NFD Productions – Director – Producer – Writer – DOP – 3D STEREOGRAPHER Richard Connew MCSE, PSS, PSE
NFD Productions – After a 17 year career in the British Army specialising in communications, IT and GPS systems, Richard joined RR Donnelly & Sons in 1990 where he was involved in business development/sales work with companies such as MOTOROLA, Sun, Avery and IBM.
2000, he moved to Energis Squared, the technology innovation centre for the Energis Group to head up their APPLICATION SOFTWARE PROVISION programme. He was responsible for refocusing the emphasis of the 7 million pound programme/project to the development of wireless/mobile phone applications and streaming video for the BLUE CHIP market.
His interest and belief in video across the internet and to mobile phones led him to leave IT and setup with his wife “NFD Productions” in 2002. Richard’s business development, sales, marketing, technical, and project management skills from managing multi million pound IT projects made him the ideal choice to fulfil the producers and or directors role in the various films NFD Productions have created and will do in the future. He is also an accomplished STEREOGRAPHER with much of his 3D work being widely acclaimed. Richard also writes many of the stories and or scripts we use for our own films and others. Currently Richard has directed and produced 7 feature films.
NFD Productions – Director – Producer Alyson Connew LAMG, LGR, SRN
NFD Productions – Originally trained as a nurse, Alyson Connew was lured into the exciting world of performing arts in 1984. After many years experience of having worked as the Head of Drama at a school of performing arts she started her own school (NFD). She initially starting directing young people in stage productions as early as 1984 and went on to direct various stage productions from the Edinburgh Fringe to sell out productions at the carriage works in Leeds.
She directed her first film “Victim” in 1995. Alyson has trained young students up to an extremely high level getting them parts on such well-known television programmes as Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Darling Buds of May, A Touch of Frost, Fat Friends and Coronation Street. Alyson has also had a number adult students appearing in television programmes such as Emmerdale, Faking it, Pop Stars the Rivals, King Girl, Heart Beat, Touch of Frost, At Home with the Braithwaite’s. Films include The Darkest Light, Charlie Chaplin, Victim, Past Memoirs, Tempted to be Accepted and most recently Mrs Radcliffe’s Revolution. Unlike many others Alyson specialises in training people for Film and TV.
In the early days Alyson would go on set with her young students and thus learned a great deal about how film sets work along the way. On many occasions Alyson helped out by performing various on set jobs, unit manager, assistant director, assisting various directors on a number of sets with child direction which has all contributed to the excellent Director she is today. Alyson due to her extensive experience of working with children and young actors is always able to get that really special performance of a life time that so many other directors fail to when working with young people. Even adult actors really shine like never before when Alyson breathes her magic on them. Alyson first started out directing/making short films way back in 1995, this initial early film making expanded over the years to the point that a number of her very first short films were bought and or broadcast by ITV, Meridian and Channel 4 amongst others before finally growing into a business that is today “NFD Productions”.
Recent customers have said:
“You work extremely hard for your money” – “Truly excellent work, should have done this years ago” – “Far better results than we ever expected” – “Excellent value for money”
We are based in the Leeds area and cover Yorkshire, Humberside, Cumbria, and North East/West areas but are happy to go almost anywhere.