The ‘Who is Wilson Worldwide?’ series is a way of letting you get to know exactly who we are, whether you are a follower of what we do, someone looking to get to know a bit more about the industry, or just someone who happened to stumble upon us. The company is small in number but has a huge passion for creating the best possible content for your TV, and over the next few weeks you will get to know the people behind the ideas, when we ask them a little bit about themselves.
This week we speak to one of our newest members of the Research and Development team, Ryan Correia. With his abundance of ideas and knowledge, Ryan has consistently shown his ability to develop an idea and delve into all of its potential. We asked Ryan to take some time out from developing his most recent project, so that we could ask him more about himself!
What is your name?
What is your job title?
Research and Development Intern
What is your job description/ what are your responsibilities?
I’m a recent intern for Wilson Worldwide, working alongside the development team as a researcher; this role means I follow leads and stories for developing ideas. I accumulate information and contacts to insure correct, unbiased and factual information is collected to produce diverse and factual content.
How long have you worked here?
What were you doing before you worked here?
Working odd jobs to fund my travels after University, as I had this insatiable need to see the four corners of the world, the people who lived there and the crazy delicious food that leaves you in ecstasy.
What is the best thing about your job?
The sheer diversity of the people you meet, their backgrounds, stories, passions and insight. As well as the people behind Wilson Worldwide, as you get to see a refreshing spectrum of ideas and creativity that always keep you on your feet, and your mind open to all the limitless possibilities of TV.
What is your favourite project that you have worked on?
It’s still in its very first stages of development but, it’s a programme showcasing the wonderful world of the Neurodiverse, their talents and contribution to society. It really showcases the wonder of the human brain and the people who are born to be different.
What made you want to work in TV production?
The big man himself…Sir David Attenborough. Whilst studying for my a-levels and throughout university David Attenborough’s wildlife adventures filled me with excitement like no other. Shows such as Life, Blue planet, Birds of paradise and Planet Earth really filled my eyes with wonder and the desire to reveal the world’s natural stories, all you could do is bask in the factual high quality production put behind it which influenced and change the world as we knew it.
For anyone wanting to work in TV production what advice would you give them?
The first step is always the hardest, but once you feel the flow you’ll realise you’ve been running instead of walking, so don’t be shy, ask questions, watch TV, follow trends and always push boundaries and ideas to your physical limit.
Any hobbies outside of work?
I’m an Avid traveller, tightrope and a bit of a trivia buff (The things quiz shows do to me should be considered illegal).
Favourite programme to watch that is on at the moment and why?
I’m going to have to be one of those people and choose two: 1st being Quiz show ‘The Chase’ with the hilarious Bradley Walsh and the mesmerising chaser Anne Hegerty. But at the moment I’ve been completely besotted with Netflix series ‘Dark’ which follows a mind-bending tale about disappearances in a small German town and time.
Any secret talents/party tricks?
After a tree climbing accident where I broke my arm and fractured my elbow the damage and surgeries were so extensive that It left my left arm with little to no feeling.
Anything else you want to add?
If you seek change in your life and world, you have to be the one to do it.
What is your favourite quote or saying? (can be from somewhere else like a film or book?
“Ah, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it…or learn from it.” – Rafiki (The Lion King)