Marcella Gasche

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2019Story Producer
Documentary
International obs doc (title tbc)NUTOPIA
2018Development Producer
Documentary
Holy RelicsCaravan Media
2017Fixer
Documentary
NovaWindfall Films
2016 - 2017Development Producer / Director
Documentary
Holocaust - The Revenge PlotCaravan Media
2017Story Producer
Documentary
Diana in Her Own Words (Channel 4)Kaboom TV
2016Story Producer
Documentary
Secrets of the SAS - in their own words (Channel 5)Red Planet Pictures Ltd
2016Story Producer
Film (Docu)
Inside Windsor Castle (Channel 5)Red Planet Pictures Ltd
2016Fixer
Documentary
Civilisations (BBC)NUTOPIA
2015Producer
Online
Open University - online Language Course (German)Lambent Productions
2015Producer / Fixer
Education
Online language course - GermanHachette Publishers
2015Producer
Documentary
A Brief History of Graffiti (BBC)Kaboom TV
2015Fixer
Documentary
Sean Bean: Waterloo Survivors' Stories (History Channel)Wavelength Films
2014Assistant Producer
Documentary
Building the Ancient Megacity (BBC)Brave New Media
2014Assistant Producer
Documentary
The Hoff vs. The Berlin Wall (National Geographic)
Gary Johnstone
DSP
2014Assistant Producer
Documentary
Strip the City: VeniceWindfall Films
2013Assistant Producer
Documentary
Nazi Megastructures (National Geographic)Darlow Smithson
2013Assistant Producer
Documentary
Tearing up History
Charles Furneaux
Furneaux-Edgar Productions
2011 - 2012Assistant Producer
Documentary
Inside the Mind of Leonardo (SKY Arts 3D)
Julian Jones
IWC Media Ltd
2012Assistant Producer
Documentary
Costa Concorida Disaster - One Year onWindfall Films
2010Assistant Producer
Documentary
Surviving D-Day
Mark Hedgecoe
Dangerous Productions
2009 - 2010Assistant Producer
Film (Docu)
Children of the Revolution (WDR Germany)E2 Films
2009Researcher
Television / TV
PanoramaBBC
2009Researcher
Television / TV
PanoramaBBC
2009Production Coordinator
Television / TV
What's UpMama Youth Project
2008Translator
Television / TV
The World's Thoughest Towns: NaplesZig Zag Productions
2008Translator
Television / TV
Lost World of CommunismBBC
2007 - 2008Researcher
Television / TV
PanoramaBBC
2007Researcher
Television / TV
PanoramaBBC
2007Translator
Television / TV
Andrea Bocelli: A Child Destined to SingDouble Jab Productions
2006Translator
Television / TV
Europe: The Lost EvidenceFlashback Television Ltd
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2008MA Film and TelevisionUniversity of Westminster
    2006BA European Languages and LiteratureUniversity of Bologna

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Lumix GH4

    About me

    I’m a broadcast journalist and documentary film-maker with a proven track record in bringing complex, controversial and difficult-to-access stories to International prime-time television. My recent projects include the RTS nominated account of an anti-Nazi conspiracy conducted by Jewish death-camp survivors, Holocaust - The Revenge Plot (Channel 4 / National Geographic), and the story development for Amazon Italy of a multipart TV series recounting the ongoing fight against crime (2019).

    I’m fluent in Italian, German, French and specialise in establishing trusting relationships with contributors whose stories are important but yet to be told. I’m able to create compelling narratives to make the stories accessible and visually exciting for a world-wide audience.

    After my first degree (European Languages and Literature - University of Bologna, 2006), I moved to London to work on the prestigious BBC current affairs flagship Panorama. Here, I contributed to multiple editions, developing the particular skill of bringing difficult stories to the screen. Notable research successes include Fortress Europe (BBC 1, 2006) & Destination UK (BBC 1, 2007), for which I identified and interviewed illegal migrants in the UK. I provided production support for filming in the most challenging conditions, including setting up shoots on boats in hostile waters, and securing interviews with top ranking UNHCR representatives, high-level EU politicians, and the Italian Navy.

    Following a Master’s Degree (MA Film and Television: Theory, Culture and Industry - University of Westminster 2008), I worked for numerous channels across Europe, including:

    WDR Germany - Children of the Revolution (1x90, 2010), for which I secured a difficult interview with the daughter of Ulrike Meinhof and ex-terrorists of the Baader-Meinhof Group;

    Discovery US/France Television – Surviving D-Day (1x90, 2010), for which I identified and interviewed hidden French Resistance Fighters and ex-Nazi war veterans;

    Sky Arts/History US/BBC WorldWide - Inside the Mind of Leonardo (1x90 3D Cinema Release, 2012, Starring Peter Capaldi). This film, RTS nominated & shortlisted for a Grierson Award, saw me securing exclusive access to Leonardo Da Vinci’s largest existing manuscript worth in excess of $10bn USD.

    I have since worked for a broad range of top-level factual production companies, as Producer and in Development. My employers include Nutopia, Darlow-Smithson, Dangerous Films, Windfall Films, Furneaux-Edgar, Kaboom Film & TV and Red Planet Pictures – and my references are from many of the most respected names in the world of Factual Television.

    Most recently, I developed and brought to production the RTS nominated documentary, Holocaust – the Revenge Plot (Channel 4, National Geographic, 2019). This award-winning film tells the story of a reclusive and hard-to-access group of Jewish war-survivors, who plotted to murder 6 million Germans in the years after the 2nd World War. The story, and the interviews that recount it, took several years to uncover and enormous trust to secure. The film has been screened at film festivals in London, Israel, USA and China.

    I live in London, South West France and Bologna, Italy.

    Referees

    Dinah Lord, MD / Executive Producer– Caravan Media

    Dan Gold, Executive Producer – RAW

    Gary Johnstone, Director/Producer – Nutopia

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Short)
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Television
    • Travel
    • Youth TV
    Licenses
    • Diving (PADI)
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Interested in
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Cookery
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Health
    • Home Renovation TV
    • Investigative
    • Live TV
    • Magazine
    • Music
    • Natural History
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Television
    • Travel
    • Youth TV
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    Organization/Union Membership
    • Shooting People (UK)