Farne Sinclair Production Manager
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Farne Sinclair

About me: I have been working in television for 20 years.
I have made observational documentaries, factual entertainment, news and current affairs, archive based and drama recon programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, Sky, National Geographic, Discovery Networks. I have set up international shoots. I am experienced in managing large budgets (using PMI and Excel), risk management of productions, working with children, working to tight deadlines, archive research and music clearance and post production. I am an excellent communicator and good at people management.

I stay calm under pressure, have a good eye for detail, and am good at problem solving.

I am available to work 4 days a week or full time.

I have particular experience in making programmes with stringent health and safety requirements, shooting in the US, music documentaries and programmes about young people.

19 years experience.

Genre: News, Reality

Additional skills: Archive, First Aid, Health And Safety

Other skills: I have often worked with difficult and sensitive material, for example couples going through IVF, the work of coroners and crime scene investigators in Nashville, disadvantaged young people in care and young offenders in Birmingham. I have also worked with high profile organisations such as Birmingham Royal Ballet, hospitals in St Louis, charities such as Youth at Risk, and London councils and secondary schools. Recently I have worked on large scale international engineering ob docs for Nat Geo and Discovery

Overseas experience in: Algeria, Canada, China, Congo, Democratic Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (south), Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United States of America.

At the moment I'm working at: Windfall

Willing to be based in: London / South East

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Credits

WORLD'S BIGGEST SHIP

Production company: Windfall; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Channel.

6 x 44' Documentary series filmed over 18 months following the building of the world’s biggest container ship the Maersk Triple E in South Korea.


CROSSRAIL

Production company: Windfall; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

3 x 60 min series Engineering Ob doc going behind the scenes of the Crossrail project.


ITALIAN MEGASTRUCTURES

Production company: Windfall; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic.

2 x 45 mins. Documentary series following the building of a hugely ambitious mountain super-highway in Italy.


KING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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

1 x 60’ about extreme christmas decorators


TARGET BIN LADEN

Production company: Nutopia; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4, History Channel, BBC.

1 x 90’ drama doc


BRITAIN'S GAY FOOTBALLERS

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

1 x 60’ presented by Amal Fashanu


ROCKET SCIENCE

Production company: Diverse; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

3 x 60 min A class of 14 year olds from the Wirral are excited by science by learning how to design fireworks


HOW TO BE A COMPOSER

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

2 x 60 min Music Journalist Paul Morley learns composition from scratch during a year at the Royal Academy of Music


Witness: Maidens of the Lost Ark

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

1 x 60 min Documentary about an eccentric religious community in Bedford


Secret History: Comet Cover Up

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

1 x 60 min Story of the Comet aircraft


The Baby Lab

Production company: Principal Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Health.

2 x 1 hrs Observational Series based in the Infertility Centre of St Louis


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