2013 BBC "Food and Drink" A new series fronted by Michel Roux with many well known guests from the food World. Shot in studio, I worked as part of a three camera team using Sony PMW F5 cameras and cine lenses. DOP Danny Rohrer. Dir: Sarah Myland.
BBC "Hairy Bikers far Eastern Adventure" I shot 3 x 1hr programmes in Thailand and Korea in July. Yes July, probably the hottest most humid time of the year. I melted, but the camera kept on running. Lots of Thai recipes all too hot for me and plenty of action from elephant riding to catching squids. PDW 800 XDCam. PD: Stuart Bateup. Series Producer: Katy Fryer.
Proudfoot. Rolex Awards. Three short films. Paraguay, with Karina Atkinson setting up a research centre at a reserve and educating the surrounding communities about the value of conservation.Dir: Sara Nason. Brazil, with Dina El Wedidi and her music mentor Gilberto Gil, and Afghanistan, with Selene Biffi who is establishing a storytelling school in Kabul to preserve the country's oral heritage. Dir: Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones. HD XDCam and F5.
2012 Proudfoot. Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Short film in Bolivia about a conservationalist, Erika Cuellar, who is training local people to become Parabiologists with the aim of protecting the biodiversity of the Gran Chaco, the last real wilderness in South America. Dir: Andreas Torner. HD XD Cam
The Garden C4 "The Audience" 50 people follow around someone with a problem to solve, asking questions and generally observing. At the end they all agree on an answer to the dilemma which they suggest to the person. I only worked on the last in the series as part of a three camera team but found it really quite powerful and emotive. HD XDCam. Dir: Domonic Sharman.
Optomen TV "Mary Portas Queen of the High street" Series where Mary tries to find ways of saving the High street from it's steady decline. I filmed in Liskeard in Cornwall. HD XDCam. Dir: Kim Maddever.
C4 Ricochet "Food Unwrapped" Lighthearted series about where some of our food comes from and the extraordinary processes it goes through before it reaches the shops. HD Canon 305/5D. Prod/Dir; Marc Lewis, Mathew Ainsworth, Lisa Poulter.
C4 Endemol "Mary's Bottom Line" Ep 1. Mary energizes the UK clothing Industry starting her own knicker production line in Middleton Manchester. HDCam
2011 Mandrill TV. "War Digs with Harry Harris" 5x 1hrs for Discovery following Harry and a group of enthusiastic Diggers unearthing crashed World War 2 planes from Spitfires to Lancaster bombers. On one occasion reuniting one of the surviving crew with his plane. HDP2. Prod/Dir: Chris Wise.
Wild Pictures "Dirty Britain" For me a trip down Manchester's sewers (I know my place!) following the guys that keep it all flowing. HD XDCam. Prod/Dir: Deborah Lovett. Series Producer: Barnaby Peel.
Landmark Films "The Guest Wing" I only worked on a small part of this series following a couple getting married in a stately home. We hear views from both the home's owners and the guests. HD XDCam. Prod/Dir: Javotte Flatman.
Proudfoot Rolex" Mentors and Proteges Arts Initiative". I worked on Music with Ben Frost, Visual Arts with Nicolas Hlobo Dance with Trisha Brown and Lee Serle and finally Film with Zhang Yimou and Annemarie Jacir. HD XDCam These films can be seen on www.rolexmentorprotege.com
Chwarel/Mentorn."Hidden Houses of Wales 2". 4 x 30 mins with Laurence Llewllyn Bowen. HDCam. Prod/Dir: Sioned Morys
2010 Studio Lambert "Love thy Neighbour". 12 couples try to win a cottage in a village in Yorkshire by convincing the villagers to vote for them. Multi camera DSR. I worked on 3 of the 8 week shoot.Executive Producer Jamie Isaacs. Pod/Dirs: Anna Sadowy, Ross Anderson, Stephen O'Leary.
Mentorn/Chwarel. "Hotel Stephanie". 4 x 30mins docusoap for BBC Wales about Stephanie Booth taking over a new Hotel in Wrexham and all the problems associated with it. HDCam. Prod/Dir: Shioned Morys.
Mandril TV. "Wartime Secrets with Harry Harris" London Cabby, Harry, takes a look at some of the Wartime stories not so well documented and comes up with a few surprises. 5 x 1 hours for Discovery History. HDP2. Prod: Chris Wise.
Chwarel. "Kes" Documentary about 3 out of work teenagers being trained in Falconry in order to scare off the seagulls in Rhyl, N.Wales. HD. BBC. Prod/Dir: Shioned Morys.
2009 Plum Pictures. "James May's Toy Stories" Meccano. Building a life size bridge entirely out of Meccano. I only worked on part of this. BBC 2. Digibeta. Director: Graham Strong.
Proudfoot Company. "Mentors and Proteges" C4/Rolex. Arts based series where a mentor takes on a protege in their field for a year. I worked on, Theatre, Dance, Film, music and Literature. Dirs: Michael Proudfoot, Eddie Frost.
Ricochet "Born to be Different" Long term film following children born with a disability. How they, and their families cope as the years go on. Digibeta. Pro/Dir: Anna Stickland.
Lion TV/C4 "Untold Invasion of Britain" Emperor Severus" Historical Documentary about a black Roman Emperor who came to Britain. Digibeta. Pro/Dir: Chris Durlacher.
2008 Blast TV "We are family" Families with long term issues are brought back together in a stately home to work through their problems. Digibeta. 3 cameras. Series Producer: Gabe Solomon.
NorthOne TV "The Homecoming" Cutting Edge. Rachel looks into her past using an old photograph from 30 years ago taken at her childrens home. Digibeta. Dir: Shona Thompson.
Proudfoot Company. "Rolex Awards for Enterprise". Short Docs for Rolex and Nat Geo in Jordan, S.Africa, Paraquay and the Phllipines. Digibeta. Dirs: Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones, Eddie Frost, Sara Nason, Barnaby Peel.
Carbon Media "The Big Art Project" Series for C4 about Public Art. I worked on the Cardigan Project. Digibeta. Producer: Frank Hanley.
NorthOne TV "I wanna be Jordan" Disfunctional family from Burnley enter their 11 year old daughter into a US Beauty Pageant. Digibeta. Dir: Danni Davis.
Proudfoot Company "Cazadores" Film for Barcardi on the making of Tequila in Mexico. Digibeta. Dir: Jeremy Llewellyn Jones.
Liv Charity "Living with Cystic Fibrosis" Short charity film to be used to raise funds for cystic fibrosis. HD. Dir: Liz McIntyre.
BBC Welsh BAFTA Winner 09 "Josie" One Life about Jose Russell who is about to celebrate her 21st Birthday. Her thoughts about her life, past, present and future. Digibeta. Dir/Prod: Llinos Wynne.
2007 Proudfoot Company "Real Music" Documentary about Eliza Carthy, folk singer/song writer( also got me into making violins!) Digibeta. Dir: Eddie Frost.
RDF "Secret Millionaire " in Salford. DSR. Prod/Dir: Catey Sexton.
Granada TV "Britain's Favourite Views" Rolf Harris in St.Ives, Charles Kennedy in the Isles of Sky, Lesley Garrett in the Yorkshire Dales, and Jamie Redknapp in Liverpool. Digibeta Prod: Chris Malone.
2006 Leopard Films "Body Building Pensioners" BBC One Life. A look at the older natural body builders in the UK and USA. Digibeta. Dir/Prod: Julie Davies.
Double Jab "Into Tomorrow" Paul Weller, the biography of the musician. HD. Dir/Prod: Stuart Watts.
Proudfoot Company. "Rolex Awards for Enterprise" Three short films in Eastern Siberia with nomadic reindeer herders and a lady called Alexander Lavriller preserving the nomadic culture of the Evenk through the creation of a nomadic school. Western Australia with Brad Norman creating a Whale Shark recognition system to aid its conservation and India with Chanda Shroff who is reviving Kutchi embroidery and thereby the fortunes of the local women. Digibeta. Dirs: Chris Warren, Barnaby Peel and Sara Nason.
BBC 4 "The Waiting Room" Ice Rink 30 mins. Series about places where people spend time waiting and keep coming back. I filmed in an ice rink in Bradford. DSR/Digi. Dir: Alisa Pomeroy.
2005 Proudfoot Co Ch 5 “Kathryn Tickell” Sounds of Newcastle60 min Musical Doc about how Folk music is still very much alive and well in the North East. Digibeta.
Prod/Dir: Michael Proudfoot
Endemol “How to have a Good Death” 90 mins for the BBC with Ester Rantzen looking into palliative care around the country.
Prod/Dir: Liz McIntyre.
Double jab “Lennon” 90 min look at the life and work of John Lennon. Interviews with his friends and family.
HD. Prod/Dir: Michael Houldey.
Proudfoot Co Rolex “Mentors and Proteges” Arts based series for Rolex with Mentors such as Sir Peter Hall, Jessye Norman, David Hockney, each adopting a young protege in their field for a year.
HD and Digibeta. Producer: Michael Proudfoot.
2004 BBC One Life “Make Me a Man Again” Doc about a man who becomes a woman but decides to become a man again. Digibeta. Prod/Dir: Todd Austin.
Channel 5 “Forensic Detective” 60 min Doc following Britain’s leading Forensic Palaentologist, Patty Pollen, and her visit to the Body Farm in the USA.
Digibeta. Producer: Maurice Melzak.
Oxford Films “The man who swears he’s normal” 60 min. Three characters with Tourettes syndrome and how they deal with it.
Digibeta. Dir: Barnaby Peel.
Flashback TV Rolex Awards for Enterprise “Reconnecting Threads” 30 min Doc National Geographic about the silk industry in Cambodia and how it is being saved by a Japanese weaver, Kikuo Morimoto.
Digibeta. Dir: Barnaby Peel.
2003 BBC Taking Care “No Place like Home” 60 min Doc following the lives of three difficult teenagers in care.
Digibeta. Prod: Liz McIntyre.
Channel 5 “CSI Academy” The Body Farm. 6 x 30min Doc series following a group of American cops on a course at the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville.
Digibeta. Prod/Dir: Maurice Melzak.
BBC One Life “Lager, Mum and Me” First of the new strand and BAFTA winner the Flaherty Award, following Diane and her struggle to give up alchohol and trying to keep her family together,
Digibeta. Producer: Min Clough.
BBC “African Hospital” 60 min Doc for Comic Relief with Billy Connolly
Looking at poverty in Somaliland.
Digibeta. Prod/Dir: Jonny Young.
2002 BBC “Nap Attack” 60 min Doc about people with narcolepsy,
an incurable sleeping disorder.
Digibeta. Prod/Dir: Katharine English.
National Geographic “Rolex Awards for Enterprise” 30 min film about Marcio Ayres and His attempt to create the World’s largest rainforest corridor in the Brazilian Amazon.
Digibeta. Dir: Otto Bathurst.
Granada “Incredible Stories” 30 mins. The story of the Nasca Lines in Peru. Who put them there and what were they for.
Digibeta. Dir/Prod: Pete Conners.
BBC “Josie’s Journey” 50 min Doc about Josie Russell. The
Miraculous recovery from her injuries and the story of her return to South Africa, her birth place, with her father Shaun.
Digibeta. Dir: Maurice Melzak.
LWT/BBC Inside Story “Supergrass” 50 minute film about the murky world of the supergrass, Darren Nicols, getaway driver and only witness to a triple execution in a Range Rover, allegedly.
WS Beta. Producer: Todd Austin.
BBC/Discovery “Children’s Hospital Philadelphia” A one off 50 min special looking at paediatric care in one of America’s leading Children’s Hospitals. Beta SP. Producer: Jane Merkin.
BBC Bristol “Life of Grime” 6 x 30mins. The first of the successful series based in Harringay. Remember Mr.Trebus.
Beta SP. Series Producer: Julian Mercer.
TWI C4 “Reggae Boyz” 50 minute doc following the Jamaican football team leading up to the World cup.
Beta SP. Producer: Todd Austin.
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