Previous Projects

Mackem Craic

Mackem Craic James Whitman Jay Sykes Corinne Kilvington Spark Sunderland South Tyneside audio drama radio Cultural Spring Back on the MapThe collaborative audio drama Mackem Craic saw Jay working in partnership with Sunderland-based writer James Whitman & Theatre Space North East’s Artistic Director Corinne Kilvington.  We ran a series of workshops with various schools & community groups, and created this 45-minute audio drama pilot. Mackem Craic was funded by the Cultural Spring & the #Fourteen Fund.

“It feels like something that knows it’s good, and didn’t want to reveal its hand too early.” Dane Wilkinson, emerging audio producer

99% Perspiration

99% Perspiration logo podcast creative advice emerging TV radio writing theatre talent acting directing editing producing crafts design fashion From April 2015 to June 2016, Jay produced 25 episodes of 99% Perspiration; aimed at sharing advice across a network of emerging creatives.  Chiefly produced as a podcast, each episode was also broadcast on Spark & Radio Hive.

“A highly encouraging insight into the creative industries. 99% Perspiration has a brilliant structure with a variety of voices from all walks of the creative world. It has become my weekly remedy for the mid-week slump. This podcast inspires, informs and innovates and I highly recommend it for amateur and experienced creatives alike.”
– Matthew Winter Watson, Writer