Creating award winning comedy for brands, agencies and broadcast.

Not overthinking it since 2012.

Created by Perrier Award winning comedian James Rawlings, BAFTA nominated screenwriter Ben Bond and RTS nominated producer Ben Thompson, Hoot is a comedy production company that makes funny stuff for brands, agencies and broadcasters.

Rawlings, Bazeley, Thompson and Bond.


Hoot is firmly anchored in the world of comedy, screenwriting and TV production. Which explains the beautiful paradox behind Hoot’s success: the less they know about marketing and advertising, the better they become at it. We make work of all shapes and sizes from long form AFP to six second stings, not to mention print, outdoor and, erm, branded USB sticks. In the last two years we have worked with Paddy Power, giffgaff, Virgin Atlantic, Tesco, Dominos, P&G, Unilever, Emirates, Philips, KLM, Pizza Hut, Diageo, ASDA and Audible.


Hoot Entertainment is a new independent production company that makes scripted comedy and drama for television. Head of Broadcast, Bafta winning producer IONA SWEENEY, works with the best on and off-screen talent on a slate of strongly authored pieces, always with great writing at their heart. Our broadcast work includes commissions for BBC3, Channel 4, Sky, BBC1, ITV1, eONE and CBBC.


In 2016 Hoot launched feature film division Bad Owl Films whose first feature THE HUNGRY was shot end of last year as a Co-Production with Cinestaan and Film London. The slate includes projects with Creative England, the BFI, and BBC Films, and our next feature THE DRIFTERS is gearing up for production this summer. While our core business is making films, we also create and manage social media channels to build global audiences across the industry. Bad Owl is run by Ben Bond (Killing Bono, The Hungry) and Iona Sweeney (Lizard Girl) with Andy Brunskill (Lilting) as a consulting producer.