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Kirsty Calvert-Ansari

Creative Director, Firecracker Films

A highly creative and driven Executive Producer and Creative Director with a proven track record of creating, developing and producing programmes across multiple unscripted genres which have sold internationally.  

Over 20 years experience in TV production and development, I have been privileged to work for a range of production companies. Part of the teams that developed shows such as Open House: Great Sex Experiment; Child Genius; The Gift; Great British Bake Off; 100 Year old Drivers; as well as recent documentaries such as Joe Swash: Teens in Care; and The Mayfair Poisonings: Alexander Litvinenko.

In my current role at Firecracker Films, I have enjoyed building out a factual slate and selling multiple headline-making premium factual series and documentaries. Working alongside CCO of Firecracker developing a creative strategy for the company, I specialise in the creation of attention and thought-provoking grabbing documentaries that cut through the crowded marketplace and get people talking. I am experienced at working with high level talent and have an expansive network of relationships across the industry ranging from all UK broadcasters, global streamers, talent agents and distribution companies.