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Keo launches cross-platform shingle K2 Productions

Headed by creative director Colleen Flynn (pictured) and MD Nick Underhill, K2 Productions will make content that works across TV and digital platforms and targets 16- to 34-year-olds.
November 20, 2014

River Cottage producer Keo Films is to launch a company focused on producing cross-platform content for TV and the web.

K2 Productions will open on December 1 under the leadership of creative director Colleen Flynn (pictured) and managing director Nick Underhill.

The UK indie’s spin-0ff shingle will operate under the Keo umbrella group and report to parent company director Debbie Manners. Programming will be aimed at a target demo of 16- to 34-year-olds and will aim to “bridge the gap between digital and television content,” the company said in a statement.

Current Keo Films projects, including Bangkok Airport and Tom Felton: Meet the Francis for BBC3, a series of shorts on Britishness for Channel 4 online, River Cottage Foodtube, a BBC Learning project, and a brand-backed series with agency MEC Global, will transfer to K2.

“It’s time for content producers to focus on their audience and not on the medium they are producing for,” Manners said in a statement. “Colleen and the new team think and create for a 16-34 audience – being part of this demographic, they totally understand the target demographic. This particular audience is intelligent, inquisitive and open to all ideas, lengths and formats.”

The K2 team is rounded out by content exec producer Tony Hallam, who is moving from Keo Films, content senior producer Jake Lea-Wilson and content producer James Burrough. The company will continue to expand its team in the months ahead.

Flynn joined Keo in 2012 as head of development. Prior to that, she worked as head of factual and entertainment development at UK prodco Twenty Twenty. Underhill was previously Keo’s head of digital.

Earlier this month, Keo appointed advertising exec David Pattison as its new chair of the board after Zam Baring stepped down after two and a half years in the position.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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