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Sam Farmar

Award Winning Shooting Producer / Director

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About Me

Award Winning Shooting Producer / Director. I regularly pitch and win commissions. I originated the idea for the BBC’s ‘Our War’, that won a BAFTA for Best Factual Series. I negotiated the MOD access and own the copyright. Last year I was nominated for a second BAFTA for producing, ‘Football's Wall of Silence’ an ... Read More

Award Winning Shooting Producer / Director.
I regularly pitch and win commissions. I originated the idea for the BBC’s ‘Our War’, that won a BAFTA for Best Factual Series. I negotiated the MOD access and own the copyright. Last year I was nominated for a second BAFTA for producing, ‘Football's Wall of Silence’ an Al Jazeera investigation and C4 Dispatches.

I’ve filmed on the frontline during the war in Iraq, Ukraine, Congo and Sudan and was Grierson and Prix Europa nominated for Best Current Affairs Documentary.

I have a good rapport with presenters, producing and filming; Louis Theroux, Mishal Hussain, Ben Zand and was one of the first embedded producer / cameramen for ‘Bear Grylls, The Island’.

Starting out in print (The Times / Guardian) and BBC trained, I combine strong journalistic grounding with compelling story telling in Current Affairs, Specialist Factual and Obs Docs.

I am up to date with my HEFAT and First Aid, have a five-year USA iVISA, run edits, own a FS7 (shoot to a DOP standard) and can easily switch style from fast turnaround ‘run and gunning’, to set piece well-lit interviews. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
AKE Surviving Hostile Regions / Centurian / 2018
AKE Surviving Hostile Regions Centurian 2018
Sony FS7 Camera Training / Skills2Film / 2018
Sony FS7 Camera TrainingSkills2Film2018
Sony FS7 Camera Training / Skills2Film / 2018
Sony FS7 Camera TrainingSkills2Film2018
5 day hostile environment training +first aid for Journalists / Centurian / 2016
5 day hostile environment training +first aid for Journalists Centurian 2016
Sound Skills for Self Shooters / Skills2Film / 2015
Sound Skills for Self ShootersSkills2Film2015
Sony FS7 Camera Training / Skills2Film / 2015
Sony FS7 Camera TrainingSkills2Film2015
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Australia

    Europe

    London

    North America

    South America

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Driving Licence

    CRB Check

    First Aid

    Heath And Safety Training

    Hostile Environment

    I Visa USA

    Motorcycle

    PADI Diving Licence

    Skydiver

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D

    Sony HVR-A1

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    Digibeta

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Final Cut Pro 7

    HDCAM

    Lighting

    Nanoflash

    PADI

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony HVR-A1E

    Sony PDW-800

    Sony PMW-200

    Sony HVR-Z1

    Sony HVR-Z5

  • Awards:

    Our War, BBC 1 <br /> - BAFTA winning producer - Winner for Best Factual Series, 2012.<br /> <br /> Football's Wall of Silence - C4 Dispatches<br /> - BAFTA nominated producer”. 2019 <br /> - Highly Commended AIB awards.<br /> - Highly Commended at the Broadcast Awards<br /> - Nominated for British Sports Journalism Award<br /> Two gold medals from the New York film festival <br /> <br /> 'Broadcasting Hate', BBC - Nominated For A Grierson Award <br /> <br /> A Good Fondness for Rats, 2010 <br /> - PRIX EUROPA for best current affairs documentary.

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