KIPLING'S INDIAN ADVENTURES
Producer, 1x60’ Blast Films for BBC 2 / BBC Arts, Exec Producer Ed Coulthard
This presenter-led documentary seeks to tell the extraordinary and untold story of Rudyard Kipling’s formative years in British India, before he found fame and before his legacy was shaped. Editorially constructed the narrative with the director, found relevant stories and contributors, and worked through complex logistics, visa requirements, High-Risk Risk Assessments etc. Spent 2 weeks filming in Lahore (Pakistan) and the Indian Himalayas.
Pick of the Day - Sunday Times, Observer, Guardian, Telegraph, Mail, Express
Pick of the Week: Observer / Sunday Times
"a suprising, alluring portrait"
Series Producer, 3x60’ Blast Films for Channel 4, Exec Producer Alistair Pegg
Incredibly challenging series exploring the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world through the prism of aviation. Working with the delightful presenter Arthur Williams in the Nepalese Himalayas, the Australian outback, and Northern Canada.
"stunning scenery, rarely covered communities and Williams’ passionate presence make for an engaging travelogue."
"stunning aerial views, a landing at the worlds most dangerous airport, and a sensitive portrait of an ancient land in a hurry to join the 21st century. Well worth an hour of your time."
Producer / Camera, 1x60’ Rise TV for Channel 4, Director Becky Lomax
Produced an interesting and quirky film for Channel 4's 'Cutting Edge' strand, which explores love and relationships through the prism of Tinder. Worked through a short schedule of finding and filming contributors, and shot the majority of the film using Canon C300.
Producer, 1x60’ Blast Films for Channel 4, Exec Alistair Pegg
Directed by Rob Coldstream, this scripted specialist factual film charts the remarkable Mosquito, a plane that changed the balance of air supremacy during World War 2. Filmed in the UK, and USA, my main responsibilities were finding contributors,
negotiating access, supporting the director, presenter and crew, and I gained valuable insight into budgeting and scheduling.
Grierson Nominated - Best Presenter (Arthur Williams)
"his sheer cheek, demanding to fly in it despite health-and-safety protests, made winning TV. And his euphoria as he took the controls was contagious"
DV Director, 3x60’ Raw Films for BBC 4, Exec Lucy Willis
Lovely social history series exploring what makes family businesses unique, and how through history, these businesses are buffeted by larger social and cultural changes. Working closely with the Series Director across all three films, and filming the whole series on C300. Researching various storylines and finding contributors to explore challenging and distant history.
DV Director, 1x60’Blast Films for BBC 2, Director James House, Exec Alistair Pegg
Part observational, part social and established history film about the London Underground celebrating its 150th anniversary. With a tight turnaround, I helped construct a schedule, find great contributors, and work out ways of exploring fascinating history. The film was shot by myself on Canon C300 camera, of which I have extensive knowledge.
Grierson Nominated - Best History Documentary
"Witlessly entertaining potted history"
Location Director 6x60’ Century Films for BBC 2, Exec Liesel Evans
Observational documentary series looking at the challenges and complexities of working on Britain’s Rail network. Shot over 11 months, I was an AP across three episodes, informally directing sequences, shooting extensively, arranging access with large companies, and dealing with sensitive issues across the series.
Assistant Producer, 6x60’ Century Films for BBC 2, Exec Simon Ford
A research-heavy blue-chip documentary series looking at the changing face of London’s streets. Across the series I cast residents of the street, found stories and ploughed through photographic and film libraries. Filmed on Canon 5D for a handful of episodes. The series was met with general acclaim, and popularity.
"with fascinating insights into the lives of ordinary Londoners, this impeccably researched series puts social history on the map"
Assistant Producer, 1x60’ BBC Cardiff for BBC 4, 12wks, Exec Ludo Graham
A lively and interesting BBC 4 ‘road movie’ with the presenter Andrew Smith, the film looked at the life of the most famous man in the world. An access-driven documentary shot entirely in the USA my main responsibilities included looking for the interesting and quirky characters in Armstrong’s life, negotiating with former Apollo astronauts, sniffing out wonderfully interesting stories and scheduling the complex 5 week shoot.
Assistant Producer, 1x60’ BBC Cardiff for BBC 4 Network, Exec Ludo Graham
Apollo Wives looks at the personal stories behind the 1960’s Apollo missions from the perspective of the women involved. Shot over a very short and intensive period in Arizona, it involved meeting and befriending ten of the astronaut’s wives, and directly assisting the PD in shooting observational sequences, alongside standard interviews.
FLYING TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
THE SECRET WORLD OF TINDER
THE PLANE THAT SAVED BRITAIN
BRITAIN'S OLDEST FAMILY BUSINESSES
THE TUBE: AN UNDERGROUND HISTORY
THE SERCRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS
BEING NEIL ARMSTRONG
THE APOLLO WIVES
HEATHROW: BRITAIN'S BIGGEST AIRPORT
Series Producer, 3x60’ Raw Films for ITV, Exec Producer Tim Wardle, Commissioner Andrew O'Connell
Worked on the original commission, and then Series Produced the second series. Built strong working relationships with Heathrow Airport, various airlines including British Airways, the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service. Managed teams who intensively filmed across a four-month period. Looked after specialist filming including cable-cameras and cut the third film. TX May 2016 to an audience of 3.7million.
Series Producer, 3x60’ Raw Films for BBC 2, Exec Producer Tom Barry and Liesel Evans, Commissioner Jamie Balment
Worked from development to delivery, 'Flatpack Empire' is a landmark observational access series that explores the world of IKEA - undoubtedly one of the world's most successful, enigmatic, and recognisable global brands. Building and maintaining strong access with the global brand, filming around the world, managing teams through production, overseeing legal and compliance, and working across stories in post-production.
"Flatpack Empire offers an intimate glimpse into IKEA's operation"
Financial Times - 5 stars
"Object lesson in how to make an observational documentary interesting, with great storylines and it felt real"
The Unmissables Podcast
"Flatpak Empire is a long way from a puff piece for those who read between the lines"
The Times - Critics Choice
THE FIVE BILLION POUND SUPER SEWER
Series Producer, 3x60’ Raw Films for BBC 2, Exec Producer Tim Wardle / Tom Barry, Commissioner Abigal Priddle
A challenging series exploring a new £5 billion sewer being built under the Thames. Shot over 3 years, I built relationships, managed the strategic forward planning for the multi-year project, including finding the balance between actuality and Specialist Factual elements. Oversaw specialist filming including the use of drones, helicopter aerials and underground mini-cameras. Cut the second film.
"informative and engaging television"
CONVICTION: MURDER IN SUBURBIA
Development Producer, 2x60’ Raw Films for BBC 2, Exec Producer Louise Norman, Commissioner Jamie Balment
A short 2-month development job leading to the successful commission of the second series of Conviction. Made initial contact with the lawyer and family of the accused, the former police inspector, and began to acquire and organise research material. TX June 2018.
"a fascinating programme – thorough in its research and non judgmental in its execution."
Series Producer, 3x60’ BBC Current Affairs for BBC 2, Exec Producer Sarah Waldron, Commissioner Jo Carr, Patrick Holland.
Observational series following politicians, civil servants, Jobcentre staff and claimants as they navigate the new and controversial benefit system. Negotiated access with the Department of Work and Pension over six months –the first time for 25 years that cameras have been allowed into the department. Dealt with complex compliance issues with claimants. Managed three teams across the country and cut two episodes. TX February 2020.
"Clear-eyed and non-judgemental"
"a humanising look into the real-life consequences of political choices"
Evening Standard / Financial Times
Pick of the day / week
The Guardian, The Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Telegraph
UNIVERSAL CREDIT: INSIDE THE WELFARE STATE