About Emma

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    Producer with over twelve years experience of observational documentaries and factual programmes. I'm an expert at people- finding and story producing, particularly on sensitive, hard to reach and difficult stories. I'm skilled at developing ideas that win commissions and in negotiating access to institutions. I have substantial experience of producing on location and have directed crew.
     
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    Credits

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    SKY ONE, BritCam: 'Emergency On Our Streets', 10x 60 mins. - Leopard Films , Unspecified
    2014 - Story Producer
    Managing teams of researchers to produce fast turnaround stories and respond to fact checking and compliance. Produced and managed access to all medical stories including four to NHS Trust's.

    BBC 3 and CHANNEL 4, DEVELOPMENT - Silver River , Unspecified
    2012 - Producer
    Generating ideas, casting, development and directing of taster tapes for documentaries strands

    CHANNEL 4, 'The Wedding Proposal', 1 x 60mins.  - Blast! Films , Unspecified
    2012 - Producer
    One off documentary with following men who are planning to propose. Casting & story producing.

    CHANNEL 4, DEVELOPMENT, 'Teenage Vampires', 1 x 60mins. - Blast! Films , Unspecified
    2011 - Producer
    Casting and directing taster tapes for films about teenage vampires and wedding proposals that won.

    BBC 3, 'Don't Tell The Bride' and 'Cherry Gets Married' - Renegade Pictures , Unspecified
    2011 - Casting Producer
    Target contributor research for popular wedding show. Fast turn around casting for presenter lead documentary with Cherry Healy.

    SKY ONE, 'Obese - A Year To Save My Life', 8 x 60min.  - Eyeworks TV , Unspecified
    2010 - Casting Producer
    Managing casting team to find obese contributors who will lose half their body weight with a diet and exercise plan. Casting experts and Personal Trainers. Producing back-stories, directing crew.

    ITV 1, 'Seven Days in Traffic' 1 x 60min. - ITV Studios , Unspecified
    2009 - Producer/Director (Self-shooting)
    Landmark documentary following incredible journeys across London. Access to NHS & Police.
    'Poignant stories, such as the tale of women travelling to hospital to donate a kidney to her two
    year-old grandson' - Radio Times.

    BBC 3, DEVELOPMENT, Born Survivors Season 2 - BBC , Unspecified
    2008 - Producer/Director
    Generating ideas, gaining access to hard-to-reach stories. Producing and directing taster tapes that led to programme commissions. Managing Researcher team.

    BBC 3, 'Cut Up Kids', part of Born Survivors Season 1 x 60min.  - BBC , Unspecified
    2007 - Producer/Director
    Observational film following three young people who self-harm. Pick of the day throughout the national broadsheets: 'A touching, different and excellent documentary' - Guardian

    BBC 2, 'Compulsion' 6 x 60min. - MENTORN , Unspecified
    2004 - Associate Producer
    Character-driven documentary series exploring complex nature of addictions and compulsive behaviours. Access to Rehabs, Mental Health groups.

    BBC 2, 'Rude Girls' 1 x 90min. - CENTURY FILMS , Unspecified
    2003 - Assistant Producer
    Feature-length documentary following the lives of violent teenage girl-gangs in London. Casting access to youth projects and Youth Offending Teams and Youth Inclusion Projects.

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    Employment History

    BLAST! FILMS
    PRODUCER
    CHANNEL 4, 'The Wedding Proposal', 1 x 60min.
    One off documentary following men who are planning to propose. Casting & story producing.
    Executive Producer: Dave Nath


    EPIPHANY PRODUCTIONS
    PRODUCER
    YESTERDAY, 'The Germans Are Coming!', 1 x 60min.
    Historical documentary charting the story of how the British public braced themselves for an invasion. Casting, interviewing and shaping the film. Pick of the day through out the press: 'Rich in personal testimony' - Daily Mail
    Executive Producer: Michele Carlisle

    BLAST! FILMS
    DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER 
    CHANNEL 4, Development
    New factual series with a humorous twist. Directing taster tape which secured commission.
    Executive Producer: Ed Coulthard and Alistair Pegg

    EPIPHANY PRODUCTIONS
    PRODUCER
    YESTERDAY, 'Love on VE Day', 1 x 60min. Plus Development
    Intimate tales of love and jubilation on VE Day. Casting & story producing. Pick of the day throughout the national broadsheets:
    'Heartfelt', - TV Times, 'Touching stories' - Telegraph
    Executive Producer: Michele Carlisle
     
    EYEWORKS TV
    CASTING PRODUCER 
    SKY ONE, 'Obese - A Year to Save My Life', 8 x 60min.
    Managing casting team to find obese contributors who will lose half their body weight with a diet and exercise plan. Casting experts and Personal Trainers. Producing back-stories, directing crew.
    Series Producer: Jacqui Wilson 

    ITV STUDIOS
    PRODUCER/ SHOOTING DIRECTOR  
    ITV1, 'Seven Days in the Life' 1 x 60min.
    Landmark documentary following incredible journeys across London. Negotiating access to hospitals, prison transport & ambulance service. Self-shooting on Z1 medical stories including liver & kidney transplants.
    'Poignant stories, such as the tale of women travelling to hospital to
    donate a kidney to her two-year-old grandson' - Radio Times
    Executive Producer: Michele Carlisle

    BBC
    DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
    BBC 3, Development, Born Survivors 2
    Gaining access to hard-to-reach stories. Producing and directing taster tapes that lead to programme commissions. Self-shooting Z1.
    Executive Producer: Martin Wilson

    BBC
    PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR
    BBC 3, 'Cut Up Kids', part of Born Survivors Season 1 x 60min.
    Observational film following three young people who self-harm. Self-shooting on Z1. Filming with sensitive / vulnerable contributors.
    Pick of the day throughout the national broadsheets:
        'A touching, different and excellent documentary' - Guardian 
        'Excellent, a fascinating film' - Time Out
    Winner: Young People's Media Award, Mental Health Media Awards 
    Short-listed for Best Newcomer, Grierson Awards
    Short-listed for Best TV Documentary, Mental Health Media Awards
    Selected for Romafictionfest, Italy 


    HART RYAN
    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
    Channel 4, 'Who Gets the Heart'. 2 x 50mins.
    Observational documentary following people who are waiting for a heart transplant. Gaining access to four hospital trusts. Finding contributors, developing story lines, recces shooting.
    Executive Producer: Guy Davies

    MENTORN
    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
    BBC 2, 'Compulsion'. 6 x 60min.
    Character driven documentary series exploring the complex
    nature of addictions and compulsive behaviour. In depth
    research shaping programme format, finding contributors,
    gaining access to treatment clinics/ centres.
    Directors: Paddy Wivell, Tanya Stephan, Henry Singer
    Screened at Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2005

    CENTURY FILMS
    ASSISTANT PRODUCER
    BBC 2, 'Rude Girls'. 1 x 90min.
    Observational film following violent teenage girls. Gaining
    access to youth projects, youth offending teams, locating gangs in inner city London.
    Director: Morgan Mathews
    Screened at Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2004
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    Education

    PGDip Television Features and Documentary Production
    University of Salford, 1997-1998

    2:1 BA (Hons) History with Cultural Studies
    University of the West of England, Bristol, 1994-1997

    Counselling Skills Certificate, CPCAB, 2005
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    Industry Awards

    Winner, Young Peoples Media Award, Mental Health Media Awards 2008.
    Short-listed for Best Newcomer, Griersons 2008.
    Short-listed for Best TV Documentary, Mental Health Media Awards 2008.
    Short-listed for Best Multi Platform, Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 07
    Selected for Romafictionfest, Italy 08
    RTS Education Award Nominee 2008.
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    Skills

    Experienced Z1 shooter and working with crew

    INTERESTS INCLUDE: World Travel, (Anywhere by the sea). Music, (Indie). Modern Art, (Stanley Spencer), Comedy, (I love `Peep Show' and am a regular at the Edinburgh festival). Watching Television.
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • Film, 
    • Online, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Childrens, 
    • Community Progs, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Development, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Dramatised Documentary, 
    • Education, 
    • Health, 
    • Historical Documentary, 
    • Investigative, 
    • Mental Health, 
    • Observational Documentary, 
    • Religion, 
    • Science, 
    • Social Action, 
    • Training, 
    • Youth

    Specialisms

    • Children's, 
    • Community, 
    • Disability/Special Needs, 
    • Education, 
    • Health, 
    • History, 
    • Human Rights, 
    • Medicine, 
    • Mental Health, 
    • Parenting, 
    • People Finding, 
    • Police, 
    • Popular Culture, 
    • Programme Development, 
    • Psychology, 
    • Religion, 
    • Science, 
    • Social Anthropology, 
    • Social Issues, 
    • Sociology, 
    • Womens Issues, 
    • Youth Culture

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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