Jonathan Robinson, Producer and Director
Hello, I’m Jonathan.
Back in 2008 I decided to start my own video company after spending two years as one of the first ‘YouTubers’ in the UK, and loving how you can make cost effective films the whole world can discover.
I have made broadcast TV for 20 years, from children’s programmes such as Nickelodeon and Children’s BBC, through to entertainment like Ant & Dec shows and reality and factual programmes for all of the big commercial channels in the UK. I still make some TV (such as ‘Holiday of my Lifetime’ with Len Goodman on BBC1 and ‘Secret Life of the Family’ for Channel 5).
What I love about our work is seeing a customer go from nervously enquiring about having a video made, to see them absolutely love the process of making many films for them. As we also do photography, Google Street View tours (where we do a 360 degree virtual tour around a business) and also how we share films on social media customers can rely on us for a big part of their marketing and communication.
I also love seeing how my team develop and grow their skills, and customers are so pleased they pass on our details to new customers.
Sammi Wilde, Editor
Hi, my name is Sammi!
Before joining Bellyflop TV I graduated top of my class after completing a Foundation Degree in Television Production at Stockport College (2012/14).
I first worked with Jonathan as a Runner/Assistant at the 2014 Proud of Stockport Awards ceremony and went on to join Bellyflop TV in May that same year, before graduating, as a part-time Office Assistant.
I then moved on to become a Junior Editor and was coached by Jonathan to improve my skills at Editing and communicating with the clients about their films.
I’m now a full-time Editor and you will often speak to me through email or on the phone.
I love my job, and I love speaking to all of you when you contact us about your films and discussing with you exactly what you want and getting our creative juices flowing.
Your story is unique, so I try my best to make your film the best it can be.
You can often see me on stage (or backstage) at the Stockport Garrick Theatre where I dabble in the dramatic arts.
You can follow me on Twitter: @BellyflopSammi
Carol Dabrowska, Office Manager & Social Media Co-ordinator
Hi, I'm Carol.
Before my journey with Bellyflop TV I completed a Foundation Degree in TV Production at Stockport College and I now have a BSc Hons in TV Production from University of Central Lancashire.
A few years ago I met Sammi at Stockport College while completing my FdA in TV Production. She introduced me in February 2016 to Jonathan and few weeks later I joined the team as a part-time Assistant Editor & Office Assistant. During my first 4 months, I was completing my BSc at UCLaN.
Now I work at Bellyflop TV as the Office Manager & Social Media Co-ordinator and fully enjoy what I'm doing. I love my job as I get to learn new things everyday about running a business and our industry and I get to practice my production organisation skills.
I’m responsible for making sure that each one of you are happy with their film and we’ve provided the highest standard service. Whenever you’re in doubt if video is for you or how much would it cost, just let me know and I’ll provide you with a personalised quote, no hidden costs.
Every story is outstanding and I'm making sure every film telling that story is outstanding too.
You deserve the best and that's why we're here, to make it happen.
When I'm not at the office I'm exercising, travelling or spending time with my friends and family.
You can follow me on Twitter: @BellyflopCarol
Mark Robinson, Communication Support Officer
Hi, I'm Mark.
Prior to joining BellyflopTV I worked in a variety of roles within various industries from engineering to the financial sector, entertainment through to public transport. I’ve worked across public, private & third sector so bring a wealth of experience to the team.
You’ll generally only deal with me after your project completes as I deliver aftercare for customers. We firmly believe delivering a customers film may be the project conclusion but it’s the beginning of your film’s life. It needs to be seen by the audience it was made for, only then will you feel the true value of video. We support you to help make that happen. You may also have new projects, concepts or ideas to discuss but are not ready to plan filming dates, I can help develop a plan that will work for you.
Being involved in ‘back office’ functions I’m able to enjoy a different view of BellyflopTV, the projects we work on and my colleagues. They never cease to impress me with their dedication & commitment to provide the best possible film for our clients. I am proud to be part of the team.
You can follow me on Twitter: @BellyflopMark
Josh Owen, Apprentice
Hi, I'm Josh!
Before I took an apprenticeship at Bellyflop TV, I went to Hazel Grove High School and took my GCSE's.
I love films and making them so getting involved and being behind the camera is a dream come true! I could not be happier with my apprenticeship and I am looking forward to the future.
At Bellyflop TV I work with Jonathan on location helping with filming and learning how the kit works. One day I will be able to go out and film by myself. In the office I help Sammi and Carol working on the website, social media and editing.
You can follow me on Twitter: @BellyflopJosh
Billy White, Assistant Editor
Hi, I'm Billy!
Before starting at Bellyflop TV I was a student first at Stockport College and completed an extended diploma in Media Production and then went on University of Lincoln where I studied Media Production.
I first came to know Bellyflop TV through going out on a shoot with Jonathan for work experience.
I was later contacted by Jonathan and took on the position of Assistant Editor.
I am really enjoying my job, its is my first position in which I have been able to use my skills that I have learnt at University and at College. It is also great to be doing a job that I truly have a passion for, I hope to soon become a full-time and then one day edit for a Hollywood film.
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy gaming with my friends, going to the cinema and watching football at the weekends.
You can follow me on Twitter: @BellyflopBilly