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Nigel Walk

Series Producer/Director, Director

Willing to work: Worldwide

Available

Referees

Arif Nurmohamed
Showrunner - One Strange Rock
arif.nurmohamed@nutopia.com

Danielle Peck - SP Making of Me
07968 306602

Simon Finch - SP Supersized Earth
Borough Films
simon@boroughfilms.com
07958 993404

Helen Thomas - Exec, Supersized Earth
BBC Science
helen.thomas@bbc.co.uk
0208 743 8000

Organizations

  • BECTU
  • Directors UK

Languages

  • French (Conversational)
  • German (Conversational)

Permits

USA

Licences

Basic Driving (PLG), PADI Diving licence

Equipment

Canon 5D Mk II + Zoom recorder

Affiliations

BECTU
DIRECTORS UK

Additional Information

Industries

TV

Programme Types

Arts, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Events, Health, Historical Documentary, Natural History, Science, Travel

Specialisms

Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Aviation, Biology, China, Digital Special Effects, Engineering, Final Cut Pro, Gardening, Genetics, Geography, Heritage, High-Definition, History, Industry, Location Filming, Mental Health, Natural History, Psychology, Science, South East Asia, Technology, Topography, Travel, USA, Wildlife, Writing

About Me

I am a Series Producer and award-winning Producer / Director - I take complex subjects and turn them into wonder, spectacle and surprise for blue-chip specialist-factual docs - Science, History and Arts for the BBC and US Networks.

One of my recent successes is the $30m ONE STRANGE ROCK for NAT GEO - hosted by Will Smith and co-Exec'ed by Darren Aronofsky, its a mind-bending, thrilling journey revealing the wonder and

I am a Series Producer and award-winning Producer / Director - I take complex subjects and turn them into wonder, spectacle and surprise for blue-chip specialist-factual docs - Science, History and Arts for the BBC and US Networks.

One of my recent successes is the $30m ONE STRANGE ROCK for NAT GEO - hosted by Will Smith and co-Exec'ed by Darren Aronofsky, its a mind-bending, thrilling journey revealing the wonder and fragility of planet Earth. I was instrumental in winning the commission, and managed a team of over 30 across 50+ global shoots thru to delivery while taking the creative lead on the series VFX with Framestore. Nominated at Jackson Hole and Grierson Awards, and winner of 3 Wildscreen Awards.

Other recent successes include BAFTA-nominated SUPERSIZED EARTH for BBC1, DERREN BROWN: Beyond the Mischief, HOW TO GROW A PLANET and HOW EARTH MADE US, both of which won two Wildscreen Awards, and the BAFTA-winning inaugural series of COAST.

I always strive to take every shot, sequence, story and series to another level with an emotive, inspirational tone that's compelling and immersive to watch. I have a filmic and cinematic eye, a passion for great structure and script, and lead teams collaboratively.

I have filmed across the world in remote and tough locations - and managed multiple teams doing the same - with particular experience in 4K, blue chip, VFX, drones, Cineflex, boats, jibs and cranes etc.

JACKSON HOLE Science Media Award 2018 One Strange Rock
WILDSCREEN Editing Award 2018 One Strange Rock
WILDSCREEN Music Award 2018 One Strange Rock
WILDSCREEN Innovation Award 2018 One Strange Rock
WILDSCREEN Best Earth Sciences 2012 How To Grow A Planet
WILDSCREEN Best Presenter-Lead Series 2012 How To Grow A Planet
WILDSCREEN Best Series 2010 How Earth Made Us
WILDSCREEN Best Earth Sciences 2010 How Earth Made Us
BAFTA Craft Short-Listed - Best Director 2010 How Earth Made Us
Outstanding Freelancer Of The Year 2010 Sony / Production Base
BAFTA Best Interactive Series 2006 Coast - Series 1

More clips available on https://vimeo.com/nigelwalk

Media


Credits

Full Throttle (Jan 2013 - May 2019)

Nigel Walk Prods Ltd / Borough Productions

Executive Producer

BURIED SECRETS OF THE BIBLE (Aug 2018 - Mar 2019)

Caravan Media

Producer/Director

ONE STRANGE ROCK (Apr 2015 - Apr 2018)

Nutopia / NAT GEO

Series Producer

FORCES OF NATURE (Jun 2015 - Jun 2015)

BBC

Director

FIRST PEOPLES (Dec 2013 - Oct 2014)

Shed Media / PBS / ARTE

Producer/Director

THE SEARCH FOR ALFRED THE GREAT (Jun 2013 - Sep 2013)

BBC - BBC TWO

Producer/Director

SUPERSIZED EARTH (Apr 2012 - Nov 2012)

BBC Productions - BBC ONE

Producer/Director

HOW TO GROW A PLANET (Mar 2011 - Dec 2011)

BBC Productions - BBC TWO

Producer/Director

DERREN BROWN: BEHIND THE MISCHIEF (Oct 2010 - Jan 2011)

Objective Productions / Channel 4

Producer/Director

MEN OF ROCK (May 2010 - Oct 2010)

BBC Productions - BBC TWO

Producer/Director

STORY OF SCIENCE (Sep 2009 - Mar 2010)

BBC Productions - BBC TWO

Producer/Director

HOW EARTH MADE US (Sep 2008 - Sep 2009)

BBC Productions / National Geographic

Producer/Director

THE MAKING OF ME: Colin Jackson (Apr 2008 - Aug 2008)

BBC Productions - BBC ONE

Producer/Director

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES (Mar 2007 - Dec 2007)

BBC Productions - BBC TWO

Producer/Director

'HOW WE BUILT BRITAIN' (Month 2007 - Month 2007)

BBC Productions - Arts

Producer/Director

JOURNEYS INTO THE RING OF FIRE (Month 2006 - Month 2006)

BBC

Producer/Director

`COAST' - Series 1 (Month 2005 - Month 2005)

BBC Specialist Factual

Producer/Director

EXTREME ENGINEERING (Month 2004 - Month 2004)

Maverick TV

Director / Edit Producer

WORST JOBS IN HISTORY (Month 2004 - Month 2004)

Spire Films

Producer/Director

Employment History

My Broadcast experience has been extensive and I am now bringing that experience and knowledge into new areas including Branded Content, Music Videos, Commercials and Drama.

BRANDED CONTENT:
- Rolex
- Regis UK
- Reversepective

MUSIC VIDEO
- 'Enough is Enough' - Bryn Haworth

Executive Producer / Writer / Director: Drama / Drama-doc
'THROTTLE' [Working

My Broadcast experience has been extensive and I am now bringing that experience and knowledge into new areas including Branded Content, Music Videos, Commercials and Drama.

BRANDED CONTENT:
- Rolex
- Regis UK
- Reversepective

MUSIC VIDEO
- 'Enough is Enough' - Bryn Haworth

Executive Producer / Writer / Director: Drama / Drama-doc
'THROTTLE' [Working title]
JAN 13 - PRESENT
I teamed up with Borough Productions, and I devised and co-wrote the step-outline for a feature length drama about Belgium's Forgotten Front. The idea has won Wellcome Trust funding for further development and is currently ongoing.


Early Credits include:

'AUDLEY END' - 1 x 59' BBC 2 Prime time
Aug 02 Catalyst TV
A beautiful and lyrical documentary about the Victorian Walled Garden at Audley End. Pivoting round the discovery of contemporary diaries told via reconstructions and archive.

Producer / Director
GARDENERS' WORLD - 36 x 30' + 6 x 60' BBC 2 Prime time
Feb 01 - Dec 02 Catalyst TV
Producing and Directing diverse portfolio for BBC2's flagship gardening series, presented by Alan Titchmarsh.

Producer / Director
GREAT DIXTER - 1 x 30' BBC 2 Prime time
May 01 Catalyst TV
A sensitive Character-profile documentary, following a year with the late world-famous Author and Plantsman Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter in Sussex

AP / Director
GARDENERS' WORLD 36 x 30' BBC 2 Prime time
Feb 99 - Nov 00 Catalyst TV
Assisting Series Producer in managing editorial content of weekly programme, supervising large busy team of Researchers, briefing Directors and directing strands of items.

Assistant Producer
CLOTHES SHOW LIVE 1 x 60' BBC 1
Managing large team during fast-turn-round production. Producing full Director briefings & storyboards, scheduling crews, scriptwriting for presenters, booking, hosting and interviewing copious celebrities.

Skills

HD tapeless formats in 4K - RED Epic, Sony F55
Story-boarding
Planning and directing CGI / GFX
Drama re-con - Directing Actors
Heli / Aerials Shoots - Cineflex
Directing Slo-mo / hi speed sequences / Phantom
Self Shooting - Canon C300, 5D MkII ­

Other Work Experience:
*Branded Content: Rolex, Regis UK, Reversepective
*Advertising Copyriter: Morse-Brown Design

HD tapeless formats in 4K - RED Epic, Sony F55
Story-boarding
Planning and directing CGI / GFX
Drama re-con - Directing Actors
Heli / Aerials Shoots - Cineflex
Directing Slo-mo / hi speed sequences / Phantom
Self Shooting - Canon C300, 5D MkII ­

Other Work Experience:
*Branded Content: Rolex, Regis UK, Reversepective
*Advertising Copyriter: Morse-Brown Design Ltd
*Set Design and Stage Management - London Musicals Company
*Co-ordinator, IAS: emergency medical treatment for holiday and business travellers abroad.

Industry Qualifications

BBC Trained
BBC Advanced Directors' Course
BBC Self Shooting Course
BBC Health and Safety Course
BBC Editorial Policy Cource

Education

1990 - 1994 Bsc Hons Degree Psychology 2(1) - Bristol University
including 2 year History of Art Course: Rococco to Modernism

4 A' Levels, 12 O'levels

Industry Awards

WILDSCREEN PANDA AWARDS 2012
BEST EARTH SCIENCES - 'HOW PLANTS MADE US'
BEST PRESENTER-LEAD SERIES - 'HOW PLANTS MADE US'

PRODUCTION BASE - OUTSTANDING FREELANCER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2010

WILDSCREEN PANDA AWARDS 2010
BEST SERIES - 'HOW EARTH MADE US'
BEST EARTH SCIENCES - 'HOW EARTH MADE US'

BAFTA - 'COAST' - 2005