Potted career history for Tony Jackson in third person narrative...
Tony began his television career as a DOP and had a successful career with the BBC in London, he shot many flagship science films for Channel Four (UK) including the infamous 'Rise and Fall of GM'. In the late 90’s he moved into directing documentaries, kicking off with a high profile series of crime films on London’s gangland criminals, polarising the British media with his bio-pic of brutal murderer Dave Courtney.
In 2000 he co-produced a 40-episode reality series 'Eden' shot on location in Australia for Channel Four. It was arguably the world’s first internet interactive TV show and as producer Tony was featured on the cover of Australian television industry magazine Encore.
Tony began working with Lonely Planet Television (LPTV) in 2002, directing six episodes of 'Lonely Planet Six Degrees' both series of 'Going Bush' and the pilot episode of 'Roads Less Travelled' (he also shot the episode and wrote and sung the theme tune!).
Tony also produced 'Lonely Planet’s Bluelist Australia' and 'Lonely Planet’s Natural Born Traveller' and in 2007 he became LPTV’s Head of Production, supervising creative, editorial and production across all series. Tony is often called upon as an editorial fire-fighter, being sent in to rescue shows that are struggling, he is also scriptwriter and a narrator, his voice can be heard on both 'Lonely Planet’s The Odyssey' (aka Graham’s World) and 'Lonely Planet Roads Less Travelled'.
In 2009 Tony became LPTV’s Executive Producer, financing and securing broadcast commissions for ‘Lonely Planet Stressbuster’ (8 x ½ hour) and ‘Lonely Planet Six Degrees China’ (6 x 1 hour)
In 2011 when LPTV was fully integrated into parent company BBCW, Tony and the LPTV team formed the independent production company Chemical Media.
In July of the same year Tony celebrated 25 years in the television industry, though many would claim he doesn't look old enough.
The future is unwritten.
Name: Tony Jackson
Lives in: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Director and Producer