Credits/
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Credits/Testimonials

Development

Extensive development experience across a wide range of genres and topics, for broadcasters as diverse as W, History, Discovery, Nat Geo, BBC2, MTV and C4.

Whether it’s documentary, features, factual entertainment, specialist factual or branded content you’re interested in, I’m happy to provide examples of my writing.  

Development

Extensive development experience across a wide range of genres and topics, for broadcasters as diverse as W, History, Discovery, Nat Geo, BBC2, MTV and C4.

Whether it’s documentary, features, factual entertainment, specialist factual or branded content you’re interested in, I’m happy to provide examples of my writing.  

Fiennes: Return To The Nile
Woodcut Media (Nat Geo)

Amazing Interiors
Barcroft Media (Netflix)

Attack Of The Drones
Viacom International (Channel 5)

The Wonderful World Of Chocolate
Viacom (Channel 5)

Speedshop
Grant Wardrop Productions (BBC2)

Escape Maverick
(C4)

Breaking Point
Dragonfly (Discovery)

Driving Wild
Dragonfly (Discovery)

Voyage of the Plastiki
Renegade Pictures (Nat Geo)

Planet Mechanics
Renegade Pictures (Nat Geo)

Street Genius
Renegade Pictures (Nat Geo)

Then and Now 
Viacom (Channel 5)

Fiennes: Return To The Nile
Woodcut Media (Nat Geo)

Amazing Interiors 
Barcroft Media (Netflix)

Attack Of The Drones
Viacom International (Channel 5

The Wonderful World Of Chocolate
Viacom (Channel 5)

Speedshop Grant
Wardrop Productions (BBC2)

Escape Maverick
(C4)

Breaking Point
Dragonfly (Discovery)

Driving Wild
Dragonfly (Discovery)

Voyage of the Plastiki
Renegade Pictures (Nat Geo)

Planet Mechanics
Renegade Pictures (Nat Geo)

Street Genius
Renegade Pictures (Nat Geo)

Then and Now Viacom (Channel 5)

Producer

I’ve organised projects across the world, from Deal to Deadhorse Alaska. A strong team leader, I’m used to heading off problems before they start, managing staff, keeping contributors and talent happy, delivering on time and on budget.

On location I’m a calm head, a natural problem solver, happy to muck in and used to rolling with last minute changes. Not fazed by complex logistics or high risk ideas. Superb black book for ‘build shows’ or anything with a practical angle. Broadcast and branded experience.

Producer

I’ve organised projects across the world, from Deal to Deadhorse Alaska. A strong team leader, I’m used to heading off problems before they start, managing staff, keeping contributors and talent happy, delivering on time and on budget.

On location I’m a calm head, a natural problem solver, happy to muck in and used to rolling with last minute changes. Not fazed by complex logistics or high risk ideas. Superb black book for ‘build shows’ or anything with a practical angle. Broadcast and branded experience.

Scrapheap Challenge
RDF (C4)

The Jumbo Jet: 50 Years In The Air
Viacom (Channel 5)

Driving Wild
Dragonfly (Discovery)

Fred Dibnah’s Age of Steam
Researcher

Gadget Man, (Series Producer)
North One (C4)

Idris Elba: No Limits
Shine North (Discovery)

Inside Incredible Athletes
Renegade Pictures (C4)

Breaking Magic Series 2
Discovery

Bang Goes The Theory
BBC

Scrapheap Challenge
RDF (C4)

The Jumbo Jet: 50 Years In The Air
Viacom (Channel 5)

Driving Wild
Dragonfly (Discovery)

Fred Dibnah’s Age of Steam
Researcher

Gadget Man,
North One (C4)

Idris Elba: No Limits
Shine North (Discovery)

Inside Incredible Athletes
Renegade Pictures (C4)

Breaking Magic Series 2
Discovery

Bang Goes The Theory
BBC

Director

Single and multi-camera directing experience including the use of drones, tracking vehicles and helicopters. Used to managing both established talent and nervous contributors, always ensuring the project is as fun as it can be for all concerned.

Director

Single and multi-camera directing experience including the use of drones, tracking vehicles and helicopters. Used to managing both established talent and nervous contributors, always ensuring the project is as fun as it can be for all concerned.

Bang Goes The Theory
BBC Science (BBC1)

Big, Bigger, Biggest
Windfall Films (National Geographic)

Breaking Magic Series 2
Objective Productions (Discovery)

Scrapheap Challenge
RDF (C4)

How Do They Do It?
Wag TV (Discovery)

World’s Top Five
Blink Films (Discovery)

Bang Goes The Theory
BBC Science (BBC1)

Big, Bigger, Biggest
Windfall Films (National Geographic)

Breaking Magic Series 2
Objective Productions (Discovery)

Scrapheap Challenge
RDF (C4) Top Five, Blink Films (Discovery)

How Do They Do It?
Wag TV (Discovery)

Self-shooter

Self-shooting experience on Sony FS7, PMW 500/800, Canon 5D. Happy rigging basic sound, interview lighting, go pros and grip kit.

Self-shooter

Self-shooting experience on Sony FS7, PMW 500/800, Canon 5D. Happy rigging basic sound, interview lighting, go pros and grip kit.

Top Five
Blink Films (Discovery)

Inside Incredible Athletes
Renegade Pictures (C4)

Oil, Sweat and Rigs
Mentorn (Discovery)

Idris Elba: No Limits
Shine North / Green Door Pictures (Discovery)

Crime Scene Cleaners
Steel Spyda (TruTV)

Scrappy Races
RDF (C4)

Climbing Great Buildings
ITN Productions (BBC2)

Bang Goes The Theory
BBC Science (BBC1)

Great British Weather VT’s
Love Productions (BBC1)

Top Five
Blink Films (Discovery)

Inside Incredible Athletes
Renegade Pictures (C4)

Oil, Sweat and Rigs
Mentorn (Discovery)

Idris Elba: No Limits
Shine North / Green Door Pictures (Discovery)

Crime Scene Cleaners
Steel Spyda (TruTV)

Scrappy Races
RDF (C4)

‘Climbing Great Buildings’
ITN Productions (BBC2)

Bang Goes The Theory
BBC Science (BBC1)

Great British Weather VT’s
Love Productions (BBC1)

Testimonials

“I employed Nick Watson last year as a producer, on an ambitious stunt. I employed him because he was known for his ability to manage difficult practical production jobs which required multiple skills in difficult circumstances. However, I found his skill set to be much more far-reaching than I had anticipated. It was a job that required gaining the trust of hostile institutions and organisations, working out the practicalities and feasibility – financial, logistical and editorial – of an immensely complicated multifaceted endeavor, managing expectations and serving up unpalatable information to me, his employer, whilst pushing recalcitrant contributors to entertain undertaking tasks well outside their comfort zone – indeed well outside anything they would previously have thought of. The entire endeavour had to be presented in a stylish, immediately comprehensible way to the commissioner, conveying a sense of effortless compliance on the part of all those who had been tasked with taking part. I found Nick immensely impressive in carrying out every aspect of the job he was set. It was a huge and difficult mission, and he pulled it off where I think many others might not.”

Dinah Lord, Creative Director,
Caravan Media 

“Nick is exceptional. Whether the gig is weeks or days, he throws in his all. Strong at ideas creation, knowledgeable about channels’ output and commissioners. Excellent pitching skills. Strong development and production skills. Calm, clear headed and logical under stress. The proof is in the pudding. Whilst working on my team, Nick’s development work has led to development deals and commissions. Also, great fun to work with and very supportive. “

Katherine Parsons, Executive Producer 

We needed a quick turnaround deep dive into a subject matter for National Geographic. We gave Nick a three-page document a verbal brief and a week and a half to produce a substantial document while working remotely. He more than delivered. The 24-page, beautifully designed, well researched, beautifully written document was instrumental in us unlocking paid development funding from the channel which ultimately led to us securing a three-part global commission, Fiennes: Return To The Nile. Suffice to say that I would have absolutely no hesitation in working with Nick again. I found him to be diligent, disciplined, hard-working, enthusiastic, inquisitive, creative and frankly, everything I was looking for from a development producer.

Derren Lawford, Creative Director,
Woodcut Media
 

“Nick has worked for me at Dragonfly both in the Development team and as a Senior Producer who helped develop and then deliver a brand new travel / build show format for Discovery International. His ability to combine creative ambition with editorial nous and a pragmatic and highly organised approach to production has made him my ‘go to’ for any project with an engineering/scientific/experimental bent. He is a clear communicator, straightforward to deal with and very reliable. While working in Development, Nick consistently demonstrated a good journalistic nose for new ideas and the ability to approach subjects in an original and eye-catching way. He proved himself a talented and speedy writer. He has a very strong knowledge of specialist factual television, both in terms of established broadcasters and newer markets plus an excellent black book of contacts.”

Clare Mottershead, Executive Producer, Dragonfly Film & TV

Testimonials

“I employed Nick Watson last year as a producer, on an ambitious stunt. I employed him because he was known for his ability to manage difficult practical production jobs which required multiple skills in difficult circumstances. However, I found his skill set to be much more far-reaching than I had anticipated. It was a job that required gaining the trust of hostile institutions and organisations, working out the practicalities and feasibility – financial, logistical and editorial – of an immensely complicated multifaceted endeavor, managing expectations and serving up unpalatable information to me, his employer, whilst pushing recalcitrant contributors to entertain undertaking tasks well outside their comfort zone – indeed well outside anything they would previously have thought of. The entire endeavour had to be presented in a stylish, immediately comprehensible way to the commissioner, conveying a sense of effortless compliance on the part of all those who had been tasked with taking part. I found Nick immensely impressive in carrying out every aspect of the job he was set. It was a huge and difficult mission, and he pulled it off where I think many others might not.”

Dinah Lord, Creative Director,
Caravan Media 

“Nick is exceptional. Whether the gig is weeks or days, he throws in his all. Strong at ideas creation, knowledgeable about channels’ output and commissioners. Excellent pitching skills. Strong development and production skills. Calm, clear headed and logical under stress. The proof is in the pudding. Whilst working on my team, Nick’s development work has led to development deals and commissions. Also, great fun to work with and very supportive. “

Katherine Parsons, Executive Producer

We needed a quick turnaround deep dive into a subject matter for National Geographic. We gave Nick a three-page document a verbal brief and a week and a half to produce a substantial document while working remotely. He more than delivered. The 24-page, beautifully designed, well researched, beautifully written document was instrumental in us unlocking paid development funding from the channel which ultimately led to us securing a three-part global commission, Fiennes: Return To The Nile. Suffice to say that I would have absolutely no hesitation in working with Nick again. I found him to be diligent, disciplined, hard-working, enthusiastic, inquisitive, creative and frankly, everything I was looking for from a development producer.

Derren Lawford, Creative Director,
Woodcut Media

“Nick has worked for me at Dragonfly both in the Development team and as a Senior Producer who helped develop and then deliver a brand new travel / build show format for Discovery International. His ability to combine creative ambition with editorial nous and a pragmatic and highly organised approach to production has made him my ‘go to’ for any project with an engineering/scientific/experimental bent. He is a clear communicator, straightforward to deal with and very reliable. While working in Development, Nick consistently demonstrated a good journalistic nose for new ideas and the ability to approach subjects in an original and eye-catching way. He proved himself a talented and speedy writer. He has a very strong knowledge of specialist factual television, both in terms of established broadcasters and newer markets plus an excellent black book of contacts.”

Clare Mottershead, Executive Producer,
Dragonfly Film & TV

Contact
nickwatsontv@gmail.com
07779 145122