Plimsoll Productions is looking for experienced SHOOTING PDs & ASSISTANT PRODUCERs to work on a celebrity-led travel documentary series, travelling around Africa.
Contracts: Imminent start – Mid October 2022
Ideally based in our Bristol office for pre-production ahead of shooting on location across Africa from early September to mid-October.
The role will involve researching, shaping, scripting and producing three of the episodes. You will need to have experience of setting up complex foreign shoots, being part of a busy team, producing celebrities, working to tight deadlines and writing briefing notes. The successful candidate needs to be a strong self-shooter, as well as being confident in the edit, with a strong understanding of documentary storytelling.
The role will involve researching and casting a broad range of contributors in a number of different African countries, identifying what makes a good story and being able to pitch ideas to the team, as well as sourcing and securing fixers and locations for a busy shoot. The ideal candidate will have experience of setting up complex foreign shoots, an ability to forward plan and troubleshoot, being part of a busy team, working to tight deadlines and writing briefing notes. There may also be an opportunity to shoot 2ndcamera
Please note, this is a re-advertisement due to a change to our original scheduling. This role would suit someone with documentary / travelogue experience.
**We are very excited about this production and particularly keen to hear from PDs and APs who have a strong connection and understanding of African food and culture.
Closing Date: Monday 8th July
We are committed to increasing the diversity of the TV industry and actively encourage applications from all under-represented groups. Due to the number of applications, we may not be able to get back to you personally. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, unfortunately you haven’t been selected this time.
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