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Rob Sixsmith

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Award-winning filmmaker (BAFTA nomination 2017) capable of pulling off entire series against TX and against the odds in testing areas of the world. Expert in talent management, story telling, team motivation and series/episode direction.

Frontline journalism experience - most recently i... Read More

Award-winning filmmaker (BAFTA nomination 2017) capable of pulling off entire series against TX and against the odds in testing areas of the world. Expert in talent management, story telling, team motivation and series/episode direction.

Frontline journalism experience - most recently in the Middle East - and experience of establishing a series from scratch as well as budgeting, idea creation and pitching. Technically aware - in terms of camera tech, edit and workflows - and can take complex ideas in a multitude of genres from conception through to delivery with the minimum of fuss. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 10th Nov 2017

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateCommissioner
Series Producer / Ed Stafford: title tbc / Discovery / Beach House Pictures / Oct 2017 to present / Ed Sayer
Series ProducerEd Stafford: title tbcDiscoveryBeach House Pictures Oct 17 - to presentEd Sayer
Series Director / Race to Survive / ITV / Potato / Jul 2017 to Aug 2017
Series DirectorRace to SurviveITVPotato Jul 17 - Aug 17
Series Producer / Homestead Rescue / Discovery / Raw Television / Jun 2017 to Aug 2017 / Matthew Vafiadis
Series ProducerHomestead RescueDiscoveryRaw Television Jun 17 - Aug 17Matthew Vafiadis...
Series Director / Levison Wood: From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier / Channel 4 / October Films / Mar 2017 to present / John Hay
Series DirectorLevison Wood: From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild FrontierChannel 4October Films Mar 17 - to presentJohn Hay
Series Producer / Everest Rescue: Series 2 *(development) / Discovery / betty / Dec 2016 to Jan 2017 / tbc
Series ProducerEverest Rescue: Series 2 *(development)Discoverybetty Dec 16 - Jan 17tbc
Producer/Director / Combat Engineering / BBC / Burning Bright / Feb 2017 to Mar 2017 / tbc
Producer/DirectorCombat EngineeringBBCBurning Bright Feb 17 - Mar 17tbc
Development Executive / Murders on the Moon: Alaska / Undisclosed / UAF MEDIA / Jan 2017 to present / tbc
Development ExecutiveMurders on the Moon: AlaskaUndisclosedUAF MEDIA Jan 17 - to presenttbc
Series Producer / Bear Grylls Survival School / ITV / Potato / Jun 2016 to Dec 2016 / Jamila Metran
Series ProducerBear Grylls Survival SchoolITVPotato Jun 16 - Dec 16Jamila Metran
Development Executive / The Wild North (W/T) / BBC 2 / NERD / UAFMedia / May 2016 to Aug 2016 / Diene Petterle
Development ExecutiveThe Wild North (W/T)BBC 2NERD / UAFMedia May 16 - Aug 16Diene Petterle
Series Producer / Stupid Man Smart Phone / BBC Worldwide / Objective Productions / Oct 2015 to May 2016 / Hannah Demidowicz
Series ProducerStupid Man Smart PhoneBBC WorldwideObjective Productions Oct 15 - May 16Hannah Demidowic...
Series Producer / Bear Grylls: Survivor Games (CHINA) / Discovery / betty / Jun 2015 to Oct 2015 / Discovery Asia
Series ProducerBear Grylls: Survivor Games (CHINA)Discoverybetty Jun 15 - Oct 15Discovery Asia
Development Executive / The Thaw / Discovery / NERD / UAFMedia / Jun 2015 to Jan 2016 / Victoria Noble
Development ExecutiveThe ThawDiscoveryNERD / UAFMedia Jun 15 - Jan 16Victoria Noble
Senior Producer / Lost Treasure / History / October Films / Apr 2015 to May 2015 / History Channel
Senior ProducerLost TreasureHistoryOctober Films Apr 15 - May 15History Channel
Series Producer / Guardians of Ancient Egypt / National Geographic Channel / DSP / Feb 2015 to Apr 2015 / Carolyn Payne
Series ProducerGuardians of Ancient EgyptNational Geographic ChannelDSP Feb 15 - Apr 15Carolyn Payne
Producer/Director / You and Me Vs the World / MTV / True North Productions / Aug 2014 to Dec 2014 / Craig Orr
Producer/DirectorYou and Me Vs the WorldMTVTrue North Productions Aug 14 - Dec 14Craig Orr
Series Producer / Siberian Cut / Discovery / Raw Television / Nov 2013 to May 2014 / Christo Doyle
Series ProducerSiberian CutDiscoveryRaw Television Nov 13 - May 14Christo Doyle
Series Producer / Gold Rush Season 3 / Discovery / Raw Television / Mar 2012 to Dec 2012 / Christo Doyle
Series ProducerGold Rush Season 3DiscoveryRaw Television Mar 12 - Dec 12Christo Doyle
Edit Producer / Gold Rush Season 3 / Discovery / Raw Television / Dec 2012 to Feb 2013 / Christo Doyle
Edit ProducerGold Rush Season 3DiscoveryRaw Television Dec 12 - Feb 13Christo Doyle
Series Producer / Gold Rush Season 2 / Discovery / Raw Television / Jul 2011 to Dec 2012 / Christo Doyle
Series ProducerGold Rush Season 2DiscoveryRaw Television Jul 11 - Dec 12Christo Doyle
Edit Producer / Gold Rush / Discovery / Raw Television / Oct 2012 to Dec 2012 / Christo Doyle
Edit ProducerGold RushDiscoveryRaw Television Oct 12 - Dec 12Christo Doyle
Location Producer / United Nations SYRIA / UNICEF / Mar 2009 to Jul 2011 / United Nations
Location ProducerUnited Nations SYRIAUNICEF Mar 09 - Jul 11United Nations
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Hostile Environments First Aid (HEFAT) / First Option / 2017
Hostile Environments First Aid (HEFAT)First Option2017
Remote Trauma Training / Aid Training & Operations Ltd / 2016
Remote Trauma TrainingAid Training & Operations Ltd2016
First Aid at Work (Level 3) / Aid Training & Operations Ltd / 2016
First Aid at Work (Level 3)Aid Training & Operations Ltd2016
First Person on Scene (FPOSi) - Intermediate / Aid Training & Operations Ltd / 2016
First Person on Scene (FPOSi) - Intermediate Aid Training & Operations Ltd2016
Hostile Environments / First Option / 2015
Hostile Environments First Option 2015
Advanced Final Cut Pro / Media Training Ltd / 2009
Advanced Final Cut ProMedia Training Ltd2009
Advanced Photoshop / Media Training Ltd / 2009
Advanced Photoshop Media Training Ltd2009
Film Production Masters / Dublin Institute of Technology / 2005
Film Production MastersDublin Institute of Technology2005

Rob was Series Producer for ITV's Bear Grylls Survival School. As commissioner of the series, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Rob. He's a brilliant people person who gets the best out of his crew and talent with seemingly no effort. Incredibly efficient. Transparent and collaborative from beginning to end of production. I enjoyed working with him very much and hope to do so again.

Jamila Metran

I couldn't have made the STUPID MAN, SMART PHONE series without Rob. At Kalel Productions, we were new to the survival genre, and Rob's attention to detail ensured all the shoot days were perfectly planned, safe and eventful. He was able to cope incredibly well with the circumstances that changed hourly. And he was great at supervising the edits. It was a challenging series to make in the small amount of time we had, but he did a brilliant job. I would work with him again in a second. He's a great manager and team player, and really good fun to have around. I like to think we were like Maverick and Iceman. Too much?

Nick Parnes

Rob is a motivated and creative Producer who has delivered, with good grace and humour, every time I have worked with him.

Craig Blackhurst

Rob has produced for me on a number of projects at Raw TV and October Films and is consistently one of the most creative and hard working people in television that I have ever worked with. Rob has the rare ability to be able to direct and produce in the field, be fantastic with story in the edit, script shows from start to finish, think laterally to deliver a series in the toughest places on earth and most importantly - be someone a team of people wants to work for. He's always the first person on my list to call, especially if it involves somewhere other producers dare to tread.

Jos Cushing. Head of Factual; UK. October Films

Rob Sixsmith is one of the most tenacious, talented and brave individuals I've had the pleasure of working with. He has produced for me on Gold Rush in Alaska, Jungle Gold in Ghana and Siberian Cut in Russia. All hard core locations with tough logistics, editorial and talent. With Ghana and Siberia Rob dealt with the added issues of making long run series, against air on tight schedules in extremes of heat and cold. He is clever, a leader, an inspired story teller and a gentleman.

Sam Maynard. Head of US Factual TV at Raw.

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Radio

    Short Film

    Web Creation

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Eire

    Europe

    London

    North America

  • Language:

    Arabic (Conversational)

    French (Conversational)

    Swahili (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Driving Licence

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Heath And Safety Training

    Hostile Environment

    I Visa USA

    PADI Diving Licence

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Adobe Premiere

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    DSLR

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Fixed Rig Experience

    Flip

    FORscene

    GoPro

    HDV

    Lighting

    Lighting Camera

    Multicamera Directing

    Multiplatform

    Multiplatform Experience

    Nightvision Cameras

    PADI

    Panasonic AG-HPX171E P2

    Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 Varicam

    Sony DSR-PD170

    Sony DSR-PD250

    Adobe Photoshop

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony DSR-500

    Sony HVR-Z7

  • Awards:

    Bafta 2017 (Nom)
    National Film Award (Documentary Nom)
    Asian Television Awards (Nom), C21 Comedy (Nom), C21 Multi-Platform (Nom),
    Royal Geographical Society Shortlist,
    Webby Award (USA),
    National Television Reality Awards (Nom)
    Filmbase Ireland Shortlist

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