Planet Grande was formed by John Watkin and Eamon Harrington in 1993. Since then, they have produced over 200 projects for television, and won 7 Emmys.
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.
DOCUMENTARIES, FEATURES, SERIES & SPECIALS
"100 Reasons To Be Scared Sh*tless"
Reality Dating Series
"Catholic School Confessions"
"Backstory: Understanding the epidemic of teen suicide."
Pilot in development
“Johnny Strange: Born to Fly”
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
Animated Feature with David Duchovny
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
“Yeah TV” AMC
“Mad Genius” FUSE
“Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver” HBO
Emmy and TCA Award Winner
“Glamour Magazine’s Women Of The Year”
“Half Their Size” ABC
“In Style: Celebrity Weddings” ABC
“Ace In The House” GSN
“Texas Rangers Murder Files” CMT
“CMT Small Town Secrets” CMT
“World Series Of Blackjack” GSN
“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
“Weddings Of A Lifetime” Lifetime
Multiple Reunion Specials Various
Andy Griffith, 30 Something, etc.
“David Copperfield: The Great Escapes” CBS
“Two Hour Tour” Disney
“Sex Bytes” HBO
“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
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