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Ailsa Fereday

Producer/Director / Edit Producer

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I'm a versatile Factual Producer/Director with over 15 years' experience in Science, History and Arts docs & travel/adventure projects. I speak Chinese (Mandarin) & French and have filmed extensively internationally - especially in China, HK and across Europe. I have broadcast credits across Factual/Specialist Factual & Fact E... Read More

I'm a versatile Factual Producer/Director with over 15 years' experience in Science, History and Arts docs & travel/adventure projects. I speak Chinese (Mandarin) & French and have filmed extensively internationally - especially in China, HK and across Europe. I have broadcast credits across Factual/Specialist Factual & Fact Ent for UK, US & Europe including: BBC 1, BBC 4, Ch4, More4, Netflix, Sky Arts, Sky 1, Discovery, Science Channel, Ch5, UKTV, France 5 and Bravo. I enjoy producing & directing on location and am very comfortable working with talent and experts. I can develop & investigate stories; build a good rapport with contributors; manage a small team; produce & direct shoots and edit produce.
I'm adaptable, reliable and diplomatic. A clear communicator and fast-learner, I will bring fantastic organisation, creativity, a cool head and a smile to your production. All subjects covered from Engineering to Ancient History, Geophysics to China, Railways to Economics and Architecture to Anthropology. Just let me know how I can help with your project. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 9th Feb 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Producer/Director / The Greatest Events of World War II in HD Colour / Netflix / World Media Rights / Mar 2018 to Aug 2018
Producer/DirectorThe Greatest Events of World War II in HD ColourNetflixWorld Media Rights Mar 18 - Aug 18
Producer/Director / Detectives: My Killer Case / UKTV / Midnight Oil Pictures / Oct 2018 to Feb 2019
Producer/DirectorDetectives: My Killer CaseUKTVMidnight Oil Pictures Oct 18 - Feb 19
Producer/Director / Volcano World (w/t) / France 5 / Pioneer Productions / Aug 2018 to Aug 2018
Producer/DirectorVolcano World (w/t)France 5Pioneer Productions Aug 18 - Aug 18
Producer / Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys / Channel 5 / Whitworth Media Ltd / Jul 2016 to Dec 2016
ProducerChris Tarrant: Extreme Railway JourneysChannel 5Whitworth Media Ltd Jul 16 - Dec 16
Producer/Director / Untitled Documentary - Development / Independent Project / Aug 2017 to Dec 2017
Producer/DirectorUntitled Documentary - DevelopmentIndependent Project Aug 17 - Dec 17
Producer / 150 Years (Chapters 6 - 7) / YouTube / MerchantCantos / Dec 2015 to Apr 2016
Producer150 Years (Chapters 6 - 7)YouTubeMerchantCantos Dec 15 - Apr 16
Producer / 150 Years (Chapters 1 - 5) / Online / MerchantCantos / Feb 2014 to Mar 2015
Producer150 Years (Chapters 1 - 5)OnlineMerchantCantos Feb 14 - Mar 15
Story Producer / What on Earth? / Discovery / WAG TV / Jan 2018 to Feb 2018 / Neil Laird
Story ProducerWhat on Earth?DiscoveryWAG TV Jan 18 - Feb 18Neil Laird
Story Producer / What on Earth? / Discovery / WAG TV / Jan 2017 to May 2017 / Neil Laird
Story ProducerWhat on Earth?DiscoveryWAG TV Jan 17 - May 17Neil Laird
Assistant Producer / The Quizeum / BBC 4 / Modern Television Ltd / Sep 2015 to Dec 2015 / Mark Bell & Cassian Harrison
Assistant ProducerThe QuizeumBBC 4Modern Television Ltd Sep 15 - Dec 15Mark Bell & Cass...
Assistant Producer / Phil Spencer's Stately Homes / More4 / Mayfly Television / Jul 2015 to Sep 2015 / Alex Menzies
Assistant ProducerPhil Spencer's Stately HomesMore4Mayfly Television Jul 15 - Sep 15Alex Menzies
Associate Producer / Aftershock: Disaster in Nepal / Discovery / ITN Productions / Apr 2015 to May 2015 / Elizabeth McIntyre
Associate ProducerAftershock: Disaster in NepalDiscoveryITN Productions Apr 15 - May 15Elizabeth McInty...
Assistant Producer / Strip the City - Paris / Discovery / Windfall Films / Aug 2013 to Dec 2013
Assistant ProducerStrip the City - ParisDiscoveryWindfall Films Aug 13 - Dec 13
Assistant Producer / Masterpieces: The Emperor's Secret Garden / Sky Arts 1 / West Park Pictures / Jan 2007 to Jul 2010
Assistant ProducerMasterpieces: The Emperor's Secret GardenSky Arts 1West Park Pictures Jan 07 - Jul 10
Assistant Producer / N2K / ITN Productions / Jul 2013 to Aug 2013
Assistant ProducerN2KITN Productions Jul 13 - Aug 13
Associate Producer / Delay / Tomas Leach/DETAiL FILM / May 2013 to Oct 2013
Associate ProducerDelayTomas Leach/DETAiL FILM May 13 - Oct 13
Producer/Director / Fall of the Wall: Revelation, Not Revolution / ATP / Aug 2012 to Dec 2012
Producer/DirectorFall of the Wall: Revelation, Not RevolutionATP Aug 12 - Dec 12
Producer / Colossus: Creating a Giant / YouTube / ATP / Nov 2011 to Mar 2012
ProducerColossus: Creating a GiantYouTubeATP Nov 11 - Mar 12
AP (self Shooting) / Follow That Fire Engine / Follow That Fire Engine (Charity) / Jan 2010 to Dec 2012 / n/a
AP (self Shooting)Follow That Fire EngineFollow That Fire Engine (Charity) Jan 10 - Dec 12n/a
Researcher / On Track with SEAT / Channel 4 / Universal Music Group / Aug 2010 to Nov 2010
ResearcherOn Track with SEATChannel 4Universal Music Group Aug 10 - Nov 10
Assistant Producer / Masterpieces: The Arch of Enlightenment / Sky Arts 1 / West Park Pictures / Jan 2007 to Jul 2010
Assistant ProducerMasterpieces: The Arch of EnlightenmentSky Arts 1West Park Pictures Jan 07 - Jul 10
Development Researcher / Various development projects / West Park Pictures / Jan 2008 to Dec 2009
Development ResearcherVarious development projectsWest Park Pictures Jan 08 - Dec 09
Researcher / Stephen Fry in America / BBC 1 / West Park Pictures / Jan 2007 to Dec 2008
ResearcherStephen Fry in AmericaBBC 1West Park Pictures Jan 07 - Dec 08
Researcher / Masterpieces: Stairway to Heaven / Sky Arts 1 / West Park Pictures / Feb 2006 to Dec 2007
ResearcherMasterpieces: Stairway to HeavenSky Arts 1West Park Pictures Feb 06 - Dec 07
Researcher / Walking the World: France & Walking the World: Alaska / West Park Pictures / Feb 2006 to Dec 2007
ResearcherWalking the World: France & Walking the World: AlaskaWest Park Pictures Feb 06 - Dec 07
Researcher / Long Way Round / Sky1 / Long Way Round Ltd / Jan 2004 to May 2005
ResearcherLong Way RoundSky1Long Way Round Ltd Jan 04 - May 05
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Raw-Online - Health & Safety Course / 1st Option Safety Group / 2017
Raw-Online - Health & Safety Course1st Option Safety Group2017
Editing for Online & Cross Platform FCP / Creative Skillset / DV Talent / 2013
Editing for Online & Cross Platform FCPCreative Skillset / DV Talent2013
Shooting & Directing / Creative Skillset / DV Talent / 2007
Shooting & DirectingCreative Skillset / DV Talent2007

Ailsa is a highly competent Assistant Producer who worked diligently on the Masterpieces series. She is a team player and a delight to work alongside. I would be happy to recommend her to any future employer.

Gloria Morris, Production Manager, Masterpieces

Ailsa Fereday worked for me as an Assistant Producer on 'The Emperor's Secret Garden'. She was a fantastic colleague - hard working, resourceful, honest, collegiate and loyal. She had to deal with the unexpected, translate and help organise the shoot in China and the UK. I would have no hesitation recommending her to prospective employers.

Mandy Chang Arts Commissioning Editor, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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  • Media I Work In:

    Animation

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Short Film

    Other

    Online Content

    Video on demand

  • Locations I can work in:

    Asia

    Europe

    London

    Scotland

    South East

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

    Mandarin (Conversational)

    French (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Archive Clearance

    Casting

    Heath And Safety Training

    Storytelling

    Script Writing

    Commentary Writing

    Edit Producing

  • Technical Skills:

    DSLR

    FCP

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Multiplatform Experience

    Adobe Photoshop

    Sony HVR-Z1

  • Awards:

    Worldfest Houston, Platinum Remi Award: 150 Years.
    NTA, Most Popular Star Travel Documentary: Stephen Fry in America.
    Broadcast, Best Multichannel Programme of the Year: Long Way Round.

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