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NIALL STRAWSON

Seeking adventure and good stories to tell

 

BIO

My Story

I’m a fun, hard working animal geek. I have worked in academia, zoos, and international biodiversity conservation policy. Starting off in journalism, I have more recently moved to broadcasting and wildlife filmmaking. I have a broad knowledge of the natural world and how to make different styles of wildlife TV content, both on and off screen.


After a winter sports accident 10 years ago I became a wheelchair user. I’ve never let it hold me back, and I have proved that my disability is no barrier to my life nor my career. 

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EDUCATION

My Studies

 

Sept 2007- May 2008

MSC BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

University of Leeds 

Pass with Merit

Sept 1999 - June 2001

BSC NEUROSCIENCE

University of Edinburgh

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MY EXPERIENCE

Roles & Responsibilities

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

BBC WORLDWIDE

AP for the revival of WOTWS for multiple territories.  Responsible for coordinating archive sourcing, writing editorial, checking compliance and managing the delivery of a package of 25 hours of NHU clips to clients across multiple global markets.

Jan 2019 - April 2020

RESEARCHER 

ANIMAL IMPOSSIBLE

BBC SD

Hectic role setting up and going on multiple international shoots for a new natural history factual entertainment show with blue chip filming.  I worked with leading international academics, national parks, governmental agencies and stunt teams. Locations were often remote, included complex stunts and I was also heavily involved in the initial development and post-production.

Oct 2018 - Dec 2019

DEVELOPMENT RESEARCHER

NATURAL HISTORY UNIT

BBC Studios

Researcher for BBC and third party broadcasters - developing stories, writing treatments and and finding contributors across a range of genres. I gained a solid insight into trends within the BBC portfolio but also what is happening with SVOD, online and natural history content globally.

 
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EDITORIAL

AP in Natural History and Factual Entertainment

PIONEER

Disabled Wildlife Filmmaker and Industry Advocate for Diversity

ON SCREEN

Willdife Presenter and Wildlife Expert

 
 

CONTACT ME

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