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Greg Lander Williams

PD (Self Shooting)

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Dynamic national RTS and Broadcast award winning Series Director. Prime time PD self shooting credits for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, SKY, Discovery, US and Arabic television. Proven track record working with soldiers and police officers in hostile environments, medics and patients on hospital wards and sporting superstars in the white heat of competi... Read More

Dynamic national RTS and Broadcast award winning Series Director. Prime time PD self shooting credits for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, SKY, Discovery, US and Arabic television. Proven track record working with soldiers and police officers in hostile environments, medics and patients on hospital wards and sporting superstars in the white heat of competition. Delivering well-shot actuality, compelling personal interviews and engaging human stories from all over the world. Skilled multi-camera, single camera and presenter led director with fixed rig experience. Creative and confident at handling productions from start to screen, negotiating sensitive access, leading teams on location and in the edit to produce high-end programmes for a wide audience.

Career highlights:
BBC One commissioned a serious, original five-part documentary series for an unconventional daytime slot. “The Estate We’re In”, about an anti-social estate, required delicacy to deal with street crime, poverty and physical violence. Series Director, responsible for the visual style, delivering well-shot actuality, crew safety and presenter driven scenes. The series attracted over two million viewers, proved serious content can play in a daytime slot and was critically acclaimed across the industry with Broadcast & RTS awards.

Popular C4 prime time, ob-doc rig series “999: What’s Your Emergency?” explores social issues in modern day Britain. Seen through the eyes of the emergency services & members of the public. Series Director overseeing a team of 15 shooters, during an intense actuality filming period in Wiltshire. Responsible for technical & visual style, helicopter & drone aerials, car to car g/vs & shooting 229 master interviews. This series reached the programmes highest ever ratings.

Two months with the British Army on operation throughout Helmand province, Afghanistan, for ITV series “Road Warriors”. PD Self Shooting, embedded in troop convoys delivering supplies on the ground to forward operating bases, during the Taliban’s “fighting season”. Required decisive thinking, regimented time keeping, confidence and sensitive edit producing. The strength of content led to four additional episodes commissioned resulting in “Road Warriors: The Extra Mile”. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 24th Sep 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Series Director / The Secret Teacher / Channel 4 / Twofour / Aug 2018 to Apr 2019 / Gilly Greenslade
Series DirectorThe Secret TeacherChannel 4Twofour Aug 18 - Apr 19Gilly Greenslade
Series Director / Famous and Fighting Crime / Channel 4 / Blast! Films / Mar 2018 to Aug 2018 / Lee McMurray
Series DirectorFamous and Fighting CrimeChannel 4Blast! Films Mar 18 - Aug 18Lee McMurray
Series Director / 999: What's Your Emergency? / Channel 4 / Blast! Films / Jan 2017 to Mar 2018 / Nick Mirsky
Series Director999: What's Your Emergency?Channel 4Blast! Films Jan 17 - Mar 18Nick Mirsky
PD (Self Shooting) / Prison: First & Last 24 Hours / Sky1 / STV Productions / May 2016 to Aug 2016 / Siobhan Mulholland
PD (Self Shooting)Prison: First & Last 24 HoursSky1STV Productions May 16 - Aug 16Siobhan Mulholla...
Producer/Director / The Hotel Inspector / Channel 5 / Twofour / Feb 2016 to May 2016 / Ben Frow
Producer/DirectorThe Hotel InspectorChannel 5Twofour Feb 16 - May 16Ben Frow
Producer/Director / Royal Navy School / Channel 4 / TwoFour / Jun 2015 to Feb 2016 / Amy Flanagan
Producer/DirectorRoyal Navy SchoolChannel 4TwoFour Jun 15 - Feb 16Amy Flanagan
PD (Self Shooting) / Edge of Alaska / Discovery / TwoFour America / Feb 2015 to Jun 2015 / Joseph Schneier
PD (Self Shooting)Edge of AlaskaDiscoveryTwoFour America Feb 15 - Jun 15Joseph Schneier
Director / Britain's Compulsive Shoppers / BBC 1 / TwoFour / Feb 2014 to Jun 2014 / Elliot Reed
DirectorBritain's Compulsive ShoppersBBC 1TwoFour Feb 14 - Jun 14Elliot Reed
Series Producer/Director / Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages / ITV1 / TwoFour / Jul 2013 to Feb 2014 / Katy Thorogood
Series Producer/DirectorStudent Nurses: Bedpans and BandagesITV1TwoFour Jul 13 - Feb 14Katy Thorogood
PD (Self Shooting) / Bugs, Bites and Parasites - Tropical Diseases Uncovered / Discovery / TwoFour / Oct 2012 to Apr 2013
PD (Self Shooting)Bugs, Bites and Parasites - Tropical Diseases UncoveredDiscoveryTwoFour Oct 12 - Apr 13
PD (Self Shooting) / British Cycling: Road to Glory / Sky Atlantic / TwoFour / Apr 2012 to Sep 2012 / Celia Taylor
PD (Self Shooting)British Cycling: Road to GlorySky AtlanticTwoFour Apr 12 - Sep 12Celia Taylor
PD (Self Shooting) / The Badge of Al Raayan / Al Rayyan / Ayn Al Shaheen / Dec 2011 to Feb 2012
PD (Self Shooting)The Badge of Al RaayanAl RayyanAyn Al Shaheen Dec 11 - Feb 12
PD (Self Shooting) / Road Warriors / ITV1 / TwoFour / Mar 2009 to Feb 2010
PD (Self Shooting)Road WarriorsITV1TwoFour Mar 09 - Feb 10
PD (Self Shooting) / The Truth About Crime / BBC 1 / Mentorn Media / Oct 2008 to Nov 2008
PD (Self Shooting)The Truth About CrimeBBC 1Mentorn Media Oct 08 - Nov 08
Series Director / The Estate We're In / BBC 1 / TwoFour / Nov 2005 to Aug 2007 / Lindsay Bradbury
Series DirectorThe Estate We're InBBC 1TwoFour Nov 05 - Aug 07Lindsay Bradbury
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

  • Skills/Permits:

    CRB Check

    Driving Licence

    Commentary Writing

    Heath And Safety Training

    Hostile Environment

    Safeguarding Trust

    Access Negotiation

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D

    Sony HVR-A1

    Avid

    DSR

    Fixed Rig Experience

    GoPro

    Lighting

    Multicamera Directing

    Nightvision Cameras

    Single Camera Directing

    Self Shooting

    XDCAM

    Canon EOS C300

  • Awards:

    2009 Broadcast Awards, Best Daytime Programme: The Estate We're In.

    2009 National RTS Awards, Daytime and Early-Peak Programme Winner: The Estate We're In.

    2008 Broadcast Hot Shot, Directing.

    2008 Regional RTS Awards, Best Network Series Winner: The Estate We're In.

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