Career History

Producer/Director “MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN” independent feature doc

Long term ongoing feature doc – about life changing in the blink of an eye. A year in the life of 34 year old woman following a life threatening brain hemorrhage. Still in production.

Producer/Director “WHAT’S KILLING OUR BEES?” HORIZON 1hr

High profile factual film for BBC2 9pm presented by Bill Turnbull – investigating why bee populations are declining. Featuring world first experiments using transponders on bees to see if they are affected by pesticides or viruses.

Executive Producer: Aidan Laverty, BBC

 Producer “CHIME FOR CHANGE” 10 x short films

Sourced stories/directors & had editorial overview for 10 short films for global campaign run by Sunshine – raising awareness for women’s issues in education, maternal health and justice. Culminating in live concert with Beyoncé, J-Lo, Madonna, Florence & the Machine & more which was broadcast globally and included the films.

 Development Producer/Director - Feb 2012 – Dec 2012

Running development at new independent company, Nylon Films, finding, writing and pitching new documentary series ideas as well as working on corporate projects with clients such as L’Oreal, The V&A, London Science Museum and Marks & Spencer.

THE ULTIMATE CLIMB Oct 2011 – Jan 2012 Director/Producer

Discovery Channel – TX: TBC
1 x 48 doc. The story of 22 year old Geordie Stewart who in May 2011 became the youngest Brit to climb the highest summit in each of the worlds 7 continents – finishing at the summit of Everest. The film tells the story of how after failing once he was determined not fail again and with the help of presenter James Cracknell, he sets out on a journey to find out what it takes to succeed.

Filmed on Sony 800 & Canon with crew.

HORIZON – DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? March 2011 – Aug 2011 Director/Producer
BBC2 – 9pm
1 x 60 science doc. Looking at the science behind colour. Is colour real? Can it affect human behaviour? What is it for and what would the world be like without it? Featuring 2 world first experiments which should uncover if it really can influence behaviour and if in fact any of us see the same colours at all.

Filmed on F3 & Canon with crew.

HORIZON – HOW TO MEND A BROKEN HEART Oct 2010 – March 2011 Director/Producer
BBC2 – 9pm
1 x 60 science doc. Presented by Dr.Kevin Fong and looking at where we have come to in our attempts to replace the human heart, how difficult this has been and the hidden complexities of the heart which make it so impossible to replace. Human stories mixed with incredible science. DSR crew.

HORIZON – BACK FROM THE DEAD March 2010 – Oct 2010 Director/Producer
BBC2 – 9pm
1 x 60 science doc. First film made with new presenter Dr Kevin Fong – looking at the use of therapeutic hyperthermia in medicine, featuring the incredible story of Anna Bagenholm, a skier who was trapped under the ice in the Norwegian mountains for over 3 hours without a heartbeat and yet survived, making medical history. DSR crew.

NICOLA ROBERTS & THE TRUTH ABOUT TANNING Sept 2009 – Feb 2010 Director/Producer
BBC3 – 9pm
1 x 60 doc. Following Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts in her quest to raise awareness about the dangers of tanning. From the obsession of teenagers with sunbeds to witnessing surgery on malignant tumors caused by too much tanning through to the House of Commons in a campaign to change the law on use of sunbeds in this country. DSR crew.

OLYMPIC DREAMS Feb 2009 – Sept 2009 Director/Producer
BBC1 – 10.35pm
1 x 60 obs-doc. Following olympic hopefuls through the highs and lows of preparing for glory in 2012. Featuring rowing pair Pete Reed and Andy Hodge, 16 year old weightlifter Zoe Smith and synchronised swimming team. Self shot.

HORIZON – BRITAIN’S MOST DANGEROUS DRUG April 2007 – Oct 2007 Director/Producer
BBC2 – 9pm
1 x 50 science doc. Looking at Lancet Report published in 2007 of the UK’s top 20 recreational drugs and their social, physical and psychological effect in order of danger. DSR crew.

HORIZON April 2006 – April 2007 Development Producer
18 x 50’ science docs. Managing the development team on Horizon. Looking for and developing ideas that represent a new approach to science programmes and a move away from the more traditional Horizons, finding stories that are accessible to a wider audience and working them up into commissionable treatments. Also involved in looking for independent and regional commissions.

BIONIC BUILDINGS July 2004 – March 2005 Director/Producer
BBC4 – 7.30pm
1 x 60’ programme on intelligent architecture. Presented by Charlie Luxton, looking at architecture influenced by the science of bio-mimetics. How it has influenced our past and how it could change our future. DSR crew & self shooting on DV.

EDGE OF LIFE Oct 2003 – June 2004 Director/Producer
BBC2 – 9pm
1 x 60’ obs doc – The story of 2 premature babies going through the neo-natal intensive care unit at St Thomas’s hospital. Looking at the life & death decisions made by the doctors and parents of the children, pre and post birth that will determine their futures. DSR500 crew.

YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS Feb 2003 – Oct 2003 Director/Producer
BBC1 – 9pm
1 x 60’ obs doc from a series of 3. Looking at the world of liver transplantation through the eyes of surgeon Nigel Heaton and the patients themselves. Set at Kings College Hospital, London. Included foreign filming in Hyderabad, India. Digi / DSR500 crew & self shooting on DV.

THE LOST CITY OF ROMAN BRITAIN April 2002 – Feb 2003 Director/Producer
BBC2 – 9pm
1 x 50’ programmes for BBC History “Meet The Ancestors”. The search for why the Roman city of Silchester was abandoned at the end of Roman Britain. Included foreign filming in Tunisia and Germany. Digi crew. Extensive use of CGI and dramatic reconstruction.

OBSESSIONS September 2001 – April 2002 Director
BBC1 – 9pm
2 x 60’ programmes for BBC Science. Programme 1 about obsession in general (shopping, sex, gambling, football, self-image), Programme 2 about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Included foreign filming in the USA. Digi crew & self shooting (VX2000 / PD150) and offline cut of programme 2.

MEET THE ANCESTORS – ‘YPRES‘
Directing Assistant Producer
BBC2 – 9pm 1 x 50’ archaeology programme

LIFE BEFORE BIRTH
Directing Assistant Producer BBC1 – 9pm 2 x 50’ obs doc

GIVING UP FOR GOOD Directing Assistant Producer BBC1 – 8pm 3 x 30’ obs doc

ZOO
Assistant Producer
BBC1 – 7.30pm 22 x 30’ obs doc

LOVE TOWN Assistant Producer

June – August 2001

April 2001 – June 2002

Sept 1999 – May 2000

Oct 1988 – August 1990

April 1998 – Sept 1998

Sept 1997 – March 1998

May 1997 – August 1997

Dec 1996 – May 1997

BBC1 – 9pm

THE HUNT Researcher BBC2 -9pm

6 x 30’ obs doc

5 x 30’ obs doc

MODERN TIMES – THE LIKELY LADS Researcher
BBC2 – 9pm 1 x 50’ documentary

MODERN TIMES – THE BUBBLE Researcher
BBC2 – 9pm 1 x 50’ documentary

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING

BA (Hons) in French Literature and Theatre Directing at Queen Mary and Westfield, London (1989-1993) 1st
DV Camera Workshop – Elstree
DV Sound Workshop – Elstree

Shooting Sequences – Elstree
Lots of experience in foreign filming

PERSONAL DETAILS

Citizenship: British Languages: Fluent French Full driving license

References:

Patrick Holland – MD Factual, Talkback Tel: 07973 419950

Dinah Lord – Executive Producer Tel: 07831 750393

Aidan Laverty – Series Editor Horizon, BBC Tel: 07808 722 753