About Tin Can Island

Tin Can Island is a production company committed to creating high quality content for television and digital media. Working in the UK and the US, the company specialises in factual and actuality series, history and science, wildlife and adventure programming.

Based in Norwich, Tin Can Island has produced over fifty hours of television in three years for major UK broadcasters including ITV, BBC and Channel 4 and international partners including Discovery Networks International and National Geographic Television. Tin Can Island was founded in 2012 by Andrea Cornes who as Creative Director for ITV Studios originated and executive produced a large factual slate for major US and UK broadcasters.

Our Team

Andrea CornesCreative Director

Andrea is a senior media executive with over twenty five years experience of UK and international television broadcasting and production, creative content creation, programme development and production, broadcasting, co-production funding and international markets.

She is an award winning and international producer of high quality wildlife, science and popular factual programming, with a long track record with the UK and US networks including ITV1, BBC2, BBC4, Channel 4, Discovery Networks International and National Geographic Channels.

Andrea worked at ITV for almost twenty years in a variety of roles including Deputy Director of Programmes at Anglia Television, Controller of Factual Programmes for ITV Studios and Creative Director of ITV Studios Norwich. She left in 2012 to set up Tin Can Island.

George WilcoxHead of Development

George started his career in advertising, working for a series top 100 UK agencies. With ten years experience producing content for brands in the UK & Europe on projects involving brand strategy, digital platforms, apps, social media, TV and video content his remit was broad.

George now heads up development for the Tin Can Island group of companies working across a comprehensive slate including series development, advertiser funding programmes, brand partnerships, content strategy, factual and factual entertainment as well as fashion & lifestyle photographic productions. 

Allen Vaughan Technical Director

Allen, technical engineer to the stars for over 16 years, supervises post production at Tin Can Island: Tin Can Post. He designs, implements and project manages all aspects of the post production process from inception to delivery. Allen oversees the technical quality of Tin Can Post and applies an innovative and creative use of all forms of broadcast technology to achieve pioneering media workflows' within both a production and a post production environment.

Suzanna BuntingHead of Production

Suzanna brings a wealth of experience in Production Management to Tin Can Island.

No challenge is too great for this PM who loves to be involved in all aspects of production. 

In her career she has spent time on location as well as in the office. Nowadays she is often joined by her black Labrador Tilly who helps soothe away the stresses and strains of day to day production life. 

Her bark is worse than her bite!

Keiran TurnerProducer

As a producer at Tin Can Island Keiran has worked on a variety of factual programmes for The Science Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, ITV and BBC.

From wearing real life Harry Potter invisibility cloaks to being pinned down by a rare lion, from whizzing across China on one of the world’s fastest trains to investigating whether elephants really can’t jump - Keiran thrives on sourcing unusual stories and characters.

Mike MolloyProduction Accountant

Mike has worked in the television industry for over twenty years and has seen it all. His knowledge of production finance includes budgeting, cash-flow, international reconciliations and cost reporting.

He has worked on a wide range of programming formats including chat shows, wildlife and natural history, factual series and single documentaries.

Paul O'GradyLocation Manager

Paul has worked for over twenty years as a location scout and location manager for the film, television and fashion industries. Since joining Tin Can Island as a location producer he has worked in Australia, North America and Europe on a variety of wildlife, factual and natural history television programmes.

With a creative background in Fine Art from Brighton Art College and an MA from Norwich Art School Paul brings a critical eye as well as a trouble shooting approach to his work.

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