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Abi Bach

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Credits

TELEVISION
Production (role):
BLACK EARTH RISING
Company:
Drama Republic / Eight Rooks Productions / BBC 2 / Netflix
Project details:
8 x 60 mins

Wr. / Dir. Hugo Blick

Prods. Hugo Blick and Abi Bach
Production (role):
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Company:
Mammoth Screen / BBC 1
Project details:
3 x 60 mins

Wr. Sara Phelps
Production (role):
THE HONOURABLE WOMAN
Company:
Drama Republic / Eight Rooks Productions / BBC 2 / Sundance
Project details:
8 x 60 mins, Arri Alexa

Wr. / Dir. Hugo Blick

Prods. Hugo Blick and Abi Bach
Production (role):
PRISONERS WIVES (Co-Producer)
Company:
Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC 1 (Series 2)
Project details:
6 x 60 mins, Arri Alexa

Dir. Harry Bradbeer

Prod. Anna Ferguson
Production (role):
MAYDAY (Associate Producer)
Company:
Kudos / BBC 1
Project details:
5 x 60 min new series, Arri Alexa

Dir. Brian Welsh

Prod. Chris Fry
Production (role):
PRISONERS WIVES (Co-Producer)
Company:
Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC 1 (Series 1)
Project details:
6 x 60 min new series, Arri Alexa

Dirs. Damon Thomas and Harry Bradbeer

Prod. Anna Ferguson
Production (role):
CHINA (Schedule & Budgeting)
Company:
BBC 2
Project details:
2 x 90 mins, Guy Hibbert project

Schedule and budgeting work for in-house
Production (role):
12 MEALS WITH MANDY MOON (Schedule & Budgeting)
Company:
Endor Productions
Project details:
1 x 90 min film, Sam Leifer project

Schedule and budgeting for Hilary BJ
Production (role):
RESTLESS (Schedule & Budgeting)
Company:
Endor Productions
Project details:
2 x 90 mins, William Boyd project

Initial schedule and budgeting for Hilary Bevan Jones
Production (role):
SHIRLEY BASSEY (Schedule & Budgeting)
Company:
Prospect Pictures
Project details:
1 x 90 min, Shelagh Stephenson
Production (role):
SIEGE (Co Producer)
Company:
Big Talk Productions / BBC 1
Project details:
3 x 60 mins, Arri Alexa - High Definition

Dir. David Caffrey

Prod. Luke Alkin
Production (role):
THE CRIMSON PETAL & THE WHITE (Schedule & Budgeting)
Company:
Origin Pictures / BBC 2
Project details:
Schedule and budget prep, recce and price up in UK and Eastern Europe

Prod. David Thomson

Wr. Lucinda Coxon
Production (role):
SMALL ISLAND (Co Producer)
Company:
BBC Drama / WGBH / Ruby Films
Project details:
2 x 90 min drama – 35mm

Drama adaptation by Paula Milne of award winning novel by Andrea Levy set during World War II and the Windrush years

Shot on location in UK and Kingston, Jamaica

Starring David Oyelowo, Naomie Harris, Ashley Walters and Benedict Cumberbatch

Dir. John Alexander

Prod.Grainne Marmion

International Emmy Winner: Best Mini-Series, 2010

BAFTA & RTS Winner 2010
Production (role):
MONEY
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
2 x 60 minute drama, F35 - High Definition

Drama adaptation of Martin Amis novel

Starring Nick Frost as John Self

Dir. Jeremy Lovering

Wrs. Tom Butterworth and Chris Hurford

Prod. Ben Evans
Production (role):
CONSUMING PASSION (Co Producer)
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
1 x 90 minute drama, High Definition

An erotic romp celebrating 100 years of Mills & Boon

Starring Jodie Whittaker, Emilia Fox, Danny Mays Patrick Baladi and Olivia Colman

Dir. Dan Zeff

Wr. Emma Frost

Prod. Ben Evans
Production (role):
BRITAIN’S GOT THE POP FACTOR OR POSSIBLY ANOTHER SOAPSTAR SUPERSTAR STRICTLY ON ICE (Associate Producer)
Company:
Mcintyre Televison / Channel 4
Project details:
1 x 90 minute drama, High Definition and 35mm

Dir. Peter Kaye

Prod. Lucy Ansbro

BAFTA & RTS Winner 2009
Production (role):
‘THE CURSE OF COMEDY’ SEASON: ‘THE CURSE OF STEPTOE’
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
60 min drama, High Definition

Starring Phil Davis as Steptoe and Jason Isaacs as Harold Follows the lives of Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell behind the scenes of the seminal sit-com

Dir. Michael Samuels

Wr. Brian Fillis

Prod. Ben Bickerton

Winner: RTS Award – Best Single Drama & Best Production Design 2009

2 BAFTA Nominations for 2009
Production (role):
‘THE CURSE OF COMEDY’ SEASON: ‘RATHER YOU THAN ME’
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
60 minute drama, High Definition

Starring David Walliams as Frankie Howerd and Rafe Spall as his lover, Dennis Heymer. An intimate portrait of the troubled life and times of Frankie Howerd

Dir. John Alexander

Wr. Peter Harness

Prod. Ben Evans
Production (role):
‘THE CURSE OF COMEDY’ SEASON: ‘MOST SINCERELY HUGHIE GREEN’
Company:
BBC Drama
Project details:
90 minute drama, High Definition

Starring Trevor Eve as Hughie Green and Mark Benton as Jess Yates. Hughie Green and creation of Paula Yates

Dir. Dan Percival

Wr. Tony Basgallop

Prod. Ben Evans
Production (role):
WHITE GIRL
Company:
BBC Drama / Tiger Aspect
Project details:

1 x 90 mins, Super 16

Relocated into the alien environment of Bradford, White Girl is the story of one young girl’s exploration of Islam through her new found friends and neighbours and how she finds the strength to overcome the trials and tribulations of being part of a dysfunctional white family thrust into the heart of a Pakistani community. This drama was filmed entirely on location in Bradford, with the assistance and support of the Pakistani community

Dir. Hettie MacDonald

Wr. Abi Morgan

Prod. Andrew Woodhead

BAFTA Best Single Drama

2 BAFTA Nominations for 2009 including Best Cinematography & Editing Prix Europa: Special Commendation
Production (role):
TINA GOES SHOPPING (Line Producer)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
1 x 70 min drama, Super 16

The film explores the hidden world of housing estate culture, based on scripts written by Producer / Director Penny Woolcock and acted out by residents of local housing estates. The theme of the film is life on the edge. This was an improvised drama

BAFTA nominated
Production (role):
TINA TAKES A BREAK (Line Producer)
Company:
Channel 4
Project details:
1 x 70 min drama, Super 16

Sequel to BAFTA nominated TINA GOES SHOPPING. The film focuses on the life, adventures and resilience of Tina’s two children, when their mother is sent to a rehab centre and they are left to fend for themselves. This is an improvised drama with non-actors, from the estates of Leeds. Shot on location in Leeds and Blackpool.

Dir. / Prod. Penny Woolcock
Production (role):
THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE (Line Producer)
Company:
BBC Specialist Factual, London
Project details:
1 x 50 min drama for BBC 2 primetime – various formats

Period drama as part of the acclaimed series ‘Seven Great Industrial Wonders’, about the trials, tribulations, sweat and toil of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. Shot in studio, location and incorporating CGI

Starring Steven Berkoff

Dir. / Prod. Paul Wilmshurst
Production (role):
ALASKAN AVALANCHE
Company:
Darlow Smithson Productions / Channel 4 / Discovery US
Project details:
One of a series of ten, the film is a tale of human endurance, when two climbers run into difficulties on a mountain. Shot at 12,500’ in the Alps, with 2 units

Dir. / Wr. Renny Bartlett

Exec. Prod. John Smithson
Production (role):
THE BAD MOTHERS HANDBOOK (Associate Producer)
Company:
Ruby Films / ITV Network
Project details:
1 x 90mins, Super 16

Comedy drama based on the best selling novel

Starring Catherine Tate and Anne Reid

Dir. Robin Shepperd

Prods. Alison Owen and Harry Oulton
Production (role):
GENIUS OF BEETHOVEN
Company:
BBC Television, London
Project details:
3 x 1 hr, BBC 2, 3 x 1 hr BBC 4

Period costume drama/doc about the life and work of Beethoven. 3 directors. Shot on location in Poland
FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
MISCHIEF NIGHT
Company:
Company Pictures / Film Four / UK Film Council / Screen Yorkshire
Project details:
1 x 90 mins, Super 16 b/up to 35mm

3rd in the trilogy of the ‘Tina’ films – life, love and friendships across the racial divide with large white and Asian cast, filming within the communities of Beeston, with all our characters journey’s culminating on the infamous ‘Mischief Night’

Dir. / Wr. Penny Woolcock

Prods. Abi Bach and Willow Grylls

Exec. Prods. Tessa Ross, George Faber and Charles Pattinson
Production (role):
BULLET BOY (Associate Producer)
Company:
Shine 7 BBC Films / UK Film Council
Project details:
1 x 100mins, Super 16 b/up to 35mm

Described as ‘Kes for the hip hop generation’ BULLET BOY is the story of 2 brothers growing up in the challenging environment of inner city London. It’s a tale of brotherhood, loyalties, peer pressure and kids trying to be men, before they’re even teenagers. Filmed entirely on location in Hackney, with an all black cast, featuring Asher D from So Solid Crew

Dir. Saul Dibb

Prods. Ruth Caleb and Marc Boothe
Production (role):
THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER (Line Producer)
Company:
Blast! Films / Channel 4
Project details:
120min opera, Super 16

Dir. Penny Woolcock

Prod. Madonna Baptiste

Written by the composer John Adams, it is the story of the hijacking of the Achille Lauro Cruise Liner in 1985, with the filmscript being written and directed by Penny Woolcock. Set up recording of soundtrack for the opera at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Also scheduled, set up and ran the production and shoot in Malta, Cyprus, UK and on cruise ship in the Med. In addition to the normal production work of scheduling, cost control, health and safety, it also involved the chartering of an aeroplane and a cruise ship. The logistics and organisation of a 2 week shoot on a ship. The importation of firearms and special fx materials, sourcing explosives, underwater tank work and stunts etc.

Prix Italia winner, 2003
Production (role):
THE PRINCIPLES OF LUST (Line Producer)
Company:
FilmFour
Project details:
Super 16

Starring Marc Warren, Sienna Guillory and Alec Newman

Dir. / Wr. Penny Woolcock

Scheduled, set up underwater and stunt sequences, gained access to local boxing gym, negotiated location deals etc. As well as normal duties

Distributors: Pathe 2004
SHORT FILM
Production (role):
THE TYRE
Company:
Century Films, London / Film Four
Project details:
1 x 10 min drama, 35mm Award winning short film based on a poem by Simon Armitage, featuring Christopher Eccleston

Dir. Brian Hill

Prods. Abi Bach and Caroline Levy

Theatrical release
OTHER EXPERIENCE
Company:
Century Films, London
Project details:
Drama & Feature Film Development for multi BAFTA winning company headed up by Brian Hill
Date: 1994 - 99
Company:
Real Life Productions Ltd, Leeds
Project details:
Whilst at the company Abi worked initially as Production Co-ordinator and latterly as Production Manager on most of the major UK documentary strands, as well as documentary series, one off documentaries, news and features. She also assisted with the running of the company

Credits include:
Modern Times - ‘Saturday Night’ & ‘Testing Times’ for BBC 2
True Stories - ‘The State of Marriage’ for Channel 4
World In Action - ‘In The Name of Charity’ for ITV / Granada Television
Everyman - ‘Get A Life’ for BBC 2
Horizon - ‘Close Encounters’ for BBC 2
Witness - ‘Love Child’ & ‘Babies Behind Bars’ for Channel 4
Red Light Zone - ‘Manningham Diaries’ for Channel 4
Blue Light Zone - ‘Randy Reg & The Pot Bellied Pervert’ for Channel 4
Short Stories - ‘Graffiti Wars’ & ‘Splash!’ for Channel 4
‘The Other Peak Practice’ - 12 x 30’ for ITV Network
‘Wildlife Police’ - 6 x 30’ for Channel 5
ADDITIONAL TRAINING
Company:
National School of Film & TV, Beaconsfield
Project details:
Producing a Low Budget Feature Film, Simon Relph
Company:
National School of Film & TV, Beaconsfield
Project details:
Production Management for Drama
Company:
National School of Film & TV, Beaconsfield
Project details:
Production Management for Documentaries
Company:
BBC Production Training in association with PACT, London
Project details:
Documenting Your Production
Company:
PACT, London
Project details:
Music Copyright Clearance
Company:
Lionsgate Safety Training, via YMTC
Project details:
Risk Assessment in the Production Environment
Company:
Scottish Screen / Skillset
Project details:
Movie Magic Budgeting for Drama
Company:
Red Cross, London
Project details:
1st Aid At Work, 2004
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS:

BA (Hons) Film & Video, 2.1, W.S.C.A.D, Farnham, Surrey, 1985 - 1988

BTEC Diploma in Photography, 1983 - 1985

Various RSA & Pitman Secretarial Skills, 1982 - 1983

8 O’Levels & Royal School Music, Grade 5, 1976 - 1982
Clean driving licence. Efficient. Reliable. Hardworking. Excellent References. Sense of Humour

Has set up filming in Malta, Cyprus, Austria, America, Romania, Bosnia, France, Italy, Jamaica

Has experience of all formats 35mm, High Def, Super 16mm

Experienced in EP & Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting
In autumn 2005, Abi was chosen by an industry panel to be an honouree at the UK Film Council’s event in Los Angeles to support and promote ‘Emerging Talent in British Cinema’

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): BLACK EARTH RISING
    Company: Drama Republic / Eight Rooks Productions / BBC 2 / Netflix
    Project details: 8 x 60 mins

    Wr. / Dir. Hugo Blick

    Prods. Hugo Blick and Abi Bach
  • Production (role): AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
    Company: Mammoth Screen / BBC 1
    Project details: 3 x 60 mins

    Wr. Sara Phelps
  • Production (role): THE HONOURABLE WOMAN
    Company: Drama Republic / Eight Rooks Productions / BBC 2 / Sundance
    Project details: 8 x 60 mins, Arri Alexa

    Wr. / Dir. Hugo Blick

    Prods. Hugo Blick and Abi Bach
  • Production (role): PRISONERS WIVES (Co-Producer)
    Company: Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC 1 (Series 2)
    Project details: 6 x 60 mins, Arri Alexa

    Dir. Harry Bradbeer

    Prod. Anna Ferguson
  • Production (role): MAYDAY (Associate Producer)
    Company: Kudos / BBC 1
    Project details: 5 x 60 min new series, Arri Alexa

    Dir. Brian Welsh

    Prod. Chris Fry
  • Production (role): PRISONERS WIVES (Co-Producer)
    Company: Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC 1 (Series 1)
    Project details: 6 x 60 min new series, Arri Alexa

    Dirs. Damon Thomas and Harry Bradbeer

    Prod. Anna Ferguson
  • Production (role): CHINA (Schedule & Budgeting)
    Company: BBC 2
    Project details: 2 x 90 mins, Guy Hibbert project

    Schedule and budgeting work for in-house
  • Production (role): 12 MEALS WITH MANDY MOON (Schedule & Budgeting)
    Company: Endor Productions
    Project details: 1 x 90 min film, Sam Leifer project

    Schedule and budgeting for Hilary BJ
  • Production (role): RESTLESS (Schedule & Budgeting)
    Company: Endor Productions
    Project details: 2 x 90 mins, William Boyd project

    Initial schedule and budgeting for Hilary Bevan Jones
  • Production (role): SHIRLEY BASSEY (Schedule & Budgeting)
    Company: Prospect Pictures
    Project details: 1 x 90 min, Shelagh Stephenson
  • Production (role): SIEGE (Co Producer)
    Company: Big Talk Productions / BBC 1
    Project details: 3 x 60 mins, Arri Alexa - High Definition

    Dir. David Caffrey

    Prod. Luke Alkin
  • Production (role): THE CRIMSON PETAL & THE WHITE (Schedule & Budgeting)
    Company: Origin Pictures / BBC 2
    Project details: Schedule and budget prep, recce and price up in UK and Eastern Europe

    Prod. David Thomson

    Wr. Lucinda Coxon
  • Production (role): SMALL ISLAND (Co Producer)
    Company: BBC Drama / WGBH / Ruby Films
    Project details: 2 x 90 min drama – 35mm

    Drama adaptation by Paula Milne of award winning novel by Andrea Levy set during World War II and the Windrush years

    Shot on location in UK and Kingston, Jamaica

    Starring David Oyelowo, Naomie Harris, Ashley Walters and Benedict Cumberbatch

    Dir. John Alexander

    Prod.Grainne Marmion

    International Emmy Winner: Best Mini-Series, 2010

    BAFTA & RTS Winner 2010
  • Production (role): MONEY
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: 2 x 60 minute drama, F35 - High Definition

    Drama adaptation of Martin Amis novel

    Starring Nick Frost as John Self

    Dir. Jeremy Lovering

    Wrs. Tom Butterworth and Chris Hurford

    Prod. Ben Evans
  • Production (role): CONSUMING PASSION (Co Producer)
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: 1 x 90 minute drama, High Definition

    An erotic romp celebrating 100 years of Mills & Boon

    Starring Jodie Whittaker, Emilia Fox, Danny Mays Patrick Baladi and Olivia Colman

    Dir. Dan Zeff

    Wr. Emma Frost

    Prod. Ben Evans
  • Production (role): BRITAIN’S GOT THE POP FACTOR OR POSSIBLY ANOTHER SOAPSTAR SUPERSTAR STRICTLY ON ICE (Associate Producer)
    Company: Mcintyre Televison / Channel 4
    Project details: 1 x 90 minute drama, High Definition and 35mm

    Dir. Peter Kaye

    Prod. Lucy Ansbro

    BAFTA & RTS Winner 2009
  • Production (role): ‘THE CURSE OF COMEDY’ SEASON: ‘THE CURSE OF STEPTOE’
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: 60 min drama, High Definition

    Starring Phil Davis as Steptoe and Jason Isaacs as Harold Follows the lives of Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell behind the scenes of the seminal sit-com

    Dir. Michael Samuels

    Wr. Brian Fillis

    Prod. Ben Bickerton

    Winner: RTS Award – Best Single Drama & Best Production Design 2009

    2 BAFTA Nominations for 2009
  • Production (role): ‘THE CURSE OF COMEDY’ SEASON: ‘RATHER YOU THAN ME’
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: 60 minute drama, High Definition

    Starring David Walliams as Frankie Howerd and Rafe Spall as his lover, Dennis Heymer. An intimate portrait of the troubled life and times of Frankie Howerd

    Dir. John Alexander

    Wr. Peter Harness

    Prod. Ben Evans
  • Production (role): ‘THE CURSE OF COMEDY’ SEASON: ‘MOST SINCERELY HUGHIE GREEN’
    Company: BBC Drama
    Project details: 90 minute drama, High Definition

    Starring Trevor Eve as Hughie Green and Mark Benton as Jess Yates. Hughie Green and creation of Paula Yates

    Dir. Dan Percival

    Wr. Tony Basgallop

    Prod. Ben Evans
  • Production (role): WHITE GIRL
    Company: BBC Drama / Tiger Aspect
    Project details:
    1 x 90 mins, Super 16

    Relocated into the alien environment of Bradford, White Girl is the story of one young girl’s exploration of Islam through her new found friends and neighbours and how she finds the strength to overcome the trials and tribulations of being part of a dysfunctional white family thrust into the heart of a Pakistani community. This drama was filmed entirely on location in Bradford, with the assistance and support of the Pakistani community

    Dir. Hettie MacDonald

    Wr. Abi Morgan

    Prod. Andrew Woodhead

    BAFTA Best Single Drama

    2 BAFTA Nominations for 2009 including Best Cinematography & Editing Prix Europa: Special Commendation
  • Production (role): TINA GOES SHOPPING (Line Producer)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: 1 x 70 min drama, Super 16

    The film explores the hidden world of housing estate culture, based on scripts written by Producer / Director Penny Woolcock and acted out by residents of local housing estates. The theme of the film is life on the edge. This was an improvised drama

    BAFTA nominated
  • Production (role): TINA TAKES A BREAK (Line Producer)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details: 1 x 70 min drama, Super 16

    Sequel to BAFTA nominated TINA GOES SHOPPING. The film focuses on the life, adventures and resilience of Tina’s two children, when their mother is sent to a rehab centre and they are left to fend for themselves. This is an improvised drama with non-actors, from the estates of Leeds. Shot on location in Leeds and Blackpool.

    Dir. / Prod. Penny Woolcock
  • Production (role): THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE (Line Producer)
    Company: BBC Specialist Factual, London
    Project details: 1 x 50 min drama for BBC 2 primetime – various formats

    Period drama as part of the acclaimed series ‘Seven Great Industrial Wonders’, about the trials, tribulations, sweat and toil of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. Shot in studio, location and incorporating CGI

    Starring Steven Berkoff

    Dir. / Prod. Paul Wilmshurst
  • Production (role): ALASKAN AVALANCHE
    Company: Darlow Smithson Productions / Channel 4 / Discovery US
    Project details: One of a series of ten, the film is a tale of human endurance, when two climbers run into difficulties on a mountain. Shot at 12,500’ in the Alps, with 2 units

    Dir. / Wr. Renny Bartlett

    Exec. Prod. John Smithson
  • Production (role): THE BAD MOTHERS HANDBOOK (Associate Producer)
    Company: Ruby Films / ITV Network
    Project details: 1 x 90mins, Super 16

    Comedy drama based on the best selling novel

    Starring Catherine Tate and Anne Reid

    Dir. Robin Shepperd

    Prods. Alison Owen and Harry Oulton
  • Production (role): GENIUS OF BEETHOVEN
    Company: BBC Television, London
    Project details: 3 x 1 hr, BBC 2, 3 x 1 hr BBC 4

    Period costume drama/doc about the life and work of Beethoven. 3 directors. Shot on location in Poland
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): MISCHIEF NIGHT
    Company: Company Pictures / Film Four / UK Film Council / Screen Yorkshire
    Project details: 1 x 90 mins, Super 16 b/up to 35mm

    3rd in the trilogy of the ‘Tina’ films – life, love and friendships across the racial divide with large white and Asian cast, filming within the communities of Beeston, with all our characters journey’s culminating on the infamous ‘Mischief Night’

    Dir. / Wr. Penny Woolcock

    Prods. Abi Bach and Willow Grylls

    Exec. Prods. Tessa Ross, George Faber and Charles Pattinson
  • Production (role): BULLET BOY (Associate Producer)
    Company: Shine 7 BBC Films / UK Film Council
    Project details: 1 x 100mins, Super 16 b/up to 35mm

    Described as ‘Kes for the hip hop generation’ BULLET BOY is the story of 2 brothers growing up in the challenging environment of inner city London. It’s a tale of brotherhood, loyalties, peer pressure and kids trying to be men, before they’re even teenagers. Filmed entirely on location in Hackney, with an all black cast, featuring Asher D from So Solid Crew

    Dir. Saul Dibb

    Prods. Ruth Caleb and Marc Boothe
  • Production (role): THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER (Line Producer)
    Company: Blast! Films / Channel 4
    Project details: 120min opera, Super 16

    Dir. Penny Woolcock

    Prod. Madonna Baptiste

    Written by the composer John Adams, it is the story of the hijacking of the Achille Lauro Cruise Liner in 1985, with the filmscript being written and directed by Penny Woolcock. Set up recording of soundtrack for the opera at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Also scheduled, set up and ran the production and shoot in Malta, Cyprus, UK and on cruise ship in the Med. In addition to the normal production work of scheduling, cost control, health and safety, it also involved the chartering of an aeroplane and a cruise ship. The logistics and organisation of a 2 week shoot on a ship. The importation of firearms and special fx materials, sourcing explosives, underwater tank work and stunts etc.

    Prix Italia winner, 2003
  • Production (role): THE PRINCIPLES OF LUST (Line Producer)
    Company: FilmFour
    Project details: Super 16

    Starring Marc Warren, Sienna Guillory and Alec Newman

    Dir. / Wr. Penny Woolcock

    Scheduled, set up underwater and stunt sequences, gained access to local boxing gym, negotiated location deals etc. As well as normal duties

    Distributors: Pathe 2004
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE TYRE
    Company: Century Films, London / Film Four
    Project details: 1 x 10 min drama, 35mm Award winning short film based on a poem by Simon Armitage, featuring Christopher Eccleston

    Dir. Brian Hill

    Prods. Abi Bach and Caroline Levy

    Theatrical release
  • Date
    Company
    Project details
  • Date:
    Company: Century Films, London
    Project details: Drama & Feature Film Development for multi BAFTA winning company headed up by Brian Hill
  • Date: 1994 - 99
    Company: Real Life Productions Ltd, Leeds
    Project details: Whilst at the company Abi worked initially as Production Co-ordinator and latterly as Production Manager on most of the major UK documentary strands, as well as documentary series, one off documentaries, news and features. She also assisted with the running of the company

    Credits include:
    Modern Times - ‘Saturday Night’ & ‘Testing Times’ for BBC 2
    True Stories - ‘The State of Marriage’ for Channel 4
    World In Action - ‘In The Name of Charity’ for ITV / Granada Television
    Everyman - ‘Get A Life’ for BBC 2
    Horizon - ‘Close Encounters’ for BBC 2
    Witness - ‘Love Child’ & ‘Babies Behind Bars’ for Channel 4
    Red Light Zone - ‘Manningham Diaries’ for Channel 4
    Blue Light Zone - ‘Randy Reg & The Pot Bellied Pervert’ for Channel 4
    Short Stories - ‘Graffiti Wars’ & ‘Splash!’ for Channel 4
    ‘The Other Peak Practice’ - 12 x 30’ for ITV Network
    ‘Wildlife Police’ - 6 x 30’ for Channel 5
  • Company
    Project details
  • Company: National School of Film & TV, Beaconsfield
    Project details: Producing a Low Budget Feature Film, Simon Relph
  • Company: National School of Film & TV, Beaconsfield
    Project details: Production Management for Drama
  • Company: National School of Film & TV, Beaconsfield
    Project details: Production Management for Documentaries
  • Company: BBC Production Training in association with PACT, London
    Project details: Documenting Your Production
  • Company: PACT, London
    Project details: Music Copyright Clearance
  • Company: Lionsgate Safety Training, via YMTC
    Project details: Risk Assessment in the Production Environment
  • Company: Scottish Screen / Skillset
    Project details: Movie Magic Budgeting for Drama
  • Company: Red Cross, London
    Project details: 1st Aid At Work, 2004
  • QUALIFICATIONS:

    BA (Hons) Film & Video, 2.1, W.S.C.A.D, Farnham, Surrey, 1985 - 1988

    BTEC Diploma in Photography, 1983 - 1985

    Various RSA & Pitman Secretarial Skills, 1982 - 1983

    8 O’Levels & Royal School Music, Grade 5, 1976 - 1982
  • Clean driving licence. Efficient. Reliable. Hardworking. Excellent References. Sense of Humour

    Has set up filming in Malta, Cyprus, Austria, America, Romania, Bosnia, France, Italy, Jamaica

    Has experience of all formats 35mm, High Def, Super 16mm

    Experienced in EP & Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting
  • In autumn 2005, Abi was chosen by an industry panel to be an honouree at the UK Film Council’s event in Los Angeles to support and promote ‘Emerging Talent in British Cinema’
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