Mark Challender TV

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EDIT PRODUCER - HOW DO ANIMALS DO THAT?

20x20 MINS, ANIMAL PLANET, USA (2019)

A pop science series exploring extraordinary facets of animal anatomy and behaviour. Edit producing natural history stories - everything from ground squirrels disguising themselves with the scent of rattlesnakes to Bombardier beetles’ explosive rear ends. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville.


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SHOOTING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - MONSTER SHIPS

6x45 MINS, DISCOVERY SCIENCE, USA (2019)

Specialist factual engineering series following some of the world’s biggest sea-faring vessels as they go about their daily duties, all around the world. I worked on the Saipem S7000 episode (1x45mins)… featuring the world’s second largest crane vessel on deployment in Norway and the North Sea.


PRODUCER & EDIT PRODUCER - BEAR’S MISSION WITH DAVID WALLIAMS

1x45 MINS, ITV, UK (2018)

Actor, comedian and best-selling children’s author, David Walliams, joins Bear Grylls for an adventurous journey through the heart of Devon.


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PRODUCER & EDIT PRODUCER - BEAR’S MISSION WITH GARETH SOUTHGATE

1x45 MINS, ITV, UK (2018)

Bear Grylls takes England football manager, Gareth Southgate, on an adventure through Dartmoor’s testing terrain to put him through Commando style training.


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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - WHEN SHARKS ATTACK

2x45 MINS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD, USA (2018)

Wildlife mystery documentary series searching for answers behind spikes of shark attacks. I produced and directed the episodes in Réunion and Western Australia.


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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR & EDIT PRODUCER - WHEN SHARKS ATTACK

2x45 MINS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD, USA (2017)

Wildlife mystery documentary series searching for answers behind spikes of shark attacks. I produced, directed and edit produced the South Africa episode looking at the spate of attacks on the 'World's Deadliest Beach' in Port St. Johns and the Hawaii episode examining three attacks in just three weeks, in October 2015, on the island of Oahu.


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PRODUCER - ABSOLUTE WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS

10x70 MINS, DRAGON TV, CHINA (2016)

Bear Grylls take Chinese celebrities on one-on-one adventures through America's wilderness. Shot on location in California and Nevada, USA.


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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR & EDIT PRODUCER - COUNTRYWISE: GUIDE TO BRITAIN

15x30 MINS, ITV, UK (2016)

Ben Fogle and Liz Bonnin take a look at the best that Britain's coast and country have to offer by exploring a whole range of things to see, do and experience - including wildlife watching, free-diving, sailing, climbing and visiting your local country show.


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STORY PRODUCER & EDIT PRODUCER - BEAR GRYLLS: MISSION SURVIVE (SEASON 2)

6x45 MINS, ITV, UK (2016)

Bear Grylls take eight famous faces on an extreme expedition to see who has what it takes to survive. Filmed on location in South Africa. Edit producing 1x45mins.


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STORY PRODUCER - BEAR GRYLLS: MISSION SURVIVE (SEASON 1)

6x45 MINS, ITV, UK (2015/2016)

A survival series that sees Bear Grylls take eight famous faces on an extreme expedition to see who has what it takes to survive. Filmed on location in the jungles of Costa Rica.


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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - SURVIVOR GAMES

11x90 MINS, DRAGON TV, CHINA (2015)

Bear Grylls tests the survival skills of some of China's most famous faces on a 12 day expedition through some of the country’s toughest terrain. Filmed on location in Guizhou Province, China.


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SHOOTING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - BEASTS BEHAVING BADLY

10x30 MINS, DISCOVERY, USA (2015)

User generated content featuring animal capers in the wild and closer to home. Filmed all across the USA.


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PRODUCER - RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS

8x45 MINS, NBC, USA (2015)

Bear Grylls takes A-list Hollywood talent on extreme adventures across the world putting them out of their comfort zones in a bid to get to know them. Filmed on location in the USA, the UK and Europe. Guests included Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet, James Marsden, Michelle Rodriguez and Michael B. Jordan.


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PRODUCER - BRITAIN'S BIGGEST ADVENTURES WITH BEAR GRYLLS

3x45 MINS, ITV, UK (2014/2015)

Specialist factual, natural history and adventure series presented by Bear Grylls as he explores the nature, geology and botany of England, Wales and Scotland.


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DV DIRECTOR - WORST PLACE TO BE A PILOT

4x45 MINS, CHANNEL 4, UK (2014)

Observational documentary series following the lives of British pilots flying in and around remote destinations and airstrips in Indonesia. Filmed on location in Java and West Papua, Indonesia.


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PRODUCER - THE JUMP

9x VARIOUS, CHANNEL 4, UK (2014)

Live sports entertainment programme pitting celebrities against each other in a number of winter games disciplines. Broadcast live from Austria.


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SHOOTING ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - XTREME ENDURANCE: RACE TO THE POLE

4x45 MINS, CHANNEL 5, UK (2013)

Documentary series following former rugby player turned explorer, Richard Parks, as he competes in some of the world's toughest races in preparation for a world record expedition attempt. Filmed on location in Peru, the Peruvian Amazon, Norway and the UK.


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SHOOTING ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - APOCALYPSE PREPPERS

1x45 MINS, DISCOVERY, USA (2013)

Shock documentary theorising about the existential threat of pandemics, ETs and robotics. Filmed on locations all across the USA.


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PRODUCER - A NIGHT OF HEROES: THE SUN MILITARY AWARDS

1x90 MINS, ITV, UK (2012)

An award ceremony honouring the courageous work of the UK's Armed Forces. Filmed on location in the UK and Germany.


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SHOOTING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - BBC 999 AWARDS

1x90 MINS, BBC ONE, UK (2012)

An award ceremony honouring the courageous work of the UK's Emergency Services.