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ABOUT ME A versatile and hardworking individual, currently seeking next role as a Junior Researcher or Production Assistant. I have had a fantastic 6 months working at Blast! Films, on a variety of different documentary productions, but I am now looking to transfer my skillset elsewhere, as well as building on my experience. Skilled in setting up shoots, dealing with contributors, conducting thorough research, fact-checking and logging. Moving forward, I am wanting to build up the editorial route, so am keen to get more location and casting experience. WORK HISTORY PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – 999: WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY? (S.3) – BLAST! FILMS Channel 4 – 12 x 60’ – Jun to Aug 2016 Setup shoots, conducted thorough research and fact-checked for the edit PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – PUPPY DAYS (S.1) – BLAST! FILMS Nat Geo Wild – 6 x 60’ – May to Jun 2016 Setup USA shoots, assistant with production paperwork, data wrangled and researched content for the voiceover PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – SAVING LIVES AT SEA (S.1) – BLAST! FILMS BBC One – 4 x 60’ – Apr to May 2016 Acted as a key point of contact for contributors in post-production, fact-checked and sourced and cleared archive footage PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – FLYING TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (S.2) – BLAST! FILMS Channel 4 – 3 x 60’ – Mar to Apr 2016 Researched information for the edit script, sourced and cleared archive footage and assisted with production paperwork PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – THE SUPERVET (S.3) – BLAST! FILMS Channel 4 – 12 x 60’ – Feb 2016 Assistant with production paperwork and organised contributor releases PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – THE SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO (S.1) – BLAST! FILMS Channel 4 – 6 x 60’ – Feb 2016 Assistant with production and post-production paperwork LOGGER – WEB OF LIES (S. 3) – BLAST! FILMS Investigation Discovery – 13 x 60’ – Jan to Feb 2016 Logged the rushes and assisted with post-production paperwork PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – JUST SO Nov 2013 to Jan 2015 Assisted with production and office administration, brainstormed and researched creative content ideas, created weekly idea presentations, ran the company’s social media and assisted in graduate recruitment EXECUTIVE HEADHUNTER – BENTLEY LEWIS (THE CITY) May 2013 to Feb 2014 FREELANCE RUNNER (BROADCAST/COMMERCIALS) 2012-2015 EDUCATION King’s College London – BA (Hons) Classical Studies with English (First) – 2012-2015 Tonbridge Grammar School – A-Levels: English Literature (A), Classics (A), History (A) – 2012-2010 Kent College Pembury – 10 x GCSEs (A*-A) – 2007-2010 Chelmsford County High Grammar School – 2005-2007 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Remote Trauma Course (Filming in Hostile Environments) – 2016 First Aid Course – 2012 REFERENCES Available upon request


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Work history


Junior Researcher

Blast! Films

Jan 2016


Junior Researcher & Production Assistant

Blast! Films

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Setup shoots, conducted thorough research and fact-checked for the edit



Classics with English

King’s College London

Jan 2012 - Jun 2015
  • 1st class honours