Executive Producer and Creative Director
A multi-award winning Executive Producer of standout shows spanning Documentary and Popular Factual, I have a track record in building ambitious top-line pitches into groundbreaking, highly compelling, relatable stories for global audiences. Tour de France: Unchained, my most recent delivery was an international hit and scored one of the highest ever ratings for Netflix. Previous productions include Le Masque (Netflix), The Un-Dateables BAFTA nominated (Channel4), Ross Kemp on Gangs BAFTA winning (SKYOne) and the critically acclaimed The Hunt For Britain’s Sex Traffickers (Channel4).
I regularly support companies scaling up or breaking into the documentary space, most recently in the French and European SVOD market. I worked extensively in the US during the early formated factual wave. In 2016 I founded Honey Productions, financed entirely with developments and commissions, with a slate across all major UK broadcasters. Prior to Honey I was Creative Director/Head of Unscripted for Keshet International establishing their business in the UK. Thriving on a challenge, I love to build great teams with sharp editorial focus that maximise the strengths of the individual production to ensure the highest impact programming. Early in my career I was named one of the industry’s top ten directors by Broadcast and pride myself in delivering meaningful content with what’s been credited as a “brilliantly populist eye”. I have a base in France, am multilingual and have lived in several different countries including Afghanistan
SELECTED PROGRAMMES (full filmography available)
TOUR DE FRANCE: UNCHAINED, BOX TO BOX/QUAD/NETFLIX FR — 2021-2023
Executive Producer + Creative Lead/Show Runner. Hugely successful new international sports series.
Com Eds: Dolorès Emile/Lucy Leveugle Series 1 - 8 x 45
LE MASQUE / THE MASKED SCAMMER, PASSION PICTURES/NETFLIX UK/FR — 2021
Executive Producer. High End Crime Feature Documentary. “Un vrai bijou” “Brilliantly entertaining”
Com Eds: Mark Edwards/Reva Sharma.
COMMANDO: BRITAIN’S OCEAN WARRIORS, SEADOG/BBC2 — 2021-2022
Executive Producer + Consultant. Critical and ratings success with strong young demographic.
Com Ed: Diana Hare/Aisling O’Connor. Series 1 - 4 x 60
CRACK THE CRISES, HONEY/RICHARD CURTIS PROJECT EVERYONE — 2021
Director/Executive Producer. High profile campaign film ahead of G7 and COP 2021 - Short film
CALL THE COPS, OPTOMEN/CHANNEL 4 — 2019-20
Executive Producer + Creative Lead. New blue light series scored 18.2% young share.
Com Eds: Danny Horan/Alisa Pomeroy. Series 1&2
ZOE BALL’S HARDEST ROAD HOME, SPORT RELIEF/BBC1 — 2018
Executive Producer. Inspiring epic cycling challenge. Feature Documentary. Director: Pamela Gordon. Com Ed: Jamie Balment
THE KNOWLEDGE: THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST TAXI TEST, HONEY/CHANNEL 4 — 2016
Executive Producer. Emotionally compelling Rig- based Documentary. “A real must see” “Tension of a high impact game show” Trended #1 Twitter.
Dir. Hannah Lowe. Com Ed: Lucy Leveugle/Kelly Webb-Lamb
THE UN-DATEABLES, SERIES 1&2, BETTY/CHANNEL 4
Executive Producer. Groundbreaking hit dating show, long running, internationally sold format. Com Ed: Lucy Leveugle/Liam Humphreys
BAFTA NOMINATED REALITY AND CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL 2014
THE 15 STONE BABIES, MINNOW FILMS/CHANNEL 4
Executive Producer. Critics choice, contentious, Twitter trending observational documentary.
Director: Liz Allen Co-Exec: Morgan Matthews. Com Ed: Liam Humphreys/Lucy Leveugle
AN HOUR TO CATCH A KILLER, POTATO/ITV
Executive Producer + Consultant. Minute by minute tracking of a murder investigation. Com Ed: Sue Murphy/Jo Clinton-Davis
ESCAPE FROM THE SECRET SECT, KNICKERBOCKER GLORY/SKYONE
Executive Producer. Deep access observational documentary. Com Ed: Siobhan Mulholland
TAMARA’S WORLD, TWOFOUR/CHANNEL 5
Executive Producer. Factual Entertainment series with Tamara Ecclestone. Com Ed: Andrew O’Connell. Series 3 x 50
THE TA AND THE TALIBAN, TWOFOUR/UKTV
Executive Producer + Consultant. “Compelling and touching” “Extraordinary drama” The Times
Narrated by David Tennant. Com Ed: Richard Watsham/Jane Rogerson 6 x 50
THE HUNT FOR BRITAIN’S SEX TRAFFICKERS, OCTOBER FILMS/CHANNEL 4
Series Producer/Director. High impact, critically acclaimed series. A major ground breaking deep access documentary series, following police investigations into sex trafficking in the UK. 3 year production.“Powerful... Excellent... Deserves loads of prizes… compelling television.” The Guardian
Narrated by Helen Mirren. Com Ed: Sarah Mulvey/Mark Raphael. 3 x 50
JESS: BRITAIN’S YOUNGEST SLEEPWALKER, BLAST!FILMS/CHANNEL 4
Filmed/Produced and Directed. Acclaimed high rating Cutting Edge documentary.
“Fascinating” The Telegraph “An almost unearthly tale… ancient stories of possession and faery children suddenly start to crowd your mind.” The Guardian “A compelling glimpse into the mysteries of early childhood.” Radio Times. Com Ed: Simon Dickson
BABY BIBLE BASHERS, FIRECRACKER/CHANNEL 4
Filmed/Produced and Directed. Deep access, international hit observational documentary.
“Director Amelia Hann uncovers the unsettling and often disturbing world of child evangelism” The Independent “It raised provocative questions about religion, proving firstly, that it is an adult world, with post-Lapsarian, post-adolescent choices born of experience and responsibility. And, by the same token, it proved that at its most simplistic, religion could be childlike.” The Times
“Amazing” The Guardian. Com Ed: Liam Humphreys
WINNER GOLDEN ACE AWARD, LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL 2009
ROSS KEMP ON GANGS, TIGER ASPECT/SKYONE
Series Producer. Lead Creative on the hugely successful award winning series that spawned multiple franchisees and similar brands.
Com Ed: Andrew O’Connell
WINNER BAFTA FACTUAL SERIES 2006
FINAL CHANCE TO SAVE: GORILLAS with JOE SIMPSON TIGER ASPECT/SKYONE
FINAL CHANCE TO SAVE: TAPIRS WITH VIC REEVES TIGER ASPECT/SKYONE
WIFE SWAP USA - RDF MEDIA/ABC
BOSS SWAP — RDF MEDIA/CHANNEL 4
PERFECT MATCH USA — RDF MEDIA/ABC
JUNKYARD WARS/SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE — RDF MEDIA/CHANNEL 4/TLC
AIRPORT— BBC ONE - PRODUCER/DIRECTOR — 1999-2000
The 2 short drama’s I wrote and directed, staring Celia Imrie and Hattie Morahan, won awards at Miami and Strasbourg Film Festivals. I’ve been been a full voting BAFTA member for 8 years and have sat as juror for both BAFTA and the International Emmys. As trustee of the Spielman Charitable Trust I am actively engaged in promoting access to the arts for all young people of Bristol and beyond.
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY MA VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE MA Archeology/Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE Diploma French