OUR TEAM

JAYNE CHARD

Producer

Jayne has worked as a producer on BBC BAFTA winning series Casualty. In the last six years she has produced three feature films which between them have won fourteen awards including Best Thriller at the National Film Awards for Dartmoor Killing and Best LGBTQ+ Film at the London Independent Film Festival for B&B.

Comedy/Horror Two Heads Creek (2020), Jayne’s third feature film, was shot in Australia and the UK.  B&B (2017), starring Tom Bateman and Paul McGann was written and directed by Joe Ahearne. It was released by Peccadillo in the UK and Breaking Glass in the USA.

Jayne’s first feature, Dartmoor Killing (2015), played across 35 screen in London and the South West and also won Best Premier (Under 99 screens) at the 2016 Screen Awards.

An accomplished drama and commercials director Jayne’s drama series directing credits includes Hollyoaks, Grange Hill and Brookside. Single drama’s directed, for ITV, The Bench by Nick Darke, with Maria Aitken and Lesley Grantham and The Anorak, with Sandi Toskvig and Diane Parish. Jayne has written for the BBC and Channel Four.

Alison Norrington

Development Producer

Alison is a storyteller, writer & producer, who has created ground-breaking IP with global partners in film, television, animation, publishing, advertising, branding, theme parks, Virtual Reality and gaming.  Alison has written for and consulted on a range of intellectual properties that are founded on robust story worlds with strong core themes that have genuine and relevant touch points across a host of media channels.  She specializes in storytelling that amplifies community, fan incubation and engagement, experience design, extending an IP franchise, community build through story and interactivity –  all centered around a strong robust core of story architecture, theme, awareness of audience and experience design.  She has a committed focus to the exploration of new frontiers of storytelling & experience design for VR & 360 storytelling.

As a Writer/Experience Designer, Alison is a best-selling novelist, playwright, journalist, story/script consultant, a PhD researcher and MA in Creative Writing & New Media. Over her 25+year career she has worked with many leading brands including, CBS Interactive, Walt Disney Imagineering, FOX International, AMC Networks and the BBC.

Esther Rowlands

Trainee Producer

Esther has a first-class BA Honours degree in film production. She has studied the art of filmmaking in the areas of production such as directing, production development, screenwriting and postproduction. Esther has worked on various academic projects, having gained her on-set experience working on short films and client projects for Music fusion charity, Hip Hop international and JSL productions. Recently she finished a placement with blue chip film production company, Silverback films. She will be joining Hummingbird as a Trainee Producer.

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