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.
From Disneynature’s ‘Born in China’ to Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’, Linda has worked on a broad range of wildlife TV and film productions, specialising in remote and challenging locations. After completing a Biochemistry degree, Linda joined the BBC, where she worked across a diverse portfolio, including childrens’, ob-doc, history and Arts documentaries. More recent credits include Austin Steven’s Adventures (Animal Planet) and Everest: Beyond the Limit (Discovery).
More recently, Linda managed the production of two major wildlife feature films – “Enchanted Kingdom”, the BBC’s first 3D wildlife film, and as Production Supervisor on Disneynature’s “Born in China”.
She left her Head of Production role at Seadog TV & Film Productions in July to join newly-formed 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’.
Our other projects are yet to be formally announced, so watch this space — but we’re busy!