Michael Blythe

Michael Blythe

Infonation Media

Director, producer and screenwriter in Ashford, United Kingdom

About Michael

Writer, Producer, Director. I began my television career as a film editor. I worked on the first two series of Channel Four’s cult series Comic Strip and established my own independent editing facilities company, developing a client base which included all the major UK broadcasters. During this period I worked as an editor on many of the leading documentary strands on UK television, including BBC's Omnibus, C4's Dispatches, as well as over fifty 'behind-the-scenes' movie documentaries.
I gave up editing to direct a two part travel/history series with writer Tim Severin, as he retraced the route of the first Crusade on horseback. The resulting series, Crusade, was shown on Discovery Channel US, and broadcast around the world. Following the success of Crusade, I went on to produce the six part series Time Traveller, documenting Tim Severin’s explorations of legendary historical voyages.
After this spate of history documentaries, I produced and directed the Grammy nominated Stan Laurel: The Last Laugh, for the South Bank Show, celebrating the centenary of the birth of screen comedian Stan Laurel. In 2001, I established my own independent production company, Infonation Media and was awarded the contract as Head of Programming for the broadcast output of the UK Government's Foreign Office. In this capacity I devised a number of new documentary series, commissioned other producers and produced and directed three award winning series – The Edge (24 episodes - Discovery), Style Tribes (6 episodes -Sky Arts), and Beyond Babel (4 episodes - Discovery). Beyond Babel won a silver IVCA award for best documentary series, and has since become a key academic resource on the globalisation of the English language used by Universities around the world.
I also produced and directed the DVD Britain: The Big Picture, which was made specifically to promote the UK film industry to US executives and producers. The Big Picture included interviews with over 100 key film industry figures in the UK and US and went on to win the DVD Europa award for best documentary.
I devised, produced and directed the reality series UK/China Challenge, which had the distinction of being the first made for China, foreign television series to gain a national broadcast on CCTV, China's state broadcaster. UK/China Challenge went of the attract an audience of 130 million viewers.
For the past three years I have been concentrating on writing drama. During this period I have written, a pilot for a TV satire, four feature film scripts, and produced and directed six short films. I am currently writing a three part TV crime series set in London during the 1980's recession.


Name: Michael Blythe

Lives in: Ashford, United Kingdom

Company: Infonation Media

Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Credits

  • Spot

    Spot (2013)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe Producer, Director, Writer When hapless jogger Hendrik is stopped by a pretty girl looking for her lost dog, naturally he offers to help. But as they venture deeper into the woods, he begins to wonder if it was such a good idea after all.

  • Tennent Hall

    Tennent Hall (2013)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Horror) Producer, Director, Writer Alone in a remote country house, burnt out architect Erik Larson discovers it harbours a dark and dangerous secret. When a distressed young woman arrives seeking help, he's drawn ever deeper into the house's horrifying past.

  • Hot Science: Chaos

    Hot Science: Chaos (2011)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Comedy) Director, Writer

  • Hot Science: The Atom

    Hot Science: The Atom (2011)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Comedy) Director, Writer

  • Hot Science: Evolution

    Hot Science: Evolution (2011)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Comedy) Director, Writer

  • Hot Science: Black Holes

    Hot Science: Black Holes (2011)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Comedy) Director, Writer

  • UK/China Challenge: The Bridge

    UK/China Challenge: The Bridge (2005)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director

  • UK/China Challenge: The Commercial

    UK/China Challenge: The Commercial (2005)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director

  • UK/China Challenge: Survival

    UK/China Challenge: Survival (2005)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director

  • UK/China Challenge: The Makeover

    UK/China Challenge: The Makeover (2005)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director

  • The Edge

    The Edge (2002 - 2003)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer

  • Style Tribes: Tourism

    Style Tribes: Tourism (2002)
    Television (Documentary) Producer

  • Style Tribes: Music

    Style Tribes: Music (2002)
    Television (Documentary) Producer

  • Savage Seas

    Savage Seas (2002)
    Film by Michael Fiddler (Documentary) Producer Ships from all nations face pirate attacks in the Malacca Straits, between Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • Style Tribes: Fashion

    Style Tribes: Fashion (2002)
    Television (Documentary) Producer

  • Style Tribes: Film

    Style Tribes: Film (2002)
    Television (Documentary) Producer

  • Style Tribes Football

    Style Tribes Football (2002)
    Film (short) by Michael Fiddler (Documentary) Producer Film exploring the relationship between West Ham United Football Club and its supporters.

  • London Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter

    London Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter (2002)
    TV Movie by Michael Blythe (Documentary) Director, Writer

  • London Fashion Week: Spring/Summer

    London Fashion Week: Spring/Summer (2002)
    TV Movie by Michael Blythe (Documentary) Director, Writer

  • Beyond Babel

    Beyond Babel (2001)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer

  • Style Tribes: Design

    Style Tribes: Design (2001)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer This film looks at the work of British designers and groups form the renaissance of design in Glasgow to world-renowned industrial consultancies like TKO and Hollingtons and new media specialists Deep End and Tomato.

  • The Earth's Crust Factory

    The Earth's Crust Factory (1998)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer

  • Coppers: The Tall Ships Race

    Coppers: The Tall Ships Race (1997)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer

  • Coppers - Grimsby

    Coppers - Grimsby (1997)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer

  • Coppers: Special Constables

    Coppers: Special Constables (1997)
    Television (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer

  • Bosnia: A Soldier's Tale

    Bosnia: A Soldier's Tale (1997)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Documentary) Director, Writer

  • The Final Hour

    The Final Hour (1996)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Documentary) Director, Writer

  • Britain's Forgotten War

    Britain's Forgotten War (1996)
    Film (short) by Michael Blythe (Documentary) Director, Writer

  • The South Bank Show

    The South Bank Show (1991)
    Television (Documentary) Director Long-running arts series.

  • Life of Python

    Life of Python (1990)
    Television by Mark Redhead (Documentary, Biography and Comedy) Editor This documentary tells the history of the Python group, allowing a few glimpses at the works of its predecessors (At Last the 1948 Show, Do Not Adjust Your Sets etc.) and various interviews with the group's members and other associated artists. Written by Ofir Zwebner

  • Crusade

    Crusade (1989)
    Television (Documentary) Director, Writer

  • The Comic Strip Presents...

    The Comic Strip Presents... (1984)
    Television (Comedy) Editor, Editorial department A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

  • For my full list of credits please follow the link to my IMDB page

    For my full list of credits please follow the link to my IMDB page

Awards

  • DVD Europa Award - Britain The Big Picture

  • IVCA Documentary series Award - Beyond Babel

Education

  • Southampton University

  • Middlesex University

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