Fausto Appiolaza


  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsProducer - Product Manager - Project Manager


About me

I am a dynamic, creative and highly organised media professional with 7+ years of international project management experience producing content within digital, film & TV, looking to bring my varied skillset and grow within an ambitious, challenging and established organisation.


  • Film
  • TV
  • Digital Content
  • Multi-platform Content
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Film Production
  • Location Management
  • Post Production
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Shoot Production
  • Prop Buying
  • Story Development
  • Budgeting Scheduling
  • International Filming
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Trilingual
  • Budgeting
  • VFX Coordinator
  • Creative Writing
  • Content Producing
  • Field Producing
  • Producing Shoots
  • Producing Televison
  • Story Producing

People I’ve worked with

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  • Brad Hobbs

    • Message
    • Digital content manager

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC


    • TV
  • Framestore


    • Animation & VFX

Work history




Dec 2017 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Produced stories, budgeted and supervised logistics, managed a team of location facilitators in Colombia for a documentary part of the award-winning series 'This World' with Simon Reeve.




Aug 2016 - Nov 2016
  • Italy
  • Freelance
  • I was hired by Twofour, the production company behind BBC Two’s The Real Marigold Hotel, to produce this heart-warming new series, where ten adventurers spent two months working together in a farm in Tuscany to test if they could make a new life work for them. This was a unique chance for them to put their dreams to the test in an incredible try-before-you-buy experience – at the end of the trial, will they decide to buy the farm and make the move for good, or return to Britain? With stunning locations, a touch of comedy and some amazingly entertaining local characters. Tune in this spring to watch Second Chance Summer on BBC2.


VFX Production & Film


May 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Scheduling, prioritizing and tracking internal technical assignments and project details. Organize dailies, rounds and project meetings. Organize and setup media for client review sessions. Coordinate and package shot deliveries including submission documentation. Ensure teams are clear on daily delivery objectives. Record all shot notes whether from clients, dailies, rounds or online conferences. Ensuring effective communication and continual team updates. Coordinating and monitoring multiple projects effectively. Ensuring project scope, status and completion information up to date (Shotgun). Documenting decisions and requests, and ensuring items are tracked and managed appropriately. Monitoring and controlling progress, issues and preparing reports. Ensuring work is being approved and completed on time and to specification. Establishing quality control and project closure processes.


Producer & Associate Producer

Several production companies

Jan 2011 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As freelance producer I devised and managed broadcast and audiovisual communication projects for advertising agencies such as BBH for Johnnie Walker and AKQA for Vodafone, and for major broadcasters such as Discovery International, BBC, ITV, Sky, UKTV in EMEA and LATAM regions. Scheduled and supervised complex filming and postproduction calendars in the UK and abroad, with teams typically filming 16 stories across five countries. I managed teams internationally, often with two to four months turnaround. Clear, concise and timely communication, excellent organisational skills, cross-cultural experience and a strong sense of urgency were key in the face of sudden editorial changes and unforeseen situations. Put together and maintained budgets, from £400k for medium sized digital projects to £1m for larger international TV series, using my numerical skills, attention to detail and advanced knowledge of Excel spreadsheets. Produced digital and broadcast content, managing main stakeholders' relationships. This required a high level of professionalism, diplomacy and strong internal and external communication skills across different countries, streamlining information, managing clients' expectations and team efforts. I acted as the main point of contact between programme Participants, Presenters, Executive Producers and film crew and local service suppliers, as well as clients, Agency Creative directors and channel commissioners. Wrote engaging story treatments and scripts for popular TV programmes, pitching ideas to all levels of editorial management: Executive Producers, Commissioners and agency clients. As a starter and completer, I oversaw the entire life span of projects, from writing the story to filming, editing and quality -controlling final copies with fastidious attention to detail. My task was to analyse, foresee and prevent potential problems in the production and postproduction pipeline.



Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner

The Knowledge Academy

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • PRINCE2 is a de facto standard developed and used extensively by the UK government and it is widely recognized and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. PRINCE2 is a flexible method that guides you through the essentials for running a successful project regardless of project type or scale. PRINCE2 can be tailored to meet the industry specific requirements of the project.


PG Cert

University of West London

Oct 2008 - Mar 2009
  • Develop a Research Project


MA Arts (distinction

University of West London

Oct 2007 - Aug 2008
  • Film and the Moving Image