IAN A. HUNT

SERIES PRODUCER. SERIES DIRECTOR. WRITER.

IAN A. HUNT

SERIES PRODUCER. SERIES DIRECTOR. WRITER.

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  • MONARCHY   CHANNEL 5

    SERIES PRODUCER

     

    10 x 90

    HISTORY

    SERIES

    Ambitious blue-chip talent led documentary series. 10 well known faces on 10 British monarchs from 1000 years of royal history. From William the Conqueror to Henry VIII, and Elizabeth 1st to George VI each of our celebrity presenters undertakes a journey of discovery into their chosen monarch to find the real person who wore the crown. As Channel 5’s largest ever factual commission, we have signed up a host of box office names who all have a personal reason or connection to their chosen monarch. This is less history lesson more character study as the personalities look to discover what made their monarch tick.

    EP: Amanda Lyon (Voltage) / Lucy Willis (C5) (HD) TX 2021

    THIS PROJECT IS CURRENTLY MOTHBALLED DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS. HOPE TO RESTART LATER IN YEAR

  • X-RAY EARTH   NAT GEO US

    SERIES PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    3 x 60

    SCIENCE

    SERIES

    3-part specialist factual pilot series for Nat Geo US. What if we had the ability to X-ray the earth, what dangers would we find lurking beneath our feet? Using high-end cutting-edge CGI we examine some of the world’s most dangerous geological hazards. From the Cascadia subduction zone which, one day soon, will produce a massive M9 earthquake and tsunami which will devastate the Pacific Northwest of the US, to Yellowstone’s super Volcano and the volcanic Canary island of La Palma which threatens to collapse creating a mega-tsunami that will cross the Atlantic bringing devastation to the US eastern seaboard. Each episode combines the very latest science with adventure and investigation as experts’ race to understand exactly when and how these disasters will play out. We use real scientific data we create our sophisticated earth X-rays, and full photo-real CGI to help realise the final ‘worst case’ scenarios.

    EP: Dan Gold (Blink) / Drew Jones (NGC) (HD)  TX 2020

  • INSIDE THE CROWN  ITV1

    SERIES PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    4 x 60

    ROYAL HISTORY

    SERIES

    4-part landmark series looking at the reign of the Queen. Following the success of the Crown, interest in the royals has never been higher. This series examines the real stories behind the drama, featuring unseen archive, previously unpublished documents, and a cast list which includes the Queen’s maids of honor and a rare interview with one of her cousins. This series attempts to shed new light on the reign of the world’s oldest and most respected monarch.

    EP: Mira King (Spun Gold) / Jo Clinton-Davis) (HD)

  • SECRET HISTORY: Skeletons of the Mary Rose: The New Evidence    CHANNEL 4

    PRODUCER DIRECTOR   CAMERA

    1 X 60 HISTORY SPECIAL

    The Mary Rose is an archaeological icon; a microcosm of Tudor society.

    For three decades it’s been revolutionising what we thought we knew about Tudor England. Now a ground-breaking scientific study into the human remains of some of those who died on July 19th 1545 promises to change that story yet again. Using DNA, isotopic, and genealogical techniques a team of investigators is looking to find out where the crew came from and what they really looked like. This ground-breaking study has the potential to fundamentally change how we think about Tudor England

    EP: Neil Grant (Avanti Media) / Tom Porter (Channel 4). (HD) 

     

    NOMINATED FOR DONALD GOSLING AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION & FILM PRODUCTION 2019

  • CAMPAIGNS  AAA COMPUTER GAME

    DIRECTOR

    6 X 3' MINI DOCS

    Directed a series of historical mini-docs (6 x 3 mins) for inclusion in new big budget AAA computer game for global client. Most details are currently subject to strict NDA, but all shot 4K, for HDR delivery. Each film included 65% high-end CGI and animation. Shot across France, each shot was meticulously storyboarded and planned. Huge expectations and scrutiny from client meant everything had to be shot in full 4k including drone, Movi and high speed phantom shots (500+ fps). Project proved a huge technical and editorial challenge. Game released 2021. (4K-HDR).      EP: Bill Locke (Lion TV)

  • JAMES NESBITT: DISASTERS THAT CHANGED BRITAIN   HISTORY

    SERIES PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    6 x 60

    MODERN HISTORY

    SERIES

    A radical new look at iconic British Disasters: Zeebrugge, Kings X, Piper Alpha, Munich, Ladbroke Grove Rail Crash & Grenfell. Each disaster is traced back to its origins, sometimes decades before, as we countdown the mistakes, political decisions, ignored warnings and sheer bad luck that lead to disaster. Told by an A-list celebrity cast, and backed up by the testimony of those affected these are fresh re-telling of era defining tragedies. (HD)                                                 

    EP: Michele Carlisle (Liberty Bell) / Dan Korn (History).

  • THE SECRET LIFE OF

    THE LONG-HAUL FLIGHT   CHANNEL 5

    SERIES PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    1 x 90

    SPECIALIST FACTUAL

    The first of the 'Secret Life of...' stand this 90 min special is a fascinating, inspirational and emotional look at how the long-haul flight,  has helped connect and shrink our world. Filmed on a single flight from London to Sydney (with the aid of Qantas), the film tells reveals the secrets of both the giant A380 aircraft, the men and women who make these flights possible and the emotional stories of some of its passengers. Part ob doc, part specialist factual, this is an unashamed celebration of the long-haul flight.

    EP: Malcolm Brinkworth (Brinkworth Productions) / Guy Davies (C5)

  • THE ROYAL HOUSE OF WINDSOR

    NETFLIX / CHANNEL 4

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    2 OF 6 x 60

    HISTORY SERIES

    Historical series that examines how the House of Windsor have survived various crisis over the last 100 years. With unprecedented access to Royal archive, we use never before seen documents and archive we reveal some of the secrets to the Royals survival. Produced 2 episodes.

    EP 2 – LOVE & DUTY: We follow the Princess Elizabeth & King George VI on the first royal tour after the war to South Africa to save the crumbling Empire. Using rare colour archive we reveal how as the King’s health suffers, Princess Elizabeth steps forwards and devotes her life to duty with a statement that will define her entire reign. 

    Ep 5 - FIRE, FEUD & FURY: How Diana Princess of Wales offered up a modernist brand of monarchy that nearly brought down the House of Windsor. Told from the Windsor’s perspective it reveals Diana whilst troublesome in life, in death became downright dangerous. (HD)

    EP: Denys Blakeway / Nick Bullen (Spun Gold) / Rob Coldstream (C4)

  • POMPEII: New Secrets Revealed with

    Mary Beard   BBC1 / SMITHSONIAN

    DIRECTOR

     

    1 x 60

    1 X 90

    HISTORY

    Mary Beard revisits her beloved Pompeii for this BBC1 special. She explores what life was like in one of the world’s most extraordinary archaeological sites before the eruption. Granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Great Pompeii Project, we employ cutting-edge LIDAR scanning and photogrammetry to help us reveal what life was like in Pompeii 2000 years ago. Also, for the first time, we CT scan the world-famous casts to analyse the skeletons trapped inside, to reveal who they really were and how they lived. Also I re-versioned the film to a 90 min for Arte & Smithsonian US. (HD & 4K)

    EP: Richard Bradley / Caterina Turroni (Lion TV) / Martin Davidson (BBC1)

  • IMMORTAL EGYPT with Joann Fletcher

    BBC2

    SERIES

    DIRECTOR

    4 x 60

    HISTORY

    SERIES

    Egyptologist Prof. Joann Fletcher takes us on a journey through nearly 20,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. She charts where the world’s most advanced ancient civilisation came from, how it rose to build the pyramids and great temples, survived wars & famines, only to finally crumble at the hands of the Romans after multiple foreign invasions. Shot in 18 months in multiple locations all over Egypt, this is Joann’s unique spin on Egypt’s long and ancient story. (HD)

    EP: Bill Locke (Lion TV) / Martin Davidson (BBC2)

  • STORM CITY 3D   SKY 3D / NAT GEO US

    SERIES

    DIRECTOR

    4 x 60

    SCIENCE

    SERIES

    Storm City 3D takes you inside some of nature’s most dramatic natural disasters in stunning 3D. From earthquakes to tsunamis and tornadoes to avalanches we mix real life stories of survival with the latest scientific technology, and 3D movie effects to find what it feels like to be in the eye of the storm. We pit both specially constructed buildings, and host Ben Fogle, against simulations of some of nature’s most violent forces in a quest to answer - how can you survive? This hugely complex, expensive and challenging project was shot entirely in 3D in Canada, US, Haiti, Japan and the UK.  (4K & 3D)

    EP: Stuart Carter (Pioneer Productions) / Celia Taylor (Sky 3D)

  • THE WONDER OF BRITAIN   ITV

    SERIES PRODUCER /

    DIRECTOR

    5 x 60

    Julia Bradbury’s debut series for ITV. As she tours with the country, with her warm engaging personality, she investigates what makes Britain great. From our Royal and Industrial heritage and Greatest Buildings to Coastline and Natural Wonders this blue-chip series was shot over 60 days from the Outer Hebrides to Cornwall.  Featuring epic photography, time-lapse and aerial footage this slick series showcases some of the wonders you would expect, and some you would not. (HD)

    EP: Bill Locke, Richard Bradley (Lion Tv) / Richard Klien, Katy Thorogood (ITV)

  • EGYPT'S LOST QUEENS   BBC2

    DIRECTOR

    1 x 60

    HISTORY

    Egyptologist Prof. Joann Fletcher takes a personal journey through some of Egypt’s ‘lost’ Queens; women of power who changed Egypt during it’s 5000-year history. Shot in multiple locations from the Pyramids to Abu Simbal. Prof. Jo Fletcher puts her unique spin and storytelling abilities to bring to life this ancient land of mystery. (HD)

    EP: Bill Locke (Lion TV) / James Hayes (BBC2)

  • CRASH TEST DUMMIES: A Smashing History   BBC4 / SMITHSONIAN

    PRODUCER /

    DIRECTOR

    1 x 60

    SCIENCE

    Engineer Jem Stansfield takes a quirky sideways look at a science icon exploring how the 65 years of dummy evolution has mirrored car safety improvements. We meet a whole range of dummies, past and present and get under their skin to discover what makes them tick. Shot in crash

    labs in Sweden, US & UK we discover the engineering innovations that keep us safe on the road. A heady mix of archive, high-speed crash footage, survivor testimony and quirky dummy antics guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, gasp and wince all at once! (HD)

    EP: Nick Catliff (Lion Tv) / Cassian Harrison (BBC) / Charles Poe (Smithsonian)

  • ANCIENT EGYPT: Life & Death in the Valley of the Kings   BBC2

    SERIES DIRECTOR

    2 x 60

    HISTORY

    SERIES

    Egyptologist Prof. Joann Fletcher takes a personal journey back to Egypt's Valley of Kings. She uncovers the story of ordinary Egyptians; how they lived, died and their dreams for the afterlife. The series mixes science, new discovers and archaeology to take the audience you closer to the lives of the real ancient Egyptians than ever before. (HD)

    EP: Bill Locke (Lion TV) / Cassian Harrison (BBC)

  • FINDING JACK THE RIPPER   NAT GEO US

    PRODUCER  DIRECTOR

    1 x 60

    HISTORY

    Retired Murder Squad Detective Trevor Marriott thinks he has finally unmasked Jack the Ripper. This fast paced stylish film follows Marriott to Germany and the US as he investigates a new theory that the Ripper was a German merchant seaman. Marriott uncovers new evidence that challenges many of the long held beliefs about the Ripper. The trail ends in New York’s Sing Sing prison where Marriott believes the Ripper finally met his end. Shot in 3 countries, with extensive use of drama recon and 3D CGI this is a new and fresh take on the world’s most notorious murder case. (HD)

    EP: Philip Dampier-Armstrong (ITN) / Richard Wells (Nat Geo)

  • METEOR STRIKE: Fireball from Space   CHANNEL 4

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

     

    1 x 60

    SCIENCE

    Uber fast-turn around film about the meteor that crashed to earth in February 2013 eastern Russia. With just a days notice I flew to the Urals to cover the clean up and race amongst scientists to discover what happened. Shooting in freezing temperatures in a chaotic environment, we captured live science as it happened, finding meteor fragments in the deep snow and tracking down the exact point of ground zero. The film was on air just 2 weeks after the event.

    EP: Bob Strange (Pioneer Productions) / Jill Fullerton-Smith (C4)

  • THE MUSEUM OF LIFE   BBC2

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    6 x 60

    SCIENCE

    SERIES

    Award winning year-long project chronicling the work of the Natural History Museum. Much more than just one of Britain’s premier visitor attractions, the NHM is a world-class academic institution with 300+ scientists working behind the scenes. This glossy magazine style documentary highlights just some of their work as 5 presenters meet the scientists and follows their work around the museum, the UK and the world. Made with the highest production values the series is sometimes quirky, sometimes serious but always produced with love and affection for one of the greatest museums in the world. (HD)

    EP: Ludo Graham (BBC Wales Factual)

    Winner – Best TV Programme - The European Science Television and New Media Awards 2010

  • BIRTH OF BRITAIN: Gold  

    CHANNEL 4

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    1 of 3 x 60

    GEOLOGY

    SERIES

    Tony Robinson hosted geology series. Tony examines how Britain’s dynamic geology has shaped the UK’s landscape and history.

    This episode - Gold follows Tony on a journey to all four nations as he discovers Britain surprisingly productive gold deposits, finally mining gold at Britain’s only working mine in Northern Ireland. (HD)

    EP: Stuart Carter (Pioneer Productions) / Tanya Shaw (Ch. 4)

  • SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS  

    DISCOVERY US

    SERIES PRODUCER (UK)

    13 x 30

    REALITY

    SERIES

    Ted Vernon is a larger than life second hand classic car salesman with a difference. Discovery’s newest reality series records his life & business as he wheels and deals in South Beach Miami. Oversaw the six month UK post-production running four edit suites to produce this difficult and challenging series. Responsible for setting the style & format of show (without narration), developing graphics, coordinating Miami shoots & pick ups, commissioning music, and working very closely with exacting US exec on daily basis. Shot & cut on tapeless, series was delivered on time and on budget. (HD)

    EP: Stuart Carter (Pioneer Productions) / Susan Winslow (Discovery)

  • SNOWSTORM: Britain's Big Freeze

    CHANNEL 4

    PRODUCER DIRECTOR

    CAMERA

    1 x 60

    FAST TURN-AROUND

    Fast turnaround doc (17 days from commission to air!) examining the effects of Britain’s heavy snow in early Feb. ’09.  Dramatic personal stories, news archive and meteorology all combine to make for a fast paced hour that chronicles Britain’s love hate relationship with snow. (HD)

    EP: Stuart Carter (Pioneer Productions)

  • BELLY OF THE BEAST   DISCOVERY US

    SERIES DIRECTOR

    2 of 3 x 60

    ENGINEERING

    SERIES

    Presenter lead science and technology series examines some of the world's most advanced machines.

    TANKS - The US Army's M1 Tank: the most lethal fighting machine on earth. Mixing science, stunts, 3D graphics and actuality as Rossi discovers how it's built, how it works and gets to put it to the ultimate test. 

    MINING TRUCKS - Third episode of pilot science and technology series examining some of the world's most advanced machines. Mining Trucks stand over 24 feet tall, and weigh in at over 600 tons. Rossi discovers how they are built, the harsh environments they work in, and finally gets to put one through it's paces in the ultimate challenge. Challenging shoot with multiple cameras, and shooting in difficult environments in the US. (HD)

    EP: Stuart Carter (Pioneer Productions) / Chris Rantamaki  (Discovery)

  • EARTHSHOCKS: The Ring of Fire  

    NAT GEO / DISCOVERY CANADA

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    1  x 60

    SCIENCE

    The Pacific Ring of Fire is the most geological active place on the planet.  We take an in depth look at the how and why this place is so dangerous. From volcanoes and earthquakes to giant tsunamis this CGI heavy trip around the Ring of Fire takes the viewer to Japan and the US. Ending up with the terrifying reality of a major earthquake and tsunami threatening to destroy much of Pacific Northwest. (HD)

    EP: Ben Fox (Steadfast TV) / Ashley Hoppin (Nat Geo.)

  • THE WORLD OF NAT KING COLE 

    BBC2 / PBS

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    1 X 90

    FEATURE BIO PIC

    Feature length documentary featuring rare original archive & home movies. Authored by 40 intimate interviews with friends and celebrity fans. This film charts the incredible story of Nat’s battle with racist 50’s America to become a superstar, up to his untimely death.

    Shot in HD, it was sold across the world and released on DVD by EMI.

    EP: Stuart Watts (Double Jab Productions) / Adam Kemp (BBC)

  • SECRETS OF EGYPT: Alexander the Great’s Lost Tomb   NAT GEO

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    1 0f 8 x 60

    HISTORY

    SERIES

    The search for the tomb of the greatest warrior who ever lived is a 2000-year-old mystery. The film searches all over Egypt and beyond and discovers how his body has been used as a political tool throughout the ages. Drama and CGI bring Alexander back to life and as we follow the clues we finally may have solved the mystery. (HD)

    SP: Dan Oliver (Atlantic Productions)

  • CHRISTOPHER REEVE: Hope in Motion  BBC1 / ABC

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    CAMERA

    1 x 90

    ACTUALITY

    Multi-award winning, actuality doc. following Christopher Reeve's medical, personal and political journey since his devstating riding accident. I spent over 18 months working closely with Chris and his family.
                                                   

    Producer: Stuart Watts  (TWI) / Matt Reeve (MXR) / Adam Kemp (BBC)

    Nominated for Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Nonfiction Special 2002-2003

    Winner Best Doc. – Communicator Awards USA 2002

    BAFTA Shortlist – 2003/4 

  • BRITAIN'S WORST WEATHER 

    CHANNEL 4

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    2 OF 4 X 60

    WEATHER

    SERIES

    Nick Middleton travels the UK investigating the extremes of the Great British Weather.

    FLOOD & SNOW - Mix of science, stunts and reconstructions with experts and survivor stories. 

    EP: Stuart Carter (Pioneer Productions) / Kash Chowdry (C4) 

  • INTO ALASKA WITH JEFF CORWIN:

    Denali & Kenai Peninsular. DISCOVERY

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    2 of 8 x 60

    TRAVEL

    SERIES

    Animal expert Jeff Corwin’s 8 part epic journey into wilderness of Alaska.

    Shot in HD we follow Jeff as experiences some of the wonders of the 49th State.  Animals, landscape, thrills and spills mixed with Jeff’s enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge make’s for a heady visual treat.(HD)

    EP: Stuart Carter (Pioneer Productions) / Myleeta Aga (Discovery Travel)

  • BORN TO KILL?: Fred West    SKY ONE

    PRODUCER

    DIRECTOR

    1 x 60

    TRUE CRIME

    Psychological profile of one the world’s most heinous serial killers.

    SP: Charlotte Wheeler (Two Four Productions) / EP: Paul Crompton (Sky)

  • ADULT LIVES: Rona & Barry   BBC2

    DIRECTOR

    CAMERA

    1 x 30

    ACTUALITY

    Eye opening but heart warming look at the lives of swingers Rona & Barry. Self-shot, I spent over 9 months with Rona & Barry and was allowed unrestricted access to their lives.

    Producers: Emma Read (Mosaic Films) / Jane Root (BBC2)

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