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Nerd TV co-founder John Farrar joins Barcroft Studios

Sam Barcroft‘s London-based indie production house Barcroft Studios has appointed Nerd TV co-founder John Farrar as the company’s creative director. In his new position, Farrar (pictured) will be tasked with bolstering the ...
June 24, 2019

Sam Barcroft‘s London-based indie production house Barcroft Studios has appointed Nerd TV co-founder John Farrar as the company’s creative director.

In his new position, Farrar (pictured) will be tasked with bolstering the production studio’s long form content output by increasing the number of external commissions. He will additionally assist in the development and execution of Barcroft Studios’ creative strategy while also overseeing the output of both the production and development teams.

Farrar reports into Barcroft Studios CEO Sam Barcroft and CCO Alex Morris.

Farrar co-founded the UK-based fact-ent prodco Nerd TV with Jago Lee and Charlie Parsons in 2010. The company was bought up by Red Arrow Studios two years later.

AT Nerd TV, Farrar served as the company’s creative director where he oversaw such series as Channel 4′s 12-Year-Old Lifer, National Geographic’s Man v Viral and Fusion’s My Selfie Life. Prior to launching Nerd TV in 2012, he was head of development at Raw TV, and held senior producer roles at such UK production arms as Talkback Thames and Tiger Aspect.

In addition to Farrar’s appointment, Barcroft Studios has promoted Alex Morris to chief creative officer while fellow board member and former managing director Caspar Norman has been upped to chief operating officer.

“As we grow, it’s important to continue to offer our partners the very best output,” said Barcroft in a statement. “We’ve long admired the incredible shows that John delivers and at a time of increasing opportunity for our long form content it’s exciting to welcome him to the team.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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