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Tom Beard

Series Director and P/D

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South West

About Me

I’m a documentary Series Director and Producer/Director with strong story telling instincts and a creative visual style. I bring to projects:
• Wide experience in approach from observational docs, more constructed narratives and immersive, presenter led films.
• A thought-through and distinctive visual flair, founded on... Read More

I’m a documentary Series Director and Producer/Director with strong story telling instincts and a creative visual style. I bring to projects:
• Wide experience in approach from observational docs, more constructed narratives and immersive, presenter led films.
• A thought-through and distinctive visual flair, founded on a filmic eye and an understanding of the opportunities provided by the latest kit.
• Leadership to a team of directors/shooters or crew, often alongside self-shooting, to create a cohesive and focused narrative approach.
• Strong, unfussy writing skills and clear direction to the edit.
I’m used to producing results in highly pressurised environments, thinking on my feet and am equally at home working in hospital Emergency Departments, the densest districts of Indian cities, or deep in the Congo forest. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 22nd Nov 2017

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Director / The 21st Century Race for Space / BBC 2 / Sundog Pictures / Feb 2017 to Jun 2017 / Tom McDonald
DirectorThe 21st Century Race for SpaceBBC 2Sundog Pictures Feb 17 - Jun 17Tom McDonald
Series Director / Saving Africa's Elephants: Hugh and the Ivory War / BBC 1 / Keo Films / Mar 2016 to Oct 2016 / Tom McDonald
Series DirectorSaving Africa's Elephants: Hugh and the Ivory WarBBC 1Keo Films Mar 16 - Oct 16Tom McDonald
Series Director / The Big C and Me / BBC 1 / KEO Films / Jan 2015 to Apr 2016 / Clare Patterson
Series DirectorThe Big C and MeBBC 1KEO Films Jan 15 - Apr 16Clare Patterson
Producer/Director / Ed Stafford: Trail Blazer / Disney Channel / KEO Films / Nov 2014 to Jan 2015 / Helen Hawken
Producer/DirectorEd Stafford: Trail BlazerDisney ChannelKEO Films Nov 14 - Jan 15Helen Hawken
Director / Inside the Commons / BBC 2 / Atlantic Productions / Jun 2014 to Oct 2015 / Darren Kemp
DirectorInside the CommonsBBC 2Atlantic Productions Jun 14 - Oct 15Darren Kemp
Series Director / Britain's Whale Hunters-The Untold Story / BBC 4 / Keo Films / Sep 2014 to Mar 2014 / Clare Patterson
Series DirectorBritain's Whale Hunters-The Untold StoryBBC 4Keo Films Sep 14 - Mar 14Clare Patterson
Series Director / Life Savers BBC1 9PM / BBC 1 / Twenty Twenty / Oct 2012 to Jun 2013 / Charlotte Moore
Series DirectorLife Savers BBC1 9PMBBC 1Twenty Twenty Oct 12 - Jun 13Charlotte Moore
Series Director / Welcome to India / BBC 2 / Keo Films / Feb 2011 to Sep 2012 / Charlotte Moore
Series DirectorWelcome to IndiaBBC 2Keo Films Feb 11 - Sep 12Charlotte Moore
Series Director / Meet The Natives: USA / National Geographic Channel / Keo Films / Jun 2008 to Jun 2009
Series DirectorMeet The Natives: USANational Geographic ChannelKeo Films Jun 08 - Jun 09
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Australia

    Europe

    London

    North America

    Wales

    East Anglia

    Eire

    Midlands

    North East

    North West

    Northern Ireland

    Scotland

    South America

    South East

    South West

  • Language:

    French (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Sea Survival Training

    Access Negotiation

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    DaySkipper/Yachtmaster

    Driving Licence

    Heath And Safety Training

    Hostile Environment

    Motor Helmsman Cert

    Secret Filming

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Avid

    Canon EOS C300

    Single Camera Directing

    Self Shooting

    Remote Location Training

    Fixed Rig Experience

    Lighting

    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    Best Factual Series, BAFTA Scotland - for 'Britain's Whale Hunters' ; Best Doc Series Shortlist, Grierson Trust - for 'Welcome to India'

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