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Greg Lander Williams

Series Producer Director & Edit Producer

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South West

About Me

Broadcast and RTS award winner, Honorary Commando, father and outdoorsy type based in the South West. Prime time credits for the BBC, Channel Four, Netflix, ITV, Five, SKY, Discovery, US and Arabic television. Proven track record handling sensitive access; working with the military and police in hostile environments, medics and patients on hospital... Read More

Broadcast and RTS award winner, Honorary Commando, father and outdoorsy type based in the South West. Prime time credits for the BBC, Channel Four, Netflix, ITV, Five, SKY, Discovery, US and Arabic television. Proven track record handling sensitive access; working with the military and police in hostile environments, medics and patients on hospital wards, and sporting superstars in the white heat of competition. Delivering compelling and engaging human stories. Creative and confident at handling productions from start to screen, negotiating access, casting contributors, planning and scripting shoots, leading teams on location and in the edit to produce high-end entertaining content for a wide audience.

Career highlights:

Series Producer Director on a rare and revealing access all areas documentary about the Royal Marines. From helping to win the commission by scripting the pitch and episode breakdowns, right through to delivery of four one-hour episodes to the BBC. “Commando: Britain’s Ocean Warriors” took 18 months to make. Handling and maintaining delicate access. Putting together and leading a dedicated team. Interviewing WWII and Falklands War veterans. Accompanying Commandos on operations. The series was well received in the press and across the military. I was awarded an Honorary Green Beret for my role in making the series.

Series Director on 38 episodes of the popular C4 ob-doc rig series “999: What’s Your Emergency?”. Exploring social issues in modern day Britain. Seen through the eyes of the emergency services and members of the public. Overseeing a large team of shooters and responsible for technical and visual style, helicopter and drone aerials, car to car g/vs and over 300 master interviews.

Series Director on an original five-part documentary series for an unconventional BBC One daytime slot. About an anti-social estate, “The Estate We’re In”, required delicacy to deal with street crime, poverty and physical violence. 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 and RTS awards.

Self Shooting Producer Director embedded with the British Army on operation throughout Helmand province, Afghanistan, for ITV series “Road Warriors”. Two months on location filming convoys delivering supplies to forward operating bases, during the Taliban’s fighting season. Requiring 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”.

Testimonials:

"Greg has a decisive attitude and a unique passion, motivation and dedication for storytelling. His moral compass and genuine enthusiasm are attributes that ensure he always delivers authentic contributions and intimate access" - Twofour

"Greg's abundant warmth and kindness teamed with his admirable courage and fearlessness are a winning combination. He doesn't ever shy away from a tricky filming moment. He's a brilliant shooter, a really visual director, a charmingly winning interviewer and a great team leader and team player who's fab at access. Don't hire him, so that we always can" - Blast! Films Read Less

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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. 2004 Regional RTS Student Award, Best Non-Factual Winner: Heaven Sent.

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