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Eoin O'Shea

Series Producer/Director

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About Me

I am an experienced, committed and creative Series Director/Producer with a proven track record of delivering ambitious and intelligent docs and factual series for prime time BBC 1 and 2, Channel 4 and Channel 5. I have also made several shows for US networks including, The Discovery Channel, The Smithsonian Channel and The Travel Channel.
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I am an experienced, committed and creative Series Director/Producer with a proven track record of delivering ambitious and intelligent docs and factual series for prime time BBC 1 and 2, Channel 4 and Channel 5. I have also made several shows for US networks including, The Discovery Channel, The Smithsonian Channel and The Travel Channel.

I've worked in factual television for 20 years. I began my career as a researcher, often helping to develop new shows before sharpening my location skills as an AP and Self Shooting PD. In the last 8 years I’ve concentrated on Series Directing and Producing single docs and series. I have a wide range of interests and I’ve worked across various factual genres including, specialist factual, observational documentary and factual entertainment.

I bring confidence, calmness and a very strong work ethic to my work. As such I am often asked to take on projects that involve dangerous/extreme locations or challenging access. I’ve worked with the Russian dive team in Siberia, developed hard hitting access shows with the US Department of Homeland Security and negotiated access to rarely seen parts of the Vatican. I put time and thought into the look and style of my work and I always challenge my team to create the most beautiful film(s) possible.

As a trained journalist and experienced edit producer I can turn dense, complicated content into interesting, inspiring and accessible television. I enjoy tackling new topics and new ideas. Most recently I've directed films about geothermal energy in Costa Rica, ancient religious beliefs in Vanuatu and climbing the North Face of the Eiger.

I am very comfortable in post production. I am a strong writer and post-director but I'm also experienced managing multiple suites and hitting hard deadlines. My experience in post-production also means I am often asked to help polish or re-cut a difficult first series or single docs.

I work well with on-screen talent. And I’ve written and directed for some of the most established names in the business ( Sir Tony Robinson, Steve Backshall and Clare Balding ) as well as numerous first timers. I particularly enjoy helping talent to develop their style. And I really enjoy helping new presenters to find their voice and develop confidence on screen.

I am passionate about the projects I work on. And I would be delighted to discuss your production in more depth should you feel my CV is suitable.

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Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 18th Mar 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Series Producer/Director / China's Greatest Treasures / BBC / Mustang Films Ltd / Dec 2018 to present / Emma De'ath
Series Producer/DirectorChina's Greatest TreasuresBBCMustang Films Ltd Dec 18 - to presentEmma De'ath
Senior PD / Hidden Britain by drone ( Special ) / Channel 4 / Windfall Films / Aug 2018 to Sep 2018 / Tom Porter
Senior PDHidden Britain by drone ( Special )Channel 4Windfall Films Aug 18 - Sep 18Tom 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 Jan 1970 / Helen Hawken
SP (Self Shooting)Sean Conway - Running BritainDiscoveryTuesday's Child Television Jan 15 - Jan 70Helen 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
TBOSIET / RASGAS / 2012
TBOSIETRASGAS2012
DUNKER / RASGAS / 2012
DUNKER RASGAS2012
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:

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Heath And Safety Training

    I Visa USA

    Safeguarding Trust

    Driving Licence

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D

    Canon XF305

    Canon XL2

    HD

    Self Shooting

    Underwater Filming

  • Awards:

    Marine Media Awards 2013; IFTA nominations 2003/06

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