2017-Present | Producer
Lead production producer across a wide range of work including: social content, music videos, short films, documentaries and TVCs.
Also covering agency producer role on some projects as required.
Managing these projects from creative development or brief, through to delivery.
Working with both freelance and in-house directors.
Delivering films that exceed client and agency expectations, whilst remaining on budget and to time.
Directly managing and mentoring studio managers and production managers.
Shoot pre-production; talent selection, rate negotiations, location search and licenses, contracts, , insurance, casting, preparing PPM documents, kit hires, call sheets, and logistics.
Attending, and managing shoots from small 5-10 person doco style crews to large studio builds with 30-40 crew & talent.
Managing post-production; selects/rushes, edits, grade, sound mix to delivery.
Working direct to client and developing strong client relationships.
Cultivating relationships with suppliers, agents, photographers, and 3rd parties to create an extensive production black book of talent.
Recruiting and interviewing new members of a growing team.
Clients include: KFC, Baileys, Warp Records, Rocket Entertainment, Yamaha, TED, Boots, Halfords, Lion, Cheerios.
2015-2017 | Studio Manager
Managing post-projects from initial brief and budgeting to execution of work. Working on multiple projects concurrently.
Managing resource and workload of in-house and freelance editors, animators and researchers across active and upcoming projects, scaling the studio up and down as required.
Work included: content films, TVC adapts, animation projects, music promos, vox pops, mood films as well as local and global pitches.
Revising workflow and billing systems to improve efficiency and accuracy of reconciliation.
Building internal agency relationships and an extensive black book of great talent to work with.
Clients included: Stella Artois, IKEA, MoneySuperMarket, No7, Ritz, Halfords, Boots, Baileys, Melvita, PG Tips, Castello and more.
Helo Films | Production assistant
Working on a combined experiential and content production for Burger King. Role included supporting senior producers on the film and then wrangling 'The King' into costume at different locations.
Mother NYC | Production assistant
Working on experiential activations for Microsoft. Work included research and hire of locations and accommodation in South of France ahead of crew arrival plus assisting in all aspects of the production.
Josh Hillman Photography
Working as a freelance photographer and videographer in travel, festivals and events. Clients included: We Are Cake, Design Hotels group, Paradise Mykonos, NUCO travel, Dicks Tea Bar, SINTILLATE.
The Mountain Echo
2013-2015 | Writer/Photographer/Shooter
Responsibility for production of a printed and digital weekly magazine based in the Alps.
Planning and writing content for each week's issue.
Shooting both photos and video content for printed articles and content for social platforms.
Designing layouts of each issue in InDesign.
Printing and distribution.
Developing strong client relationships with french, swedish and english local businesses.
2011-13 | Writer/Photographer/Shooter
Producing a variety of articles on a monthly basis for two printed national magazine titles plus accompanying content for websites and social.
Finding, meeting and interviewing contributors to feature. This included research, making contact, booking, logistics planning content to capture and execution.
Studio and location based photography and filming. Extensive use of SLRs for print and stills plus Sony HXR-NX7OU broadcast camera for accompanying content films, interviews and teasers.
Editing photos from shoots in Lightroom and Photoshop plus working with the design team on layouts and artwork.
Using Final Cut Pro and later Premier to edit content films or advertorial pieces.
Social media managing, planning and posting content for both magazines’ social media platforms and websites.
Managing a small team of junior staff writers and freelance contributors to meet monthly deadlines.
Office running (before smart phones!)
Office running (before smart phones!)
2008-2011 | University of Portsmouth
Bachelor of Science Hons. 2:1
2005-2008 | Cheltenham College
3 A2 levels - Biology, Geography, Business Studies
1 AS level - Design Technology
9 GCSEs - 1A*, 4As, 4Bs