Ceri Smith Production Executive / PM/LP
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Ceri Smith
Mobile telephone: 07952 187 096
Email: ceri.smith21@btinternet.com

About me: Ceri has had a long career in Production, most recently as a Production Executive at Raw TV overseeing Gold Rush and its spin off series. She has managed numerous multi-episodic , big budget series for US and UK broadcasters, shot in over 60 countries worldwide, often in challenging and dangerous locations. Having now semi-retired, she is looking for part time / ad hoc Production Executive roles - Budgeting, Consultancy , short term Holiday Cover etc. but would consider a short term full time LP role on the right show.

40 years experience.

Genre: Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Observational Documentary, Reality

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, CGI Video FX, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, Underwater Filming

Other skills: PMI and MM Budgeting

Overseas experience in: Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cameroon, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia (Hrvatska), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea (north), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu, Yemen.

Languages: conversational French, conversational Spanish

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Credits

Gold Rush - White Water, Gold Rush Parker's Trail, Gold Rush - Dave Turin's Lost Mines

Production company: RAW TV; On-screen credit: Production Executive / HoP Gold Rush Programming; Programme type: Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Discovery.

Some 40 x 1 hrs episodes of three spin-off series featuring characters form Gold Rush - shooting in Alaska, Guyana, Canada and Papua New Guinea and throughout the USA


GOLD RUSH SERIES 2 - 9

Production company: RAW TV; On-screen credit: PM (Series 2 - 3) and Production Executive (Series 4 - 8) HoP Gold Rush Programming (Series 9); Programme type: Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Discovery.

Over 100 x 1 hrs following groups of miners searching for gold in Alaska, Guyana and the Yukon


JAMIES FISH SUPPER

Production company: FRESH ONE TV; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

10 x 5 minute Jamie Oliver cookery shorts for Channel 4’s Fish Season


MICHAEL JACKSONS BODY

Production company: RENEGADE PICTURES; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery.

1 x 1hr documentary with drama recons examining the possible medical causes of Jackson’s early death.


AMERICA -THE STORY OF US

Production company: NUTOPIA; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: History Channel.

12 x 1 hr flagship Drama-Documentary series covering the history of the USA from 1600 - 1945 with extensive CGI and high profile celebrity interviews


VARIOUS

Production company: RONACHAN FILMS; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: C4 and BBC.

Acting HoP setting up new production company as well as working as PM across several programme, including Cutting Edge and BBC documentary


Julius Caesar & the Druids / Druid Sacrifice

Production company: CHANGE PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Five / Nat Geo.

1 x 1hr Documentary with Drama Reconstructions on the final battle between the Ancient Celts and the invading Romans


PLANET MECHANICS

Production company: RENEGADE PICTURES; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

8 x 1 hrs. Presenters devise green engineering solutions for environmental problems


I SHOULDNT BE ALIVE

Production company: DARLOW SMITHSON; On-screen credit: Unit Manager; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: DISCOVERY.

6 x 1 hr Drama-Docs. Tales of extreme survival, shot worldwide.


SECONDS FROM DISASTER

Production company: DARLOW SMITHSON; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

19 x 1 hr docs shot worldwide on HD with drama recons and CGI.


HOMES UNDER THE HAMMER

Production company: LION TV; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

The first 90 x 1 hr episodes of the long running series about properties bought at auction.


CHANGEMAKERS

Production company: IDEAL WORLD; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 3.

8 x 30 mins profiling individuals bringing change to their communities. Shot on DV in 24 countries worldwide.


SEX BC

Production company: OPTOMEN; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4/TLC.

3 x 1 hrs on history of human relationships from neothilic age to Classical Greece. Shot worldwide, documentary format with drama reconstructions


PAUL OGRADYS ORIENT

Production company: CARLTON; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

6 x 30 mins following the man behind Lily Savage throughout the Far East


HOLIDAYMAKER

Production company: MENTORN; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

8 x 30 minute presenter led holiday series.


TRAVELOG - SERIES 5-8

Production company: DOMAINE; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

42 x 30 minute programmes for the independent traveller featuring guest presenters and unusual destinations.


KEN HOM - TRAVELS WITH A HOT WOK

Production company: INDEPENDENT IMAGE; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

6 x 30 minute cookery/travel programmes. Shot in SE Asia, Australia, USA and Canada.


A CHRISTMAS DICKENS

Production company: INDEPENDENT IMAGE; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: LE; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

Series of six half hours featuring Simon Callow as Charles Dickens, for broadcast over Christmas week


TUC 92

Production company: CAPRON PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: OB; Broadcaster: BBC.

First independently produced political conference for BBC - set up all technical and associated facilities for 5 days live and packaged coverage servicing daily broadcasts from Breakfast to Newsnight.


NOW SIR ROBIN

Production company: CAPRON PRODUCTIONS; On-screen credit: PM; Programme type: News; Broadcaster: BSKYB.

Series of 26 weekly political discussion programmes chaired by Sir Robin Day.


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