About Hannah

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    I'm an SP/ Producer/Director and Edit Producer with over 14 years experience in television-mostly within factual entertainment and Ob-doc style programming-both format and non formatted across all the major broadcasters.

    Originally trained as a Broadcast Journalist (NCTJ), I have solid research skills and the ability to work effectiviely and creatively to tight deadlines as well as dig out and drive storylines forward, and the means to establish good contacts and create a positive relationship with contributors and presenters (both new and established) from all walks of life.

    I have directed for both peak and daytime -hours and half hours; multi-camera shoots- both here and internationally and enjoy travelling extensively with work. I have a passion for filming abroad. I can also happily lead a team-whether its 30 strong out on location or one or two inexperienced members within the office, and I self shoot (Z-1, PD 150/170) with extensive experience in recording sound on location.

    Added to this, I can be counted on to work with a strong sense of initiative and creativity without suffering a humour bypass in the process.
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    Credits

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    Jamie's Money Saving Meals - Fresh One , Unspecified
    2014 - Edit Producer
    For this returning prime time series, main duties include re-structuring the format slightly and ensuring the balance between Jamie's on screen presence and an element of strong take-out is achieved as well as the ability to write enticing recipe scripts with the presenter's tone in mind. I also re-versioned into hour long episodes for International.

    House Hunters International - Leopard Films , Unspecified
    2014 - Producer/Director
    I directed one episode of this popular US format out on location on the Cote D'Azur in France. Main responsibilities included managing the contributors both on and off screen-setting up a trusting relationship whilst balancing the need to produce entertaining and informative content whilst managing their needs as genuine house hunters. I directed a single unit crew and oversaw a shooting AP whilst adjusting the script as the storyline developed across the shooting week.

    The Gadget Show - North One Television , United Kingdom
    2014 - Producer/Director
    I was responsible for researching consumer technology items, writing shooting scripts, directing crews out on locations -handling complex technological information on a daily basis and producing fast paced, exciting items that appeal to the tech-savy loyal audience of the show-as well as simplifying the items enough to also make them appeal to a wider audience. I saw all my items through a tight turnaround edit -again ploughing through tech heavy material to compose scripts that were fun, yet accurate and take-out heavy.

    Secret Eaters - Endemol , Unspecified
    2013 - Edit Producer
    Responsible for making episode one of this returning prime time series for C4.

    Main duties include putting together new strands and comedy script writing combined with high quality factual information within each portion of the episode.

    Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast - Fresh One , United Kingdom
    2013 - Edit Producer
    Main responsibilities include taming the format on this returning series to drive home a clearer narrative with far heavier content whilst maintaining a sense of humour and fun -expected from this laddish duo. Quick decision making and scripting is also required in order to meet tight TX deadlines.

    The 100K House - Remarkable/Endemol for BBC 2 , Unspecified
    2013 - Edit Producer
    Cutting two episodes of this hour long prime time brand new format for BBC 2.

    Main duties included helping to establish the style, tone and main format points for the show.

    Also, we were highly involved with having to change the remit of the series from an Obs Doc style format simply following the building process of six couples across several years -to an intervention show lead by our two main presenters. This required intelligent script writing skills and the ability to re-work footage with the editor as well as commission pick-up items and devise new items to bring the show together coherently to fit the new criteria demanded from the channel.

    Super Scrimpers - Remarkable/Endemol , United Kingdom
    2013 - Producer/Director
    Directing the Harry Wallop -consumer journalist strand within 10 prime time programmes. Taking everyday household items- from washing powder to ready readers and determining whether a cheap brand is better overall value than a top name brand.

    Producing all content, working with C4 legal to ensure a fair and balanced report within each film, directing the presenter and a multi crew out on location.

    Britain's Secret Shoppers - Optomen , United Kingdom
    2012 - Edit Producer
    I was responsible for producing the first episode of this brand new format for Channel 4.
    As a consumer based programme- all content I created was thoroughly researched and fact checked. I was involved with stylising and setting the tone for a brand new presenter- from his look, to the music used with his pieces and the tone of the VO. Also, as episode one- I was responsible for developing overall style and content for the entire series -contributing to graphics, title music and various consumer packages within the show.


    The Food Hospital - Betty , Unspecified
    2012 - Producer
    I was responsible for producing content to drive this returning prime time series forward into it's second series.

    Commissioned by C4 Science, the goal this series was to update the format -making it more tabloid and upbeat, whilst maintaining a strong sense of science-broken down into simple VTs -broad enough for a wide audience.

    Script writing required a huge amount of scientific research, fact checking and simplifying.

    Also, I was required to work highly effectively- jumping from episode to episode on a daily basis -re-writing and binding items together under tight deadlines.

    Super Scrimpers - Remarkable , United Kingdom
    2012 - Edit Producer
    I produced 1x hour of this returning prime time series for Channel 4.

    I was responsible for all content, helping to stylize a brand new co-presenter and all script writing.

    Your Style in His Hnads - Maverick Television , United Kingdom
    2012 - Edit Producer
    I'm responsible for helping to establish the style and format for this brand new format to be broadcast both in the UK and US. Cutting the first two episodes under a very tight deadline, I'm producing witty scripts that drive the format and give ownership to the presenter whilst following the storylines and highlighting the contributor's journeys.

    Location Location Location - IWC , United Kingdom
    2012 - Producer/Director
    Prime time returning series for Channel 4. I set up all locations, and wrote the shooting script during the recce week, followed by a week on location-directing the crew and Phil and Kirsty. My main objective was to tweak the format away from just looking round a bunch of houses and facilitate P & K looking more knowledgable on screen.

    Super Scrimpers - Remarkable Television , United Kingdom
    2011 - Edit Producer
    I'm responsible for producing two episodes of this returning series for Channel 4. Main duties include working with the SP- re-working the format- to take it from a half hour to an hour long programme, working with the directors to tweak all shooting scripts,
    stylising the show's master classes which feature throughout the series, and the usual script writing and working to extremely fast turnarounds in the edit.

    Coach Trip - 12 Yard , United Kingdom
    2011 - Series Producer

    As the only PD, I directed an episode per day for 30 consecutive days travelling throughout Europe. Each day consisted of filming14 contributors and the presenter doing two activities per day followed
    by a formatted vote. I directed three main crews each day, as well as gallery produced on the coach throughout every journey.


    My Secret Body - Maverick Television , United Kingdom
    2011 - Edit Producer

    I produced two programmes for this brand new series for Discovery-
    looking at people with secret body issues such as male breasts or unusual growths. The edit consisted of helping to shape the format - including voiceover tone, graphics and general style points as well
    as developing the storylines and handling sensitive subject matter with regards to the individual contributors. I also presented medical information in a correct and informative manner whilst maintaining an entertaining feel to each show.

    Gok's Clothes Roadshow - Endemol , United Kingdom
    2011 - Edit Producer
    The role entails edit producing for this prime time returning series for Channel 4.

    Turnaround in the edit is brutal. Each day involves cutting various packages to run across the series as well as putting together one episode in it's entirity.

    Quick thinking, ploughing effectiviely through vast amounts of multi-camera tapes, creative script-writing and the ability to get through executive and channel changes in a very short amount of time are all key to the role.

    The Restaurant Inspector - Fresh One , United Kingdom
    2011 - Edit Producer
    Working on this brand new format for FIVE, I was responsible for
    helping to formulate the overall style of the series and focussing in
    on my particular episode- drawing out enticing storylines with humour
    and jeopardy whilst helping to establish the brand new presenter as well as working to the series format and a tight turnaround in the edit.

    Fantasy Homes by the Sea - Splash Media , United Kingdom
    2010 - Producer/Director
    I directed two episodes of this returning format with Jenny Falconer. The job entailed working with the presenter on location and directing a multi-camera crew to a very tight schedule. One of the episodes involved setting up for and filming abroad. Scripted and cut in eight days.


    Street Market Chefs - Hotbed Media , United Kingdom
    2010 - Producer/Director
    As the sole Director on this brand new prime time format, along with
    the SP, I had a huge impact on the overall style- creating and
    adjusting many format points along the way. I was also responsible
    for working alongside the FSA -ensuring their food policies were
    incorporated into our shows -both in presenter pieces and voiceover
    scripts. On location I managed our presenter -Amanda Lamb- as
    well as directed an "as live" multi camera crew.

    Celebrity Fantasy Homes - Splash Media , United Kingdom
    2010 - Producer/Director
    Celebrity version of this returning format in which I directed two shows. The job required working with high profile talent on location as well as working to a tight 8 day turnaround in the edit.

    How To Look Good Naked - Maverick Television , United Kingdom
    2009 - Producer/Director
    Having worked across 4 series of this hour-long primetime show, I have returned to PD (self shooting) the latest series. I'm responsible for all script-writing, multi-camera directing and liaising with C4 execs as well as creating new packages and format points for the rest of the new series to follow. Winner of RTS Award 2009.


    House Swap - Lion Television , United Kingdom
    2009 - Edit Producer
    With house swapping the latest trend to hit the property world, this new format for BBC1 aimed to inform. I was responsible for formatting and scripting in the edit -simplifying legal information whilst maintaining an entertaining narrative with jeopardy.


    The Sex Education Show - Cheetah Productions , United Kingdom
    2009 - Producer

    Returning for its 2nd series, the programme aimed to deliver hard-hitting facts and information regarding the current state of sex education in the UK. Working to an extremely tight turnaround, I was responsible for producing and scripting sensitive material in both an emotional and informative way. I developed storylines with contributors from porn stars to private school teenagers.


    Ten Years Younger - Maverick Television , United Kingdom
    2008 - Producer
    In it's 6th series, I helped refresh the format. I scripted to incorporate not 1 but 2 contributors and a new presenter, plus established the new concept of the show being a competition. This involved regular script re-working in the edit and producing for a tight deadline.

    Super Size versus Super Skinny - Endemol , United Kingdom
    2008 - Producer
    As well as cutting 1 episode, I formulated several new strands within the show including an in-depth VT following the lives of 4 girls with anorexia, which involved handling material of a very sensitive nature.

    Fantasy Homes By the Sea - Splash Media , United Kingdom
    2008 - Edit Producer

    This was a multi camera shoot -shot abroad -which I scripted and cut in 7 days. The tight turnaround meant utilising efficient writing skills along with the ability to adhere to the series format whilst interpreting the vision of the director -picking out enticing, key material quickly.


    Super Nanny - Ricochet , United Kingdom
    2008 - Producer/Director
    I directed this multi camera shoot on location working with children and parents under difficult, emotional circumstances. I balanced writing a factually correct script with one that entertained and informed the viewer. I also took the programme through a 2-week, fast turnaround edit.

    The Property List - ITV , United Kingdom
    2008 - Producer/Director
    I produced and directed this new format for Five with an extremely tight turnaround. I was responsible for crewing up my team, securing contributors and experts as well as a vast amount of properties for the show. I filmed on location across the UK for 3 weeks directing a multi camera crew including steady-cam, followed by a 3-week edit.

    A Place in the Sun - Freeform Productions , United Kingdom
    2009 - Producer/Director
    This primetime series presented by Amanda Lamb involved creatively moving on a tried and tested formula. Following the action with a multi camera crew, I filmed across Europe over 6 months and edited with particular emphasis on drawing out character traits and conflict between the contributors and presenter.

    Celebrity Wife Swap - RDF , United Kingdom
    2007 - Assistant Producer
    I worked on the infamous Paul Daniels /Debbie McGee. I self shot multiple sequences on Z-1 and helped push story lines forward on location.



    Build, Buy or Restore - Hotbed Media , United Kingdom
    2007 - Producer/Director
    Property programme in which I directed multi camera shoots on location and took several programmes through the edit.

    Watching You - Princess Productions , United Kingdom
    2006 - Producer/Director
    Reality format which involved filming and directing on location.

    How To Live Longer - Maverick Television , United Kingdom
    2006 - Edit Producer
    Factual Entertainment programme which involved scripting highly complex scientific and medical facts into an entertaining and easy to follow show for BBC-1.

    The Unlikely Lovers - Turn On Television , United Kingdom
    2006 - Producer/Director
    Ob-Doc series where I spent 6 weeks establishing trust and filming with some of the countries most unlikely couples.

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    Employment History

    Fresh One
    Edit Producer
    2013 Channel 4 Jamie and Jimmy's Food Fight

    Endemol Uk
    Edit Producer
    2013 BBC 2 The 100k House

    Optomen
    Edit Producer
    2012 Channel 4 Britain's Secret Shoppers

    Betty TV
    Edit Producer
    2012 Channel 4 The Food Hospital

    Remarkable Television
    Producer/Director
    2013 Channel 4 Super Scrimpers

    I'm responsible for producing two episodes of this returning series for Channel 4. Main duties include working with the SP- re-working the format- to take it from a half hour to an hour long programme, working with the directors to tweak all shooting scripts,
    stylising the show's master classes which feature throughout the series, and the usual script writing and working to extremely fast turnarounds in the edit.

    12 Yard
    Series Producer
    2011 Channel 4 Coach Trip

    I returned to 12 Yard to Series Producer a celebrity series of Coach Trip. I was responsible for all editorial output -over-seeing each day on location throughout Europe and ensuring the right tone was set for the entire series. I talent managed and directed multi camera shoots-following storylines and producing them throughout the run. I oversaw four edits and delivered the final shows to the channel. 


    12 Yard
    Producer/Director
    2011 Channel 4 Coach Trip

    As the only PD, I directed an episode per day for 30 consecutive days travelling throughout Europe. Each day consisted of filming14 contributors and the presenter doing two activities per day followed
    by a formatted vote. I directed three main crews each day, as well as gallery produced on the coach throughout every journey.


    Maverick Television
    Edit Producer
    2011 Discovery My Secret Body

    I produced two programmes for this brand new series for Discovery-
    looking at people with secret body issues such as male breasts or unusual growths. The edit consisted of helping to shape the format - including voiceover tone, graphics and general style points as well
    as developing the storylines and handling sensitive subject matter with regards to the individual contributors. I also presented medical information in a correct and informative manner whilst maintaining an entertaining feel to each show

    Endemol
    Edit Producer
    2011 Channel 4 Gok's Clothes Roadshow

    The role entails edit producing for this prime time returning series for Channel 4. Turnaround in the edit is brutal. Each day involves cutting various packages to run across the series as well as putting together one episode in it's entirity. Quick thinking, ploughing effectiviely through vast amounts of multi-camera tapes, creative script-writing and the ability to get through executive and channel changes in a very short amount of time are all key to the role

    Fresh One
    Edit Producer
    2010/2011 Channel FIVE -The Restaurant Inspector

    Working on this brand new format for FIVE, I'm responsible for
    helping to formulate the overall style of the series and focussing in
    on my particular episode drawing out enticing storylines with humour
    and jeopardy whilst working to a tight turnaround in the edit.

    Splash Media
    Producer/Director
    2010 UKTV -Fantasy Homes By the Sea

    I directed two episodes of this returning format with Jenny Falconer. The job entailed working with the presenter on location and directing a multi-camera crew to a very tight schedule. One of the episodes involved setting up for and filming abroad. Scripted and cut in eight days.
    Hotbed Media
    Producer/Director
    2010 Channel FIVE - Street Market Chefs 

    <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: normal; ">I was the sole Director on this brand new prime time feature for FIVE. I was heavily involved with formatting the programme including writing and directing various VTs for the show and directing a multi camera, outside "as live" cook-off in various locations across the country. I managed a team of 6 researchers and APs and took 4 programmes through the edit.</span>

    Splash Media
    Producer/Director
    2010 UKTV - Celebrity Fantasy Homes 2 x 1/2hr

    Returing to Splash, I directed two celebrity versions of this format with Gaby Roslin. The job entailed working with high profile talent on location and directing a multi-camera shoot  to a very tight schedule. Each show had just an eight day edit, which required quick script writing and organisational skills throughout.

    Maverick TV
    Producer/Director
    2009/10 CHANNEL 4 - How to Look Good Naked. 4 x 1hr

    Having worked across 4 series of this hour-long primetime show, I have returned to PD (self shooting) the latest series. I'm responsible for all script-writing, multi-camera directing and liaising with C4 execs as well as creating new packages and format points for the rest of the new series to follow. Winner of RTS Award 2009.

    Lion TV
    Edit Producer
    2009 BBC-1 - House Swap. 4 x 3/4hr

    With house swapping the latest trend to hit the property world, this new format for BBC1 aimed to inform. I was responsible for formatting and scripting in the edit -simplifying legal information whilst maintaining an entertaining narrative with jeopardy.

    Cheetah TV
    Edit Producer
    2009 CHANNEL 4 - The Sex Education Show. 1 x 1hr

    Returning for its 2nd series, the programme aimed to deliver hard-hitting facts and information regarding the current state of sex education in the UK. Working to an extremely tight turnaround, I was responsible for producing and scripting sensitive material in both an emotional and informative way. I developed storylines with contributors from porn stars to private school teenagers.

    Maverick TV
    Edit Producer
     2009 CHANNEL 4 - Ten Years Younger. 1 x 1hr

    In it's 6th series, I helped refresh the format. I scripted to incorporate not 1 but 2 contributors and a new presenter, plus established the new concept of the show being a competition. This involved regular script re-working in the edit and producing for a tight deadline.

    Endemol
    Edit Producer
    2008 CHANNEL 4 - Super Size VS Super Skinny. 1 x 1hr

    As well as cutting 1 episode, I formulated several new strands within the show including an in-depth VT following the lives of 4 girls with anorexia, which involved handling material of a very sensitive nature.

    Splash Media
    Edit Producer
    2008 UKTV - Fantasy Homes by the Sea. 1 x 1 hr

    This was a multi camera shoot -shot abroad -which I scripted and cut in 7 days. The tight turnaround meant utilising efficient writing skills along with the ability to adhere to the series format whilst interpreting the vision of the director -picking out enticing, key material quickly.

    Ricochet
    Producer/Director
    2008 E4 - Supernanny. 1 x 1/2hr

    I directed this multi camera shoot on location working with children and parents under difficult, emotional circumstances. I balanced writing a factually correct script with one that entertained and informed the viewer. I also took the programme through a 2-week, fast turnaround edit.

    ITV
    Producer/Director
    2008 CHANNEL 5 - The Property List. 1 x 1hr

    I produced and directed this new format for Five with an extremely tight turnaround. I was responsible for crewing up my team, securing contributors and experts as well as a vast amount of properties for the show. I filmed on location across the UK for 3 weeks directing a multi camera crew including steady-cam, followed by a 3-week edit.

    Freeform
    Producer / Director
     2007 CHANNEL 4 - A Place in the Sun. 4 x 1/2hr

    This primetime series presented by Amanda Lamb involved creatively moving on a tried and tested formula. Following the action with a multi camera crew, I filmed across Europe over 6 months and edited with particular emphasis on drawing out character traits and conflict between the contributors and presenter.

    RDF
    Location Director CHANNEL 4 - Celebrity Wife Swap. 1 x 1hr

    Ruggie Media
    Location Director
    LIVING TV - Jade's PA. 2x 1hr.

    Hotbed Media
    Producer / Director DISCOVERY - Build, Buy or Restore. 2x 1/2hr

    Princess Productions
    Producer / Director
    CHANNEL 4 - Watching You. 1x 1hr

    Maverick TV
    Edit Producer
    BBC1 - How to Live Longer. 2 x 3/4hr

    Turn on Television
    Producer / Director ITV-2 - The Unlikely Lovers. 4 x 1/2hr

    Channel M Television. Guardian Media Group.Staff AP promoted to Staff PD.

    Moonbeam Films. Researcher.

    Silk FM & Wish FM. Broadcast Journalist.
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    Education

    Sep 97 - July 98 Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (NCTJ), Highbury College, Portsmouth.

    Sep 94 - June 97 BA (Hons) Communication and Broadcast, Film and Journalism 2:1, University of Wales, Cardiff.

    Sep 87 - July 94 High School Diploma with Advanced Placement English, History and French. University School of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
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    Industry Qualifications

    BBC Safeguarding Truth Modules -Trained
    Health & Safety training, Guardian Media Group 2003
    First Aid training, Hotbed Media 2004
    PD 150/170 and Z1 training 2004
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    Technical Equipment

    PD 150/170 and Z1 camera operation
    Vision Mixing
    Boom Mike op
    Sound recording
    Basic Avid Editing skills
    Multi Llighting skills
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    Affiliations

    BECTU
    NCTJ
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    Referees

    Matt Walton
    Production Executive
    12 Yard
    07939 084 909

    Oliver Wright
    Executive Producer
    Remarkable Television
    07879 420 130

    Rosie Bowen Jones
    Series Producer
    07774 429 457
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    Industry Awards

    RTS Winner 2009 How to Look Good Naked
    RTS nominations for Ob-doc "Spirit of the Streets" (Producer) Channel M TV, Guardian Media Group and "Operation Hawk" (Producer) Channel M TV Guardian Media Group.
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    Skills

    Single and Multiple camera directing
    International shoot directing
    Vision mixing
    Applce Mac & PC literate
    Research and interpersonal skills
    Approachable with a strong sense of initiative and creativity
    Able to live and travel extensively for work purposes-both in the UK and abroad.
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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • Commercials, 
    • Radio, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Arts, 
    • Biography, 
    • Business, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Commercial, 
    • Community Progs, 
    • Cookery, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Daytime, 
    • Development, 
    • DIY, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Docusoap, 
    • Dramatised Documentary, 
    • Education, 
    • Entertainment, 
    • Environment, 
    • Events, 
    • Food, 
    • Game Show, 
    • Health, 
    • Historical Documentary, 
    • Investigative, 
    • Leisure, 
    • Live Multi-cam OB, 
    • Live TV, 
    • Magazine, 
    • Music, 
    • News, 
    • Observational Documentary, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Property, 
    • Reality TV, 
    • Sport, 
    • Studio Debate, 
    • Style, 
    • Travel, 
    • Youth

    Organizations

    • BECTU, 
    • NUJ

    Specialisms

    • Arts, 
    • Celebrity, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Community, 
    • Cookery, 
    • Crime, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Design, 
    • Events, 
    • Fashion, 
    • Food, 
    • Football, 
    • Health, 
    • Interior Design, 
    • Journalism, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • Music, 
    • News & Current Affairs, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • People Finding, 
    • Police, 
    • Popular Culture, 
    • Programme Development, 
    • Programme Formatting, 
    • Radio, 
    • Sexuality, 
    • Social Issues, 
    • South Africa, 
    • Sport, 
    • Theatre, 
    • Tourism, 
    • Travel, 
    • Undercover Investigation, 
    • USA, 
    • Wine, 
    • Youth Culture

    Languages

    • French, 
    • Italian

    Permits

    • EU

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG)
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