• Series Producing • Development • Producing-Directing • Visual Effects • Writing • Editing
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I'm a multi-skilled self-shooting senior PD (& occasional Series Producer as required), used to self-shooting or directing location & multi-camera studio shoots, as well as devising snappy scripts, nurturing tricky talent and running edits across single and multiple suites (as required). I can also edit myself using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Creative Suite (as required) and have an excellent working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and After FX, with which I have latterly been contributing graphic design and special effects elements to a number of projects that I have worked on.
Well-versed in comedy production, studio, ideas development and hidden-camera filming - in addition to clip-show, reality, film, music and shiny floor entertainment production, I also have a strong development background, specifically the creation of high-end ‘tasters’ for commissioner pitches, having started my career as a development producer for MTV and latterly with Objective Productions.
I like to think that I am a well organized, self motivated worker, who functions either as an autonomous unit, or dedicated team player (as required). I'm a pro-active self starter who can think on his feet and deliver above and beyond the specific requirements of any production and am highly skilled at coming up with format ideas, developing them from the page and taking them through to pilot (and beyond).
You can also view specific showreel clips by following individual links from the show credits below.
February - March 2013
Remedy: ‘Random Acts of Kindness'
I helped develop and subsequently produced and directed a complicated hidden camera proof-of-concept test for an intended BBC1 Saturday Night commission.
January – February 2013
North One: ‘The Shame Game'
I directed and created graphics and SFX for a mini-pilot for a new hidden camera challenge-based gameshow intended for Channel 4.
October – November 2012
RDF Television / Zodiak Media: ‘Britain’s Brightest'
I produced and directed several high-end game VT’s for the BBC1 Saturday night entertainment show.
IWC Media / Zodiak Media: 'My Little Princess'
I directed and shot the ‘date’ VT’s for this E4 challenge-bssed gameshow.
July 2012 - August 2012
RDF Television: 'Britain Behaving Badly'
I senior-produced, directed and edited a mini-pilot for a new Channel 4 comedy commission, featuring stand-up comedian Andy Parsons. It is a radical reworking of the clip-show format, utilising several innovative special effects (which I also produced myself).
March 2012 - June 2012
Zeitgeist Television: 'I'm Spazticus'
I directed this disability-based hidden-camera comedy series for Channel 4. The show features multiple disabled performers pulling pranks on able-bodied members of the public. In addition, I also supplied high-end compositing and visual effects to some of the items within the show.
June 2011 - February 2012
BBC Entertainment: 'Cloned'
I produced and directed the pilot for a primetime Saturday night BBC game-show, ‘Cloned’, having previously made a proof-of-concept visual effects test-reel for the show back in the summer 2011. The show involved numerous complicated motion control and composite special effects shots to place multiple versions of the host into skill-based games.
February 2011 - May 2011
Zeppotron: 'Odd One In'
I was one of 2 producers on the 2nd series of the hit ITV-1 Saturday night entertainment show, 'Odd One In', hosted by Bradley Walsh and featuring Peter Andre and Jason Manford.
October 2010 - December 2010
HatTrick Digital: 'Jimmy Hill Vs The Penguin of Doom'
Jimmy Vs. The Penguin of Doom was an interactive 'branching narrative' game that I series produced for the BBC over at Hat Trick Digital.
I also worked as chief graphics designer and animator, leading a team of other graphics animators to create each of the 5 games and story animations within the project. I personally created two of the games as well as each of the game introduction animations, as well as designing levels and in-game elements for the remaining games. The game itself was designed for YouTube and the BBC Switch website.
I helped with ideas development on the JK & Joel hidden-camera comedy show for CBBBC. The program aimed to allow children to remotely control their favourite celebrities in a number of absurd real-life situations.
July 2010 - October 2010
Robertsione / Phones 4 U: ‘BOSH’
Bosh was a fast turnaround daily online mini-show, featuring band interviews, hidden camera comedy, film reviews and animated sketches, all produced / directed / animated by myself.
Objective Productions / BBC online: 'Pappy's (formerly Pappy's Fun Club)'
I edit produced a series of sketches for the award-winning comedy troupe Pappy's, to appear on BBC onlines comedy portal.
March 2010 - May 2010
Independent Production: ‘Sparks’
I've developed the concept and co-written the script for a new 6 part comedy series, set in the world of the building trade.
September 2009 - April 2010
Objective Productions: Development
I have been producing high-end graphics-heavy promo taster-reels for new, studio-formatted entertainment shows which Objective are using to pitch to several broadcasters.
August - September 2009
MTV Networks Europe: 'TMF Screen'
I produced promo packages for TMF's standalone film review strand, 'Screen'.
July 2009 - August 2009
Objective Productions: ‘The Kevin Bishop Show’
I produced comedy ‘graphics’ and sketches for the second season of Objective’s award-winning comedy series.
June 2009 - January 2010
Independent Production: ‘www.newsarse.com’
I spent six months writing freelance comedy pieces for the satirical website Newsarse alongside my other work.
November 2008 - December 2008
Central Office of Information: ‘National Year of Reading’
I worked as a producer / director on several internet virals to help promote the Governments ‘National Year of Reading’. They were staged in a ‘Balls of Steel’ style and aimed at children who use YouTube.
August 2008 - October 2008
I worked as a producer on ZigZags T4 quiz show 'Relentless'. The show stages a non-stop 48hr quiz that pushes its contestants to their limits!
June 2008 – August 2008
Radar Digital / RDF: ‘Me Vs. You’
I worked as a development producer, working up the format of various interactive online properties, including the game-show ‘Me Vs. You’.
March 2008 – October 2008
Independent production: ‘Taste The Milk’
I am involved as co-writer and producer on an independently produced comedy sketch show pilot which is targeted at the late-night UK TV market.
September 2007 – March 2008
North One Television: ‘Dom Joly's Complainers’
I worked as ‘senior director’ on this successful 6 x 1 hour consumer-comedy series fronted by Trigger Happy TV’s Dom Joly. I directed shoots and wrote scripts on the show, which TX’d on Five in second-quarter 2008.
September 2007 - January 2008
Objective Productions: ‘The Kevin Bishop Show’
I wrote sketches for the Channel 4 pilot and subsequent series of the popular comedy sketch show.
February 2007 - September 2007
Objective Productions: ‘Strutter Series 2’
Following on from the success of the first season, I series-produced the second season of the hit Paul Kaye sketch comedy & clip show, which won Arena Magazine’s ‘Best Comedy Show’ award.
October 2006 - February 2007
Momentum / Alliance / AV Pictures: ‘Lesbian Vampire Killers’
I co-wrote and associate produced the feature-length comedy-horror film, starring award-winner James Corden, Matthew Horne and UK veteran actor Paul McGann.
If you're so inclined, you can also listen to a slightly weird (but quite entertaining) radio interview I did on a late-night U.S. radio show called 'The Parafactor', to help promote Lesbian Vampire Killers U.S.A. DVD release (here)
October 2006 - February 2007
Objective Productions: ‘Twisted Tricks’
I worked as both producer and director on this half hour comedy sketch / magic show pilot for Channel 4.
August 2006 - October 2006
Objective Productions: ‘The Real Hustle: Series 2’
I fulfilled the role of edit producer on this 10 x 28 minute factual entertainment series for BBC Three.
March 2006 - August 2006
Objective Productions: ‘Strutter’
Producer (and VT director) on this 8 x 22 minute archive & sketch-based comedy series starring Paul Kaye for MTV (which has been awarded the dubious honour of a Guinness World Record for 'Most Swearing in a Television Show'.
November 2005 - February 2006
Objective Productions: ‘Death Wish Live (Week)’
I worked as producer for a live hour-long 'Animal Attack' special involving studio based stunts with dangerous wildlife and location-based VT items.
September 2005 – November 2005
Objective Productions: ‘Rajan and the Evil Hypnotists’
Working as a comedy producer and location PD on this 6-part magic –based series for E4 (with an additional hour-long Channel 4 special).
April 2005 - September 2005
Objective Productions:’ Balls of Steel’ / ‘Massive Balls of Steel’
Produced and directed VT segments for the Mark Dolan-hosted Channel 4 comedy show and 3 x 30’ E4 spin-off shows.
November 2004 – April 2005
RDF / Radar TV: ‘Bamboozle’
Worked as a comedy producer on this 6-part series for E4 primarily involving DV shoots and comedy ideas development.
April 2002 – November 2004
MTV UK Producer:
‘The Cuban Brothers’
Full TX pilot. Studio based comedy chat show, with VT packages.
I developed the original concept and then produced this 8 x 24 min ‘hidden camera’ show for MTV, which also went on to air on Channel Five.
‘Dude, Where’s My Movie Quiz?’
I developed and produced both the TX pilot and MTV Movie Awards special's for a film-based celebrity panel show hosted by The Sun Newspapers film critic Alex Zane, with team captains Nick Frost and Jodie Kidd.
'Wobbl and Bob'
I produced an animated series based on the award winning internet cartoon ‘Weebl & Bob’.
'America or Busted!'
I produced the UK 'Powderham Castle' leg of the reality TV show following the boy-band Busted's unsuccessful efforts to break America.
‘The Osbournes Guide’
Produced and directed a weekend-special Osbournes-based list show, with segments featuring the comedy stylings of Bo’ Selecta’s Leigh Francis.
‘Brand New Spanking Music Week’
I produced programmes featuring interviews and live concerts from bands such as Blur and Moloko.
Other MTV Work:
Generated ideas and produced pilots, (specifically the development of the hit MTV and Channel 4 show 'Dirty Sanchez'). I Produced the SMS game-show 'Blingo' and the popular show 'Santo and Blue Demon'. I also re-versioned numerous MTV series (including The Osbournes) utilising multiple edit suites simultaneously and multi-tasked across numerous departments; including Interactive, on-air and broadcast services.
May – June 2000
Pay-Per-View 'Cannes Film Festival' online coverage
I produced and directed the online coverage of the Cannes Film Festival which invloved interviewing celebrities and then editing short entertainment packges on-the-fly to stream on the web.
'Chimp!' - Carlton Central Television
I directed a 1 x 20’ comedy short film. Broadcast on Carlton Television's 'First Cut' series.
Film, Video & Media BA Hon – 2.1
A-Levels: Psychology, Sociology & English
HD cameras: Sony PD500/300, Canon 305 / 7D, Red, Black Magic and GoPro amongst others.
Packages: FCP, Premiere Pro, After FX (inc. Sapphire FX and Magic Bullet Grading Suite and Video Co-pilot Element 3D), Photoshop, Nuke X, Avid Media Composer 6 & some Cinema 4D experience.
I also hold a UK passport and a clean EU driving licence.
Ben Cooper, Development Producer – North One:
Tel – 07718 945 229
John Ireland, Series Producer – RDF / Zodiak Media:
Tel – 07971 002 832
Jemma Gander, Producer (‘I’m Spazticus’) – Zeitgeist TV:
Tel – 07840 003976
Jonathan Davenport, Head of Digital - Hat Trick:
Tel – 07852 549 813
Nathan Eastwood, Head of Comedy Entertainment – Objective Productions:
Tel - 07968 778 752