Mary Calderwood | Executive Producer

Mary Calderwood is one of the UK’s most successful and lauded music video producers. Her career took off in the 1980s as publisher of the game-changing music magazine Smash Hits, which was avidly read by a third of British teenagers. During her tenure, sales reached over a million copies per issue. She was responsible, with Harvey Goldsmith and Janet Street-Porter, for launching the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, the awards show broadcast live on the BBC from the Royal Albert Hall. In the 1990s, Mary was the force behind the hit TV show Dance Energy, a twice-weekly live programme featuring music, culture, music and fashion stories from all over the world. She then headed up her own production company Flynn, where she produced over 200 music videos and launched the careers of such successful directors as Chris Cunningham, Paul Gore and Sam Brown. Flynn won many awards, including a Grammy for Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, and MTV awards for the Foo Fighters’ Pretender and James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful. Most recently, she produced a film about the dancer Michael Clark, which featured in the Barbican exhibition Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer (7 October 2020 – 3 January 2021).