Tickertape Productions was founded by Rosie Oliver in 2012. We produce Spoken Portraits for private clients, and documentary podcasts and audio slideshows for businesses and non-profit organisations. We often collaborate with a range of creative specialists. Recent projects include a feature about a master paper maker for LUSH, and a series documenting a new opera commissioned by Blackheath Halls, London.
Our mission is to tell your story by capturing the voices and insights of the people who matter most.
Rosie came to audio production via a rather circuitous route. She read Social & Political Sciences at Clare College, Cambridge, a marvellously broad discipline that covered everything from anthropology to social psychology. On graduating she gained a masters degree in Development Studies at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) before moving to Bangladesh where she worked as a researcher for a non-governmental organisation specialising in education and community empowerment. Inspired by the legal activists there, she returned to the UK and ‘converted’ to the law. She qualified as a solicitor in the Government Legal Service where she went on to specialise in planning and environment law. She left the civil service in 2008 but continued to work part-time on environmental law and policy for the UK Environmental Law Association, whilst also lecturing at a number of London University colleges.
Rosie fell into audio production in 2011 when she and her brother produced a Spoken Portrait of her mother as a retirement tribute. She loved everything about the process of planning the project, interviewing people and editing the material into a feature that her mother adored. In many ways it felt like a natural coming together of her past interests and skills as a social researcher, lawyer, keen listener and amateur musician. She decided to pursue audio production professionally and has been making Spoken Portraits and podcasts ever since.
When Rosie is not working on audio projects she leads Dotmaker Tours ‘London walks to change your perspective’.