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  • 25 years experience across high end drama and landmark documentaries
  • Producer – Shetland Season 6 & Season 7
  • Co-Producer – Dracula, Les Miserables
  • Second Unit Director – Les Miserables, Dracula, Shetland
  • Director Producer landmark factual including Series Lead of high
    profile shows and Feature Length Documentaries
  • Skilled in scripted, specialist factual and investigative content
  • Building trust and securing filming with sensitive access –
    prisons, air ambulance, NHS Trusts and police.
  • High-end filming including directing air to air, drone, explosions,
    weapons firing, complex stunts, action sequences, car chases.
  • Directing actors and presenters – new and named talent.
  • Excellent knowledge of compliance, legals, health and safety,
    COVID protocols.

KEY EXPERTISE

  • As Producer of Shetland across scripts, appointment of HoDs including Directors, casting, locations, design, talent management, the look and tone of the show encouraging a “dial turn” – a more cinematic and thrilling approach while retaining its identity. Across all aspects of post production.
  • Directed actors in drama including Dominic West, Olivia Colman and David Oyelowo and set pieces including a full scale riot (100+ SAs and actors). And in factual – Ross Kemp, Robson Green and Michael Moseley.
  • Directed Arri, Sony F55, Sony FS7, Red, C300, 5D, Steadicam, Go-Pros, Drones, sacrifice cameras, Phantom high speed and multi-camera rigs (up to 17 cameras). Use of dollies, sliders, jibs, cranes, special effects, motion control, special lenses, aerials (cineflex HD), underwater (7D, go pro).
  • Commissioned original VFX. Storyboarding, shooting backplates, use of green screen. Integration of talent and actors in VFX action.
  • Retired military with knowledge of weapons and helicopters – filming and rigging including air to air. Worked with UK and US military, Air Ambulances.
  • Location filming in extreme environments – desert, Arctic, high altitude, jungle, open sea. Experienced in filming in high security prisons.

Credits

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Production (role):
SHETLAND (Producer)
Company:
Silverprint Pictures / BBC 1
Project details:
Series 8

Currently in production

Execs Prods. Kate Bartlett, Denise Paul
Production (role):
SHETLAND (Producer)
Company:
Silverprint Pictures / BBC 1
Project details:
Series 7

6 x 60"

Dir. Jan Matthys

Wr. Gaby Chiappe
Production (role):
SHETLAND (Producer)
Company:
Silverprint Pictures / BBC1
Project details:
Series 6

6 x 60"

Dirs. Max Myers, Siri Rødnes

Wrs. David Kane, Paul Logue

Exec Prods. Gaynor Holmes, Kate Bartlett

RTS Scotland Nominations:
-Best Series
-Best Director: Max Myers
-Camera : Alfie Biddle

BAFTA Scotland Nomination:
- Director (Fiction) : Max Myers
Production (role):
DRACULA (Co-Producer)
Company:
Hartswood / BBC1 / Netflix
Project details:
Three Episodes

Dirs. Jonny Campbell, Damon Thomas, Paul McGuigan

Wrs. Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

Exec Prods. Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Production (role):
LES MISERABLES (Co-Producer and Second Unit Director)
Company:
Lookout Point Ltd / BBC1
Project details:
6 x 60"

Wrs. Andrew Davies, Victor Hugo

Dir. Tom Shankland

Producer Chris Carey

Exec Prods. Faith Penhale, Bethan Jones
Production (role):
ROSS KEMP BEHIND BARS: INSIDE BARLINNIE (Director/Producer)
Company:
STV Productions / Freshwater Films / ITV
Project details:
One off for ITV Crime and Punishment Season

Commissioning Editor Jo Clinton-Davis

Exec Prods. Mick McAvoy, James Cohen
Production (role):
PRISON: FIRST & LAST 24 HOURS (Series Producer)
Company:
STV Productions / Sky1
Project details:
Series 2

Commission Editor - Siobhan Mulholland

Exec Prod. Mick McAvoy
Production (role):
PRISON: FIRST & LAST 24 HOURS (Series Producer)
Company:
STV Productions / Sky1
Project details:
Series 1

Access sensitive blue chip series dollowing men and women on their first and last day in prison.

Commission Editor - Siobhan Mulholland

Exec Prod. Mick McAvoy
Production (role):
AIR AMBULANCE ER (Series Producer)
Company:
Tern TV / Sky1
Project details:
Landmark six part series for primetime Sky1 HD.

Commissioning Editor - Lorraine Chalker Phillips

Exec Prods. Harry Bell, Colin Cameron
Production (role):
ROBSON GREEN EXTREME FISHERMAN (Producer/Director)
Company:
Discovery
Project details:
Ep 1 Venezuela
Ep 2 Ecuador
Ep 8 Guatemala

Exec Prod. Ross Harper

Series Produced by Leo McRae
Production (role):
HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS (Series Director)
Company:
Discovery / Pioneer Productions
Project details:
Series 3

Landmark Series with CGI (Lola London)

Exec Prod. Stuart Carter

Series Producer Stephen Marsh
Production (role):
EXTREME HOMES: USA (Series Director)
Company:
HGTV / Pioneer Productions
Project details:
Exec Prod. Stuart Carter

Series Produced by Bernice Daly
Production (role):
TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (Producer/Director)
Company:
BBC2
Project details:
Health Series with Michael Mosley

Exec Prod. Craig Hunter

Series Producer Rob Liddell
Production (role):
TOWN (Producer/Director)
Company:
Tern TV / BBC2
Project details:
Four part series with Nicholas Crane

Exec Prod. Harry Bell

Series Produced by Colin Cameron
Production (role):
WHAT'S THE EARTH WORTH (Producer/Director)
Company:
The History Channel / Bullseye TV
Project details:
Feature length special

Exec Prods. Ed Crick, Ross Harper
Production (role):
WILL IT SNOW (Edit Producer)
Company:
BBC2 / BBC Scotland
Project details:
Specialist Factual Fast turnaround

1 x 60"

Exec Prod. Natalie Humphreys

Series Produced by Graeme Thomson
Production (role):
BRAVE NEW WORLD WITH STEPHEN HAWKING (Producer/Director)
Company:
Channel 4 / Discovery / IWC Media
Project details:
1 x 60" Episode 1 - Machines"

Exec Prod. Rachel Bell

Series Producer Daniel Barry

BAFTA Shortlisted
Production (role):
BOTANY: A BLOOMING HISTORY (Producer/Director)
Company:
BBC Scotland / BBC 4
Project details:
1 x 60" Episode 2 - "Photosynthesis"

SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
SKILLSET: High End Drama Producer Programme 2017-2018
TRON 100 (2016/2017/2018): Drama workshops for Professionals in Scotland
Robert McKee’s Story Masterclass, Philip Shelley and John Yorke Script Editing

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): SHETLAND (Producer)
    Company: Silverprint Pictures / BBC 1
    Project details: Series 8

    Currently in production

    Execs Prods. Kate Bartlett, Denise Paul
  • Production (role): SHETLAND (Producer)
    Company: Silverprint Pictures / BBC 1
    Project details: Series 7

    6 x 60"

    Dir. Jan Matthys

    Wr. Gaby Chiappe
  • Production (role): SHETLAND (Producer)
    Company: Silverprint Pictures / BBC1
    Project details: Series 6

    6 x 60"

    Dirs. Max Myers, Siri Rødnes

    Wrs. David Kane, Paul Logue

    Exec Prods. Gaynor Holmes, Kate Bartlett

    RTS Scotland Nominations:
    -Best Series
    -Best Director: Max Myers
    -Camera : Alfie Biddle

    BAFTA Scotland Nomination:
    - Director (Fiction) : Max Myers
  • Production (role): DRACULA (Co-Producer)
    Company: Hartswood / BBC1 / Netflix
    Project details: Three Episodes

    Dirs. Jonny Campbell, Damon Thomas, Paul McGuigan

    Wrs. Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat

    Exec Prods. Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
  • Production (role): LES MISERABLES (Co-Producer and Second Unit Director)
    Company: Lookout Point Ltd / BBC1
    Project details: 6 x 60"

    Wrs. Andrew Davies, Victor Hugo

    Dir. Tom Shankland

    Producer Chris Carey

    Exec Prods. Faith Penhale, Bethan Jones
  • Production (role): ROSS KEMP BEHIND BARS: INSIDE BARLINNIE (Director/Producer)
    Company: STV Productions / Freshwater Films / ITV
    Project details: One off for ITV Crime and Punishment Season

    Commissioning Editor Jo Clinton-Davis

    Exec Prods. Mick McAvoy, James Cohen
  • Production (role): PRISON: FIRST & LAST 24 HOURS (Series Producer)
    Company: STV Productions / Sky1
    Project details: Series 2

    Commission Editor - Siobhan Mulholland

    Exec Prod. Mick McAvoy
  • Production (role): PRISON: FIRST & LAST 24 HOURS (Series Producer)
    Company: STV Productions / Sky1
    Project details: Series 1

    Access sensitive blue chip series dollowing men and women on their first and last day in prison.

    Commission Editor - Siobhan Mulholland

    Exec Prod. Mick McAvoy
  • Production (role): AIR AMBULANCE ER (Series Producer)
    Company: Tern TV / Sky1
    Project details: Landmark six part series for primetime Sky1 HD.

    Commissioning Editor - Lorraine Chalker Phillips

    Exec Prods. Harry Bell, Colin Cameron
  • Production (role): ROBSON GREEN EXTREME FISHERMAN (Producer/Director)
    Company: Discovery
    Project details: Ep 1 Venezuela
    Ep 2 Ecuador
    Ep 8 Guatemala

    Exec Prod. Ross Harper

    Series Produced by Leo McRae
  • Production (role): HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS (Series Director)
    Company: Discovery / Pioneer Productions
    Project details: Series 3

    Landmark Series with CGI (Lola London)

    Exec Prod. Stuart Carter

    Series Producer Stephen Marsh
  • Production (role): EXTREME HOMES: USA (Series Director)
    Company: HGTV / Pioneer Productions
    Project details: Exec Prod. Stuart Carter

    Series Produced by Bernice Daly
  • Production (role): TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR (Producer/Director)
    Company: BBC2
    Project details: Health Series with Michael Mosley

    Exec Prod. Craig Hunter

    Series Producer Rob Liddell
  • Production (role): TOWN (Producer/Director)
    Company: Tern TV / BBC2
    Project details: Four part series with Nicholas Crane

    Exec Prod. Harry Bell

    Series Produced by Colin Cameron
  • Production (role): WHAT'S THE EARTH WORTH (Producer/Director)
    Company: The History Channel / Bullseye TV
    Project details: Feature length special

    Exec Prods. Ed Crick, Ross Harper
  • Production (role): WILL IT SNOW (Edit Producer)
    Company: BBC2 / BBC Scotland
    Project details: Specialist Factual Fast turnaround

    1 x 60"

    Exec Prod. Natalie Humphreys

    Series Produced by Graeme Thomson
  • Production (role): BRAVE NEW WORLD WITH STEPHEN HAWKING (Producer/Director)
    Company: Channel 4 / Discovery / IWC Media
    Project details: 1 x 60" Episode 1 - Machines"

    Exec Prod. Rachel Bell

    Series Producer Daniel Barry

    BAFTA Shortlisted
  • Production (role): BOTANY: A BLOOMING HISTORY (Producer/Director)
    Company: BBC Scotland / BBC 4
    Project details: 1 x 60" Episode 2 - "Photosynthesis"

  • SKILLSET: High End Drama Producer Programme 2017-2018
  • TRON 100 (2016/2017/2018): Drama workshops for Professionals in Scotland
  • Robert McKee’s Story Masterclass, Philip Shelley and John Yorke Script Editing
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