Producer/director John Downer started his professional life with the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit. Here he created many groundbreaking and award-winning programmes such as ‘In-flight Movie’, which for the first time flew cameras alongside birds on the wing and the acclaimed series ‘Supersense’ and ‘Lifesense’ which explored animal perception from the animal’s point of view.
As an independent producer, John Downer pushed back the boundaries of filmmaking again to create the series ‘Supernatural’ and the wildlife special ‘Eagle’ which featured in-flight shots from a camera-carrying golden eagle, another first. He also created Lion – Spy in the Den, which introduced the now famous ‘Bouldercam’, a mobile rock containing a camera. As a director John Downer won a ‘Grammy’ for the innovative time-layering techniques in the Peter Gabriel video ‘Digging in the Dirt’. He also made many groundbreaking commercials including those for British Gas, Peugeot and BMW.
John Downer Productions Ltd. is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 102419728