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Senior Management Team

Department Contacts

Tracy Patfield

Tracy Patfield

Operations & Outreach Manager

Please contact Tracy Patfield for all office and supplier related inquiries, including work experience placements and opportunities to support young people in Bristol.

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Media & IT Manager

Please contact Mark Lewis for all IT related enquiries.

If your enquiry is regarding kit specific technical support, please contact our Post Production team.

If your enquiry is regarding footage licensing, please contact our Footage Licensing team.

Rebecca McEwan

Rebecca McEwan

Business Affairs

Please contact Rebecca McEwan for all business affairs & contract related inquiries.

Lynne Butler

Lynne Butler

HR Manager

Please contact Lynne Butler for all HR related enquiries.

Sharon Welfoot

Sharon Welfoot

Financial Controller

Please contact Sharon Welfoot for all banking and other financial enquiries.

Matt Clifton

Matt Clifton

Head of Development

Please contact Matt Clifton for commissioning and project development enquiries.

Icon Films does not accept or consider any unsolicited material, ideas or suggestions of any nature. For further information please see section 9 in our Terms & Conditions.


Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

Please contact Tom Cooper for all post-production and technical support enquiries.

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne


Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne job share the role of Deputy Head of Production and Talent Management.

Kirstin’s working days are Monday – Wednesday .

Claire’s working days are Wednesday – Friday.

Please send all talent inquiries to Kirstin & Claire.

Talent Management

Icon Films is proud to work with a talented and ambitious team. We offer an inspiring, creative and inclusive environment, in which to do our best work. We are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity on and off screen. Our aim is that our teams will be representative of society and each team member; whether staff, contributor, contractor or freelance, feels respected and acts respectfully to their colleagues.   For experienced Production, Location Crew, Development and Editorial speculative emails please email your CV to our Talent team.

Work Experience

With the unique role that broadcasting has in shaping and reflecting society’s values, we know that our staff and work experience placements must reflect our diverse society and will enrich our organisation. We run an ambitious and structured voluntary work experience and outreach programme across the year and encourage applicants from a variety of ages, background and locations.

Post-Production Intern

Start Date:      July 29th 2019

Contract:        12 months

Location:        Bristol

Salary:             National Living Wage


Icon Films is an internationally established production company creating a broad range of factual content. We are seeking a Post-Production Intern to join us on a 12-month contract.

Icon Films has 10 offline edit suites and 3 finishing suites. The Post-Production Intern will be responsible for technical support across the edits and department including:

 Setting up, maintaining and tidying edit suites

  • Monitoring and maintaining consumables such as cables and tape stock
  • Ensuring the Technical Operations department is always kept tidy and organised
  • Managing the tape, drive and LTO libraries
  • Scheduling and processing LTO archiving jobs
  • Completing daily and weekly support tasks according to a schedule
  • Providing first line technical support to the edit suites
  • Researching and purchasing new post-production equipment
  • Ensuring that output across productions and edit platforms is of a consistently high quality
  • Writing technical documentation
  • Ongoing projects for the post-production team as required
  • Assisting other departments in various tasks including small edit jobs, converting video files and uploading files for clients
  • Assisting the IT team as required

Skills/Experience Required 

  •  Knowledge of editing software including Avid, Premiere or Resolve
  • Competent IT skills across both Mac and PC
  • Some knowledge of broadcast technology and theory such as codecs, frame rates and bit rates
  • Keeping up to date with developments in technology
  • An exceptional attention to detail
  • The ability to quickly analyse and solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for developing a career in post-production


Please apply via Creative Access at

Graphic Designer (Development Team)

£300pw (6-month contract, 3 days a week)

Icon Films is looking for a part-time GRAPHIC DESIGNER on a 6-month contract, to start as soon as possible. You will be working closely with our Development Team to produce pitch proposals and motion gfx for development taster tapes, to help us sell TV show ideas to commissioners across the US & UK television industry. You should be able to bring your own visual flair to projects while aligning with Icon Films’ ethos and brand guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the development team to produce outstanding pitch materials for TV shows.
  • Advise and lead on visual tone
  • Keeping up to date with new/trending graphic design techniques
  • Source appropriate footage, photographs and typography
  • Understand design briefs and further their scope with innovative ideas
  • Collaborate with Producers to help their writing ‘sell’ the show
  • Produce, collate and upload pitch materials to various platforms ahead of pitch meetings taking place in or outside the office.
  • Work to tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Assisting marketing, production and commercial teams as and when required with graphic design tasks

Desired Experience:

  • Knowledge and interest in the TV industry
  • 2-3 years experience in graphic design (preferably in-house but agency/freelance work is also acceptable)
  • Experience working within film or television preferred but not essential
  • Fully proficient in Indesign, Photoshop and all other Adobe design platforms
  • Experience in motion gfx, using Adobe After Effects is very desirable.
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Enthusiasm for design trends and graphic output
  • Self-motivated and able to work to a brief
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to prioritise multiple deadlines with strong time management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • A strong visual flair

If you feel you can offer the above, apply for this role by sending your CV with a covering letter stating why you are the best candidate for this role to

The closing date for applications is 10th July 2019.

Due to the high number of applications we receive if you have not heard from us by the 17th July 2019 please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Icon Films is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership or pregnancy or maternity

What’s it like working with Icon Films Ltd?

Icon Films is a truly independent TV production company. We are looking for the inquisitive, the ambitious, creative, tenacious and the people who get things done. We work hard, we challenge our people and we provide opportunities for career development. We expect our people to take responsibility for themselves and others and work collaboratively in an ever changing, creative environment. We want to work with people who are passionate about what they, and will do it to the best of their abilities and support their colleagues to do their best work with, and for us. We promote continued development in careers from Production through to the support departments such as Finance and HR. The wellbeing of our teams is not an initiative, it is part of our culture, there is no one size fits all and so we continually review what we are doing to care for our people and their wellbeing and help our teams to care about each other. Ultimately, we are a presentation business, this is evident not only in our productions but our office space and our output. Are you up for the challenge?

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