Kerstin Henson (nee Duffy) Production Manager
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Kerstin Henson (nee Duffy)
Mobile telephone: 07900910856
Email: kerstinhenson@hotmail.com

About me: Highly experienced in all aspects of the production process, managing teams in a calm and effective manner, delivering projects on schedule and to budget without compromising on editorial requirements. Proven track record in implementing compliance and health and safety protocols. Building operational infrastructure for production & facilities department through a period of significant growth and change. Managing production teams, negotiating with talent, broadcasters, and suppliers, whilst balancing the responsibility of financial, HR and legal aspects of production.

12 years experience.

Genre: Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Observational Documentary, Online Content

Additional skills: 4K, Archive, CGI Video FX, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, File Based Formats, First Aid, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster

Other skills: Legal and compliant heavy programming. Health & Safety. Archive and Music clearances. Technically minded, capable of managing post production workflows.

Overseas experience in: Australia, China, France, Italy, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United States of America, Virgin Islands (British).

At the moment I'm working at: Turquoise Television

Willing to be based in: London / South East, Manchester / North West

Languages: Conversational French

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Credits

Various

Production company: Turquoise Television; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

Setting up an Independent Production Company with two ITV commissions. Securing funding for productions , negotiating with Broadcaster, and set up of general office, and implementing company structure.


Various

Production company: Brinkworth Productions; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Various.

Temporary cover for Head of Production, overseeing a slate of eight production in a variety of stages for both UK and US broadcasters.


Treasures of the British Library

Production company: Nutshell TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Sky Arts.

5x 60’ series for Sky Arts. Each week we follow a guest Presenter , using their work and life passions to discover the treasures that are held within the vaults of the British Library


The 21st Century Race for Space

Production company: Sundog Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC/ Smithsonian Channel/ The Open University/BBC WW.

1x 60’ documentary, co-production. From tourist flights to colonies on Mars, the space billionaires refuse to limit their imaginations. Brian Cox discovers whether Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk can make mass space flight a reality.


Various Documentaries

Production company: Sundog Pictures; On-screen credit: Acting Head of Production; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Various.

After a year working across multiple productions as Deputy Head of Production, I spent 6 months as Acting Head of Production.


Reggie Yates: Extreme UK

Production company: Sundog Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC3.

3x 60’ Documentary series. Reggie is on a mission to find out what it’s really like to be a man in the UK today. In each episode, Reggie meets different groups of men facing their own cultural and social struggles. From the body-conscious, whose lives are dictated by the way they look, to black and Asian men who are under attack for being transsexual or gay, and an underground movement of male separatists who think feminism has gone too far, Reggie reveals the complex and sometimes dark realities of being a British male in 2015.


Million Pound Motors

Production company: Sundog Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

1x 60’ First Cut documentary, exploring the exclusive world of the vintage motor trade, following one of Britain’s most prolific and eccentric second-hand car salesmen Richard Biddulph, as he peddles his antique and often one-of-a-kind motors to equally quirky, super-rich and eccentric clients from his showroom in Essex.


Reggie Yates: Race Riots USA

Production company: Sundog Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

1x 60’ documentary presented by Reggie Yates. Part of BBC 3’s Race season. Reggie travels to Ferguson, Missouri a year on from the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer. Reggie examines the position of African-Americans in US society and seeks to find out from the citizens of Ferguson whether the community can ever be healed. Are tensions between the police and the black community of Ferguson any better than they were a year ago?


On the Edge and Online

Production company: Raw TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

One off documentary for C4, following a group of young adults using online chat rooms to support themselves as they battle with different mental illnesses.


Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow

Production company: Raw TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

3 x 60’ Observational documentary series following life at Heathrow.


The Secret Lives of Students

Production company: Raw TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

4x 60’ for C4 Ob Doc series following the digital lives of a group of students as they leave home and enter their first term at University.


HUNTING THE DOORSTEP CONMEN

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

2x 60' Presenter led documentary, following the work of Trading Standards Officers across the country.


EXPOSURE: DRIVEN FROM HOME

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

A one hour documentary, using covert filming techniques to look at the problem of anti social behaviour in the UK today.


MR BRIGGS HAT

Production company: The Garden Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC2.

BBC, 1 hour, Victorian period drama documentary, looking at the first ever Murder to happen on British Railway, set in London, 1864


SNOG MARRY AVOID

Production company: Endemol UK; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

Short contract to cover PM illness, setting up 1 hour Pageant Special. Multi Camera Studio Record.


THE FORCE

Production company: Oxford Film & TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: OB; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Observational Documentary series 3x hours, following the work of the Major Crimes Squad within the Hampshire Police Force.


WINE (WORKING TITLE)

Production company: Oxford Film & Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: OB; Broadcaster: BBC3.

Observational Series, following a year in the wine industry, filming in two locations in France, South Africa, China and the UK.


ENGLISH HERITAGE

Production company: Oxford Film & TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: OB; Broadcaster: BBC2.

Long running Observational series following four properties whose conservation falls under the guardianship of English Heritage and the CEO Simon Thurley.


GOD IS GREEN

Production company: 3BMTV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

Presenter led documentary looking at what the world’s main religious faiths can do to tackle the problem of Global Warming.


BUCHAN

Production company: 3BM TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

BBC4 Documentary with drama recon about the author of 39 Steps


TOP DOG

Production company: Ten Alps; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Animal Planet.

10x 60min entertainment shows


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