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.
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.
A television veteran with 18 years of experience, Jim has produced and executive produced in a wide variety of programming genres including live sports, documentary, quiz, travelogue and entertainment. After three years at BskyB in the UK, Jim moved to Singapore in 1999 to join ESPN Star Sports, later Fox Sports. Within the realm of live sports, Jim was producer for the 2007 ICC World T20 and executive producer for the 2009 ICC World T20 and 2011 Cricket World Cup. Non-live credits include Samsung / Carlsberg Kick Off, Game – Presented by Dell, The Difference and Freedom Riders Asia (winner of Best Cross Platform at the 2013 Asian Television Awards). As Executive Producer of Original Content, Special Projects and Sales Integration at ESPN Star Sports Jim acted as channel manager for Singtel’s Football Frenzy channel in 2009 and ESPN Star’s multi-channel Olympic coverage in 2012. Jim was also responsible for overseeing non-live programming across the networks as well as liaising closely with the Sales team to create and oversee bespoke content for a raft of blue chip advertisers including Shell, Samsung, Carlsberg, HTC, Chang, Dell, Electronic Arts, Castrol, MYEG, Singtel, Kia and Standard Chartered. As Head of Business & Content Development, Jim is an integral part of the executive team and develops new opportunities, concepts and partnerships internationally.
For over 10 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 international credits include Chineseness (Discovery), Birth Days (Discovery), The Bachelorette (ABC), Travelscope (PBS), Lonely Planet Six Degrees – Kaohsiung (TLC) and Man Made Marvels (Discovery Channel). 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.
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.
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.
Sook Hoon’s versatility has seen her fill the roles of graphic designer, editor and production manager across her past decade in television. As Head of Post, she is in charge of the day-to-day operations of BHP’s post facility as well as leading the post team. Over the years, Sook Hoon has produced extensively for Singapore’s Mediacorp and her international TV credits include over 60 hours of programing for ZooMoo Networks, Kids vs Film (Discovery Kids), 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 was also involved in the Stereo 3D music feature Berliner Philharmoniker with NHK and EuroArts Music International. Sook Hoon recently production managed the highly rated third cycle of Asia’s Next Top Model for Starworld.
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 Corelliʼs 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 BBCʼs 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.
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.
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.
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.
With a 20 year track record of making acclaimed shows for leading networks, including the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic, Chiara’s programmes have ranged from Emmy-award winning blue-chip natural history shows to heart-wrenching social documentaries, including producing and directing on international award-winning series like BBC South Pacific (Emmy) and the Bafta award-winning Coast. Never shy of a challenge she has guided crews across the globe, from diving with record-breaking schools of sharks on the most remote coral reefs on Earth to leading a team to the heart of Chernobyl – the most radioactive area on the planet. Before focusing on Specialist Factual, Chiara’s career saw her produce hit-rating shows across a variety of genres, including current affairs, travel and factual entertainment formats. Selected for the exclusive ITN Graduate Trainee Scheme, she started her career working on the launch of the ground-breaking Channel 5 News. Securing a prime-time commission with Channel 4 allowed her to start producing hour-long documentaries, including the critically acclaimed Moving Heaven And Earth. But it took a move to New Zealand, working with acclaimed producers NHNZ, for her to finally fulfill a life-long dream to move into wildlife filmmaking. Back at the UK’s BBC’s Natural History Unit, she worked on some of her favourite projects, including Ocean of Volcanoes (“Best of Festival”, Rome IFF), which received one the highest audience appreciation index scores for wildlife programmes broadcast that year. As the Natural History and Specialist Factual Series Producer at BHP, Chiara oversees a number of productions yearly and is an active member of the senior development team, focusing particularly on the UK and International markets.
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.