Future Studios for ITV In this new premium 2-parter, Marcel Theroux investigates a series of murders that shocked the capitol in the 1970s and to this day have remained unsolved. My Role: Director of Photography Available on ITV X
Mark Cavendish: Never Enough - Feature
Pitch International for Netflix Dir. Alex Kiehl Nominated for Broadcast Sports Feature Documentary of the Year (2023) Intimate and captivating, this feature documentary charts the meteoric rise tragic downfall and unbelievable comeback of professional cyclist Mark Cavendish. ===== My role: DOP One of multiple DOPs involved in the project throughout the making of it, I shot multiple interviews as well as some of the actuality sequences with Mark and Peta
Jared from Subway: Catching a Monster
Double Act for ID This 3-part series chronicles the rise and fall of Jared Fogle, aka. The Subway Guy, one of America's most recognisable celebrities, who is now serving a 15-year prison sentence for crimes against children. For this series I worked as the series DP, filming IVs and drama on location in the USA over the course of a 5-week shoot. The poster for the series became a banner of ID on 13th Feb 2023. My Role: Series Director of Photography
Nutopia for Sky History Nominated for: Broadcast Gamechanger Programme of the Year World Congress of Science & Factual Producers - Best History Programme The Royal Mob tells the saga of the extended royal family that once ruled the whole of Europe, and how their loves, marriages and feuds dragged the continent into the world’s first total war and violent revolution. Told through the eyes of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters – the Hesse sisters, and their passionate and doomed love affairs across Europe's Royal courts - the series lifts the lid on the family tensions which set cousin against cousin and saw millions plunged into the bloodiest war the world had ever known: a world in which the chink of champagne glasses gives way to the blast of bombs, war and murder. Coming out 7th November 2022 ===== My Role: A-Camera Operator, Sony Venice
Missing: The Lucie Blackman Case - Feature
Beach House Productions for Netflix. #1 Netflix UK in the week of its release and #5 Netflix Globally in the same week. The story of Lucie Blackman, a British young woman who went missing in Tokyo in 2000. ===== My Role: UK Unit DOP I shot 3 interviews for this film in the UK
Rich & Shameless
RAW for TNT My Role: Season 2, Drama DoP for 3 episodes
SAS: Who Dares Wins - Series 7
Minnow Films for Channel 4 Season 7 (and Celebrity Season 4) of the popular Channel 4 Adventure/Reality series following a group of recruits going through the grueling SAS selection process on location in Jordan. Series Directed by: Chris Bairstow Produced by Minnow Films ===== My Role: Camera Operator Working with the DoP, 4 Shooting PDs and a 2-man Drone team. Shooting off-rig sequences as B-camera for the entire Civilian and Celeb series. Climbing, Hiking, flying inside military aircraft. ===== Photo Credit: Pete Dadds
John Farnham: Finding the Voice
Australian Theatrical Release - Beyond Productions Additional Photography - UK In 2022 I had an opportunity to shoot additional UK-based Interviews for this official biography of John Farnham. Both interviews shot in Shoreditch.
Arrow Pictures for PBS / Channel 4 / Arte ARROW PICTURES' GENERATION 9/11, A 3-WAY COMMISSION FROM PBS, ARTE FRANCE AND CHANNEL 4, TAKES A UNIQUE LOOK AT THE IMPACT OF THE 9/11 TRAGEDY ON ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY. An estimated one hundred and eight children were in their mother’s womb when they lost their fathers in the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. Generation 9/11 (1 x 120 mins) is an intimate film telling the stories of their children, born in the wake of their deaths. Following the lives of this unique group of teenagers, Generation 9/11 will document what’s happened to them and their families in the 20 years following al-Qaeda’s assault. Whilst the film weaves together shared chapters of the lives of these children - their first day of school; the first time the absence of their father was felt; the moment they learned how their father died - it also serves as a lens to look at the broader world. Generation 9/11 will follow its protagonists on their personal journey over the last 20 years using a combination of new footage, family photos and home archives. It follows in the footsteps of a range of 9/11 films for which John Smithson has been responsible, including the Emmy-nominated 9/11: Phone Calls From The Towers (1 x 90 for Channel 4) and the BAFTA-nominated 9/11: The Falling Man (1x 90 for Channel 4/Discovery Channel). Generation 9/11 is directed by Liz Mermin. An award-winning filmmaker who has directed high-profile documentaries for Netflix, BBC, CNN, PBS, Sundance Channel, many more, Mermin’s films include First Ladies, detailed portraits of Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan for CNN; and The Beauty Academy of Kabul for BBC Storyville. Lucie Ridout is the film’s Executive Producer. ===== My Role: Remote Camera Director of Photography - During lockdowns, when crews were not allowed to film, I worked with a remote camera rig sent to contributors and operated it remotely to film observational footage and interviews with all of the characters in their homes.
Extreme Rescues - Nat Geo
Arrow Pictures for Nat Geo ARROW PICTURES REINVENTS SURVIVAL IN A NEW NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES Arrow Pictures has made Extreme Rescues, a 6x60 returnable series, for National Geographic Channel (broadcast as Rescued in the UK). Through the innovative use of User Generated Content (UGC), the series tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Ludie Ridout, Executive Producer, says: “Dashcams, body cams, helmet cams, GoPros and drones enable us to capture second-by-second detail of some truly perilous situations. What our viewers see is the actuality of real-life events unfolding, getting closer to the action like never before. By using UGC we are also able to take the viewer to some of the most remote parts of the planet, without roads, phones, or emergency services to hand, by having access to the UGC that was recorded by people at that moment. It’s an extremely powerful series.” Each programme allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The UGC content is intercut with powerful interview footage of the rescuers, the survivors and the helpless and anxious family members who waited to hear news of their loved ones. John Smithson, Creative Director, Arrow Pictures, says: “The challenge with survival programming is how to put the audience in the raw of the moment as something goes wrong. They want to experience as much of the jeopardy and heightened emotion as possible. This series draws on our extensive experience in this genre, giving the viewer even more of a front-row seat because of the exceptional UGC we have used. This isn’t about using UGC clips, this places UGC at the heart of each and every programme. No matter how rough the quality of the UGC, it’s the real deal and packs so much more power than by using recreation.” Arrow is a leader in the survival genre with programming including: Nightmare on Everest for Channel 4; feature documentary Sherpa for Universal, Screen Australia and Discovery; and Mayday: The Passenger Who Landed a Plane for Channel 4. I Shouldn’t Be Alive, the hit returning series for Channel 4 and Discovery Channel; the multi-award-winning box office hit Touching the Void; and Oscar-nominated feature film 127 Hours are all part of John Smithson’s creative portfolio. The series is Exec Produced by Lucie Ridout for Arrow Pictures and John Smithson is Creative Director. ===== My Role: Series DP - I Established the shooting style for the series and I was part of the first of 3 shooting teams. For our block we travelled to Vancouver Island, Montreal, Vermont, North Carolina, Arizona and Costa Rica, covering 5 stories, before being sent to France to pick up another one. The shoot involved us climbing down into an underground cave system in Canada, using ropes and a harness, which as an experienced climber I was comfortable with doing. We also hiked a mountain in a 40 degree heat in Arizona and spent a couple of days at sea on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. My shoots directed by Nick Miller & Tristan Goodley
Gypsy's Revenge - Feature
Lightbox Feature for ID Mother and daughter Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard epitomized the triumph of human spirit over adversity. So, when the words "That bitch is dead" appeared on Dee Dee's Facebook page in 2015, friends and neighbors were perplexed. Was it a joke, or something more sinister? DIRECTOR: JESSE VILE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: SIMON CHINN, JONATHAN CHINN AND SUZANNE LAVERY PRODUCER: SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM ===== My Role: Director of Photography (Doc) - Alongside the Director (Jesse Vile) and Producer (Sophie Cunningham), I travelled to the most southern tip of Louisiana and embarked on a road trip all the way to Lake Michigan to film 15 interviews for this fascinating story.
Drain the Oceans: London's Secret History
MSP TV for Nat Geo London is one of the most iconic and powerful cities on Earth. But how did London, the center of a vast empire, once the undisputed capital of the English-speaking world, become so dominant? Through a series of astonishing maritime discoveries, Drain the Oceans reveals the secret story of the city's meteoric rise. Directed by: Sam Miller Produced by: MSP TV ===== My Role: Drone Operator 2nd Camera Operator
Til Death Do Us Part
Lightbox Entertainment for ID Til Death Do Us Part is a true crime series that documents marriages from first love & the honeymoon period, through the pressures of modern life and irreconcilable differences, ending in tragedy and a search for justice. ===== DIRECTORS: SAM MILLER, MARY DOWNES, WILL WEST AND ROSS YOUNG EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: SIMON CHINN, JONATHAN CHINN AND SUZANNE LAVERY SERIES PRODUCER: JOHN FOTHERGILL SENIOR PRODUCER: LAURA MCNAUGHT LINE PRODUCER: SELINA FERGUSON ===== MY ROLE: Director of Photography for the Series - I created the style and shot documentary elements for 6 of the 8 episodes of Season 1 Episodes directed by Sam Miller, Will West and Ross Young
Prue's Great Garden Plot
Emporium for More4 A gardening series for More4 following Prue Leith and her husband as they embark on a journey of creating their new garden. Produced by Emporium Entertainment ===== My Role: Camera Operator - Several Dailies
Rise of the Machines: Mega Plane
Windfall Films for Discovery This episodes explores the engineering secrets of the Airbus Beluga ST freight plane as it races to deliver multi-million-dollar aircraft parts to assembly lines across the world. Mega sized and capable of transporting 47 tons at a time, two turbo jet engines propel it through the air with the power of almost two F22 fighter jets. Blowing this incredible machine apart with CGI reveals an enormous cargo space that can hold 4 entire wings and a high-tech loading system capable of shifting massive cargo in minutes. Incredibly strong landing gear and brakes bring this monster plane to the ground safely without even a jolt. Producer & Directors: Freya Williams Joby Lubman Assistant Producer: George Hill Editor: Alex Rees CGI Producer: Matthew Chancellor CGI Researcher: Charlie Rodwell ===== My Role: DoP on the Mega Plane episode, shooting in Hamburg at the AIRBUS facility, covering the landing and unloading of the Beluga, as well as going inside the plane to interview the pilot
Locked Up Abroad
Raw TV for National Geographic Channel The new season includes the extraordinary adventures of David Kunkel who smuggles 100lbs of hash from Afghanistan hidden in a Land Rover; the jaw dropping tale of wrongly imprisoned Carlos Quijas who joins a Mexican cartel in order to survive; and government operative Keith Stansell, taken hostage after his plane crashes in the Colombian jungle. ===== My Role: Season 13: Interview DP Season 12: Drama 2nd Unit DP On location in Tunisia I was a 2nd camera operator alongside DP Paul Jenkins for 4 days, before being sent off to the desert to shoot travel sequences with a crew of 10, action vehicle and a drone operator. I directed and shot those as well as managed the crew with a local fixer. Episode Directed by Crispin Reece
Arrow Media for Animal Planet If you thought you were safe at home, think again! Wild creatures and other pests who should be living outdoors make their way into your house on Animal Planet’s new series, INTRUDERS. The six-part series reveals real-life stories of homeowners fighting back to reclaim their homes when they’ve been invaded by snakes, over-run with rats, crawling with cockroaches and broken into by bears, among other invasions. INTRUDERS premieres Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10PM. Determined to make dwellings their own, creatures and pests gnaw, slither and smash their way in. First-hand story telling along with home videos and dramatic recreations tell the stories of those who fight through fear and the unknown to keep their families safe and take back their indoor and outdoor spaces. No matter the outcome, home will never be the same again. “Intruders is full of edge-of-your-seat drama, giving audiences an intimate look at homeowner’s worst nightmare. These are the ultimate can’t-look-away stories, told as only the people who lived through them can,” said Erin Wanner, Vice President of Production, Animal Planet. “Animal Planet is the perfect home for Intruders, a series packed full of compelling and dramatic stories that take place right at the intersection where the people and animal worlds collide,” said Howard Swartz, Executive Vice President of Development and Production, Arrow Media. INTRUDERS is produced for Animal Planet by Arrow Media where Nick Metcalfe and Howard Swartz and serve as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is executive producer and Patrick Keegan is supervising producer. ===== My Role: Documentary DoP - I spent 6 weeks in Dallas, Texas, shooting studio interviews for the entire series.
This is Football
October Films for Amazon Prime. A documentary series that captures the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs surrounding the international sport of football. ===== My Role: 2nd Camera Operator on 1 episode
Arrow Media for ID American Monster tells the stories of people who nobody expected to turn into a gruesome murderers. The series features heavy amounts of home movies intercut with interviews and drama reconstruction. ===== My Role: Documentary DP, seasons 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, On series 2 and 3 I was sent to the USA to cover several stories. On season 5 I shot drama for 1 episode and on seasons 6, 7 and 8 I operated a bespoke remote camera rig that was sent to contributors or ACs in different parts of America and controlled remotely from my home. I built an interview lighting kit that would be easy and safe for operation by non-professionals and directed the local ACs (or in some cases the contributors themselves) on how to setup the lighting, camera and sound for the interviews. By doing this I shot 30 episodes of TV (100+ Interviews)
Undercover Coppers - 1h Special
Raw Cut TV for Channel 5 This 1h special tells the story of the largest undercover drug bust in British history, as well as 2 other investigation into drug trafficking. Directed by Jamie Crawford Production Manager: Ellie Harris Assistant Producer: Georgia Jesper ===== My Role: DoP of both Doc & Drama
Untold Arctic Wars
NTRNZ Media ”Untold Arctic Wars” is a series about the least known battles of World War II Award-winning production house NTRNZ media has started the production of a new, six-part documentary series about battles in the Arctic areas during the second World War. Distribution rights have already been sold to Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Filming begins in summer 2020 and takes place in Finland and Europe, as well as North America. ===== My Role: Camera Op & Fixer for a London-based GV shoot. For this 6-part series, I was recommended to NTRNZ Media to shoot some London-based B-roll during the long Covid Pandemic lockdown in early 2021
Hear No Evil
Produced by Arrow Media, this 6 part series tells the stories of crimes solved by audio - featuring real recordings of killers voices caught on tape accidentally or intentionally either before or after they committed the crimes. ===== My Role: Interview Lighting Cameraman and documentary elements on all 6 episodes.
Genius by Stephen Hawking
Bigger Bang TV for Nat Geo This series helps ordinary people understand the science behind the big questions of life, the universe, and time travel . ===== My Role: This was one of my final Assistant Producer jobs before embarking on a career-changing dive into cinematography. I was responsible for producing tasks for 2 of the 6 episodes and assisting on location in Nevada desert.