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 14 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, 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 a 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

References

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