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Television Production Manager Event Project Manager

Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner certified
CAPM qualified

+44 (0)7836 738368 - pm@andykelk.com

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Personal Statement

Andy Kelk Image

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs 

Passionate, reliable & focused, I believe in collaboration and the contribution each stakeholder can make to the success of a project as it moves through its relevant stages.

I have the ability to consider the "bigger picture" when resolving risk and issues and am motivated to make a positive & realistic difference when considering the final outcome.

Personal strengths include the capability to respect & listen to the other point of view while being self-reliant, steadfast and open to learning new skills. Benefitting from a dry sense of humour and appreciation of how good moral and communication, within any team, can produce a positive result I look forward to being part of new projects going forward.

Please visit www.andykelk.com to view my profile, CV, full credit listing or contact details if you would like to discuss a particular project over a coffee or Zoom. Thank you

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Profile

One of three boys, Andy and his twin Michael were born at St Teresa’s hospital, Wimbledon in the early 60s, Robin his younger brother was born just 11 months later. Following several months based in Colchester the young Kelk family then  relocated to Cambridge, a stones throw away from Brunswick Primary school which all three brothers attended and became enthusiastic members of the 26th Cambridge cub pack.

Mum (Brenda) ran a nursery from  the family house (The Willows)  while Dad (Chris) built up their theatre lighting business. In 1970 the kelk family relocated to “Willingham”, a village 8miles north of Cambridge due to the “Willows being compulsorily purchased, demolished and redeveloped.  The family then relocated again three years later to the next door village “Rampton” providing much needed space for both the business and growing family. While living in “Rampton” all three boys attended Cottenham Village College between 1973 – 1979.

Andy continued his education and developed his interest in the Arts further by attending Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge where he took full advantage of their purpose built theatre complex. Following his time in higher education Andy then benefited from  gaining just one of 16 available Stage Management Diploma places at London University, Central School of Speech and Drama in 1980.

Further to gaining his Diploma in 1982 and working as a Stage Manager on several theatre productions in the suburbs, Andy was employed by Thames Television in Teddington, Middlesex as a Floor Assistant working on a wide variety of productions ranging from : Mike Yarwood, Des O’Connor and The Benny Hill show to Name that Tune, The Bill, The secret diary’s of Adrian Mole and Rainbow.

However, in order for Andy to move up the production ladder he made the move to LWT as a Assistant Floor Manager in 1987 where he worked on many of their prime time shows including : Blind Date, Michael Aspel, Beadle, Agatha Chrities’s Poirot, Walden, Barrymore and many sport productions. Andy was made up to Floor Manager in 1988 and senior Floor Manager in 1990 where he took responsibility for running The Royal Variety Performance, Audience with the Bee Gees, Kylie Minogue and many others in the series, Saturday night Live, Hale and Pace, Gladiators, The Big Stage with Jonathan Ross and many more.

It was during this period at LWT that Andy got invited to work with the in-house factual department on their True Crimes and Strange but true series. This new avenue of work introduced Andy to the role of Assistant Director and Production Manager and led him to work on, amongst others, London’s Burning and Dark Ages which he found fulfilled his creative “juices” while at the same time allowing him to demonstrate his logistic and organisational skills.

This very productive period of Andy’s career began a long and happy relationship with LWT factual department which culminated in 2001 when he was asked to be the Location Producer of the initial “I'm a celebrity – Get me out of here!” production. Andy contributed his experience from the outset and became a key member of the project team developing  & moulding this original production into the successful series it remains today.

Andy has always appreciated the opportunity to work abroad and was delighted to be involved with the filming of “Survivor” in Borneo, Re-born in the USA in the states, TV Sports Quiz series filmed in Nigeria and I’m a Celebrity – Get me out of here! in Australia.

In 1992 Andy was offered and accepted LWTs redundancy package becoming a freelance senior floor manager & production manager and continues to work for many new and established production companies ever since.  Andy’s CV continues to grow while he works on both small and large team projects, gaining many transferable skills along the journey and welcomes the opportunity to discuss new and suitable projects going forward.

In an effort to enhance his knowledge and development Andy undertook the successful study of the Prince2 and CAPM Project Manager qualifications during 2016/17 adding to his transferable skills.

Website:

If your reading this then you will have discovered my website which I created in an effort to bring many of my career achievements together in one place for easy access - thank you for visiting!

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K6LKS Property Ltd

K6LKS PROPERTY continues to take an interest in renovating Kent based projects having completed the successful purchase negotiation, renovation and subsequent sale of South East based property.

KPL benefits from the teams many transferable skills gained from working in the media industry over many years. The ability to schedule, budget, negotiate, communicate and project manage at all levels allows the team to progress positively.  

Going forward, the aim is to build up a portfolio of properties either to  “flip” in the short term to raise sufficient cash flow or rent out to achieve a passive income long term.

Covid certainly tried its best to slow down the property portfolio journey but the ambition still remains and continues brick by brick. 

K6LKS PROPERTY welcomes the opportunity to discuss future projects with interested parties and looks forward to exploring all avenues.   

Creating Swans from Ugly ducklings is the challenge and we look forward  to meeting them head on. 

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Credit History

2023

Production Manager "Special Forces Project" (Colombia) 1 x 60′ Producer & Broadcaster TBC (NDA signed)

2022

Production Manager "24/7 Emergency Vets" 10 x 30′ for Twentysix03 and BBC1 Daytime

2021

Production Manager “Loggerheads” 6 x 30′ for Mighty and BBC Scotland

2020

Production Manager “Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Dont Relocate” 18 x 40′ for Discovery and Outline

2019

Production Manager “Akram MMA ” – Channel 4 1 x 60′ doc for Swan Films (Initial Prep)

2019

Production Manager “My Famous Babysitter” – UKTV 4 x 60′ Fixed Rig series – Swan Films

2018

Production Manager Great House Giveaway - Channel 4 23x 60′- Chwarel

2017

Career Break : Successfully studied and gained Prince2 and CAPM qualification.

2017

Project Manager: KPL – Limited Company set up

2016

Production Manager: Billy Connolly High Horse Tour -DVD – Indigo Television

2015

Production Manager: Suddenly Royal–Reality/Ent series shot on Isle of Man-Discovery

2014

Production Manager: live, documentary and Studio productions for Twofour54 Abu Dhabi

2013

Production Manager: Premier League Web Site – IMG / Premier League 

2012

Production Manager: Gold Rush live Special– /Planning/Negotiation – Discovery/Raw

2011

Production Manager: Antiques Road Trip- location Reality/FactEnt series – STV /BBC

2010

Production Manager: Little Howard’s Big Question- Animation/Live action series- CBBC

2009

Production Manager: Capstone Sports Quiz TV series – shot in Lagos, Nigeria for ATV

2008

Production Manager: Various Productions throughout the year

2007

Production Manager: Make my body Younger - Reality/Edu series – BBC 3

2006

Production Manager: Are you Smarter than a ten year old? Quiz series – Sky One

2005

Production Manager: Various Productions throughout the year

2004

Production Manager: Various Productions throughout the year

2003

Location Producer: Reborn in the USA – Location Reality/Ent series – ITV

2002

Location Producer: I’m a Celebrity – Get me out of here! – LWT/ITV

2001

1st Assistant Director : Survivor – Location Reality series – Planet 24

2000

Senior Floor Manager – Gladiators series 8 of 8 – LWT/ITV

1999

Production Manager for Dark Ages – Location /Studio Sit Com Series 5 x 30’

1998

Production Manager for the Sunday Night series of 14 x 30’ : LWT

1998

Senior Floor Manager for the Prince’s Trust: Carlton Television

1998

Senior Floor Manager for An Audience with the Bee-Gees: LWT

1998

Senior Floor Manager for Clive James on TV:6 x 30’ Watchmaker Productions

1998

Senior Floor Manager for 7th series of Gladiators: LWT

1998

Senior Floor Manager for The Royal Tournament : LWT

1998

1st AD on two commercials shot in Bosnia for Pathfinder Productions

1997 / 98

Production Manager: Holding the Baby series 2- Sit Com Series for Granada

1997

Senior Floor Manager: The Royal Variety Performance for LWT

1997

First Assistant Director: One in a Million – Shot in America for LWT

1997

Senior Floor Manager: Gladiators for LWT

1997

Senior Floor Manager: The Big Big Talent Show for LWT

1997

Senior Floor Manager: An Audience with Ronnie Corbett for LWT

1997

Senior Floor Manager: An Audience with Freddie Starr for LWT

1997

1st Assistant Director: Strange but True – reconstruction series for LWT

1996 / 97

Production Manager for Holding the Baby series 1 – Sit Com 6 x 30’ for Granada

Previous credits also include

but are not limited to: Gold Rush: Live One Hour pre season Production Manager (subsequently cancelled)

Guppy: One hour drama special 1st Assistant Director LWT

Hale and Pace: Comedy series 1st AD on location / SFM in Studio LWT

Barrymore - Comedy Series Senior Floor Manager LWT

The Big Breakfast: Morning TV Senior Floor Manager PLANET 24

Agatha Christies Poirot: period drama 3rd Assistant Director LWT

Sunday Night at the London Palladium Senior Floor Manager LWT

Saturday Night Live Senior Floor Manager LWT

Hotel Babylon: Late music show Senior Floor Manager PLANET 24

The Secret Diary’s of Adrian Mole 3rd Assistant Director THAMES

Mr Right: live Transmission Production Manager LWT

Gladiators in Australia Unit manager LWT

Blind Date Senior Floor Manager LWT

The two of us: 6 x 30′ Assistant Floor Manager LWT

An Audience with Shirley Bassey Senior Floor Manager LWT

The Krypton Factor: people quiz show Senior Floor Manager GRANADA

Rainbow: Children’s television Senior Floor Manager THAMES

Button Moon: Children’s television Senior Floor Manager THAMES

Chocky’s Children: Drama 3rd Assistant Director THAMES

Name that Tune : Quiz Show Assistant Floor Manager THAMES

Up the Elephant- Round the Castle Assistant Floor Manager THAMES

Bust: light drama 3rd Assistant Director LWT

This is Your Life Assistant Floor Manager THAMES Des O’ Connor Assistant Floor Manager THAMES

Beadle Senior Floor Manager LWT

This Morning Unit Manager GRANADA

Mike Yarwood Assistant Floor Manager THAMES

Benny Hill Assistant Floor Manager THAMES

The MTV Awards Senior Floor Manager MTV

Sky Star Search Senior Floor Manager LWT

Strike it Lucky Senior Floor Manager THAMES

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CV

Please use the links below to download a copy of my current CV

Generic CV (short form)

Andy Kelk CV 2024 (PM).pdf 


Television Production Manager CV

Andy Kelk CV 2024.pdf

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