Wild Dream Films is a multi award-winning production company based in Cardiff, UK. It prides itself on delivering powerfully crafted programmes and films aimed at large commercial market. It is one of the few companies in the UK which works with major US networks on a regular basis. From high impact feature documentaries to international returning series, the Company is known for its strong brand of storytelling and a highly visual filmic style. Since its creation in 1998, productions have included major commissions for History Channel US, H2, National Geographic Channel, TLC, MSNBC, Discovery Channel US and also commissions closer to home for Channel 4, History UK, La Cinq, ZDFE, RTE, Channel 5 and S4C.
Wild Dream Films is known for challenging content and securing amazing access to great stories and bringing these unmissable shows to the screen. From high impact series like Ancient Discoveries, running to 42 episodes, to singles like Medieval Fightbook, Wild Dream Films has carved out a specialist market in history and specifically ancient history. We pride ourselves on using innovative techniques to bring history alive for the viewer. This visual signature combines live action with world class CGI to create a unique look that is instantly recognisable.
But our skill is not just in telling history stories, our range and breadth is wide and as storytellers we will choose subjects we think have resonance to an audience.
With an impressive track record in factual and history programme making, the emphasis at Wild Dream Films emphasis is on nurturing talented people and encouraging great ideas and powerful storytelling.
STUART CLARKE – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Stuart Clarke is a multi-award winning director and is the sole owner of Wild Dream Films. Since Wild Dreams Films’ creation he has been responsible for directing the majority of the output of the company. Focussing on high quality cinematography and powerful subject matters his brand of documentaries are well known internationally selling to over 50 countries worldwide. He has developed a number of world beating brands such as ‘Ancient Discoveries’ (HISTORY US). His first job in the industry was as Second unit Director on BBC One’s ‘Byker Grove’ – and at the time, at the age of 21 years old, he was the youngest drama director working for the BBC. Stuart has won a number of awards for his previous films and has been recognised as an accomplished director. Some of his award winning films include the story of 8 foot 3 inches tall Sultan Kosen, featured in ‘The World’s Tallest Man – Still Growing’ (TLC/CH4), the story of the 5,000 people residing in the New York subways featured in ‘Subway Cops and the Mole Kings’ (CH4) as well as short dramas such as ‘Truth or Dare’ (HBO/Theatrical short), the innovative ‘Death Masks’ (HISTORY US) was also nominated at the Banff TV Festival and the Emmys for its use of ground breaking computer graphics. Over the last few years Stuart has been Executive Producing some of Wild Dream Films’ high profile productions. Currently Stuart is looking for feature film scripts to satisfy a desire to make theatrical films.
MIKE PARKES – LINE PRODUCER
Mike started his work in the television industry working for Dragonfly on the hit show The Hotel. Since coming on board Wild Dream Films in 2012, he has become a valuable member of the team. He has worked extensively on development, helping to get the 10-part series Ancient Impossible commissioned. During his time at Wild Dream Films Mike has been involved on production on a number of programs including Big Tiny, Alien Investigations/Alien Mummies, Ancient Impossible, Egyptian Vice and most recently, Ancient Top 10.