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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 from August 2019.
2019 showreel here: https://vimeo.com/319299831

I'm highly experienced, wi... 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 from August 2019.
2019 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:
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 and PMW. 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

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 20th Mar 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Producer/Director / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC Studios / Nov 2018 to Mar 2019
Producer/DirectorCountryfileBBC 1BBC Studios Nov 18 - Mar 19
Edit Producer / A Matter of Life and Debt / BBC 1 / Curve Media / Aug 2018 to Nov 2018 / Camilla Lewis
Edit ProducerA Matter of Life and DebtBBC 1Curve Media Aug 18 - Nov 18Camilla Lewis
Producer/Director / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC Studios / Nov 2018 to present
Producer/DirectorCountryfileBBC 1BBC Studios Nov 18 - to present
Director / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC Studios / Oct 2017 to Jun 2018
DirectorCountryfileBBC 1BBC Studios Oct 17 - Jun 18
Edit Producer / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC Studios / Oct 2017 to present
Edit ProducerCountryfileBBC 1BBC Studios Oct 17 - to present
PD (Self Shooting) / Royal Recipes / BBC 1 / Spun Gold (Bristol) / Jul 2017 to Aug 2017
PD (Self Shooting)Royal RecipesBBC 1Spun Gold (Bristol) Jul 17 - Aug 17
Director / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC TV / Feb 2015 to Jun 2017
DirectorCountryfileBBC 1BBC TV Feb 15 - Jun 17
Edit Producer / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC / Feb 2015 to Jun 2017
Edit ProducerCountryfileBBC 1BBC Feb 15 - Jun 17
Producer/Director / Gardeners' World / BBC 2 / BBC / Mar 2014 to Oct 2014
Producer/DirectorGardeners' WorldBBC 2BBC Mar 14 - Oct 14
Edit Producer / Gardeners' World / BBC 2 / BBC / Mar 2014 to Oct 2014
Edit ProducerGardeners' WorldBBC 2BBC Mar 14 - Oct 14
Director / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC / Oct 2012 to Mar 2014
DirectorCountryfileBBC 1BBC Oct 12 - Mar 14
Edit Producer / Countryfile / BBC 1 / BBC Factual / Oct 2012 to Mar 2014
Edit ProducerCountryfileBBC 1BBC Factual Oct 12 - Mar 14
PD (Self Shooting) / Nick Knowles' Original Features / Home / BBC for Home Channel / Sep 2011 to Oct 2012
PD (Self Shooting)Nick Knowles' Original FeaturesHomeBBC for Home Channel Sep 11 - Oct 12
Director / The One Show / BBC 1 / BBC / Aug 2011 to Feb 2012 / Seb Illis
DirectorThe One ShowBBC 1BBC Aug 11 - Feb 12Seb Illis
Director / Flog It! / BBC 1 / BBC / Nov 2010 to Jul 2011
DirectorFlog It!BBC 1BBC Nov 10 - Jul 11
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
BBC Safeguarding Trust / BBCTV / 2016
BBC Safeguarding Trust BBCTV2016
Location Safety / BBC TV / 2016
Location SafetyBBC TV2016
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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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