Tessa Pemberton Line Producer
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Tessa Pemberton
Mobile telephone: 0779 613 5726
Email: tessa@tessapemberton.co.uk

About me: I have over 25 years experience of working as a Line Producer on drama, drama/doc, comedy, natural history and entertainment programmes, setting up shoots and filming around the world. I have worked for all the major broadcasters, line produced over 50 dramas and series and produced The Kingdom was Lost which won six prestigious international awards (detailed on full CV). I have a reputation for putting together skilled, creative and above all happy teams and the ability to always deliver on time and on budget.

27 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Comedy, Drama, Drama Documentary, Feature Films, Light Entertainment, Natural History

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, CGI Video FX, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: I have experience as HOP, setting up a production company from scratch, negotiating budgets with the broadcasters, negotiating film tax breaks and overseeing the marketing and distribution for a feature film.

Overseas experience in: Australia, Azores, Bahamas, Botswana, Chile, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: London / South East, Outside of the UK

Languages: Spoken French

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Credits

Bounty Hunters 2 pick up shoot

Production company: Tiger Aspect Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Sky TV.

Line Producer for Bounty Hunters 2 pick up shoot featuring Jack Whitehall and Steve Pemberton, shot at Twickenham Film Studios. Director: Toby Macdonald


Autopsy - The Final Hours

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Drama Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Reelz TV (USA).

26 x 1 hour series recounting the final hours in the lives of well known actors and celebrities including Tammy Wynette, Hugh Hefner, Carrie Fisher, Roy Orbison, Gregg Allman, Luther Vandross, Lucille Ball, Howard Hughes, Christopher Reeve & Davy Jones


The Honoured

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

30’ "Who Dunnit" style Comedy drama sketch show for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Filmed on location in London and starring Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Michael Sheen and Emilia Fox along with Ant & Dec and a host of Celebrities. Director: Ben Kellett


Abba - The Biopic

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Drama Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

2 hour fully scripted drama/documentary about the lives of the band Abba from their start up to present day . Director: Bill Thomas


Autopsy - The Final Hours

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Drama Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Reelz TV (USA).

20 x 1 hour series recounting the final hours in the lives of well known actors and celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Mohammed Ali, Myles Davis, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Andy Warhol & Mama Cass


Who Stole the Crown Jewels

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: ITV 1.

30’ "Who Dunnit" style Comedy Drama sketch show for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Filmed on location in London and starring Ant & Dec, Joanna Lumley, Michael Sheen, Emilia Fox and a host of Celebrities. Director: Juliet May


Autopsy - The Final Hours

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Drama Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Reelz TV (USA).

Drama Line Producer for 20 x 1 hour series recounting the final hours in the lives of well known actors and celebrities including Janis Joplin, Bruce Lee, Judy Garland, Steve McQueen, Richard Prior, Bob Marley, Dennis Wilson, Natalie Cole, Kurt Cobain, Steve Jobs and Prince


Who Shot Simon Cowell

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: ITV1.

25’ Who Dunnit style comedy drama sketch show for Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Filmed on location in London and starring, Ant & Dec, Simon Cowell, Emilia Fox, Kevin Whately, David Walliams, Louis Walsh, Keith Lemon, Amanda Holden, Warwick Davis and a host of celebrities. Director: Juliet May


Autopsy - The Final Hours

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Drama Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5 & Reelz TV (USA).

Drama Line Producer for 10 x 1 hour series recounting the final hours in the lives of well known actors and celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, George Best, Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jan Rivers, Rodney King and Maurice Gibb.


Whitney: The Diva & Her Demons

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

2 hour biopic recounting the life-story of the singer Whitney Houston.


In The Dock

Production company: RDF Television; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

One hour Courtroom drama pilot for Channel 4. Filmed on location in London and featuring Des McAleer, Gwynfor Jones, Shaun Prendergast, Naomi Cooper-Davis, Amelia Donkor, Anthony Shuster, Cordelia Bugeja and Roger Barclay. Director: Fraser MacDonald


Diary of a Snob

Production company: Buccaneer Kids Limited; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Childrens, Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: Nickelodeon.

Line Producer for Children’s comedy drama starring Grace Hogg-Robinson, Sam Clemmett, Lola Mae Loughran, Colin McFarlane, Kirsty Mitchell, Sheila Steafel, Richenda Carey and Charles Edwards. Filmed on location across London summer 2014.


AUTOPSY: THE FINAL HOURS

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

Line Producer for 3 x 1 hour drama/documentary series depicting the final days in the lives of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Anna-Nicole Smith


THE PEOPLE’S STORY: THE GREAT WAR

Production company: ITV Studios; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: ITV1.

Drama Line Producer for 4 part period First World War drama/doc filmed on location across the UK over 8 weeks and featuring, among others, Alison Steadman, Adrian Scarborough, Brian Cox, Daniel Mays, Romola Garai, Claire Foy, Myanna Buring, Matthew McNulty and Lily Loveless


HEAD SQUEEZE

Production company: 360 Production; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Multimedia; Broadcaster: BBC Worldwide & YouTube.

Set up of 52 x 30’ weekly science based content programmes headed by James May ready for January 2013 new channel launch.


ONE CAR TOO FAR

Production company: Dragonfly Film & Television; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Discovery.

5 x 1 hours: Off road adventure survival series following 2 guys travelling across the remotest parts of Chile in a 4 wheel drive jeep: over a Volcano covered in snow, through a dense Rainforest, across the Atacama Desert and over the Mountains. Filmed on location in Chile over 5 weeks


NAZI GOSPELS

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: History Channel USA.

2 hour drama/doc for The History Channel about the origins of Nazism at the start of the 20th century through to the end of the second world war. Shot in Germany, the USA and on location in the UK.


FISH AND CHIPS

Production company: Seahorse Film Productions Ltd; On-screen credit: UK Line Producer; Programme type: Drama, Feature Film; Broadcaster: Cinema.

UK Film production for Cypriot feature film drama about a Greek family leaving England and returning to live in Cyprus


Id - IDENTITY OF THE SOUL

Production company: Terje Vigen (UK) Limited; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Feature Film; Broadcaster: City Screen & Picturehouse Cinemas.

6 x 1 hour films combining performance, poetry, dance, music and images filmed around the world and featuring, among others, Vanessa Redgrave, Jean Rochefort, Irrfan Khan and Gila Almagor. Filmed in 6 languages and digitally projected across 5 cinema screens. Screened in UK cinemas early 2010.


THE GREAT ESCAPE

Production company: Magic Lantern Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: BBC Jam.

45 minute interactive childrens` detective drama.


TWISTED TRICKS

Production company: Objective Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Comedy; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

30 minute Magic comedy pilot featuring 2 magicians performing tricks on unsuspecting members of the public.


ALIVE - CRASHED IN THE DESERT

Production company: Darlow Smithson Productions; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4 & Discovery Channel USA.

1 hour drama/doc telling the true story of 5 survivors of a plane crash in the Kalahari Desert in 2000. Filmed on location in South Africa and Botswana.


OCEAN ODYSSEY

Production company: Impossible Pictures; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Broadcaster: BBC 1 & Discovery USA.

2 x one hour programmes about life in the Deep Ocean told through the eyes of a sperm whale from 1939 to present day. A mix of CGI, Natural History and Drama Recon.


WALKING WITH MONSTERS

Production company: Impossible Pictures; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Broadcaster: BBC1 & Discovery USA.

3 x 30 minute prequels to Walking with Dinosaurs about life before Dinos 400 million years ago. A mix of Natural History filming & CGI.


AGATHA CHRISTIE - A LIFE IN PICTURES

Production company: Wall to Wall Television; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: BBC2.

90 minute period drama about the life of Agatha Christie based on her autobiography featuring Olivia Williams, Anna Massey and Mark Gatiss


MARGO LEADBETTER - LIFE BEYOND THE BOX

Production company: Wall to Wall Television; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1 hour spoof documentary about the character of Margo from The Good Life before and after Jerry


GLENN MILLERS LAST FLIGHT

Production company: Stone City Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 hour drama reconstruction of the final days of Glenn Miller before his fateful last flight


BATTLE HOSPITAL - MEDICS AT WAR

Production company: Stone City Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 hour documentary following the British Army 202 Field Hospital throughout the war with Iraq.


LIFE AND DEATH IN THE WAR ZONE

Production company: Stone City Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: WGBH, USA.

1 hour documentary following three US Army Combat Support Hospitals throughout the war with Iraq.


THE LOST GENIUS

Production company: Stone City Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC4.

1 hour documentary with period drama reconstruction about Robert Hooke, one of the founders of modern science and contemporary of Sir Isaac Newton in the seventeenth century.


THE TRUE CURSE OF THE MUMMY

Production company: Stone City Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel Five, DCI USA & Discovery Europe.

1 hour documentary with period drama reconstruction about the myth of the ancient Egyptian mummies` curse.


THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE

Production company: David Hickman Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4 & WGBH USA.

3 x 1 hour science programmes based on the book by Brian Green. PM for UK studio shooting


PRUSSIAN BLUE

Production company: Tiger Aspect; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4 & Discovery USA.

1 hour documentary exploring the lives of 13 year old pop twins with a cult following in the USA.


THE KILLER SERIES

Production company: Fulcrum TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

7 x 1 hour science programmes: Killer Waves; Killer Avalanches; Killer Sun; Killer Volcanoes; Killer Tornadoes; Raising the Mammoth; Shackleton & Scott, Rivals for the Pole


BEN NEEDHAM SOMEBODY KNOWS

Production company: Fulcrum TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Carlton TV.

50 minute documentary about the disappearance of 17 month old Ben Needham from the Greek Island of Kos in 1991


BEEF ENCOUNTER

Production company: Fulcrum TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 hour drama reconstruction of the government enquiry into BSE (multi camera studio shoot shot as live). Line Producer


HI-5

Production company: Hi5 Productions/Kids Like US Pty; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 9 Australia.

Series of 45 half hour episodes of Childrens Entertainment featuring the Hi 5 Band (multi camera studio shoot shot as live)


STINGS, FANGS AND SPINES; MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS & BRAIN ATTACK

Production company: Beyond Television, Sydney, Australia; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery USA.

3 x 1 hour documentaries examining venomous creatures in the USA and Australia, Maximum Security Prisons in the USA, and the effect of Strokes on the human brain


THE BIG WIG

Production company: Beyond Productions, Sydney, Australia; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Sky TV UK.

1 hour documentary about the making of the Sydney Mardi Gras


VARIOUS (SEE FULL CV FOR DETAILS)

Production company: Melrose Film Productions & Video Arts; On-screen credit: Producer & Line Producer; Programme type: Comedy, Corporate, Drama; Broadcaster: Generic Management Training Films.

Over 30 award-winning Dramas ranging from 30’ to 60’ shot on location and at Pinewood studios on 16mm film and featuring well known artists including, among many others, Ewen Bremner, Peter Capaldi, Andrew Lincoln, Douglas Hodge, Nicholas Jones, Deborah Findley, Neil Stuke, Paterson Joseph, Lorcan Cranitch, Danny Sapani, Tim Bentink


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