|Posted on July 26, 2021 at 7:20 PM||comments (5)|
News of Scotland's new FREE global TV channel Braw TV has finally been announced after delays due to the coronavirus pandemic stalled the project, which was announced for 2019.
The new channel, which will combine traditional and digital to connect global audiences with content produced in Scotland via TV, app and online, will see it's official media launch on 2nd October 2022 - the anniversary of the first ever TV broadcast almost 100 years ago by Scottish enterpreneur John Logie Baird in 1925. The roll-out of services will include an app, interactive events and teasers for exclusively produced new shows for the channel, such as The Authors Series, Ninety Eight Percent, All Dolled Up and Geeked. All shows - which will be produced by partnership with leading world brands and local businesses, will be fully interactive, with unique features to accompany the projects allowing audiences to communicate directly with producers and be part of the TV experience. The projects will showcase new talent, as well as familiar faces, and bring a much needed boost to the Scottish creative industry with over 100 new jobs and training opportunities.
Speaking about the launch of the new Braw TV Studios in Glasgow, which will produce content for the Braw TV channel, co-founder and executive producer Frank McGowan, said: "we're thrilled to announce the roll out of Braw TV services, beginning with teasers and content produced before and during the pandemic." He added: "Coronavirus saw some unique challenges for us as a business, but by teaming up with leaders in the entertainment industry, we're looking forward to reaching audiences who have been waiting for this and putting Scotland on the map globally."
The project, which was originally titled "Bad Pony TV" was concieved in 2012 by producers from Bad Pony Media, and through funding from local government and partnership with corporate sponsors including Microsoft and Nokia to produce content, began development until the project went into hiatus in 2015 after the frontpage news of producer https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-speaks-out-sexual-assault-woman-cheryl-cottrell-glasgow-sheriff-court-a7995021.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Frank McGowan being assaulted in a homophobic attack which left him with PTSD. The project was picked up again in 2018 following his recovery - and he has since gathered support from Hollywood friends, including Bill Murray, Robin Shelby, Whoopi Goldberg and Oliver Robins.
Teasers and promos are expected at the end of the summer. For more details please email [email protected]
|Posted on July 12, 2021 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
New Scottish Anthology Shorts Enter Production in Prestwick:
A series of new anthlogy shorts have entered production this week in Prestwick. The shorts, written and directed by BAFTA celebrated director/producer Frank McGowan, will have the flavour of classic shows such as Tales of the Unexpected, and pay homage to classic TV shows such as Bewitched, The Invaders, The X Files and others.
Starring an ensemble cast in various roles, top billed are Christine Corbett, Wendy Andrew, Marco Rinaldi. Also making a cameo is director Frank McGowan.
The shorts, which include stories about alien invaders ("Them"), a forgetful witch and her dog ("F*ck..."), a mysterious neighbour who troubles a newlywed couple ("Neighbourly Spirit") and an alternative world where vampires mean you can't go out after 5pm ("Back Before Dark")., will be screened at festivals around the world from October 22nd 2021, beginning with an exclusive film festival screening in Glasgow.
Costumer and Assistant Production Designer, Lorna McKenzie said: "Being on set has been great, as Covid has kept everybody apart. It's important for our mental health to be doing something creative again, and so far this has been so much fun."
Filming also takes place in North Glasgow, South Ayrshire, Bishopbriggs and East Dunmbartonshire.
Actress Christine Corbett, said: "When you love what you do, you never do a day of work in your life. It's such a great opportunity. Thank you to the production team and Bad Pony Media for believing in me."
Behind the scenes photos are available on Facebook and Instagram, as well as an exclusive behind the scenes video diary from producer/director Frank McGowan. For more information, please email [email protected]
|Posted on February 14, 2021 at 3:20 AM||comments (42)|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14-02-2021:
EX-LONDON GANGSTER REVEALS ALL ON NEW SCOTS AUTHORS SERIES:
A new half-hour TV show that was filmed during lockdown in GLASGOW is set to promote the work of writers and entrepreneurs “doing good” in their local community via FACEBOOK.
Production on THE AUTHORS SERIES had stalled after just a few episodes due to the pandemic - however, BAFTA celebrated producer/director FRANK McGOWAN decided to showcase the episodes via social media and make them interactive.
McGowan, (38), said: “These authors have such amazing stories, and the journey which has brought them to where they are now doing great things in their community is just so inspiring. We’re looking forward to filming more episodes as soon as we’re able to get back into the studio, and have decided to keep the interactive format which features clips from viewers at home telling us about the books they love.”
Episode one with STEPHEN GILLEN airs tonight at 8pm via The Authors Series page on Facebook (search “The Authors Series”), and will be accompanied by a live Q&A with director FRANK McGOWAN and presenter CHRISTINE CORBETT. Gillen talks in-depth about his global best-selling book THE MONKEY PUZZLE TREE, which is already set to be a major motion picture directed by KIERAN SUCHET and shares his own personal story of redemption and transformation, going from the streets of Belfast during the troubles to his life now as a global thought leader and peace ambassador.
"It was great coming to Glasgow," said ex-gangster Gillen, "it's a great city with great people - and we had a lot of fun with the team from The Authors Series, and look forward to seeing the finished episode and more collaborations."
The show is produced by multi-award-winning film and TV Production Company BAD PONY MEDIA, who are part of a team behind the launch of the new global Scottish Braw TV channel - which although delayed to a 2021 launch, boasts an elite new line-up of programming from Scotland. Upcoming episodes of “The Authors Series” include Scottish writer/producer M.J. Martin – author of ‘Evil Is’, and Amazon best-selling author Wendy Andrew - who penned ‘How to Recover from Pet Loss’ during the first lockdown to help those grieving the death of a beloved companion animal. Episodes are presented by CHRISTINE CORBETT and ANDY COWLE.
Christine Corbett, said: “The show has so many amazing guests and stories. You won’t want to miss it.”
[PHOTO: Stephen Gillen is pictured with presenter Christine Corbett after being asked on-camera in a light-hearted moment for a “square go” since he was in Glasgow for filming.]
For more information please contact +44(0)7950 919 487, or email [email protected] and visit www.badponymediagroup.co.uk for details of all current Scottish film and TV projects and productions including ‘The Authors Series’.
|Posted on December 3, 2019 at 5:45 AM||comments (4)|
The multiplatform ads, which will be filmed at our studios in Merchant City in Glasgow, will feature people from across Scotland talking about their most memorable “firsts” - including first kiss, first concert and first time driving a car. The call is open to those living anywhere in Scotland, aged 18+ who has a memorable story and wishes to share it on camera.
Please note, this is a paid appearance for successful candicates who are chosen, with filming early in the New Year. Applications are currently being accepted online via leading casting websites, and direct via the SCOTCOIN PROJECT website (see https://scotcoinproject.com/news/glasgow-film-company-leads-casting-for-new-scots-nostalgia-ad-campaign/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here for link to webform).
Be sure to join Bad Pony Media on https://www.facebook.com/badponymedia/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Facebook, https://www.instagram.com/badponymediafilms/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Instagram and https://www.twitter.com/badponymedia/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Twitter for further project news - and to connect directly with producers for updates on upcoming productions.
|Posted on August 26, 2019 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
More than 30 new projects are set to be produced in Scotland by BAD PONY MEDIA PRODUCTIONS having been green-lit for new international Scottish TV channel BRAW TV.
The new free TV channel, which is tipped to begin rollout of services from October 2020, boasts a power-house of creative input and support from a cross-spectrum of the UK wide creative industry, and will see audiences both at home and around the world connect with content produced in Scotland. A number of pilots are also set to be filmed in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the attention of NETFLIX, BBC SCOTLAND and US broadcaster NBC.
For more details on upcoming projects, plus news and opportunities for new talent, connect with Bad Pony Media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
|Posted on June 12, 2019 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Producers from BAD PONY MEDIA FILMS have announced that despite some early set-backs, their new horror production is once filming again in Glasgow this week, and is tipped for completion in the New Year.
Director of Photography JOHN McEACHRAN joins production designer RON GREEN on bringing the production to life, directed by FRANK McGOWAN, based on the script by MICHELLE MARTIN. On screen talent on board confirmed, includes; REBECCA McWILLIAMS, NATHAN DE LA MAR, SAM COLLINS and newcomer LOGAN O'DONNELL.
McWilliams, who has a starring role in Netflix drama OUTLAW KING, as well as Bad Pony Media’s very own upcoming NINETY EIGHT PERCENT series, says: “Working with Bad Pony Media on this project was so much fun. There were points the creature effects were genuinely scary. I can’t wait to see how audiences react.”
*Pictured above – Director of Photography John McEachran with Director Frank McGowan.
|Posted on November 21, 2018 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
Highlights for GFF19 (Glasgow Film Festival 2019) have been announced online – with a mix of fresh new world cinema, iconic Hollywood classics and special anniversary events celebrating two of the world’s much-loved blockbusters. Come say hello to the Bad Pony Media producers on the red carpet!
More information and full programme online at GFF https://glasgowfilm.org/glasgow-film-festival/latest/news/first-events-announced-for-glasgow-film-festival-2019" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here.
|Posted on October 9, 2018 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
We’re thrilled to announce that after a leading nomination earlier in the year, BAD PONY MEDIA have emerged as winners of the prestigious SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE AWARDS in the category of “Best Scottish Film and TV Production Company 2018.”
More information on the awards ceremony will be posted online soon, as well as updates on new projects and productions set to be announced.