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Icon Films has a reputation for originality, excellence and entertainment across the breadth of factual genres including science, history, exploration and natural history; having produced over 400 hours of factual programming over 27 years for UK and international broadcasters.
Headquartered in Bristol, the UK’s capital of natural history TV production, Icon Films creates award-winning programming for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, National Geographic, Discovery Networks, Arte and PBS. The company is listed in Realscreen’s Global 100 top independent production companies as voted for by broadcasters, producers and distributors in the global non-fiction content industry. Icon Films has been repeatedly named in Broadcast’s annual Best Places to Work in TV list and has been listed in the Top Independent and True Indies table in both Broadcast and Televisual Indie surveys.
River Monsters, Icon Films’ hit series for Animal Planet US is the best performing series in the network’s history. Presented by angling explorer Jeremy Wade, the series closed it’s final (ninth) season in the UK in 2018.
Other recent Icon Films productions include Jeremy Wade’s Mighty Rivers (6 x 60 Animal Planet US), Savage Kingdom: Uprising (4 x 60 Nat Geo WILD), Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion (1 x 60 Sky Arts), Andrew Marr: My Brain and Me (1 x 60 BBC), Restless Leg Syndrome: Desperate for Help (1 x 60 Channel 5), Clash of Africa’s Giant Killers (1 x 120 BBC, Animal Planet), Africa’s Fishing Leopards (1 x 60 BBC, Nat Geo WILD US), Great Hammerhead Invasion (1 x 60 Shark Week special for Discovery Channel), Primal Survivor (8 x 60 and 7 x 60 National Geographic Channels).
Icon Films’ senior management team includes: Creative Director Harry Marshall, Managing Director Laura Marshall, Director of Production Andie Clare, Commercial Director Lucy Middelboe and Head of Factual, Stephen McQuillan.
- Broadcast Television
Our Latest Freelancers
|Freelancer||Production Title||Job Title||Channel|
|Icon Films||Development Researcher|
|THE WHITLEY AWARD FILMS||Director|
|Africa's Wild Side 3 x 60||Researcher||National Geographic Wild|
|Primal Survivor||Assistant Producer||National Geographic Channel|
|Legend Hunter||Assistant Producer||Travel Channel|
Icon Films, Development Researcher
THE WHITLEY AWARD FILMS , Director
Africa's Wild Side 3 x 60, Researcher, National Geographic Wild
Primal Survivor , Assistant Producer, National Geographic Channel
Legend Hunter, Assistant Producer, Travel Channel