Colin Rothbart,Series Producer

Colin Rothbart

Series Producer, Series Director

About Colin Rothbart

• A creative & versatile Grierson nominated SP / SD / PD / NCTBJ accredited journalist
• Experienced in investigative/observational documentary, overseas filming, factual, music, reality & factual entertainment
• Specialised in securing access into difficult areas, working under pressure and forming
bonds with contributors and talent. Good French & Spanish & basic

• A creative & versatile Grierson nominated SP / SD / PD / NCTBJ accredited journalist
• Experienced in investigative/observational documentary, overseas filming, factual, music, reality & factual entertainment
• Specialised in securing access into difficult areas, working under pressure and forming
bonds with contributors and talent. Good French & Spanish & basic German
• I am a strong team leader and player (have managed large teams and budgets) and bring energy, ideas and passion to every project I work on.
• Direct crews & self shoot on Sony FS7, Canon C300, XF305, 5D, EX1, EX3, Z1, Z7, DVX


Media

Colin Rothbart Show Reel 2019.mp4

Colin Rothbart Show Reel 2019.mp4

Videos


Images

Equipment

FS7

C300

CANON XF305

SONY EX1 & EX3

Additional Information

Industries

Music Promos, Radio, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Biography, Business, Childrens, Comedy, Commercial, Corporate, Current Affairs, Daytime, Documentary, Docusoap, Drama Reconstruction, Dramatised Documentary, Education, Entertainment, Events, Game Show, Glamour (Adult), Health, Historical Documentary, Investigative, Leisure, Live Multi-cam OB, Live TV, Magazine, Motoring, Music, Music Promo, Natural History, News, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcast, Property, Reality TV, Religion, Science, Shopping, Studio Debate, Travel, Youth

Specialisms

Advertising, Africa, Afro-Caribbean culture, Animal welfare, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Asian Britain, Aviation, Biology, Black America, Business, Cars, Celebrity, Children's, China, Cinema/Film, Clubbing, Comedy, Community, Consumer Affairs, Cookery, Corporate Films, Crime, Current Affairs, Dance, Design, Digi Beta, Disability/Special Needs, Drama, Drugs, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Enhanced TV, Environment, Ethnic, Events, Farming, Fashion, Finance, Food, Gardening, Gay & Lesbian, Genetics, Geography, Health, Heritage, High-Definition, History, Human Rights, Industry, Interactive TV, Interior Design, International Affairs, Internet, Journalism, Languages, Latin America, Literature, Location Filming, Medicine, Mental Health, Middle East, Motorbikes, Mountaineering, Music, Natural History, New Media, News & Current Affairs, Outside Broadcast, Paleontology, Paranormal, Parenting, People Finding, Period Drama, Philosophy, Photography, Police, Politics, Popular Culture, Programme Development, Programme Formatting, Psychology, Puppetry, Radio, Religion, Science, Sex Industry, Sexuality, Shopping, Social Issues, Sociology, South Africa, South East Asia, Technology, Theatre, Topography, Tourism, Transport, Travel, Undercover Investigation, USA, Wildlife, Wine, Womens Issues, Writing, Youth Culture, Zoology

Credits

The Cruise

(July 2018 - Present)

Wild Pictures

Series Producer

Dark Tourist

(Jan 2017 - Feb 2018)

Razor Fumes

Senior Producer/Director

The Art Lovers' Guide

(Jun 2016 - Nov 2016)

BBC

Series Director

Penguin A&E

(Dec 2015 - Apr 2016)

Remedy

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

The Hairy Builder

(July 2015 - Dec 2015)

CPL

Series Producer

Fired By Mum And Dad

(Feb 2015 - July 2015)

Remedy

Series Producer

Dressed As A Girl

(May 2009 - May 2015)

Blue Oyster

Director

OAPs Behaving Badly

(Oct 2014 - Feb 2015)

Barcroft

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Your Home in Their Hands

(May 2014 - Oct 2014)

BBC

Producer/Director

Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis

(Jun 2013 - Oct 2014)

Love

Series Producer

Employment History

Series Producer on The Cruise - Wild Pictures for ITV1
We follow life above and below deck on one of the world's biggest cruise liners, as she sails all around Asia and Australasia. Prime time ITV series narrated by Hugh Bonneville

Lead PD on Dark Tourist - Razor Fumes for Netflix International
New 8x60 series about worldwide alternative travel destinations - from nuclear tourism in Fukushima to West African Voodoo Festivals. I set the style and produced & directed 5 of 8 eps. Hosted by David Farrier

SD on The Art Lovers Guide - BBC Arts & Culture for BBC Worldwide & BBC4
New 3x60 series where art and culture experts reexamine some of the world's greatest cities

SP/SD on Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis - Love Productions for ITV1
6x60 format where Warwick and his family travel around the UK meeting Great British Eccentrics

SP/SD on The Hairy Builder - CPL Productions for BBC2
New 15x30 series where Dave from the Hairy Bikers helps in the restoration of UK heritage buildings

SP on Fired by Mum and Dad - Remedy Productions for MTV International
New 8x60 series where problem kids are given the chance to intern at their dream workplace

Director on Dressed As A Girl - self funded feature documentary for international release
Longform 95 min doc filmed over 6 years about the East London alternative scene - Grierson nominated. I self shot and sensitively directed 6 characters ranging from gay and lesbian performers to trans activists

Lead PD on Penguin A&E - Remedy Productions for Channel 5
New 4x60 series following the work of a Penguin Rescue centre in Cape Town and local penguin colonies

Lead PD on OAPs Behaving Badly - Barcroft Media for Channel 5
6x60 documentary series on the over 60s who live life to the max - self shot on C300 in Tenerife and UK


Lead PD on Your Home in Their Hands - BBC in house for BBC1
6x60 new format where Celia Sawyer invites two amateur designers to transform homes in need

PD on Sex Toy Stories - Optomen for Channel 4
1x60 format where 12 diverse women develop bespoke sex toys for Ann Summers latest collection

PD on It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief - Optomen for Channel 5
A cop and reformed robber set up stunts and undercover filming to give shoplifters a run for their money

Lead PD on Mary Queen of the High Street - Optomen for Channel 4
4x60 documentary series following Mary Portas attempt to transform four 'Portas Pilot' towns with the PM.

PD on Splash! - Two Four for ITV1
Weekly prime time elimination show where Tom Daley teaches celebrities to learn how to dive

PD on The Apprentice - Talkback for BBC1
2x60 prime time format where budding entrepreneurs battle it out to go into business with Lord Sugar

Series Director on City Secrets - Two Four Productions for Sky Atlantic
8x60 guide to the hidden side of the UK & Ireland's best known cities. Hosted by Alan Cumming

Lead PD on Man Up - Betty for Fox International
10x60 format where guys are transformed from geek to chic in a week under the watchful eye of Olivia Lee

PD on My Super Sweet World Class - Maverick TV for MTV World
1x30 popular format following two millionaire entrepreneurs putting on the best party Sydney's ever seen

PD on Plain Jane - Gogglebox Productions for MTV World
2x60 presenter-led makeover format where a dowdy girl aims to get the man of her dreams

PD on The Sex Education Show - Endemol for Channel 4
Features director on this award winning show, giving ground-breaking lessons in sex education.

PD on Great British Railway Journeys - Talkback for BBC1 & 2
Michael Portillo visits the UK's most iconic locations, using Bradshaw's 19th century bible as his guide

PD on Paradise Lost - Studio Lambert for ITV1
1x60 documenary about Brits who have lost eveyrthing in pursuit of the American Dream in Florida

PD on Extreme Fishing III - IWC Media for Five
Shot and edited shows 1 and 2 of this travelogue with Robson Green in the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India

PD on Celebrity Wife Swap - RDF Media for Channel 4
1x60 where Rhona Cameron and Stan Boardman swap lives in this popular prime time format

PD on Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents - RDF Media for BBC3
1x60: Parents spy on their teens' first unaccompanied holiday abroad and then confront them

PD on The World's Strictest Parents - Twenty Twenty for BBC3
Shot and edited shows 1 and 2 on this formatted show where unruly teens experience tough love abroad

PD on Make Me A Christian - Wildcard Prods for Channel 4
3x60 formatted prime time documentary making unlikely characters live as Christians

PD on The Great British Body with Trinny & Susannah - Granada for ITV1
Landmark 3x60 series of roadshows with stunts, experts and 1500 members of the public

Director on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - Granada for ITV1
Directed multi-camera shoot (5 PSC crews) on Walk In day and filmed reality of celebrities camping and undergoing challenges in the Australian jungle.

PD on Dating the Enemy and Florida Belles pilot - ITV1
1x30 relationship show where contestants date their nemeses

PD on Wife Swap - RDF Media - Channel 4
2x60 observational documentary where wives trade places and turn families' lives around. I directed two high rating episodes, including the first ever gay swap

Series Director/Producer on Generation Xcess, Sept Films - ITV
Controversial 4x60 series about the lifestyles of today's Generation X

PD on The Best & Worst Places to Live in the UK, IWC - C4
1x60 prime time factual entertainment show about the UK's best and worst postcodes. Presented by Phil Spencer & Sofie Allsopp

PD on The One Show, BBC Docs - BBC1
Directed VTs with Dame Kelly Holmes and Sally Gunnell celebrating Britishness

PD on Dubai or Bust? - Roast Beef Productions for Channel 4
Pilot about UK expats on the make and living on a knife edge before the crash


PD on Holiday - BBC Travel Unit - BBC1
Asked back to 20x30 prime time travel series. Edited, wrote scripts and directed crews with Laurence Llewellyn Bowen and guest presenters in numerous foreign locations

PD on Britain's Next Top Model - Thumbs Up - Living TV
In charge of multi-camera digibeta shoots on this popular US and UK reality format where 13 wannabe models live together, undertake daily tasks and are eliminated weekly. Directed
crew, presenters, judges and contestants for shows 1, 3 and the final in Marrakech

PD on Holidays at Home - BBC Docs - BBC1
6x30 Nicki Chapman fronted prime time format / observational documentary where families are tricked into enjoying the delights of their local area as opposed to a foreign holiday, putting relationships under the spotlight. Edited, wrote scripts, self shot on Z1 and directed crews

PD on Airport - BBC Documentaries - BBC1
Directed crews and self shot on Z1 for this 15x60 long-running popular prime time series about Heathrow Airport with the police, paparazzi and animal quarantine

PD on Moving Up - BBC New York for Discovery Network
Presenter-led reality format- think 'Wife Swap' meets 'Changing Rooms'. Directed large crews on this new show. Intensive character research, innovative filming style, team leadership and script writing skills required

PD on 10 Ways To Get On The Property Ladder- Talkback for Five
1x60 VT-based entertainment / lifestyle programme, presented by Kirsty Young

PD on Get A New Life Extra - Brighter Pictures/Endemol for BBC2
4 x 60 minute observational documentary about successful ex-pats in New Zealand - often filming in extreme conditions. Intensive character development, research and interviewing skills needed

PD on Passport to the Sun - Lion TV for BBC1
20x30 & 10x60 obs doc series about ex-pats living in the Balearics

Producer on Unreported World - September Films for Channel 4
Young people living with suicide bombers, in Israel, at the time the Hamas/Sharon ceasefire ended

Series Director/Producer of Britain's Most Embarrassing Parents
An original 10x30 entertainment format involving elaborate confrontations, forfeits and secret filming. Edited all shows and led a team of 20 people

Director at Tiger Aspect
Devised and directed numerous pilots including 'Chelsea Tales' - which became a 6 part series on BBC2

Producer on Richard and Judy - Cactus TV for Channel 4
Wrote scripts, devised show items and strands & worked with celebrity guests

Director on The Real Sex and the City - September Films for Sky 1

Series Director/Producer of Car Sharks - Maverick TV for Bravo
15x30 car makeover gameshow / reality format

PD on Costa Del Dosh - September Films for Bravo

PD on The A-Z of Bad Boys - Tiger Aspect
15x30 series for Bravo filming controversial figures in the criminal underworld

PD on Sin Cities - Visual Voodoo / ITN for Bravo
15x30 travel, sex & lifestyle guide

PD of Trainspotters & Eurospotters - Channel 4, ITV
Devised and developed this 130x60 clubbing show

Junior Researcher on The Big Breakfast - Planet 24 for Channel 4
Junior Researcher on Fortean TV - Rapido TV for Channel 4

Kiss 102 FM - Reporter for 'The Word'
BBC TV - Researcher on 'Breakfast News'
Capital Radio - Trainee reporter for 'The Way It Is'
TV AM - Runner, Duty Officer & Meeter-Greeter
BBC GMR / Kiss FM - Reporter
Euronews - Reporter
BBC Manchester - One of six students in 'The Living Soap' documentary for BBC2

Equipment

FS7

C300

CANON XF305

SONY EX1 & EX3

Additional Information

Industries

Music Promos, Radio, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Biography, Business, Childrens, Comedy, Commercial, Corporate, Current Affairs, Daytime, Documentary, Docusoap, Drama Reconstruction, Dramatised Documentary, Education, Entertainment, Events, Game Show, Glamour (Adult), Health, Historical Documentary, Investigative, Leisure, Live Multi-cam OB, Live TV, Magazine, Motoring, Music, Music Promo, Natural History, News, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcast, Property, Reality TV, Religion, Science, Shopping, Studio Debate, Travel, Youth

Specialisms

Advertising, Africa, Afro-Caribbean culture, Animal welfare, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Asian Britain, Aviation, Biology, Black America, Business, Cars, Celebrity, Children's, China, Cinema/Film, Clubbing, Comedy, Community, Consumer Affairs, Cookery, Corporate Films, Crime, Current Affairs, Dance, Design, Digi Beta, Disability/Special Needs, Drama, Drugs, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Enhanced TV, Environment, Ethnic, Events, Farming, Fashion, Finance, Food, Gardening, Gay & Lesbian, Genetics, Geography, Health, Heritage, High-Definition, History, Human Rights, Industry, Interactive TV, Interior Design, International Affairs, Internet, Journalism, Languages, Latin America, Literature, Location Filming, Medicine, Mental Health, Middle East, Motorbikes, Mountaineering, Music, Natural History, New Media, News & Current Affairs, Outside Broadcast, Paleontology, Paranormal, Parenting, People Finding, Period Drama, Philosophy, Photography, Police, Politics, Popular Culture, Programme Development, Programme Formatting, Psychology, Puppetry, Radio, Religion, Science, Sex Industry, Sexuality, Shopping, Social Issues, Sociology, South Africa, South East Asia, Technology, Theatre, Topography, Tourism, Transport, Travel, Undercover Investigation, USA, Wildlife, Wine, Womens Issues, Writing, Youth Culture, Zoology