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Lachlan MacKinnon

Producer

Credits

TELEVISION
Production (role):
THE WHITE PRINCESS
Company:
Company Pictures / Playground Entertainment / Starz
Project details:
Historical drama. Producer in development and production

Twelve part series based on Philippa Gregory’s novels The White Princess, The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse

Lead Wr. Emma Frost
Production (role):
FUNGUS THE BOGEYMAN
Company:
The Imaginarium Studios / Sky
Project details:
Single drama in development

Dir. Saul Metzstein

Wr. Tom MacRae

Performance capture single drama based on the book by Raymond Briggs
Production (role):
BURTON AND TAYLOR
Company:
BBC Vision / BBC 4 (Single Drama)
Project details:
Dir. Richard Laxton

Wr. William Ivory

Cast Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West

Nominations include:

Golden Globes 2014 - Best Actress
BAFTA TV Awards 2014 - Best Actor and Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - Best Actress
Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2014 - Best Single Drama
Critics’ Choice Awards 2014 - Best Movie & Best Actress
Satellite Awards/International Press Academy 2014 – Best Motion Picture Made for Television, Actor & Actress
Broadcast Awards 2014 - Best Single Drama
BAFTA Craft Awards 2014 - Best Make Up & Best Production Design

Winner, Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards 2013 - Best Make Up & Best Costume Design
Production (role):
SILENT WITNESS
Company:
BBC Vision / BBC 1
Project details:
Drama series

Dirs. Mike Barker, Anthony Byrne and Andy Hay

Wrs. Dudi Appleton, Jim Keeble, Ed Whitmore and Richard Davidson

Cast Emilia Fox, William Gaminara and Tom Ward

Winner, TRIC Awards 2013 - Best Drama
Production (role):
SPOOKS
Company:
Kudos Film and Television / BBC 1
Project details:
Drama Series

Dirs. Michael Caton Jones, Paul Whittington, Ed Hall and Julian Holmes

Wrs. David Farr, Anthony Neilson, Ben Richards, Sam Vincent, Jonathan Brackley and Richard McBrien

Cast Peter Firth, Richard Armitage, Sophia Myles, Nicola Walker, Iain Glen and Simon Russell Beale

Winner, Royal Television Society Craft Awards 2011 - Judges’ Award
Production (role):
CITY OF VICE
Company:
Touchpaper TV / Hardy & Sons Production / Channel 4
Project details:
Historical drama

Dirs. Justin Hardy, Dan Reed

Wrs. Clive Bradley and Peter Harness

Cast Ian McDiarmid and Iain Glen

Winner, Royal Television Society Craft Awards 2008 - Judges’ Award

Nominated, Royal Television Society 2009 - Best Drama Series

Nominated, Writers Guild Awards 2008 - Best Drama Series
Production (role):
IDENTITY
Company:
ITV Productions / ITV 1
Project details:
Drama series

Dirs. Brendan Maher and Andy Hay

Wrs. Ed Whitmore and Ed Bennett

Cast Aidan Gillen, Keeley Hawes, Shaun Parkes and Holly Aird
Production (role):
THE COMMANDER
Company:
La Plante Productions / ITV 1
Project details:
Drama series

Dir. Gilles MacKinnon

Wr. Lynda La Plante

Cast Amanda Burton, Jennifer Ellison, James D’Arcy and Clare Skinner
Production (role):
THE BILL
Company:
TalkbackThames / ITV 1
Project details:
Drama series

Dir. Various

Wrs. Tom Needham, Tom Higgins, Mark Greig, Maxwell Young et al.

Nominated, BAFTA TV Awards 2004 - Best Continuing Drama

Winner, National TV Awards 2004 - Best Drama
SHORT FILM
Production (role):
BREAKING OUT
Project details:
Drama

Dir. Marianela Maldonado

Wr. Pippa Hinchley

Cannes Critics’ Week 2004 - Official Selection

Winner, Premiers Plans European Film Festival, Angers 2005 - Audience Award
Production (role):
ONE MINUTE PAST MIDNIGHT
Company:
Cinema Extreme / Film4 / UK Film Council
Project details:
Comedy

Dir. / Wr. Celia Galan Julve

Winner, Chicago International Film Festival 2005 - Gold Hugo, Best Short Film
LINE PRODUCER / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Production (role):
BURNSIDE
Company:
Pearson Television Productions / ITV Network
Project details:
Television series, 8 x 60 min episodes
Production (role):
THE BILL
Company:
Thames Television / ITV Network
Project details:
Television series, 48 x 60 min episodes
Production (role):
LONDON BRIDGE
Company:
Carlton Productions / Carlton Region
Project details:
Television series, 156 x 30 min episodes
OTHER EXPERIENCE
Company:
New Masters of Cinema
Project details:
Producer

Distributor: Pias/Vital

Launched a World Cinema DVD label promoting the works of outstanding emerging international talent. Featuring Palm D’Or Winner Trafic and Ver Llover
Company:
MEDIA Programme, New Talent Award
Project details:
Awarded development funding for feature film project “In the Shadow of the Moon”
Company:
Reel Talent Award
Project details:
Founder / Executive Producer

Set up and ran a short film development and production scheme on behalf of The Hospital Club, BBH, The Audi Channel and Smirnoff. Among the films produced were Toby MacDonald’s Heavy Metal Drummer (BAFTA Nominated, Best Short Film 2006) and Tinge Krishnan’s First (Official Competition, Berlin International Film Festival 2007)
Company:
EURIMAGES, Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France)
Project details:
Assistant Administrator

Responsible for the legal and financial compliance of feature film applications submitted to the fund by production companies from the member states. Reporting to the Head of Fund
SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Building the Creative Business, Executive Education Programme - London Business School, UK, 2006

Master in European Audiovisual Management (MEGA) - Media Business School, Spain, 2004

MA Film and Television specialising in Producing - National Film and Television School, 2001 - 2002

Production Level 4 and X3 Health and Safety - Skillset National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), 2002

Carlton Television Graduate Production Internship, 1995 - 1996
In-house training in Drama Development and Production, Programme Finance, Legal and Business Affairs Development and Audience Research

First Class Honours, B.A. Photography, Film and Television - Napier University, Edinburgh, 1990 - 1994
LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Intermediate Italian, basic French and Spanish
Full clean Driving Licence
BAFTA and Royal Television Society Member

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE WHITE PRINCESS
    Company: Company Pictures / Playground Entertainment / Starz
    Project details: Historical drama. Producer in development and production

    Twelve part series based on Philippa Gregory’s novels The White Princess, The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse

    Lead Wr. Emma Frost
  • Production (role): FUNGUS THE BOGEYMAN
    Company: The Imaginarium Studios / Sky
    Project details: Single drama in development

    Dir. Saul Metzstein

    Wr. Tom MacRae

    Performance capture single drama based on the book by Raymond Briggs
  • Production (role): BURTON AND TAYLOR
    Company: BBC Vision / BBC 4 (Single Drama)
    Project details: Dir. Richard Laxton

    Wr. William Ivory

    Cast Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West

    Nominations include:

    Golden Globes 2014 - Best Actress
    BAFTA TV Awards 2014 - Best Actor and Actress
    Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - Best Actress
    Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2014 - Best Single Drama
    Critics’ Choice Awards 2014 - Best Movie & Best Actress
    Satellite Awards/International Press Academy 2014 – Best Motion Picture Made for Television, Actor & Actress
    Broadcast Awards 2014 - Best Single Drama
    BAFTA Craft Awards 2014 - Best Make Up & Best Production Design

    Winner, Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards 2013 - Best Make Up & Best Costume Design
  • Production (role): SILENT WITNESS
    Company: BBC Vision / BBC 1
    Project details: Drama series

    Dirs. Mike Barker, Anthony Byrne and Andy Hay

    Wrs. Dudi Appleton, Jim Keeble, Ed Whitmore and Richard Davidson

    Cast Emilia Fox, William Gaminara and Tom Ward

    Winner, TRIC Awards 2013 - Best Drama
  • Production (role): SPOOKS
    Company: Kudos Film and Television / BBC 1
    Project details: Drama Series

    Dirs. Michael Caton Jones, Paul Whittington, Ed Hall and Julian Holmes

    Wrs. David Farr, Anthony Neilson, Ben Richards, Sam Vincent, Jonathan Brackley and Richard McBrien

    Cast Peter Firth, Richard Armitage, Sophia Myles, Nicola Walker, Iain Glen and Simon Russell Beale

    Winner, Royal Television Society Craft Awards 2011 - Judges’ Award
  • Production (role): CITY OF VICE
    Company: Touchpaper TV / Hardy & Sons Production / Channel 4
    Project details: Historical drama

    Dirs. Justin Hardy, Dan Reed

    Wrs. Clive Bradley and Peter Harness

    Cast Ian McDiarmid and Iain Glen

    Winner, Royal Television Society Craft Awards 2008 - Judges’ Award

    Nominated, Royal Television Society 2009 - Best Drama Series

    Nominated, Writers Guild Awards 2008 - Best Drama Series
  • Production (role): IDENTITY
    Company: ITV Productions / ITV 1
    Project details: Drama series

    Dirs. Brendan Maher and Andy Hay

    Wrs. Ed Whitmore and Ed Bennett

    Cast Aidan Gillen, Keeley Hawes, Shaun Parkes and Holly Aird
  • Production (role): THE COMMANDER
    Company: La Plante Productions / ITV 1
    Project details: Drama series

    Dir. Gilles MacKinnon

    Wr. Lynda La Plante

    Cast Amanda Burton, Jennifer Ellison, James D’Arcy and Clare Skinner
  • Production (role): THE BILL
    Company: TalkbackThames / ITV 1
    Project details: Drama series

    Dir. Various

    Wrs. Tom Needham, Tom Higgins, Mark Greig, Maxwell Young et al.

    Nominated, BAFTA TV Awards 2004 - Best Continuing Drama

    Winner, National TV Awards 2004 - Best Drama
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): BREAKING OUT
    Company:
    Project details: Drama

    Dir. Marianela Maldonado

    Wr. Pippa Hinchley

    Cannes Critics’ Week 2004 - Official Selection

    Winner, Premiers Plans European Film Festival, Angers 2005 - Audience Award
  • Production (role): ONE MINUTE PAST MIDNIGHT
    Company: Cinema Extreme / Film4 / UK Film Council
    Project details: Comedy

    Dir. / Wr. Celia Galan Julve

    Winner, Chicago International Film Festival 2005 - Gold Hugo, Best Short Film
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): BURNSIDE
    Company: Pearson Television Productions / ITV Network
    Project details: Television series, 8 x 60 min episodes
  • Production (role): THE BILL
    Company: Thames Television / ITV Network
    Project details: Television series, 48 x 60 min episodes
  • Production (role): LONDON BRIDGE
    Company: Carlton Productions / Carlton Region
    Project details: Television series, 156 x 30 min episodes
  • Company
    Project details
  • Company: New Masters of Cinema
    Project details: Producer

    Distributor: Pias/Vital

    Launched a World Cinema DVD label promoting the works of outstanding emerging international talent. Featuring Palm D’Or Winner Trafic and Ver Llover
  • Company: MEDIA Programme, New Talent Award
    Project details: Awarded development funding for feature film project “In the Shadow of the Moon”
  • Company: Reel Talent Award
    Project details: Founder / Executive Producer

    Set up and ran a short film development and production scheme on behalf of The Hospital Club, BBH, The Audi Channel and Smirnoff. Among the films produced were Toby MacDonald’s Heavy Metal Drummer (BAFTA Nominated, Best Short Film 2006) and Tinge Krishnan’s First (Official Competition, Berlin International Film Festival 2007)
  • Company: EURIMAGES, Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France)
    Project details: Assistant Administrator

    Responsible for the legal and financial compliance of feature film applications submitted to the fund by production companies from the member states. Reporting to the Head of Fund
  • EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

    Building the Creative Business, Executive Education Programme - London Business School, UK, 2006

    Master in European Audiovisual Management (MEGA) - Media Business School, Spain, 2004

    MA Film and Television specialising in Producing - National Film and Television School, 2001 - 2002

    Production Level 4 and X3 Health and Safety - Skillset National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), 2002

    Carlton Television Graduate Production Internship, 1995 - 1996
    In-house training in Drama Development and Production, Programme Finance, Legal and Business Affairs Development and Audience Research

    First Class Honours, B.A. Photography, Film and Television - Napier University, Edinburgh, 1990 - 1994
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Intermediate Italian, basic French and Spanish
  • Full clean Driving Licence
  • BAFTA and Royal Television Society Member