MAT CALLAGHAN

Self Shooting Series Director, PD and Camera Op with a wealth of experience on some of the UK’s best loved, most watched, award winning factual television. I have researched, written, directed and filmed for daytime and primetime for all the major UK networks as well as non linear online channels.


I began my career as a globe trotting video journalist for CNN and then spent 5 years travelling the world for BBC Holiday before moving to become one of the original team at The ONE Show. In 2010 I hopped channels and spent 4 years of very early mornings at ITV Breakfast. Since then I have worked on a wide variety of well known Factual and FactEnt formats for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five.


In 2018 I relocated from London to Belfast - my wife's hometown! Since the move I have worked on major productions for BBC, RTE and several local indies. Recent delivery of the brand new Sony FX6 has revolutionised my workflow and capabilities and I am delighted we can offer a one stop, top notch service to anyone looking to film in Northern Ireland.




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SELECTED CREDITS

SERIES DIRECTOR

Scouting For Toys - BBC Studios

Wanted Down Under - BBC1

Holding Back the Years - BBC1

Points of View - BBC1

Tech Hunters - AOL

Pro Gamers - Channel 4


SHOOTING PD

Mountain Vets - BBC2

Strictly Business - RTE1

Trucking Hell - Five

Rich House Poor House - Five

Supervet Live - Channel 4

For the Love of Dogs - ITV

Body Fixers - E4

The Dog Rescuers - Five

Wish You Were Here - ITV

BBC Holiday - BBC

NEWS / DAILY FACTUAL

ITV Breakfast - 2010-2014

The ONE Show - 2007-2010

Hotspots - CNN

 

CLIENT FEEDBACK

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"The Fellini of the Suburbs"

Gyles Brandreth

Presenter

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"When it comes to producing, directing and filming Mat is the real deal. Always gets the job done to the highest quality and with no fuss. Consumate pro."

Paul Connolly

Executive Producer

BBC NI

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"The least ****-like person I have ever worked with in television"

Dr Ben Goldacre

Scientist and Journalist

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"Working with Mat is almost as much fun as watching West Brom at home"

Adrian Chiles

Broadcaster