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Herrie C.

Toronto, ON, Canada

$500 - $800 / Day

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Top Services

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Fixer

  • Field Producer



  • Multiple cameras

About Herrie

Herrie ten Cate is an experienced documentary film-maker, writer and journalist. He has travelled to remote corners of the world - everywhere from the Greenland Icecap to the Australian outback and from South Africa to Northern Russia. Managing teams in challenging conditions is all part of the job. For the last few years, he’s directed shows for the Discovery Channel series Mighty Ships. Everything from North Sea oil rigs to warships in the Arabian Sea. Herrie is a passionate about all things political and keeps a close watch on what’s happening locally and around the world. His many years of experience as a CBC Radio and Television news and current affairs producer have helped him hone his editorial, story-telling and leadership skills. For a number of years, he produced the CBC NewsWorld program Politics. He can be dropped anywhere in the world and he’ll get the job done. His “soft” people skills have proven invaluable in difficult situations. Flying is his passion. He’s an accomplished pilot with over 1400 flying hours. He’s also past President and Director of Aircraft Maintenance at SOSA - Canada’s largest gliding club. In his personal time, he has rebuilt and flown his WW2 glider, conquered Mount Kilimanjaro and learned to scuba dive. His present project is restoring an 1880s farm house in Prince Edward County.

Top Projects

  • Edda Freya

    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    With specialized cranes and underwater robots, Edda Freya repairs and replaces critical pipelines running to an oil and gas platform. On this voyage, though, in Norway’s biggest oil and gas field, there’s a twist: Edda Freya’s crew must replace those pipes while the platform remains “hot.”

  • North Sea Giant

    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    When it comes to offshore construction projects, nothing matches Norway's North Sea Giant. Her specialty is installing massive components for oil and gas facilities on the ocean floor, aided by a specialized crane system. She will put that crane, and every one of her advanced technologies, to the test on her next mission: a factory build 984 feet below the surface of the Norwegian Sea.

  • USS Gravely

    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely is the very definition of a fighting ship. She's the youngest warship in the US Navy's fleet and you've been granted exclusive access to see her in operation. When called into duty, she'll be armed with everything from Tomahawk cruise missiles to attack helicopters, but for now, she and her crew must prove they are combat-ready.

All Services


  • Fixer

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant

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