The team at Seadog incorporates many decades of experience in television production both in the UK and worldwide.
We have also recruited an exciting array of new talent, providing key input in terms of new technology and multi-platform output.
Monty is a well known BBC presenter, having fronted three series of BBC 2’s ‘Great Escapes’, as well as ‘Great Barrier Reef’ and ‘The Fisherman’s Apprentice.’ He has also presented films and series’ for Discovery, The History Channel, Channel 5, National Geographic, and Channel 4. More recently he has created several series concepts, including ‘Dive Mysteries’ and ‘The Great Shark Chase’, and has worked more actively as a producer and originator of new content.
Communications & Media Manager
Tamsyn has previously worked for the BBC, at Children In Need and the Wildlife Fund, organising live television appeals and running their marketing and PR efforts. She has also worked within production management at the Underwater Channel, where she gained valuable insight into the multi-platform online television industry, whilst utilising social media to build communities. Tamsyn’s passion is firmly based in the diving and wildlife sector and she’s also managed various events within these sectors, raising awareness and fundraising for numerous causes which aim to protect our natural world.
With a strong background in TV, film and commercials production, Suze spent several years working as assistant to the MD of Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones’ commercials company Smith, Jones, Brown and Cassie as well as to Mel Smith and then as Director’s Assistant for Mel Smith’s film company Lola Films. Suze then moved to Universal Studios, as Assistant to the President of Children and Family Programming where valuable experience was gained in acquiring and producing DVDs. After a sabbatical to raise her two young children, Suze returned to her native Bristol where she met Monty 7 years ago, developing her role and working along side Monty, managing TV productions, DVD production, event organisation and any other challenges that are thrown at her.
Kristina originally started out in animation but after a trip to Tanzania decided to retrain in zoology/conservation.
Working in that field for over ten years she was based both overseas and in the UK in various roles including observing meerkats in the Kalahari for a year, turtles in Cyprus and project management/communications for a UK based conservation NGO in Suffolk.
She now combines her interests and made the move into wildlife television in 2012. Since then she’s worked on various programmes for the BBC NHU (the Springwatch strand, The One Show and Attenborough at 90) and other independent production companies/channels. Most recently she’s been filming in Alaska and Taiwan stalking sea otters and Giant flying squirrels.
Liberty has worked for major UK independent production companies for the past six years, developing and producing documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, SKY, National Geographic, History Channel, Military Channel and more. She has recently been spotted interviewing David Lynch for CBS Europa, climbing to the top of an observatory in Toronto filming a feature documentary, and organising an explosives team for a series about World War II.
Richard is a self-shooting director specialising in adventure filmmaking. His work has taken him to many regions worldwide from the Amazon rainforest to the Swiss Alps. He has worked with some of the world’s best extreme sports athletes including the top wing suit pilots in the world and free solo climber Alex Honnold, widely regarded as the world’s best free soloist. Richard has also directed commercials for top brand clients such as Renault and organisations such as the Italian tourism board.
Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers, and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 6,000km (3,700 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001. His accomplishments include leading The Scott Expedition, the longest human-powered polar journey in history, and the first completion of the expedition that defeated Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, a 105-day round-trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.
Linda has worked on a diverse range of productions including childrens’, interior design, gardening, ob-doc, history and Arts documentaries, and now specialises in wildlife and adventure. These include Austin Stevens’ Adventures, Everest: Beyond the Limit. More recently, Linda has completed two wildlife feature films – the first a 3D african wildlife film for BBC Earth, the second Disneynature’s “Born In China” following the first year in the lives of a panda, snow leopard, and snub-nosed monkey. This has just been premiered in Shanghai.
Project Director - Leaderbox
Mark is an experienced Project Manager, having learnt his trade within the UK Ministry of Defence. Wanting a change of scenery, Mark moved to the UAE to manage the design and construction of several multi-million pound sky scrapers, collaborating with many of the World’s most renowned architect practices.
In a change of career, he entered academia where he held a number of high level management positions within the Country’s largest academic institution. Having recently returned to the UK with his young family, Mark has joined Seadog Productions to manage their Leaderbox initiative.
A serving Royal Marine, experienced in extreme environments, he is now facing his toughest challenge of adapting to an office. Capitalising on his Leadership & Management experiences he is enjoying a placement as a Project Manager within Leaderbox.
Steve is a great advocate of Leaderbox knowing from first hand experience, that no matter what your background or circumstances, if you receive the correct personal development and investment, your full potential can be reached. Steve is very excited to be involved with the project.
Sally is a very experienced AP with a strong background in news journalism. She has worked on a diverse range of programmes using her news hound research skills to gain access to institutions and individuals to seek out new stories, good interviewees & interesting locations. Her work has taken her all over the world and includes filming with presenters including Ray Mears, Simon Reeve and Ben Fogle.
After years of teaching Scuba diving and English around the world, Katy moved to Wales to pursue her academic interests in Marine Science. After completing her MSc in marine environmental protection at Bangor University she moved to Bristol to become involved in the world of natural history.
Project Development Coordinator
Katy ‘KP’ has a background in Biology and later completed a Wildlife Filmmaking MA in Bristol. She thrives off adventure, nature and presenting her own exploratory stories. In 2016, Katy made her first short film; ambitiously trekking the entire length of a 400km mountain range in Bulgaria. In early 2017, she appeared as a ‘recruit’ in the BBC2 series Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, undertaking extreme physical and mental training by various Special Forces Operatives in South Africa. After impressing the Instructors at each stage, she became a finalist in the six-part series. Her experience inspired her to join the Army Reserves, through which she is currently training as a frontline Combat Medic alongside her creative career.
Emily has always been a creative mind and a person who thrives on a challenge. With a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design she has gone from strength to strength, contributing to projects for both large and small clientele including Secure Controls, Daikin and Panasonic to name a few. She has experience in producing digital and print based design and although new to the TV and Film sector she enjoys nothing more than getting stuck into whatever is thrown at her.
Inspired by the animated adventure film UP, upon completing her degree in philosophy Imogen embarked upon a year long round-world-trip, blogging as she went. Imogen returned to work in the adventure travel industry and study with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. After a career break researching invasive lion fish in the Caribbean, she now combines her love of travel, the ocean and inspirational tv, film and literature to spread the Seadog word.
Dan has many years experience working as a junior editor/editor assistant on a wide variety of shows including Peep Show, Fresh Meat and The Voice. He has a background working in post production facilities and has been involved in many projects from pre-production to onlines. Originally based in London Dan has recently moved and is now looking forward to getting involved in the productions Bristol has to offer.