Beyond Reality

Jun 29 2020 38 mins

Join TV Producer Hayley Dunn as she chats with the people behind the TV shows you love, about their stories and experiences of working in television and how they got their start in the industry. If you’re interested in a career in television or just starting out in the industry then hopefully, this podcast can give you the insider insights you need to help you carve out your own road to success.





Supervising Control Room Producer and Story Producer - Alex Spurway
Jul 06 2020 71 mins  
In this episode, I catch up with Alex Spurway, a supervising control room producer and story producer whose reality TV experience includes, Married At First Sight, Love Island and Australian Survivor. I chat to Alex about how she started her career on the Today Show, what it’s like to be an executive producer in the competitive world of breakfast radio and how she eventually found her place in reality TV.


Line Producer - Michelle Gauntlett
Jun 29 2020 68 mins  
In this episode, I’m joined by Michelle Gauntlett, a line producer whose career in production has seen her work shows such as Australian Survivor, The Bachelor and Australian Ninja Warrior. I find out how Michelle got her start working on specialist...


Home Economist - Brendan Garlick
Jun 22 2020 18 mins  
In this episode, I chat with Brendan Garlick a home economist who has worked on shows including; Masterchef, MKR and The Great Australian Bake Off. I find out how Brendan went from reality TV contestant to working on Australia’s favourite food reality...



Post Producer and Story Producer - Kaite Milicich
Jun 09 2020 40 mins  
In this episode, I chat to Kaite Milicich, a Story Producer and Post Producer who has worked on some of Australia’s biggest reality TV shows such as Married At First Sight, Australian Survivor and Lego Masters. I talk to Kaite about how she balances the...


Sound Recordist - Nick Peterson
Jun 01 2020 38 mins  
In this episode, I’m joined by Nick Peterson - a sound recordist who has worked on shows such as Travel Guides, Australian Survivor and Australia’s Next Top Model. I chat to Nick about growing up in a TV family, the toughest gigs in sound and an 8 hour...


Shooter Producer and Story Producer - Matt Hindson
May 25 2020 36 mins  
In this episode, I chat to Matt Hindson, a shooter producer and story producer who has worked on shows such as Dancing With the Stars and Australian Survivor. I find out how Matt went from working in a TV network call centre to producing on some of...


Camera Operator - Paul Webb
May 18 2020 42 mins  
In this episode, I talk to Paul Webb, an Australian camera operator, whose passion has taken him all around the world from covering the OJ Simpson trial, to shooting countless seasons to US Survivor. I find out how Paul cut his teeth in the industry in...


Senior Story Producer - Erica Foley
May 11 2020 35 mins  
In this episode, I catch up with Erica Foley, a senior story producer who has worked on some of Australia’s biggest reality formats including Australian Survivor, Big Brother and Australian Ninja Warrior, as well as human interest campaigns for R U OK?...


Story Producer and Challenge Producer - Grant Phillips
May 03 2020 27 mins  
In this episode, I’m joined by Grant Phillips, a story producer and challenge producer who has worked on shows including Australian Survivor, Big Brother and The Bachelor. I talk to Grant about how he turned his reality TV obsession into a successful career in TV.


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