Nick Parnes


Nick set up Kalel Productions with the winning £50,000 cash prize from the BBC’s Pitch Idol competition in 2005. Before that, he was Exec of International Formats for MTV Networks, after having produced and directed various independently-produced shows including Popworld (C4) and Swag (C5). Nick signed a co-pro deal with Objective Productions in 2009 and created/exec’ed The Undercover Princes/Princesses, Eye Spy, Make Me A Millionaire Inventor, among others. He exec’ed the UK versions of Impractical Jokers and Off Their Rockers, and helmed the pilot for Kayvan Novak’s Britain Today Tonight. In 2016, Nick spearheaded a deal with Greenbird thereby forging a partnership with BBC Worldwide and the creation of innovative shows like Stupid Man, Smart Phone.

Asif Hasan

Creative Director

Asif was a Commissioning Editor for the BBC Features and Formats Dept before joining Kalel Productions. He started out as Researcher on ITV’s This Morning, then Producer/Director on investigative and current affairs long-form for BBC, ITV and C4. As Head of Development at Nine Lives Media, he won and made a number of acclaimed films including BBC’s The Anti-Social Network and Pound Shop Wars. At the BBC he commissioned The World’s Most Dangerous Borders, Anne Robinson’s Britain, and Annie from the Ashes, he also executive produced a diverse range of formats and features programmes including Britain’s Spending Secrets, Watchdog, Don’t Tell the Bride, Full Steam Ahead, Big Dreams Small Spaces, Adam Pearson: Freak Show, and Miss Transgender UK.

Matt McGough

Development Producer

Matt joined from the BBC Factual Entertainment Development team, and previously worked in Development at Objective and Betty. At Kalel, he devised Stupid Man, Smart Phone with Parnes for the BBC, and Phone Swap for BBC Three.