David Briggs,Producer/Director

David Briggs

Producer/Director, Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

About David Briggs

I am a BBC-trained freelance Producer / Director with fourteen years experience making factual programmes for the BBC, Channel Four, Discovery and Netflix. I specialise in science programmes.

Programmes that I have directed include: "The Truth About..." (BBC ONE); "Horizon" (BBC TWO); "Strip The Cosmos" (DISCOVERY); "Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics"

I am a BBC-trained freelance Producer / Director with fourteen years experience making factual programmes for the BBC, Channel Four, Discovery and Netflix. I specialise in science programmes.

Programmes that I have directed include: "The Truth About..." (BBC ONE); "Horizon" (BBC TWO); "Strip The Cosmos" (DISCOVERY); "Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics" (BBC FOUR) and "Metamorphosis: The Science Of Change" (BBC FOUR). Most recently, I have worked as Series Producer on "Food Unwrapped" (CHANNEL FOUR).

My skills include: self-shooting (FS7); scripting; directing; edit producing; development; securing access; filming with drones; CGI; managing large teams; and working with talent. I have filmed around the world - including on oil rigs, volcanoes and at the South Pole. I have a flair for turning the non-visual visual, and making beautifully quirky programmes.

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Hubble (working title)

(July 2019 - Apr 2020)

BBC Studios

Producer/Director

Space War Secrets

(Jan 2019 - Jun 2019)

BBC Studios

Producer/Director

Food Unwrapped

(Sep 2018 - Oct 2018)

Ricochet

Series Producer

Strip The Cosmos (Discovery Channel)

(Mar 2018 - Sep 2018)

Windfall Films

Producer/Director (Self-shooting)

Food Unwrapped (Channel Four)

(Feb 2017 - Feb 2018)

Ricochet

Senior Producer

The Truth About Stress (BBC One)

(Oct 2016 - Jan 2017)

Blink Films

Producer/Director

Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics (BBC Four)

(Apr 2016 - Aug 2016)

BBC Studios

Producer/Director

Michael Mosley vs The Superbugs

(May 2016 - Jun 2016)

Renegade Pictures

Development Producer

The Truth About Alcohol (BBC One)

(Sep 2015 - Jan 2016)

Sundog Pictures

Producer/Director

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms (BBC Four)

(Feb 2015 - July 2015)

BBC Studios

Producer/Director

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Industries

TV

Programme Types

Arts, Biography, Business, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Dramatised Documentary, Education, Historical Documentary, Music, Natural History, News, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcast, Religion, Science, Science Fiction, Travel, Youth

Specialisms

Archaeology, Aviation, Biology, Consumer Affairs, Current Affairs, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Environment, Farming, Finance, Genetics, Geography, Health, Heritage, History, Location Filming, Maths, Medicine, Mental Health, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Paleontology, People Finding, Philosophy, Politics, Popular Culture, Programme Development, Psychology, Radio, Religion, Science, Social Anthropology, Technology, Tourism, Travel

Employment History

Development Producer. Factory Films. Sep 2017 - Nov 2017.
Developing specialist factual ideas to pitch to BBC, Channel Four and Channel Five.

Additional Information

Industries

TV

Programme Types

Arts, Biography, Business, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Dramatised Documentary, Education, Historical Documentary, Music, Natural History, News, Observational Documentary, Outside Broadcast, Religion, Science, Science Fiction, Travel, Youth

Specialisms

Archaeology, Aviation, Biology, Consumer Affairs, Current Affairs, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Environment, Farming, Finance, Genetics, Geography, Health, Heritage, History, Location Filming, Maths, Medicine, Mental Health, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Paleontology, People Finding, Philosophy, Politics, Popular Culture, Programme Development, Psychology, Radio, Religion, Science, Social Anthropology, Technology, Tourism, Travel