Natalie Triebwasser Head of Production / Production Executive
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Natalie Triebwasser

About me: I am a highly experienced HoP / Production Executive with over 90 broadcast credits. After PMing Unreported World for 4 years, I moved across to become Quicksilver’s Head of Production in June 2011. I have made 70 UW films, each one requiring high levels of security and logistical planning. I also have experience of Dispatches and Panorama, and overseeing a seven part Netflix series as Supervising Producer. I have managed many hostile environment shoots including Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Pakistan and Ivory Coast. I have also managed many high risk undercover shoots in countries such as Burma, China and Zimbabwe.

Genre: Commercials, Current Affairs, Reality

Additional skills: Archive, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, First Aid

Other skills: I am a Head of Production with twenty-five years of experience in the industry. I am currently Head of Production at Quicksilver Media, an independent production company specializing in documentaries and current affairs. On my watch our films have won five Emmys, four BAFTAs, four Royal Television Society Awards, a duPont award, the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award for International Television, two Grierson documentary awards, and many other major international TV awards. One film in particular that I managed – ‘Syria Across the Lines’ for PBS and Channel 4 – won ten major awards including an Emmy and a Bafta.

I have experience of multiple formats, including a seven-part crime doc series for Netflix on which I worked as the Supervising Producer; creating the budget, negotiating the contract with Netflix and overseeing all security aspects of the shoot in Brazil.

Since the UK went into lockdown I have single-handedly been responsible for resolving the challenges that has created for our company, such as creating Covid-19 protocols and remote filming workflows for shoots, reconciling finances for cancelled trips, researching and negotiating new revenue streams, securing co-production and distribution deals, overseeing staff mental health, liaising with broadcasters to ensure we provide as much content as possible throughout the crisis in a safe way despite financial cuts, ensuring we are Health and Safety and HR compliant, thinking of creative ways to make our productions more sustainable and diverse, and solving various technical and logistical issues and challenges.

I worked in commercials for seven years before moving across to documentaries and current affairs where I gained over 90 credits as a Production Manager. Before moving across to Head of Production in 2011, I managed over 70 films for Quicksilver Media. I have extensive experience of organising international filming - including hostile environment shoots in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Pakistan and Ivory Coast as well as many high-risk undercover shoots in countries such as Burma, China and Zimbabwe.

I’m on the steering group for Oxford’s media hub group ScreenTalk, on the advisory panel for a new ‘T-Level’ Media industry qualification, and have been a member of the Digital Production Partnership since its inception, where I am regularly asked to join panels on security, technology and production. I’m also a member of their advisory group.
I am often asked to give talks and have been asked to guest lecture and was recently a judge for the RTS West of England awards.


Credits

THAILAND'S RED FEVER

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

Unreported World series 20 - a current affairs film.


INDIA'S LEPROSY HEROES

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

Unreported World series 21 - a current affairs film.


THE CHILDREN WHO CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD (CONGO)

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

Unreported World series 21 - a current affairs film.


SEX, LIES & BLACK MAGIC (NIGERIA)

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

Unreported World series 21 - a current affairs film.


DEFENDERS OF KARACHI (PAKISTAN)

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

Unreported World series 21 - a current affairs film.


CHINA'S LOST SONS

Production company: Quicksilver Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

Unreported World series 21 - A current affairs film.


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