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.

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

Producer Director

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 Coordinator

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 is the Production Coordinator at One Tribe TV, based in both the Cardiff and Bath offices. Francesca has worked on BBC1 Wales’ Wild Man to Ironman and Dirty Vegan Series 1 & 2, BBC1 West The Great Staycation: Glastonbury, Get-away with the Fairies, an upcoming property series for BBC Scotland, BBC1’s The One Show, Our Lives: Our Island Home, and Channel 4’s Inside The Bomb Squad and Jonnie’s Blade Camp.

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

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.

Cameron Howells

Junior Assistant Producer

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).

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.

Nick Pennington

Researcher

Nick graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2014 with a degree in English Literature & History, before completing a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism the following year. After enduring education, Nick joined BBC SPORT where he worked as a studio runner, before later becoming a PMA, Junior Researcher and finally Researcher on various productions across BBC SPORT, the BBC, ITV and BT SPORT.

With nearly five years TV experience behind him, he joined One Tribe’s Bath office, as a Senior Researcher on The ONE Show in early 2020. Although originally from Warrington in Cheshire, Nick feels increasingly at home in the West Country.

Summer Kiernan

Researcher

Summer graduated the University of Portsmouth with an MSc in Aquatic Biology in 2019 and a BSc in Marine Biology in 2018. While at university she worked part-time as a marine biologist in industry and as a demonstrator of all things marine on university open days.

As an aspiring marine behavioural ecologist, she has researched marine creature stories across the globe. She has lived in Indonesia while documenting the story of a charismatic reef fish, and in Italy to investigate the smelling abilities of a clever sea slug. She's always up for an adventure and is an experienced diver and sailor.

Summer joined One Tribe in January 2020 in the Cardiff office as a researcher for working title “Wonders of the Celtic Deep” for transmission in 2021.

Jake Smallbone

Researcher

Jake is a recent Marine Biology MSc Graduate of Bangor University, Wales, this is his first ever role in the world of television, primarily across the working title “Wonders of The Celtic Deep" in the Cardiff office using the knowledge he’s acquired during my studies to help consult the team in producing an amazing, educational documentary to be enjoyed by everyone.

This role is a perfect fit for Jake as he has a huge interest in the behaviours of animals so working on a show dedicated to interesting and unique behaviours is a dream come true for him.

Becky Thornton-Hogg

Researcher

Becky is a Researcher who has experience across a range of factual/factual entertainment programmes. Becky graduated University with a degree in Film Studies, which was theory based course. She then spent the next 18 months saving up to study Practical Filmmaking at Met Film School.

After Film School, Becky worked as a Runner before taking a full-time job at a kit house, she then realised that the TV world was where she wanted to be. Becky worked at KEO Films across various productions from 2018. With 2 years of experience behind her as a PC/Researcher, Becky joined the One Tribe Cardiff office as a Researcher for The One Show in 2020.

Previous credits include: Easy Ways To Live Well, Barrymore: The Body in the Pool, Britain’s Fat Fight and The South Bank Show. Becky’s side-job is cat-sitting, and her record number of feline clients at the same time is 15, which was over the Christmas period.

Tony Pius

Development Researcher

Tony graduated university with a degree in Visual Communication, specialising in animation and illustration. He is passionately creative and involves himself in print media, filmmaking, and photography to name a few. Following university, he freelanced as a graphic designer and even had a brief stint presenting on a local radio show before committing to the TV industry.

With three years of experience behind him, Tony joined One Tribe as a development researcher for The One Show in 2019 and aims to develop his skills in storytelling and constructing a visual narrative. Tony enjoys the simpler things in life and spends his free time exploring and perfecting his brownie recipe.

Jack Carey

Development Researcher

Jack graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2019 with a BA Hons in American Literature and Creative Writing as well as studying in Occidental College in Los Angeles.

While in Los Angeles, Jack worked for a short while at INE Entertainment as a junior development researcher. After graduating he joined Bad Wolf Studios where he worked as a floor runner and occasional body double on HBO’s A Discovery of Witches and Industry, before later working on several commercials and network dramas.

Jack joined One Tribe’s Bath and Cardiff offices as a junior researcher in early 2020. He is a bit of human sponge for information and enjoys reading and watching a wide variety of books and films - this luckily makes him a dab hand at pub quizzes.

Rory-John Anderson

Runner

At the grand age of three, Rory-John is our most stylish member of the crew, 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.

Mr P

Office Rescue Cat

Mr P (Edu-puss) is our office cat - he is a lovely affectionate neutered Tom who didn’t have the best start in life. Mr P had been seen a few times in the back garden before he was run over by a car right in front of the office. We took to him to the vet with his face badly mashed up and a broken jaw (his left eye has never fully recovered.) In addition he was extremely skinny and hadn’t been neutered. Edu is a strong boy and he survived a tough week - so we took him on as a pet. We called him Edu because it’s Estonian for Lucky. He certainly was lucky, as had the accident happened anywhere else it may have been a different story. After a week at our wonderful vet Roger Harrison's, he came and joined us. Our old dog Fen took him under her wing and since then he has always had dog friends...although we hear a rumour that he has a girlfriend up the road.

Tiggy (Fullname: Antigone)

Office Pup

Antigone is the youngest member of the Tribe born in June 2019 . She is a Bichon Frise and came to join us as an 8 week old rescue puppy . She was born in West Wales at the amazing Many Tears Rescue sanctuary in Llanelli . This incredible place mainly rescues breeding dogs from puppy farms on Wales and Ireland . Tiggy's mum came to the sanctuary with a surprise , she was pregnant and gave birth to 2 puppies . Tiggy is incredibly playful even though she is still so tiny and looks like a ball of fluff (or as Tobey said “a sheep from a long way away!”). She already loves her furry friends Rory-John (the office whippet runner) and Mr P (Edu) the office rescue cat. Of course Tiggy also loves to play and give cuddles to all the human members of the team.

Technical Tribe

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

Editor

Sam joined One Tribe TV in June 2018, as an Edit Assistant and has now moved up to our in-house 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.

Recent productions Sam has worked on include: 'Dirty Vegan S1+S2' (BBC1 Wales), The Great Staycation: Glastonbury Get Away With The Fairies (BBC1 West), 'Our Lives | Our Island Home' (BBC1), 'The Truth About Antibiotics' (BBC1), 'Wild Man to Iron Man' and 'Inside The Bomb Squad' (Channel 4). Sam also regularly edits our films for 'The One Show' (BBC1).

Sonny Mackay

Technical Coordinator & Camera Operator

Sonny joined One Tribe TV as a runner back in 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 production equipment, as well as maintaining the kit room for all productions from the Bath office. Sonny graduated in Film & TV at the University of the West of England in 2017 which stemmed from previously being involved in numerous productions in and around Bristol including feature films and camera operating for Bristol City FC – one of his career highlights as 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), and 'Our Lives’ a primetime documentary called “Our Island Home” which featured on BBC1 Wales.

Sonny regularly re-visits his Scottish roots to shoot an exciting production for BBC Scotland which is currently looking to be a two-year project. Recently he has been first camera on our films for 'The One Show' (BBC1).

He is no stranger to the great outdoors and loves an adventure. He has travelled through Europe, hoping to one day tick off every European country, having recently visited countries like Montenegro, 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

Technical Assistant & Drone Operator

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.

He also likes to travel and spent most of last year living in Vancouver, where he spent his time snowboarding and hiking.

Mawgan Dudding

Runner

Mawgan joined One Tribe as a Runner in January 2020.

Graduating from Bath Spa University in Film, Television and Digital Production, Mawgan’s final project was given a Highly Commended award by Lord David Puttnam. Mawgan was also selected for Edinburgh TV Festival’s prestigious talent scheme ‘The Network’ in August 2019, where she was producer/camera operator for a documentary which was later screened at the festival.

Mawgan has worked on various freelance projects over the past few years, from creating culinary videos for the Rick Stein Seafood School back in her home in Cornwall, a camera operator in the Royal Albert Hall, to being a freelance photographer/videographer for local festivals and events. Mawgan was also a part of the first BFI Film Academy in Cornwall in 2015.

In her free time Mawgan loves traveling, chasing up her family history, and finding the perfect crab sandwich.

Daf Matheson

Runner & Junior Technical Assistant

Daf joined The Tribe in March 2020 as a runner and junior technician. Welsh born and bred, Daf went to the University of Gloucestershire to study Radio Production and Broadcasting, graduating in 2018. In his final year he was awarded both, ‘Student of the Year’ and ‘Sports Personality of the Year’.

Daf’s love for television and film was sparked aged 19. He presented the documentary film “A Life With Less” telling the story of his uncle, who lived with the illness cystic fibrosis. Daf later went on to be a guest speaker at the 2019 European Cystic fibrosis Conference where he discussed the making of the film. Outside of work, he loves watching and playing sport. Daf is now currently aiming to make Great Britain’s first ever Roundnet squad.

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.