Welcome to the website of
Izaskun Arrieta.
I am a UK-based Producer/Director and Self-shooting PD

With many years’ experience in documentaries, factual programming and factual entertainment, I am an accomplished and reliable self-shooter and a creative storyteller, with experience in obs docs, access-led observational documentaries, structured reality, lifestyle and formats.

I have a strong track record filming in sensitive situations and locations or where access can be uncertain, including within health or medical genres, with children and young people, with the emergency services, and animals and animal carers/vets.

I am also an experienced Crew Director – single and multi-camera – with a solid track record on documentaries and formats, and an experienced Edit Producer.

I have good knowledge of the Canon XF305 & Sony PMW200 & 300 cameras as well as Avid and FCP. I am also highly experienced at filming abroad, and have crew and fixer contacts all over the world. I am happy to work alone or manage or work within a team.

I am a former newspaper journalist who spent four years on a regional evening paper, and have a great eye for a story!

I love capturing the beauty in the everyday and witnessing the nuances of people. I just love telling the stories of others in a sympathetic and creative way. I particularly enjoy giving a voice to those who might otherwise not be heard.


  • Izzy PD’d on several extremely tough shoots in highly charged situations. She directed multiple mobile crews and managed large teams on location. She engaged with contributors and their stories and negotiated tricky access – and as a result always brought back great rushes that gave the series some of its most memorable moments.
    Jo Haddock
    Exec Producer, Hens Behaving Badly
  • Izzy has worked on some of the most challenging projects that STV Productions have embarked on but has always delivered excellent and memorable films.  Her ability to win the trust and faith of contributors and her ability to tell an emotional real-life story is outstanding
    Mick McAvoy
    Exec Producer, STV Productions
  • Izzy is a great leader and always runs a happy team – who she gets the very best from. She’s reliable and delivers exactly what’s asked of her – a capable pair of hands who I’d hire again any time
    Rachel Platt
    Exec Producer, ‘Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb’


After nearly two decades in television, I took my love of filming and communications into a different direction – the world wide web.

My company, Little Red Horse offers businesses an all-round internet marketing experience. We provide websites, online marketing and a range of exciting, quality and visionary films to boost visibility, credibility and exposure.

“Let us make video that will change the way the world sees your company.”


My availability varies, so please use this form to contact me to discuss your filming project