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About Us

Offspring Films is a bright, young, independent production company specialising in factual programming and natural history. Founded in 2014 by award-winning Executive Producer Alex Williamson, Offspring is all about delighting the audience with unfamiliar stories.  

The team here at Offspring strive to make extraordinary programmes that stand out through their strong visual style and clear engaging storytelling. Our thirst for innovation brings a modern and fresh approach to every series we deliver. Whether it’s using cutting-edge camera technologies in an unusual way, taking a dynamic new approach to storytelling or simply tackling familiar subjects from a fresh perspective – we believe in making beautiful, modern shows that punch above their weight. 

Our Team

Alex Williamson
Creative Director & Founder

Offspring Films was founded by award winning Executive Producer Alex Williamson. Prior to setting up Offspring, Alex was a senior member of the BBC Natural History Unit. As Head of Development, Alex oversaw the commissioning of a raft of critically acclaimed series and also Series Produced the BBC2 series Animal Super Senses.

Over his 20 year career, Alex has built a reputation for delivering stunning series and films as an Executive Producer, Series Producer and Director. He has worked for the BBC and numerous Indies in London, Los Angeles and Bristol where he has overseen a tremendous range of genres from wildlife films to feature formats; specialist factual shows and observational documentaries.

Isla Robertson
Managing Director

A co-founder of Offspring Films, Isla oversees all the commercial aspects of the business. After a stint in production and development, Isla went on to head up business development and distribution for a number of UK Indies. Most recently she led the international commercial team at Channel 4 Learning and Discovery Education overseeing numerous complex global partnerships and brokering key deals for both organisations. 

Her 15 year career working in broadcast, home entertainment and digital publishing has allowed Isla to build an expert knowledge of the international media landscape. 

Helen Barraclough
Head of Production

Helen has an impressive production record, with over 20 years' experience in the UK independent sector. She has an intimate knowledge of the production process having worked across genres throughout her career from natural history to animation; and broadcast docs. She has overseen projects for all major broadcasters in the US and the UK.

Helen is passionately committed to delivering and supporting high quality production values.


Our Work

Big Cats:

An Amazing Animal Family

Broadcaster: Sky 1
Distribution: Sky Vision
Duration: 2 x 1hr


An Amazing Animal Family

Broadcaster: Sky 1
Distribution: Sky Vision
Duration: 3 x 1hr


An Amazing Animal Family

Broadcaster: Sky 1
Distribution: Sky Vision
Duration: 3 x 1hr


Wild Files

Broadcaster: Sky Kids
Distribution: Sky Vision
Duration: 8 x 10 Minutes


Sky Orders BIG CATS.... for Kids!

Sky’s Head of Kids Content Lucy Murphy announced today that there will be even more exclusive kids content for Sky households and new features added to the dedicated Sky Kids...

Sky1 Monkeys Around With 4K

Satcaster Sky1 in the UK has ordered a 4K natural history series exploring monkeys and apes from Bristol-based indie Offspring Films.

Sky 1 Explores Mischievous Monkeys

Sky 1 is to explore the world of mischievous monkeys in a three-part wildlife commission. The pay-TV broadcaster has ordered Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family from Offspring...

Sky1's new nature show for 2016 promises a whole lot of adorable monkey business

Join biologist Patrick Aryee and his cute primate pals in a new documentary from Offspring Films.

Prepare to meet an amazing animal family

Sky 1 HD has commissioned a 2x60 documentary series following biologist Patrick Aryee as he tells the story of the greatest of all animal families – Cats (w/t). The series...

Sky moves for factual felines

UK satcaster Sky1 has commissioned a two-part factual series from Bristol-based Offspring Films that explores the history of cats.


Offspring Films Ltd
St Nicholas House
31-34 High Street

Tel: ++44 (0) 117 315 5180