Meet the Team

TrueTube is run by a crack team of experts with a wide variety of backgrounds from telly to teaching. We also employ freelancers and some of our more regular collaborators are listed below as part of TrueTube’s extended family.

Caroline Matthews
Chief Executive Officer of CTVC

Caroline is a respected and passionate filmmaker and combines a strong television background with significant experience of senior management.  She has run large, complex teams in the UK and around the world, including Afghanistan and the Arctic and her network experience encompasses the BBC and BBC Current Affairs, ITV1, Channel 4 and Discovery International.

Bob Ayres
Head of TrueTube

Bob joined TrueTube in 2010 having taught RE for 15 years in Kenya, Birmingham and East London. Originally employed as an education writer, he rose through the ranks to seize editorial control of the site, win a Children's BAFTA or two (not that he likes to go on about it), and now wields his power like a mighty sword. He's responsible for TrueTube's creative direction - writing, producing and hopefully always educating our young audience. He also drinks a lot of tea.

Toby Lloyd
Director of Photography and Editor

What Toby doesn’t know about cameras and lenses isn’t worth knowing. Quite a lot of what he does know isn’t worth knowing either... unless, like him, it’s your job to shoot films.

Toby was Director of Photography and Editor on Postcard from Perranporth - a feature film produced in Cornwall with NEET young people; Camera Operator on BBC Four’s Life and Deaf and BBC One’s The One Show; and Director of Photography on CTVC’s Christmas Nationwide. He has also produced a film for the homelessness charity Caritas Anchor House, presented by ITN’s Julie Etchingham.

Toby directs his own films for TrueTube, as well as working alongside other filmmakers to help bring their stories to the screen looking as gorgeous as possible, winning a Children's BAFTA for Like Me in the process.

Alastair Collinson
Filmmaker, Marketing and Outreach

Alastair is a man with a past. He’s been a writer for TV and film; a producer and director of promo-videos and short films; and he spent a year working in Miami at a film finance company where he managed their social media, promoted their projects, helped with marketing and read many, many, many screenplays. In moments of stress he still talks with an American accent.

Alastair is now using his wide experience to make films for TrueTube as well as finding time to publicise the site via social media campaigns, press releases, making new contacts and giving talks at schools, colleges and exhibitions nationwide.

Emily Wilkinson
Production Coordinator

Emily started her TV career as a Researcher, but then moved into Production Management and hasn’t looked back. She hasn’t needed to because she’s so good at it. Working with both UK and international broadcasters, her credits include Hawking: Brief History of Mine (a feature length documentary for Channel 4), The Joy of Techs (the saucily-titled factual entertainment series for Dave) and Taking Fire (a documentary series for Discovery).

Emily joined the TrueTube team in 2018 and organises us with (slightly disturbing) efficiency. We secretly suspect she’s running the thing.