• Simon Deeley - Producer Director
I’m a versatile factual documentary filmmaker with over 15 years of production experience. I have written, produced and directed films for Discovery, National Geographic, CBS Reality, Al Jazeera International and RTVE Spain.
I have a background in current affaires research, off-line editing, educational filmmaking as well as self-shooting and editing for blue-chip online campaigns.
My recent work has been focused on drama-docs for US networks and shooting and producing several high-end presenter led programmes for BBC2 and Smithsonian Channel. My recent series “Killer Doctors on Death Row” achieved record viewing figures of half a million in its first week.
I’m an experienced self-shooter recently filming as part of a multi camera crew a primetime series for ITV called The Investigator . I’ve also self-shot actuality, PTCs, drama recon and interviews for:
- the BBC – Biblehunters & Voices of the East India Company
- the Smithsonian Channel – My Million Dollar Invention
- Al Jazeera International – The Talking Cure
- Yesterday Channel – Raiders of the Lost Past & Mafias Greatest Hits
- RTVE Spain – Argentina in Therapy
• Post Production / Editing
I cut my last 4 films as PD within 4 week edit schedules and I have edit produced for the Smithsonsian Channel (My Million Dollar Invention).
I also have several years experience as an offline editor during which I cut an award winning series for the Open University as well documentaries for Al Jazeera International.
I have worked as a ‘preditor’ ‘self-cutting’ and shooting films for organisations such as the Portland PR, the Conservative Party and Media Trust.
• Working with talent
I’ve worked with expert talent including Dr Sam Willis, Dan Snow, Professor David Reynolds and Mark Williams Thomas on several historical presenter led programmes.
• Languages - Kit - Technical Skills
I speak an advanced level of Spanish and good enough French to survive on location.
I am a confident driver and have attended hostile environment courses.
I have filmed primarily on C300 but also filmed on Sony F5,A7s and Canon 5D.
Personal Kit: includes gun-mike with boom, radio mike kit x 2, tripod, Avid/FCP Macbook Pro, Monopod and Fig-Rig.
ZDF and Netflix: “Hitler’s Circle of Evil”
April 2017: Just finished edit of two films for a new drama documentary series exploring the rise and fall of the Third Reich from the perspective of those who made it happen – Hitler’s inner circle.