Justine Faram Production Manager/HoP/Deputy HoP
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Justine Faram

About me: Iím an experienced Production Manager having worked on documentaries for UK and international broadcasters for 20 years. Iíve worked on a wide range of documentaries; feature length specials, observational, current affairs, drama docs, presenter led and fact ent. Iíve also held more managerial roles as both head and deputy head of production where Iíve negotiated deals with broadcasters, managed budgets/schedules and contracts, and dealt with compliance and HR issues as well as trouble shooting productions.

Iíve managed teams filming all over the world including hostile environments such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Haiti. Iíve also managed teams on location in South Africa and the US.

I work well in both large and small teams and am experienced with managing complex rolling shoot/ edit / post schedules in all formats.

21 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Commercials, Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, News, Observational Documentary

Additional skills: Archive, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, File Based Formats

Overseas experience in: Afghanistan, Australia, Congo, Democratic Republic, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United States of America, Zimbabwe.

Languages: Fluent French


Credits

The Trial of Ratko Mladic

Production company: Sandpaper Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: WGBH Frontline/BBC4/WDR/VPRO.

Feature length film following the 5 year war crimes trial of the Serbian ex General Ratko Mladic


Diana, 7 Days

Production company: Sandpaper Films; On-screen credit: PM / HoP; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

90 min feature doc commemorating 20 years since death of Princess Diana


Nasa Unexplained Files

Production company: Wag TV; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Science Channel.

16 x45min Series exploring mysteries of space


What on Earth

Production company: Wag TV; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Science Channel.

20 x 45min Series exploring mysterious images of Earth


Misc

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: Deputy Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary.

Budgeting, scheduling, trouble shooting, looking after development projects and sending crews world wide


JFK SEVEN DAYS THAT MADE A PRESIDENT

Production company: Blast Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: National Geographic.

A feature length drama doc detailing seven days in the life of JFK that made him the President he was


THE TUBE AN UNDERGROUND HISTORY

Production company: Blast Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

A history of the London Underground to coincide with it's 150 year celebration


THE TUBE

Production company: Blast Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

6 x 59min - observational series following all aspects of the London Underground


HOW TO NAB A PRINCE

Production company: Spun Gold; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: SKY.

3 x 60min - fast turn-around on the Royals and how to marry a Prince


MRS BEETON WITH SOPHIE DAHL

Production company: Keo Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1 x 60min - Sophie Dahl looks at Mrs Beetonís life 150 years ago and recreates some of her dishes


GULF OIL DISASTER

Production company: Steadfast Television; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, News; Broadcaster: National Geographic.

1 x 50min on Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster


SALVAGE CODE RED

Production company: Steadfast Television; On-screen credit: PM/ Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic.

5 x 50min - series following marine salvage operations around the world


DISPATCHES: AFGHANISTAN`S DIRTY WAR

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Director Tom Roberts investigates the US involvement in civilian deaths in Afghanistan. Winner Best Documentary Amnesty 2010


DISPATCHES: PAKISTAN`S TALIBAN GENERATION

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

A look at how the war on terror is creating a generation of child terrorists in Pakistan. Director Dan Edge. RTS nominated & International Emmy winner 2010


DOCTORS AND NURSES AT WAR

Production company: Steadfast TV; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV1.

3 x 46min series following British Army doctors and nurses in Afghanistan


ASDA COMMERCIALS

Production company: Yipp Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Commercial.

ASDA Wine and Christmas campaigns. Director Patrick Collerton


THE LAST FREAK SHOW

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 x 30min - a disabled musician goes in search of the Last Freak show in the US


PANORAMA: WEEKEND `NAZIS`

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1 x 60min - World War II re-enactors in Britain. Director Nick Read


THE GENERAL'S WAR

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1 x 60min - profiling the Nato General Commander in Afghanistan. Director Olly Lambert


DISPATCHES: BIN WARS

Production company: Mentorn TV; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Examining the current British waste crisis. Director Ed Jarvis & Jo Burge


DISPATCHES: MEETING THE TALEBAN

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Director Sean Langan meets the Taleban in Afghanistan. RTS nominated


DISPATCHES: FIGHTING THE TALEBAN

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Director Sean Langan with British troops in Afghanistan. Winner RORY PECK award 2007 Best Feature documentary


MEDICAL MAVERICKS

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery US.

Looking at cutting edge medical science. Director Jeremy Turner


THE FUNDAMENTALISTS

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

3 x 60m - special on Fundamentalists around the world. Director/Presenter Mark Dowd


THE INSURGENCY

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC/WGBH.

Looking at who the insurgency are in Iraq. Director Tom Roberts


WITCH CHILD

Production company: October Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

Witch craft and child abuse in the DRC and England. Director Sacha Mirzoeff


LOVE HONOUR AND DISOBEY

Production company: Faction Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Produced for Southall Black Sisters Charity.

A look at how domestic violence against Asian/ Black women impacts on multiculturism


APHRODITE'S DROP

Production company: Faction Films; On-screen credit: Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ZDF/ARTE, NHK, SBS, AVRO, YLE, SVT.

1 x 75min - the history of pearls


CAVEGIRL SERIES II

Production company: Two Hats; On-screen credit: Location PM; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: BBC1/ CBBC.

13 x 30min - children’s drama series filmed on location in South Africa. Director Daniel Peacock


LOVE FOR SALE

Production company: Faction Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC3.

10 x 30min - life in 2 of Nevada’s legalised brothels. Director Jane Hilton


TUNA HEAVEN

Production company: Faction Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC Wales.

1 x 30min - a youth offender and US seaman go fishing in the Pacific for 5 months and try not to kill each other in the process. Director Ray Lane


YAMASHITAS GOLD

Production company: First Circle Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

2 x 50min - The search for stolen buried treasure amidst conspiracies involving President Marcos, CIA and WWII Japanese Army. Director Louis Heaton


TRUE STORIES: SOLDAT

Production company: First Circle Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 x 70min - a harrowing tale of life as a Russian conscript today. Director Paul Jenkins


SMART HEARTS

Production company: Faction Films; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

5 x 26min - an interactive series looking at modern relationships using webcams and the latest digital technology. Director Victoria Mapplebeck


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