About Us

Behind inkjockey

Founder, Inkjockey

Mark
Heywood

When I worked in a corporate environment, people often asked me how I found the time to focus on my creative projects. I didn’t. I found the time to go to the office. Creative projects always came first. I am proud of what I achieved in business. But now inkjockey is my business. It represents my commitment to high-quality storytelling, to new voices, new writers, and new opportunities.

In my corporate career, I always tried to use the power of storytelling to bring things to life. People resonate so clearly with stories that it makes sense to use them everywhere. We’ve been telling stories for longer than we’ve had language. Stories make us what we are. But the arts can be a difficult industry to crack. It puts up barriers, denies opportunities, and can feel like a closed shop. Through inkjockey, I hope to change that – I hope to entertain, inspire, and educate. I hope to find stories in unexpected places.

I write for stage, page, and screen. I produce innovative and compelling projects and commission collaborators to help me deliver them. I am no different from you. I am certainly no better than you. In more ways than you can imagine, I am you. And when one of us wins, we all win. I created inkjockey for people like us. Join us, and we can win together.

The end-of-the-rainbow is the inkjockey co-operative, where creatives from across the industry can meet, collaborate and make beautiful work together. Watch this space

Producer, The End of the Line

Lynne
McConway

Lynne is an independent producer and arts fundraiser based in London. She was awarded a Stage One bursary in 2019 and produced Vibrant 2017 and Returning to Haifa, both at Finborough Theatre, London. Most recently, she produced Tiger Mum during VAULT Festival 2020.

She has previously worked as Assistant Producer with Vicky Graham Productions and Flute Theatre.

Lynne is currently Fundraising Manager for Iris Theatre and Finance and Funding Manager with The Bread and Roses Theatre.

Producer, Behind the Spine

Ollie
Guillou

Ollie started his career working for the BBC, where he spent almost ten years producing, reporting and presenting. At BBC Radio Guernsey he presented the Saturday Breakfast and Mid-morning shows, before moving onto the weekday drive-time news show.

After joining BBC Radio Berkshire, he appeared on BBC Introducing and a variety of brand-new evening shows, which he created, designed and launched. Since then, he’s created and produced podcasts in a range of sectors aiming to boost the profile of thought leaders and engage the minds of listeners.

Casting Director, The End of the Line

Sydney
Aldridge

Sydney has been working in casting since 2015. Starting her journey as a casting assistant at Beach Casting and later moving on to work with Rose Wicksteed, Anna McAuley, Kate & Lou and most recently, Sasha Robertson.

In 2017, Sydney started casting independently working primarily with director, Alex Pearson for The Rose Theatre and Alex Pearson Productions. In the past, Sydney has worked as the in-house casting director for Red Rose Chain; casting productions such as Much Ado About Nothing, Private Lives, Romeo & Juliet and most recently, Twelfth Night. Sydney’s film work includes short films directed by Nicole Pott, Cameron Turnball, James Arden and Idris Fassasi. Current feature film work includes Crimson Phoenix: Out of the Ashes directed by Chris Hallas and Of Infinite Worlds directed by Simox Cox.

Contact Us

Registered office: inkjockey Ltd. Crown House, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London. WC1N 3AX

info@inkjockey.co.uk

Registered in England & Wales number: 09035316.

Photographs by Steve Gregson

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