In this episode, I catch up with Alex Spurway, a supervising control room producer and story producer whose reality TV experience includes, Married At First Sight, Love Island and Australian Survivor. I chat to Alex about how she started her career on the Today Show, what it’s like to be an executive producer in the competitive world of breakfast radio and how she eventually found her place in reality TV.
In this episode, I’m joined by Michelle Gauntlett, a line producer whose career in production has seen her work shows such as Australian Survivor, The Bachelor and Australian Ninja Warrior. I find out how Michelle got her start working on specialist factual TV in the UK, before successfully making the move to Australia, where she now works on some of the biggest entertainment formats in the country.
In this episode, I chat with Brendan Garlick a home economist who has worked on shows including; Masterchef, MKR and The Great Australian Bake Off. I find out how Brendan went from reality TV contestant to working on Australia’s favourite food reality formats.
In this episode, I chat to Kaite Milicich, a Story Producer and Post Producer who has worked on some of Australia’s biggest reality TV shows such as Married At First Sight, Australian Survivor and Lego Masters. I talk to Kaite about how she balances the unpredictable world of field producing with the more structured environment of post production.
In this episode, I’m joined by Nick Peterson - a sound recordist who has worked on shows such as Travel Guides, Australian Survivor and Australia’s Next Top Model. I chat to Nick about growing up in a TV family, the toughest gigs in sound and an 8 hour surgery he will never forget.
In this episode, I chat to Matt Hindson, a shooter producer and story producer who has worked on shows such as Dancing With the Stars and Australian Survivor. I find out how Matt went from working in a TV network call centre to producing on some of Australia’s biggest reality formats.
In this episode, I talk to Paul Webb, an Australian camera operator, whose passion has taken him all around the world from covering the OJ Simpson trial, to shooting countless seasons to US Survivor. I find out how Paul cut his teeth in the industry in news before taking on the world of reality TV.
In this episode, I catch up with Erica Foley, a senior story producer who has worked on some of Australia’s biggest reality formats including Australian Survivor, Big Brother and Australian Ninja Warrior, as well as human interest campaigns for R U OK? Day and the 'Yes' vote for marriage equality. I find how Erica’s passion for story telling has informed her choices throughout her career.
In this episode, I’m joined by Grant Phillips, a story producer and challenge producer who has worked on shows including Australian Survivor, Big Brother and The Bachelor. I talk to Grant about how he turned his reality TV obsession into a successful career in television.