Ismology Concept Company was created through an organic process which first saw light in 2012 when Mike Gilbert first discussed an initial TV concept idea with Mark Baker who brought the project to life visually. Mike then developed this visual concept into Evolution and a productive partnership was born.
Since this time both Co-Founders have worked on individual and collaborative show concepts that required a home for them to be noticed and developed into pilots or full shows by a production company. We welcome you to this home we call Ismology.
All program concepts are based around a specific psychological, philosophical, sociological or economic theme. Each program is registered with the Writers Guild (WGA #1975046).
Mike Gilbert was a Local County and Borough Councillor & portfolio holder for Community Integration and Housing. In this role, he was frequently interviewed by broadcast and print media from the UK and Europe.
Working as a professional within the Criminal Justice System for 24 years, he has social work qualifications and a degree in philosophy and economics as well as a business qualification. A combination of economics, philosophy and psychology; the latter an essential component of working with offenders, is what inspires Mike with conceptual ideas. Mike is a father of five and has brought up his eldest two sons largely on his own.
Ismology takes a good hard look at the World and finds ways to help us see and understand it in new and exciting ways. ~Mike Gilbert
Mark Baker is a creative designer with experience in producing branding and promotional material for major brands in the entertainment industry. His interest in psychology led Mark to qualify as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist specialising in Pain Management and Recovery. His previous career as a Nursery Nurse, with a focus on behaviour management, along with his voluntary role as a listener and trainer for the Samaritans allows Mark to bring an informed view on society and how it may affect people in different social roles.
My hope is that Ismology will enable us all to focus on our similarities, which are far greater than any differences we may have. ~Mark Baker