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Ambitious, innovative and continually evolving, Icon Films is an award-winning production company. From Animal Planet US’ highest-ever rating series, River Monsters, to Emmy-nominated actor (Charles Dance) narrated Savage Kingdom, for National Geographic, we deliver high-end factual content for the UK and international market. Working with wild animals, household names, and acknowledged experts in a diverse range of fields, we bring accessibility, revelation and storytelling to the screen. In the past five years we have filmed in over 52 countries and champion bringing logistically challenging productions to the screen with our distinctive brand.
With offices in Bristol (HQ) and London, Icon is a continually growing independent production company, repeatedly listed in Broadcast’s Best Places to Work in TV, Televisual’s Top 100, Realscreen’s Global 100, the 4th Annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 & most recently nominated Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Awards as Best Company for New Talent.
Senior Management Team
Chairman & Co-Founder
Director of Production
Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters
Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
Africa's Wild Side Nat Geo Wild
Ethos - Wellbeing
There will always be tight schedules, deadlines to hit and multiple demands on everyone’s time – and so we strive to keep our people happy and healthy to meet those challenges. We have an imaginative and varied programme which includes; providing fruit, a wide variety of teas and coffees, breakfast cereals, organising mindfulness classes, fitness taster sessions, and desk-based massage. We work with local, independent suppliers to nourish our minds as well as our bodies. We are proud to have been named one of Broadcast’s Top Places to Work in TV for the last three years and have been a member of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter since 2015. If you are a supplier, please get in touch with our Operations team.
Ethos - Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity for Icon Films is about creating an inclusive and representative workplace where everyone can thrive, and ensuring our teams are sustained and challenged to do their best work. We know an inclusive, diverse workforce increases creativity and productivity and nurture and support new and emerging talent as they develop across the company. We show our commitment to diversity in many ways, including outreach work with local partnering organisations. Inclusive recruitment practices ensures our company is accessible to all.
Other Productions : Primal Survivor for National Geographic
Primal Survivor Series 2
Hazen Audel, survival instructor and wilderness guide, is travelling to some of the most extreme places on the planet to take on solo challenges that will push him to the limit of his knowledge, endurance and skills. To succeed, he will rely on the ancient techniques of indigenous people who have lived in these environments for thousands of years. In adventures that will take him to the parched sands of the Australian desert, the storm-ridden waters of the West Pacific, and the barren freezing wastes of North East Canada, Hazen will be pushed to the limit by his environment and answer the killer question – how does anyone survive here?
7 x 60
First Broadcast 16th April 2017, 10:00pm
Primal Survivor Series 3
Hazen Audel, survival instructor and wilderness guide, travels to the most extreme places on earth to take on solo challenges that will push him to the limit of his knowledge, endurance and skills. Battling dense Guyana jungle, parched Kenyan plains and an active volcano in the Pacific Vanuatu islands. To succeed, he will rely on the ancient techniques of indigenous people who have lived in these environments for thousands of years.
This series of Primal Survivor has been awarded a three-star rating from the BAFTA albert consortium.
6 x 60
First Broadcast 15th November 2018, 8:00pm
Primal Survivor: Most Extreme
Survivalist Hazen Audel explores how tribal people face-off against the world’s toughest terrains—Jungles, deserts, mountains, forests, plains and desert islands. Featuring the best and most exciting moments of Hazen’s adventures so far “Primal Survivor: Most Extreme” will show us how different cultures have stood the test of time and survived the planet’s most extreme environments.
6 x 60
First Broadcast 3rd January 2019, 8:00pm