top of page


Eamon Harrington & John Watkin


       Eamon Harrington and John Watkin met in New York in the late 80's. At the time, Eamon was head of Production at VH-1, and John was a producer of TV and radio commercials. They forged their long partnership producing a series of multi award-winning documentary shorts for Greenpeace, and have never looked back.

       Founding Planet Grande in 1993, the company has produced one-offs and series documentaries on an eclectic mix of subjects including everything from President Carter to the Bond Girls. Their documentaries on AIDS, Racism and Alzheimer's have all won Emmys, the latter "Grandpa Do You Know Who I AM?" being a collaboration with HBO and Maria Shriver. The luminaries whose stories they have told over the years include: Walter Cronkite, Michael Jackson,  John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and recently the actor Patrick Dempsey in a 5 part series for Discovery/Velocity charting his year-long transformation into race-car driver going all the way to Le Mans, the world's most famous road race. They also have a long-standing relationship with the Paley Center for Media, and have produced several acclaimed specials for them including: Breaking The News- with the most important broadcast journalists of our time telling the stories behind the stories, and A Day In The Life of Television- in which they dispatched 45 film crews behind 15 different TV shows on the same day.




"Family Trust"                                                                                      

Game Show

"100 Reasons To Be Scared Sh*tless"                                              

TV Show

"Bird Race"                                                                                           

Game Show

"Ugly Schmucks"                                                                                  

Reality Dating Series


Game Show


Game Show

"Catholic School Confessions"                                                             

Documentary Series

"Backstory: Understanding the epidemic of teen suicide."               

Pilot in development


“Johnny Strange: Born to Fly”                                                             

Feature Documentary

“Not Carol”                                                                                             

Feature Documentary

"Universoul Circus"                                                                               

Multi-media campaign and network special

“Eminem in NYC”                                                                                      Documentary Short

"DKMS: Heroes Wanted"                                                                      

Real People Commercial Campaign

"The Perot Myth":                                                                                 

 A short film for ESPN   



“Malibu 25: The Story of our City”                                                      

Short Film Commissioned by the City

“Holy Cow”                                                                                            

Animated Feature with David Duchovny


“Love 99”                                                                                              

Feature Doc in Post-Production


“Now That’s Funny: Behind The Scenes Of TV’s Hottest Comedies”             

90 minute special for The Paley Center  CBS


“Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans”                                    Velocity

5-part series 


“Yeah TV”                                                                                 AMC



“Mad Genius”                                                                           FUSE

Music-Based Series


“Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver”    HBO

Emmy and TCA Award Winner


“Glamour Magazine’s Women Of The Year”                            

Annual Specials


“Half Their Size”                                                                       ABC

Documentary Special


“In Style: Celebrity Weddings”                                                ABC

Annual Special


“Ace In The House”                                                                   GSN



“Texas Rangers Murder Files”                                                CMT



“CMT Small Town Secrets”                                                      CMT



“World Series Of Blackjack”                                                     GSN

13-part series


“CMT Most Shocking…”                                                             CMT



“Moonshine Madness”                                                              CMT



“Maxim’s Hot 100”                                                                    NBC 



“Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit Special”                                       E!



“TV Guide’s 50 Best Shows Of All Time”                                 ABC



“Freshman Year”                                                                       HBO

14-part series


“Weddings Of A Lifetime”                                                        Lifetime 



Multiple Reunion Specials                                                      Various

Andy Griffith, 30 Something, etc. 


“David Copperfield: The Great Escapes”                                CBS



“Two Hour Tour”                                                                       Disney



“Crashbox”                                                                                 HBO

Animated Series


“Sex Bytes”                                                                                HBO 

16-part series


“Cirque Du Soleil”                                                                      ABC



“Strippers: The Naked Stages”                                                HBO



“Miracle At Trapper Creek”                                                       ABC 

Special, Nominated for two Emmys:

Best Children's Special & Best Directing


“Positive”                                                                                     ABC

2 Emmys for Best Editing and Best Directing



“Oprah Talks To Michael Jackson”                                                        

Emmy Nomination- Highest Rated Special in History


“Shades Of A Single Protein” Hosted by Oprah Winfrey                    

 Winner of 2 Emmy Awards, including Best Children's Special


“Rock The Vote”                                                                                       

Peabody Award Winner


“In Full Effect”                                                                                          

New York Emmy, Golds at the New York and Houston International Film Festivals

bottom of page