About Us

John Rose – Creative Director

Averse as he is to speaking about himself in the third person, John Rose maintains that John Rose is the “shop window” on the business. If teeth could actually be cut, he cut his in assorted radio studios around this green and plastic land. Numerous prestigious slots have been his stock in trade, from the breakfast show to lates and pretty much everything in between.

His artistic side arguably first emerged when put in a front of a piano before reaching ten. Vast experience of interviewing and holding court at large events like Party in the Park and outside broadcasts have left their indelible mark. When he wasn’t encouraging 80,000 people to prepare (ahem) themselves for Sophie Ellis Bextor, John dabbled in television and amongst others, fronted the most successful tv campaign yet for Endsleigh Insurance. We’re convinced it was the hair dye that did it.In fact, dubious hair affectations seem to be a running theme. The producers of Stephen Poliakoff’s “Friends and Crocodiles” had to adjust his barnet to play a member of Damian Lewis’ coterie, but thankfully a 1930s police helmet took care of matters hirsute in Wall to Wall Productions film “Agatha Christie : A life in Pictures”.

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A fondness for the interview has put him in front of Sir Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, The Beautiful South, Texas, James Morrison and a stack more. All these skills that you’ve just absorbed with slack-jawed wonderment are put to good work in Wonkana. Rest assured you won’t get all this anywhere else.

Colin McGinness – Co-Director

UKRD GroupNever one to put all his eggs in one basket, Colin is either greedy, or a glutton for punishment.
Firstly, he holds the title of Group Production Manager for the UKRD radio network, listed no 1 on the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for 4 years running.
In that role he’s been a party to numerous radio award nominations and wins.
2011 – International Rap Mag Production Awards – Best Feature “Remembrance Day”
2013 – International Rap Mag Production Awards – Runner-Up – Best Commercial “Burnley Pupil Parliament”
2014 – International Rap Mag Production Awards – Nominated Best Feature “Armistice Day”

He’s written some stuff too. 3 TV pilots and numerous shorts in the visual and audio realms, including the European Podcast Awards nominated sketch series, “Waiting For Death”

Well that takes up daytime hours. When the lights go down, he hits the wealth of virtual music programs at his fingertips to create melodies for short films, documentaries, audio and video commercials, radio jingles and short films. Signed to Big Idea Music at the beginning of 2013, he’s released 3 albums that are now available globally for the production music industry. He’s currently prepping a score for his feature length film debut…

Here’s the IMDb proof…
You can hear more of Colin’s work at Big IDEA MUSIC
Big Idea Music
He also happens to be one of the voices in the tent pole 2012 game release “SLEEPING DOGS”
Sleeping Dogs
Or on Soundcloud…