We love to travel; that much is probably self evident by now.
We also love to help other people to travel, and so we provide bespoke expeditions and adventure planning for those who want to stride off into their own great yonder.
But we also have another string to the Edge bow – years of experience of wrangling television in far flung places, all of which has left us with a very comprehensive set of international contacts and associates. This allows us to provide fixing services to film and television in all sorts of places. We have a particular current specialism in Central Asia, but the potential to assist with other projects goes well beyond that region.
Ants has been working in television since 2002, with stints away from the industry to write books, work for The Adventurists and have her own adventures. However, the telebox always manages to lure her back, and over the years she has gained had some fantastic experiences making documentaries.
Some of the TV programmes she’s worked on include: Wife Swap (RDF Media, Channel 4), Spitfire Ace (RDF Media, Channel 4), Traveller’s Century (Icon Films, BBC4), The South Bank Show (ITV), World’s Most Dangerous Roads (Renegade Pictures, BBC2), Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy (ITV) and Inside the World’s Greatest Food Markets (BBC2).
Ants has filmed in around forty countries, from the jungles of Borneo to the icy wastes of Siberia, as well as less glamorous locations such as the sewers of London. Recently she produced three episodes of World’s Most Dangerous Roads for BBC2, in Vietnam, Laos, Bolivia and Georgia, and a two-hour series for ITV on the elephant and rhino poaching epidemic. The latter is called Poaching Wars with Tom Hardy (yes, the Tom Hardy) and was broadcast in August 2013.
Ants specialises in adventure travel, history and current affairs programmes and has a brilliant network of contacts around the globe. Although her specialist countries and regions are Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa, Russia and Mongolia, she has also worked in China, South America, Europe, the whole Caribbean region and North and Central America.
Here are some of her recent credits….
HELLUVA TOUR (Channel 4 /Fosters) | Producer Innovative series for All4 sponsored by Fosters beer, where four strangers drove an ancient, golden Bedford Bambi campervan 18,000 miles from London to Sydney. Ants set up and produced adventures and stories along the route (oil wrestling in Turkey, shepherding in Kyrgyzstan, taking part in a talent show in Thailand, cooking in Chengdu etc) and managed the fixers and logistics in 18 different countries. Not an easy task! Watch the series now on All 4.
BBC Earth, BRISTOL | Development Producer Developing a range of different formats and series for BBC Earth and BBC Worldwide.
SIMON REEVE’S CARIBBEAN (BBC2) | Development Producer Initial set up for five-part series; researching stories, locations and contacts in 20 countries, with particular focus on Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Venezuela and Panama.
INSIDE THE WORLD’S GREATEST MARKETS (BBC2) | Development Producer Researching and setting up locations in Mexico, India, South Korea and New York and recceing Delhi.
TOM HARDY’S POACHING WARS (ITV) | Producer One off special for ITV following Hollywood star Tom Hardy as he investigates elephant and rhino poaching in Africa. Filmed in Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa.
WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS ROADS (6 x 60, BBC2) | Producer Set the routes for 6 shows (Vietnam/Laos, Ethiopia, Siberia, Tajikistan, Madagascar and Bolivia) and recced and shot in Laos, Vietnam, Bolivia and Georgia. Worked with Liza Tarbuck, Sue Perkins, Phill Jupitus, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes.
If you have a project, production or concept that you need help to develop, produce, plan or fix, we can probably help with feasibility, planning, risk assessments, location finding and fixing.