Barcroft Studios

Snap orders mental health show from Barcroft Studios

Snapchat has commissioned UK-based Barcroft Studios to produce a new unscripted series that will explore issues around mental health. Mind Yourself will be a 10-episode series that will attempt to provide an honest and intimate portrait of a young person experiencing or recovering from a mental health issue. It will explore issues such as OCD […]

Barcroft Studios appoints commercial head for branded content drive

Barcroft Studios has hired a commercial head as it looks to expand branded content production and distribution.   Jungle Creations exec Mitch Strong has joined the business as head of commercial, tasked with developing brand partnerships across the company’s portfolio of digital series with extensive and loyal audiences. To date, Barcroft Studios has produced branded […]

Barcroft Studios appoints former Vice exec for 4Real

Factual production company Barcroft Studios has appointed a former Vice exec to oversee content output for 4Real, the youth programming strand from UK broadcaster Channel 4. Al Brown becomes executive producer at Barcroft and is tasked with overseeing the content output for 4Real, working with the prodco’s founder and CEO Sam Barcroft to create over […]

Barcroft hires Nerd TV creative director

Factual producer Barcroft Studios has hired one of the co-founders of fellow UK prodco Nerd TV as its creative director and promoted two of its senior execs. John Farrar will oversee the output of both the production and development teams at Barcroft, as well as focusing on securing long-form commissions for the company. He reports […]

Channel 4 commissions Barcroft Studios for slate of ‘4Real’ films

Channel 4 has commissioned Barcroft Studios for a slate of short-form digital shorts under the ‘4Real’ banner.  The commission is the first originating from Channel 4’s recently formed Digital Creative Unit (DCU) — a Leeds-based initiative intended to commission and produce digital content to reach audiences on social and digital platforms. 4Real is the venture’s […]