documentary | reconstructions | travel filming

CRAIG DUNCAN

scriptwriting | multi-camera | self-shooting | edit producing
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Inside Secret Societies

Commissioned by Discovery US, I was series producer of 6 x 1hr documentaries as part of this ‘Inside Secret Societies’ series. I setup and directed the key interviews with historians and contributors conducted around the world in: Japan, USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Jordan.

In Jordan and the UK I set up and directed reconstructions with actors for the series.

Series Producer: Craig Duncan

Director: Craig Duncan

The Ku Klux Klan

Getting filming access to KKK members is difficult. Their general distrust of the media and campaigns against the establishment mixed with a fear of being identified on film requires skilled persuasive techniques – which took a while but was achived as part of a focused team.

I interviewed historians, professors and got access to cross lighting events and KKK meet-ups. Members were open to sharing their views on the world. We spent the day with a chief of police who took us to a tree used to hang/lynch Michael Donald and walked with us through the community the KKK attacked.

I interviewed black author Daryl Davis who befriended KKK leaders. I interviewed the grandson of a KKK infiltrator under direction of J. Edgar Hoover.

Secrets of the Nazi Occult

Filmed in Germany and the USA, I interviewed author Michael Fitzgerald in the beer hall where Hitler made his Social Worker Party speeches from. We filmed writer Theo Paijmans

 

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The Yakuza

The underground ganglands of Tokyo do not like to be filmed. We shot several reconstructions and interviewed gangland members as well as writers for Vice Magazine about the life and history of this subversive group running Japan.

I also interviewed authors in San Francisco.

Brotherhood Of The Blood

The Brotherhoods Of The Blood is a documentary about the world of worshiping ancient religious relics and traditions. Including the self-flaggelating marchers in France and Spain and the memberships of the holy Brotherhoods hiding themselves under conical costumes.

The Priory Of Sion

In Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code” the name of the secret organisation tasked with protecting the ‘true bloodline of Christ’ was revealed.

Interviewing individuals claiming to be members of ‘The Priory Of Sion’ and shoots in the remote hilltop village of Rennes Le Chateaux in France.

The Origins Of The Assassin

The origins of the original silent assassin or sole terrorist dated back to the Islmaili Assassins in the 12 century. They would work for their master for many years before being activated by their religious leader, to assassinate the sworn enemy.

Filmed in the deserts of Jordan, the White House and the Pentagon – USA.

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I am a television director and self-shooting producer/director
With more than 20 years experience journalistically making documentaries,
daytime television and LIVE outside broadcasts, I specialise in travel based work, history, crime and science.
CALL ME ON +447977173346

Self-Shooting PD

Traffic Cops
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Countryside 999
Beat My Build with Amanda Lamb

PSC Director

House Hunters International (US)
Coast vs. Country
Animal Hospital

Multi-Camera Studio Director

James Cordon – League Of Their Own
Royal Opera House – Cinema LIVE (with BBC)
NatWest – Business Eye
Jazz 606 (BBC 2)

LIVE Outside Broadcasts

The Lord Mayor’s Show
Royal Opera House – Cinema LIVE
Animal Hospital

Series Producer

Secret Societies – 6 x 1hr documentaries
The Kit with Charlie Brooker
Business Eye

Script Writer

Coast Vs. Country – Channel 4
The Kit with Charlie Brooker
Watchdog (BBC1)
Millenium Today
Emmylou Harris documentary (BBC 2)

About Brooklyn
I SPECIALISE IN BUILDING TRUST WITH CONTRIBUTORS, GETTING GREAT INTERVIEWS AND CRAFTING STORIES IN THE FIELD. I LOVE TO TRAVEL AND BE AWAY FROM BASE FOR LONG PERIODS SEEING THE WORLD!
CRAIG DUNCAN | PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
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VARIETY OF SKILLS

I like making things and I like finding out about people’s lives.
As I travel around the world I find I am experiencing new
and exciting places and a diverse array of strange and wonderful people.

20 YRS PRODUCING AND DIRECTING

I was onc e told by the Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke, that I was the youngest producer to make a catagory 1 LIVE outside broadcasst of BBC. The show was “The Lord Mayor’s Show” – a 2 hour show on BBC 1. I was technically still a trainee at the time, so when it led to getting my own technology show presented by Charlie Brooker I was super excited.

In the past I have been a journalist and sound engineer working with Beatles Producer George Martin at Air Studios. My passion is story telling, understanding audiences and using visuals to add to the narrative.

RUNNING MY OWN COMPANY

I set up a production company making content for the Royal Bank Of Scotland Group in the days when they were the 4th biggest bank in the world. Clients included NatWest, RBS, Churchill Insurance, Direct Line, Citizens Bank, Ulster Bank, Coutts Bank and RBS.

The success of the business peaked at a turnover of £250,000 a year with me as its only employee. For 8 years I produced and multi-camera directed LIVE performances from The Royal Opera House with the BBC.

ARTWORK & MUSIC

I started my career as a tape op at Air Studios working alongside Beatles Producer George Martin. I’m kind of a frustrated musician. I worked with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Giles Martin, Dire Straits, The Beautiful South, Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and many others. On the backend of that I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in writing music for Film & Television but was drawn into producing for film as a side course.

I also like to illustrate, paint and draw. I have completed about 15 covers for Kindle books, I also write, perform and record music .

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