Joanne Kneafsey Production Manager
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Joanne Kneafsey

About me: Joanne has worked in production for over 20 years, gaining a wide range of experience in drama documentary and documentaries. She is a reliable, fun, hardworking and enthusiastic member of the team.

15 years experience.

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

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

Other skills: Experienced in Xero, PMI, Just Produce and BBC financial systems.


Credits

The Mystery of DB Cooper

Production company: Minnow Films; On-screen credit: Drama Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Feature Films; Broadcaster: HBO / BBC Storyville (theatrical release).

Line produced drama for feature documentary about the mystery of DB Cooper.


Reel Tales of the Unexplained

Production company: Pier Productions ; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

Drama monologues for the One Show.


BRITISH COUNCILS ’CULTURAL PROTECTION FUND’ - SYRIAN STONEMASONRY

Production company: Sandstone Global; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC World News / British Council shorts.

Film about the stonemasonry project in Jordan for the British Council’s Cultural Protection fund.


BRITISH COUNCILS ’CULTURAL PROTECTION FUND’ - REFUGEE MUSICIANS

Production company: Sandstone Global; On-screen credit: Production Executive; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC World News / British Council shorts.

Film about refugee musicians for the British Council’s Cultural Protection fund.


MARS UNCOVERED

Production company: Sandstone Global; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

1 x 60 min programme in production.


WHAT CAMILLA DID NEXT

Production company: Sandstone Global ; On-screen credit: Production Executive ; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

1x 60 min programme for ITV Be featuring Camilla Thurlow from ’Love Island’.


LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN MAN: SECRETS OF THE STEPPES

Production company: Sandstone Global; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, News; Broadcaster: BBC World News.

Historian Bettany Hughes reveals some surprising secrets of the dead, from their heady drug rituals and human sacrifices to their heroic warrior women.


TALES FROM THE CASPIAN SEA

Production company: Sandstone Global; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Radio 3.

Two x 44 minute radio shows about the history of Azerbaijan for Radio 3, presented by Bettany Hughes.


BACCHUS UNCOVERED - ANCIENT GOD OF ECSTASY

Production company: Sandstone Global; On-screen credit: Production Manager ; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC4.

Bettany Hughes investigates the story of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins, and to explore the role ‘losing oneself’ plays in the development of civilisation.


THE MILITARY TECH SHOW

Production company: Forces TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: A&E Networks/TVF Media distribution.

12 x 23 min programmes The Military Tech Show is a mixture of live studio links with VT insets about the latest and most exciting hi-tech innovations in defence and security.


DEFINITIVE GUIDES: SEAMONSTERS AND BERMUDA TRIANGLE

Production company: Arrow Media/Canadian co-production ; On-screen credit: Post Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic, Discovery Canada and Channel 5. International distribution TCB/Canal D..

Definitive Guides two part-series about Seamonsters and the Bermuda triangle, Post Production Manager overseeing offline and final delivery and liaising with broadcasters, co-producers, manage CGI and archive delivery etc.


WANTED: A VERY PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Production company: Ricochet ; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC3.

Two-part documentary series in which four young ambitious disabled people are cared for by unemployed people their own age. As PM, it was my job to oversee the selection process of contributors regarding their suitability to appear on series - via a psychological test, GP consent form and DBS check.


SEX IN CLASS

Production company: Ricochet; On-screen credit: Production Manager ; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CH4.

1 x 60 min documentary for Ch4


MY WILD AFFAIR

Production company: Blink Films/Canadian co-production; On-screen credit: Series Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: PBS/Animal Planet/Discovery U.S Europe.

Four-part series about peoples extraordinary relationship with animals. Featuring drama recons, 8mm/16mm archive footage, interviews. Foreign filming in Kenya, South Africa & U.S.A. Experience finalising contracts with broadcasters.


GOLD RUSH 4 - OFF SEASON

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

6 x episodes documenting mining preparations filmed in Chile, Peru, Guyana, Alaska and Yukon.


MANKIND - THE STORY OF ALL OF US

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: Series Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: The History Channel.

12 part series about the history of the World, featuring high end drama, CGI, interviews and archive. I also managed drama shoots on location in China and U.K.


THE BRITISH

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: UK Drama Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Sky Atlantic.

I set up and managed the drama shoot on location in England.


TWINCREDIBLES

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

Observational documentary about black and white twins.


MY BIG FAT FAKE WEDDING

Production company: Blast! Films; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Undercover investigation about sham marriages.


AMERICA - THE STORY OF US

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: Press and Marketing PM main series and PM reversions and cut downs; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: The History Channel.

Press and Marketing PM on main series during final post production and reversions PM.


This World - An Iranian Martyr

Production company: Ronachan Films; On-screen credit: POST PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2/PBS &BBC WW.


GOODBYE BASRA

Production company: Kaboom Film and Television; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Sky One.

Documentary about the British Army’s withdrawal from Basra, Iraq.


TERROR IN THE SKIES

Production company: in house BBC; On-screen credit: LINE PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Panorama 1hr special with fast turnaround drama reconstructions, based on the largest uncovered Al Qaeda airline plot, post 911.


LEGEND OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS

Production company: Picture Films; On-screen credit: LINE PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Channel 5, Nat Geo, Smithsonian Networks & France 5.

The documentary focuses upon the compelling history of the crystal skulls, the story behind the latest Indiana Jones movie. Drama reconstruction and documentary filming on location in Mexico.


POWER PLAY IN PAKISTAN

Production company: Midwinter Productions; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Al Jazeera.

Replaced original PM to complete filming, post and delivery.


THE END OF THE LINE

Production company: Fish Film Company; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film; Broadcaster: Cinema release 2009.

Feature length documentary about the World`s oceans and declining fish stocks. Extensive underwater filming and foreign travel.


A GOOD KICKING

Production company: in house BBC; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Production managed reconstructions about the abuse of Iraqi detainees by British soldiers, using stunt co-ordinator and performers. Drama recons filmed on location in Suffolk.


THE REAL SPOOKS

Production company: in house BBC; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Panorama special dramatising transcripts from a live trial at the Old Bailey.


A ROYAL MASSACRE

Production company: 3bm Television; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Discovery.

Zero Hour series 3. 1 x 60 minute drama documentary about the massacre of the Nepalese Royal family. Drama filmed on location in Mumbai.


COUNTDOWN TO KILLING

Production company: in house BBC; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC1.

Panorama special about the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. Filmed drama recons on location in London, with co-oporation from TFL - using underground stations, trains and buses.


3 MINUTE WONDERS: CLIMATE CHANGE

Production company: Fulcrum TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

A series of short films about climate change.


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