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Brigitte Scheffer

Producer/Director

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I have worked as a foreign correspondent and film maker for most of the top international TV stations and news agencies. I speak eight languages fluently and have worked extensively in West Africa, North Africa, the Gulf, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. With a strong background in working ... Read More

I have worked as a foreign correspondent and film maker for most of the top international TV stations and news agencies. I speak eight languages fluently and have worked extensively in West Africa, North Africa, the Gulf, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. With a strong background in working on sensitive issues, negotiating delicate access and gaining the trust of contributors, I pride myself on my ability to portray intimate human stories in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 7th Feb 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateCommissioner
Reporter / Sheltered from Harm File On 4 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC / Nov 2017 to Jan 2018
ReporterSheltered from Harm File On 4BBC Radio 4BBC Nov 17 - Jan 18
Producer / Newsnight / BBC 2 / BBC / Oct 2017 to present
ProducerNewsnightBBC 2BBC Oct 17 - to present
Producer / Panorama / BBC 1 / BBC / May 2017 to May 2017 / Diana Martin
ProducerPanoramaBBC 1BBC May 17 - May 17Diana Martin
Series Producer / Whose side are you on? / OR Media / Jun 2017 to Sep 2017 / Al Arabiya
Series ProducerWhose side are you on?OR Media Jun 17 - Sep 17Al Arabiya
Producer/Director / Behind the Scenes / OR Media / Jul 2017 to Aug 2017 / Al Arabiya
Producer/DirectorBehind the ScenesOR Media Jul 17 - Aug 17Al Arabiya
Associate Producer / Newsnight / BBC 2 / BBC / May 2017 to May 2017 / Innes Bowen
Associate ProducerNewsnightBBC 2BBC May 17 - May 17Innes Bowen
Development Producer / Giving Birth in Dangerous Places / BBC 3 / The Connected Set / Dec 2016 to Jan 2017 / BBC 3
Development ProducerGiving Birth in Dangerous PlacesBBC 3The Connected Set Dec 16 - Jan 17BBC 3
Senior Producer / Exodus: Our Journey to Europe / BBC 2 / Keo Films / Apr 2015 to Dec 2015 / BBC, CanalPlus
Senior ProducerExodus: Our Journey to EuropeBBC 2Keo Films Apr 15 - Dec 15BBC, CanalPlus
Producer/Director / Our World Libya: Last Stand against Jihad / BBC News / BBC Worldwide / Sep 2014 to Oct 2014 / Diana Martin
Producer/DirectorOur World Libya: Last Stand against JihadBBC NewsBBC Worldwide Sep 14 - Oct 14Diana Martin
Reporter / News and Live News / Bloomberg / Bloomberg TV and newsagency / Dec 2011 to Apr 2013 / New York office
ReporterNews and Live NewsBloombergBloomberg TV and newsagency Dec 11 - Apr 13New York office
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I worked with Brigitte on Exodus: Our journey to Europe for BBC2, following refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and west Africa, as they made their way to Europe. Our series took us to some difficult and hostile places, filming an issue which is often controversial. Brigitte was excellent person to have on the team for not only her prior knowledge of these countries and their customs (she speaks many languages and has worked pretty much everywhere) but also for her understanding and skill of how to read stressful situations. Many times she negotiated hard access in a way which was both safe and workable. She's an incredibly good negotiator and quick to react to any changing situation. Her level of experience and professionalism was invaluable to our production.

James Bluemel

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Live Events

    Radio

    Short Film

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    East Anglia

    Europe

    London

    Asia

  • Language:

    Arabic (Fluent)

    Catalan (Fluent)

    English (Fluent)

    French (Fluent)

    German (Fluent)

    Italian (Fluent)

    Portuguese (Fluent)

    Spanish (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    First Aid

    Hostile Environment

    I Visa USA

    PADI Diving Licence

    CRB Check

    Secret Filming

    Storytelling

    Access Negotiation

    Script Writing

    Casting

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF105

    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    *International Emmy Awards 2017 Best Doc
    *Grierson Award 2017 Best Doc series
    *Emmy nominated 2017, *BAFTA Winner Factual Series 2017
    *RTS 2017 Best Doc Series Exodus
    *Broadcast Awards 2017 Best Documentary Series "Exodus"
    *Keo Films wins Prix Italia 2016 award for: Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.
    Best Documentary Series and President's Special Prize.
    * Premio Rey de Espana 2009
    *Nomimated at MonteCarlo Film Festival 2008

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