Amazing Productions brings together four creative programme makers who have a shared vision. Between them they offer a wide spectrum of creative factual and features experience: from ideas generation, to presenting, producing, directing, and programme management.
Together George Clarke, Rebecca Mulraine, Tania Fallon and Michael Simkin are Amazing.
George is a professional architect and successful presenter, with a passion for architecture, design and history; Michael is an award winning factual film maker; Tania creates and produces factual and features formats, and Rebecca develops and manages successful productions, whilst maintaining broadcaster relationships.
Amazing will work with the best-established talent and will seek out and develop exciting new talent, both in front of and behind the camera.
Amazing believes that great television comes from the heart. At the core of the business is a passion to do television better. Amazing will reach out to audiences with intelligent content and high production values; with programmes that have scale and depth across both terrestrial and digital media.
George Clarke is a successful architect, writer, lecturer and TV Presenter. George has had a life-long passion for architecture and its ability to transform our everyday lives. His desire is to make architecture popular and accessible to the widest possible audience.
George began his television career in 2003 presenting Build a New life for Five. In 2008 he became the face of architecture at Channel 4 with the launch of The Home Show, showing how clever design can make a home more functional and beautiful on a tight budget. In 2009, George introduced a popular audience to the enormous challenges of major renovation work, in The Restoration Man. George alongside dedicated owners helps breathe new life into neglected historical buildings, transforming them in to beautiful and distinctive homes for future generations. Now in its sixth series (and over 50 homes later). In 2012, George turned his attention towards exploring the extraordinary world of small builds in the Channel 4 series Amazing Spaces. The series followed people converting tiny and unconventional spaces into incredible places to live, work and play; now in its third series.
George has a life beyond TV and is still an active architect and campaigner. In 2009, George campaigned to bring empty properties back in to use and for the right to buy endangered empty housing around the country, in two series of The Great British Property Scandal. This bold cross-genre idea, which took on the government, local councils and the building industry, made real life housing issues accessible to audiences. An app linked to the series engaged over 6,000 people in an online campaign which supported the creation of a national empty homes loan scheme and a register of empty properties. In 2012, George was asked to become the government’s Independent Empty Homes Advisor and so he has been able to continue to have an impact on the national housing debate.
Rebecca Mulraine works across development and production. She has a wealth of experience, most recently with Tiger Aspect. Rebecca was head of production for the Factual and Features department for over five years but during her nine years with the company, Rebecca worked on both the editorial and operational aspects of factual and features production. Her broad skill base includes: creative development, working with broadcasters to realise editorial ambitions, negotiating budgets and contracts, working with talent and production teams and managing production from start to end. Rebecca has overseen a wide range of programme genres for all the major broadcasters.
A selection of these programmes include: Channel 4: The Home Show, The Restoration Man, Cook Yourself Thin, The Great British Property Scandal, Dispatches. BBC1: Panorama, This Little Farmer, Where is Modern Art Now. BBC2: An Island Parish, Howard Goodall’s Story of Music, The Monastry, The Big Silence, The Class System and Me. BBC4: Tales from the Royal Bedchamber, Tales from the Royal Wardrobe, Channel 5: Paul Merton’s Adventures, The Removal Men, Diet Doctors. ITV: Surgery School, Hunting Britain’s Conmen. UKTV, Fry on Laurie on Fry. Sky1: Vacation Virgins.
Rebecca began her television career working on commercial campaigns for a major advertising agency.
Tania Fallon specialises in seeing programmes through from the flicker of an idea to re-commission. Tania has worked in development and as a producer for many production companies including Tiger Aspect, Monkey Kingdom, Princess Productions, Olga, So Tv, AtIt and Fresh One, both generating her own ideas and evolving existing development slates. Her love of good food has ensured that cookery programming is always high on the agenda, but she has a broad range of experience including property, reality, obs doc and chat shows (in daytime and peak).
Tania Executive Produced the BBC’s long running cookery-chat show, Something For The Weekend and was Production Exec on Richard & Judy for Channel 4. As a Series Producer she was involved in the development and launch of many new series for major broadcasters including; for ITV: Richard Hammond’s 5 O’Clock Show, for Channel 4: Light Lunch, House Auction and What’s Cooking in the Sainsbury Kitchen? And for Five: Mexican Food Made Simple and Cooking The Books. Tania has also been a storyliner on TOWIE. Tania is used to dealing with commissioning editors and is also well-versed in the ways of ad funded programming.
Michael Simkin is an award winning producer, series producer and exec producer. He specialises in presenter-led factual, difficult access docs, investigative journalism, extreme travel and adventure, working in current affairs, history and crime. Michael is also a talented self operator, who often shoots his programmes.
Michael has worked with all of the major UK broadcasters. He is used to negotiating difficult access, pitching ideas, managing teams and talent and working collaboratively with commissioning editors on sensitive issues. Michael takes complex subjects and makes them engaging and entertaining for a wide audience.
Michael shot and produced, “Are You Addicted to Sugar?” and “Cheap Booze” for Channel 4’s Dispatches, some of the strands most highly viewed programmes.
Michael also recently shot and directed the 90 minute Discovery Networks Nelson Mandela biography, The Making of Mandela, which included acclaimed interviews and drama reconstruction and has been shortlisted for the 2014 Realscreen Awards.
Michael has covered the Church of Scientology, international organised crime gangs, corrupt governments and major pharmaceutical companies, to name a few. He has explored polio in Nigeria in Ade Adepitan: Journey of My Lifetime . He gained access to the world’s most influential politicians and businessmen, for Sky Atlantic, in Networks of Power. Michael is highly experienced in gaining the trust of diverse communities: from major western organisations through to nomadic tribes. He has filmed, in many of the most challenging areas in the world, both overtly and covertly, presenter-led and alone.
Following success at Sundance, Michael’s film, A Very British Gangster was released theatrically worldwide.
Gary McQuillan has a background in both television and the world of teaching. Having a degree in both subjects, he has taught in primary education as a class teacher (where he was graded outstanding) and has worked for the BBC on Gardener’s World and Gardener of the Year, plus working across development for Maverick TV and Tiger Aspect. Gary is a DV Director, working across the factual genre.