Vanessa Tovell Production Manager
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Vanessa Tovell

About me: A Line Producer and Production Manager for over 13 years with 16 years hard labour in Production. Just finished her third theatrical film on the back of the multi award winning film ’The Imposter’. Experienced in all aspects of production from contractual negotiation, location work and budgeting through to post and delivery for TV and Film. Extensive experience filming abroad including South Africa, N. America, Europe (inc Russia), Nepal and Middle East. Head of Production for Big Table Films (Gary Johstone) for a year and Bellwether Media for 6 months and also ran her own corporate company. Has managed features, drama and documentaries consistently demonstrating very high production values across the board.

21 years experience.

Genre: Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary, Feature Films, Observational Documentary

Additional skills: 16mm or 35mm, Archive, CGI Video FX, EP Budgeting, EP Scheduling, Extreme Filming Geographical, File Based Formats, First Aid, Health And Safety, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: Has also worked as a location manager and 1st AD. EP budgeting/scheduling

Overseas experience in: Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City.


Credits

Stairway to Heaven

Production company: Red Box Films Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film; Broadcaster: BBC Films.

Louis Theroux’s 1st Theatrical Doc. A look into the world of Scientology. Prod: Simon Chinn


BOLSHOI BABYLON

Production company: Red Velvet Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film.

1x90min Feature Doc for HBO & BBC with unprecedented access to back stage at Russia's most [in]famous ballet company. Dir. Nick Read, Prod. Mark Franchetti, Exec. Simon Chinn.


SNOW IN PARADISE

Production company: Snow In Paradise Ltd; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Feature Film.

An East End Gangster Film with an uplifting twist. Directed by Andrew Hulme. Produced by Christine Alderson. 100min theatrical feature **OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2014** Un Certain Regard


CAMERA TRAP

Production company: CinemaNX/Pinewoods Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Feature Film.

Horror film shot in Isle of Man and Nepal. Wildlife film crew go in search of a rare leopard and find something else altogether more terrifying! 90mins


THE IMPOSTER

Production company: Imposter Pics/Passion Pictures/Red Box FIlms; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Film; Broadcaster: Film4 & A&E IndieFilms.

90min Theatrical Feature Doc following the extraordinary story of a serial imposter and the havoc he wreaks. Shot on Red/Alexa in Spain, Texas and Arizona. Sundance 2012 official selection. Theatrical release UK, USA, France, Australia, Scandinavia, Israel, Spain, Germany and others. **AWARDS Best Debut Prod/Dir - BAFTA, Best Doc - BIFA, Best Debut Dir - BIFA, Best Doc - EVENING STANDARD AWARD. *NOMINATIONS Best Doc - BAFTA, 4 other 2012 BIFA Awards inc Best Film & Best Achievement in Production, Best Doc - OSCAR (shortlist)


THE PLOT TO BRING DOWN BRITAIN'S PLANES

Production company: Raw TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: C4 & NGC.

90 min special following the largest surveillance operation the UK has ever seen. Filmed in London and the US. Drama in London. BAFTA WINNER - Best Director Documentary. Nominated for Specialist Factual BAFTA and RTS History Award 2013


FUGITIVE CHRONICLES

Production company: Raw TV/RDF New York; On-screen credit: Line Producer/Production Exec; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: A&E.

4 x 1 hr drama docs produced out of New York and filmed all over the US, non-union. Action films involving first hand testimony and drama recon of escaped criminals on the run


GET OUT ALIVE

Production company: Raw TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer/Production Exec; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: Discovery Channel.

6 x 1 hour drama doc for Discovery. challenging stories on a challenging budget filmed worldwide. Hostage and Rescue


BANGED UP ABROAD 4 & 5

Production company: RAW TV; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: NGC/five.

19 x 1 hour drama docs shot all over the world. 1st person testimony of 1 or 2 people who lose their freedom while away from home.


SPECIAL FORCES` HEROES

Production company: Dangerous Films; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

4 x 1 hour drama doc series with first hand testimony and drama recon of 4 of the greatest missions of the SAS


SURVIVING TERROR

Production company: Wall to Wall; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Spike TV.

1hr Pilot for drama doc series with presenter explaining how to survive following a Nuclear Attack


MASTERPIECE CLASSIC (IDENTS)

Production company: WGBH; On-screen credit: Producer; Programme type: Commercial; Broadcaster: WGBH.

14 x 1` Idents with Gillian Anderson for the Masterpiece Classic series on WGBH.


HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Bellwether Media. Specialist Factual Indie producing docs, dramadocs & obs docs programmes for BBC, C5 and Discovery amongst others.


INTELLIGENT DESIGN ON TRIAL

PRODUCER. Big Table Films for WGBH Nova. 2 Hour Drama Doc examining the 2005 trial. Dir. Gary Johstone.


HURRICANE KATRINA

LINE PRODUCER. Brook Lapping for Discovery US. 2hr Drama Doc focusing on the human aspects of the tragedy. Drama filmed in South Africa. Prod. Louise Norman


THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA

DEV LINE PRODUCER. Darlow Smithson. 1x90mins Drama Doc for BBC1. Dir. Gary Johnstone


E=MC2

LINE PRODUCER. Darlow Smithson Prods. 2hr dramadoc for C4/WGBH Nova/Arte/NDR. Drama - 6 time periods shot all over Europe. Dir. Gary Johnstone


DRAGONS

SHOOT PM. Darlow Smithson 1 x 2hr for C4 Justin Hardy directs a docu-drama examining the possibility of the existence of dragons.


RASPUTIN

PM. Lion TV for BBC Timewatch 1hr Drama-doc shot in Russia re-opening the case of Rasputins death


WEAPONS THAT MADE BRITAIN

PM. 5 x 1hr docs for C4. Lion TV. Following the story of medieval weaponry. Presented by Mike Loades


GREAT INDUSTRIAL WONDERS

LINE PRODUCER. In house BBC for BBC2 & Discovery US 1 hr docu-drama about the construction of the Hoover Dam. Shot in USA. RTS and BAFTA nominated.


ISAAC NEWTON - THE DARK HERATIC

PM. Blakeway productions for BBC 2 1 hour drama doc exploring the darker aspects of Newtons character


KINGS AND QUEENS

PM. Blakeway productions for ITV 3 x 1 hour docs about medieval kings and queens. William the Conquerer to Edward I


SECRETS OF LEADERSHIP - HITLER AND CHURCHILL

RECON MANAGER. BBC specialist factual for BBC 2 1 hour as part of series of six examining the contrasting styles of leadership of historys greatest adversaries


MAD DOGS

PM. Roaring Mice Films Ltd Feature film set in the near future where time is running out to save the world


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