People

Nick Parnes

CEO

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.

Eadie Sharp

Production Management

Eadie started her TV career at Cineflix Productions, gaining experience in development and distribution, with a special focus on Production Management for the Pet School series for CBBC, Claimed and Shamed for BBC1 and Trauma Doctors for Channel 5. Working at Avalon, World Media Rights and Special Edition Films, Eadie managed the crews, edits and budget for a range of productions delivering to both UK and US broadcasters, such as Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer with Simon Brodkin for Channel 4, Winter Road Rescue for Channel 5 and Abandoned Engineering for Discovery Science. Now at Kalel she works across all their shows and the day-to-day running of the company.

Matthew Pearson

Development

After working as a writer for travel website Inspirock.com, Matthew came to Kalel, bringing his writing, creative and researching skills to the Development Team. He has helped develop a number of original shows with Kalel to the point of commission, including World’s Wildest Holidays and First Date Phone Swap. His researching skills have proved invaluable on Kalel’s groundbreaking series for Channel 5: Prison Life: Raw and Real.