TV Production Company Looking for 6-8 Year Olds for Pilot Documentary

Optomen Television a multi-award winning production company based in London is looking for local children aged 6-8 year olds for a new pilot documentary series.

Optomen are known for making high profile observational documentary programmes for all the major UK networks. Their productions include the critically acclaimed BBC2 series Employable Me, BBC2’s highest rating long running series The Great British Menu and Channel 4’s Escape to the Wild with Kevin McCloud, The BAFTA and Emmy award winning Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Heston’s Feasts, And the BAFTA award winning Gordon Ramsay series The F Word.

The new pilot documentary series will explore the career aspirations of 6-8 year olds from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. In the programme a group of 6 children will role play in a variety of jobs as a group. As well as this career role play the children would take part in playful tasks (like those seen in Secret Life of 4,5,6 year olds or Child of Our Time) which would explore how their background affects their future aspirations.

Demi Doyle, Development Producer said, “We are looking for funny, intelligent, enthusiastic and very confident children who would like to take part in our pilot. Filming will take place over a weekend in July/ August – dates TBC. The footage will not appear on television as it’s just a pilot.  If you are interested in your child taking part, please email



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