medialab was founded by Gillian Mosely in 2006 and since that time has established itself as a leading creator of factual content, with a track record in high-end science, archaeology, history, observational, arts, and current affairs films, produced for a range of international broadcasters that include BBC, Channel 4, Five, ITV, Discovery, National Geographic, History, Arte, PBS, and ZDF, as well as independent film funders. In 2012, Mummifying Alan, an idea that Gillian created, nurtured and eventually co-produced with Blink Films for Channel 4, Discovery Channel and Discovery Canada, won three major awards, including the BAFTA for Best Specialist Factual Programme.
Gillian has devised, funded and sold numerous hours of programming, theatric films and online content at medialab and has generally produced her ideas to ensure they retain the innovative, accessible, contemporary and engaging style for which she is known in the industry. Her approach to fundraising has also yielded some great successes, including the first Discovery/National Geographic co-production and the first UK/Singapore co-production. Prior to establishing medialab, Gillian worked variously as a freelance developer and producer (2004-2006), head of science at Fulcrum TV(2001-2004) and development producer at Cicada Films (1999-2001), conceiving, developing and producing a range of specials and series including Lost City of Pompeii, In Search of Eden, The Black Mummy Mystery and Egypt Detectives.
Gillian started her career in journalism, creating ideas and writing features for a number of leading UK publications including The Sunday Times (both newspaper and magazine), The Independent, Time Out, iD, Marie Claire and New Woman.
Her passion for science and history saw Gillian sit on the committee of the Friends of the Petrie Museum of Egyptology for 5 years. She is also a keen yoga practitioner and has been involved with nonviolence charities for the past decade.
Gillian has a philosophy degree from the University of California at Berkeley