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Phil Holmes


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Creative, diligent and passionate self-shooting AP with multi-genre background across Science, Factual, Arts and Entertainment. With a wide range of experience working with high-profile talent, camera and sound operating, drama reconstruction, live studio shows, kit management/DIT, global fixers, ar... Read More

Creative, diligent and passionate self-shooting AP with multi-genre background across Science, Factual, Arts and Entertainment. With a wide range of experience working with high-profile talent, camera and sound operating, drama reconstruction, live studio shows, kit management/DIT, global fixers, archive sourcing and setting up complex shoots across the UK and around the world while keeping up-to-date with the latest kit and technology.

I am currently working as a Director on The One Show and have recently completed 2 factual drama docs, series 3 of Inside The Factory, a BBC space exploration series with Stephen Hawking, a global science series for Discovery and the BAFTA nominated Stargazing Live. The latter included the 2015 live Eclipse coverage which received a 57.4% audience share, becoming the highest rated AM programme since the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

I am incredibly comfortable with fast-turnaround productions and obs-doc filming along with long-form documentary, drama recon, live studio broadcasts and large-scale events.

I have a solid track record in setup, filming and finding quality onscreen contributors. I also have experience dealing with sensitive subject matters and contributors along with large institutions, companies and museums. I have worked on a large number of programmes broadcast on all UK terrestrial channels as well as several USA channels. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 12th Oct 2017


Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateCommissioner
Director / The One Show / BBC 1 / BBC Studios Factual / Sep 2017 to present
DirectorThe One ShowBBC 1BBC Studios Factual Sep 17 - to present
AP (self Shooting) / The Real Story Of... / Reelz / World Media Rights Ltd / Jun 2017 to Sep 2017
AP (self Shooting)The Real Story Of...ReelzWorld Media Rights Ltd Jun 17 - Sep 17
AP (self Shooting) / Inside the Factory - series 3 / BBC 2 / Voltage TV Productions / Apr 2017 to Jun 2017
AP (self Shooting)Inside the Factory - series 3BBC 2Voltage TV Productions Apr 17 - Jun 17
AP (self Shooting) / The Search for a New Earth / BBC 2 / Brook Lapping / Dec 2016 to Apr 2017
AP (self Shooting)The Search for a New EarthBBC 2Brook Lapping Dec 16 - Apr 17
Development AP / NASA's Unexplained Files / WAG TV / Nov 2016 to Dec 2016
Development APNASA's Unexplained FilesWAG TV Nov 16 - Dec 16
AP (self Shooting) / Outrageous Acts of Danger / October Films / Oct 2016 to Nov 2016
AP (self Shooting)Outrageous Acts of DangerOctober Films Oct 16 - Nov 16
AP (self Shooting) / Celebs Up The Canal / Spun Gold / Oct 2016 to Oct 2016
AP (self Shooting)Celebs Up The CanalSpun Gold Oct 16 - Oct 16
AP (self Shooting) / Our National Trust / Channel 5 / Spun Gold / Aug 2016 to Sep 2016
AP (self Shooting)Our National TrustChannel 5Spun Gold Aug 16 - Sep 16
AP (self Shooting) / What On Earth? / WAG TV / Apr 2016 to Aug 2016
AP (self Shooting)What On Earth?WAG TV Apr 16 - Aug 16
AP (self Shooting) / World's Busiest Cities: New York / BBC 1 / BBC / Feb 2016 to Apr 2016
AP (self Shooting)World's Busiest Cities: New YorkBBC 1BBC Feb 16 - Apr 16
AP (self Shooting) / Stargazing Live / BBC 1 / BBC Factual London / Oct 2015 to Jan 2016
AP (self Shooting)Stargazing LiveBBC 1BBC Factual London Oct 15 - Jan 16
AP (self Shooting) / Tomorrow's Food / BBC 1 / BBC Factual London / May 2015 to Sep 2015
AP (self Shooting)Tomorrow's FoodBBC 1BBC Factual London May 15 - Sep 15
Assistant Producer / Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest / Smithsonian / Emporium Productions / Apr 2015 to May 2015
Assistant ProducerNepal Quake: Terror on EverestSmithsonianEmporium Productions Apr 15 - May 15
Assistant Producer / Eclipse Live (BBC1) / BBC 1 / BBC / Feb 2015 to Mar 2015
Assistant ProducerEclipse Live (BBC1)BBC 1BBC Feb 15 - Mar 15
AP (self Shooting) / The One Show/Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge 2014 / BBC / Oct 2014 to Nov 2014
AP (self Shooting)The One Show/Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge 2014BBC Oct 14 - Nov 14
AP (self Shooting) / Britain Beneath Your Feet / BBC 1 / BBC / Jan 2014 to Oct 2014
AP (self Shooting)Britain Beneath Your FeetBBC 1BBC Jan 14 - Oct 14
Shooting Researcher / Funny Women: A Culture Show Special / BBC 2 / BBC / Jun 2013 to Aug 2013
Shooting ResearcherFunny Women: A Culture Show SpecialBBC 2BBC Jun 13 - Aug 13
1st Assistant Director / Darklight (Long-listed for BAFTA Film award) / N/A / Jan 2012 to Dec 2012
1st Assistant DirectorDarklight (Long-listed for BAFTA Film award)N/A Jan 12 - Dec 12
Shooting Researcher / The One Show - Topical Films / BBC 1 / BBC / Jan 2011 to May 2013
Shooting ResearcherThe One Show - Topical FilmsBBC 1BBC Jan 11 - May 13
Production Assistant / Watchdoogue Traders / BBC 1 / BBC / Jun 2010 to Dec 2010
Production AssistantWatchdoogue TradersBBC 1BBC Jun 10 - Dec 10
Runner / Boyzone: A tribute to Stephen Gately / N/A / Mar 2010 to Mar 2010
RunnerBoyzone: A tribute to Stephen GatelyN/A Mar 10 - Mar 10
Runner / Big Brother's Little Brother / Channel 4 / Endemol / Jan 2010 to Jan 2010
RunnerBig Brother's Little BrotherChannel 4Endemol Jan 10 - Jan 10
Runner / Crimewatch / BBC 1 / BBC / Oct 2009 to Jun 2010
RunnerCrimewatchBBC 1BBC Oct 09 - Jun 10
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Phil worked for me on "Viking Art: A Culture Show Special" which was a one hour documentary for BBC Two presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon.

He did a fantastic job setting up our filming in Norway, Sweden and the UK - finding contributors and liaising with locations etc. As well as being a great researcher, Phil is a very good self-shooter. He operated second camera on the UK filming and did sound on the Sweden/Norway shoot. A pleasure to work with... I'd highly recommend Phil!

David Briggs, Producer/Director (BBC Scotland)

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television


    Live Events

    Mobile Content

    Short Film

  • Locations I can work in:

    North America

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Archive Clearance

    Driving Licence


    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    First Aid

    Heath And Safety Training

    I Visa USA

    Music Clearance

    Safeguarding Trust

    Tracked Vehicle

    Script Writing


  • Technical Skills:

    Canon XF105

    Canon EOS C300

    Data Wrangling


    Digitising Rushes


    Final Cut Pro





    Lipstick Camera

    Logic Pro

    Nightvision Cameras

    Phantom HD High Speed

    Adobe Photoshop

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Sony PMW-500

    Sony PMW-350L

    Sound Mixing

    Sound Recording

    Sound Recordist

    Studio Experience


    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    BAFTA Nomination 2016 - Stargazing Live // BBC Production Awards 2015 - Against All Odds: Stargazing Eclipse Special

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