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, 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.

Under his editorial guidance TrueTube became the first ever online platform to be nominated for Channel of the Year at the Children's BAFTAs in 2016. The same year, Refugee - a film he co-produced and co-wrote - won the Children's BAFTA for Drama.

He likes walking, plays the guitar very badly and watches too much Doctor Who.

Kim Roden
Filmmaker and Production Manager

Kim graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 with first class honours. After graduation she went straight to work in the film and TV industry, working predominantly on feature length documentaries for TV and cinematic release.  She has worked with a broad range of talent including David Attenborough (When Bjork Met Attenborough), Nick Cave (20,000 Days on Earth), The Backstreet Boys (Backstreet Boys: Show Em What Your Made Of) and David Suchet (David Suchet’s Questions of Faith), and has helped to deliver programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

Kim joined the TrueTube team at the start of 2017. As well as directing her own films for the site, she is excited to be working with other TrueTube filmmakers as a production manager, helping them to bring their films to your screens.

Kim loves animals and is delighted when dogs (or any pets for that matter) stop by the office. But that’s not an invitation.

Jonathan Green
Filmmaker

After graduating from York St John University in 2008, Jonathan wrote and directed the low budget feature film Innocent Crimes which played at 15 international film festivals to critical acclaim.

His extensive film and TV credits include working as a Location Assistant on Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, a Camera Assistant on ITV’s Red or Black, and an Edit Assistant on Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush.

Since joining TrueTube in 2015, Jonathan co-produced Refugee which won a BAFTA for Children’s Drama in 2016.

Jonathan continues to make short films for the site as writer and director.

Alastair Collinson
Marketing and Outreach

Since studying a degree in Film and Television Production at the University of Westminster on a Gold Scholarship, Alastair has worked as a writer on a number of commissioned TV and film projects, as well as directing and producing promo-videos and award-winning short films. He also spent a year in Miami working as Assistant Director of Media at a film finance company, managing social media, promoting projects, assisting with marketing and reading many (many) screenplays.

Alastair is now using his experience to help publicise TrueTube via social media campaigns, press releases, making new contacts and giving talks at schools, colleges and exhibitions nationwide to showcase how TrueTube can be used in assemblies and classrooms to help teach difficult topics.

Toby Lloyd
Cinematographer and Editor

Whilst studying at Birmingham City University Toby worked with the BAFTA nominated company Kandu Arts as a filmmaker and facilitator. After graduation he continued to work with them as Director of Photography and Editor on Postcard from Perranporth - a feature film produced in Cornwall, and working with NEET young people. 

Toby now divides his time between VividEcho (where he is Head of Production), CTVC, and his own film projects. His credits include BBC Four’s Life and Deaf and BBC One’s The One Show as Camera Operator; and CTVC’s Christmas Nationwide as Director of Photography. In 2016, Toby facilitated the cinematography and editing on Reunion - a short film produced on a course for the BFI with young people in China. Back in Britain, he produced a promotional film for the homelessness charity Caritas Anchor House, presented by ITN’s Julie Etchingham.

For TrueTube, Toby was Camera Operator and Editor on the BAFTA winning Refugee, and continues to work with the team as a Cinematographer and Editor on as many films as we can get him.

Toby is a passionate photographer, loves visiting new places and especially likes working abroad (not much chance of that on a TrueTube budget... yet).