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Meet the Senior Team

Gillane Seaborne

With over 20 years TV experience, working for all the major networks in the UK and US, Gillane oversaw all six series of Doctor Who Confidential, BBC3’s highest rated factual show and this year voted the best programme aired in the channel's first ten years. On graduating film school in New York, she started out on Gardener's World before moving on to How Do They Do That, via the BBC’s Documentary Unit, where she made shows with veteran broadcaster Michael Parkinson and fashion designer Paul Smith. She was the lead director on the team that developed and produced the BAFTA winning children’s show Teletubbies, moving back to the states to revamp the show for its hugely successful run on PBS. As lead producer on the VT team on Open House with Gloria Hunniford, Gillane produced cookery, gardening and lifestyle strands, and she then travelled the world filming as far afield as Lapland, Sri Lanka and Nicaragua for Thames TV, before returning to the BBC to oversee their Additional Programming Unit in Cardiff.

​gillane.seaborne@midnightoil.tv

CEO and Executive producer

Richard Green

With nearly 30 years experience in the Music and Visual Media industry, Richard is a successful entrepreneurial Chairman and CEO, with a strong track record in helping businesses grow and has also overseen a number corporate joint ventures, acquisitions, and mergers. He has held roles at 2 Entertain ,a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Video collection International, where he was the founding CEO, and recently Chairman of Compact Media Group, the UK's leading rights management company. He has worked with or has many relationships with major film companies,TV broadcasters and independent TV production companies. He is now a private investor specialising in the property, media and technology markets. Richard has taken a minority shareholding in Midnight Oil and joins the Board. With his unrivalled expertise, support and partnership with the team, will help Midnight Oil reach the next level of growth and build on the success to date.

richard.green@midnightoil.tv

Company Director

Keith Farrell

Keith is an award-winning development producer & producer/director with over fifteen years experience in the television industry. In that time, he has made a diverse range of programs about history, technology and science. He has just completed a two-part concert film/docudrama for ABC (Australia), S4C & TG4, entitled Death or Liberty, based on the book by Dr. Tony Moore. His previous productions include Real Crime: Nailing the Nailbomber for ITV1, Warplane for WNET13/C5, Battlefield Detectives for History and Building the Ultimate for C5/Nat Geo. He was also responsible for developing Titanic - Birth of a Legend for ITV1/Discovery. He developed, wrote and directed the two-part award-winning series, Ireland Nazis for RTÉ/History, the docudrama Clear the Way for Smithsonian Networks/TG4, Death on the Railroad for PBS/RTÉ and The Mystery of the Lost Ship for Channel 5/TG4. He ventured into cinematic documentaries for A Terrible Beauty... which won the Best Documentary award at the 2014 Crystal Palace International Film Festival. Keith also created and co-produced the awarding-winning drama-documentary Saving the Titanic for RTÉ/ZDF/ Channel 4 and the Irish Film Board.

Keith.Farrell@midnightoil.tv​

Senior Development Executive

Alex Seaborne

Alex is an executive producer specialising in science, health, current affairs, business and international development. He’s filmed in more than twenty countries in the developed and developing world, including challenging shoots in India, Congo, Iraq, Australia, Indonesia and South Sudan. He has created several series with a global reach including: Survival, which documented the world’s most important health challenges; Alvin’s Guide to Good Business, in which financial guru Alvin Hall travelled the globe advising social entrepreneurs; and The Health Show, a 26-part weekly magazine programme covering medical issues and technology. Alex cut his teeth on landmark science shows such as Horizon and Tomorrow’s World, before becoming a regular producer/director on Animal HospitalZoo Watch and Trust Me I’m a Doctor. Alex also has a strong current affairs background, having started in television as a BBC News Trainee. He was later appointed Newsnight’s planning editor during the Iraq War.

alex.seaborne@midnightoil.tv

Executive Producer

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