A few examples of our past projects :

and the territories of our experience !

Europe

  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Holland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxemburg
  • Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Roumania
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine

Africa

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of Congo
    (ex-Zaire)
  • Senegal
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
    (including Zanzibar)
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

References

Some of our Past Works

News, Documentaries, Variety, Reality Shows, etc.

Terrorist Attack at Levallois-Perret
( News Coverage ) TBS, August 2017
World Interviews!Compare the World !
Beauty Criteria :
What Makes a Beautiful Woman Beautiful to You ?
( Variety / Documentary ) TBS, May 2017
Senegal, West Africa
French Presidential Elections
( News Coverage ) TV Tokyo, April 2017
Roots Exploration Party:
The History of Soap !
( Variety / Documentary ) TV Asahi April 2017
Future Era : Jipangu :
Fake News : Made in Macedonia !
( News Magazine ) TV Tokyo, March 2017
Future Era : Jipangu :
French Presidential Elections
( News Magazine ) TV Tokyo, March 2017
The Murder of Narumi Kurosaki in Besançon
( News Coverage ) TBS,
December 2016 and January 2017
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
What They Don't Teach You in School ! :
Hunting Cobras in Cameroon !
( Variety / Documentary ) TV Tokyo, December 2016
Cameroon
Newscaster
Takeshi Kitano awarded the Légion d'Honneur !
( News Coverage ) TBS, October 2016
Calais : The Jungle:
Immigrants, Migrants and Refugées
( News Coverage ) TV Tokyo, August 2016
Dr. in Art : Mona Lisa : The Enigma
( Documentary ) TV Asahi August 2016
France, Switzerland.
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Why a Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?
A 63 year old man, helping poor children
( Variety / Documentary ) TV Tokyo, August 2016
Burkina Faso, West Africa
Voyage to Earth's Superb Views
Summer Mediterranean Special
Corsica & Marseille
BS-TBS, May 2016
Egypt Air Flight 804 : Crash
( News Coverage ) TBS, May 2016
Terrorist Attacks in Brussels, Belgium
( News Coverage ) TV Tokyo, March 2016
Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway
( News Coverage / Japan Pool ) TBS, February 2016
Multiple Terrorist Attacks in Paris :
The Investigation :
Mollenbeek, Belgium : a Hotbed of Terrorism ?
( News Coverage / News Magazine ) TV Tokyo, December 2015 and January 2016
Brussels, Belgium
COP21 International Conference on Climat Change
( News Coverage ) TBS, November 2015
Multiple Terrorist Attacks in Paris, France
( News Coverage / News Magazine )
TV Tokyo, November 2015
Kobé Beef in London !
October 2015 ( Commercial : Publicity )
promotional shoot for the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
London, England
Americas Cup : Japan Team
October 2015 ( Commercial : Publicity ) June 2013
promotional shoot for the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Portsmouth, England
「TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS Special」
「TFX Goes to Japan Expo Paris」
( Fashion Documentary ) NHK World, July 2015
Window of Dreams : Voice Bank
( News Magazine ) TBS, September 2015
The creation of numeric voices with local accents for people who have lost the capacity to speak
Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Scotland
Paris Airshow
( News Coverage ) Tokai Television, June 2015
Newscaster
( News Coverage ) TBS June, 2015
Takeshi Kitano Initiated as Chamberlain to the Order of Coteaux de Champagne
"Coliseum of Heated Debate":
Renewable Energy in Germany
( News Magazine ) TV Aichi, March 2015
Germany
Germanwings flight 9525
( News Coverage ) TV Tokyo, March 2015
"Coliseum of Heated Debate"
The Truth About the Islamic State
( News Magazine ) TV Aichi, February 2015
Turkey Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Genius Without Precedent
Jean-Jacques Rousseau & René Descartes
( Variety / Documentary ) NHK BS Premium
January 2015
Charlie Hebdo:
Multiple Terrorist Attacks in Paris
( News Coverage ) Fuji Television,Paris bureau January 2015
Theater of the Future
Wheelchair Rugby : World Championship
( News Magazine / Documentary ) NTV, August 2014
Denmark
A Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?
( Variety / Documentary ) TV Asahi, May 2014 starring Seiji Chihara
Gabon
Looking forward to the World Cup !:
( News Coverage ) Yomiuri TV / NTV, April 2014
Introducing the Ivory Coast !
Football ( soccer ) in the Ivory Coast
Didier Drogba : a National Hero
Newscaster
( News Coverage ) TBS February 2014
Angouleme International Comics Festival :
Korea vs. Japan : Comfort Women
Made in Japan : The Popularity of Japanese Sake in France
The Popularity of Japanese "Bento" in France
Homecoming ! 
( Variety / Documentary ) MBS December 2013
Guinea, West Africa
Saturday Night Special :
Hitch Hiking Across Europe
From Naples to Paris 2800 kilometres !
( Variety ) TV Tokyo, December 2013
Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and France
World Ranking
Ethiopia : the Surma People !
( Variety / Documentary ) NTV, August 2013
The Surma of the Omo Valley
Why a Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?
( Variety / Documentary ) TV Tokyo, August 2013
Gabon
「TOKYO FASHION EXPRESS Special」
「TFX meets Japan Expo Paris」
( Fashion Documentary ) NHK World July 2013
Japan Expo,Paris Fashion Week,
The Popularity of Japanese Fashion in Paris
Paris Airshow 2013
( News Coverage ) CBC June 2013
Nuclear Power in France
( News Magazine ) BS-TBS June 2013
Bordeaux Wine:
Suntory's Chateau Lagrange
( Commercial : Publicity ) June 2013
promotional shoot for the agency Dentsu : footage made available to all the Japanese television networks.
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Non-Fiction W
Nollywood !
Nigeria produces more movies than any other country !
( Documentary ) Wowow May 2013
「Super Infiltration!Realscope Hyper ! 」
( Variety / Documentary ) Fuji Television, May
Greenland, Germany
Why a Japanese Person Living in Such a Place ?
( Variety / Documentary ) TV Tokyo, April 2013
Mozambique
Theater of the Future
The World's Largest Street Dance Battle !
( News Magazine ) NTV March, 2013
The Continent of Passion :
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu : European Tour !
( Variety / Documentary ) MBS February 2013
France, Belgium
NHK Special:
Hostage Crisis in Algeria:
Burkina Faso
( News / Documentary ) NHK February 2013
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
World Ranking
South Africa :
Zulu Stick Fighting !
( Variety / Documentary ) NTV February 2013
Lodges of the World
( Variety / Documentary ) NTV January 2013
「Super Infiltration!Realscope Hyper ! 」
Life on a Lake:
Unesco World Heritage:Ganvié, Benin
( Variety / Documentary ) Fuji Television December 2012
Koushu Wine in England !
December 2012 for Dentsu
London, England, Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
The Power of Travel :
The Voice that Sings an Entire Life
Portrait of Henri Salvador (1917~2008)
( Documentary ) NHK BS Premium, November 2012
starring Kanji Ishimaru
World Business Satelite
Beaujolais Nouveau : the 2012 Harvest
TV Tokyo, October 2012
Dentsu
The Most Beautiful Towns in the World:
Semur-en-Auxois
( Variety / Documentary ) BS-TBS October 2012
Rolling Stones
London
for Dentsu / Suntory July 2012
Director : Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
World Ranking :
Ethiopa
( Variety / Documentary ) NTV July 2012
The Hamar People and the Bull Jumping Ceremony!
"Imperial Journal”:
Voyages with an Imperial Couple
Akishi-nomiya Visits Uganda
( News / Documentary ) NTV June 2012
Uganda
Discoveries from Unexplored Regions of the Planet ! Nippon Shokudo
( Variety / Documentary ) TV Tokyo May 2012
Benin
World Ranking :
Nigeria :
The Town with the Most Twins in the World !
( and other stories )
( Variety, Comedy ) NTV February 2012
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Future Era : Jipangu
The Economic Developement of Nigeria,
and : Lagos or Nollywood ? The Hollywood of Africa !
( News Magazine ) broadcast by TV Tokyo on February 20, 2012
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
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 NTV August 2011
World Business Satellite Special :
The Success of Japanese Sake Marketing in Europe
( Business News) broadcast by TV Tokyo May, June, 2011
Images of the Extreme :
The Dogon People of Mali !
( Variety, Comedy ) Fuji Television April 2011
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions ) 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 ) Asahi Broadcasting Corporation March 2011
Paris, Mt. Saint Michel, Milan, Venice
World Cultural Heritage :
The Dogon People of Bandiagara
( Documentary ) broadcast by TBS January 2011
Mali, Mauritania
Extraordinary Japanese ( according to the newspaper Le Monde )
( Documentary ) TV Tokyo November 2010
Images of the Extreme : Stick Fighting and the Beautiful Surma People of Ethiopia
( Variety, Comedy ) Fuji Television, September 2010
based on an idea by Douglas Lyon ( Excelman Productions )
Contemporary Close Up : The Cheetah Generation
( Documentary : for the NHK March, April, 2010
Africa's Economic Developement : (with live satelite broadcast from Ghana produced by Douglas Lyon : Nigeria, Ghana
2010 World Cup ( soccer / football )
(News Coverage ) NTV May, June 2010
Cameroon, South Africa
News 2,3 :
China's Economic Conquest of Africa !
( News Magazine ) for TBS : March 2010
Zimbabwe
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 March 2009
Nigeria, Uganda
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 October 2008
Cambria Palace : The Car of the Future :
( Documentary style News Magazine ) for TV Tokyo : October 2008
A Day in the Life of Carlos Ghosn : CEO of Renault and Nissan Motor Company
100 Japanese Who Change the World ! :
Ms. Fumiko Kono and French Cuisine
( Documentary ) broadcast by TV Tokyo September 2008
World Crisis 2008 : Part 2 :
China's Economic Conquest of Africa !
( Special Documentary ) for TV Asahi : June 2008
Gabon ( West Africa )
Princess Diana :
10 Years Since the Crash :
The Reality of Love, Discord and Death
( Documentary ) for TBS July 2007
Starring Hitomi Kuroki July United Kingdom, France
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
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
Diffusé par NTV février 2006 : France
Square Enix : Final Fantasy :
at the Venice 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 !
( Documentary ) TV Tokyo, August, September, 2005 : Niger
JICA = Japan International Cooperation Agency
The Wide : Spring Vacation Special :
10 Years Later : The Truth Behind the Death of Theresa Teng !
( Documentary ) for Yomiuri Television : March 2005
Yomiuri Newspaper : 130th Anniversary Special ! :
Ototake's : The Funnest Schools in the World !
( Documentary ) for NTV, February 2005
starring : Hirotada Ototake London, England
The Fountain of Trivia !
( Variety ) Fuji Television 2004
Chad, Cameroon, France
Paradise Embraced by Water !
( Documentary ) NTV, May 2004
starring : Kimiko Date
Virus Hunter !
In Search of the Ebola Virus !
( Special Documentary ) for ChuKyo TV's 35th Anniversary : October, 2004
starring : Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka Gabon
Takeshi Kitano's Truth Probe :
The Enigma of Princess Diana's Death :
In Pursuit of the Culprit !
( Documentary ) TV Asahi : September 2004
UNESCO : Nature's World Heritage :
Bulgaria, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Croatia
( DVD Documentary Series ) : 2004
Beautiful Spaceship Earth :
Transforming Deserts to Gardens : New Agricultural Technics for Nomads !
( Documentary ) TV Asahi Oct. & Dec. 2003
Djibouti
Homestay in The World !
Ethiopia : The Koegu People
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS October, 2002
Homestay in The World !
Ethiopia : The Konso People
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS March, 2002
Korea vs. Tunisia Match
( Soccer / Football)
News Coverage NTV February, 2002
Tunisia
Homestay in The World ! :
The Incredible Coffins of Ghana !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS February, 2002
Homestay in The World ! :
Ganvié : the Venice of Africa !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS Dec. 2000
Benin
Hostage Crisis in Greece
( News Coverage ) Fuji Television : November 2000
Homestay in The World ! :
Culinary Adventures in Zambia !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS October, 2000
Homestay in The World ! :
The Salt Caravan of the Afar People ! : Djibouti
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS July, 2000
Riding Together :
Adventures in the Love Wagon !
( Reality Show ) Fuji Television May, 2000
Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece
World Cultural Heritage : Great Africa! :
Mali, Niger, Senegal, Benin
( Documentary ) TBS, Dec. 1999 to Feb. 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 ) TBS : July 1999
Broadcaster :
Who is Philippe Troussier ?
( Documentary Style News Magazine ) TBS
Directed by Douglas Lyon: Excelman Productions : June, 1999
Homestay in The World ! :
Dog Grooming in London !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS, October 1999
London, England
Homestay in The World !
Stained Glass
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS, April 1999
Homestay in The World !
Cooking in Southern France !
( Documentary / Reality Show ) TBS, April 1999
The Cuisine of Southern France !
Millenium Special :
Tonight the Bell will Toll ! : Tracking the Killer : The Death of Princess Diana !
( Documentary ) Fuji Television, November 1998
World Cup 1998
( News Coverage )
for NHK - June 1998
World Cup 1998
( News Coverage )
Fuji Television
Susume Denpa Shonen ! Panyao !
( Reality Show ) NTV 1998
Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania, Ukraine, Russia, Finland, and Norway.
This was one of the most popular variety shows in the history of Japanese television. See this : Denpa Shonen : 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 ( the stars ) We were getting an audience of up to 27 million !
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 ) NTV : September 1997 ( France, England )
The Death of Princess Diana !
Live News Coverage
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 ) TBS : December 1997 : Mali
News Station
Hermès and the Refugee Artist Children from the Sudan !
Documentary Asahi Television April 1997 : Uganda
NamaDara
David Ito Tour
Variety, NTV
( France; Belgium, Germany, Holland, The Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Egypt ) July 1997
Super Morning
( News Magazine ) TV Asahi - diverse stories
Broadcaster
( Documentary Style News Magazine ) TBS diverse stories
Naruhodo! The World Special :
The Lake Flies of Lake Victoria
Variety Style Documentary, February 1997, Kenya
Fuji Television
The Land of Light ! The Land of Drums ! : Sakata Akira in Africa !
December 1996 to January 1997 :
Senegal, Mali, Gambia
TV Tokyo, Documentary : 2 hour special
Exclusive Interview with Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, the President of Niger :
(A Week After the Coup d'Etat that brought him to power and 2 months before he was himself assasinated ) February 1996
News Coverage for Fuji Television
( 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, behind the scenes, organizing the adventures without the knowledge of the stars. 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 (Niger)
(Variety Style Documentary )
broadcast by Fuji Television : February 1996 :
This project was done during the civil war : our local logistics team were the Touareg rebels !
Sunday Project
Sunday Project : France's Nuclear Tests
( 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 :
1994, Goma, Zaire
Coordination for the Japanese Media Press Pool : News : Satellite Broadcasts / Satellite feeds in collaboration with Reuters Television )
The Van Gogh Affaire ( UNESCO AWARD) :
France, England, Holland
A Documentary directed by Hervé Dresen & co-produced by Charles Gazelle & Douglas Lyon
A co-production : Transparences Productions / Fuji Television et France 2, 1993
World Uplink
Fuji Television
over 250 news stories conceived and produced : 1991 to 1993

TV Dramas

Private Eye & Stewardess
Fuji Television : November 1996 audience : 26 million
Oishii Kankei ( Delicious Relations )
Fuji Television, December - 1996 audience : 23 million
With Love
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

Live Satellite Broadcasts

Imperial Grands Prix Awards Ceremony
Pyramide du Louvre - FUJI TV - ( France ) - juillet 96
First ever live broadcast from the top of the Arc de Triomphe
World Uplink - FUJI TV - ( France )
Barbara Hendricks / Tour Eiffel
FUJI TV - ( France )
Rolland-Garros Tennis Tournament
TBS Vision / Wow Wow - ( France ) - mai 96