David Coleman is a television, film and live event director with 25 years experience.
The programmes on which he has worked range from The Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey to BBC Prom Concerts at The Royal Albert Hall.
After training at the BBC, David worked on BBC News and political programmes including 7 years directing Question Time and later in 2010 The First Election Debate on ITV, the programme where, for the first time the 3 main UK party leaders debated live on television.
David’s work has taken him around the world from making films in countries as diverse as Nepal, Ukraine and America to multi-camera television programmes in Russia, China, the Middle East and Africa. His work is regularly broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and SKY
In 2004 David directed another first on British TV, The Autopsy with Gunther von Hagens. The follow-up series, Anatomy for Beginners won the 2005 RTS Award for Best Science programme, and recently won the 2014 RTS Award for Innovative Journalism for a BBC programme about world population growth called DON'T PANIC.
David also trains TV directors both in the UK and abroad. Recently he has spent time in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya, Botswana and Tunisia helping broadcasters to develop new styles of programme. In the last fifteen years, David has also gained considerable experience producing and directing large scale corporate events, from week long conferences in South Africa to launching a new aircraft simulator at Heathrow.
The combination of the precision required for live television and the need to consider the audience in the room for corporate shows makes David uniquely qualified to run Blue Thread Medhurst events.