As Head of Factual, Rob is part of the senior strategy team for content development and oversees the production of some of BHP’s premium shows. Before he joined BHP, he was a BAFTA-winning Show Runner known for working with international adventurers and explorers such as Bear Grylls and Levison Wood in some of the world’s most hostile environments. His first collaboration with BHP was the revolutionary adventure format Ed Stafford: First Man Out – the world’s first True 4K survival show – a global event across Discovery Channel.
As one of the first Series Producers on the American factual phenomenon Gold Rush for Discovery Channel, he went on to develop and run multiple US-facing shows for Raw TV – the industry-leading British independent production company. Rob has helmed award-winning shows for channels as diverse as the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History Channel, Channel 4, ITV, MTV as well as a host of online platforms and was one of the UK’s first producers to secure both scripted and un-scripted commissions on nascent portals such as Facebook. Alongside production, Rob has been responsible for taking shows from idea through to delivery for UK companies such as IWC Media and RDF Media as Development Executive, Development Producer and Digital Producer.
Outside of TV, Rob has been a frontline journalist for British broadsheet newspapers, a writer at MTV and has worked for the United Nations in the Middle East, particularly Syria. His fiction writing has been represented by Universal Agents. He has won awards in factual, adventure, children’s TV and comedy.
With almost two decades of experience in journalism, content development and production, Zeng Hui is a respected and leading independent producer in China’s factual programming industry. In the past decade, he has partnered with China’s top broadcasters like China Central Television (CCTV), Shanghai Media Group (SMG), China Business Network (CBN), Zhejiang Television ( ZTV) and more. Hui has worked on award winning Chinese documentaries including The Forbidden City 100 (Outstanding TV Documentary ,The 26th Golden Eagle Awards, 2012, China), Every Treasure Tells a Story (Best New Media Documentary, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, 2018, China), Chinese Gardens , Seal in Time, The Fruit Legends and more.
Prior to his successful career as a documentary producer, director and writer (he also founded a production house in Beijing), Hui worked as a business director at Beijing Times, one of China’s most influential newspapers. He then turned his hand to writing for feature news reporting and non-fiction programmes, where he worked with global media companies like the New York Times and the Financial Times. Hui quickly established himself as a well-respected journalist, editor and editorial commentator. His other job titles included Senior Producer and Director for CCTV. In his current role, he oversees BHP’s China operations, productions and strategy, working closely with the company’s extensive network of partners.
As Head of People & Academy at Beach House Pictures, Paul is responsible for managing the staff and their welfare, while upholding and imparting the culture and values of the company. He is also involved in developing and managing BHP’s many relationships with on-camera talent and their agencies, including casting. Paul’s role places him in a unique position to not just nurture talent within BHP but also globally. In his Academy role Paul designs specialized industry focused training for both Beach House staff and the industry at large including organizing and running various industry workshops and co-developing CET courses with local tertiary education partners.
Paul has worked for the past 20 years for some of the top regional companies in the TV & Film Industry in a career that has encompassed detailed experience in a range of disciplines from production, post production and visual effects to business development and management. Whether producing award-winning documentaries for Discovery Channel, (Himalayan Tsunami, DNAP, Winner of ‘Best Documentary’, 2014 Indian Television Academy Awards’) and Channel News Asia, (Future Plane, CNA, Highly Commended: Best Documentary Programme, 2014 Asian Television Awards), executive producing ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ S3 for Fox International Channels or co-producing the S$27 million ‘BAIT 3D’ stereoscopic horror movie, Paul has consistently delivered compelling and high quality content for international audiences.
In the past decade and a half, Sook Hoon has earned an impeccable reputation for her outstanding leadership skills, creativity and reliability. Her versatility has seen her fill the roles of not only production manager, but also graphic designer and editor. Sook Hoon spent three years as BHP’s Head of Post, overseeing close to 70 hours of program deliveries yearly while running day to day affairs.
In 2016, she supervised the significant expansion and revamp of BHP’s post facilities to cater to its increasing slate of UHD, 360 video and digital content production. As Head of Production, Sook Hoon is responsible for ensuring BHP’s sizeable annual output is contracted and delivered smoothly and maintained at a high quality, with both the production management and post production teams reporting to her.
Some of Sook Hoon’s international TV credits include over 60 hours of programing for ZooMoo Networks, Kids vs Film (Discovery Kids), Asia’s Next Top Model for Starworld, Birth Days (Discovery Channel), Nanjing Calling (Discovery Channel), Restaurant Bobby Chinn (TLC), Megastructures: Mega Mosque (Nat Geo International), Manny Pacquiao (BIO), Making Mao and Ancient Chinese Sports for HISTORY, and Junkie Monastery (BIO), which won Best Lifestyle & Information Program at the 2012 Rockie Awards, Banff World Media Festival. Sook Hoon has produced extensively over the years for Mediacorp and was also involved in the Stereo 3D music feature Berliner Philharmoniker with NHK and EuroArts Music International.
Over two decades, Kathryn has established an enviable reputation for delivering ambitious projects and groundbreaking stories. She has consistently met the constraints of budgets and timelines against the odds, working with diverse international teams, and making great TV along the way. From theatrical to web content and across many genres; natural history, factual, docdrama and live television, Kathryn’s work has taken her from Kenya to the High Arctic, from conflict zones to mythical cities in Europe. Some of her most memorable projects as a producer include Jetman Live (Nat Geo), the IMAX movie Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees, one-off documentaries Finding Atlantis and Malaysia from Below for Nat Geo, the series Lost Faces also for Nat Geo, Plastic Fantastic Brain (Discovery Science), the 12-part series Ice Racer Showdown for Corus Entertainment, Science of the Soul (History US),‘Shroomboom – a one off for Vice, D.S.O.L. (Dead Set on Life) with Matty Matheson, also for Vice.
Kathryn was Head of Production for Cineflix/Nextfilm Productions for 5 years, where she managed a hefty production slate and staff, including Treaty Co-productions between Canada and France, UK and South Africa. As Executive Producer at Beach House Pictures, Kathryn will be part of a dynamic senior editorial team, overseeing the development and production of an extensive slate of international programming each year. She is excited about the possibilities of leaving Canada to be based in Asia, and the joy of throwing away her snow boots as she moves to Singapore.
Sean is renowned as one of Australia’s leading puppeteers with over 30 years experience on stage, TV and Film. His career began at Spare Parts Theatre Co. where he trained under Japanese Puppetry Master, Noriko Nishimoto. He has performed extensively throughout Australia, Japan and China. In his television career he has been involved in hundreds of hours of local and international productions with companies including; Jim Henson Company, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Tiger Aspect, Kennedy/Miller & all major Australian networks.
His credits include the feature film ‘Babe: Pig In The City’, Sci-Fi TV series ‘Farscape’, Children’s TV ‘Feral TV’, ‘Bambaloo’, ‘Five Minutes More’ ‘Me & My Monsters’ and ‘Toybox’, to name a few. Sean’s wicked sense of humour can be seen in recent programs like Hiccup & Sneeze and in characters Rocky and Panda on the highly rated pre-school network ZooMoo. Sean is also an accomplished children’s TV writer and director and together with Susan, drive content development at Beach House Kids. He continues to perform regularly, and has overseen the training of BHP’s very own puppetry team.
Andrew’s 20-year producing career has reached the summit of two very different genres – reality television and specialist factual. As Executive Producer of ABC TV Science, he oversaw more than 30 hours of science documentaries and magazine programs annually including international co-productions with NOVA (PBS) and Discovery Channel. The long running series Catalyst achieved both its highest ever ratings and won its greatest number of awards under Andrew’s leadership. Catalyst, How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer, and Crude, each won a Eureka Prize for Science Journalism, the highest award in Australia for all strands of science media.
As a producer/director Andrew also won a Eureka Prize for Engineering Journalism for Canberra Firestorm. And the science documentary To Catch a Liar was one of Realscreen’s top picks at MIPCOM. After leaving the ABC, Andrew has worked exclusively as a producer of reality television formats. His first reality production was Series One of Masterchef Australia, which became the highest rating series ever in Australia. One of Andrew’s episodes was used as a blueprint for the format, which was re-produced around the world and achieved global success. His other credits include blue chip titles such as The X Factor, The Apprentice, Farmer Wants a Wife, and The Biggest Loser. Andrew was a producer on Series One and Two of The Voice, Australia, which surpassed even Masterchef to become the most successful TV series ever screened in Australia.
As Executive Producer of BHP, Andrew is responsible for supervising many of the company’s factual programs as well as growing its reality formats division, Beach House Entertainment.
Hailing from Los Angeles in the U.S, John has 12 years of experience in writing and development for television. For Beach House Kids, he will develop original content for regional and international partners while getting hands on in production, working closely with division head Susan Oliver. For Beach House Pictures, he will team up with Head of Business Development Jim Ribbans.
Some of John’s past TV credits include the Emmy Award winning kid series Arthur (PBS), Rodney (ABC) and The Noose (Channel 5). He worked extensively for Disney in Los Angeles during his career, writing for kid series such as The Proud Family (Disney), Brandy & Mr Whiskers (Disney) and The Replacements (Disney). John was accepted into the prestigious ABC/Walt Disney Studios Writer’s Fellowship Program in 2001 where he spent a year working closely with and being mentored by key Disney TV executives.
In 2012, John completed an MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Singapore and later taught at the New York Film Academy in LA as a Television and Screenwriting Professor.
Phillson brings a deep insight into the needs and wants of the millennial generation to BHP. At just 21 years of age, he started his own creative agency and events company. He did this while still at college and was made the president of the school’s Public Relations Institute. Phillson was also part of the PR communications team at Weber Shandwick, during which he was heavily involved in the promotion of the 28th South East Asian Games and helped create an integrated media plan for the ASEAN Para Games.
As his personal enterprise grew, he created successful visual content for brands like Abbott, Exxon Mobil, General Motors, Mastercard, Ocean Spray, Philips, ST Engineering, and of course Weber Shandwick. As Manger of Digital, Phillson is tasked with spearheading BHP’s branded content strategy as well as its social media strategy. His unique talents in UI/UX and web design, plus experiences in digital content creation and marketing, coupled with a strong communications background will enable him to create original and powerful integrated digital campaigns for BHP’s partners and clients.
Steve joins BHP after almost twenty years in the UK post production and technology sector of the business. As an Audio Engineer at Lansdowne Recording Studios, he has worked on a wide variety of feature film and television scores, jingles and commercial music tracks, including; the Oscar–winning Lord of the Rings trilogy; Captain Corelli?s Mandolin; Finding Neverland; Pierrepoint and worked with artists such as Paul Simon & Brian Eno.
He joined BBC Bristol in 2008 and was responsible for the development, implementation and training of new workflows and the implementation of new technologies within the in-house post-production facility that enabled the move from tape capture and SD delivery to file-based acquisition and HD delivery across all productions. As BBC Bristol’s Production Technologist and Innovation Lead, he was instrumental in the creation of a cost effective 3D acquisition and post workflow.
In his last held role as Workflow and Post-Production Manager, he managed a team operating a 20 suite in-house post-production facility. Recent successes included building the BBC?s first native UHD edit, the transition to file-based delivery, integrating the post-production environment with an Asset Management system and re-establishing in-house colour grading.
As BHP Head of Technology, Steve will oversee the expansion of the company’s post production facility and help innovate moves into new tech such as VR.
In the past 25 years Susan has produced for all the major networks in Australia and for some of the world’s leading children’s television production companies including The Jim Henson Company (UK), EM-TV & ZDF (Germany), Mike Young Productions (US) and Tele Images Productions (France). Susan’s career began in front of the camera in the Australian pre-school series Here’s Humphrey. She then trained as a producer/director at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV) where she spent 10 years working in their Features, Documentary and Children’s departments.
After leaving ABC TV, Susan specialised in children’s television as a Director/Producer/Writer, working with live action, puppetry, 2D and 3D Animation series on some of world’s best loved and award winning programs. Her credits include Feral TV, Hi-5, Bambaloo, Flipper & Lopaka, Master Raindrop, Dive Olly Dive, Raggs, Toybox, and Pipsqueaks. Susan joined Beach House in 2012 to direct their first children’s series Kids vs. Film and hasn’t looked back since.
As Head of Beach House Kids, she is in charge of the division’s operations and strategy, and aims to see the company firmly placed on the world map of children’s television production..
Felix is a television veteran with over a decade of experience in developing, producing and overseeing factual content. A former Head of Business Development at Discovery Channels China and senior producer for NHNZ China, Felix possesses a unique working knowledge of the China content market and maintains extensive and well established relationships throughout the Chinese and international industries.
His international programming credits include Megastructures (Natgeo) – Watercube, Canton TV Tower, Pearl River Tower, Shanghai World Financial Tower, Yangshan Deep Water Port, Secretes of (Natgeo)-Ghost Army and Lost Pyramid, Ancient Man-made Marvels (Discovery)—Xi’an and Leshan, Life Force II (NHK, CCTV9, Discovery)—China, End of Wild (Animal Planet & CCTV9), China Revealed China (3DNet), Big Pacific (PBS & CCTV9), China from Above (Natgeo & NDR) and China War Diaries (ZDF).
As General Manager of Beach House Pictures China, Felix is responsible for developing existing and new relationships in China as well as overseeing an exciting slate of broadcast, digital and branded content for the China market and international distribution.
For over 15 years, Maxine has worked on numerous feature films, commercials and documentaries in Taiwan and the US. As co-founder and managing director of BHP Taiwan, she oversees company operations and local productions, spearheads content development and builds new partnerships. Maxine’s credits include award-winning Taiwan Made (Discovery), Man Made Marvels (Discovery Channel), Megastructures (National Geographic), Grand Aces (Public Television Service Taiwan), Chineseness (Discovery), Birth Days (Discovery), The Bachelorette (ABC), Travelscope (PBS), Lonely Planet Six Degrees – Kaohsiung (TLC), and branded content for Fortune 500 companies.
She previously served as a Project Manager for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in Los Angeles, and was the Festival Manager of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival. Maxine has also closely collaborated with several renowned Taiwanese filmmakers, including Hou Hsiao Hsien.
In the role of Scripted Development and Line Producer, Tim is responsible for developing Beach House Pictures’ slate of scripted programmes and project managing large scale productions.
During Tim’s thirty years in production, he has worked all over the world as a Senior Production Manager, Director, Producer and Line Producer in a variety of different genres. Having started his career at BBC Scotland, Tim was Production Manager on the BAFTA award-winning series ‘Rab C Nesbitt’ (BBC) and was himself nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for directing in the Light Entertainment category.
In recent years Tim has worked on a variety of films and tv series such as “16 Years of Alcohol” starring Kevin McKidd, “Zig Zag Love” starring Robert Carlyle, “Confetti” starring Martin Freeman, Clive Barker’s “Book of Blood” starring Jonas Armstrong and “How Not To Live Your Life” starring and written by Dan Clark. His short film “Eat Me’ was selected for a “Women in Film & TV” screening at the BFI in London. His ambition is to develop and produce top international drama and comedy out of Asia.
Benjamin’s 16 years in the television and media industry has helped him gain a diverse set of skills, from producing and editing, to lecturing and consulting. They have been applied across a wide variety of genres and formats – including documentaries, sports, drama, trailers and advertisements. Benjamin served four successful years as BHP’s Post Manager before his promotion to Head of Post & Technology, a role in which he is responsible for all aspects of post-production, camera equipment and IT; including managing and training BHP’s post production and camera store staff, the quality control of programme deliverables, the maintenance and troubleshooting of all post production and IT related issues, as well as the expansion of the company’s post production facility.
Benjamin plays an integral part in the development of new ideas by ensuring the company embrace new technologies and stay on the cutting edge of innovation; working with the latest content creation tools, such as Virtual Reality. Some of Benjamin’s achievements include being the pioneer post producer for the ZooMoo Channel, delivering over 80 hours of Content. As an Editor, Benjamin was credited in several prominent shows including Crossings: John Woo (Discovery), Crossings: Joan Chen (Discovery), Megastructures: The Dubai MegaMall (Nat Geo) and Divine Delinquents (Nat Geo).
Benjamin was also a Producer/Editor on TV commercials for brands such as Carlsberg, Bonia, Sony and Nestle. Benjamin started his career at MediaCorp’s Caldecott Productions International as Executive Editor and is a THX certified colour calibration specialist.
In nearly 20 years Neal’s career has encompassed TV, publishing, advertising and film in the UK, USA and Asia. Trained first as an actor then as a journalist Neal swiftly transitioned into commercial roles before co-founding Singapore’s first dedicated content marketing agency Click2View in October 2010. As CEO he grew the company from two to two-dozen staff serving world class clients including AIA, Ben & Jerry’s, Canon, Cisco, Citibank, Google, HSBC, Panasonic, Singtel & Visa.
In May 2017 Neal sold his stake in the agency and spent a year writing, developing and producing two short films, a sitcom, and a podcast series as Moore’s Lore Media, with a feature still in the works.
Neal joined Beach House in June 2018 as Head of Content & Business Development and as part of the senior strategy team, he has a remit to further develop our branded, scripted and owned content offerings.
Donovan is a founding partner of BHP and spearheads strategy and content development. He also executive produces, writes and directs many of the company’s international productions, and is overseeing BHP’s expansion into online content and the integration of new technologies.
One of Asia’s most experienced factual filmmakers, Donovan has worked on award winning shows including Lonely Planet Six Degrees for TLC (Best Entertainment & Best Editing – Asian TV Awards) and Megastructures: Singapore’s Vegas for Nat Geo International (Silver World Medal – New York Festivals). He is an expert in science and engineering programs such as Man Made Marvels (Discovery Channel). Donovan was an Executive Producer in the Nat Geo International series China From Above, the Star Sports series Freedom Riders Asia (Best Cross Platform Program, Asian TV Awards) and co-created Hidden Cities for HISTORY, as well as the hugely popular spin off Hidden Cities Extreme.
Donovan was also instrumental in producing ground breaking Stereo 3D documentaries for 3net (Jewels of the World, Secrets of Shaolin with Jason Scott Lee) and Nat Geo International (Fight Club Asia). He recently Exec Produced NYF Culinary Program medal winner Nomad Chef (TLC) and the ratings buster ob doc series All Access Changi for Channel News Asia. Donovan is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
As one of the founding partners of BHP, Jocelyn oversees company operations, strategy and international co-productions, forging partnerships with global brands that include Nat Geo, Discovery, A&E Networks, Lonely Planet, Fox International Channels, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide. As Executive Producer, she supervises over 30 hours of content a year covering a range of factual genres.
In 2011, she spearheaded BHP’s move into factual formats, producing programs such as Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 (Starworld) and Hot Guys Who Cook (DIVA Universal). 2013 saw Jocelyn oversee BHP’s expansion into three divisions including Beach House Pictures (factual), Beach House Kids (children’s TV) and Beach House Entertainment (reality formats).
Jocelyn’s extensive program credits include 12 engineering documentaries under the Man Made Marvel series (Discovery Channel) and over 15 hours of Stereoscopic 3D programs for 3net and Nat Geo International. In the travel space, she oversaw 25 hours of Lonely Planet Six Degrees (Lonely Planet TV) and in the documentary genre, multiple seasons of the award winning China First Time Filmmakers and Afterlife (Discovery Channel).
With Nat Geo, she also produced Lonely Planet: Roads Less Travelled, Malaysian Journey with Jason Scott Lee and Bodysnatchers of Bangkok (Best Documentary – ATV Awards & NGC/EDB Awards). Jocelyn is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is on the panel of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency’s Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system.