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an independent television production company

 

about

Founded in 2020, Rooster is an ambitious new indie set up to deliver authentic and compelling content that engages, entertains and inspires. 

Passionate about people, stories and TV, a curiosity in others and real integrity runs through us like rock. 

With a background spanning most genres, and awards gained from BAFTA, RTS and an International Emmy for Best Documentary, Rooster's current focus sits across Documentaries, Factual and Features

Glasgow based, Rooster has proud northern roots and a global outlook, having consistently developed and delivered returning hit series for network and international broadcasters from the nations and regions.

 

Perfectly placed therefore to deliver compelling stories and authentic voices in all senses, Rooster is also committed to diversity, and in identifying and nurturing new talent both on and off screen.   

Skilled at access, putting collaboration at the heart of all, has earned us trust on both sides of the camera.  Helping to open doors into privileged worlds and institutions, often to explore sensitive subjects, we strive to bring people along on ideas, producing content we can all be proud of having played a part in shaping. 

 

With a name derived from early morning starts and our bright, communicative outlook, Rooster is all about striving to 'wake the world up every day to clucking great content.' 

the team

 
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lindsey douglas

Having spent more than 20 years developing and delivering a wide range of factual content for the UK and international markets, Lindsey is all about ideas, building relationships and finding compelling new ways into subjects she knows commissioners and audiences will want. 

Skilled at access, putting collaboration, earned trust and a real lightness of touch at the heart of all, she has helped secure routes into major institutions including hospitals, mental health units, courts, prisons and social work teams. 

With series including Stephen Fry: Secret Life of The Manic Depressive which won awards including an International Emmy for Best Documentary to their follow up Stephen Fry: HIV & Me, Lindsey relishes making big and important subjects accessible. 

From Inside The Superhospital to See You In Court following the complex caseloads of defamation and then criminal defence lawyers, Lindsey has also worked across landmark factual series including the BAFTA award-winning Coast, Restoration and This Farming Life. 

With a love of history and arts, presenter-led pieces include Michael Palin on The Scottish Colourists, the Imagine strand and Modern Masters with Alastair Sooke.  Developing and directing across the artist-led What Do Artists Do All Day? strand, she also originated The Story of Women & Art three part series and helped shape The Victorian House of Arts & Crafts.  

Running development at various large indies, Lindsey loves the thrill that any greenlight brings for a team, always recognising the importance of everyone who will have helped to get those ideas over the line. 

Often as much about timing beyond the idea and approach, she looks forward to it now being Rooster's time with their mantra of bringing the world clucking great content. 

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ali ellam

As a highly experienced Series Producer and Director, Ali has helped develop and deliver many high volume, returning series.  Consistently bringing them in on time and on budget, she relishes shaping first time series and new formats.  

Always delivering network content from her home in the nations and regions, the joy for Ali is having worked across a variety of genres with her CV a rich and varied celebration of that. 

As a Director, Ali cut her teeth making factual entertainment series for BBC3 including Sex With Mum & Dad and Honey, We're Killing The Kids to the juggernaut series that is Channel 4's Location, Location, Location and Street Doctor for the BBC. 

Alongside factual entertainment and features, Ali has also worked across current affairs, making impactful programmes for ITV Tonight and leading The One Show's current affairs team in Salford. 

With a love of leading teams and nurturing talent, Ali became a trusted SP.  Working with some of Britain's best loved talent, she delivered BBC classics including Rip Off Britain and Call The Council, going on to establish the first series of Casualty 24/7 for Channel 5 which became a returnable hit. 

Entertainment featuring also with ITV's Dress To Impress, the lockdown archive series Emmerdale Family Trees, she also worked across the upcoming Channel 4 series A Lake District Farm Shop

In history, another passion, she made Britain's Heritage Heroes and Women At War marking 100 years of women's service which, as a daughter of a Wren & granddaughter of a WW2 ambulance driver, brought a particular pride. 

 

All that said, with a love of the past, what excites Ali the most is the next programme - the one she is yet to make. 

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contact

To find out more about Rooster and what we do, please follow us or get in touch using any of the means below. 

 

We'll aim to get back to you as soon as we can although cannot accept or read unsolicited ideas.

0141 632 8880

11 Hampden Terrace,

Glasgow, G42 9XQ

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 WORK 

BLOWN
A stunning and powerful dance film created for the BBC to coincide with the COP26, global climate conference.  Choreographed and directed by Corey Baker whose previous works include Swan Lake Bath Ballet and The First  Dance.     

Watch on BBC Iplayer

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0011207/blown
 

LEADERS OF A NEW REGIME

Ambitiously filmed on top of and around wind turbines in the dramatic and windswept Scottish highlands, this film was also choreographed and created by Corey Baker for the COP26 global climate conference. 

Watch on Nowness via Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b4byJ5sIek

MATERNITY SERIES

Commissioned with NHS team in the north west and now in pre-production. 

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