Fred Dent

Freelance Producer and Project Manager

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Freelance Producer and Project Manager with significant experience of creative production roles, especially within the heritage sector. I deliver projects with enthusiasm, attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the client’s brief. I’m also very much a friendly people-person, with (I hope!) a good sense of humour and ability to work well under pressure. I have gone freelance whilst undertaking a part-time Masters.


  • Producing
  • Script Writer
  • Budgeting
  • Schedule Management
  • Client Liaising
  • Directing Freelancers
  • Shoot Organisation
  • Creating Moodboards
  • Pitch Development
  • Admin Skills

Companies I’ve worked with

  • HiddenCity


    • Gaming
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    Elbow Productions

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      George Eustice MP

      Work history


      Nov 2016 - Aug 2018
      • 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK
      • Full Time
      • Elbow is a small company that specialises in providing audio-visual productions for the museums and heritage sector. I have continued freelance work with them and below is a brief summary of the different skills I developed whilst there: · Production of Creative Treatments, Wireframes, Storyboards and Scripts for client review. This has included my own input to copywriting and the use of the Adobe suite – InDesign in particular. · Project Budget management, from providing initial external client quote to completion and cost/benefit analysis. I’ve delivered notable profits on all my productions, working on projects ranging from £15k - £500k. This has included creating and keeping check on project payment schedules, submitting project invoices and working fluently with Excel. · Main point of contact for high profile client teams and new inquiries. These have included English Heritage, the British Museum and the V&A. I’ve received very positive client feedback on all my productions. · Project scheduling, using project management software eg. ClickUp and ConceptDraw. Maintained healthy project timetable contingency and I’ve quickly reacted to internal/external events. I deliver projects on time. · Managed external freelancers, from cameramen to actors. I’ve raised and written purchase orders, dealt with fee negotiations and managed intricate project expenses where necessary. · Produced complex shoot days, either on-site, abroad or in studio. I’ve provided hands-on input during pre- and post- production, the small size of the company allowing me a broad breadth of experience in all stages.




      Mar 2015 - Oct 2016
      • 27 Dingley Pl, London EC1V 8BR, UK
      • Freelance
      • HiddenCity makes immersive street trails through the streets of London - think office parties, birthdays, corporate training etc. Although I was technically freelance, I often worked close to full-time with the company through the time period outlined above. Below is a list of some of my activities whilst there: · Production of ‘Moriarty’s Game’, a critically acclaimed immersive cryptic trail. This has seen over 8,000 participants involved, and made approximately £150,000 in ticket sales so far. I was responsible for delivery of creative, scheduling and budgetary success of the trail and in addition I dealt with several external marketing outlets to boost sales. · Production of ‘Mind of the Maker’ trail, launched in Sept. 2016 with an annual revenue target of £160,000. I set-up and managed partner-venue involvement as well as writing key parts of the trail, analysing creative content using initial player feedback and marketing to high profile cultural outlets. · Financial Controller of HiddenCity. In this role I project managed cashflow planning, refreshment of finances for accountancy purposes and presented bi-weekly financial updates at key strategy meetings – particularly interesting given revenue growth within the company of 160% between 2015 to 2016 alone.


      Parliamentary Advisor

      George Eustice MP

      Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
      • Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
      • Full Time
      • Before deciding on a more creative / production based career, I worked for this high profile MP and worked within his office as he progressed from backbench MP to Under-Secretary and now Minister of State at DEFRA. I worked on a wide variety of issues, including: · Provided policy briefing for MP and represented him at key Defra, policy and constituency meetings. Lead point of contact with local authority representatives involved in major constituency developments. · Press management: dealt with daily press enquiries / interviews. Shadow-wrote a weekly newspaper column, managed content and news on MP’s website, Facebook page and monthly e-bulletin. · Worked through complicated casework for individual constituents, delivering critical help in certain cases. Project managed constituency events, eg. A summit on personal debt issues.



      MA in Museum Studies

      University of Westminster

      Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • I am about to start a part-time MA in Museum Studies in order to further develop my knowledge and skills within the area.


      MA (Hons) History 2:1

      University of St Andrews

      Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
      • Saint Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom
      • Specialisation: French and Iranian History.