About Us

Our Team

Our highly-skilled broadcast team ensures that all productions are filmed to the highest standard and our clients are completely satisfied with every requirement being met on every job.

Jonathan Thursby

Chief Executive Officer

Epic Studios Broadcast’ founder and serving CEO Jonathan comes from a diverse background which stretches the industries of television and energy. He began his career designing and manufacturing industry-standard fixed rig cameras for motorsport racing, capturing never seen before footage of in-cockpit racing action. It was through a passion for motorsport and his knowledge of state-of-the-art camera design for extreme environments that served as entry point to the television broadcast industry. This soon led to his providing video technology for television productions such as Top Gear and live racing including Formula One and Powerboat.

Always at the forefront of technology, Jonathan soon identified a gap in the Oil & Gas market for high-calibre, durable cameras for offshore oil well applications which led to the establishment of Epic Studios’ previous parent organisation Extreme Video – a company still at the forefront of downhole visual analytics under current direction as EV.

Fast forward to the present day and Jonathan has once again rekindled his passion for television broadcast by staying true to his vision of once again turning Epic Studios into a broadcast centre of excellence. Always pushing for the absolute best quality and service in all filming productions, under Jonathan's direction Epic Studios bridges the relationship between technological excellence and filming precision.

Jamie Knights

Director of Photography

Jamie is a highly-skilled DOP with over 25 years’ filming experience having worked on numerous global assignments with a prestigious credits list including National Geographic, BBC, Discovery, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 to name a few.

Jamie is adept at managing full camera & lighting crews and bears a wealth of knowledge with regards to dedicated filming activities such as drama reconstructions, multi-camera shoots, day & night shooting, camera supervision, self-shooting directors and self-shooting APs.

Heading up the Broadcast Facilities branch of Epic Studios Broadcast, Jamie has a well-established reputation in the industry for exhibiting a unique talent in accomplished filming and lighting with a renowned specialism as a DOP creating fresh looks and shooting styles for various primetime television features.

Gary Boulter

Head of Aerial Cinematography & Specialist Cameras

Gary brings to the Epic Broadcast team 40 years’ remote piloting experience 30 years' experience in the design & manufacture of mini-cams and specialist remote camera systems having worked for preceding parent company Extreme Video – manufacturers of bespoke camera systems for hazardous applications. He began his career designing and fitting on-board cameras for World Rally Championship cars as well as those used in iconic BBC production Top Gear.

Having worked in some of the world’s toughest locations providing the highest quality footage possible, you will struggle to find a camera system or remote vehicle Gary couldn’t build and shoot with! Gary has spearheaded many one-off special designs for Epic Studios Broadcast enabling our production teams to access the toughest and most remote filming locations.

Annika Redford

Head of Broadcast & Crewing Facilities

Annika began her career as a full-time makeup artist within the Film & TV industry which spanned 12 years prior to progressing with her knowledge of the broadcast world to head up Broadcast & Crewing Facilities at Epic Studios Broadcast.

Her comprehensive knowledge was gained through working on set directly with camera and kit crews allowing practical insight as to how a shoot should run smoothly meeting all demands of a production unit to the highest possible standard. This working knowledge - coupled with a 24-hour a day no demand is too steep work ethic - means Annika ensures fantastic client satisfaction is achieved on every job from the minute the phone call is answered to the last take on a shoot in the studio or on location.

Kris McCarthy

Studio Facilities Manager

Kris has managed Epic Studios for over 5 years overseeing many productions from initial conception through to completion; including live sporting events, talk shows, political debates and much more.

Highly-skilled in managing a full in-house broadcast team and working alongside clients to ensure every project is completed to the utmost levels of satisfaction, he ensures every production managed by the studio is filmed to the highest standards and that the team consistently deliver on any and all clients’ requirements.

Alex Thursby

Camera Operator / Lighting Cameraman

Alex is the youngest member of our broadcast team but hones a wealth of skills enviable by even the most senior cameramen in the field. Specialising as a 2nd camera and gimbal operator, Alex has worked extensively on large-scale drama and reconstruction shoots over the past two years for October Studios and with a reputable clients list including BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery ID and has global experience at various worldwide filming locations.

Additional skills include being a fully-licensed drone pilot with an exceptional understanding of high-quality UAV shots as well as a firm working knowledge of sound, lighting, grading and editing functions of film production.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE EPIC STUDIOS BROADCAST TEAM

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If you are looking for a professional studio location or film crew for any upcoming broadcast projects, please do not hesitate to get in touch to receive our rates card and discuss how Epic Studios can assist with managing your production.

Annika Redford – Head of Broadcast & Crewing Facilities
annika.redford@epic-tv.com /+44 7789 143090

Kris McCarthy – Studio Facilities Manager
kris.mccarthy@epic-tv.com / +44 7730 514339

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