Steve Robinson, MD and Executive Producer Folk Films
Steve Robinson is a multi-award winning documentary film-maker and executive producer with over 25 years experience in factual television. Credits include series producing and directing the BAFTA Award-winning Amazon with Bruce Parry (BBC Two), Tribe (BBC Two), Mekong with Sue Perkins (BBC Two) and Eiger: Wall of Death (BBC Four).
He started his career as a newspaper reporter in West Wales, before joining BBC Wales to make adventure documentaries as Series Producer of Extreme Lives (BBC One), profiling some of the world’s greatest outdoor athletes. The Man Who Jumped to Earth followed 64-year-old Eric Jones as he BASE jumped Angel Falls, and won the RTS Award for Best Sports Documentary. Ellen MacArthur: Sailing Through Heaven and Hell was nominated for a BAFTA. Steve went on to create and produce three series of Tribe with Bruce Parry (twice BAFTA-nominated).
He left the BBC in 2005 to set up production company Indus Films, making series such as Everest ER (BBC One), Expedition Alaska(Discovery Channel), Arctic with Bruce Parry and Inside London’s Markets(BBC Two). His most recent projects at Indus were Hunters of the South Seas with Will Millard (BBC Two), exploring the lives of people in the Coral Triangle and Kolkata with Sue Perkins (BBC One).
He left Indus in 2015 following its acquisition, and created new indie Folk Films in 2016.