Laurence Durkin


London, GB


Recent self-shooting and directing reel:

I’ve worked in documentary television and film across a number of roles - as an AP and self-shooter, PD, and edit producer. My credits are spread through several areas of documentary: from obs docs, Fact-Ent and Specialist Factual, even sports programming.

I'm an experienced self-shooter and editor, proficient with my BlackMagic URSA series, the Sony FX9/FX6/FS7 series cameras, as well as on the C300. I edit, mostly on Premiere, but also on AVID. I also speak conversational French. Outside of production, I've worked in development across all factual genres generating ideas, writing initial pitches and expanded treatments, talent/character-finding, gaining access, as well as shooting and editing sizzle reels. As a development AP I've produced decks and written up countless pitches for the likes of Discovery, History, Science, Yesterday, Nat Geo, Travel etc.

Away from television I've worked on short and feature length films on both the creative and production side, a number of which have screened in film festivals and art galleries across Europe. I've developed, produced, and directed short and feature length documentaries with the Arts Council, Screen Ireland, attracting funding from private organisations as well - like the Bank of Ireland. Our most recent film - TerraForma - is a documentary feature funded by the Arts Council, which will be released in summer 2023.