Mel Claus Crawford
With over 35 years of experience, Mel is a veteran in the film and television industry.
The grand-daughter of a London casting agent, Mel had her first glimpse of a film set at a young age and it was love at first sight. Being part of a universe where stories came to life before your eyes, it ignited her career trajectory and her passion for storytelling.
Working in-house early on in her career for Twentieth Century Fox, Polygram Film International and Warner Brothers, she went on to take leading production roles in big-budget studio films for Lucasfilm, Disney and Marvel as well as making HETV content for streamers including Netflix, Sky Atlantic, Hallmark and National Geographic.
In the commercial world, Mel was PM on the iconic Ridley Scott directed ORANGE “Future Thoughts” TV spot shot in New Zealand and the ODEON “Fanatical About Film” cinema ident which ran for years in Odeon cinemas. Within factual entertainment, Mel has supported new writers’ ideas blossom from development into production, from the Hairy Bikers TV series to a docu-drama on Victoria & Albert’s Wedding, both for the BBC.
In her spare time, Mel managed to squeeze in a few years living in Australia where she completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Western Herbal Medicine. As well as her life-long love of film & TV, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge of natural medicines to empower others towards obtaining optimal health and wellbeing.
Mel brings a colourful variety of knowledge and expertise to her new adventures within Troy TV. She has worked extensively in all areas of film and television production, from development to post-production, both internationally and here in the UK. She thrives on the collaborative experience of working in a strong team, and her zest for life and infectious laugh will keep everyone smiling right through to the final cut.