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Phil Kerswell

Producer/Director - Edit Producer - Self Shooter

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South West

Cardiff

About Me

Rock solid and unflappable TV Producer/Director. 100% reliable. Strong writing skills. Decisive in the edit. Versatile and creative on location.CURRENTLY interested in Edit Producer and UK Location Director roles. 2020 showreel here: https://vimeo.com/319299831I'm highly experienced, with Director credits on some of the UK's best kno... Read More

Rock solid and unflappable TV Producer/Director. 100% reliable.
Strong writing skills. Decisive in the edit. Versatile and creative on location.

CURRENTLY interested in Edit Producer and UK Location Director roles.
2020 showreel here: https://vimeo.com/319299831

I'm highly experienced, with Director credits on some of the UK's best known TV brands, including Countryfile, Gardeners' World and The One Show.

I have a track record of unravelling tricky edits and getting programmes over the line with commissioners:
PD/EP Countryfile: fast turnaround films for BBC1
EP 6x45m : A Matter of Life and Debt, Curve Media for BBC1.
PD/EP : 4x60 Nick Knowles' Original Features, BBC for Home Channel

My background as a journalist means I know how to spot a story, develop it, and tell it to a wider audience. From script to location to edit.

My core strengths are writing, creative vision, and motivating small teams to give their best performance. I'm especially skilled at getting the very best from high end talent: Matt Baker, Nick Knowles, Julia Bradbury, Giles Brandreth, John Craven, Phil Tufnell, Anita Rani, Tim Wonnacott.

I self-shoot to the highest broadcast standards on FS7. I'm experienced at running all aspects of post production.
I have experience in overseas shoots, and I've worked on high profile TV formats and Development.

I'm versatile and capable... turning my hand to anything from the rarified specialist world of gardening, to the fun of One Show films about saucy postcards. Or explaining complicated and controversial issues like shooting snow hares, and poultry mass production, to a BBC1 audience. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Diversity Onscreen / BBC Studios / 2018
Diversity OnscreenBBC Studios2018
BBC Safeguarding Trust / BBC TV / 2017
BBC Safeguarding Trust BBC TV2017
Location Safety / BBC TV / 2017
Location SafetyBBC TV2017
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Web Creation

    Corporate Communications

    Online Content

    Short Film

  • Technical Skills:

    Self Shooting

    Dreamweaver

    Final Cut Pro

    Multicamera Directing

    Multiplatform

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony PMW-500

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Sound Recording

    SQN

    Studio Experience

    Canon XF305

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