Founded in 2016, Moranic Productions is the new London-based joint venture from filmmakers and producers, James Moran and Cat Davies, who have a slate of projects currently in development.
Moranic’s ethos is simple – we make stuff. We don’t make ceramics, hats, cookies, candles or balloons – we make content. We make great content, tell compelling stories across genres and across platforms.
James wrote the movies Severance, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Tower Block, and TV episodes of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Spooks, Primeval, Spooks Code 9, Crusoe, The Sparticle Mystery, Crossing Lines, and Eve. He also wrote and part-directed web thriller Girl Number 9, which was nominated for 5 Streamy Awards in 2010, the first UK web series to make it to the Streamys. He also wrote and directed four short films: the multi award-winning hit Blood Shed, starring Sally Phillips (Veep, Alan Partridge, Smack the Pony) and Shaun Dooley (Gunpowder, Misfits, Broadchurch) Crazy For You, starring Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Hannah Tointon (Penny Dreadful, The Inbetweeners), Three Minutes, starring Daniel Brocklebank (Coronation Street), and Ghosting, starring Francesca Fowler (Doctor Who, Rome). James also directed several popular Turn Off Your Bloody Phone idents for FrightFest, and his shorts and features have played at festivals all over the world, winning several audience awards.
Cat is a writer, filmmaker and producer. Her short films include the award-winning KEEN-wah, and Connie starring Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Stella). Cat is co-founder of Moranic Productions with her husband, screenwriter/director, James Moran. She was Executive Producer/ Social Media Manager of their award-winning web series, Mina Murray’s Journal, and is Co-writer and Producer of the multi award-winning hit comedy horror short, Blood Shed.
She has worked professionally in broadcasting since 2005 at the BBC, BBC Worldwide and ITV across TV and radio genres as a researcher, co-ordinator, project manager, production manager and publishing/brand executive of some of the biggest comedy titles in the world. She was Project Manager of The Listening Project with BBC Radio 4, which won a Sony Radio Academy Bronze Award, and Production Manager of the prestigious BBC Food & Farming Awards for Radio 4, considered the ‘food Oscars.’ She has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and has just graduated with a second MA in Professional Media Practice.