Grindelwald Productions 

The UK's unique and totally independent filmmakers 

 DEBRA RIXON  presenter/narrator/producer 
Debra’s easy presenting style comes from a varied personal and professional background. Working for main Board Directors and then travelling regularly to International Agencies, she has always been comfortable dealing with people.

In the seventies, she lived on the Continent, working in the Cold War diplomatic service in West Germany, and in the year Saigon fell, moved to the USA and spent ten years acclimatising to the frozen Midwest and the American psyche to the point where she is very comfortable with both. 

 A warm and outgoing personality enables her to set interviewees instantly at their ease, and both young and old respond equally well to her friendly and sympathetic manner. She relates easily to people, having been an acute observer of human foibles and mannerisms from an early age. Her life experiences have given her a unique approach to interviewing – she actually listens, and interviewees visibly blossom under this kind of treatment.

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David's background has always been a combination of entertainment and technical expertise; he played in a band when he was 16 and began his lifelong association with the entertainment business. He joined BBC Television in 1970 as a recording technician. 

 This was at a time when actually understanding how the equipment worked was a vital requirement, and when television was in its heyday. David has grown up in the BBC, and although steeped in its values and standards, managed to maintain a unique subversive sense of humour that enabled him to develop his own talents as a film-maker with other like-minded people within the confines of this venerable institution – to the point where his ‘Christmas Tapes’ are legend both within the BBC and the industry at large. 
David has worked as a tape and Avid editor at BBC Television Centre, London for 26 years. During his extremely varied career with many producers from different genres he has travelled the world with BBC Sport, cutting features and highlights at major events like the Olympics.

 Drawing on 36 years of experience across different genres within the Corporation, David set up Grindelwald Productions with Debra in 1998 to make films that would fill a perceived gap in the entertainment industry – a return to basics and fundamental production values. His style always encompasses a subtle humour that strikes a chord with both young and old, and although the subject may be gentle, David’s professional skills bring an up-to-date look to traditional but sound broadcasting principles.

Debra and David are a compact team, often afforded access frequently denied to larger outfits, which enables them to focus on the heart of the subject and gain in-depth shots and interviews. Their easy, engaging style crosses all generation gaps, and opens doors, leaving lasting good impressions when they complete a project. In their travel films a great deal of attention is paid to engaging their audience and being totally in tune with their surroundings. In 2010 Their extremely successful "Footloose" DVD films were versioned into a twenty-two part television series for international broadcast... Shooting more films each year, now in 2021 they have over 30 feature length travel and documentary films under their belt, almost all available on Amazon Prime Video: 

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