Working with Warrior
18 May 2017
A chance meeting with Commander Tim Ash, Captain and Chief Executive of HMS Warrior 1860 (picture), has led to one of our quick turn-round commissions. Tim needed a film fast, to help him introduce the many presentations he makes to bring his fantastic ship to a wider audience. Well, we do that stuff!! But what a great story Warrior can tell – Britain’s first all-iron warship, 100 feet longer than any before her, totally impervious to an enemy fire: a true game-changer, rendering all warships in all the world’s navies obsolete the moment she entered service in 1860. So successful was she that she never had to fire a shot in anger – there was just no point in taking her on. Our film was much helped by Warrior’s shipwright Bob Daubeney (picture) one of the best TV naturals we’ve ever filmed.
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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