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BROADCAST Top Gear BBC. Local producer, PM, LM, Coord, PA, casting, transport, aerial photography. Christian Storms planned and produced the Nissan GTR vs Japanese public transport race (local train, bullet train, subway, bus, ferry, ropeway, bike) as well as other segments: Fuji Intl Speedway, Mitsuoka Orochi / Galue and Toyota iReal. 

BBC James May's Cars of the People Local producer, Coordinator, Tracking Car, Picture Vehicles, Locations.

B430 (Before 30) Travel / Channel V Australia. Talent Danny Clayton. Christian Storms was happy to be not only the local producer but local climbing guide

BBC Radio 1 IPlayer - Babymetal. Baby Metal Doco for BBC. DOP Chris Shepherd, Producer/Soundman Christian Storms. Special thanks to Somethin’ Else production company (director Sam White, radio producer Hayley Clarke) and presenter Dev Griffin.

CNN Living Golf / CNN. Golf in the Land of the Rising Sun

AXA Research Film. Live volcano shoot with Greg Foot, science presenter and Dr. Corrado Cimarelli.  Coasthouse Productions on Vimeo.

Daily Planet on Discovery Channel - The one and only nightly science magazine show, multiple jobs, local producer/sound, camera. 

The Last Explorers (BBC 1) Thomas Blake Glover and modernizing Japan. Presented by Neil Oliver (Vikings, Coast series). Field Producer filming in Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Tokyo.

The Genius of Photography (BBC / Wall to Wall). Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Tokyo shooting. Fixer.

The Genius of Design (BBC2 / Wall to Wall) Fixer.

Combat Ships (History Channel / Smithsonian Channel + Woodcut Media)  Location Producer + Sound Recordist.

Do We Really Need Satellites (BBC Scotland)  Fixer Sound Recordist.

Japanese Whiskey (BBC Scotland) Fixer Sound Recordist.

WAYNE | Feature doco about 1987 World Motorcycle Grand Prix Champion Wayne Gardner. Local fixer Sound Recordist.

Japanse Horse Breeding (Sky Racing) Local fixer Sound Recordist.

Psychopath Night (CH4 / Oxford Film and Television) Fixer/Interpreter. Interviewing Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa. Cam: Junji Aoki, Dir: Rob Coldstream.

Chopin Changed My Life (CH4 / Oxford Film and Television) Fixer. Earthquake victim sourcing. 

IAN WRIGHT - Out of Bounds: Okinawa  (The Travel Channel / Roast Beef Productions) Coordinator. (Dir: Martin Herring prod: Mike Lerner) with Ian Wright, the original host of THE LONELY PLANET (GLOBETREKER) ventures to "out of bounds" spots.

Planet Soccer Associate Producer (Discovery). Ian Wright personal journey through Japan via the prism of soccer.

History Channel: Marked Field Producer, coordinator, sound, gaffer. The world of tattoos / Japanese yakuza. 

Whatever Turns You On (UK Channel 5) Field Producer. Exploring sexual behavior in Japan.

Sync or Swim (Discovery Travel & Adventure) Associate Producer, casting. Jamie Aditya Graham has one week to learn a cultural performance and perform it live.

One Step Beyond Associate Producer Discovery series exploring the outer edge of science, nature and human experience.

Marked Local Producer Tokyo (Spike TV). Tattoo artist Permanent Mark travels Japan and more in search of tattoos.

Beyond Tomorrow (Discovery Channel / Seven Network) Presenter Hayden Turner. Japan stories included: Human Robotics, Nissan Pivo, Remote Fishing, Crazy Japan, Sour Diet Food, Nissan Scratch Proof Paint, Honda Asimo Robot, Life Locator Radar, Yamaha EZ Play Guitar, NTT Docomo. Fixer, Gaffer/driver.

ESPN DRIVE (High Impact Television) Tokyo Motor Show Local producer, three coordinators, two camera crews.

MTV Gametrailers Tokyo Game Show. Local producer, 3 coordinators, 4 camera crews. Assisted them for five years.


REALITY TV THE AMAZING RACE ASIA Season 2 Japan (AXN/Active TV) Local facilitation, line producing, locations, PM, LM, 20 PAs, camera, art department, transportation, hotels, visas, arrival/departure out plans.

Field Producer (Season 3, all episodes). 2008 THE AMAZING RACE ISRAEL (Japan episodes) After two races, Local 81 knows that producing 8 locations simultaneously is the most exciting production challenge in the business.

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Season 3 (UPN/10x10 Enterainment producer Ken Mok) 3 episodes in 2 weeks. All levels of production from locations, local crews, transport, art, lights, fashion photo shoots/fashion show, high level security, production services, catering. 50 staff plus models.

HUMAN RESOURCES (Pivot TV) Local producer, location manager, driver, sound, locations, casting. An unconvential, comedic, behind-the-scenes look at TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company. 



Zero Hour Location Coordinator/Camera Assist/Picture Vehicles/Casting (3BM Television/Cineflix Inc for Discovery). A doco format drama reconstruction for the Sarin Gas Attack on Tokyo Subway.

Locked Up Abroad National Geographic Channel / RAW TVLocal producer, AD, art department, locations, gaffer/camera assistants, casting, transport.


The Ascent of Money Episode 3: Risky Business Location Coordination (PBS/Channel 4/Chimerica Media). Harvard University Business School economist/historian Niall Ferguson examines the roots of the insurance industry in Europe; how countries like Japan and Chile manage risk for their citizens.


Nick News: "In Harm's Way: Japan Through the Eyes of Its Kids" (Emmy Award Winning Children's show) Shooting in the earthquake and tsunami regions of Kesennuma, Ofunato, Rikuzentakata, Ishinomaki and Fukushima for one month in two months after. Intimate access to children/families. iTunes Podcast Episode 9

Tohoku Japan Earthquake Coordinator, Logistics, Transport, Channel 7 Sunday Night (Sydney), Russia Today TV.


Christian, I wanted so to say a huge thank you on behalf of us all here in the UK!! We all have really enjoyed working with you, and do hope that we can work again on more projects in the future. I'd be really grateful if you could also pass on our thanks to all your team over in Japan who have worked so hard on the shoot. I do hope perhaps that you will be over in the UK sometime, so that we can meet you in person. Many thanks again for all your hard work on the project - hugely appreciated!! Susie Cooper Production Manager, Top Gear Entertainment, BBC Vision


Christian, Toby and Vanessa are back in New York, and have nothing but raves for the shoot and for the excellent job you and your team did. Thanks for going the extra mile for us. I haven't seen any of the footage yet, but it sounds fresh, extraordinary, and beautiful. I'm really pleased that we had the opportunity to work with you. Best, Robert / Locker 100 (Executive Producer for MARKED for the History Channel)


Dear Christian, Mon, Masato, and Jeff we got back to London yesterday and i just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful shoot in Japan. i can't tell you how excited i am about the film. my heart is full with all our little adventures. thank you for making it all possible. please dont forget to look us up when youre in london! i hope to work with you very soon again... all the best diene (director for LOCKED UP ABROAD for Nat Geo, production company is RAW TV)

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