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Heydon Prowse

Writer, Performer & Actor - Co-Writer / Star of BAFTA Winning 'The Revolution Will Be Televised' on BBC3

After graduating from the University of Sussex with a degree in philosophy and cognitive science, Heydon began working at Don’t Panic London in 2007 as editor of their online magazine, where he created highly successful viral video campaigns, including a mix of stunt comedy and journalism, which influenced the national dialogue and even government policy. His most notable films exposed BNP’s racist membership policy, government complicity in the sale of fraudulent bomb detectors to Iraq, and Nobu’s failure to alert customers to the critically endangered status of their bluefin tuna, all of which accumulated millions of organic views as well as international press coverage from traditional media.

 

As a journalist, Heydon’s humorous investigations have featured in The Guardian, The Independent, BBC Newsnight, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and Huffington Post. Capitalising on the success of his work, Heydon began to produce films for commercial clients including The English National Opera, Yahoo, Sony and more, winning a Lovie and a W3 Gold award for best digital content.

Given the issue-based, campaigning nature of Heydon’s films, the charity/NGO sector became an important part of his client base, which led to Heydon’s work as a producer/director on films for the likes of Amnesty International, Global Witness and Greenpeace that directly changed corporate and government policy on behalf of his clients.

Heydon continued to direct documentaries for the likes of Vice and The Guardian as well as presenting documentaries for BBC3 and Channel 4. He hosted and wrote the successful BBC2 documentary called The Town That Took on The Taxman, which gained international press coverage and was remade for Dutch television. Heydon was also the journalist host on the branded content documentary The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet for Norton Antivirus which won two Cannes Lion Golds.

As a natural progression from online content to television, Heydon began co-creating, writing and starring in numerous comedy shows including BBC3’s The Revolution Will Be Televised, which Heydon wrote and starred in and which won a Bafta, a Rose d’Or and a Broadcast Award over three seasons. Other comedy shows included Democracy Dealers on BBC3 and Revolting on BBC2. 

Most recently Heydon co-wrote and performed in The Ministry of Justice on Channel 4 – a three part satirical comedy series where he, alongside Jolyon Rubinstein, went undercover to explore the UK’s world of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Credits

ONLINE / DIGITAL
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Brexigeddon
Company:
Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
Date: 2016
Production (role):
The Most Dangerous Town on The Internet (Presenter)
Company:
HELO (For Norton)
TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Ministry of Justice
Company:
Monkey Kingdom for Channel 4
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Revolting
Company:
Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
Date: 2016
Production (role):
The Town That Took On The Taxman
Company:
Renegade for BBC2
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Revolution Presents Democracy Dealers
Company:
Hat Trick for BBC3
Date: 2014
Production (role):
The James & Barnaby Special
Company:
Hattrick for BBC3
Date: 2012-14
Production (role):
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Company:
Hat Trick for BBC3
Project details:
Series 1-3
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Horsemeat Banquet
Company:
Dragonfly
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Dispatches: Selling Off Britain
Company:
Vera Productions
AWARDS
Date: 2016
Production (role):
The Most Dangerous Town on The Internet - Norton (Presenter)
Company:
HELO
Project details:
Cannes Lion Award
Date: 2013
Production (role):
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Project details:
BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Programme
Date: 2013
Production (role):
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Project details:
Broadcast Digital Award for Best Entertainment Programme
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Don't Panic Online
Project details:
Gold Lovie Award for Branded Content

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Brexigeddon
    Company: Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): The Most Dangerous Town on The Internet (Presenter)
    Company: HELO (For Norton)
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Ministry of Justice
    Company: Monkey Kingdom for Channel 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Revolting
    Company: Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): The Town That Took On The Taxman
    Company: Renegade for BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Revolution Presents Democracy Dealers
    Company: Hat Trick for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): The James & Barnaby Special
    Company: Hattrick for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012-14
    Production (role): The Revolution Will Be Televised
    Company: Hat Trick for BBC3
    Project details: Series 1-3
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Horsemeat Banquet
    Company: Dragonfly
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Dispatches: Selling Off Britain
    Company: Vera Productions
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): The Most Dangerous Town on The Internet - Norton (Presenter)
    Company: HELO
    Project details: Cannes Lion Award
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): The Revolution Will Be Televised
    Company:
    Project details: BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Programme
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): The Revolution Will Be Televised
    Company:
    Project details: Broadcast Digital Award for Best Entertainment Programme
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Don't Panic Online
    Company:
    Project details: Gold Lovie Award for Branded Content
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