William Stone,Researcher/AP

William Stone

Researcher/AP, Development Researcher

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About William Stone

I am a versatile researcher with the ability to self-shoot, edit and work across both development and production. I have experience in current affairs, arts, docs and obs doc. In development, I have been at the heart of four successful commissions: 2 Unreported Worlds, a Dispatches and an ITV single. I can confidently balance the editorial and practical duties from pitching idea, fact-checking and sourcing contributors to negotiating access

I am a versatile researcher with the ability to self-shoot, edit and work across both development and production. I have experience in current affairs, arts, docs and obs doc. In development, I have been at the heart of four successful commissions: 2 Unreported Worlds, a Dispatches and an ITV single. I can confidently balance the editorial and practical duties from pitching idea, fact-checking and sourcing contributors to negotiating access globally, dealing with sensitive subjects and assisting on location.

From producing and shooting my own online documentaries in Kenya, Japan and South Africa, I have experience organising shoots and sourcing local contributors and locations internationally, particularly in hostile environments. My video projects have been nominated for FilmNation's Best Documentary award, premiered at the House of Commons and featured in BBC Two's 'See Hear' and The Sunday Times.

Credits

Various

( Feb 2020 - Present )

Finestripe Productions

Development Researcher

ITV Obs Doc Commission

( Oct 2020 - Present )

Finestripe Productions

Researcher (Self-shooting)

Various

( Jan 2020 - Jan 2020 )

Cineflix/At Land Productions

Development Researcher

Save Well, Spend Better (C4)

( Oct 2019 - Oct 2019 )

Firecracker Films

Researcher

Dispatches (C4)

( Sep 2019 - Sep 2019 )

Quicksilver Media

Development Researcher

Unreported World (C4)

( July 2019 - Aug 2019 )

Quicksilver Media

Researcher

Handmade in Bolton (BBC Four)

( July 2019 - July 2019 )

ZCZ Films

Runner

Various

( Feb 2019 - Jun 2019 )

Roast Beef Productions

Development Researcher

Unreported World

( Jan 2019 - Jan 2019 )

Quicksilver Media

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Global Beats

( Aug 2016 - Aug 2016 )

BBC World Service

Cameraperson/Editor

Equipment

Canon 5D Mark ii

Additional Information

Industries

Film, Online, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Current Affairs, Documentary

Specialisms

Africa, Architecture, Art History, Current Affairs, Final Cut Pro, Heritage, International Affairs, Location Filming, News & Current Affairs, Programme Development

Employment History

Backstage Manager, BBC
August 2017 | Edinburgh

I organised the smooth running of backstage by liasing between production teams, talent and stage managers, whilst simultaneously coordinating a team of runners. I also facilitated the behind-the-scenes production for nationally broadcast TV shows, including BBC Breakfast, The One Show and Kirsty Wark's Edinburgh. This promotion was offered after working two previous years at BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals, rising from Volunteer Runner (2014) to Head Runner (2016).


Office Runner, Storyville Entertainment
June-July 2014 | New York

I created daily duties included creating one-sheets, casting notes and script coverage. I helped develop a popular science show from concept, which was signed by a major cable network in the US.

Equipment

Canon 5D Mark ii

Additional Information

Industries

Film, Online, TV

Programme Types

Arts, Current Affairs, Documentary

Specialisms

Africa, Architecture, Art History, Current Affairs, Final Cut Pro, Heritage, International Affairs, Location Filming, News & Current Affairs, Programme Development