales ar raglenni megis ‘Coast’, ‘X Ray’ a ‘Proms in the Park’ cyn gadael i fynd yn hunan gyflogedig ym Mawrth 2017.
Ers hynny mae wedi gweithio ar sawl cynhyrchiad yn y Gymraeg a Saesneg. ‘20 years of Devolution’, ‘Songs of Praise’, ‘The Hour’, ‘The Wedding Dress Shop’ a ‘Gaby & Gareth’s Six Nations Sin Bin’ i’r BBC a ‘Trysorau’r Teulu’, ‘Jonathan’, ‘Wyt Ti’n Gêm’ and ‘Ysgoloriaeth Bryn Terfel’ i S4C

Mae Valmai yn hoffi treulio ei amser sbâr gyda’i theulu ar y fferm yn Abergele neu gyda Rob ei “anwylyd amyneddgar” sy’n byw yn Swydd Caergrawnt. Mae hi’n teithio cryn dipyn o filltiroedd yn ei Mini bach gwyn, Heulwen.

Mimi Templar-Gay

Researcher

Mimi has worked part time as a researcher and runner for One Tribe TV for almost 4 years and during her time with the company and has assisted on countless shoots, set up filming days and works closely with development on creating new ideas.

Whilst living in London, Mimi worked for Boundless Productions on the BBC One science/factual series Cats V Dogs and at Directors Cut, running for the edit suites.

Outside of One Tribe, Mimi is studying for her BA Hons at the University of Exeter where she recently directed a production of ‘BU21’ by Stuart Slade at the Thornlea Studios. She also received a Foundation Degree in Acting at the East 15 Drama School in London in 2017.

Alongside television and theatre, Mimi’s other passion is travel, which has taken her through 6 continents and most recently on a one month adventure to Sumatra.

Alex Rowe

Researcher

Alex is a junior researcher working on two new productions for BBC Wales out of One Tribe’s Cardiff office in Splott. She studied Media Production at the University of South Wales and graduated in 2016 with the Award for Academic Excellence. Since then she has worked with the Dragons (pro-rugby team) as their match day camera operator and production coordinator, as well as freelancing at other sporting events and conferences (including golf, flat-track bike racing, point-to-point horse racing). She has also helped make a couple short films including a documentary for BBC Wales.

Alex loves the outdoors, especially the ocean, and spends most of her time either, walking, horse riding or taking photographs of animals around South Wales.

Georgina Pike

Researcher

Georgina graduated from the University of Bristol with honours in History in 2017. She's worked as an actress and supporting artist since age 3, appearing in The Duchess, BBC Doctors, Peak Practice, EastEnders, Casualty, Jane Eyre, and Oranges and Sunshine and worked part-time for 7 years casting supporting artists before graduating. Before joining One Tribe, Georgina worked as a Researcher on the BBC 2 documentary ‘Fighting For Air', as well as working in Production and as an Assistant Director in Scripted shows ‘EastEnders' and ‘Motherland.'

She's really excited to be pursuing her passion for knowledge and stepping back into the world of Factual.

In her spare time, Georgina's passions are singing, baking and running as well as a keen traveller, having spent winters in New Zealand. She splits her time between London, Bath and home time in Derby…where she visits her dog Percy!

Cameron Howells

Researcher

Cameron continues to develop and grow at One Tribe TV, having worked his way up from Runner to Researcher. A fluent Welsh speaker, he recently worked on Iddi, One Tribe’s series of short films for S4C’s Hansh, which promote exercise, the outdoors and beautiful Wales - a project that kept him out of the office and in the wild heart of Wales. After a stint on BBC1's The ONE Show he is now working on two new One Tribe productions for BBC1 Wales.

With ambitions to become a camera operator, Cameron is no stranger to looking through a lens: he’s an amateur photographer, keen astronomer and enthusiastic bird watcher (his favourite bird is the Goldfinch).

Jenny Easley

Development Researcher

Jenny joined the team at One Tribe at the start of 2019, making the transition from the world of academia to take on her first full time role in TV.

With a longstanding passion for natural history, she has spent more than seven years studying Zoology across three different universities including the University of Cambridge. Finally leaving University behind, she now uses her curious mind and appetite for knowledge to help drive One Tribe’s development team.

A lover of nature and the great outdoors, in her spare time she enjoys rowing running and reminding people she is from the north.

Rory-John Anderson

Runner

At the grand age of two, Rory-John is our most junior member of the team and arguably most stylish, with an array of onesies which he regularly sports in the office. A grey whippet he is the office runner and arguably the fastest employee in television. Hailing from Stoke On Trent, Rory is currently on a part-time contract enjoying being in the office until lunch times. He thrives on doing the rounds for cuddles, attending meetings and most importantly…napping. He has made several appearances on BBC1’s The ONE Show, and is now learning to deal with his new found fame.

Technical Tribe

Jonathon Aiken

Camera Operator

Jonathon began working as a camera operator and camera assistant with One Tribe TV in June 2016. At the end of 2018 he went freelance, but continues to work across One Tribe’s productions.

Jonathon has been making short films since the age of 9, always having
wanted to work in TV. He is also a keen photographer. Jonathon met Dale when she watched his 30-minute documentary exploring ‘The Rise of Atheism in Today’s Youth’ – a production he made independently when he was just 17.

Jonathon likes to travel, visiting most of Europe, Southern Africa and most of South America in the last few years. Highlights have included Iceland, Turkey and Namibia.

Jonathon has been the principal camera operator on One Tribe’s upcoming BBC1 The Truth About…particularly enjoying alligator wrestling with Angela Rippon in the swamps on the Louisiana/Texas border. He worked on both series of Extreme Wales with Richard Parks, regularly shoots One Show segments and was also main camera on One Tribe’s Civilisations Stories: The Remains of Slavery.

Rob Taylor

Camera Operator

With 20 years’ experience in factual television and documentary production Rob has worked for every major UK broadcaster and National Geographic and Discovery Networks in the US and Asia. Rob specialises in filming in remote, difficult locations where keeping kit going, crew healthy and morale high is essential.

His experience ranges from being part of a 70-strong production for primetime entertainment series to managing small, entirely self-sufficient teams in some of the most remote and hostile corners of the World. He’s worked without power, accommodation or drinking water on expeditions in the jungles of Guyana, outback Australia, British Columbia and the Kamchatka peninsula in Eastern Russia. He has lived and worked in SE Asia, spent months shooting in the jungles of South America and braved the cold and altitude of Antarctica and Kilimanjaro.

A background in white-water kayaking and the outdoors plays a large part in this success. Rob loves filming in and around water and has excellent water safety, Media Diving HSE, Hostile Environment and trauma first-aid training.

His camera is never far from the action whether running alongside extreme endurance athletes, hanging from cliffs and helicopters or swimming alongside predatory fish as big as himself. Personable and relaxed Rob is always listening out for great content and building strong relationships with talent and contributors, as well keeping an eye out for the next great shot. He was principal camera on both series of Extreme Wales.

Recent credits include: Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive (ITV); World’s Toughest Army (BBC); Monster Fish (Nat Geo Wild US); Britain’s Biggest Adventures with Bear Grylls (ITV) and Xtreme Endurance: Race to the Pole (Ch 5). Rob has also had stills published in National Geographic Magazine.

Samuel Webb

Junior Editor

Sam joined One Tribe TV in June 2018, as an Edit Assistant and has now moved up to Junior Editor. Graduating in Film Making and Creative Media at the University of the West of England in 2016, Sam has been working in the creative industry ever since. He joined us with a range of experience in producing, editing and shooting, having previously worked at Icon Films as a Production Technical Assistant.

Whilst at One Tribe TV Sam has been able to work on a range of productions shooting, working as an edit assistant and progressing into editing.

Recent productions Sam has worked on include: 'The Truth About Antibiotics' (BBC1), 'Wild Man to Iron Man', 'Dirty Vegan' (BBC1 Wales), 'Inside The Bomb Squad' (Channel 4). Sam regularly edits our films for 'The One Show' (BBC1) and has completed his first half hour documentary for the BBC 1 documentary strand 'Our Lives' called 'Our Island Home'.

Sonny Mackay

Technical Co-ordinator & Camera Operator

Sonny joined One Tribe TV as a runner back February 2018 and has now moved into the role of Technical Co-ordinator and Camera Operator. He is responsible for managing all of the One Tribe TV camera kit. Sonny graduated in Film & TV at the University of the West of England. He had previously been involved in numerous productions in and around Bristol including feature films and camera operating for Bristol City FC – one of his career highlights as he's a huge football fan.

Sonny has worked across all of our main productions including 'The Truth About Antibiotics' (BBC1), 'Wild Man to Iron Man', 'Dirty Vegan' (BBC1 Wales), 'Inside Bomb Squad' (Channel 4), BBC1’s 'Our Lives’ a primetime documentary called “Our Island Home”. Recently he has been second camera on our films for 'The One Show' (BBC1). And he is currently filming a new documentary for BBC Scotland.
Sonny is no stranger to the great outdoors and loves an adventure. He has travelled through Europe, visiting countries like Slovenia, Switzerland and Italy, filming his experiences along the way.

Lauren Thompson

Edit and Technical Assistant

Lauren graduated from Bath Spa University with a degree in Performing Arts and Recorded Media. After University, Lauren's first role within the industry was as a tour guide at BBC Bristol, using her skills with storytelling to entertain visitors from all over the world. Whilst with the BBC, Lauren also worked as a runner at multiple BBC events including Children In Need, Doors Open Day, and the Food Connections and Nature Festivals. Since then Lauren worked as a Runner for Films@59 in Bristol. Her highlight during this time was getting the chance to meet, Sir David Attenborough.

Lauren started at One Tribe TV in October 2018 as a Runner and is now progressing in the role of Edit Assistant. She is very excited to have been given the opportunity to work with One Tribe and her favourite production is Dirty Vegan.

Outside of work, Lauren loves to cook for her friends, watch movies and still likes to lead a tour every now and then.

Joe Hufford

Runner

Joe joined OneTribeTV in March 2019 as a runner.

Joe has been making films since a young age and in 2016 was selected for the BFI Animation and VFX Academy where his interest in the industry was cemented. He continued to create films through school and built a successful clientele making films for local businesses and weddings.

Joe’s grandfather headed up the production of steel in South Wales, whilst Joe himself grew up in Bridgend. Not surprisingly then, he is a keen rugby supporter.

Joe likes to travel and lived most of last year in Vancouver, where he spent his time snowboarding and hiking.
Joe has a great interest for welsh rugby which stems from his welsh heritage. He also likes to travel and spent most of last year living in Vancouver, where he spent his time snowboarding and hiking.

Ian Forbes

Expedition and Safety Manager

Ian has been working with Dale Templar (One Tribe TV’s MD) since 2002 on the hit BBC 2 series SAS: Are You Tough Enough. Since then he has been offering his essential expedition expertise and safety support on a range of series including Human Planet (BBC1) and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (ITV). Ian spent 25 years in the military before joining The Lifesigns Group as an expedition leader, taking school groups to remote locations. He has personally led well over 50 overseas expeditions and projects in many hostile and challenging environments. Ian has trained journalists in hostile environment skills and understands the production demands of taking crews to remote and adventurous locations. 
Ian is qualified as a Mountain Leader, has a range of NGB qualifications and is a Wilderness EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). He has worked in the field on all types of extreme environment and locations including deserts (he ran the infamous Marathon de Sable in 2014), high altitude (extensive experience in Nepal and Peru) and has excellent mountaineering skills.

Fergus O'Hagan

Web Developer