Saskia Whinney

Head of Production & Special Projects

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Production
  • Influencers
  • Audience Development
  • Organisation
  • Communication Skills
  • Networking
  • Account and Project Management
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Advertiser Funded Content

Work history

Currently

Head of Production

Topsafe

Dec 2013
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Currently head of production and special projects at Topsafe, the youth culture media brand which includes mini brands ‘Topsafe TV’, ‘Casebook', 'A New Place 2 Drown’ and ‘Crack & Shine’. Working closely with founder Freddie Forsyth on 'mini brand' development and leading production across editorial, video content, special projects and partnerships at Topsafe. Projects have included; Developing the creative and overseeing the publishing of audio visual project ‘A New Place 2 Drown’ with musician King Krule. This was released with write ups in publications from Dazed, Its Nice That, ID, to the Independent and Guardian. Leading strategy and production of the new Casebook magazine from concept to launch. Casebook is a new image led youth film culture magazine showcasing the work of the best young short form film makers. The first issue featured contributors from Tyrone Lebon, Petra Collins and Bafic. It is now stocked worldwide from the Tate to a newsagent near you. As co-founder of Topsafe TV, for the past year, I've been developing a network of young creatives and collaborators, as well as overseeing all production on all Topsafe TV commisioned video content. Leading all brand partnerships including working closely with Smirnoff, Sonos, Nike and Vans on cultural campaigns.

2013

UNIT Production Manager

Various . Freelance.

Feb 2009 - Dec 2013
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Expertise in film production from working on 100+ film projects ranging from £20 million budget feature films such as the Inbetweeners, Monty Python film, a few Ricky Gervais TV series, to fashion films such as Burberry, Cara Delevingne & Mario Testino commercials to music videos for artists such as Dizzee Rascal. Clients have included most major UK production companies and TV Channels. - Separate film CV available on request with full list of credits & clients. Including producing about 30 of my own projects.

Education

2009

BA(Hons) Fashion Management

London College of Fashion

Apr 2006 - Feb 2009
  • London, UK
  • Specialising in the final year in Fashion Marketing I scored 83% earning a 2:1