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Jyoti Mehta

Producer Director

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London

About Me

BBC-trained Specialist Factual Producer with a specialism in arts, music, history, travelogue and religion seeking Producer roles in factual television. Experienced in both development and production, with over 25 credits. Two documentaries I developed in my spare time were commissioned by the BBC.Key skills: Casting, producing, scripting, cra... Read More

BBC-trained Specialist Factual Producer with a specialism in arts, music, history, travelogue and religion seeking Producer roles in factual television. Experienced in both development and production, with over 25 credits. Two documentaries I developed in my spare time were commissioned by the BBC.

Key skills: Casting, producing, scripting, crafting narrative, rigorous and well footnoted research, gaining trust of diverse communities, live producing, event television, outside broadcast, working with fixers, sourcing and clearing cost-effective archive, developing ideas and writing treatments.

International Filming: Valid 5-year iVisa. Filmed in Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, India, Canada, USA, Uruguay. Set up filming in Greece and Croatia.

Development & Commissions: Two original documentaries that I developed in my spare time were commissioned by
the BBC, which I went on to work on.

- It took me a long six years to break into television. The first person that hired me in television speculated I had acquired a natural televisual and storytelling instinct from my former subtitling career, in which I watched TV for a living. My data-heavy subtitling career conveniently means that I combine the efficient sensibility of spreadsheets with creativity.
- I have traversed a privileged path in my career, in which I have been able to channel my life experiences into my arts, history and religion projects, such as playing in orchestras, promoting interfaith dialogue and drawing henna art. Over the last few years, my documentaries about migration, multiculturalism and Empire have informed and been informed by how history has forged my own identity.
- My magpie-like curiosity ensures I quickly understand content and draw out interesting connections between thoughts and ideas. I have an instinct for finding the good little stories that come together to make a great overarching narrative. 2017 saw two documentaries that I developed in my spare time come on air. I am constantly inspired by the world around me, and reading about other people’s worlds.
- I can spot and cast the big extrovert characters, but I’m far more interested in finding the stories of people who we might otherwise dismiss at first glance. Giving dignity to the people whose stories we tell is a responsibility I take very seriously. The urgency of capturing testimony and telling stories before it’s too late is what drives me above all else. Read Less

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Live Events

  • Locations I can work in:

    London

    South East

  • Language:

    German (Conversational)

    Gujarati (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Archive Clearance

    Music Clearance

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Avid

    Canon XF305

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