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John Shackleton

Series Director / PD (self-shooter)

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South West

Bristol

About Me

***NOW AVAILABLE*** Bath based freelancer recent series credits include: Britain's Most Expensive Houses (C4), Tool Club (C4), The One Show (BBC 1), Casualty 24/7 (C5), Chelsea Flower Show (BBC 1&2), Chateau DIY (C4), Antiques Road Trip (BBC 1), Animal Impossible / Beast Kept Secrets (BBC Studios), Escape To The Chateau DIY (Kindling/C4), ... Read More

***NOW AVAILABLE*** Bath based freelancer recent series credits include: Britain's Most Expensive Houses (C4), Tool Club (C4), The One Show (BBC 1), Casualty 24/7 (C5), Chelsea Flower Show (BBC 1&2), Chateau DIY (C4), Antiques Road Trip (BBC 1), Animal Impossible / Beast Kept Secrets (BBC Studios), Escape To The Chateau DIY (Kindling/C4), Holidays Unpacked (Locomotive/C4), Coast Vs Country (Freeform/C4), Live Well For Longer (Love West/C4), Eat The Week (Hungry Gap/C4) and Craft It Yourself (RDF/C4). I can provide 2x Sony FX9 shooting kits with Sony GM series lenses.

A multi-skilled and collaborative creative person, able to deliver slick and stylish movie looks on a TV budget.
- PD of features and factual entertainment programmes for BBC 1 & 2, C4, ITV.
- Writer and producer of Welsh BAFTA nominated feature film ‘Panic Button’ - sold to 26 territories worldwide.
- Writer, producer and director of feature film ‘The Sleeping Room’, now on UK/US release.
- Experienced self-shooter / FX9 owner (x2). Arri Amira, EVA1, C300
- Fit for physically challenging shoots.

Previously John has worked on a diverse range of shows from World’s Weirdest Events (BBC2) to Escape To The Country (BBC1) to You Are What You Eat (C4). Other broadcasters include ITV, Channel 5, Extreme, Discovery, MTV, S4C & Sky Sports,

Through his company Movie Mogul, John devised, co-wrote and produced feature film ‘Panic Button’ in 2011, which world premiere'd at Film4 Frightfest, enjoyed a lengthy run on Sky Movies, was nominated for a Welsh BAFTA and sold to 26 territories around the world. Panic Button is currently on re-release on DVD & VOD in the UK. In 2014 John made his feature film directorial debut with the critically praised psychological thriller ‘The Sleeping Room’ which also received its world premiere at Film4 Frightfest and is now available on DVD and VOD in UK, US and Canada.

John now has multiple commercial screenplays in development for dramatic feature film and TV series content. Read Less

John is an exceptional self-shooting PD who works equally well by himself or part of a bigger team. A multi-skilled and collaborative creative, John's vision and directorial style is unique, exciting and can work within the limitations of non-scripted budgets without compromising style. Able and willing to turn a brand-new format into a well-produced and exciting brand. John is great with contributors and getting the most out of them on camera. He has a proactive approach to be able to follow the story and adapt quickly if a stronger narrative arises during the filming process. Has fantastic communication skills and always challenges himself to supply the best stories editorially and visually.

Joff Powell

John was a fantastic asset as Series Director on 'Britain's Most Expensive Homes' for C4. He was great at dealing with contributors and difficult access and running many cameras on a tight schedule.

Jannine Waddell

'John was a great member of the team, creative and thorough - in what has been a very tough and complicated schedule on Animal Impossible, but he has delivered every time from the moors of the Mendips to Zero Gravity in Florida‘

Doug Hope – Executive Producer BBC NHU

John Shackleton is a legend: one of the hardest grafting; most tirelessly creative people I've ever met. And what's more, in addition to his extensive TV work, John has achieved what most of us telly types have only ever talked about in the pub - he's made movies!

Pat Doyle

John is a passionate, dedicated and talented producer. He is reliable, amiable and a pleasure to work with.

Rob Sprackling

John is a highly creative, intuitive and capable director who ups the game of every project he's involved with. I have worked with him on and off for the last fifteen years and he is absolutely my go to guy when I need something to look and feel great.

He understands narrative, has a natural flair and is a born storyteller. John has a unique ability to seemingly conjure something amazing from very little and sees opportunity in every nook and cranny of a tight budget and impossible deadline.

John is one of a kind, gets on with everyone and never, and I mean NEVER moans.

Aaron Paul

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  • Locations I can work in:

    London

    Wales

    South West

    Europe

    North America

  • Technical Skills:

    4K

    Adobe Premiere

    Canon 5D MKII

    Digibeta

    Final Cut Pro X

    GoPro

    HD

    Lighting Camera

    PADI

    Panasonic AG-AF101

    Adobe Photoshop

    Remote Location Training

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony DSR-450

    Sony HVR-Z1

    XDCAM

    Sony PXW-FS7

    ARRI AMIRA

    Canon C300 Mark II

    Canon XF305

    Sony PXW-FX9

  • Awards:

    BAFTA Cymru nominated

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