IAN A. HUNT

Director. Producer. Writer.

CREDITS
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DIRECTOR. 1 X 60’ BBC1
Professor Mary Beard explores what life was like in one of the world’s most extraordinary and iconic archaeological sites Pompeii. Granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Great Pompeii Project, a 120 million Euro initiative to investigate and restore Pompeii this one hour special employs cutting-edge modern technology to reveal what life was like in Pompeii 2000 years ago. For the first time a team are CT scanning the world-famous casts of the bodies to analyse the skeletons trapped within, to find out all they can about who they were, where they came from and how they lived.

SERIES DIRECTOR. 4 X 60’ BBC2
Prof. Joann Fletcher returns to tell this epic 5000 year old story. Travelling the length of Egypt from south to north up the Nile she will take us through some of the most dramatic moments in this ancient civilisations history. Told in 4 parts this is Egypt’s story told from Joann’s unique perspective giving us a real insight into not only the rich and powerful pharaohs but also how the ordinary people lived their lives.

SERIES PRODUCER. SERIES DIRECTOR. 5 X 60’ ITV
Julia Bradbury presents a series which celebrates a some of the things that make Britain great. From landscape & architecture to engineering marvels & Britain’s coastline she explores the hidden stories of some of the nation’s best-loved treasures. The series tells the big story of a small country and is epic, glossy and packed with content.

DIRECTOR. 1 X 60’ BBC2
Prof. Joann Fletcher returns to Egypt in search of 4 of her most powerful, yet overlooked, women of power. This personal journey though upper and lower Egypt finds Joann come face to face with some of ancient Egypt's most formidable women. Once again its Jo’s trademark enthusiasm and personal opinion that make this a compelling journey into this ancient civilisation.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 1 X 60’ BBC4 / SMITHSONIAN
Engineer Jem Stansfield presents this quirky, sideways look at a science icon. the film explores how the 65 years of dummy evolution has mirrored car safety improvements. We meet a whole range of dummies, past and present and future, and Jem gets under their skin to discover what makes them tick. Shot in crash labs in Sweden, US & UK we discover the engineering innovations that keep us safe on the road. A heady mix of archive, high speed crash footage, survivor testimony and quirky dummy antics. This affectionate look at a unique piece of engineering makes you smile, laugh, gasp and wince all at once!

LOCATION DIRECTOR. 1 X 60’ CHANNEL 4
Uber fast-turn around film about the meteor that crashed to earth in eastern Russia in February 2013. With a days notice i flew to Russia to cover the clean-up and race amongst scientists to discover what happened. Shooting in freezing temperatures and in a chaotic environment, we captured live science as it happened; finding meteor fragments in the deep snow and tracking down the exact point of ground zero. The film went on air just 2 weeks after the event.

SERIES DIRECTOR. 2 X 60’ BBC2
Egyptologist Prof. Joann Fletcher takes a personal journey back to Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Here she uncovers the story of ordinary Egyptians; how they lived, died and dreamt of the afterlife. Fletcher blows away the crude stereotype of egypt as merely a land of pharaohs and slaves as she reveals the intimate details of how an ordinary couple called Kha & Merit lived in the workers village of Deir-el Medina in Luxour. This was Joann’s first presenting opportunity. We helped nurture her into the successful and popular presenter she is today.

SERIES DIRECTOR. 5 X 60’ SKY 1/3D/NAT GEO
Storm City 3D & Ben Fogle takes you inside some of nature’s most dramatic natural disasters in stunning 3D. From earthquakes and tsunamis to tornados and electric storms - we mix real life stories of survival, the latest scientific technology, and 3D movie FX to find what it feels like to be in the eye of the storm. Pitting both specially constructed buildings and Ben against simulations of some of nature’s most violent forces to find out how can you survive? This hugely complex, expensive and challenging project was shot in Canada, US, Haiti, Japan and the UK.

UK SHOWRUNNER 12 X 30’ DISCOVERY
Ted Vernon is a larger than life second hand classic car salesman with a difference. Discovery’s newest reality series records his life & business as he wheels and deals in south beach Miami. I oversaw the six month UK post-production running four edit suites to produce this difficult and challenging series. Responsible for setting the style & format of show (without narration), developing graphics, coordinating Miami shoots & pick ups, commissioning music, and working very closely with US exec. Shot & cut on tapeless, series was delivered on time and on budget.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 1 X 60’ NAT GEO US / ZDF
Retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott thinks he has finally unmasked Jack the Ripper. This fast paced drama documentary follows Marriott to Germany and the US as he investigates a new theory. He believes the Ripper was a German merchant seaman. Marriott uncovers new evidence that challenges many of the long held beliefs about Jack. The trail ledas to New York’s Sing Sing prison where Marriott believes Jack finally met his end. Shot in 3 countries, with extensive use of drama and CGI this is a fresh take on the world’s most notorious murder case.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 1 OF 3 X 60’ CHANNEL 4
Tony Robinson hosted geology series. Tony examines how Britain’s dynamic geology has shaped the UK’s landscape and history. Gold follows Tony on a journey to all four nations as he discovers Britain surprisingly productive gold deposits, finally mining gold at Britain’s only working mine in Northern Ireland.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 6 X 60’ BBC2
Award winning year-long project chronicling the work of the Natural History museum. Much more than just one of Britain's premier visitor attractions, the NHM is a world-class academic institution with 300+ scientists working behind the scenes. This glossy magazine style documentary highlights just some of their work as 5 presenters meet the scientists and follows their work around the museum, the UK and the world. Made with the highest production values the series is sometimes quirky, sometimes serious but always produced with love and affection for one of the greatest museums in the world.
Winner – Best TV Programme
The European Science Television and New Media Awards 2010

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 1 OF 8 X 60’ FIVE / NAT GEO
The search for the tomb of the greatest warrior who ever lived is a 2000-year-old mystery. The film searches all over Egypt and beyond to discover how his body has been used as a political tool throughout the ages. Drama and CGI bring Alexander back to life and as the clues are followed has this millennia old mystery finally been solved?

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 1 OF 8 X 60’ FIVE / NAT GEO
Cleopatra was one of the most famous women who ever lived, yet she remains an enigma as most of her world has long since vanished. Roman sources portray her as a seductress but by examining evidence from all over Egypt a different picture emerges. With Drama and CGI we bring back to life some of amazing monuments that made her city of Alexandria great and construct a new 3D image of the woman herself.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / CAMERA. 1 x 60 CHANNEL 4
Fast turnaround, just 17 days from commission to air! We examine the effects of Britain’s heavy snow in early Feb. 2009. Dramatic personal stories, news archive and meteorology all combine to make for a fast paced hour that chronicles Britain’s love hate relationship with snow.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 1 X 60’ NAT GEO / DISCO CANADA
The Pacific Ring of Fire is the most geological active place on the planet. We take an in depth look at the how and why this place is so dangerous. Volcanoes, earthquakes to giant tsunami’s all threaten and this CGI heavy trip around the Ring of Fire takes the viewer to Japan and the US. We end with the terrifying reality of a major earthquake and tsunami threatening to destroy much of Pacific Northwest.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 1 x 90 BBC2 & PBS
Combining rare original archive, home movies and authored by 40 intimate interviews with friends and celebrity fans this feature length film charts Nat’s battle with racist 50’s America to become a superstar. An intimate portrait it’s filled with music and accompanied the release of the album of the same name. Shot in HD released on DVD by EMI.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / CAMERA. 1 x 90 BBC1 & ABC (US)
Multi nominated and award winning, actuality documentary following Chris’s amazing medical journey 7 years after his riding accident. Shot over 18 months, with exclusive intimate access to Chris and his medical team it tells the story of the real life Superman.
Nominated for Primetime Emmy: Outstanding nonfiction special 2003
Winner Best Doc. Communicator awards 2002
Bafta shortlist 2003/4

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR 1 OF 3 x 60 DISCOVERY US
Third episode of this fast paced CGI heavy engineering show. The Ultra class mining truck stand over 24 feet tall and weigh in at over 600 tons. Presenter Rossi Morealle discovers how they are built, the harsh environments they work in, and finally gets to put one through it's paces in the ultimate challenge. Challenging shoot with multiple cameras, and in difficult environments in the US.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR 1 OF 3 x 60 DISCOVERY US
The US army's M1A1 tank is the most lethal fighting machine on earth. This high octane show mixes science, stunts, 3D graphics and actuality as host Rossi discovers how it's built, how it works and gets to put it to the ultimate test. Shot on location in US had to deal with US military as we were embedded in the heat and dust of Mojave desert .

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR. 2 OF 8 x 60 DISCOVERY TRAVEL US
Animal expert Jeff Corwin’s 8 part epic journey into wilderness of Alaska. We follow Jeff as he experiences some of the onders of the 49th state. Animals, landscape, thrills and spills mixed with Jeff’s enthusiasm and encyclopaedic knowledge make’s for a heady visual treat.

SERIES EDIT PRODUCER. 8 X 30’ ANIMAL PLANET
4 students undertake a crash course in wildlife filmmaking in spectacular South Africa. Diving with great whites, darting elephants and tracking lions by night are just some of the challenges before being let loose to make their own films. Only 1 will win and they must pull out all the stops to impress the team of international judges. Ran 3 suites which all delivered on time and on budget.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR 1 OF 4 x 60 CHANNEL 4
Dr. Nick Middleton travels the UK to investigative the extremes of the great British weather. Mix of science, stunts and reconstructions with experts and survivor stories demonstrate Britain’s love hate relationship with Snow.

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR 1 OF 4 x 60 CHANNEL 4
Dr. Nick Middleton travels the UK to investigative the extremes of the great British weather. Mix of science, stunts and reconstructions with experts and survivor stories demonstrate Britain’s very real threat from serious flooding, ending with a ‘What if’ scenario of London flooding.

DIRECTOR / CAMERA. 1 of 4 x 60 DISCOVERY TRAVEL US
Presenter Rossi Morale checks out LA’s classic car culture, and rebuilds himself a classic muscle car.

DIRECTOR / CAMERA. 1 of 4 x 60 DISCOVERY TRAVEL US
Presenter Rossi Morale goes on the road with a rookie Monster Truck team, as he comes up against the world champion.

DIRECTOR / CAMERA. 1 x 30 BBC2
Self shot actuality documentary about the life of a swinging couple from Ipswich. I spent 9 months immersed in the strange world of Rona & Barry!

PRODUCER /DIRECTOR /CAMERA . 1 OF 6 x 60 SKY / FIVE
Nature v nurtre profile of one of the World’s most heinous serial killers. Few laughs or jokes in this grim but gripping profile of Fred and Rose. Including an exclusive interview with one of the few who survived their murderous clutches.