About Us

The TVNF Team

John ‘JP’ Allard

Founder & Managing Director

Studied graphic design at Manchester Metropolitan University, then built a career in IT. By the mid-1990s he was already working on projects like Internet TV for doctors and the World’s first virtual health village. He then helped launch interactive health education services for InfoTech Inc. partnering with the Health Education Authority. In the noughties, he won and program managed many eCommerce projects with major banks, telcos, and national retailers. In 2010 he set up what is now The Video News Factory.

FUN FACT: JP often goes off to the woods to enjoy Field Archery.

JP Allard - Managing Director

David Crabb

Chairman

David studied science and Thames University and went on to build several managed services companies up to successful exit strategies. He joined TVNF in 2020 and provides vital coaching strategic advice with over 25 years of experience as a CEO and non-executive director to IT and service-based companies. He is also the author of The Magic Formula and The Slippery Slope No-way back, both published on Amazon.

FUN FACT: David was actually a customer of TVNF way back in 2013 when JP was in the very early stages of start-up.

Davdi Crabb (2)

Truman Gough

Videographer, 3D Animation and Live Production

After graduating with a 1st Class Honors Degree in Media Production, Truman started in the Events Industry as an AV Technician, working on conferences and creating exciting content for some of the biggest companies. Truman brings valuable experience and expertise to support the advanced production of 3D and directing live-streaming and sound engineering to TVNF.

FUN FACT: Truman Enjoys many extreme sports such as Rock Climbing, Freestyle BMX & Motorsport.

Truman Gough - Videographer

Kata Szaniszlo

Video Editor, Animator and Graphic Artist

Kata would describe herself as the ‘one usually behind the camera.’ Although her work never goes unnoticed. With a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Graphic Design, Kata specialises in custom animation and is a valuable member of TVNF creative video production process.

FUN FACT: Despite her quiet demeanor, she starred as a witch in a scene for a Macbeth feature movie. Although she only wanted to be a runner and an assistant.

Kata_Szaniszlo - Video & Animation Artist

Tony Murdock

Associate Director for Events 

Tony Murdock is a multi-award winning, dedicated, and highly skilled leisure industry executive. With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality and events sector, he joined TVNF to help build on TVNF’s 5 years of success with live streaming by integrating our advanced digital capabilities into his own award-winning events and conference management company TR Global Events.

FUN FACTS: Tony has raised over £100k for local charities from his Charity Festival, The Cambridge Roar along with running several marathons and half marathons.

Tony Murdock - Events Director

Joanna Agbi

Digital Media Assistant

Joanna graduated last year from the University of Winchester in Media and Communications with an Upper Second Class and is now assisting TVNF in Digital Media Marketing.

Fun fact: Her optimism and passion for brightening the world with kindness led her to create ‘The Bright Student’, a social media platform for one of her assignments last year.

TVNF Staff Photo

Nesanath Fernando

Senior Videographer

Nesananth originally studied engineering and made videos as a hobby, but found himself with so many requests from friends to create videos that he chose to give up engineering and gradually built his career in music videos. He has recently completed his MSc in Videography.

FUN FACT:  In 2020 he won one of the most prestigious filmmaking competitions for Asian short video and music video and will be flying out to Norway to mix it with the glitterati and top Movie moguls.

Nesanath Fernando - Videographer
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