Sam Calder-bray Production Manager
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Sam Calder-bray
Email: samuelcalderbray@gmail.com
Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-calder-bray-33140626/

About me: • A highly motivated, passionate and hard-working professional with a wealth of experience of working both sides of the ‘fence’: production and commissioning for the BBC, Channel 4, an indie and a charity commissioning body.
• Competent in all aspects of the production and commissioning processes and work across many genres in television production including documentaries, magazine series and drama.
• Experienced in reviewing and negotiating budgets for developments, productions and shortforms.
• Strong attention to detail and methodical approach to work.
• Excellent communication and people management qualities.

12 years experience.

Genre: Childrens, Documentary, Drama, Factual Entertainment, Magazine Programmes, Observational Documentary, Online Content

Additional skills: Archive

Languages: Fluent English


Credits

Sign 2 Win

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment, Multi camera Studio; Broadcaster: British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust.

10 x 30’ Gameshow Eps - a new format where 3 teams compete for a £1,000 cash prize.


You, Me, Garden? Series One

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust.

4 x 30’ Fact Ent episodes based on garden makeovers for four homes.


4 Deaf Yorkshiremen's Takeaway & Go Dating

Production company: Mutt & Jeff Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust.

2 x 30’ TV Light Comedy Drama (TX’ed on Film4) based on four grumpy Yorkshiremen embarking different life adventures.


Diagnonsense

Production company: Mutt & Jeff Pictures; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust.

1 x 30’ TV Drama to be TX’ed on Film4. I took on the following responsibilities: crewing up, negotiating and dealing with crew, cast and location agreements; maintaining costbook and processing payroll; liaising with Covid-19 supervision team ensuring production is as Covid-secure as possible; providing support on location for one week in Northampton, and scheduling and overseeing the post-production including delivery paperwork.


Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens

Production company: AHA Productions; On-screen credit: Development (Production Manager); Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

3 episodes x 60’ Doc featuring Monty Don visiting exotic gardens in Greece, Croatia and Italy. I was headhunted to provide production start-up work: * Dealt with contracts for production teams and presenter; • Liaised with embassies and visa agency for visas, working permits and carnets for Italy, Croatia and Greece; * Corresponded and pencilled in freelancers and post-house; * Set up payroll and financial procedures/documents.


Who Cares?

Production company: Remark! Media; On-screen credit: Post-Production Manager; Programme type: Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Film4.

1 episode x 28’ Obs Doc featuring three Deaf elderly people and the care provisions available for them.


My Life: CODA

Production company: Remark! Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens; Broadcaster: CBBC.

1 episode x 30’ A CBBC programme featuring a hearing child of Deaf parents (CODA = Child of Deaf Adults) and how his life is enriched by having Deaf parents and learning British Sign Language as his first language.


Sofia 2013

Production company: Remark! Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Sport; Broadcaster: Film4.

2 episodes x 28’ A two-parter documentary covering the Deaflympics games in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2013.


Punk Chef

Production company: Remark! Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Film4.

6 episodes x 28’ Series of cookery programmes featuring a Deaf punk chef teaching Deaf contributors how to improve their cooking.


The Hub Series 3

Production company: Remark! Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Current Affairs, Magazine Programmes; Broadcaster: Film4.

10 episodes x 28’ Third series of monthly programmes covering news and stories in the Deaf community.


Magic Hands

Production company: Remark! Media; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Childrens; Broadcaster: Cbeebies.

30 episodes x 5’ Poetry translated into British Sign Language for children. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b0756gmh/magic-hands


Tree Fairy

Production company: Remark! Media; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Drama; Broadcaster: Film4.

1 episode x 28’ TV Drama. A Deaf girl called Libby feels left out at Christmas, as her father has a new girlfriend, and her grandmother is gone. But she is delighted when a magical fairy appears. Soon, Libby makes a special Christmas wish- nothing like a new doll or car. It is so special, but will it be granted? https://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/tree-fairy


Close Up Series 3

Production company: British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust; On-screen credit: Production Manager; Programme type: Factual Entertainment; Broadcaster: Film4.

8 episodes x 28’ Chat show. The third series of Close Up, the BSL Zone’s in-depth interviews with well-known Deaf people. https://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/close-up-series-3


Our Sponsors

The PMA is sponsored by a variety of companies in the film and television industry. We have a long-standing relationship with many of them dating back to the PMA’s inception in 1991.

PMA members benefit from the information and services that our sponsors can provide, while sponsors gain access to the upper echelon of Production Managers in the UK who are major purchasers for the industry.

Become a sponsor

We only have one sponsor per area of business but occasionally opportunities to become a sponsor of the PMA do arise.

Sponsors get the chance to meet our members several times a year, host parties, explain their services and write for our magazine The Bottom Line.

For more information on sponsorship, please contact us.