About Jeanie

Trekking the Sahara Desert, 2010

Trekking the Sahara Desert, 2010

Jeanie Davison is a TV producer/director, writer, motorcyclist and adventure traveller - but not necessarily in that order!

Her television work has taken her all over the world, including 10 years in the UK making programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Five, five years in New Zealand for TVNZ and TV3, and four years in Australia developing new programmes for the ABC, National Geographic, Discovery and History Channel. She’s filmed in countless far-flung corners of the planet, from obscure islands off Panama and the remotest parts of the Australian Outback to the arid plains of Russia and the great wildernesses of Africa.

Filming in the Moroccan Sahara

Filming in Morocco

Jeanie’s also worked as an Adventure Expert for Big Earth, the company behind Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Round and Long Way Down series and Charley’s By Any Means and Race To Dakar documentaries. In 2010, she and Long Way... producer Russ Malkin took part in an epic UNICEF trek across the Sahara Desert (near the border between Morocco and Algeria) which Jeanie filmed and photographed for UNICEF and for Russ’s recently-published adventure travel book, Big Earth: 101 Amazing Adventures. 

She’s on the PR Committee for the Adventure Travel Film Festival. An exciting list of adventurers, including Mondo Enduro‘s Austin Vince, Red Tape and White Knuckles author Lois Pryce and 2RideTheWorld Brit motorbikers Lisa and Simon Thomas were all recent attendees at the event:

In August 2013, she set off on an exciting four-month expedition, the African Film Adventure, to set up a new community film initiative in Uganda for grassroots organisation Big Beyond: Needless to say, motorbikes featured prominently throughout!

She’s currently working as a Freelance Journalist for high-profile charity Comic Relief, covering “good news stories” in the UK and Africa for their forthcoming Sport Relief campaign.

Me and my trusty TU250X

Jeanie and her trusty Suzuki TU250X


4 responses to “About Jeanie

  1. Ray Galea

    February 19, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Hi jeanie,

    Just touching base here. The film festival was a blast, like you I was enthralled by “Twice on a caravan” (the book is even more inspiring), and also”Muzungo”.
    Look forward to staying in touch, I’m off for a ride down the Strezlecki track and all the surrounding dirt.


    Ray Galea

    • Jeanie Davison

      February 19, 2013 at 6:41 AM

      Hey Ray!

      Great to see you at the festival – yup, it was a blast, eh?

      Enjoy the Strezlecki track – that’s a brilliant ride, I’m very jealous – and yes, let’s definitely stay in touch!


  2. Christine McCarthy (@OatmealBowl)

    April 25, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    I knew there was another reason I like Ewan. ;)
    Glad I found your blog Jeanie! And I can’t wait to read more. Sounds like you have the ultimate job with being able to venture to many places people only dream of!

    • Jeanie Davison

      April 25, 2012 at 8:49 AM

      Thanks, Christine!

      Yes I am indeed very lucky.

      And hopefully my blog makes people think about how they might pursue their own adventures, great or small! :)



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