Holly Wallace filming stuff!
Holly has a founding in journalism which has been the backbone of her media career. Finding strong stories and characters, pulling together logistics and crew, and getting the best out of contributors as a Shooting Producer/ Director are key strengths.
After graduating with a BA of Broadcast Journalism in 1999, Holly moved into print and worked as a freelance feature writer and photographer for NZ magazines and newspapers for 8 years before uprooting her Queenstown life in 2006 to move to the Middle East with Josh.
Holly set up a corporate video business in Doha, Qatar and worked with many high-end clients including The Ritz Carlton, Qatar Financial Centre, Carnegie Mellon University and Qatar Marine Sports Federation. She also produced and directed a short observational documentary on an Australian aerobics instructor who had converted to Islam and was now the fully veiled fourth wife of an Imam.
In 2009 Holly moved to Bristol to pursue a career in factual television and over five years worked as a Shooting Director and Producer on a wide range of programmes at BBC Bristol and other independents including RDF, Maverick, Dragonfly, Boomerang, Holly worked on numerous formatted factual series including food programmes with UK celebrity chefs Nigel Slater, Olly Smith and the Hairy Bikers. Her last two roles before leaving the U.K. were; Producer on ‘The Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure’ ( 6 x 1 hr food documentary series shot throughout South East Asia for BBC2 ), and Director on “One Born Every Minute” ( a fixed rig documentary series aired worldwide ).
Since returning to Queenstown in 2014, Holly has worked as a line producer for BBC one-off documentary ‘The 7 Wonders of the Commonwealth,’ watched by an audience of 4.6 million. She’s also line produced and field directed four sequences for BBC NHU blue chip production ‘Wild NZ,’ which screened internationally.
Holly also works as a producer and director for Storywork’s corporate productions, including a series of country music videos which was a fun change of pace from Factual TV!
Away from work, Holly loves to get out into the mountains any which way she can – on foot, mt bike or ski’s. She also likes to cut loose on the dance floor and LOVES good food and Central Otago Pinot.