IGNITION Productions is headed by Nathan Prendergast, one of Australia’s most respected television directors and production executives. Born in Perth, Nathan’s television and motorsport DNA emerged at a very young age through his family connection in racing. Originally a motor sport television commentator, Nathan expanded his career brief to include television production - writing, editing and producing a weekly motorsport programme for the SBS Network for over a decade.
IGNITION fired for the first time in 2005, and has now expanded from just a core motorsport base to include all elements of TV and media production. One of Nathan’s key clients is Supercar Media, producers of over 750 hours annually of motor sport, telecast to a potential global audience of hundreds of millions. Nathan personally directs all live V8 Supercar races, and is a key decision maker in all aspects of the Logie award winning production. Included is the telecast of one of Australia’s foremost sporting events, the Supercar Bathurst 1000, from Mt Panorama in NSW – a massive project involving over 130 camera’s, 300 personnel, 4 OB vans and over 40 hours of live world class high definition sports television.
Nathan has been fortunate enough to have been involved in some of Australias largest sporting events including Pre match director for the 2014 AFL Grand Final, Telecast director for the Autumn and Spring Racing carnivals including the Melbourne Cup in 2014 and 2015 and the iconic Sydney to Hobart. Aside from the Live commitments Nathan leads a small dedicated team of professionals to create industry leading post produced Television for Australia’s key free to air and pay television networks.
Nathan’s current production portfolio includes:
- Telecast Director for Supercars including Bathurst 12 hour
- Television Production for Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars
- Television Production for annual Street Machine Summernats and Burnout Masters
- Red Centre Nats TV Production
- Live Television Production for Aus-X Open Supercross and Freestyle Moto-X
- Australian Rally Championship
- Telecast Director for Shannons Legends of Motorsport
- Telecast Director for Sydney to Hobart
- Network Director - Australian Open Tennis