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Cat McShane

Producer/Director

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P/D and Senior Development Producer of factual, branded content and current affairs docs. Approach all programmes with journalistic rigour, a strong sense of style and tone, and an emphasis on casting the best contributors and experts to bring a story to life for the widest possible audience. I've recently been nominated for the prestigious Wi... Read More

P/D and Senior Development Producer of factual, branded content and current affairs docs. Approach all programmes with journalistic rigour, a strong sense of style and tone, and an emphasis on casting the best contributors and experts to bring a story to life for the widest possible audience. I've recently been nominated for the prestigious Wincott Award "Best Video Journalism" for my recent BBC Panorama, Trapped By My Mortgage, an investigation into the treatment of thousands of homeowners after the 2008 crisis.
Full of ideas, I’ve run development teams at major indies and been instrumental to multiple commissions. I have strong television instincts and enjoying thinking about how stories and emerging trends can be turned into series and/or formats. A seasoned access negotiator, I have worked with religious communities, various NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Trade Unions and a huge number of non-profits. I have cast and filmed with sensitive contributors including couples with dementia, young dads in prison, older alcoholics, and also have an arsenal of skills for finding the hard-to-reach. Especially interested in using experience across platforms to explore new ways of storytelling, finding stories where I can inject humour, and investigative programmes. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 10th Jul 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Senior Development Producer / Amazing Productions Ltd / Jan 2019 to May 2019
Senior Development ProducerAmazing Productions Ltd Jan 19 - May 19
Producer/Director / Panorama: Trapped By My Mortgage / BBC 1 / BBC / Feb 2018 to Oct 2018 / Andrew Head
Producer/DirectorPanorama: Trapped By My MortgageBBC 1BBC Feb 18 - Oct 18Andrew Head
Producer / Undercover in Premier Inn / Channel 4 / Tigerlily Productions / Oct 2017 to Feb 2018 / Siobhan Sinnerton
ProducerUndercover in Premier InnChannel 4Tigerlily Productions Oct 17 - Feb 18Siobhan Sinnerto...
Producer/Director / Destination Canada (branded content) / Online / TCO London / May 2017 to Aug 2017
Producer/DirectorDestination Canada (branded content)OnlineTCO London May 17 - Aug 17
Senior Development Producer / Dispatches / Channel 4 / tigerlily productions / Jan 2017 to May 2017
Senior Development ProducerDispatchesChannel 4tigerlily productions Jan 17 - May 17
Producer/Director / Channel 4 News FIlm Fund / Channel 4 / Freelance / Jan 2014 to Apr 2016 / Louise Turner
Producer/DirectorChannel 4 News FIlm FundChannel 4Freelance Jan 14 - Apr 16Louise Turner
Producer/Director / The Challenges of Being Transgender and Over 60 / BBC 2 / Tigerlily Productions / May 2015 to Oct 2015 / Diana Martin
Producer/DirectorThe Challenges of Being Transgender and Over 60BBC 2Tigerlily Productions May 15 - Oct 15Diana Martin
Producer/Director / Family Business: The Secret Recipe of the Blue Plaques / TCOlondon / Aug 2015 to Aug 2015
Producer/DirectorFamily Business: The Secret Recipe of the Blue PlaquesTCOlondon Aug 15 - Aug 15
Senior Development Producer / Growing Up Down's / BBC 3 / Maverick Television / Mar 2013 to Jun 2013
Senior Development ProducerGrowing Up Down'sBBC 3Maverick Television Mar 13 - Jun 13
Senior Development Producer / Development Factual / Maverick Television / Mar 2013 to Nov 2013
Senior Development ProducerDevelopment FactualMaverick Television Mar 13 - Nov 13
Radio Presenter / A Womb Is A Weapon / BBC / Nov 2012 to May 2013 / Richard McIlroy
Radio PresenterA Womb Is A WeaponBBC Nov 12 - May 13Richard McIlroy
Producer/Director / Channel 4 News Special Report about Foetal Alcohol Syndrome / Channel 4 / Tigerlily Films / Nov 2012 to Feb 2013 / Louise Turner
Producer/DirectorChannel 4 News Special Report about Foetal Alcohol SyndromeChannel 4Tigerlily Films Nov 12 - Feb 13Louise Turner
Associate Producer / Walking wounded: return to the frontline / Channel 4 / Minnow Films / Sep 2012 to Oct 2012 / Dorothy Byrne
Associate ProducerWalking wounded: return to the frontlineChannel 4Minnow Films Sep 12 - Oct 12Dorothy Byrne
Story Producer / Superstorm Sandy / National Geographic Channel / Pioneer Productions / Nov 2012 to Nov 2012 / Char Serwa
Story ProducerSuperstorm SandyNational Geographic ChannelPioneer Productions Nov 12 - Nov 12Char Serwa
Producer/Director / Keeping Britain Alive / BBC 2 / The Garden Productions Ltd / Oct 2012 to Oct 2012 / Charlotte Moore
Producer/DirectorKeeping Britain AliveBBC 2The Garden Productions Ltd Oct 12 - Oct 12Charlotte Moore
Producer/Director / Time to Connect / prison advice and care trust / Dec 2011 to Jun 2012
Producer/DirectorTime to Connectprison advice and care trust Dec 11 - Jun 12
Associate Producer / Britain's Hidden Homeless / BBC 3 / BBC / Dec 2011 to Apr 2012 / Zai Bennett
Associate ProducerBritain's Hidden HomelessBBC 3BBC Dec 11 - Apr 12Zai Bennett
DV Director / Strictly Soulmates / BBC 3 / Raw Television / Mar 2011 to Nov 2011 / Tom Edwards
DV DirectorStrictly SoulmatesBBC 3Raw Television Mar 11 - Nov 11Tom Edwards
Producer/Director / my bar mitzvah diary / tigerlily productions / Oct 2010 to Dec 2010 / ruby kuraishe
Producer/Directormy bar mitzvah diarytigerlily productions Oct 10 - Dec 10ruby kuraishe
Producer/Director / Hello Dollies / Channel 4 / Keo Films / Nov 2009 to Jan 2010 / Aysha Rafaele
Producer/DirectorHello DolliesChannel 4Keo Films Nov 09 - Jan 10Aysha Rafaele
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Commercials

    Corporate Communications

    Online Content

    Radio

    Short Film

  • Locations I can work in:

    Europe

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    Safeguarding Trust

  • Technical Skills:

    Sony HVR-A1

    EX1/3

    Multicamera Directing

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sound Recording

    Final Cut Pro

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    Nominated for 2019 Wincott Award “best video journalism” for BBC Panorama Trapped By My Mortgage (tba May 2019)
    Shortlisted and Specially commended in the Media category for Women of the Future Award 2013

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