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Phil Kerswell

Producer/Director - Edit Producer - Self Shooter

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South West

Cardiff

About Me

Due to cancellation I'm AVAILABLE NOW !Creative, reliable and unflappable Edit Producer and Producer/Director. Currently interested in EP roles and Location Directing. Outstanding writing. Decisive in the edit. Versatile and creative on location. Experienced handling high profile talent and multiple camera teams. Covid remote Edit Producin... Read More

Due to cancellation I'm AVAILABLE NOW !

Creative, reliable and unflappable Edit Producer and Producer/Director.
Currently interested in EP roles and Location Directing.
Outstanding writing. Decisive in the edit. Versatile and creative on location.
Experienced handling high profile talent and multiple camera teams.
Covid remote Edit Producing - making rough cuts on Avid.

Sparkling references (see CV for details).

Hi - I'm a highly experienced PD/EP with credits on some of the UK's best known TV brands, including Countryfile, Gardeners' World and The One Show. I'm at home making 50 and 60 minute full programmes (Ambulance Code Red, Malawi Wildlife Rescue, Countryfile), and short films for fast turn around (The One Show, Maximum Security).

I have a track record of unravelling tricky edits and getting programmes over the line with commissioners - and can guarantee excellent references from BBC Studios, Curve, Icon, Voltage and more:

EP: Ambulance Code Red: Voltage for BBC1. Deciphering complex medicals for a daytime audience.
EP: Malawi Wildlife Rescue: Icon Films. Obs doc series for International distributor.
PD/EP: Countryfile: BBC Studios. Fast turnaround films including wildlife, lifestyle & investigations, and Producing 60m shows.
EP: Morning Live: BBC Studios. Daily deadlines for short films on topical /current affairs show.
EP: A Matter of Life and Debt: Curve Media for BBC1. 6x45m daytime Obs Doc.
PD/EP: Nick Knowles' Original Features: BBC for Home Channel. 4x60m write, shoot, direct and edit produce.

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.

Showreel here: https://vimeo.com/319299831

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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
BBC Code of Conduct / BBC Studios / 2020
BBC Code of ConductBBC Studios2020
AA Drivetech safe driving / AA / 2020
AA Drivetech safe drivingAA2020
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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