Good Programmes. Good People. Good Company.

Cwmni Da is an independent production company.

We’ve been creating exciting, ambitious and entertaining media for 20 years.

Since its foundation in 1997, Cwmni Da has developed into one of Wales’ foremost production companies. The company’s national and international productions include factual, children’s, comedy, entertainment, drama, events, and sport programmes.

An important producer for S4C, Cwmni Da also creates content for BBC, C4, and has enjoyed success in the international co-production marketplace.

Cwmni Da productions have won numerous Bafta Cymru & Celtic Media awards, several ‘One-World media’ prizes, and the ‘Jules Verne Adventure’ award. The company has also been nominated for Bafta Kids UK and RTS awards.

In addition to our programmes and online content, we have wide experience in the production of corporate, educational and promotional videos.

Based in Caernarfon, the company operates bilingually in both Welsh and English.

A highly talented workforce – energetic creatives who excel in storytelling, entertaining, and challenging audiences.

Directors and Management Team

Dylan Huws

Dylan Huws

Managing Director and Creative Director
Ifor ap Glyn

Ifor ap Glyn

Executive Producer
Neville Hughes

Neville Hughes

Executive Producer
Bethan Griffiths

Bethan Griffiths

Head of Finance
Mari Llwyd

Mari Llwyd

Head of Post-Production and Resources
David Evans

David Evans

General Manager and Human Resources

The Directors

Dylan Huws was one of the founders of Cwmni Da in 1997 and boasts over 20 years experience as a producer and director. He now combines his work as Executive Producer with Managing Director duties. During his career, Dylan has been responsible for some of S4C’s most popular and memorable series, such as ‘Sioe Gelf’, ‘Celfagati’, ‘Ofn!’, ‘Cnex’ and ‘Ras Yr Wyddfa’. His productions have won several Bafta Cymru and Celtic Media awards, and have been nominated for Bafta UK and RTS prizes. Dylan’s remit includes children’s, entertainment and drama programmes. Comedy is very close to his heart, and credits include ‘Sioe Tudur Owen’. Recently he has been Executive Producer for the comedy series ‘Dim Byd’ and ‘Run Sbit’.

Ifor ap Glyn has over 20 years experience as a producer. His main fields are documentary and history. Ifor has recently worked as Executive Producer on a number of popular S4C series such as ‘Bywyd y Fet’, ‘Garddio a Mwy’, and ‘Pobl Y Rhondda’. He has produced, directed, and presented programmes for S4C, BBC Wales, BBC 4, and TG4. His productions have received high recognition, including a Grierson Documentary nomination, several BAFTA Cymru Awards, including the special ‘Gwyn Alf Williams Award’ – twice. Ifor is also well known as a poet, winning the National Eisteddfod crown in 1999 and 2013. He was the National Children’s Poet in 2008-09, and was recently appointed National Poet of Wales in 2016. Ifor was also one of the founders of Cwmni Da in 1997.

Neville Hughes is responsible for developing and works as Executive Producer of the factual entertainment department of Cwmni Da, whilst also developing network productions and international formats. He is always looking for original new ideas and has been successful in developing returning series such as ‘Fferm Ffactor’, ‘Ar y Dibyn’, and ‘Becws’. With almost 25 years of experience in the industry he has wide experience of production in several genres including drama, children’s, entertainment and factual. His productions have received many nominations and awards in the Celtic Media Festival, Bafta Cymru, Kidscreen New York, and Bafta Kids UK. Neville specialises in co-working with external partners, be they independent companies, individuals, distributors or broadcasters. Neville Hughes was one of Cwmni Da’s directors for over 17 years.

Since the very beginning, variety has been important to Cwmni Da and is a key element of our vision.

Doc Fictoria

Located in the centre of Caernarfon, Cwmni Da is proud of its roots in north Wales and its contribution to the local culture and economy.

Post-production Facilities

Cwmni Da owns a full range of post-production facilities including 10 AVID suites, each with video monitor, full sound and voice-over microphones. We hold a wide selection of play-back facilities, and are able to treat a full variety of digital formats. At the heart of our post-production facilities is a purpose-built machine room with a series custom-designed edit suites.

We have two audio dub suites, both custom-designed for television post-production. Both use Protools full HD software including mixing desks, and two independent fully equipped voice-over booths. Resources include talkback, full-sized image monitor and video play-back.

Cultural Diversity

Cwmni Da are committed to improve cultural diversity, both on and off the screen. The company was among the first signatories to the Cultural Diversity Network.

Cwmni Da and the Environment

Cwmni Da is aware of its environmental responsibility and uses sustainable production methods.