Michael Wadding

Producer / Director


Michael Wadding, Producer and Director

As a highly experienced producer/director, I've made many films for all the major broadcasters. As well as producing for highly respected independent production companies, I've also worked extensively for the BBC. I'm well known for creating visually exciting films and I know how to tell great stories. My career had a solid start, training as a BBC journalist.

Working to tight budgets is something I'm very comfortable with and my projects are consistently on or under budget. I have worked on location all over the world and have excellent judgement in the cutting room.

My work to date has covered many key genres. I've worked within history, arts, specialist factual, drama, factual entertainment, current affairs and sport throughout my career. I'm skilled at producing drama-docs and drama reconstruction, covering a range of subjects such as the Nuremberg Trials, the life of Rasputin and Pompeii. Many of my projects have involved complex CGI and graphics and this is also an area I'm comfortable with. I've also worked on many archive-based projects and have a thorough understanding of how to get the best out of archive footage and how to use it creatively.

I regard myself as an excellent team player and almost anyone I've worked with or for will speak highly of me. I know how to get the best out of people. I've worked with and directed many celebrities during my time and it's a role that I relish. I have a proven track record of working well with major talent – but working with both professional presenters and the untrained is something I'm particularly skilled at.

I'm very easy to work with and I've proved myself at being able to nurture great new talent, both in front of and behind the camera.

Above all I'm known for retaining my sense of humour at all times and making my working environment thrilling, enjoyable and cost-effective.



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