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