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Sara Kandasamy

Producer/Director/ Edit Producer/Development Producer

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London

About Me

I'm a Producer/ Director with over ten years experience in making sensitive, observational documentaries for BBC and Channel 4. I have extensive experience is negotiating sensitive access (including government departments, secondary schools, A&E and Trauma wards, town halls and the police etc), casting, filming and maintaining strong relat... Read More

I'm a Producer/ Director with over ten years experience in making sensitive, observational documentaries for BBC and Channel 4. I have extensive experience is negotiating sensitive access (including government departments, secondary schools, A&E and Trauma wards, town halls and the police etc), casting, filming and maintaining strong relationships with vulnerable contributors (including terminally ill patients, teenagers etc). Production credits include "24 Hours in A&E", "One Born Every Minute" and "Katie: My Beautiful Friends".

I have also worked extensively in Factual development for companies including Windfall Films, The Gardens, Dragonfly, Raw TV etc where I have overseen funded developments and seen them through to commission (including written proposals, casting, shooting/editing taster tapes and pitching to commissioners). Commissions include the prime-time C4 obs doc series "The Secret Life Of Teens/ Students".

I recently won a commission to direct my first one hour documentary for C4 following Neurosurgeon and acclaimed author Henry Marsh and two of his proteges at St George's Hospital, London (Commissioned by Nick Mirsky/Rita Daniels). Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 14th May 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Development Executive / Factual Development / KEO Films / Jan 2019 to present
Development ExecutiveFactual DevelopmentKEO Films Jan 19 - to present
Producer/Director / The Surgeon's Apprentice (w/t) / Channel 4 / Windfall Films / Mar 2016 to Jan 2018 / Rita Daniels/ Nick Mirsky
Producer/DirectorThe Surgeon's Apprentice (w/t)Channel 4Windfall Films Mar 16 - Jan 18Rita Daniels/ Ni...
Head Of Development / Documentaries / Windfall Films / Jul 2015 to Dec 2017
Head Of DevelopmentDocumentariesWindfall Films Jul 15 - Dec 17
Senior Producer / Cancer Research "Right Now" Ads- The Gardens/ Anomaly / Channel 4 / Anomaly/ The Gardens / Jun 2015 to Jul 2015
Senior ProducerCancer Research "Right Now" Ads- The Gardens/ AnomalyChannel 4Anomaly/ The Gardens Jun 15 - Jul 15
Senior Producer / The Secret Life of Students / Channel 4 / Raw Television / Aug 2013 to Feb 2014 / Emma Cooper
Senior ProducerThe Secret Life of StudentsChannel 4Raw Television Aug 13 - Feb 14Emma Cooper
Producer/Director / Teens / Channel 4 / Raw Television / Jan 2013 to May 2013 / Emma Cooper
Producer/DirectorTeensChannel 4Raw Television Jan 13 - May 13Emma Cooper
Development Producer / Development Factual / Channel 4 / The Garden Productions Ltd / Jan 2014 to Feb 2014 / Danny Cohen
Development ProducerDevelopment FactualChannel 4The Garden Productions Ltd Jan 14 - Feb 14Danny Cohen
Development Producer / BBC2 Current Affairs documentary development / BBC 2 / Silver River Productions / Oct 2012 to Nov 2012 / Jay Hunt
Development ProducerBBC2 Current Affairs documentary developmentBBC 2Silver River Productions Oct 12 - Nov 12Jay Hunt
Producer / Costa Coppers / Channel 4 / Dragonfly Film & Television Productions / May 2012 to Jun 2012
ProducerCosta CoppersChannel 4Dragonfly Film & Television Productions May 12 - Jun 12
Producer / One Born Every Minute / Channel 4 / Dragonfly Film & Television Productions / Nov 2010 to Dec 2010 / Simon Dixon
ProducerOne Born Every MinuteChannel 4Dragonfly Film & Television Productions Nov 10 - Dec 10Simon Dixon
Gallery Producer / 24 Hours in A&E / Channel 4 / The Garden Productions Ltd / Oct 2010 to Nov 2010 / Simon Dixon
Gallery Producer24 Hours in A&EChannel 4The Garden Productions Ltd Oct 10 - Nov 10Simon Dixon
DV Director / Katie: My Beautiful Friends / Channel 4 / Mentorn Media / Feb 2010 to Jul 2010 / Mark Raphael
DV DirectorKatie: My Beautiful FriendsChannel 4Mentorn Media Feb 10 - Jul 10Mark Raphael
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Short Film

    Commercials

    Online Content

  • Locations I can work in:

    London

  • Language:

    Spanish (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Driving Licence

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Heath And Safety Training

    Safeguarding Trust

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

    Edit Producing

    Secret Filming

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon XF305

    Final Cut Pro

    Fixed Rig Experience

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sound Recording

    Sony HVR-Z1

    Canon EOS C300

    Sony PXW-FS7

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