Cheeky Grin is a film, TV & branded content outfit that thrives on the belief that storytelling can be weaponised to inspire & entertain.
Our first short film Tiny Cow was properly hampered by the pandemic. It stars Patricia Allison (Sex Education), Oliver Maltman (Back, Another Year), Caroline Quentin (Bridgerton, Men Behaving Badly) & Paul Whitehouse (The Death Of Stalin, The Fast Show). It’ll premier in the U.S. in June 2021.
Nicky Waltham steers the ship at Cheeky Grin. She’s an award-winning executive producer & series producer/director who has developed & overseen landmark commissions bringing Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer, Julie Walters, Caroline Quentin, Frankie Boyle, Billy Connolly, Kathy Burke, Richard E. Grant & Adam Buxton, amongst others, to the screen.
Cheeky Grin’s most recent broadcast commission Frankie Boyle's Tour of Scotland (BBC2), made in partnership with Glasgow based Two Rivers Media, was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA in 2020.
I love my job. I work hard. I like to have fun, but I’m a bugger for the detail. I’m an ideas person & enthusiastic collaborator. I have almost twenty years of successful development & pitching experience. My collaboration with Paul Whitehouse & Bob Mortimer on the BBC2 commission Gone Fishing saw me take the idea from a pitch paragraph to a pilot & beyond to a BAFTA, R.T.S. & Broadcast Award bothering, Broadcast Press & Guild Award winning series.
My work with Billy Connolly and on 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy saw me on the winning team at the RTS, IFTA’s & International Emmy awards.
When my best friend Grandma Peg died, I took a year off to write. The chance to breathe was ace & cathartic & writing is now a constant source of joy. In 2017 I got my diploma as an end of life hospice worker – or death doula. An unexpected string to have on my bow – but it’s a string I’m very proud of.
Outside of Cheeky Grin, I’m a gun for hire. Always up for a chat about the next adventure.