Verve has a short but sweet interview with David, the producer of Lost & Found, one of Verve co-editor Jude’s favourite TV shows.
“My life is two worlds,” says David. “I’m out of town filming Lost & Found for about six months of the year. In between the shoots I’m researching and overseeing the production of the programme.”
I’m almost always up at about 5.30am and by 6am off for a run around Westhaven. I run most days. When I am away filming it’s a great way to see a city and spot locations for both filming and dining. If I don’t run I head to work early so I can duck out to the gym after the morning rush.
My black Vespa scooter is my daily companion, no matter the weather. I just love riding it. Work and all the great Ponsonby cafes are just four parking-hassle-free minutes away.
Lost & Found is an all-consuming beast. We get about 1,500 applications a year and each morning reading the new requests for help is a heart-breaking task. So many people are wanting to find family and we can do so few.
I’m back on my scooter and, if I did not run early, I’m off to the gym. Otherwise it is direct to one of the Ponsonby or Jervois Road cafes for breakfast, coffee and a read of the paper.
I’m either checking scripts, voicing guide tracks for my editor or researching stories. There are just three of us in Lost & Found office so sometimes we pop down to College Hill Cafe for a coffee meeting there.
Travel is a massive part of my job. I do up to 100 flights a year, including a few trips to Europe. Setting up trips is a logistical nightmare as we juggle the schedules of up to three families both in New Zealand and overseas.
If it is summer I’m on my scooter across the bridge to Takapuna for a swim. In winter I’ll meet a friend for a wine or an early movie. Otherwise it is home to cook myself dinner and some relaxing telly—a good drama or a rugby game.