Kala Ellis

Role: Series Producer, Supervising / Senior Producer, Development Producer, Segment Producer, Producer / Director View CV

About Kala Ellis

I’m an accomplished producer, with over 15 years experience both in the UK and Australia. I have worked on a variety of projects - spanning genres from Documentary (Rookie Reporter, Outback Wrangler) to Factual and Light Entertainment (Top Gear, News of The Wild, Creature Mania, Sell Out), Scripted Children's TV (Little Ted’s Big Adventure, Didi & B) and shiny-floor Game Shows (Sell Out). My broad experience has given me a unique insight into the varying needs of productions - from low budget charity commercials to large scale multi-camera TV series. Over the years I’ve worked with all manner of talent - children, animals, puppets, actors, politicians, cars, celebrities, sports people and CEO’s - and filmed in all manner of locations - helicopters, sea planes, hot air balloons, submarines, tall ships, dog sleds and snowmobiles - to name but a few. I wrote and Series Produced the 2013 Astra Award winning children’s series - Didi and B - which was also nominated for a Logie in the same year. Another project I worked on, Dirtgirlworld was Logie Nominated in 2010. I have expertise across all facets of production - from development, writing rundowns and scripts, budgeting and scheduling through to all types of shoots - studio and location / pre-recorded and as-live - and into managing post production and delivery. I have proven to be versatile across genres and formats and pride myself on being resourceful, adaptable and a comprehensive problem solver. I’m a strong communicator with the ability to multi-task and juggle the many moving parts of a production, building a strong team and producing quality television. I'm happy to discuss roles depending on the genre and format.

Personal Details

Overview

Title/Postion: Series Producer, Supervising / Senior Producer, Development Producer, Segment Producer, Producer / Director
Department: Producers
Number Of Years: 10+ to 15 Years
Degree/Education: Associate Degree

Past Jobs

ANIMAL MANIA

  • Dates: SEP 2017 to DEC 2017
  • Your Role: SERIES PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
  • Production Company: NORTHERN PICTURES
  • Type / Genre of Show: FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

CREATURE MANIA

  • Dates: SEP 2016 to JUNE 2017
  • Your Role: PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
  • Production Company: NORTHERN PICTURES
  • Type / Genre of Show: FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

ROOKIE REPORTER

  • Dates: APRIL 2016 to JULY 2016
  • Your Role: SERIES PRODUCER
  • Production Company: ABC
  • Type / Genre of Show: DOCUMENTARY & NEWS

SELL OUT

  • Dates: MARCH 2014 to NOV 2014
  • Your Role: SERIES PRODUCER
  • Production Company: FREEHAND TV
  • Type / Genre of Show: GAME SHOW / ENTERTAINMENT

LITTLE TED'S BIG ADVENTURE

  • Dates: MARCH 2012 to JUNE 2012
  • Your Role: SERIES PRODUCER & WRITER
  • Production Company: ABC
  • Type / Genre of Show: SCRIPTED CHILDREN'S

DIDI & B

  • Dates: JULY 2011 to FEB 2012
  • Your Role: SERIES PRODUCER & WRITER
  • Production Company: NICKELODEON
  • Type / Genre of Show: SCRIPTED CHILDREN'S

TOP GEAR AUSTRALIA

  • Dates: JAN 2011 to MAY 2011
  • Your Role: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
  • Production Company: FREEHAND TV
  • Type / Genre of Show: LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

OUTBACK WRANGLER

  • Dates: OCT 2010 to DEC 2010
  • Your Role: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
  • Production Company: FREEHAND TV
  • Type / Genre of Show: DOCUMENTARY

NEWS OF THE WILD

  • Dates: JAN 2018 to SEP 2018
  • Your Role: SERIES PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, WRITER & CREATOR
  • Production Company: NORTHERN PICTURES
  • Type / Genre of Show: FACTUAL / COMEDY ENTERTAINMENT

References

  • Name: Libbie Doherty
  • Show: Rookie Reporter
  • Company: ABC TELEVISION
  • Name: Catherine Nebauer
  • Show: Creature Mania
  • Company: Northern Pictures