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Curly Lizard Films

Broadcast documentary production

- Unusual angles
- Different perspectives
- All genres

Prepare to do a double-take


Our own projects will be, quite simply, ones that please us. Films with rich visuals, gripping stories and plenty of unusual content. Programmes that tickle the imagination. Documentaries and drama-docs.

There will be no compromise on quality. Film-making is a craft, and no step of the craft should be neglected – from initial idea to final polish in post. When we put the films out, our name will be on them. We want that to be a guarantee.

This will be made possible by virtue of experience and a network of contacts around the world – getting the right people to work on a project ensures success. But it also depends on the choice of projects – only certain stories will be the right ones for Curly Lizard!

Where appropriate, we will aim to get the most out of any project we undertake. This can mean accompanying books, websites, CDs and DVDs, downloads – whatever will enhance the production and give the audience a richer, rounder experience.


Guns and Songs

A Sunken Ship
A Buddhist Quest
Good Germans
Mind Control
The Biggest Question Ever Asked
A Genius
Some Politicians
Some More Songs
Particle Physics
A Very Fast Boat
Some Economic Hard Truths


Curly Lizard Films is run by Jonathan Schütz, a series producer and director who has worked in documentary and factual TV for over 25 years. The bulk of his work has been international, whether across Central & Eastern Europe immediately after the fall of the Iron Curtain, or – for the last 15 years – extensively across South-East and East Asia. His output has mostly been on multichannel broadcasters, such as NGC, Discovery, History and so on, at the higher end of their productions, and his programmes have won multiple international awards. He has also worked in-house at the BBC as a series producer and consultant, through their development charity Media Action, again focusing on South-East Asia.

Find his CV here.

Please contact us for a link to any programmes that are of interest. Showreel below.