I’m a creative Producer/Director with more than a decade’s experience working in features and factual television. I thrive in a fast-paced environment, producing high quality investigative films, short VTs and 60 minute programmes. I was part of the team that took Countryfile from a Sunday morning slot on BBC One and turned it into the most-watched factual programme on British television, reaching up to nine million viewers weekly.
I’m comfortable under pressure, used to leading a team and directing high-profile on-screen talent and crews (single and multi camera). I keep a cool head on location and I’m organised and efficient in the edit. An ideas person with a proven track record for developing bold concepts, I deliver ambitious, original journalism on a tight budget and fast turnaround.
For a list of credits please see my page on Talent Manager (with a downloadable version of my CV).
Bill Lyons, Executive Editor, BBC Studios: “Anna is an impressive journalist and a creative and talented director who can handle both hard and soft subjects with imagination and flair. Anna is naturally curious, never rests on her laurels and is always looking for the next creative opportunity. It’s hard to think of a challenge that she would not meet – and master – or a subject area, or genre, to which she could not turn her talents and bring a perspective that is quite fresh.
Anna’s energy is formidable as is her aptitude for acquiring new skills and experiences. Her knowledge of rural affairs is second to none, soundly based in her own family background but also bolstered by her experience as a Nuffield Scholar. She fought hard against strong competition to win that opportunity and went on to use it to great effect – expanding her already comprehensive understanding of farming in a wider global forum.
I very much hope to work with Anna again, but in the meantime have no hesitation in recommending her to others.”
Joanna Brame, Series Producer, Countryfile, BBC Studios: “Anna is an extremely accomplished journalist and TV director. She is skilled at drilling down into the heart of a story, making it accessible to a prime-time BBC 1 audience and making it visually exciting too. She has turned the most potentially dry of subjects into relevant television for the populist masses. Anna is hugely respected by the talent she works with who value her for her clear direction, understanding of a story and sense of humour. Anna writes well both before a shoot and during the edit. She is creative, well-organised and diligent. She has mastered the art of the quick-turnaround low-budget school of film making. I always know with Anna that a job will be done well. She’s fair to contributors, treats everyone with respect and turns out some cracking films.”