Captain Jac is an exciting new independent production company based in Carmarthenshire.
Run by Catrin Rowlands who is an enthusiastic, passionate and creative Producer/Director, the company specialises in producing interesting and unique documentaries for television and radio as well as video content for corporate clients.
Catrin has over fifteen years experience of working in the broadcasting industry, producing documentaries for broadcasters such as S4C, BBC Wales and BBC FOUR. Having started as a researcher working on observational documentaries, she quickly progressed to a Producer /Director at Telesgop, Swansea.
In 2006, Catrin worked as Producer/Director on Telesgop’s first network commission. Valley of Song (BBC FOUR) which was a six part series following an amateur symphony orchestra based in rural West Wales for a year.
Over the last few years, she has produced and directed a wide variety of documentaries, from observational to arts and from wildlife to history. She also has experience as a development producer and has a good track record in securing commissions with the regional channels.
More recently, Catrin secured the commission Meet the Watkins for BBC Wales as well as produced and directed the series. She also developed the format for the S4C dating series Fi neu’r ci (It’s me or the dog!). Catrin has worked on a number of series that has meant foreign travel. As well as travelling to Dubai to film a programme for Ffermio, Catrin also travelled to Kenya and Uganda to film part of the series- Ar y Lein- Y Cyhydedd (The Equator) for S4C. In 2008, Catrin returned from Russia having spent 6 weeks filming the series Rwsia Wyllt (Wild Russia) on Russia’s varied wildlife with the presenter Iolo Williams, a co-production with NDR Naturfilm for S4C.
Tel: 07816 895509
Meet the Watkins (BBC Wales)
Observational documentary series following a unique family business in West Wales.
O Gymru i'r Byd (S4C) (From Wales to the World)
Observational documentary following Port Talbot born Miss Wales, Sara Manchipp as she follows her dream to compete for the title of Miss World.
Welsh Room Rescue (BBC Wales)
Factual entertainment programme following Essex born plasterer Jamie and a group of charitable Swansea builders as they transform the home and life of a family in need.
BRO (My Community) (S4C)
6 x 30 minute series where presenters Iolo Williams and Shân Cothi travel around Wales visiting different towns and getting to know its colourful local heroes.
WILD RUSSIA (S4C/Co-production with NDR Naturfilm)
6x 50 minute wildlife documentary series on Russia. I travelled to some of the most wild and remote areas of Russia with a small crew and a presenter to capture some of the essence of this remarkable country.
CARU’N TROI’N CHWERW (Love Hurts)(S4C)
A 50 minute documentary on the history of sex and sexual health. The programme was presented by Dr Olwen Williams, Consultant in Genito-Urinary Medicine, and blended dramatic-reconstruction, location filming in hospitals, museums, pubs and clubs, as well as film and photographic archive.
AR Y LEIN (On The Line) (S4C)
A series following presenter and writer, Bethan Gwanas, as she travels along the Equator.
CONTENDER- ‘On Show’ Arts Strand (BBC Wales)
A BBC Wales arts documentary that went behind-the-scenes of Mal Pope's new musical, The Contender, based on the life story of Welsh heavyweight boxing legend, Tommy Farr.
VALLEY OF SONG (BBC FOUR)
6x30 minute observational documentary. This series followed a year in the life of an amateur symphony orchestra in rural west Wales.
Starstruck (BBC Wales)
4x30 minute observational documentary on a Swansea stage school.
Y CEFFYL BLAEN (Front Runner) (S4C)
3x 50 minute observational documentary following those working in the competitive world of the horse racing industry, from vets, to young jockeys, to trainers. This included following Pembrokeshire trainer Peter Bowen as he achieved one of his greatest moments at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.