Our team

Andy Mark Simpson



'Waterbabies' shows my style of mixing realism with magic and poetic shots. I like doing improvisations and workshops with young actors and I work with teenagers in school everyday so my films feel authentic and carry messages of boosting teenagers' self-esteem.

Previous work:

'Young Hearts Run Free' (***Total Film, 'Heartfelt' The Guardian) debut feature self-funded for under £10k and toured around cinemas in the UK and USA.

Short films 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn', 'Mad About The Boy', 'Grotto'.


I'm from Ashington, former coal-mining town near Newcastle in North East England. 

Gerry Maguire



Managing Director of Pins & Needles Media.

Produced 'System' and 'In Waiting' by Cecelia Stenbohm for Creative England.

Associate Producer of BAFTA-nominated feature 'I Am Nasrine'.

Festival Co-ordinator at Berwick Film & Media Festival, Sheffield Docfest and London Short Film Festival


From Northern Ireland


Magenta Sharp

Production and Marketing Assistant


I was born in raised in Byker, Newcastle, and started out working as a technical trainee at Live Theatre before moving into short films and video work. I am currently working on finishing my degree in film production at Northumbria University, and I’m super excited to hand in all my final work and start work on Waterbabies

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