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Formed in 2015 by Ben Bowie and Iain Riddick, Bigger Bang creates outstanding factual content for the world’s most demanding broadcasters and media agencies.

Recognised for our innovative approaches to storytelling, our editorial expertise and our visual flair, our work aims to entertain and inspire a global audience and improve their understanding of the world.

Our ground-breaking shows have continuously achieved both critical acclaim and ratings success. Our work has won multiple industry awards, including the Emmy winning, bluechip series: Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places, and Emmy nominated Hubble’s Cosmic Journey and theatrical feature doc, Naledi, One Little Elephant.

Our digital division provides outstanding short form content and creative solutions for global brands.

Our enthusiastic and talented people work tirelessly to craft spectacular and innovative visual experiences, using the very latest technology to help entertain and inspire.

Awards 

Naledi


Emmy Nomination

EMMY Nomination

Best Documentary
2018

Hawking’s
Favourite Places

Emmy Winner

EMMY Winner

Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction
2017
Hubble’s Cosmic Journey for Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Emmy Nomination

EMMY Nomination

Outstanding Narration
2016

Genius by
Stephen Hawking

Science Media Award

Science Media Awards

Nominated
Best Long Form Series
2018

Key Team

Ben Bowie

Ben Bowie

Joint MD and Creative Director

Formerly Managing Director and Creative Director of world-renowned Darlow Smithson Productions in London, Ben Bowie is a writer, director and executive producer with over 25 years experience. His theatrical feature, Hawking kicked off SXSW in 2014, wining the Grand Jury Prize at Jackson’s Hole. Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale was nominated for an Emmy and the Seattle International Film Festival, Best Documentary award. Ben specializes in high-end factual documentaries, long running series, feature documentaries and high impact specials. He has conceived and produced dozens of hours of programming for PBS, Nat Geo, Discovery, Channel 4 and the BBC. Recent credits include Hubble’s Cosmic Journey for Nat Geo and Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places for Curiosity Stream which won an Emmy for its visual effects. Ben lives in East Sussex, UK with his family.

Iain Riddick

Iain Riddick

Joint MD and Creative Director

Iain is a multi award winning, Emmy nominated filmmaker and executive producer. Iain creates innovative and acclaimed series and global events across multiple genres, using the very latest techniques and technologies. His filmmaking credits include Discovery Channel’s landmark natural history series, North America; the groundbreaking series, Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking and Earth from Space. He has helped create multiple blue-chip factual series including History Channel’s hit series, America The Story of US. Previously Iain served as Commissioning Executive Producer for National Geographic Channel International, Executive Producer for Discovery US and Head of Special Projects for Darlow Smithson Productions.

Donna Blackburn

Donna Blackburn

Head of Production

Donna has been delivering content for major international broadcasters for two decades, working as a Line Producer on both sides of the Atlantic. She has extensive experience in factual, formats, drama docs, scripted reality, corporates and fast turnarounds. Before joining Bigger Bang Donna managed 3 series of Gold Rush for Raw TV. She oversees all of Bigger Bang’s productions and staff.

Kamla Claire

Kamla Claire

Accounts Manager

Kamla has over 25 years experience managing the production accounts of some of the UK’s leading independent production companies, working across a broad range of genres and shows. She manages all our productions.

Oliver French Smith

Oliver French Smith

Operations Manager

Oliver overseas Bigger Bang’s day to day operations and client communications. Originally joining Bigger Bang to coordinate Revolutions: The Ideas That Changed The World, Oli now works across all of Bigger Bang’s projects.