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JAMES BRICKELL

Showrunner / Director

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Bristol

About Me

Three-time BAFTA award winning show runner, exec and director. Experienced at leading creative teams on complex TV projects ranging from high budget landmark productions (animal behaviour series and CGI productions) to fast turn-around short-form and presenter lead series. I regularly deal with multiple stakeholders including global co-production ... Read More

Three-time BAFTA award winning show runner, exec and director. Experienced at leading creative teams on complex TV projects ranging from high budget landmark productions (animal behaviour series and CGI productions) to fast turn-around short-form and presenter lead series. I regularly deal with multiple stakeholders including global co-production partners broadcasters and SVOD.
I have previously lead the digital team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit responsible for the full range of the digital output including: short form films, social media campaigns, apps, games and VR/360.
As head of the dive team at the Natural History Unit I was responsibility for safety on all the departments diving projects
I regularly give public talks and speeches - speaking on range of subjects including leadership and leading teams in dangerous environments. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 9th Jan 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Executive Producer / Natural History / Nutopia / Aug 2017 to Jan 2018
Executive ProducerNatural HistoryNutopia Aug 17 - Jan 18
Director / Deadly 60 (Series 1, 2 & 3) / BBC 1 / BBC / Feb 2008 to Jan 2010
DirectorDeadly 60 (Series 1, 2 & 3)BBC 1BBC Feb 08 - Jan 10
Series Producer / Great Barrier Reef / BBC 2 / BBC / Jan 2010 to Jan 2012
Series ProducerGreat Barrier ReefBBC 2BBC Jan 10 - Jan 12
Series Producer / Life in the Air / BBC 1 / BBC / Jan 2014 to Feb 2016
Series ProducerLife in the AirBBC 1BBC Jan 14 - Feb 16
Series Producer / Planet Earth II / BBC 1 / BBC / Dec 2013 to Jan 2014
Series ProducerPlanet Earth IIBBC 1BBC Dec 13 - Jan 14
Series Producer / The Great British Year / BBC 1 / BBC / Jan 2012 to Dec 2013
Series ProducerThe Great British YearBBC 1BBC Jan 12 - Dec 13
Series Producer / Head of Digital - BBC Natural History Unit / BBC Natural History Unit / Mar 2016 to Jun 2017
Series ProducerHead of Digital - BBC Natural History UnitBBC Natural History Unit Mar 16 - Jun 17
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  • Skills/Permits:

    PADI Diving Licence

  • Awards:

    BAFTA - Children's - Best factual Programme - Deadly 60

    BAFTA - Specialist factual - Life in Cold Blood

    BAFTA - Specialist Factual- PLANET EARTH II

    Blue Ocean Film Festival - Best presenter lead series.

    International Wildlife Film Festival - Best Educational Film.

    Televisual Magazine - Bulldog award for cinematography. "Life in Cold Blood" 2009

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