About Jeanie

Trekking the Sahara Desert, 2010

Trekking the Sahara Desert, 2010

Jeanie Davison is a TV producer/director, writer, motorcyclist and adventure traveller.

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 making shows 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 which Jeanie filmed and photographed for UNICEF and for Russ’s recently-published adventure travel book, Big Earth: 101 Amazing Adventures. 

She’s an avid supporter of the Adventure Travel Film Festival, which is run by Mondo Enduro‘s Austin Vince and adventure motorcyclist and author Lois Pryce. Jeanie co-organised the 2013 Australian festival while based out of Melbourne: http://jeaniedavison.com/2013/02/18/aussie-adventure-travel-film-festival-2013/

In July 2013, Jeanie set off on an exciting four-month expedition, The African Film Adventure, to set up a new community film initiative in Uganda for an NGO called Big Beyond: http://jeaniedavison.com/2013/08/06/african-film-adventure-2013/. Needless to say, motorbikes featured prominently throughout – Jeanie has done presentations at travel shows including the 2014 Overland Expo in Arizona about her adventure.

In 2014, after working as a Freelance Journalist for high-profile UK charity Comic Relief, covering “good news stories” in the UK and Africa for International Women’s Day and Sport Relief, she’s now in Zambia working as Consultant Producer on a UK AID/DFID-funded documentary series being produced by a local team in Lusaka.

Me and my trusty TU250X

Jeanie and her trusty Suzuki TU250X

4 Responses to About Jeanie

  1. Ray Galea says:

    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.

    Ciao

    Ray Galea

    • 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!

      Jeanie

  2. 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!

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