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Zoe Collins, Managing Executive Producer
Zoe has executive produced a number of projects including Emmy award-winning Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC USA); Jamie's 30 Minute Meals (Channel 4); Jamie's American Roadtrip (Channel 4); Two Greedy Italians (BBC), Restaurant Inspector (Five); The Delicious Miss Dahl (BBC) and Rude Boy Food with Aaron Craze (UKTV). Zoe met Jamie Oliver over 12 years ago whilst working on the Radio One Breakfast Show with Zoe Ball and later, after a period at BBC Light Entertainment, accepted his offer to set up Fresh One Productions. She then developed and helped sell Oliver's Twist to the Food Network in the States, and subsequently developed and produced Jamie's Kitchen, Jamie's School Dinners and Jamie's Chef (Channel 4).
Richard Fell, Head Of Drama
Richard Fell is the Head of Drama for Fresh Pictures.
Roy Ackerman, Managing Director
Roy is a multi award-winning executive producer of formats, documentaries and drama and builder of creative businesses.
Amongst his biggest hits are the 2009 BAFTA-winner format Election, the hit format and winner of RTS Broadcast and Prix Italia awards, Operatunity, and its award-winning follow-ups Musicality and Ballet Changed My Life. He's overseen a string of prize-winning theatrical and TV documentaries including 100% White, House of War, Not Cricket, Tsunami: 7 Hours on Boxing Day, Why We Fight (Sundance winner) and Gonzo - as well as BAFTA shortlisted drama Mrs Mandela.
Since joining Fresh, he has led the expansion into new genres and platforms. He has executive produced the hit series Jamie's Dream School (Channel Four); James Rhodes, Piano Man, and acclaimed documentaries Tiger Woods: The Rise & Fall (Channel 4); God Bless You Barack Obama (BBC) and Black Beach: Simon Mann's African Coup (BBC/PBS).
Jo Ralling, Head of Operations
Jo started working in documentaries nearly 20 years ago and got the bug when her very first job found her blindfolded in the back of a van with a gun pointed at her. Having survived being driven to Derry by the IRA she established herself in the forefront of risk taking film making. Her proudest achievement is making a film about Guatemalan street children being murdered which led to the first ever conviction of a member of the Guatemalan police.
Jo was Production Supervisor on One Day in September which won the Oscar after tracking down terrorists that Mossad had failed to find.
At Darlow Smithson she was responsible for the Alive series and produced 10 drama docs shot in dangerous locations in a year.
Her passion to improve the world led her to Jamie Oliver and the Schools Dinners campaign, she has been running operations at Fresh One ever since.
David Wise, Creative Director
David works alongside Zoe Collins as an Executive Producer and oversees development of popular documentaries, formats and factual entertainment.
At Fresh One, David has been responsible for Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket (Channel 4), Prison, Mum & Me (BBC Three), Jamie's Christmas Lock-in (Channel 4), Show Boaters (Sky1) and Dance, Dance, Dance (Sky 3D).
David was previously Head of Factual at Blast! Films and an Executive Producer at Betty, where he developed and produced documentaries, popular factual series and formats including Freaky Eaters and Are You Fitter than a Pensioner? (BBC THREE), Repossessed (BBC1), Find Me A Family, Don't Blame the Builder and Confessions of a Traffic Warden (Channel 4).
Prior to this, David was at RDF for five years, where he series-produced the award-winning format Wife Swap, directed documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and developed formats, including Channel 4's Perfect Match.
Helen Pratt, Head of Talent
Helen Pratt joined in 2008 as Head of Talent and is generally the first port of call for new off-screen talent at Fresh One. Before this she spent 12 years working as a freelance producer and director on documentaries and specialist factual projects as varied as Stepkids (C4), The Secret World of Year 3 (BBC2), Who Rules the Roost? (BBC2), The Secret Life of Ghosts and Werewolves (BBC1), Animal Hospital (BBC1), Ark Royal (C5), The Restaurant (BBC2) and Pets Are People (BBC2).
After a brief stint as a 'Creative Talent Executive' at RDF and experiencing the brave new world of motherhood, Helen decided to leave her production days behind and moved over to Fresh One to help build our talent powerhouse...
Jeremy Lee, Executive Producer
Jeremy works as an Executive Producer and alongside David Wise is responsible for developing popular documentaries, formats and factual entertainment. At Fresh One, Jeremy's Executive Producer credits include the critically acclaimed How Hip Hop Changed the World (Channel 4) a show which trended number one worldwide on Twitter and StreetDance (Channel 4).
Previously, Jeremy was Director of Programmes at Menthol TV and Senior Development Producer at Betty where he originated, developed and produced popular factual documentaries and formats including Are You Fitter than a Pensioner? (BBC THREE) and Osama Bin Everywhere (Channel 4).
Prior to this, Jeremy was at Ricochet for four years, where he series produced the international hit format Supernanny, directed factual formats for the BBC and Channel 4 and developed shows including Extreme Dreams (BBC 2) and Leave no Trace (BBC 1).
Gudren Claire, Head of Production
Gudren heads up Fresh One Productions. Her ability to remain calm and controlled in the face of any crisis can have only come from years of experience making sure great TV ideas make it to screen.
Before joining Fresh, Gudren had a freelance career of over twenty years working with many independent production companies including Optomen and Diverse Productions on shows such as BAFTA nominated ‘Anatomy of Disgust’ and Darcus Howe’s ‘White Tribe’. After setting up from scratch and working as Head of Production for indie Form Media she was looking for her next opportunity when she innocently accepted a lunch invitation from Jo Ralling, only to find Jo intent on bringing her into the whirlwind of Fresh One.
Since being at Fresh, Gudren has helped to shape Fresh One Productions along with the rest of the team.