The home of Steve Bonser, Freelance Series Director and Self-Shooting Director
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20 years experience in the television industry

Confident self shooter

World wide filming experience

Multi-Camera Director

Experience of filming in challenging environments

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Welcome to my site

I’ve spent over 20 years working in the television industry and have developed and honed my skills across a wide range of prime time programmes including Series Directing Inside The Factory and a prime time documentary series about the RAF display teams for BBC2.

My directing skills have been put to the test filming all over the world, whether it be air to air with a Mustang off the East Coast of the US, aerials over the gulf of Mexico, underwater filming, impressive stunt co-ordination or dealing with the cultural challenges of filming in the Far East.

No challenge is too big.

My educational background in both science and engineering has allowed me to work on some stunning and informative documentaries and my love of the extreme has set me up well for dealing with some challenging filming in both the severe heat and cold.

Steve is a creative and hard working Director with a strong visual sense. He worked for me on Great British Menu and delivered some excellent VT’s, filmed in challenging circumstances. He was both a team player and leader and I’d have no hesitation in recommending him
His focus during and easy command of extremely challenging filming situations and schedules has helped massively to pull out the best performances from myself
Steve brings a creative energy to shoots that comes through in the rushes very obviously. He’s great with talent, contributors and cars, always finding ways not to do the obvious
Steve worked as my self shooting P/D on Bill’s Tasty Weekends – it was a challenging location shoot; hard work self shooting as well as producing the presenter. Steve’s camera work is excellent, as is his direction and he is an enthusiastic team player
Steve is a fantastic producer with great storytelling skills. He’s a strong team player, and happy to turn his hand to any area of production – directing, shooting, edit producing, script editing or helping train less experienced members of a team

I’ve produced programmes for a broad range of channels over the years

Key Skills
​Proficient user of Sony FS7, PMW500, Sony F800, Canon XF305 and Canon 5D

Vast experience of foreign location shoots, extreme weather and air to air filming

Proficient Edit Producer and Script Writer

Passion for food, motoring and Music programmes in particular

Call me on:+44 (0)7973 198853 or email

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