DANI CARLAW

Development Executive, Series Producer, Producer and Director

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • Development Executive for Science/Specialist Factual and Factual.
  • Series Producer with track record across science, features, factual, arts and events, for major broadcasters in peak and prime time.
  • Project Manager well versed in budget management, series scheduling and production team recruitment.
  • Proven ability to tailor and deliver final series (or programme) to any type of schedule or budget.
  • Forges positive working relationships with Commissioning Editors to ensure project delivery hits series, channel and ratings goals.
  • Tried and tested executive producing skills that ensure series look and tone is kept on target throughout pre production, shoot, edit and delivery process.
  • Highly experienced in the management of presenters, celebrities, academics and contributors, including casting.
  • Award winning producer and director of science, factual, fact ents, format, daytime, actuality/’obdoc’ across several TV networks.
  • Director of helicopter aerial photography (45 hours flying time). Drone helicopter aerials director (40 hours flying time).
  • Extensive experience in single and multi camera directing, jib, tracks, prime lenses, hand held gimbals, and sophisticated lighting. Techniques.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Development Executive spearheading drive for commissions for Specialist Factual/Science, and Factual programming for Raise The Roof Productions.
  • Successful Series Producer of science and arts films for BBC1 peak time national treasure ‘The One Show’. Approx 4 Million Viewers.
  • Producer and Director of cutting edge landmark science documentary about the brain for Prime Time BBC one series ‘How To Stay Young. ’Series nominated for 2016 National Television Award for Factual Entertainment. 4 Million Viewers.
  • Multi award winning director for BBC4’s landmark science ‘event’ documentary ‘Afterlife: The Strange Science of Decay’. 2012 Grierson Award Best Science Documentary. 2012 BAFTA Best Single Documentary. Best Popular Factual Programme Broadcast Digital Awards 2012. Rockie Award at Banff World Media Festival 2012.
  • Producer and Director of BBC1 prime time popular science documentary ‘Britain’s Favourite Supermarket Foods’ presented by Cherry Healey. Clinched 5 million viewers and a subsequent re-commission as series.
  • Final Cut Producer for BBC 1 single science and natural history documentary ‘Nature’s Boldest Thieves’. Brought in by commissioning editor to give the final cut a complete overhaul and more populist feel. Programme was ratings hit in a Sunday evening slot. 3.3 million viewers.

RECENT TRACK RECORD:

DateRoleWork
March 2017 - ongoing
Development Executive
Science/Specialist Factual and Factual, Raise The Roof, Glasgow
July 2016 –February 2017Series ProducerMoney for Nothing (BBC 1), Friel Kean Films, Glasgow.
January –June 2016Series ProducerThe One Show Arts Films (BBC1), BBC Scotland Arts, Glasgow.
May – December 2015Producer and DirectorHow To Stay Young (BBC1), BBC Scotland Science, Glasgow.
March – May 2015Producer and DirectorTrust Me I’m A Doctor (BBC2), BBC Scotland Science, Glasgow.
October 2014 – March 2015Development ConsultantBBC Factual, Keo Films & Maramedia Ltd, and Raise The Roof Productions, Glasgow.
September 2014Final Cut ProducerNature’s Boldest Thieves (BBC1) Finestripe, Glasgow.
May – July 2014Series ProducerOn The Road 2014 (BBC One Scotland) BBC Ents and Events.
July 2013 – April 2014Series ProducerBest of Both Worlds (Channel 4) Raise The Roof, Glasgow.
January 2012 – July 2013Series ProducerThe One Show Science Films (BBC1) BBC Science. Glasgow.
May 2012 – May 2013Series Producer ProgrammeSeries Producer’s Programme, TRC Media, Glasgow.
March – September 2012Series ProducerKirstie’s Vintage Home (Channel 4) Raise The Roof, Glasgow.
November 2011 – March 2012Development ProducerRaise The Roof, Glasgow.
July – November 2011Producer and DirectorBritain’s Favourite Supermarket Foods (BBC1) Specialist Factual, BBC Scotland.
February – June 2011DirectorAfterlife (BBC 4) Specialist Factual, BBC Scotland.
November 2010 – January 2011Edit ProducerRelocation: Phil Down Under (Channel 4) IWC, Glasgow.
November 2010DirectorRelocation, Relocation (Channel 4) IWC, Glasgow.
July – October 2010Edit ProducerAntiques Road Trip (BBC2) STV Productions PLC, Glasgow.
February – June 2010DirectorThe One Show (BBC1) Specialist Factual BBC Scotland, Glasgow.
January 2010Aerials DirectorScotland’s Winter Wonderland (STV), Glasgow.
November –December 2009Narrator, Producer and DirectorThe Scots That Rocked, (STV) Glasgow.
May – September 2009Series DirectorScotland Revealed, (STV) Glasgow. 
February – March 2009Writer and DirectorScotland At The Movies, (STV) Glasgow.
Nov 2008 – January 2009Producer and DirectorAxe The Agent, (BBC 1) BBC Vision, Manchester.
February – October 2008Series DirectorThe Merchant Navy, (STV) Glasgow.
June 2007– January 2008Series DirectorConquer The Castle, (STV/SKY 3) Glasgow.
January – May 2007Producer and DirectorThe History Detectives, (BBC2) The Open University and Lion TV Glasgow.
May – November 2006Series DirectorMake Me A Baby (BBC3) Mentorn Scotland, Glasgow.
Nov 2005 - May 2006Producer and DirectorYou Can’t Fire Me I’m Famous! (BBC1) Brighter Pictures,Glasgow.

REFERENCES:

Delighted to provide several referees.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

University of StirlingBA (Hons) Film and Media Studies (2.1)
Napier University, EdinburghHND Journalism Studies
Craigholme School, GlasgowSCE ‘Higher’ Grade English A, History A, French B
SCE ‘O’ Grades (9)
Escola Maria Immaculada, Sao Paulo, Brazil
St Leonard’s School, St Andrews, Fife