Prior to joining Wild Space Productions, Katie worked for over 20 years in production management at the BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit (NHU) and BBC Unscripted. Katie delivered and managed many complex and ambitious natural history series including the globally acclaimed BAFTA and EMMY winning series ‘Blue Planet II’. Katie has also worked across many genres including popular factual, arts and documentary.
More recently, Katie was Production Executive for the NHU managing key landmark productions including ‘One Planet: Seven Worlds’, ‘Frozen Planet II’, ‘Green Planet’, ‘Planet Earth III’ and ‘Dynasties’.
James is a wildlife film maker on a mission to create entertaining and impactful viewing experiences for everyone who seeks to enjoy and connect with the natural world.
Previously, James was creator and Exec Producer of the BBC’s hit series ‘Blue Planet II’, which broke all records in UK as the most-watched wildlife documentary series for over 20 years. The ‘Blue Planet effect’ became part of the national conversation, with the series creating undeniable impact in many parts of the world.
James is a biologist by degree and a storyteller by heart. After 25 years public service broadcasting, James has now set-up his own TV production company Freeborne and is developing a number of new projects in creative partnership with Netflix Studios and produced by Wild Space Productions.
Sophie is an award winning filmmaker, renowned for imbuing projects with visual style and compelling narratives. She thrives on creating original films that push the boundaries of conventional story-telling techniques.
Her belief that the power always lies in a story well told has allowed her to confidently turn her hand to high-end natural history, science and observational documentary, most recently as Showrunner on Netflix Original ‘Formula 1: Drive To Survive’.
She’s committed to developing new talent within the industry and also attracts some of the world’s most established film makers to work with her.
Jodie has over 10 years experience working in production management delivering a number of different natural history programmes for a wide range of channels.
Having worked at several Indies and the Natural History Unit her credits include Animal Planet’s prime-time series ’River Monsters’, BBC ‘Natural World’, as well as the BBC landmark series ‘Blue Planet II’ and ‘Frozen Planet II’.
Tina is a highly experienced Production Manager, with a passion for all types of television content.
She has been working in broadcast television for many years making shows for Discovery, Nat Geo, BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Smithsonian and Apple. She has managed fast turnaround, adventure, specialist factual and natural history sending presenters, celebrities and crews of many sizes around the world.
Credits include: The Elephant: Life after Death, Alone in the Wild, Celebrity Alone in the Wild, Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild, Wild Animal Reunions, Nature Shock and the A Year in the Wild strand… So a move to Wild Space was inevitable really.
Jonathan is an award winning natural history filmmaker specialising in oceanic landmark wildlife films. His career has spanned projects for the BBC, Silverback Films, Discovery Channel, Disney Nature and Apple.
He strives to push the boundaries of wildlife filmmaking through building teams and innovating new filming methods to capture stunning visuals and newly discovered animal behaviour. Jonathan believes the natural world is home to the most extraordinary stories of all and is driven by engaging global audiences with captivating and surprising storytelling.
Jonathan’s films have received numerous accolades including EMMY nominations and BAFTA awards.
Ben is an award-winning series producer and director. He has brought stories from the natural world to television (BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic, Animal Planet, PBS, Smithsonian, Love Nature), large screen and live entertainment venues.
He specialises in fresh formats and visual innovation, and brings an understanding of storytelling honed across diverse platforms and genres to all his projects.
Jeanne has many years experience working as a Production Manager across a variety of genres including natural history, specialist factual, cookery and observational documentary. During her career she has overseen projects and worked on location worldwide from Central Africa and Asia to Europe and the US. Having started her career in Bristol, she has come full circle and returned to her passion of wildlife film making.
Credits include: Earth at Night (Apple TV+), Predators up Close and Walking the Amazon (Discovery), Titus the Gorilla King, Back in Time for School and Raymond Blanc the Very Hungry French Man (BBC).
Our other projects are yet to be formally announced, so watch this space — but we’re busy!