Oliver Townsend

1st Assistant Director in Features & TV Drama

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I started doing Commercials when I worked in house at Partizan in 2010. I spent 3 years running on Commercials at various APA Production Companies then after a short break for travelling, came back and started working on TV and Films and have been doing that solidly for the last 7 years.

Selected credits

Features & TV Drama

Prod Co Title Director Producer 1st AD Role

Bbc

Casualty

Michael Lacey

David Llewlyn Jones

Ollie Townsend

1st AD

BBC

The Capture Season 2

James Kent / Phillipa Langdale

Kristian Dench

Oliver Townsend

1st AD

Fully Focused

PRU

Tayo Odesanya

Nick Bedi

1st AD 2nd Unit

Amazon

The Rig 2nd Unit

John Stirckland

Suzanne Reid

1st AD 2nd Unit

Rough Cut

Stath Lets Flats

Tom Kingsley

Seb Barwell

1st AD (Dailies)

TBOS

The Bay Of Silence

Paula van der Oest

Jason Newark

1st AD (Dailies)

Metfilms Productions

Whatnot

Jerry Rothwell

Stewart Le Marchel

George Taylor

2nd AD

Left Bank

Stirke Back

Bill Eagles

Nuala O'Leary

James Emmott / Simon Noone /Tim Bain

Floor 2nd AD

ITV

A Spy Among Friends

Nick Murphy

Chrissy Skins

James Emmott

Crowd 2nd AD

BBC

The Capture

Ben Chanan

Derek Wax

Kristian Dench

Crowd 2nd AD

Amazon

The Rig

John Strickland

Suzanne Reid

Tom Alibone

Crowd 2nd AD

The Capture

The Capture

Ben Chanan

Derek Wax

Kristian Dench

2nd Unit 2nd AD

NBC

Snow Globe

Sam Esmail

John Lenic

Cameron Lawther

2nd AD

Rough Cut

Stath Lets Flats

Tom Kingsley

Seb Barwell

Laurie Mahon

3rd AD

Scott Free

All The Money In The World

Ridley Scott

Kevin Walsh

Raymond Kirk

3rd AD

BBC

Press

Tom Vaughn

Paul Gilbert

Kristian Dench

3rd AD

Me+You

SHE

Dominic Savage

John Pocock

Jessica Laws

3rd AD

Left Bank

Outlander 4 2nd Unit

David Brown

Nick Heckstall Smith / Patrick Conroy

3rd AD

Outside Film Company

Amulet

Romola Garai

Matt Wilkinson

Alice Caronna

3rd AD

Countries Worked in

  • Australia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Slovenia

Education

  • East Barnet School
  • Staffordshire University

Production Companies Worked with

  • Amazon UK
  • BBC
  • DNA
  • NBC
  • Partizan
  • Rough Cut
  • Scott Free
  • Starz
  • Tiger Aspect
  • Universal

1st ADs Worked with as a 2nd AD

  • James Emmott
  • Mark Ash
  • Simon Noone
  • Tim Bain
  • Tom Alibone

1st ADs Worked with as a Runner

  • Danny McGrath
  • Jay Arthur
  • Kristian Dench
  • Nick Heckstall Smith
  • Patrick Conroy

Technical Skills

  • Movie Magic

Additional Skills

  • Valid driving license
  • Car owner
  • Passed 1st Option Managing Covid-19 Risks