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  • engaging

  • visual

  • storytelling

“Robert clearly has a real love of film making and is extremely passionate and motivated to ensure the very best.”
Nicky Milne, head of film and photography , Christian Aid
“He can be relied on to craft engaging stories from large volumes of material, working to tight broadcast deadlines.”
Gus Lamb, executive producer, One Planet Pictures
“I’ve been so impressed by his technical and creative skills but also by his drive, energy, commitment.”
Nicky Milne, head of film and photography , Christian Aid
“Robert is always looking to learn new techniques or adopt new equipment that will keep his work ahead of the curve.”
Gus Lamb, executive producer, One Planet Pictures

Key skills

Directing

A background in national newspaper journalism and 15 years experience making broadcast documentary stories concise and powerful.

Cinematography

Creating striking images to tell a story; working with DoPs or as a shooting director; using sliders, jibs and gimbal stabilisers.

Editing

More than a decade of experience of assembling edits in Final Cut Pro, directing edits and working with some of the best film editors in the world.

Series producing

Managing teams of filmmakers on multiple international location shoots. Commissioning motion graphics, title sequences and music.

Recent work

Bio

Curriculum Vitae here

From decommissioned Nazi hangars in Berlin to street kids in Mozambique to a goldmine in Ecuador, recent films for BBC World News have seen a collaboration with presenter Leo Johnson for the strand One Square Mile, in which the ability to tell a visual story efficiently in 23 minutes is crucial. My speciality is catching the moments that make great documentary as they happen and using them to tell a story.

A trained journalist with the ability to find and and tell the story quickly while getting the best out of people on camera, I have made documentaries in over 100 countries in the last 15 years. Clients include BBC World News, Euronews and independent production companies Fenris Film & Multimedia ApS in Denmark and Dev.tv in Switzerland. For ten years I have worked as a freelance director with One Planet Pictures in London.

I began my career in journalism as a reporter with National News Press Agency before joining Channel One London as a videojournalist. After freelancing regularly as a producer at London Tonight, I began working as a producer/director on factual series and documentaries at ITN Productions, where I made my first 60-minute documentary about marine research in the Indian Ocean for Discovery Networks Europe and a series of documentary shorts about homelessness worldwide, broadcast on BBC World News.

More environmentally focused work followed with a series producer role on Earth Report – Hands On, for BBC World News, then a series about the economics of conservation, Nature Inc. From 2006 – 2011, I series-produced six series of World Challenge, the flagship sustainable business competition for BBC World News, sponsored by Shell.

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Contact

Tel: +44 7711 762442 or email here