Serena Kennedy Head of Production
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Serena Kennedy
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Mobile telephone: 07790121299
Email: serenavkennedy@aol.co.uk

About me: An experienced HoP, Line Producer, Production Manager with over 700 hours and 80 titles under her belt, Serena is a freelance Production Consultant, Line Producer and Production Manager. Her services include budgeting, scheduling, consultancy, HoP cover, Production Execing and day to day Line Producing and Production Management.

Clients include Mediadante, Adam Wishart, World Media Rights, 2LE Media, Doghouse TV, Rockhopper TV, R2W Films, Drummer TV, Peacock Productions, Alaska, Nerd TV, Edenwood Productions, Fountain Digital Labs, Outdoor Productions, Love Productions, Wildfire Television, Keo, Firecracker, Renegade, Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Zeitgeist.

Her credits span feature docs, current affairs, ob-docs, docs, docu-drama, daytime, features, fact-ent, entertainment and childrens including How Star Wars Changed the World, The Definitive History of Star Wars, Ice Stars, Circus Kids, My Life: Refugee/Born Lucky/Peter’s Circus, Love & Betrayal in India: The White Mughal, Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury, Walking Through History, The Boarding School Bomber, One Life(numerous), Emergency Bikers, Submarine Patrol, Secret Millionaire, Wife Swap, Dickinsons Real Deal, Oz and James, Embarrassing Illnesses, How to Look Good Naked, Scrapheap Challenge. US, European and UK broadcasters.

24 years experience.

Genre: Animation, Childrens, Comedy, Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Feature Films, Magazine Programmes, Natural History, Observational Documentary, Online Content, Reality

Additional skills: 4K, Archive, CGI Video FX, Extreme Filming Geographical, Extreme Filming Political, Negotiating a contract with a broacaster, Underwater Filming

Other skills: Extensive budgeting and scheduling experience, preparing for grant applications and tax credits. Setting up filming in hostile territories.


Overseas experience in: Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, United States of America.

Willing to be based in: Bristol / South West, London / South East, All areas dep. on role

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Credits

PANORAMA: GPs - WHY CAN'T I GET AN APPOINTMENT?

Production company: Adam Wishart Limited; On-screen credit: Head of Production; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC.

1 x 30’ Panorama, directed by Adam Wishart


UNTITLED SPARKS DOCUMENTARY

Production company: Halfnelson Films UK Limited; On-screen credit: Line Producer; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Cinema Release.

1 x 90’ music documentary, Edgar Wrights first foray into factual production. Producers George Hencken and Nira Park.


GYM STARS (S1/S2)

Production company: Drummer TV Ltd.; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Childrens, Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: CBBC.

20 X 30’ series following aspiring young gymnasts


DEEP IN THE HEART

Production company: Rockhopper Productions ; On-screen credit: PRODUCER, LINE PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Films; Broadcaster: Cinema Release.

1 x 90’ feature doc/access doc featuring heart patients at the BRI. Intended for cinema release


BIG STORY: MALI (working title)

Production company: Mediadante; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary; Broadcaster: CGTN.

1 X 60’ about the impact of terrorism in Mali


BIG STORY: TUNISIA (working title)

Production company: Mediadante; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Current Affairs, Documentary; Broadcaster: CGTN.

1 x 60’ documentary about life after ISIS


MY LIFE: MUMBAI STREET STRIKERS

Production company: Drummer TV ; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Childrens, Documentary; Broadcaster: CBBC.

1 x 30’ Documentary filming in India and UK


BRITISH WORKERS WANTED

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

1 x 60’ Ob Doc


AGAINST THE TIDES

Production company: Oceans 7 Films; On-screen credit: LINE PRODUCER; Programme type: Documentary, Feature Films; Broadcaster: BR/Arte and Cinema Release.

1 x 90’ Feature Doc


MAFIA’S GREATEST HITS

Production company: World Media Rights ; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Discovery/ITV Global.

10 x 1hr documentary series with reconstruction


HITLER’S CIRCLE OF EVIL

Production company: World Media Rights ; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary, Drama, Drama Documentary; Broadcaster: Netflix/ZDF.

10 x 1 hr documentary series with reconstruction


CIRCUS KIDS: OUR SECRET WORLD

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

3 x 1 hr Ob Doc


BOO ZOO (Pilot)

Production company: 2LE Media; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Animation, Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: Channel 4, Pilot.

Hidden camera show with CGI characters


HOW STAR WARS CHANGED THE WORLD/THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF STAR WARS

Production company: Doghouse TV; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5.

2 x 60’ fast turnaround docs, including fair dealing


MY LIFE: THE BOY ON THE BICYCLE

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Childrens, Documentary; Broadcaster: CBBC.

Multi award winning 1 x 30’ ob doc on life as a refugee in Zataari camp, Jordan.


SUMMER IN THE FOREST

Production company: R2W Films; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Cinema.

1 x 90’ Cinema release doc directed by Randall Wright. Filmed in France and Bethlehem.


DENGUE FEVER

Production company: Rockhopper TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: KCET Link / Fondation Merieux.

1 x 60’ doc on dengue fever and the measures to manage it’s increase globally. Filming in Mexico, The Phillipines, Florida and Switzerland.


CHOKED PIPES

Production company: Rockhopper TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: KCET Link / Heartfile (Foundation).

1 x 60’ documentary shot in Pakistan, based on the book of the same name.


BEST WALKS WITH A VIEW, WITH JULIA BRADBURY

Production company: Outdoor Productions ; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: ITV.

8 x 30’ walking series featuring some of the best walks in Britain


LOVE AND BETRAYAL IN INDIA: WHITE MUGHAL

Production company: Edenwood Productions; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 4.

1 x 60’ presented by William Dalrymple


ICE STARS

Production company: Drummer TV Ltd.; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER (S1) / HEAD OF PRODUCTION (S2/S3); Programme type: Childrens, Documentary, Observational Documentary; Broadcaster: CBBC.

10 X 30’ Childrens Ob Doc series following the child skaters at the National Ice Centre.


MODERN TIMES: WARWICK DAVIS’S BIG NIGHT

Production company: Love Productions; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC2.

Modern Times. Director Ursula MacFarlane


FAMOUS RICH & HUNGRY

Production company: Love Productions; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC1.

2 x 60’ immersive docs exploring poverty in the UK


THE WAR ON LOAN SHARKS

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

Access doc on loan sharks for BBC 1 - Current, filming over a period of a year


MY LIFE: PETER'S CIRCUS

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CBBC.

Children’s ob doc following a 13 year old motorcycle stunt rider


MY LIFE: BORN LUCKY

Production company: Drummer TV; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: CBBC.

Children’s ob doc 1 x 30’


WALKING THROUGH HISTORY

Production company: Wildfire Television Ltd.; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 4.

History Doc series presented by the lovely Tony Robinson. Very proud to have worked on the first series of this in Bristol, what a joy. It’s now a successful returning series produced out of London.


THE BOARDING SCHOOL BOMBER

Production company: Omni Productions; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary, Drama; Broadcaster: BBC3.

Docu-Drama. The true story of how and why a boarding school boy became a suicide bomber. (1x57’)


SUBMARINE PATROL

Production company: Firelight Films; On-screen credit: PRODUCTION MANAGER; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel 5/ Nat Geo.

Ob doc series based on a submarine. I looked after the post production/delivery.


EMERGENCY BIKERS

Production company: RDF Television West; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: FIVE.

Blue light ob doc series following police and paramedic motorcyclists. Filmed using tapeless format. (9 x 60’)


DICKINSON’S REAL DEAL

Production company: RDF Television West; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Light Entertainment; Broadcaster: ITV.

RTS award winning, hugely successful formatted daytime series featuring David Dickinson. Includes PRTS element. (90 x 60’)


SECRET MILLIONAIRE

Production company: RDF Television West; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: Channel Four.

Highly acclaimed documentary series in which millionaire benefactors go under cover in a bid to help those less fortunate. (4 of 8, Series 3)


OZ AND JAMES DRINK TO BRITAIN

Production company: Presentable Television; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 2.

TRIC and RTS award winning Fact Ent series charting James May and Oz Clarkes journey around Britain. (8x30’)


WIFESWAP

Production company: RDF Television West; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Channel Four.

Long running hugely popular reality series. (5 of 10, Series 11)


EMBARRASSING ILLNESSES

Production company: Maverick Television; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Reality; Broadcaster: Channel Four.

Multi award winning peak time features series (8x60’)


ONE LIFE: GAIL PORTER LAID BARE

Production company: Maverick Television; On-screen credit: HEAD OF PRODUCTION; Programme type: Documentary; Broadcaster: BBC 1.

Part of the highly acclaimed BBC strand, charting Gail Porters personal journey following alopecia.(1x60’)


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