Barny Revill

Producer/Director, Director

Willing to work: Anywhere in UK & Republic of Ireland

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Referees

Grant Mansfield, Plimsoll Productions
Martha Holmes, Plimsoll Productions
Andrew Jackson, Plimsoll Productions
Alice Keens-Soper, Oxford Scientific Films
Sarah Winter, Oxford Scientific Films
Tom McDonald, BBC
Andrew O'Connell, Discovery
Katy Thorogood, Ricochet
Harry Marshall, Icon Films
Andie Clare, Icon Films
Anthony Geffen, Atlantic Productions
Olwyn Silvester, Atlantic Productions
Dick Colthurst,
Grant Mansfield, Plimsoll Productions
Martha Holmes, Plimsoll Productions
Andrew Jackson, Plimsoll Productions
Alice Keens-Soper, Oxford Scientific Films
Sarah Winter, Oxford Scientific Films
Tom McDonald, BBC
Andrew O'Connell, Discovery
Katy Thorogood, Ricochet
Harry Marshall, Icon Films
Andie Clare, Icon Films
Anthony Geffen, Atlantic Productions
Olwyn Silvester, Atlantic Productions
Dick Colthurst, Tigress Productions
Malcolm Neaum, Cicada Bellwether
Alison Turner, Darlow Smithson Productions
Kevin Mohs, National Geographic
Steve Burns, Curiosity Stream
Janet Han Vissering, National Geographic Channel
Ashley Hoppin, National Geographic Channel
Lisa Lucas, Animal Planet
Mick Kaczorowski, Animal Planet

Permits

USA

Licences

Basic Driving (PLG), PADI Diving licence

Additional Information

Industries

TV

Programme Types

Biography, Commercial, Current Affairs, Documentary, Docusoap, Drama Reconstruction, Dramatised Documentary, Factual, Factual Entertainment, Health, Historical Documentary, Natural History, Observational Documentary, Science, Travel

Specialisms

Africa, Animal welfare, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, China, Ecology, Environment, Geography, High-Definition, History, Latin America, Location Filming, Mountaineering, Natural History, Programme Development, Science, South Africa, Travel, USA, Wildlife, Zoology

About Me

• I'm a Producer / Director with a lot of experience in the field, particularly remote and extreme environments.
• I've directed and self shot on Mount Everest, in the Amazon, the Simpson Desert, the Congo Basin and beneath the North Pole on a Royal Navy Nuclear submarine.
• I have worked with a range of presenters (celebrity and new) both scripting and directing their performances in some very

• I'm a Producer / Director with a lot of experience in the field, particularly remote and extreme environments.
• I've directed and self shot on Mount Everest, in the Amazon, the Simpson Desert, the Congo Basin and beneath the North Pole on a Royal Navy Nuclear submarine.
• I have worked with a range of presenters (celebrity and new) both scripting and directing their performances in some very challenging conditions.
• Clips from my shows have gone viral and now total well over 30million views.
• I am passionate about story telling and love the interaction of people, information and emotion.
• I am continually developing ideas for all genres of programmes and I am always looking to learn, be it in a creative, intellectual or artistic capacity.

QUOTES:
"the highest rated series in Animal Planet history" River Monsters

"the network's best-performing series premiere ever" Animal Planet US press release, River Monsters - Piranha.

"terrific series... this should do for rivers and lakes what Jaws did for the sea, especially the Piranha episode" DVD Review 2010

"Grimly compelling series... a treat for the eyes. It is, frankly, compulsive viewing in a gruelling kind of way." The Times, Everest - Beyond the Limit.

"Extraordinary television... the story is suspenseful and spine-tingling - I found myself out of breath, squeezing the armrests of my recliner... don't miss it." Denver Post, Everest - Beyond the Limit.

"Dazzling, jawdropping television" Daily Telegraph, Deep Jungle.

"Another in the brilliant Secrets of Egypt series" Daily Express, Sphinx.

"thoroughly captivating and compelling... 'Pack of Teeth' has just about the best 3D I've seen in a broadcast... it's a great demo of what 3D can do when combined with a great story and visuals." 3DTV review

"The Secret Life of Dogs only disappoints when you discover it is just a one-off rather than a short series" Sunday Times, Secret Life of Dogs

"This one-off documentary is hard to resist. In fact one of my favourite TV moments of the year is seeing a springer spaniel called Jess bottle-feeding an orphaned lamb." Mirror, Secret Life of Dogs

"tail-wagging delight of a documentary" Metro, Secret Life of Dogs

"Adorable, all of it." Guardian, Secret Life of Dogs

"Actually, it's a scientifically revealing film about canine behaviour, illustrated with some lovely dogs and an intelligent narrative delivered by dog-lover Clunes." Observer, Secret Life of Dogs

'Documentary of the week' Radio Times, Animal Odd Couples

"Ridiculously heart melting" Daily Mirror, Animal Odd Couples

"the footage is naturally astonishing" Daily Telegraph, Animal Odd Couples

Animal Odd Couples, 5.6million viewers making it the 2nd most watched wildlife show of the whole year after 'Africa'.

"Inspiring" The Guardian, Secret Life of Babies (Choice)

"Fascinating documentary" Daily Mail, Secret Life of Babies (Pick of the Week)

"Stunning statistics and discoveries nonchalantly tossed out " The Sunday Times, Secret Life of Babies (Pick of the Day)

"Shot after shot after shot of gorgeous little babies crawling about and looking unbelievably cute. " Radio Times, Secret Life of Babies (Editor's Pick of the Week)

Media


Credits

You and Your Dog (wt) (Aug 2016 - Sep 2016)

Wall to Wall

Series Director

Dulux Commercial (Feb 2016 - Mar 2016)

Point Blank Productions / BBH

Commercial Director

Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall (Aug 2014 - Feb 2016)

Plimsoll Productions

Series Director

Secret Life of Babies (Jan 2014 - Jun 2015)

Oxford Scientific Films

Producer/Director

Carol Klein's Plant Odysseys (July 2014 - Aug 2014)

Oxford Scientific Films

Director

Animal Odd Couples (Month 2013 - Month 2013)

Oxford Scientific Films

Series Director

River Monsters 3D 'Pack of Teeth' (Month 2012 - Month 2012)

Icon Films

Producer/Director

River Monsters - Nicaragua (Month 2012 - Month 2012)

Icon Films

Producer/Director

Secret Life of Dogs (Month 2012 - Month 2012)

Oxford Scientific Films

Producer/Director

Bite of the Living Dead (wt: Twilight State) (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Icon Films

Producer/Director

Beast Hunter - Swamp Monster of the Congo (Month 2011 - Month 2011)

Icon Film

Producer/Director

River Monsters Series Two - Rift Valley Killers (Month 2010 - Month 2010)

Icon Films

Producer/Director

Beast Hunter - Man Ape of Sumatra (Month 2010 - Month 2010)

Icon Film

Producer/Director

Beast Hunter (Month 2010 - Month 2010)

Icon Films

Series Director

'River Monsters - Piranha' (Month 2009 - Month 2009)

Icon Films

Producer/Director

'River Monsters - Amazon Flesh Eaters' (Month 2009 - Month 2009)

Icon Films

Producer/Director

River Monsters Series One re-edit for iTV1 (Month 2009 - Month 2009)

Icon Films

Series Producer

'Joao Magueijo's Big Bang' (Month 2008 - Month 2008)

Tigress Productions

Cameraperson

'Secrets of Egypt - Pyramids' (Month 2008 - Month 2008)

Atlantic Productions

Producer/Director

'Secrets of Egypt - Sphinx' (Month 2008 - Month 2008)

Atlantic Productions

Producer/Director

'River Monsters - Amazon Assassins' (Month 2008 - Month 2008)

Icon Films

Producer/Director

'Everest Biographies' (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Tigress Productions

Director/Cameraperson

'Quitting Under Pressure' (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Tigress Productions

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

'Josh Bernstein, Sub Zero' (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Tigress Productions

Director

'Josh Bernstein, Gold Mask' (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

Darlow Smithson Productions & Bellwether Media

Producer/Director

'Everest - Beyond the Limit' (Month 2006 - Month 2006)

Tigress Productions

Producer/Director

'Journey to Sacred Lands' (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

Tigress Productions

DV Director

'Corwin's Quest' (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

Tigress Productions

Associate Producer

- (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

Tigress Productions

Development Producer

'Predators at War' (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

Tigress Productions

Edit Producer

'Return of the Cheetah' (Month 2004 - Month 2004)

Granada

Associate Producer

'Chimps - The Dark Side' (Month 2004 - Month 2004)

Granada

DV Director

'Mosquito Hell' (Month 2003 - Month 2003)

Steel Spyda Ltd

Producer

'Deep Jungle' (Month 2003 - Month 2003)

Granada

Associate Producer

- (Month 2003 - Month 2003)

Granada

Development Producer

'Insects from Hell' (Month 2002 - Month 2002)

Steel Spyda Ltd

Edit Producer

'World of Wildlife - Series 2&3' (Month 2001 - Month 2001)

Partridge Films

Associate Producer

'Built for the Kill - Series 1' (Month 2001 - Month 2001)

Partridge Films

Producer

Industry Qualifications

Sept '08 Basic First Aid on location
Oct '05 Preparing & Presenting Documentary Proposals, PACT course
Feb '04 Producer and sound recordist for 'A Night Shift to Remember' - 12 min short shot on super 16mm
Sept '03 Granada Production Safety and Risk Assessment workshop
Aug '03 Second camera 48hr Film Challenge, 'Sunday Driver'
Aug '03 2 day DV camera course
June '03 Hostile

Sept '08 Basic First Aid on location
Oct '05 Preparing & Presenting Documentary Proposals, PACT course
Feb '04 Producer and sound recordist for 'A Night Shift to Remember' - 12 min short shot on super 16mm
Sept '03 Granada Production Safety and Risk Assessment workshop
Aug '03 Second camera 48hr Film Challenge, 'Sunday Driver'
Aug '03 2 day DV camera course
June '03 Hostile Environment Safety Course
Sept '01 Granada Production Risk Assessment Course
Sept '01 Sound recordist on 'Lunch Break', a short film shot on super 16mm
May '01 Avid editor on 'Tupperware Lunch' - a student short
May '00 Production Risk Assessment Course, run by Lionsgate Media Ltd
April '00 Cameraman on 'Catchee Ball - the movie', a short film shot on DV
Nov '99 2 day DV camera course and 1 day sound recording course
March '99 Introductory Sound recording course with Roger Long
June '99 2 day in-house editing course on Avid 7.0 media composer

Education

University of Bristol B.Sc. Hons Zoology 2:1
Truro School, Cornwall A-levels (A, B, B) GCSE (9)

Industry Awards

'Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall' Nominated National Television Awards Best Factual Entertainment programme
'Secret Life of Babies' shortlisted Grierson Award Best Science or Natural History
'Animal Odd Couples' Nominated Wildscreen Panda Awards 2014 Best Popular Broadcast
River Monsters 'Pack of Teeth' Nominated Wildscreen Panda Award 2012 Best 3D
River Monsters Nominated Wildscreen Panda Award

'Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall' Nominated National Television Awards Best Factual Entertainment programme
'Secret Life of Babies' shortlisted Grierson Award Best Science or Natural History
'Animal Odd Couples' Nominated Wildscreen Panda Awards 2014 Best Popular Broadcast
River Monsters 'Pack of Teeth' Nominated Wildscreen Panda Award 2012 Best 3D
River Monsters Nominated Wildscreen Panda Award 2012 Best Popular Broadcast
'Deep Jungle' EMMY award nominated.
Winner Best Popular Broadcast Wildscreen Film Festival.
Nominated Best Limited Series Jackson Hole Film Festival.
Winner Best Network Specialist Factual & Nominated Best Photography RTS West,
Best in Wildlife & Conservation and Best in Festival Explorers Club Festival.
'Everest - Beyond the Limit' Nominated for RTS West Best Network Documentary.
'Chimps - The Dark Side' Nominated for RTS West award Network Factual.
'Return of the Cheetah' Nominated for Panda in your Pocket Award, Wildscreen Film Festival.
Winner RTS West craft award Editing.
'Built for the Kill' CINE Golden Eagle Award Winner