ABOUT ME

JOHN MACNISH

I'm a highly experienced  producer & director with first-rate self -shooting skills.

I have a track record with production credits for many UK & US broadcasters.

I own a HD/4K camera with full sound equipment, mini cameras and a drone.

 

I specialise in observational docs and features, & primetime specialist factual much of which has been self-shot.

 

Production credits include:  Property, cookery, engineering, science, history & archaeology, wildlife, adventure /reality, engineering, travel, human interest, teams , weapons, sport, wildlife.

I'm very experienced at working with high profile presenters, & new talent.and have a reputation for getting the very best from contributors and on-screen talent.

I've Filmed in North and South America, Canada, UK, Europe, Africa, Japan, Korea, China, Middle East. Used to filming in challenging locations.

 

I live in France, speak French and have extensive experience filming all over the country.

FILMOGRAPHY

A NEW LIFE IN THE SUN
36 X 60' Channel 4.
October 2020

Just completing filming Season 6 of this popular Channel 4 series. working relationships with families facing the challenges of setting up and running business in a foreign country. Entirely self-shot across the whole of France, this was a challenging experience working within strict Covid health & safety requirements.    I  was required to manage filming on location, shoot, & record sound with only remote production support. 

UNPLUGGED NATION
4X60 FYI USA
August 2016

This is a US-based property/adventure/reality series. I directed & managed production on location.  The show follows American families as they experience off-grid living in remote locations. It involved planning the shoots in detail before heading out to location for one month at a at time. 

the locations were often challenging because of their remoteness. Locations included Hawaii, Arizona & Maine..

GRACE"S AMAZING MACHINES
40X15 CBBC
November 2019 

Fast-paced children's engineering series involving management of a small production team, scripting & location filming with full crew. Including drone operator. Moulded in the style of BBCs 'Top Gear'  the shoots involve test-driving watercraft, planes, cars & heavy plant machinery of various types in the UK and the US. Requires comprehensive understanding of safety & insurance on location.
 

THE PIONEER WOMAN
10X30 FOOD NETWORK US
June 2018/2019

Top U.S. location-based cookery series. Responsible for shooting action actuality films on a large ranch in Oklahoma with multiple crews following fast-moving developing storylines.

FUTURE WEAPONS
10X45 DISCOVERY US
November 2007

Responsible for developing storylines & directing multiple crews in challenging locations. Filming

regularly involved delivering highly charged dramatized action-driven stories with up to 3 filming units on location. Sequences frequently incorporated live-firing weapons and demanded an acute knowledge of health & safety requirements.

A PLACE IN THE SUN
20X30 CHANNEL 4
August 2018

Long-running property series.  Responsible for directing multiple cameras on location across Europe.  Scripting shows and leading team on location delivering 50’ presenter-led episodes. Some presenter-led sequences self-shot.

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