This is who we are
Stu Richards - Creative Director
Stu is a prolific generator of formats in the factual, entertainment and digital spaces. He specialises in working with the finest new diverse comic talent, and bringing the values of scripted TV into factual.
He’s also one of the most prolific writer-creators of scripted comedy in the UK over the past five years, which is a big claim, but with four sitcoms to his name in that time, he’s 95% sure he can back it up - and nobody likes a fact-checker. His first, BBC3’s critically acclaimed Jerk, has been nominated for a Rose D’Or.
Michelle Singer - Director of Production
Michelle’s the pragmatic wizard whose background in everything from blockbuster formats to docs, animation, shortform and international productions means that no matter how boundary-pushing the idea – or how liable it is to get us into trouble - we possess the dexterous and dependable chops to pull it off.
Alex Martin - Head of Development
Alex is Rockerdale's first Head of Development after joining in 2022.
Previously he worked at Mighty Productions, where he held the same role and created Sex Rated for Channel 4 / Peacock and developed BBC1 daytime quiz !mpossible. He has also held senior development roles at Tuesday’s Child, Shine TV, CPL Productions and RDF.
His wider development credits include Tipping Point, Married At First Sight, Thronecast and Sing If You Can.
Laura Zwaga - Production Coordinator
Starting in the MAMA Youth Project in 2017, Laura has gone on to work across a number of genres and departments.
After working in post-production, she moved on to Coordinating in Comedy Ents, Live Events, Documentaries and more. Her highlight during this time was traveling abroad for for Gordon, Gino and Fred: US Road Trip, which was really just glorified babysitting.
In 2020 she joined the Scripted team at Hat Trick Productions, starting as a Development Assistant and moving up to an Assistant Script Editor.