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Paola Desiderio

Shooting Director

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About Me

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
My main background is in documentaries, films and journalism and includes contracts with daily news programmes and documentaries for mainly the BBC, National Geographic USA, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Channel 4 and History Channel USA. I am used to finding and developing new stories, archive res... Read More

SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
My main background is in documentaries, films and journalism and includes contracts with daily news programmes and documentaries for mainly the BBC, National Geographic USA, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Channel 4 and History Channel USA. I am used to finding and developing new stories, archive researching and licensing, casting, self-shooting, setting up shoots in the UK and abroad, location-contributors-story-finding, drama reconstructions, recruiting crews, hiring equipment and setting up international shoots. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 3rd Jan 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Senior Story Producer / This is football / October Films / Dec 2017 to present
Senior Story ProducerThis is footballOctober Films Dec 17 - to present
PD (Self Shooting) / Sunday Morning Live / BBC 1 / BBC Studios / Aug 2017 to Oct 2017
PD (Self Shooting)Sunday Morning LiveBBC 1BBC Studios Aug 17 - Oct 17
Director/Cameraperson / Crimewatch Roadshow / BBC 1 / BBC Wales / Apr 2017 to Jun 2017 / BBC1
Director/CamerapersonCrimewatch RoadshowBBC 1BBC Wales Apr 17 - Jun 17BBC1
Associate Producer / Road to 9/11 / History / Left Right / Mar 2017 to Mar 2017 / History Ch
Associate ProducerRoad to 9/11HistoryLeft Right Mar 17 - Mar 17History Ch
AP (self Shooting) / Hitler 's Circle of Evil / Netflix / WMR / Sep 2016 to Jan 2017 / Netflix and ZDF (Germany)
AP (self Shooting)Hitler 's Circle of EvilNetflixWMR Sep 16 - Jan 17Netflix and ZDF ...
AP (self Shooting) / Gino's Italian Escape / ITV / ITV / Apr 2016 to Jul 2016 / ITV
AP (self Shooting)Gino's Italian EscapeITVITV Apr 16 - Jul 16ITV
DV Director / Britain's Pompeii: A village lost in time / BBC 4 / 360 Production / Feb 2016 to Apr 2016 / BBC4 / PBS / Arte'
DV DirectorBritain's Pompeii: A village lost in timeBBC 4360 Production Feb 16 - Apr 16BBC4 / PBS / Art...
AP (self Shooting) / Britain's Pompeii: A village lost in time / BBC 4 / 360 Production / Jan 2016 to Feb 2016 / BBC 4 / PBS / Arte'
AP (self Shooting)Britain's Pompeii: A village lost in timeBBC 4360 Production Jan 16 - Feb 16BBC 4 / PBS / Ar...
Director / Sport Of Kings-Indie (2 Episodes) / New Black Films Limited / Feb 2015 to Sep 2015 / Independent
DirectorSport Of Kings-Indie (2 Episodes)New Black Films Limited Feb 15 - Sep 15Independent
DV Director / Rome Invisible City-BBC-One / BBC 1 / BBC / Aug 2014 to Jan 2015 / BBC
DV DirectorRome Invisible City-BBC-OneBBC 1BBC Aug 14 - Jan 15BBC
Archive Producer / Planet UFO - Invasion Earth (8 Eps) - NAT-GEO / National Geographic Channel / Pioneer Productions / Feb 2014 to Jul 2014 / National Geographiiscovery Channel/Discovery Channel
Archive ProducerPlanet UFO - Invasion Earth (8 Eps) - NAT-GEONational Geographic ChannelPioneer Productions Feb 14 - Jul 14National Geograp...
Co-Producer / Pantani- Accidental Death of a Cyclist / New Black Films / Jul 2012 to Jul 2013 / Independent
Co-ProducerPantani- Accidental Death of a CyclistNew Black Films Jul 12 - Jul 13Independent
AP (self Shooting) / Secrets of South America: Generation Sex - BBC 3 / BBC 3 / BBC Factual London / Aug 2013 to Oct 2013 / Luch Hetherington
AP (self Shooting)Secrets of South America: Generation Sex - BBC 3BBC 3BBC Factual London Aug 13 - Oct 13Luch Hetheringto...
AP (self Shooting) / Megafactories: IVECO Lince / National Geographic Channel / Left Right / Apr 2013 to Jun 2013 / Nat Geo
AP (self Shooting)Megafactories: IVECO LinceNational Geographic ChannelLeft Right Apr 13 - Jun 13Nat Geo
AP (self Shooting) / Megafactories Pagani - NAT-GEO / National Geographic Channel / The Gamma Project Limited / Apr 2013 to Jul 2013 / National Geographic
AP (self Shooting)Megafactories Pagani - NAT-GEONational Geographic ChannelThe Gamma Project Limited Apr 13 - Jul 13National Geograp...
AP (self Shooting) / Megafactories: Maga Chopper / National Geographic Channel / The Gamma Project / Apr 2013 to Jun 2013 / Nat Geo
AP (self Shooting)Megafactories: Maga ChopperNational Geographic ChannelThe Gamma Project Apr 13 - Jun 13Nat Geo
AP (self Shooting) / Gino's Italian Escape - ITV ONE / ITV1 / ITV Daytime / Apr 2013 to Jun 2013 / N/a
AP (self Shooting)Gino's Italian Escape - ITV ONEITV1ITV Daytime Apr 13 - Jun 13N/a
Archive Producer / Pantani: Accidental Death of a Cyclist / New Black Film / Sep 2012 to Mar 2013 / Independent
Archive ProducerPantani: Accidental Death of a CyclistNew Black Film Sep 12 - Mar 13Independent
Archive Researcher / Springsteen and I / Ridley Scott Associates / Aug 2012 to Sep 2012 / Independent
Archive ResearcherSpringsteen and IRidley Scott Associates Aug 12 - Sep 12Independent
Archive Researcher / HorseMeat Banquet / BBC 3 / DragonFly / Jul 2012 to Aug 2012 / BBC 3
Archive ResearcherHorseMeat BanquetBBC 3DragonFly Jul 12 - Aug 12BBC 3
AP (self Shooting) / Pantani: Accidental Death of a Cyclist / New Black Films / Jun 2012 to Jun 2012 / Independent
AP (self Shooting)Pantani: Accidental Death of a CyclistNew Black Films Jun 12 - Jun 12Independent
Archive Researcher / BRITAIN’S WILDEST WEATHER / National Geographic Channel / Pioneer Productions / Sep 2011 to Jan 2012 / Nat Geo
Archive ResearcherBRITAIN’S WILDEST WEATHERNational Geographic ChannelPioneer Productions Sep 11 - Jan 12Nat Geo
Archive Researcher / STORM CITY – 3D / National Geographic Channel / Pioneer Productions / Sep 2011 to Jan 2012 / Nat Geo
Archive ResearcherSTORM CITY – 3DNational Geographic ChannelPioneer Productions Sep 11 - Jan 12Nat Geo
Archive Researcher / CAMERAMAN–Life and work of Jeff Cardiff / Independent / Jun 2011 to Jul 2011 / Independent
Archive ResearcherCAMERAMAN–Life and work of Jeff CardiffIndependent Jun 11 - Jul 11Independent
Assistant Producer / Megafactories: Ducati / National Geographic Channel / The Gamma Project / Jan 2011 to Jun 2011 / National Geographic
Assistant Producer Megafactories: DucatiNational Geographic ChannelThe Gamma Project Jan 11 - Jun 11National Geograp...
Assistant Producer / Mega Chopper - Megafactories / National Geographic Channel / The Gamma Project Limited / Jan 2011 to Jun 2011 / National Geographic
Assistant ProducerMega Chopper - MegafactoriesNational Geographic ChannelThe Gamma Project Limited Jan 11 - Jun 11National Geograp...
Assistant Producer / Fireball of Christ / National Geographic Channel / TV6 / Jun 2010 to Nov 2010 / National Geographic
Assistant ProducerFireball of ChristNational Geographic ChannelTV6 Jun 10 - Nov 10National Geograp...
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
BBC - Storytelling and Directing Actors / BBC Training / 2016
BBC - Storytelling and Directing Actors BBC Training 2016
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Other Details
  • Locations I can work in:

    Europe

    North America

    South America

    South East

    South West

    Wales

  • Language:

    French (Conversational)

    Italian (Fluent)

    Spanish (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Archive Clearance

    Driving Licence

    Casting

    CRB Check

    Heath And Safety Training

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 7D

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    Canon XF300

    Sony PMW-EX1

    Sony PMW-EX3

    EX3 Nanoflash

    Final Cut

    Final Cut Pro

    Final Cut Pro 7

    GoPro

    HD

    Sony DSR-PD170

    Self Shooting

    Sony PMW-EX1

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Sony HVR-Z7

    Sony HVR-Z1

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