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Screen Careers: Location Manager

Paul Bach Davies

Credits: The A-List, Keeping Faith, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Hinterland

Career Progression

  • 1982-83 - A stage manager training scheme at Theatr Felinfach in Ceredigion.
  • 1983 - 1991 - Freelance touring stage manager on various theatr productions throughout Wales.
  • 1991 -1992 - Assisstant Floor manager at ITV Wales, working on mainly studio and location drama.
  •  1993 -1995 - Freelance runner/ 3rd assisstant director on various dramas for S4C/BBC Wales
  • 1995 -  Location manager on a drama series for S4C called Pris y Farchnad (this was really the case of being thrown in the deep end)   
  • 1995 -2020 - Supervising location manager and location manager on all sorts of drama/films/commercials for most networks.    

Career Future Goals

  • My main goal is to find individuals who are keen to make a career in location managment and to do it properly.   

Career Highlights

  • Caring, nurturing and pointing fantastic individuals in the right direction who have now made a name for themselves in the film and TV industry. Last count was 14.
  • As for a specific project, Gwyll/Hinterland has to be the most satisfying location drama  that I've done.      
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