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Leon Dean

PD (Self Shooting)


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South East

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Available from the 24th June.Experienced Self-shooting PD and Edit Producer, shooting, directing and edit producing acclaimed single documentaries (Trump’s Unlikely Superfans, Fox Wars, The Yorkshire Clamper) and prime-time series (Rent a Cop, Britain’s got the Builders In, Bizarre ER) I’m known for making warm, often very funn... Read More

Available from the 24th June.

Experienced Self-shooting PD and Edit Producer, shooting, directing and edit producing acclaimed single documentaries (Trump’s Unlikely Superfans, Fox Wars, The Yorkshire Clamper) and prime-time series (Rent a Cop, Britain’s got the Builders In, Bizarre ER) I’m known for making warm, often very funny films, both independently and directing talent. I am technically proficient, able to shoot with a wide variety of cameras including the C300 and the Sony FS7.

I've presenter led experience with my BBC documentary 'Trump's Unlikely Superfans' being presented by Angela Scanlon.

My BBC1 film 'Fox Wars' was one of the highest rated 10.35pm's in recent years with almost 1m more viewers than the slot average. It received a plethora of positive reviews with the Telegraph calling it "wryly revealing portrait of the creature that divides the nation." and the Guardian saying "Fox Wars felt as genuine as GBBO was artificial. It may not have been, of course, but credit to the director and producer for succeeding in making an usual slice of people's lives look that way."

I have a proven ability to quickly forge relationships with key contributors in often sensitive circumstances.

Regional director as I live in Oxford.

Own full C300/A7iii camera kit. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 8th Jul 2019


Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Senior Edit Producer / Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special / Channel 4 / Blast Films / Jul 2019 to Jul 2019
Senior Edit ProducerAnimal Rescue Live: Supervet SpecialChannel 4Blast Films Jul 19 - Jul 19
PD (Self Shooting) / Sewermen / Channel 5 / Label1 / Apr 2019 to Jun 2019 / Adiran Padmore
PD (Self Shooting)SewermenChannel 5Label1 Apr 19 - Jun 19Adiran Padmore
Producer/Director / First Dates / Channel 4 / 20/20 / Oct 2017 to Apr 2019
Producer/DirectorFirst DatesChannel 420/20 Oct 17 - Apr 19
Producer/Director / First Dates Hotel / Channel 4 / 20/20 / Sep 2017 to Oct 2017 / Madonna Benjamin
Producer/DirectorFirst Dates HotelChannel 420/20 Sep 17 - Oct 17Madonna Benjamin
PD (Self Shooting) / Junior Doctors: Blood sweat and tears / BBC 3 / BBC / Apr 2017 to May 2017
PD (Self Shooting)Junior Doctors: Blood sweat and tearsBBC 3BBC Apr 17 - May 17
PD (Self Shooting) / Trump's Unlikely Superfans / BBC 3 / BBC / Aug 2016 to Oct 2016
PD (Self Shooting)Trump's Unlikely SuperfansBBC 3BBC Aug 16 - Oct 16
PD (Self Shooting) / Bizarre ER / E4 / Maverick / Jun 2016 to Aug 2016
PD (Self Shooting)Bizarre ERE4Maverick Jun 16 - Aug 16
PD (Self Shooting) / Rent a Cop (8 x 30) / BBC 3 / Creative Label/BBC / May 2015 to Oct 2015 / Elliot Reed
PD (Self Shooting)Rent a Cop (8 x 30)BBC 3Creative Label/BBC May 15 - Oct 15Elliot Reed
PD (Self Shooting) / Hole in the Road Inspectors / BBC 1 / Landmark Films / Oct 2014 to Feb 2015 / Maxine Watson
PD (Self Shooting)Hole in the Road InspectorsBBC 1Landmark Films Oct 14 - Feb 15Maxine Watson
PD (Self Shooting) / Britian's got the Builders in / BBC 2 / Leopard Films / Apr 2014 to Oct 2014 / Samantha Anstiss
PD (Self Shooting)Britian's got the Builders inBBC 2Leopard Films Apr 14 - Oct 14Samantha Anstiss
PD (Self Shooting) / Fox Wars / BBC 1 / Landmark Films / Apr 2013 to Oct 2013 / Samantha Anstiss
PD (Self Shooting)Fox WarsBBC 1Landmark Films Apr 13 - Oct 13Samantha Anstiss
PD (Self Shooting) / Geordies Overboard / Channel 4 / Windfall Films / Jun 2011 to Jan 2012 / Aysha Rafaele
PD (Self Shooting)Geordies OverboardChannel 4Windfall Films Jun 11 - Jan 12Aysha Rafaele
PD (Self Shooting) / The Yorkshire Clamper / Channel 4 / Keo Films / Sep 2008 to Jan 2009 / Aysha Rafaele
PD (Self Shooting)The Yorkshire ClamperChannel 4Keo Films Sep 08 - Jan 09Aysha Rafaele
DV Director / The Day I Got My Sight Back / BBC 1 / Walker George Films Ltd / Aug 2012 to Aug 2012 / Charlotte Moore
DV DirectorThe Day I Got My Sight BackBBC 1Walker George Films Ltd Aug 12 - Aug 12Charlotte Moore
PD (Self Shooting) / The Road to Wimbledon / Guardian Films / Jun 2012 to Jun 2012
PD (Self Shooting)The Road to WimbledonGuardian Films Jun 12 - Jun 12
DV Director / Newleyweds: The Series / Sky Living / Monkey Kingdom / Aug 2012 to Aug 2012
DV DirectorNewleyweds: The SeriesSky LivingMonkey Kingdom Aug 12 - Aug 12
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Hazardous Environment / BBC / 2016
Hazardous Environment BBC2016

Leon made two films for our company, landmark Films: BBC1 Fox Wars and BBC1 The Hole in the Road Inspectors. He proved to be a confident and talented self shooter and an all round nice chap to work with, collaborative and easy going in the cutting room. He's also got a remarkably wide tecchie knowledge, which comes in very handy on locations in enabling all sorts of extra shots to be achieved - time lapses, slo mos, CCTV footage, GoPros etc etc.

Nicholas O'Dwyer, Exec, Director, Writer

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Locations I can work in:


    North East

    North West


    South West


    North America

  • Skills/Permits:

    I Visa USA

    Heath And Safety Training

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Adobe Premiere

    Canon EOS C300

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    Royal Television Society Nomination

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