9 November 2017
William John Bryant
We are saddened to report that Archive Producer and FOCAL International member Will Bryant died on 25 September this year, after a short but very dignified battle with cancer at the Prospect Hospice
Will Bryant started his career working with me and the team as an assistant librarian in the BBC Film Archive. Will left the Archive to work with BBC Television Sport department and subsequently went on to research, produced and direct archive productions for BBC 1, BBC2, BBC3, UK TV Gold and Sky One in areas of sport, entertainment, music and popular culture. Will could also self edit using Avid Express and Final Cut Pro.
Here are some examples of productions Will had made successful as producer director - When Were We Funniest: 60s and 90s 2.2 hours (UK TV Gold, 2008), Goals Galore (BBC3, 2007), Football Gaffes Galore; (BBC3, 2007),Kings of 70s Romance (BBC1, 2007),World Cup Goals Galore (BBC3, 2006), George Best Night (BBC2, 2005), Brothers in Arms (BBC1, 2005), Winners and Losers (BBC2, 2004),That Game (BBC2, 2004),Britain's Best Sitcom (BBC2, 2004), The Football Years (Zig Zag / Sky One, 2003, Associate Producer),I Love Toys (BBC2, 2002), Three Lions (BBC1, 2002), I Love Christmas (BBC2, 2001), Match of the 90s (BBC2, 1999),I Love the 70s/80s/90s (BBC2, 2000), Before They Were Famous (BBC1, 1998), Fear of a Calm Blue Sea / Fear of a Red Planet (BBC2), Hugh Hefner The Ultimate Playboy (BBC2, 1994), Kicking and Screaming (BBC2, 1994), Britain’s Greatest Gold Medallists (ITV, 2012), 10 Things I Hate About........ (C5, 2012), Goalmouth (Disney XD, 2014), Beatles at the BBC (Passion Pictures / Apple, 2013), Tina and Bobby (ITV, 2016), Skybet Ads (McGarry Bowen, 2016).
Our thoughts are with his wife Jane Mumbi and three children - two young boys and a daughter, Lizzy by his first marriage.
Sue Malden, chair of FOCAL International