Allison joined Off the Fence at the beginning of June 2006. She began her television career at Survival Anglia Ltd. in 1998 after gaining her doctorate in human evolution from Cambridge University. She then went on to develop and produce natural history and science documentaries for Channel 4, ITV and TLC before moving to Granada TV in Bristol. At Granada she developed, produced and directed a wide range of award winning documentaries for Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and Five.
Karen joined Off the Fence in March 2007, having worked in television since 1992 for Partridge Films/United Wildlife/Granada Wild. She has worked on a wide range of natural history and factual programmes for a variety of broadcasters including ITV, National Geographic, PBS, Discovery, Animal Planet, BBC, Channel 4, the History Channel & MTV. Karen is based in the Bristol office and is responsible for overseeing all of Off the Fence’s programme output in Bristol, Amsterdam, Mainz and Cape Town.
Jayne joined Off the Fence in 2009, series producing the successful 'Stan Lee’s Superhumans' for History Channel before taking on the role of Head of Development. She has a wide range of experience in television spanning almost 20 years, working across development and production, and having made shows and secured commissions for all the major UK broadcasters. Jayne is responsible for heading up the development team to further expand and develop the company's production slate in the UK.
Celine began her career at Cowboy Films in London, a producer of music videos, commercials and feature films before making the move to BBC Scotland where she worked for four years with the Head of Broadcast and the Commissioning Editor. In 2002 she moved to Granada Bristol, helping to develop, and produce both popular and specialist factual documentaries for US and UK terrestrial broadcasters. In October 2006 Celine joined the Off the Fence Bristol office and is involved in the development and production of a number of projects for broadcasters.
Stuart joined Off the Fence in 2010 helping to develop our in-house post production department. Initially involved with the setup and design, Stuart has become a key point of contact for staff within the company network. He provides technical knowledge to deliver long form programming to our international clients and also liases with broadcasters and suppliers globally. Prior to Off the Fence, Stuart was co-owner at Finalize Media and worked at Granada Television.
Jon joined Off the Fence as a post production manager in 2010. He has extensive industry experience, having worked within post production for 20 years, including 5 years with Granada / ITV.
As part of the online team, Jon is responsible for colour grading a wide variety of programmes, as well as ensuring projects run smoothly for final delivery to broadcasters such as BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, History and NHK.
Colin began his career at Granada Television in 1998 developing and producing wildlife and factual documentaries for ITV, Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Since joining Off the Fence he has written, produced and directed a wide variety of acclaimed wildlife films including the ongoing 'Wildest’ strand, and the multi-award winning 39-part series 'Monkey Thieves'.
Tom joined Off the Fence after working for six years as a scuba diving instructor and underwater cameraman. During this time he built up years of experience filming in some of the best diving environments in the world including The Red Sea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Palau. His footage has been recognised by National Geographic and he has written articles for a number of diving magazines and charities, notably Sport Diver, Blue and Pangea Seed.
Starting out as an Edit Assistant at Off the Fence, Tom developed a key understanding of Off the Fence’s expansive filmography after time spent handling media from productions both past and present. Now Archive Manager, Tom is responsible for managing Off the Fence’s Stock Footage Library as well as lending his underwater expertise to productions when needed.
Having graduated with a degree in Film Studies, Holly started her career in 2006 at Aardman Animations in Bristol working on various projects in both the commercials and broadcast departments. Since then she has worked for numerous production companies in Bristol, Birmingham and London and on various series for BBC, Channel 4, Discovery. Holly has now joined Off the Fence to work on Destination Wild for National Geographic.
Amy started her career at Granada TV in Bristol and later on at the BBC's Natural History Unit, working on projects such as 'The Nile' and 'Planet Earth'. As she moved into production management, she worked for a number of independent production companies working on a variety of drama reconstruction and factual documentaries for the BBC, Discovery, History Channel, C4 and most recently ITV's obs doc 'National Treasures' with Michael Buerk for RDF. Amy joined OTF at the beginning of 2014.
Paul first joined Off the Fence as a production assistant after graduating from Falmouth University with a degree in Marine & Natural History Photography. After gaining valuable experience working on several projects Paul is now a researcher on National Geographic’s three part series ‘Colombia: Untamed Heart’.