Michelle Ross-stanton Production Manager / Unit Production Manager
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Michelle Ross-stanton
Home telephone: 07855322926
Mobile telephone: +447855322926
Email: michellerstanton@mac.com

About me: I am a dual National, American & British , which means I can work in both countries without a visa, at short notice.
I am an extremely experienced Production Manager & Unit Production Manager- with over 30 years experience in the industry,
I started as a Nightclub photographer and worked across many departments, including Camera before moving into the production side, eventually making it to Production Manager & Unit Production Manager- working in most other departments along the way gave me an invaluable insight into what makes the entire production a successful one.

I have worked across many genres including but not limited to : documentaries , with and without Drama reconstruction, news and current affairs, Live Music, outside Broadcasts,Lives and as lives, studio shows, comedy, magazine style shows, multi camera broadcasts. period costume dramas, feature films. and more recently Obs Docs and reality shows., and a fixed rig show for C4

30 years experience.

Genre: Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Feature Films, Light Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Multi camera Studio, News, Observational Documentary, Online Content, Outside Broadcasts, Reality

Additional skills: First Aid, Health And Safety

Other skills: I have Worked , Lived and Traveled extensively throughout the world
Specifically in South East Asia, ( Lived In Bangladesh for the BBC , North America, Northern Canada, the Yukon, 7 annual seasons for the Discovery Network ,Alaska, Australia and extensively in the Middle East. ( Iran. Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan , Kuwait )
I spent three and a half years on the road traveling on my Motorbike and working my way around the world from the UK to Australia & New Zealand - this has given me a really good grounding, understanding, and acceptance of different cultures and has really helped in my professional career.
I’ve been working in the Yukon for the last 7 years, being based in Dawson City for 8 months of each year, I am now looking for something new and am willing to work anywhere around the world or in the UK

Overseas experience in: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Croatia (Hrvatska), Cuba, Ghana, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United States of America, Western Sahara.

At the moment I'm working at: Just got back from a gig in sunny Spain

Willing to be based in: Will consider any base, Worldwide - Dual UK US citizen

Languages: Survival Bengali, Fluent English, Bosnian - basic Serbo-Croatian, working Spanish


Credits

Language of love

Production company: 2LE media ; On-screen credit: Unit Manager ; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4 .

Fixed rig dating show - like love island but with twist,filed on location in southern Spain


Deep Water Salvage

Production company: Renowned Films Ltd ; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Weather channel and Smithsonian.

Series of 8 programmes about Salvage in Panama, UK and USA, filmed during COIVD remotely and edited remotely as a co Pro with Saloon media and Blue Ant in Toronto, Canada


Drain The Oceans 2

Production company: Mallinson Sadler Productions ; On-screen credit: Location Producer ; Programme type: Documentary, Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: National Geographic .

Using cutting edge technology, this series goes underneath the seas and frozen lakes of the world to unearth the incredible stories of Ship wrecks.


Gold Rush Season 10

Production company: RAW TV Ltd ; On-screen credit: Unit Production Manager ; Programme type: Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Discovery Channel .

Discovery’s top show on a friday night, a series of characters searching for gold. Is it the American dream ? Filmed on location in the Yukon, Northern Canada


Gold Rush Season 9

Production company: RAW TV Ltd ; On-screen credit: Unit Production Manager ; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Discovery Channel .

Discovery’s top Rated show in the US and gaining popularity around the world, Following a series of characters Gold Mining


Gold Rush 8

Production company: RAW TV Ltd; On-screen credit: Unit Production Manager ; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: DISCOVERY .

Discovery’s top rated Show on Friday nights Long running series about the American Dream


GOLD RUSH 7

Production company: RAW TV Ltd; On-screen credit: Unit Production Manager ; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Discovery.

Series 7 of Discovery’s top rated show, filmed on location in Yukon Canada for 7 months


Unreported World Series 31

Production company: Quicksilver media ; On-screen credit: Production Manager ; Programme type: Current Affairs, News; Broadcaster: C4.

Channel 4’s leading Foreign affairs series,


Leepu & Pitbull

Production company: Raw TV Ltd ; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Reality; Broadcaster: History Channel.

7 part Pilot series- Filmed on location in USA


Gold Rush Season 5

Production company: RAW TV Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary, Reality; Broadcaster: Discovery.

Discovery’s top rating show - fIlmed ion location in the Yukon, Canada.


Gold Rush Season 4

Production company: RAW TV Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager & Unit Manager; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery.

Season 4 of Discovery’s highest rating show, Filmed on location in Guyana, Alaska and the Yukon , Canada. I spent 3 1/2 months on location in Alaska leaving when the temperature dropped to - 34


Bbc Panorama - Kony

Production company: Insight News TV Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs; Broadcaster: BBC.

The Hunt for Joseph Kony - The world’s most wanted


People In Power - Ghana's 'Spirit Child'

Production company: Insight News TV Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary; Broadcaster: Al Jazeera.

Filmed on location in Ghana. An undercover Sting operation by Anas Arameyaw Anas in conjunction with the local police to catch corrupt Witch Doctors killing children for a fee.


Cutting Edge - Snatched

Production company: Shine Ltd; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary; Broadcaster: C4.

C4’s Leading factual strand - following a Child Snatcher on the hunt to track down two children abducted by their father - Filmed on location in Bosnia, Iran, Lebanon and Syria, culminating in me filming undercover in Iran as the young girls were reunited with their mother who they thought was dead.


Bbc Bangladesh Sanglap

Production company: BBC World Service Trust; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Multi camera Studio, News, Outside Broadcasts; Broadcaster: BBC World Service radio and Channel I.

’Question Time’ in Bangladesh A weekly news and current affairs program - Leading up to the elections in 2006 giving the people a platform - recorded from around the country with a live audience of 150 asking a panel of 5 questions. During an Incredibly tense time in Bangladesh, under the banner of the BBC we were able to broadcast this debate on BBC World Service radio and on Channel I - whilst all other media channels were being shut down by the interim government ( Military)


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