RHYS WATERS
Creative Producer

How you describe yourself?: Extreme optimist, persistently cheerful and love conversation in all it’s formats.
How do others describe you?: Why is he so cheerful and does he ever stop talking?
Years in the business: About 14 years and counting. I got a lucky break, directing a short film for the BBC at the age of 19. Things snowballed from there.
Personal mantra: The small things in life are usually the big things in disguise.
Favourite food: Lobster. It’s the main reason I moved to Nova Scotia (although my wife doesn’t like it but she's very understanding).
Languages: English and Wenglish (a mixture on bad Welsh and even worse English).

What gets you out of bed in the morning? 
The lack of curtains in our current bedroom.

Why Journeyman? 
I never thought I’d get to start such a great job with an awesome team, so soon after my arrival in Halifax. I feel like I’ve landed on my feet here.

What did you want to be when you grew up? 
The driver of a talking car that solves crimes.

How do you find rejuvenation and balance? 
Family time, a trip to the beach, a hike or just watching a film with my wife.

What would you be doing if you didn’t work in production?
I honestly have no idea. At 16, I couldn’t decide between joining the Royal Navy or going to Art School. On reflection, I’m certain the Navy would have kicked me out, so I’m on the right path.

What are some of your favourite travel experiences?
Road tripping from Wales to the Austrian Alps, dodging icebergs in Alaska’s inside passage, spending 48 hours living on a warship in the English Channel and filming a terrible fitness video right under the Hollywood sign.