About Richard Sattin

For the past 6 months I have been in development for Films of Record and Blakeway and now have a raft of original proposals in submission.

I spent 2015/16 at Pulse Films contributing to their specialist factual re-boot with two films into production - Nazi Ghost Train with Dan Snow for BBC/Smithsonian and Faith Healing, a 90 minute theatric/tv documentary for Molly Thompson's A&E Films. One of other major 4 part series

For the past 6 months I have been in development for Films of Record and Blakeway and now have a raft of original proposals in submission.

I spent 2015/16 at Pulse Films contributing to their specialist factual re-boot with two films into production - Nazi Ghost Train with Dan Snow for BBC/Smithsonian and Faith Healing, a 90 minute theatric/tv documentary for Molly Thompson's A&E Films. One of other major 4 part series Age of Terror will go into production for History Channel later this year.

I have headed up the factual divisions of two of the UK's largest independents - Parthenon Entertainment (now Sky Vision) and Darlow Smithson, as well as my own production company Principal Films which was bought by DSP in 2005. Principal was a Top 25 company with a staff of 80.

Responsible for content generation, pitching and executive/series producing 300 hours of high-end programming across the factual genres including science, history, adventure, obsdocs, dramadocs, crime and investigation.

Extensive contacts with commissioners and production talent. Specialise in landmark dramatised series and specialist factual.

Key skills include:
Developing, writing and showrunning original programming;
Managing multiple production teams;
Producing trailers, promos and sizzle reels;
Attracting on-screen talent;
Bringing in demanding productions on time and on budget;
Long-standing relationships with leading commissioners, producers and directors;
Negotiating budgets, programme sales, production and talent contracts;
Devising and presenting creative briefs and formats;
Attending TV markets including MIP, MIPCOM, NAPTE, RealScreen and Sunny Side.

I try to make the experience rewarding and fun. I always take the time to resolve everyone's concerns, and am diplomatic when it comes to balancing the creative aspirations of the project with the demands of the broadcasters. I've always been unflappable.

I have personal and professional relationships with leading factual commissioners in the UK, US, Europe and Asia - and have been invited to sit on panels for the Grierson Awards, BAFTA, World Science Congress, Sheffield Doc Festival and China's International Documentary Forum.

Thank you for considering me.

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Industries

Film, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Biography, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Drama: Feature Film, Drama: Television Serial, Dramatised Documentary, Health, Historical Documentary, Investigative, Music, Natural History, Observational Documentary, Science, Travel

Specialisms

Africa, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Aviation, Cars, China, Crime, Current Affairs, Drama, Ecology, Engineering, Environment, Events, Geography, Health, Heritage, High-Definition, History, International Affairs, Journalism, Location Filming, Medicine, Mental Health, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Paleontology, People Finding, Period Drama, Philosophy, Police, Popular Culture, Programme Development, Programme Formatting, Psychology, Religion, Science, Sex Industry, Sexuality, Social Anthropology, Social Issues, Sociology, Travel, Undercover Investigation, USA, Wildlife, Writing

Credits

Nazi Ghost Train

(Oct 2015 - Aug 2016)

Pulse Films

Executive Producer

Finding Jesus: Faith Fact Forgery

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

Nutopia

Series Producer

Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet

(Jan 2015 - Jan 2015)

Double Act

Series Editor

Ancient Impossible

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

Wild Dream Films

Series Producer

7 Deadly Sins of The Animal Kingdom

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

Back2Back Productions

Series Producer

What Next?

(Jan 2014 - Jan 2014)

Shine TV

Series Producer

Stephen Hawking's Brave New World

(Jan 2013 - Jan 2013)

IWC/Zodiak

Executive Producer

Jesus: Rise To Power

(Jan 2012 - Jan 2012)

Parthenon Entertainment

Series Producer

Mystery Files 1&2

(Jan 2011 - Jan 2011)

Parthenon Entertainment

Executive Producer

Employment History

Executive Specialist Factual, Pulse Current
Series Producer, Back to Back, IWC, Double Act, Nutopia
Head of Factual, Parthenon Entertainment 2009 - 2012
Developed and produced 30 hours of high profile international factual series and singles.

Head of Documentaries, Darlow Smithson..
Supervising Producer, Atlantic Productions.
Executive Course Leader, Documentary Filmmakers Group.
MD, Principal Films.
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Executive Specialist Factual, Pulse Current
Series Producer, Back to Back, IWC, Double Act, Nutopia
Head of Factual, Parthenon Entertainment 2009 - 2012
Developed and produced 30 hours of high profile international factual series and singles.

Head of Documentaries, Darlow Smithson..
Supervising Producer, Atlantic Productions.
Executive Course Leader, Documentary Filmmakers Group.
MD, Principal Films.
Phil Spector's Demons, C4
Gunpowder Plot, ITV
Me & My Slaves, C4
Golden Gate Bridge, National Geographic
Concorde, BBC TimeWatch
Supersonic Dream, NOVA
Science of Survival, Discovery
Roman Vice, History Channel
Building in The Name of God, History Channel
POWs of The Revolution, History Channel
Bugs, Theatric Release Imax
Wildfire, Theatric Release Imax
Amnesia: Trapped In Time, FIVE
Raising The Dead, FIVE
Mind Control Murder, A&E
Hardcore, C4
Connections2, Learning Channel

Additional Information

Industries

Film, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Biography, Current Affairs, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, Drama: Feature Film, Drama: Television Serial, Dramatised Documentary, Health, Historical Documentary, Investigative, Music, Natural History, Observational Documentary, Science, Travel

Specialisms

Africa, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Aviation, Cars, China, Crime, Current Affairs, Drama, Ecology, Engineering, Environment, Events, Geography, Health, Heritage, High-Definition, History, International Affairs, Journalism, Location Filming, Medicine, Mental Health, Music, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Paleontology, People Finding, Period Drama, Philosophy, Police, Popular Culture, Programme Development, Programme Formatting, Psychology, Religion, Science, Sex Industry, Sexuality, Social Anthropology, Social Issues, Sociology, Travel, Undercover Investigation, USA, Wildlife, Writing