Where East meets West

London & Singapore

About MAKE Productions

MAKE Productions is an international media company specialising in quality factual programming for leading broadcasters.

With integrity and style at the core of our process, our award-winning staff of programme-makers produce entertaining factual programs and powerful investigative documentaries for audiences across the globe.

Our offices are based in Singapore and London, allowing us privileged access to territories across Asia and Europe. Our unique and diverse team creates fresh content with international perspective.

Our Team

Sian Kevill - Founding Director

Sian is a highly successful creative business leader in the field of television news and current affairs, recently conducting a pioneering report published by the RISJ, which assessed audience responses to branded TV content in Hong Kong, the US and the UK. Before this, she was an award-winning editor of BBC current affairs programmes and the successful head of the BBC’s commercial international news division, leading the company to its first operating profit in its 19-year history.

Sarah Macdonald - Founding Director

An award-winning investigative journalist, Sarah has conceived and produced documentaries for, among others, the BBC, CNN, CNA and Channel 4 Dispatches. Renowned for making hard-hitting films that have significant social impact, her undercover investigation into familial child abuse in Liverpool lead to three men being jailed for 100 years and subsequently won her a BAFTA (Best New Director).

Raymond Wong - Director

Raymond has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the publishing and digital media sectors in Asia. He is currently the President of the Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore as well as the Chairman of the Asian Television Awards. He serves as Director of MAKE Productions in Singapore.

Brad Cox - Head of Content & Development

Brad has over 25 years in the television industry, and has directed, produced and programmed all types of television shows throughout the world. His career highlights include producing and directing 7 programs that have won Asian Television Awards, and winning the International Emmy in 2013 for the Amazing Race Australia. Brad has also created a number of highly successful original programs in a number of markets, and was responsible for the iconic Bule Gila (Bugil) in Indonesia and Can You Serve in Singapore. Whilst living in Indonesia Brad was Head Of Content for the national network ANTV and took them from 11th to 5th position in the ratings in 6 months, in their 16 year history they have never been higher than 9th and are now consistently the number one network.

Eamon T. O Connor - Executive Producer

Eamon is an award-winning documentary maker and journalist who started his career in the UK with ITV’s renowned current affairs series World In Action. Eamon has also produced investigative documentaries and series from the US, Central America, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Leo Gizzi - Producer/Director

Leo is an award-winning television producer with experience across a wide range of genres from investigative documentary, current affairs, business and art. His films have covered topics including the Erawan Shrine bombing in Bangkok in 2015, child MMA fighters in London and a behind-the-scenes look at the rise of Lego. Leo joined MAKE as an intern five years ago and his work has now broadcast on Channel 4, Bloomberg and Channel NewsAsia.

Joyce Leong – Assistant Producer

Joyce joined MAKE Productions in 2016 as a Development Assistant Producer. She ventured into the dynamic world of factual television production in pursuit of her fascination with visual storytelling and journalism. Joyce has previously worked as a Researcher and Assistant Producer for a variety of investigative, history and human interest documentaries for Channel NewsAsia, Channel 5 and Channel 8.

Sam Taylor - Assistant Producer

Sam has worked on a wide variety of visual media programmes including high budget TV commercials, natural history and even children’s programming, but his passion is for documentaries. As well as working in production, Sam also shoots and edits. He has worked for broadcasters such as Sky, BBC, CBBC and HBO.

Syahirah A. Karim – Assistant Producer

Syahirah has worked on factual programmes across a range of genres from current affairs to business, and culture. She made a career transition by joining MAKE as an intern in 2016, armed with a science academic background and experiences from her stints in academia and government service. Syahirah has since worked on programmes for Al Jazeera, BBC, and Channel NewsAsia.

Naqiyah Shapudin - Assistant Producer

Naqiyah joined MAKE as an intern in 2016, and has since become an assistant producer with the company. With a passion for social issues and storytelling, she has worked as a researcher for the BBC Heart of Asia series, and more recently, was part of the team for Channel NewsAsia’s info-entertainment series, Edible Wild. She is currently an assistant producer on Bloomberg’s flagship art series, Brilliant Ideas, and Channel NewsAsia’s investigative series, Undercover Asia.

Mags Scholes - Production Manager

Having supervised production in Singapore, Australia and UK, Mags has worked across a wide range of genres and formats. Her work includes international co productions, long and short form documentary, studio record and live to air, outside broadcast and drama series.

Marcos O'Donnell – Production Coordinator

Marcos joined MAKE as a Production Coordinator in 2017. He is fascinated by both film-making and Asian culture, this being the perfect role for him to pursue both passions. Prior to MAKE, Marcos lived in China for a year, freelanced in different international feature films, including Hong Kong and Bollywood productions, and relocated to London where he worked as a Production and Marketing Coordinator for a creative agency.

Graduating from LASALLE College of the Arts with a background in visual arts management, Dora has always sought gratification by putting together productions and managing all of its components. Her interests have allowed her to work with different mediums –  from the visual arts to theatre and music, and now, documentary productions. When she’s not busy chasing for invoices and manpower allocation, you’ll find her head behind a good book, rocking along to some industrial metal tunes.

Nur 'Aisyah Amir – Junior Editor

Nur ‘Aisyah has been editing since 2013 when her love for visuals spurred her to join the industry. She has worked on a variety of programmes for Singapore’s local channels but a change of heart led ‘Aisyah to MAKE Productions where she started off editing trailers and webisodes for hard-hitting documentaries. In less than a year, ‘Aisyah moved up from the co-pilot seat when she took full control in editing full length episodes of “Brilliant Ideas”, Bloomberg’s flagship art documentary series.