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.
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 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 for high-profile UK charity Comic Relief covering “good news stories” in the UK and Africa for Sport Relief and overseeing a documentary on the Street Child World Cup for BT Supporters Club, Jeanie went to Zambia to work as Consultant Producer on a UK AID/DFID-funded documentary series being produced by a local team in Lusaka.
In May 2015, she started an exciting new job as UNICEF UK’s Television Manager, looking after their broadcast output, specifically generating new ideas building on the success of programmes like Soccer Aid (ITV) and Ewan McGregor’s Cold Chain (BBC2).