Total Eclipse Television’s team has produced content for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, C5, Disney Channel, SABC, CBC and PBS. The company was created in 2004 by David Mercer, whose previous credits, as a producer for the BBC, include Going Live!, Live and Kicking!, Run the Risk and the RTS Award winning What’s That Noise!. Whilst at Carlton TV he devised and produced Starfinder for ITV – winner of a BAFTA award – won the commission for the Saturday morning show Ministry of Mayhem with the Foundation and, with Jim Henson Television, won ITV’s biggest ever pre-school commission for Mopatop’s Shop (twice nominated for a BAFTA).
Pump It Up - CiTV - 2000
Going Live - BBC- 1987-1993
Starfinder - CiTV- 2003-2004
Run The Risk - BBC- 1992-1996
In 2005 David entered into a joint venture with composer, Paul K Joyce to produce a version of the Snow Queen for the BBC and CBC Canada. This distinctive adaptation stars Juliet Stevenson (Mona Lisa Smile, Emma), Kenneth Welsh (The Aviator, Twin Peaks) and features the voice of Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation). Powerful performances are set against striking animated backgrounds, with songs and music composed by Paul K Joyce and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The film is a perennial Christmas favourite on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Since 2007 David Mercer has executive produced numerous shows for Disney Channel, working with an in-house team for Disney UK and independent producers in Scandinavia, Poland, Turkey and South Africa. The shows have transmitted all across EMEA . Most recently David has been working on Disney Cookabout a series of 26 half hour shows for Disney Channel and the SABC. The show, based on a format that David developed for Disney, is designed to encourage kids to start cooking healthy meals and takes them out and about to find the raw ingredients for their recipes. Disney Cookabout won a SAFTA award in 2017 for Best Children’s Programme and is currently nominated for an International Emmy.
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Total Eclipse TV has also created shows for online audiences – such as Little House TV for the Student Channel; First TV, a tv version of the First News – the biggest selling newspaper for schools. Working with Inqb8r TV David Mercer produced coverage of Deadmou5 live at Earls Court.
Deadmau5 @ Earl's Court - EMI - 2010
First TV - First News- 2011
Little House - Inqb8r - 2009 - 2011
Decision Time - First News- 2010
Total Eclipse TV is also involved in soundvision - working with Nick Culley at nicecreation – the team have provided live streams of conferences for charities such as LAM Action and the Anaphylaxis Campaign and created videos for Action for A-T and the European Society of Cardiology.