Annabel Walker Line Producer/Production Manager
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Annabel Walker
Mobile telephone: +44 (0)776 292 7418
Email: annabelwalker_uk@yahoo.co.uk

About me: Organisation organisation organisation!

Experienced in a wide range of programming, from fast turnaround docs to blue-chip specials. Any subject, but specialising in popular factual – science, history, engineering, ob-doc etc...

Have delivered to all the major UK and US broadcasters including BBC, Discovery, CH4, Nat Geo, History, Travel, Channel 5, France5, Smithsonian, NTV, ZDF, France 5 ...

Exceptionally capable when it comes to arranging complex overseas shoots, including to remote or hazardous locations.

Co-pros, CGI and drama recon.

Experienced working with presenters, ’experts’, actors and children.

H&S qualified.

Adept at juggling tight budgets and even tighter schedules. Confident and calm.

13 years experience.

Genre: Corporate, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Natural History, Observational Documentary

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, CGI Video FX, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, File Based Formats, First Aid, Health And Safety, Underwater Filming

Overseas experience in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City.

At the moment I'm working at: Rumpus Media

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Credits

‘First Contact’

Production company: Wall To Wall; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Netflix Originals.

4x60’. Specialist factual science series taking an imaginative approach at exploring what life could be like elsewhere in the universe. With high end VFX. Filmed in Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA, South Africa, Tanzania and Trinidad.


‘Engineering Inside Out’

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

6x60’. Holiday cover during pre production phase of Engineering show revealing the hidden inner workings of well known iconic structures such as the Burj Khalifa and International Space Station, with CGI. Shot in the USA, Dubai, Ukraine, Taiwan & China.


Secrets of the Christmas Night Sky

Production company: Windfall Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Natural History; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1x60’ Christmas 2018 event special. Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan embark on an adventure to explore the most spectacular events in the winter night sky, encountering amazing landscapes and wildlife along the way…. Filmed in Jordan, Norway & Tenerife.


Mystery of the Northern Lights

Production company: Windfall Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CBC (Canada) / international distribution.

1x60’ exploring the pioneering experiments helping to unravel the mystery of the Northern Lights, including how new scientific breakthroughs can unlock the secrets of the sun and help us protect our cities from disaster. Filmed in Norway / Canada / USA.


Super Hurricanes: Inside Monster Storms

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

Breaking 1hr special unpacking the drama & science behind the two recent super storms to devastate the U.S. & Caribbean. Featuring UGC coverage and riveting interviews with leading meteorologists, scientists, and engineers. 10 days from green light to delivery. With extensive archive / shot in the US.


Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen

Production company: ITN Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Investigation Discovery.

10x60’ Real Crime - Investigative correspondent Chris Hansen explores the depths of killer’s minds to bring to life some of America’s most chilling and heart-wrenching homicide cases. Through extraordinary access to key witnesses, loved ones, and law enforcement officials, and with the aid of drama recon and never-before-seen archive, every twist and turn of these captivating criminal dramas unfolds.


Hitler’s Circle of Evil

Production company: World Media Rights Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: ZDF & Netflix.

10 x 1hrs Historical Drama Doc. They were Hitler’s henchmen; those whose job it was to make his brutal vision a reality. In a system where all power derives from one man, to gain Hitler’s approval in the scrabble for power, they turn on each other in a murky atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal and murder.


Blowing Up History

Production company: Windfall Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Discovery Science & EMEA/France 5/NTV (Germany)/Red Bull Media .

x6 1hrs with extensive CGI. Factual – Architecture/History/Archaeology/Engineering. Stunning ‘Blow Apart’ CGI and present day investigations reveal the myths and mysteries behind the world’s most iconic buildings, ancient and modern, exploring how they were built and how they work. Filmed worldwide.


Machines: How They Work

Production company: Windfall Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Discovery Science & EMEA / France 5.

x10 1hrs / x20 30 mins with extensive CGI. Factual – Engineering. Revealing the hidden inner workings of everyday items from a ball point pen to an escalator. With behind-the-scenes factory footage and incredible photo-real CGI, familiar objects are exploded into their component parts to uncover the secrets inside. Filmed in the USA & UK.


World’s Biggest Beasts

Production company: Blink Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Nat Geo / Smithsonian Networks / Channel 5.

2hr special - Factual – Paleontology/Archaeology. Before Man ruled the world, Planet Earth was a land of Giants. With stunning CGI, exciting demonstrations, and astonishing access we reveal the top 10 biggest beasts of all time. Fast turnaround co pro including international filming, hi-end photo-real CGI and expert interviews. Filmed worldwide.


Street Genius

Production company: Renegade Pictures; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Nat Geo US & International.

12x30’. Presenter Tim Shaw takes his own irreverent brand of science and engineering to the streets of America as he looks to amaze and dumbfound in equal measure. He challenges the people he meets, to predict the outcome of a series of spectacular experiments before uncovering the science behind the jaw dropping outcomes. 8wks filming in Las Vegas. US show-runner & crew.


BODY BIZARRE

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

Criss-crossing the globe, this 10 part series uncovers the real human stories behind the headlines. Six-year-old Liu Jiangli was abandoned by her parents after being born with large black spots and fur on her face and body. Connie Culp became the first American to undergo a face transplant in 2008, after being shot in the face by her ex-husband. These stories, and others, explore what life is like for some of the world's most extraordinary individuals.


WHEELER DEALERS

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

Series 10 & 11 of ratings topping show where canny car trader Mike Brewer and mechanical maestro Edd China attempt to turn big profits by buying old bangers before restoring and selling them to the highest bidder.


ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

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

Zombie preppers believe in the existence of zombies and are actively planning for a zombie pandemic. Using CGI, re-creations and expert testimony in Anthropology, Neuroscience & Political Science, the preppers theories are put to the test. PM’d production on location in LA, Wisconsin, Miami, Kansas & Boston. HD/tapeless, CGI, drama recon.


PREACHERS WIVES

Production company: Firecracker Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Lifetime (A&E).

Pilot for US reality series following the lives of a group of preacher’s wives based in LA.


THE DELTA WING

Production company: Firecracker Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Corporate, Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery/Grand Central.

Ob doc. When a group of racing legends put their reputations on the line by entering the unproven ‘Delta Wing’ in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hour, they have just 6 months to build, test & tune the world’s most radical new race car. HD/tapeless.


BARE KNUCKLE GYPSY FIGHTERS (WT)

Production company: Firecracker Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: MTV/Spike TV.

Managed budget and logistics for obs doc development project following bare-knuckle gypsy fighters living in the US.


THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING

Production company: Firecracker Films; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Nat Geo.

1hr pilot following the fortunes, failures and false starts of an interconnected group of Russian-American immigrants as they strive to find their own American Dream. HD/tapeless/self shooting PDs.


GOOD PITCH

Production company: Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Corporate.

BRITDOC are a not for profit organisation who provide financial support, creative counsel and industry recognition to international documentary filmmakers. Production/Event Manager the ’Good Pitch’ (New York/San Francisco/London). “Connecting filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands and media around leading social issues to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society.”


PUMA.Creative Impact Award

Production company: Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Multimedia; Broadcaster: N/A.

PM’d the VIP jury deliberations, award ceremony & gala dinner for annual film award.


HOME: OCEANS

Production company: Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation; On-screen credit: Special Thanks; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: N/A.

PM’d reversion of the environmental feature film ‘HOME’ by acclaimed photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Produced for the 2011 Volvo Ocean Race.


REED BUSINESS INFORMATION

Production company: N/A; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: N/A.

Set up shoots for online corporate content to Houston, Singapore and Shanghai.


CANON: CORPORATE PROMO

Production company: Coast; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: N/A.

2min promo film for Canon new product launch.


MEGASTRUCTURES: THE WORLDS MOST EXTREME RAILWAY

Production company: The Gamma Project; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic Channel.

1x60’ - Engineering doc. HD. An inside look into the amazing engineering of the world’s highest railway line which crosses hundreds of miles of Himalayan permafrost from China to Tibet.


SUBMARINE SCHOOL

Production company: The Gamma Project; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5/Discovery Europe/AETN.

4x60’ - Obs doc following five would be nuclear submarine commanders as they undertake the world’s toughest officer training course. Self-shooting PD’s/AP’s.


THE KURDISH ANFAL MUSEUM PROJECT

Production company: RWF World; On-screen credit: N/A; Programme type: Corporate; Broadcaster: N/A.

5yr project to build a national museum of the Kurds in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. Including filming for exhibition documenting the history of the Kurdish people.


BRITAINS GREATEST MACHINES

Production company: The Gamma Project; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: National Geographic Channel.

4x60’ - HD/Presenter led. TV icon and vintage machine enthusiast, Chris Barrie, serves up a big dose of nostalgia in this series celebrating the best of British design.


INSIDE PLANET EARTH

Production company: Pioneer Productions; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Channel.

1x120’ - HD/Photo real CGI. Shot in the USA, Australia and South Africa. A Geological voyage of discovery to the centre of the earth.


NAKED SCIENCE 6

Production company: Pioneer Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Nat Geo/Discovery Canada/Granada.

13x60’ - Science doc. HD. Over saw final delivery of complex 13 part co-pro.


THE DA VINCI SHROUD

Production company: Pioneer Productions; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery Channel/Channel 5.

1x60’ - HD/Drama Recon/expert interviewees/fast turn-around/Co Pro. In the 1970’s the Turin Shroud was revealed as a medieval fake. Now a controversial theory says it could be the work of master artist Leonardo Da Vinci.


AMERICAN PILGRIM

Production company: Pioneer Productions; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Travel Channel.

1x60’ - Historical doc. Low budget pilot shot in the US. Presented by travel writer Rolf Potts. ’An incredible 35 million Americans can trace their family tree to the landing of the ’Mayflower’.


CHRISTIANITY A HISTORY: GOD AND THE SCIENTISTS

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

1x60’ - HD/celebrity presenters. PM’d 1 of an 8 part series. Shot in the US, Italy, UK and Poland.


THE UNSINKABLE TITANIC

Production company: Pioneer Productions; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: CH4/Nat Geo/Discovery Canada.

1x90’ & 1x60’ - Drama doc/HD/CGI/Co Pro. Filmed in Canada and the UK. A new film about man, machine & nature detailing the most infamous tragedy at sea.


GROWING BABIES

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

2x60’ - Science doc. Digi Beta/CGI. Presented by child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, examining the conflicting physiological relationship between mother and foetus.


THE SAINT AND THE HANGED MAN

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

1x60’ - Historical doc. Drama recon/expert interviewees. Uncovering the strange story of a 12th century executed Welshman who claimed to have been raised from the dead.


CLIMATE OF CHANGE

Production company: Century Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film; Broadcaster: Tribeca Film Festival.

1x85’ - The sequel to Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. Screened at Tribeca Film Festival. Director: Brian Hill, Screenwriter: Simon Armitage, Narrator: Tilda Swinton. Set up recces and shoots in Kenya, S.Africa, India, Brazil, USA.


BORN FREE: FROM HIV

Production company: Century Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: UNICEF.

A 3min (Super 16) awareness raising charity film for ‘UNICEF’. Director: Brian Hill, Voiced by Gwyneth Paltrow. Drama re-enactments shot in Rwanda.


OUR BIG FAIR TRADE ADVENTURE

Production company: Century Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CH4.

1x60’ - Ob Doc.


LAST ORDERS

Production company: Century Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1x60’ - Ob Doc.


ABORTION: THE CHOICE

Production company: Century Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

1x60’ - Ob Doc.


RUNAWAY

Production company: Century Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1x60’ - Ob Doc.


MR AND MRS BIN LADEN

Production company: Century Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

1x60’ - Ob Doc.


ANTI-SEMITISM IN BRITAIN

Production company: Atlantic Productions; On-screen credit: Junior Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CH4.

1x60’ - Current Affairs doc authored by Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn


LOST WORLDS

Production company: Atlantic Productions; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: The History Channel.

20x60’ - HD/Filmed worldwide. Bringing back to life the greatest feats of building and engineering ever undertaken by the most technologically advanced cultures of the ancient and modern world…


ANCIENT DISCOVERIES

Production company: Wild Dream Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: The History Channel.

10x60’ - HD/Drama Recon/3D CGI/working recreations of ancient machines. Focusing on technology from the ancient world. Shot on location in Italy, Greece, Egypt, Germany, Turkey, Jordan, China and the UK.


IN SEARCH OF THE REAL FRANKENSTEIN

Production company: Wild Dream Films; On-screen credit: Senior Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: The History Channel.

1x60’ - HD/Drama doc. Shot on location in Germany and the UK. Decoding the myth of who was the ‘real’ Dr Frankenstein.


ARTLAND: USA

Production company: Illuminations; On-screen credit: Production Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Gallery HD.

12x60’ - HD. ’Road trip’ style arts series exploring American art, artists and architecture from West coast to East.


MOUNTAINS

Production company: IWC Media; On-screen credit: Production Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

5x60’ - Celebrity presenter Griff Rhys Jones undertakes an arduous journey of the mountains of the British Isles.


BUGGIN WITH RUUD

Production company: Natural History New Zealand; On-screen credit: Production Coordinator; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Animal Planet.

13x50’ - The first natural history series dedicated to insects. Presented by Entomologist Ruud Klienpaste. Filmed worldwide.


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