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Ricochet appoints Pattison as Creative Director

January 15, 2024

Ricochet, one of the UK’s leading production companies, has appointed Damon Pattison as its new Creative Director with immediate effect.

Pattison, the former Creative Director of Beyond Productions, will be responsible for developing, pitching and securing new commissions across all genres, building on Ricochet’s impressive slate of existing series such as BAFTA award-winning The Repair Shop (BBC), Food Unwrapped (Channel 4) and Woodland Workshop (Discovery); The Bidding Room, Vintage French Farmhouse (BBC), Sun, Sea and Selling Houses (Channel 4), Fatal Flight: Shoreham (Discovery+), World’s Most Dangerous Roads (UKTV), Our Yorkshire Farm (Channel 5) and Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Channel 5).

Reporting to Managing Director, Joanna Ball, Pattison will lead the creative drive in all genres from factual entertainment, specialist factual and features, to returning series and formatted documentaries and work across Ricochet’s bases in Brighton and Glasgow.

Ball said: “Damon’s experience, energy and creativity, is precisely what we need in a Creative Director, I’m delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Pattison added: “I feel incredibly lucky and extremely privileged to be joining Ricochet. It’s a fantastic company with an outstanding slate and a truly exceptional team. I’m also hoping that it means I can get Grandad Bill’s accordion fixed!”

Before setting up the UK arm of Beyond Productions, Pattison worked for BBC Studios and sat on the Board of Directors as Creative Director, Development. He initiated and led Studios’ response to the competitive tendering of in-house productions and helped to retain key series including: Holby City, Bargain Hunt and Question of Sport.

Prior to this he worked as Creative Director for Features and Formats at KEO Films and also set up Lucky Day Productions in 2007, which was sold to Zodiak Media Group.

Ricochet is part of Warner Bros International Production.

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