Summary

NCTJ trained Freelance Producer/Director and Video Journalist. Broadcast credits and solid experience across international news, African news, UK current affairs, documentary and childrens. Previously produced for BBC, ITV, global news outlets, The British Council and The Open University. Skilled in producing narratives in fast turnaround environments as a self shooting producer/reporter, crew shot or with news agency material.  NUJ member - Full clean driving licence and CRB checked. Available for work.

Skills

  • Delivering hard hitting and sensitive stories in a fast turnaround broadcast environments
  • Strong editorial judgement - constructing narratives for a variety of audiences
  • Editing - Premiere Pro CC, FCP underlays, SOTs, self shot and agency material for air
  • iNews, AFP, Reuters, Associated Press, CCTV and sourcing footage via social media
  • Creative and confident self shooter - Canon XF305, Canon XF100 (owns kit), Sony NX5, Sony Z1, Sony Z5
  • Gallery producing, scripting news bulletins, booking and producing high profile guests for air
  • Extensive experience directing crew and skilled in multi-camera set ups
  • Casting, directing and producing presenters, celebrities  and the camera shy for live studio and on location

Work History

Work History
Oct 2015 - Present

PRODUCER - FREELANCE

ITV  - GOOD MORNING BRITAIN

Daytime/News: Producer for the 'Special Features' team for prime time breakfast TV. Part of a team of producers across anti-bullying and fitness and obesity awareness campaigns. Delivering results in a fast paced, news environment for prime time TV.

Jun 2015 - Present

VIDEO JOURNALIST/EDITOR - FREELANCE 

CHANNELS TELEVISION NEWS

News: Shooting, editing (Premiere Pro)  London news and current affairs. I pitch and deliver stories to an African channel with 20 million viewers. Recent VT's include cardiovascular health, economics and trade, Pan Africanism, motorbike journey from Lands End to Lagos, the plight of Nigerian boxers, foreign students left penniless abroad.

Feb 2015 - Nov 2015

PRODUCER/EDIT PRODUCER

THE MEDIA TRUST - 'RUN THE SAHARA' - 1 x60'

Documentary: The story of ex-Olympic skier Graham Bell, ex-Rugby League player Keith Senior and wounded veterans race across the Sahara desert for the 2015 Marathon de Sables. Producer/Director credited. 

Mar 2015 - Present

PRODUCER/REPORTER  - FREELANCE

TIMA London

News: Scripting, on screen reporting and edit producing VTs features on the Saudi community in London. for a Cairo based news agency. Recent VTs include human rights abuses of the al Ahwaz, conflict in Yemen and Saudi arts and culture. 

Dec 2013 - Oct 2015

OUTPUT/GALLERY PRODUCER

ARISE NEWS
  • International news: Gallery produced, scripted and prioritised lead stories for 120', 60’ and 30’ bulletins for 24hr news broadcasting to the UK, USA and West Africa.
  • Produced and voiced VTs covering a wide range of international news - Ferguson protests, Islamic State, Boko Haram, the missing Chibok girls, flight MH17 to the Nepal earthquake, conflict in Yemen, the Oscar Pistorius trial and conflict in Ukraine.
  • Prepared runorders and managed the workflow and gave an editorial steer to a team of producers and news anchors.  
  • Monitored news wires, liaised with international correspondents,
  • Editing OOV/floats  and SOTS using Adobe Premier Pro
  • Sourced and produced segments of high profile guests, experts and academics.
Aug 2013 - Nov 2013

VT PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

BBC ONE - 'THE ONE SHOW'
  • Current Affairs: Produced, directed and scripted fast turnaround VTs for prime time 
  • Directed high profile talent on location and for voiceover
  • Delivered VTs on the ethics of child beauty pageants, fraud and ex-gang members.
Jan 2012 - Oct 2012

PRODUCER/VT DIRECTOR

BBC LONDON 2012

News & Sport: Produced human interest VTs for 2012 Olympics/Paralympics coverage.

Nov 2010 - Mar 2011

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR 

BBC LEARNING - 'OFF BY HEART SHAKESPEARE' - 20x5'

Childrens: Produced/directed drama shorts of Shakespeare’s speeches in contemporary settings. Casted and directed Ashley Walters, Larry Lamb, Katy Brand, Omid Djalili.

Jul 2010 - Nov 2010

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR 

BBC TWO - 'YOUNG AND INSPIRATIONAL'  - 1x60'

Childrens Documentary: Casted and produced the sensitive story of seven teens battling to overcome gangs, disability and parenthood. VO: Reggie Yates. P/D credited. 

Jun 2009 - Nov 2009

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR 

BBC TWO - 'OTHELLO RETOLD' - 1x60'

Childrens documentary: Produced, directed and self shot 50 teens  attempting to stage a hip-hop version of Shakespeare’s Othello. Feat: AkalaP/D credited. 

Jan 2001 - Feb 2008

VARIOUS

BBC, Ch4 The Richard & Judy Show,  Ministry of Sound, Redwood Digital Agency

BBC Digital Producer, Daytime TV Researcher, Magazine Editorial Assistant, Music Events. 

BBC Training

Final Cut Pro, Safeguarding Trust, Legal Online,  Self Shooting, Health and Safety, Working With Children, TV Producer Foundation, Writing For TV, Powerful Presentations, Writing For The Web.

Education

NCTJ NEWSPAPER JOURNALISM - East Surrey College
Shorthand 80wpm, media law, public affairs, reporting and writing news copy.

BA HONS MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM - University of Greenwich, London - 2.1

                                                       REFERENCES - Available upon request