About

Objective Fiction specialises in original scripted content. Past and present productions include Peep Show, Feel Good, Fresh Meat, Toast of London, Eric, Ernie & Me, Year of the Rabbit, GameFace and Witless.

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The Team

Ben Farrell​

Ben Farrell​

Chief Creative Officer

Ben is Objective Fiction’s Chief Creative Officer. 

Prior to Objective Fiction, Ben spent two years at BBC in-House, where his credits include Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC One), Professor Branestawm (BBC One), People Time (BBC Three) & Harry Hill’s Look At Love (iplayer). 

Before moving to the BBC Ben spent ten years at Objective Productions, firstly as Head of Comedy Development and becoming Head of Comedy in 2012. His credits there included Strutter, Reggie Perrin, Pete Versus Life, Parents, Big Bad World, Toast of London, Witless and GameFace

Previously he spent 10 years as a freelance producer, working at various companies including Ginger, Talkback, Avalon and Thames.

Leo Martin

Leo Martin

Production Executive

Leo joined OMG as Production Executive for scripted in October 2020. She spent the previous 12 years working as Head of Production at Bwark and Fudge Park Productions working on projects including The Inbetweeners, The Festival, Drifters, Siblings, Enterprice and White Gold. Prior to joining Fudge Park, Leo worked at Princess Productions and TalkBack as a freelance Production Manager in comedy and entertainment.

Hannah Mackay

Hannah Mackay

Senior Vice-President – Objective Fiction America

Hannah is based in Los Angeles and oversees Objective Fiction’s US development. Previously she was Objective’s Head of Scripted in London.

Hannah has worked on some of the UK’s most critically acclaimed shows: from multi-award winning Fresh Meat, to cult favourite Dirk Gently, to Golden Rose winning Toast of London. In 2015, she produced the final, BAFTA-nominated series of Peep Show, before creating and exec-producing an original sitcom for the ABC Network in the States. Most recently, she produced Year of the Rabbit for Channel 4 and IFC, starring Keeley Hawes and Matt Berry.

Prior to her television work she spent several years working as a croupier in a West End casino and is the author of The Poker Encyclopedia.

Charlotte Lewis

Charlotte Lewis

Head of Comedy

Charlotte developed and produced Roisin Conaty's critically acclaimed C4 series GameFace. Her other credits for Objective Fiction include producing all three series of BBC3’s Rose D’Or nominated comedy-thriller Witless, starring Kerry Howard.

Prior to this, she began her career in comedy-entertainment, working in both production and development for Objective and various other companies including Hat Trick, Talkback and Roughcut. Her credits during this time include Room 101 (BBC One); Keith Lemon’s LemonAid (ITV1); Ant and Dec’s Push the Button (ITV1); and John Bishop’s Britain (BBC One).

Kelly McGolpin

Kelly McGolpin

Head of Development

Kelly started her career in scripted comedy at the BBC before moving on to roles at companies including Avalon, Pett, Retort and Southern Star in Australia. 

Her credits include co-devising and producing Dr Brown’s C4 sketch show, and developing and producing the BAFTA nominated series Chewing Gum for E4. Kelly joined Objective Fiction in November 2015 as Development Producer and was named Head of Development in June 2017.

Rhian Petty

Rhian Petty

Development Producer

Rhian began her career script reading for a number of drama indies, going on to work in development at Tiger Aspect where she script-edited a wide range of shows including DECLINE AND FALL and RIPPER STREET. As Head of Development at Tiger, Rhian drove forward new and existing projects on the slate while working to develop relationships with emerging talent in the drama and comedy worlds. She left Tiger to story produce Desiree Akhavan’s THE BISEXUAL at Sister Pictures for Hulu and Channel 4, then went on to work in script development for New Pictures and Fremantle before joining the Objective Team at the start of 2020.

Katya Nye

Katya Nye

Development Coordinator

Katya joined Objective Fiction as team assistant in July 2018.

Katya is PA to CCO, Ben Farrell and assists the development team with script reading and coordinating schedules. As well as helping to ensure a smooth running office Katya has also been involved in the production of tasters Objective Fiction have made for the BBC and Channel 4. Katya is also in charge of running Objective Fiction’s social media accounts.