A few examples of our past projects :

 

- World Ranking : Nigeria : The Town with the Most Twins in the World ! ( and other stories )
( Variety, Comedy )
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions ) broadcast by Nippon Television, February 2012

- Future Era : Jipangu
The Economic Developement of Nigeria, and : Lagos or Nollywood ? The Hollywood of Africa !
( News Magazine )
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions ) broadcast by TV Tokyo, Broadcast February 20, 2012
( the name of the program is a reference to an old name for "Japan" see : This ! )

- Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 ( Commercial : Publicity )
promotional shoot for the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks.
(September 2011) Director : Douglas Lyon

- World Ranking (Premier) : The Newest Country in the World ! : South Sudan ! ( Variety, Comedy )
( broadcast by Nippon Television) August 2011 Starring : TKO

- World Business Satellite Special : The Success of Japanese Sake Marketing in Europe ( Business News)
( broadcast by TV Tokyo) May, June, 2011

- The World Impact Image Company (Images of the Extreme ) : The Dogon People of Mali ! ( Variety, Comedy ) based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions ) broadcast by Fuji Television April 2011 starring Heisei Nobushi-Kobushi : the stars participated in the extraordinary Fish Festival of Bamba ! ( see this wonderful footage filmed by the BBC : Click Here ! (this is NOT our footage, but it gives a good idea of the adventure ...)

- Overseas Monthly : Travel Salads !
(Travel Info, Magazine ) Paris, Mt. Saint Michel, Milan, Venise : broadcast by Asahi Broadcasting Corporation : March 2011

- World Cultural Heritage : The Dogon People of Bandiagara ( Republic of Mali )
( Documentary ) broadcast by TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System ) Mali, Mauritania : January 2011

- Extraordinary Japanese ( according to the newspaper Le Monde )
broadcast by TV Tokyo ( France ) November 2010 ( Documentary )

- The World Impact Image Company (Images of the Extreme ) :
Stick Fighting and the Beautiful Surma People of Ethiopia
( Variety, Comedy )
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions ) broadcast by Fuji Television, September 2010
( this is NOT our footage, but it gives a good idea of the adventure : Click Here ! )

- Contemporary Close Up : The Cheetah Generation
( Documentary : Africa's Economic Developement ) for the NHK : Nigeria, Ghana (with live satelite broadcast from Ghana produced by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions ) March, April, 2010

- 2010 World Cup (News Coverage )
For NTV ( Nippon Television ) : Cameroon, South Africa : May, June 2010

- News 2,3 : China's Economic Conquest of Africa !
( News Magazine ) for TBS : Zimbabwe : March 2010

- World Business Satellite Special : VINEXPO and The Impact of China on the French Wine Industry
( Business News) for TV Tokyo June, 2009,
Directed by Douglas Lyon

- The Potato that will Save the World !
( Documentary ) for NHK : Nigeria, Uganda : March 2009

- The Historic Inauguration of the Prime Minister of Integrity !
( Inauguration of Morgan Tsvangirayi ),
- The Economic Crisis, and Cholera Crisis of Zimbabwe !

( News Coverage, and News Magazine ) for Yomiuri Television : February 2009 : Zimbabwe

- 100 Japanese Who Change the World ! : Mr. Yoshifumi Yamashita and French Cuisine
( Documentary ) broadcast by TV Tokyo : France : October 2008

- Cambria Palace : The Car of the Future :
A Day in the Life of Carlos Ghosn : CEO of Renault and Nissan Motor Company
( Documentary style News Magazine ) for TV Tokyo : October 2008 : France

- 100 Japanese Who Change the World ! : Ms. Fumiko Kono and French Cuisine
( Documentary ) broadcast by TV Tokyo : France : September 2008

- World Crisis 2008 : Part 2 : China's Economic Conquest of Africa !
( Special Documentary ) for TV Asahi : Gabon ( West Africa ) June 2008

- Princess Diana : 10 Years Since the Crash : The Reality of Love, Discord and Death
( Documentary ) for TBS ( United Kingdom, France )
Starring Hitomi Kuroki July 2007

- World Reporter : Victory over Declining Birth Rates : A Study of Social Demography
( Documentary ) for NHK : April 2007 ( France )

- Homestay in the World : 102 Countries, 620 Voyages Special
( Reality Show / Documentary ) for TBS March 2007 : Ethiopia

- Monday Night Special : Alain Passard the King of Contemporary French Cuisine
( Documentary ) broadcast by NTV : November 2006 : France

- The World Cultural Heritage : Mother Africa : Niger, Chad, Niger, Mali
The Magnificent Sahara, Enedi : the Jewel of Chad, Mali : The Dogon People, Djenné : The Sacred City
( Documentary ) broadcast by TBS September to November 2006

- -FBI Extrasensory Perception Investigator John Oliver Investigates
the Death of Princess Diana : An X-Ray of the Tragic Accident
( Documentary ) broadcast by NTV February 2006 : France

- Square Enix : Final Fantasy : at the Venise Film Festival, the Sitgès Film Festival,
in France, and in Czech Film Festivals
(News / PR Coverage for the agency Dentsu, and for Square Enix )
Director : Douglas Lyon : Excelman Productions 2004, 2005 :
Italy, Spain, France, and the Czech Republic

- The Continent of Passion : Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka :
( World Renowned Virologist ) : Aviary Influenza and the Ebola Virus !
(Documentary ) broadcast by TBS, November 2005, Gabon

- JICA in Niger Special : The Smile of a Continent !
( JICA = Japan International Cooperation Agency )
( Documentary ) broadcast by TV Tokyo, August, September, 2005 : Niger

- The Wide : Spring Vacation Special :
The Truth Behind the Death of Theresa Teng !
: 10 Years Later...
( Documentary ) for Yomiuri Television : March 2005

- Yomiuri Newspaper : 130th Anniversary Special ! :
Ototake's : The Funnest Schools in the World !

starring : Hirotada Ototake
( Documentary ) for NTV, February 2005, London

- The Fountain of Trivia !
( Variety ) broadcast by Fuji Television, Chad, Cameroon, France : 2004

- Paradise Embraced by Water !
starring : Kimiko Date
( Documentary ) broadcast by NTV, May 2004

- Virus Hunter ! In Search of the Ebola Virus !
starring : Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka
( Special Documentary ) for ChuKyo TV's 35th Anniversary : Gabon : October, 2004

- Takeshi Kitano's Truth Probe :
The Enigma of Princess Diana's Death :In Pursuit of the Culprit !

( Documentary ) broadcast by TV Asahi : September 2004

- UNESCO : Nature's World Heritage : Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Croatia
( DVD Series Documentaries ) : 2004

- Beautiful Spaceship Earth : Transforming Deserts to Gardens :
New Agricultural Technics for Nomads !
( Documentary ) broadcast by TV Asahi : Djibouti October, December, 2003

- Homestay in The World ! Ethiopia : The Koegu People
( Documentary / Reality Show ) for TBS October, 2002

- Homestay in The World ! Ethiopia : The Konso People
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS March, 2002

- NTV Sports : News Coverage of the Korea vs. Tunisia Match ( Soccer, Football)
February, 2002 : Tunisia

- Homestay in The World ! : The Incredible Coffins of Ghana !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS February, 2002

- Homestay in The World ! : Ganvié : the Venise of Africa !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS December, 2000

- News Coverage : Hostage Crisis in Greece
for Fuji Television : November 2000

- Homestay in The World ! : Culinary Adventures in Zambia !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS October, 2000

- Homestay in The World ! : Djibouti : The Salt Caravan of the Afar People !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS July, 2000

- Riding Together : Adventures in the Love Wagon !
( Reality Show ) for Fuji Television May, 2000 : Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece

- World Cultural Heritage : Great Africa! : Mali, Niger, Senegal, Benin
( Documentary ) for TBS, December 1999 to February 2000
The Baobabs of Senegal, the Niger River, The Sahara, The Tuareg People, Mysterious Timbuktu !
( Millenium New Year's in Timbuktu ! )

- See It And Believe It ! : Super Madame !
( Documentary ) for TBS : July 1999

- Broadcaster : Who is Philippe Troussier ?
( Documentary Style News Magazine ) for TBS, Directed by Douglas Lyon: Excelman Productions : June, 1999

- Homestay in The World ! : Dog Grooming in the Suburbs of London !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS October 1999, U.K

- Homestay in The World ! Stained Glass
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS, April 1999

- Homestay in The World ! Cooking with Garlic in Southern France !
The Cuisine of Southern France !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) broadcast by TBS, April 1999

- Millenium Special :
Tonight the Bell will Toll ! : Tracking the Killer : The Death of Princess Diana !

( Documentary ) broadcast by Fuji Television, November 1998

- World Cup 1998
( News Coverage ) for NHK - June 1998

- World Cup 1998
( News Coverage ) for Fuji Television

- Susume Denpa Shonen !
This was one of the most popular variety shows in the history of Japanese television : see this : Denpa Shonen : Panyao !
( Reality Show ) for NTV : Panyao ! : Two boys hitchhiking from Cape Hope in South Africa to the northern most point of Norway.
This was for us a six month long project and it was for many years one of the biggest secrets in the world of Japanese television ( the secret is now out, we can now admit the truth ) : that we were in fact there, organizing the adventures and misadventures without the knowledge of the travelers ( our victims )
We were getting an audience of up to 27 million ! We handled Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania, Ukraine, Russia, Finland, and Norway. 1998

- The World Cultural Heritage : The Jewel of West Africa : The Republic of Mali :
The Sacred City of Djenné, The Dogon People and the Cliffs of Bandiagara

( Documentary ) for TBS : December 1997 : Mali

- See It And Believe It ! : The Truth Behind the Death of Princess Diana
( Documentary ) for TBS : September 1997

- The Wide ! : The Death of Princess Diana : The Investgation, The Funeral
( Documentary style News Magazine ) for NTV : September 1997 ( France, England )

- The Death of Princess Diana !
( Live News Coverage ) for Fuji Television : September 1997

- The World Cultural Heritage : The Jewel of West Africa : The Republic of Mali :
The Sacred City of Djenné, The Dogon People and the Cliffs of Bandiagara

( Documentary ) for TBS : December 1997 : Mali

- News Station : Hermès and the Refugee Artist Children from the Sudan !
( Documentary ) for Asahi Television , April, 1997 : Uganda

- NamaDara - David Ito Tour -
( Variety ) for NTV (France; Belgium, Germany, Holland, The Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Egypt ) July 1997

- Super Morning -
( News Magazine ) for TV Asahi - diverse stories

- Broadcaster -
( Documentary Style News Magazine ) for TBS - diverse stories

- Naruhodo! The World Special : The Lake Flies of Lake Victoria
( Variety Style Documentary ) broadcast by Fuji Television : February 1997, Kenya

- The Land of Light ! The Land of Drums ! : Sakata Akira in Africa !
( Documentary : 2 hour special ) for TV Tokyo, December 1996 to January 1997 : Senegal, Mali, Gambia

- Interview with the President of Niger : A Week After the Coup d'Etat that brought him to power !
News Coverage for Fuji Television, February 1996 ( director, interviewer : Douglas Lyon )

- Susume Denpa Shonen ! Saruganseki !
This is one of the most popular variety shows in the history of Japanese television : see this : Denpa Shonen :
( Reality Show ) Two boys hitchhiking from Hong Kong to London.
It was one of the biggest secrets in the world of Japanese television at the time : that we were in fact there, organizing the adventures without the knowledge of the travelers ( our victims ) This was perhaps the very first Reality Show in the History of Television...
: We handled Turkey and France and delivered them to their goal in London. 1996

- Naruhodo! The World : The Touareg People of the Sahara !
(Variety Style Documentary ) broadcast by Fuji Television : February 1996 :
This project was done during the civil war : our local staff were the Touareg rebels ! Niger

- Sunday Project : France's Nuclear Testing
( Documentary Style News Magazine ) for TV Asahi, May 1995

- Rwanda Refugee Crisis : News Station / News Coverage for TV Asahi
3 Months spent in the Republic of Congo ( then Zaire ) 1994
( Strangely, This was our begining of our love affair with Africa ! )

- Rwanda Refugee Crisis :
Coordination for the Japanese Media Press Pool : News : Satellite Broadcasts / Satellite feeds
in collaboration with Reuters Television, 1994, Goma, Zaire

- The Van Gogh Affaire ( UNESCO AWARD) :
A Documentary directed by Hervé Dresen
A co-production : Transparences Productions for Fuji Television et France 2, 1993, France, England, Holland

- World Uplink - Fuji Television - over 250 news stories conceived and produced : 1991 to 1993

TV Films :

- Private Eye & Stewardess
for Fuji Television : November 1996 audience : 26 million

- Oishii Kankei ( Delicious Relations )
for Fuji Television, December - 1996 audience : 23 million

- With Love
for Fuji Television, June 1998 audience : 23 million

Commercials :

Stay Gold - agency : Nakahata Kokoku - directed by Masahiro Honda

Parco - agency : Dentsu -directed by Ellen von Unwerth

Matsuda Sentia - for Cox Project - directed by Kimi Takeshi

etc. etc

The Landscape of Our Experience
(countries we have worked in ) :

Europe : 

- Belgium

- Belarus

- Bulgaria

- Denmark

- Finland

- France

- Germany

- Great Britain

- Greece

- Holland

- Ireland

- Italy

- Luxembourg

- Norway

- Poland

- Portugal

- Romania

- Russia

- Spain

- Switzerland

- Turkey

- The Czech Republic

- The Ukraine



Africa

- Benin

- Burkina Faso

- Chad

- Cameroon

- Djibouti

- Egypt

- Ethiopia

- Gabon

- Gambia

- Ghana

- Kenya

- Madagascar

- Malawi

- Mali

- Niger

- Nigeria

- Senegal

- South Africa

- South Sudan

- Sudan

- Tanzania
(including Zanzibar)

- Togo

- Tunisia

- The Republic of Congo
(ex-Zaire)

- Uganda

- Zambia

- Zimbabwe





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