What we’ve been up to…

Oli Wyn – brand new series to air on S4C March 2018

The Twt Productions team have been busy working on a brand new series for S4C’s children’s service, Cyw. The series introduces Cyw’s young viewers to all sorts of vehicles and is presented by a puppet called Oli Wyn. Our talented puppeteer and voice artist is Meilyr Siôn.

We’ve travelled all over Wales in search of some great vehicles to feature, including a Boat Hoist in Haverforwest, a Steam Train and Fire Engine in Aberystwyth, a JCB in Newport and a Transporter Lorry in Swansea, to name but a few.

Filming in the winter months is always a risk weather wise, but we managed to avoid the worst of it right up to our studio dates, when the snow closed in on us, meaning that we had to cancel our first day! But all’s well than ends well – the team managed to make it into work the following day.

The series will air on Fridays from March 30th, 2018



New Year – New Project

The Twt productions team is delighted to announce that we’ve just started pre-production on a brand new pre-school series for S4C’s Cyw service. The series will tap into young children’s delight with vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

We’re delighted to be working with National Autistic Society Cymru on this lovely series.

More details to follow.

Mystery Soup!

18 months on from the launch of CBBC & BBCWW’s animation initiative, Anim8, which sought to find an original comedy series for both the domestic & International market, the winning project, Mystery Soup is now ready for pitching. Siwan was the initiative’s Project Manager and oversaw the launch, assessment of the 300 or so projects submitted, and subsequent development of those idea shortlisted. Mystery Soup is a 22 minute series set in a boarding school  built on a rift. The series is Hanifold Ltd’s first foray into the word of animation. Following a 10 month development period, the promo, animated by Jam Media in Belfast, two scripts and a bible are now ready to present.

Splinter design and BBC Bitesize

12 kids, 6 adults and 2 recording venues were used for Twt Production’s most recent voice casting and directing project. The brief from Splinter Design and their client, BBC Bitesize was to cast children and young adults who would reflect the broad range of accents we have here in Wales. This was done by casting from the four corners of our country; from Ynys Môn to Pontypool, Mold to Crymych and everywhere in between!

In order to simplify the recording and cut down on travel time for the cast, the recording was split across 2 venues, with Siwan taking the lead in Cardiff, recording at Cranc Audio in Llandaff and talented voice director, Sian Teifi directing at  Stiwdio Lefel 2, Caernarfon.

The films, supporting the curriculum for Welsh as a Second Language launched on BBC Bitesize’s website earlier this month.