Showreel Production Service
An opportunity to have your showreel produced by one of factual TV’s most successful executive producers – Fiona Pitcher.
Your showreel is the first thing most potential producers / commissioners / casting agents see of you. It’s scientifically proven that we make judgments as we watch someone within 30 seconds, or less. The smallest thing can put us off. Your potential clients look at taster tapes or “sizzlers’ for programme ideas all the time, many of them created to high production standards. Yet many showreels are created to a “one size fits all” formula that rarely demonstrates the unique qualities of the individual.
All of us have a unique set of skills and expertise that we can offer as a presenter, and the trick is to make sure your showreel demonstrates those. Otherwise it’s all too easy to be overlooked.
Our showreel production service offers you the chance to work with one of factual TV’s most successful Executive Producers, Fiona Pitcher. Fiona has 25 years experience working in factual TV production, 13 of them with the BBC’s Natural History Unit. With her presenters and production teams, she has won two BAFTAs, an Emmy and a Royal Television Society award for SPRINGWATCH which she created.
See Fiona’s profile.
She now combines working as a consultant TV Executive Producer with training presenters and producers. Her most recent series was CATS V DOGS with Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin for BBC TWO. Now running her own company, Fiona’s spent the last 5 years providing training that’s bespoke for her clients – ranging from super-indies to in-house BBC teams, from individuals to NGOs.
On her many TV series and shows, Fiona’s worked with top presenters including:
Sir David Attenborough
Chris Packham *
Bill Oddie *
*Represented by David Foster Management
“Couldn’t be happier with my showreel, not only that but the guidance and support throughout the process was fantastic!! Within 24 hours of sending out the showreel Fiona created, I had interviews about working on two big and established TV series. It’s opened doors that were previously closed to me.”
Fiona will create a showreel with you that’s tailored to your particular skills and expertise, and to the type of TV you’re passionate about. It can be from scratch or to update an existing showreel.
The showreel package includes:
- sensitive but honest advice and support on how you look, how you sound and how to feel confident
- access to clips from existing programmes , selected by Fiona, to learn from
- help with scripting and content
- specially-shot sequences of you on location
- editing of any existing footage you have
- a polished edit with captions
You’ll have access to her in-depth and insider knowledge of the UK’s factual TV market. She has a vast range of proven experience in spotting potential talent and nurturing it, as well as helping established presenters to broaden their skills.
As a key decision-maker, she’s watched vast numbers of showreels and clips, and has a very experienced eye for what and who is likely to work, and where.
Filming can take place anywhere in the UK, depending on your budget. Fiona is based in London and Norfolk. Showreels will be up to 3 minutes long.
Tel: +44 (0)126 477 1726
Where appropriate the above artists’ photos are used with their agents’ permissions.
- The images of Sir David Attenborough and Hugh Dennis are copyright of BBC.
- The image of Chris Packham is by Paul Carter, photographer.
- The image of Kate Humble is copyright of Clare Richardson.
- The image of George McGavin is copyright of Tim Martin.