About Jeanie

Trekking the Sahara Desert, 2010

Trekking the Sahara Desert, 2010

Jeanie Davison is a TV producer/director, writer, 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 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:

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:

In 2014, after working for high-profile UK charity Comic Relief covering 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.

She’s currently UNICEF UK’s Television Manager, overseeing new television projects including documentaries and factual series. Recent programmes include The Boy On The Bicycle, a highly-acclaimed BBC film about life for children in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, and an as-yet unnamed feature documentary airing on Channel 4 later this year (2016).

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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