Winston
Gallagher

(Also known as Wes Gallagher)

Producer/Director

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TV work

2017

Travel Man: 48 Hours in Brussels
Edit Producer, North One Television (Channel 4)
  • Twice BAFTA Nominated (Features 2016 & 2017) and three time RTS Midlands winning series (Best Factual)
  • Writing VO scripts for Richard Ayoade
Attenborough and the Giant Elephant
Producer/Director, Humblebee (BBC1)
  • A 1 hour feature for BBC1, presented by David Attenborough
  • I directed a multi Emmy Award winning Canadian DOP in Kenya
  • Covering a translocation of orphaned elephants as they were released back into the wild
10 Puppies and Us
Shooting Producer/Director, RDF Television (BBC 2)
  • A series of four 1 hour obs-docs for BBC2's 8pm slot, following 10 families across the UK
  • Shooting on FS7 with Osmo and DGI Ronin for stylised and slo-motion shots to compliment obs doc look
  • Shooting for specialist factual content as well as following obs-doc narratives
Funny Women: The Mel and Sue Story
Producer, North One Television (Channel 5)
  • Covering Series Producer at a day’s notice after he had been taken seriously ill
  • Brought in to lead the production of the show and manage the team in difficult circumstances
  • Set up and directed shoots, organised research and scripts, suggested interviewees to talent producer

2016

Travel Man: 48 Hours In Budapest
Producer/Director, North One Television (Channel 4)
  • Directing a three camera, two unit, ten-person crew plus local fixers and drivers
  • Directing Richard Ayoade and Aisling Bea
The Gadget Show
Series Director, North One Television (Channel 5)
  • Ensuring the series looks and sounds consistent, overseeing grades, mix, VO sessions etc
  • Managing researchers and APs and overseeing their development.
  • Generating and refining ideas for items
  • Overseeing edits and compiles, implementing exec and channel changes and signing off cuts from other PDs
The Gadget Show (2 Series)
Director & Edit Producer, North One Television (Channel 5)
  • Writing, directing and edit producing presenter led VTs for fast turnaround consumer show
  • Also edit producing other director's work.
  • Multi camera directing
  • (2015 & 2016)

2015

Travel Man with Richard Ayoade (2 Series)
Edit Producer, North One Television (Channel 4)
  • Twice BAFTA nominated (Features 2016 & 2107) & RTS Midlands Winning Series (Best Factual)
  • Setting the tone for first episode in a brand-new series
  • Writing VO scripts for Richard Ayoade
  • Edit Produced half of second series
  • Three time RTS winner
It's Me Or The Car
Shooting Producer/Director, North One Television (ITV1)
  • One hour broadcast pilot for ITV1 – Presented by Peter Andre
  • Cross shooting with crew on eight days, shot alone for five weeks.
  • Directed Peter Andre's VO record
Science of Stupid (2 Series)
Edit Producer, IWC (Nat-Geo)
  • Wrote thirteen episodes for Richard Hammond's style of delivery
  • Running three edit suites at once – two offline and a finishing suite
  • Planned animations and slow-motion shoots needed to explain the science.
  • Over 100 Million viewers worldwide – 1000% of slot average in some regions
  • (2014 & 2015)
Fifth Gear (2 Series)
Director & Edit Producer, North One Television (H2/ITV4/Discovery)
  • Directing Presenters including multi camera shoots
  • Directed three-part spine item for show – a 24-hour non-stop classic car rally
  • Shoots involved public roads, racing tracks, tracking vehicles and on-board cameras
  • Edit Produced my own, and other director's items
  • (2013 & 2015)

2014

Travel Man with Richard Ayoade (2 Series)
Edit Producer, North One Television (Channel 4)
  • Twice BAFTA nominated (Features 2016 & 2107) & RTS Midlands Winning Series (Best Factual)
  • Setting the tone for first episode in a brand-new series
  • Writing VO scripts for Richard Ayoade
  • Edit Produced half of second series
  • Three time RTS winner
Gadget Man
Edit Producer, North One Television (Channel 4)
  • Edit Produced half of the series
  • Introduced stylised, tongue in cheek, epic endings and public panels for the first time, so set the tone for these
  • Wrote VO scripts for Richard Ayoade
Caught on Camera (2 series)
Shooting PD, 5 Production (Channel 5)
  • Covering both the CCTV and ANPR control rooms and also police on the streets
  • Shot a variety of incidents including discovery of a cannabis factory and high speed motorbike chases
Emergency Bikers
Shooting PD, RDF West (Channel 5)
  • Shooting with Essex Police Motorcycle Unit every day over a month.
  • Constantly adapting to challenges of blue light filming including not being able to keep up with the motorbikes
  • Used Go-Pros and custom build body cameras to capture action until we could catch up
  • Filming aggravated and stressed people with delicacy, while ensuring stories were well covered

2013

Guy Martin: Speed
DV Director, North One Television (Channel 4)
  • Directing and shooting second camera including cross shooting with main camera and also covering elements away from the main action, such as Guy's competitors.
Ross Noble Free Wheeling
Shooting PD, North One Television (Dave)
  • Directing one cameraman plus shooting stylised, quirky shots on a DSLR with fish eye lens
  • Twitter led show meant everything was totally unplanned, requiring quick decision making and shooting skills

2012

Animal Airport
Shooting PD, North One Television (Dave)
  • Lead shooter for 14 x 30 minute obs doc series
  • Identifying and following potential stories, building characters, shooting back stories and master interviews
  • Filming contributors dealing with dangerous and vulnerable animals in stressful situations
  • Edit Produced three episodes

Other Credits

Shooting PD
  • Rebuild Our Lives (RDF taster-tape for ITV)
DV Director
  • Secrets of Shoplifters (RDF for Channel 4)
  • Party Paramedics (RDF for Channel 4)
  • Bush Pilots (RDF for Dave)
Shooting AP
  • Robson Green's Extreme Fishing (IWC for Discovery)
  • Danger: Diggers at Work (Transparent TV for Channel 5)
Researcher
  • The Secret Millionaire (RDF for Channel 4)
  • Emergency Bikers S2 (RDF for Channel 5)
  • Stansted: The Inside Story (RDF for Channel 5)
  • Nice Day For A Greek Wedding (RDF for UKTV)

Get in touch

Email or phone to discuss your next project:


07843 684584

© 2017 Winston Gallagher