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Eoin O'Shea

Series Producer/Director


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About Me

Hello !

I am an experienced, creative and dedicated, Series Producer and Director, with a proven track record delivering exciting, ambitious films and series for, BBC 1 & 2, Channel 4, and Channel 5 in the UK.
I have also made several prime-time series for the US market , including projects for The Smithsonian Channel, The ... Read More

Hello !

I am an experienced, creative and dedicated, Series Producer and Director, with a proven track record delivering exciting, ambitious films and series for, BBC 1 & 2, Channel 4, and Channel 5 in the UK.
I have also made several prime-time series for the US market , including projects for The Smithsonian Channel, The Travel Channel and Discovery.

I work on both Specialist Factual and Observational projects. Often blending the two, to bring heart, dynamism and energy to complex subject matter.

I specialise in taking a lead role on complex and challenging international shoots. And I enjoy building excellent teams for these projects from my long list of contacts in the industry.

I am experienced working with talent, contributors and members of the public during sometimes difficult circumstances. Often managing to elicit intimate, emotional and rewarding sequences / interviews.

I have experience writing for and with blue-chip talent, journalists and experts. But I am equally comfortable embracing a rapidly changing storyline, in the field. And I enjoy engendering that spirit of adventure and confidence in the people I work with.

A quick glance at my show reel will demonstrate a love of ambitious, epic photography. And I am always hunting for the scene, or shot, that will make our film memorable. But I am equally attracted to intimate, ‘off-camera’ moments that reveal the true emotion behind an interview or sequence.

In a nutshell, I love to tell remarkable stories that have heart and style in equal measure !

Earlier in my career I worked as news reporter and current affairs journalist. That experience helped build a strong instinct for story that I bring into every new production. I have also worked as a Self-Shooting Director. A role that taught me the importance of putting contributors and interviewees at ease, often during traumatic moments in their lives.

I still shoot intimate scenes and sequences myself. I also find my self-shooting skills are invaluable when working with new talent. Something that I really enjoy.

I have experience managing teams of researchers, AP’s and PD’s. And I am comfortable managing multiple editors and EP’s during post production. But I am also at home on smaller productions, multi-tasking when and where it is needed.

I am used to commissioning sharp graphics, working with great composers and getting the best from a grade and online., whatever the budget. Always working closely with PM’s and Execs to make sure we make the best show possible for the money available.

Looking forward to working with you

Eoin….. ( pronounced like, ‘Owen’ ;) Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 10th Sep 2018


Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Senior PD / Hidden Britain by drone ( Special ) / Channel 4 / Windfall Films / Aug 2018 to present / Tom Porter
Senior PDHidden Britain by drone ( Special )Channel 4Windfall Films Aug 18 - to presentTom Porter
Series Producer/Director / Steve Backshall's Vertical Mile / BBC 2 / Screendog / Aug 2017 to Jun 2018 / Kez Magrie
Series Producer/DirectorSteve Backshall's Vertical MileBBC 2Screendog Aug 17 - Jun 18Kez Magrie
Series Producer/Director / Escape to Costa Rica / Channel 4 / Century Films / Sep 2016 to Jul 2017 / Ralph Lee
Series Producer/DirectorEscape to Costa RicaChannel 4Century Films Sep 16 - Jul 17Ralph Lee
Series Director / Flying to the Ends of the Earth / Channel 4 / Blast films / Feb 2016 to Jul 2016 / John Hay
Series DirectorFlying to the Ends of the EarthChannel 4Blast films Feb 16 - Jul 16John Hay
Producer/Director / Hidden Britain by drone / Channel 4 / Windfall Films / Aug 2015 to Dec 2015 / John Hay
Producer/DirectorHidden Britain by droneChannel 4Windfall Films Aug 15 - Dec 15John Hay
SP (Self Shooting) / Sean Conway - Running Britain / Discovery / Tuesday's Child Television / Jan 2015 to present / Helen Hawken
SP (Self Shooting)Sean Conway - Running BritainDiscoveryTuesday's Child Television Jan 15 - to presentHelen Hawken
Producer/Director / The Red Arrows: Inside the bubble / BBC 2 / Archie / Jan 2014 to Dec 2014 / Lindsey Bradbury
Producer/DirectorThe Red Arrows: Inside the bubbleBBC 2Archie Jan 14 - Dec 14Lindsey Bradbury
Producer/Director / Britains' Flying Past - The Lancaster / BBC 2 / Archie / Jan 2014 to Dec 2014 / Lindsay Bradbury
Producer/DirectorBritains' Flying Past - The LancasterBBC 2Archie Jan 14 - Dec 14Lindsay Bradbury
Series Producer / Border Rico / Travel Channel / Arrow Media / Aug 2014 to Aug 2014
Series ProducerBorder RicoTravel ChannelArrow Media Aug 14 - Aug 14
Series Director / Terror in the skies / Channel 4 / Arrow Media / Jan 2013 to Dec 2013 / Jill Fullerton Smith
Series DirectorTerror in the skiesChannel 4Arrow Media Jan 13 - Dec 13Jill Fullerton S...
Producer/Director / Barzan / Ultramarine / Jan 2014 to Dec 2014
Producer/DirectorBarzanUltramarine Jan 14 - Dec 14
Series Producer / Food and Wine Adventures: Romania / Travel Channel / Tuesday's Child / Jul 2014 to Jan 2015 / Gareth Williams
Series ProducerFood and Wine Adventures: RomaniaTravel ChannelTuesday's Child Jul 14 - Jan 15Gareth Williams
Producer/Director / World's Busiest Hotel - Las Vegas / Channel 5 / Arrow Media / Jan 2012 to Aug 2012 / John Hay
Producer/DirectorWorld's Busiest Hotel - Las VegasChannel 5Arrow Media Jan 12 - Aug 12John Hay
PD (Self Shooting) / Worlds Busiest Border - US/Mexico / Channel 5 / Arrow Media / Jun 2012 to Aug 2015 / John Hay
PD (Self Shooting)Worlds Busiest Border - US/MexicoChannel 5Arrow Media Jun 12 - Aug 15John Hay
Producer/Director / Sea King - Britain's Flying Past / BBC 2 / Archie / Aug 2011 to Dec 2011 / Lindsay Bradbury
Producer/DirectorSea King - Britain's Flying PastBBC 2Archie Aug 11 - Dec 11Lindsay Bradbury
Edit Producer / Alive! 60 Days in the Snow / Discovery / ITN / Dec 2011 to Jan 2012
Edit ProducerAlive! 60 Days in the SnowDiscoveryITN Dec 11 - Jan 12
Producer/Director / Spitfire-Britain's Flying Past / BBC 2 / Archie / Jan 2011 to Dec 2011 / Lindsay Bradbury
Producer/DirectorSpitfire-Britain's Flying PastBBC 2Archie Jan 11 - Dec 11Lindsay Bradbury
Producer/Director / World's Scariest Plane Landings / Channel 5 / Mentorn Media / Nov 2012 to Jan 2013 / Michelle Chappell
Producer/DirectorWorld's Scariest Plane LandingsChannel 5Mentorn Media Nov 12 - Jan 13Michelle Chappel...
Producer/Director / Britain's Hidden Heritage / BBC 1 / Reef Television / May 2011 to May 2011
Producer/DirectorBritain's Hidden HeritageBBC 1Reef Television May 11 - May 11
Producer/Director / The Tech Show / Discovery / Reef Television / Jan 2011 to Jan 2011
Producer/DirectorThe Tech ShowDiscoveryReef Television Jan 11 - Jan 11
Producer/Director / Put your money where your mouth is / BBC 2 / Reef Television / Dec 2009 to Mar 2017 / Lindsay Bradbury
Producer/DirectorPut your money where your mouth isBBC 2Reef Television Dec 09 - Mar 17Lindsay Bradbury
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
First Aid in Remote Environments – 2 Days / Remote Trauma / 2016
First Aid in Remote Environments – 2 DaysRemote Trauma 2016
BBC Sfeguarding Trust / BBC / 2014
BBC Sfeguarding Trust BBC 2014
Producer/Director Training Course / RTE/BBC / 2004
Producer/Director Training CourseRTE/BBC2004
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

    French (Conversational)

    Spanish (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:


    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Heath And Safety Training

    I Visa USA

    Safeguarding Trust

    Driving Licence

    Script Writing


  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D

    Canon XF305

    Canon XL2


    Self Shooting

    Underwater Filming

  • Awards:

    Marine Media Awards 2013; IFTA nominations 2003/06

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