DANI CARLAW

Senior Development Executive, Series Producer, Producer and Director
Founder, Hot Button Productions Ltd

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • Senior Development Executive across full spectrum of Factual genres.
  • Series Producer across full spectrum of Factual genres.
  • 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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Senior Development Executive running full Factual Development slate for Red Sky Productions.
  • Development Executive Science and Specialist Factual 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 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. BAFTA Best Single Documentary. Best Popular Factual Programme Broadcast Digital Awards . Rockie Award at Banff World Media Festival.
  • 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.

RECENT TRACK RECORD:

DateRoleWork
2019 ongoingSenior Development ExecutiveRunning full Factual Development Slate, Red Sky Productions.
2018Series ProducerIsland Medics (BBC1), Red Sky Productions.
2018FounderHot Button Productions.
2017 – 2018Development ExecutiveScience and Specialist Factual , Raise The Roof,
2016 – 2017Series ProducerMoney for Nothing (BBC 1), Friel Kean Films.
2016Series ProducerThe One Show Arts Films (BBC1), BBC Studios.
2015Producer and DirectorHow To Stay Young (BBC1), BBC Studios.
2015Producer and DirectorTrust Me I’m A Doctor (BBC2), BBC Studios.
2014 – 2015Development ConsultantBBC Factual, Keo Films & Maramedia Ltd, and Raise The Roof.
2014Final Cut ProducerNature’s Boldest Thieves (BBC1) Finestripe.
2014Series ProducerOn The Road 2014 (BBC One Scotland) BBC Ents and Events.
2013 – 2014Series ProducerBest of Both Worlds (Channel 4) Raise The Roof.
2012 – 2013Series ProducerThe One Show Science Films (BBC1) BBC Science.
2012Series Producer ProgrammeSeries Producer’s Programme, TRC Media.
2012Series ProducerKirstie’s Vintage Home (Channel 4) Raise The Roof.
2012Development ProducerRaise The Roof.
2011Producer and DirectorBritain’s Favourite Supermarket Foods (BBC1) BBC Science.
2011DirectorAfterlife (BBC 4) BBC Science.
2011Edit ProducerRelocation: Phil Down Under (Channel 4) IWC.
2010DirectorRelocation, Relocation (Channel 4) IWC.
2010Edit ProducerAntiques Road Trip (BBC2) STV.
2010DirectorThe One Show (BBC1) BBC Science.
2010Aerials DirectorScotland’s Winter Wonderland (STV).
2009Narrator, Producer and DirectorThe Scots That Rocked, (STV).
2009Series DirectorScotland Revealed, (STV). 
2009Writer and DirectorScotland At The Movies, (STV).
2008Producer and DirectorAxe The Agent, (BBC 1) BBC Vision.
2008Series DirectorThe Merchant Navy, (STV).
2007Series DirectorConquer The Castle, (STV/SKY 3).
2007Producer and DirectorThe History Detectives, (BBC2) The Open University and Lion TV.
2006Series DirectorMake Me A Baby (BBC3) Mentorn.
2005Producer and DirectorYou Can’t Fire Me I’m Famous! (BBC1) Endemol.

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