the international micro-indie
factual TV made easy, worldwide
We tell stories, stories that bind us together, whoever we are, wherever we’re from. Armed with nothing but cameras, curiosity and our imagination, we venture around the world, on a mission of discovery.
We invite everyone to join us.
At Curly Lizard, we don’t believe in borders: resolutely international and internationalist, UK and EU-based, we produce anywhere and everywhere. We take the pain out of international production and co-production.
founder & chief lizard
Founder and EP Jonathan Schütz has worked in documentary and factual TV for over 25 years. His trademark is international production, 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. But nowhere is out of bounds: he has produced on 5 continents. His output has mostly been on multichannel broadcasters, such as NGC, Discovery, History, Travel Channel 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.