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Who we are

Our team punches well above its weight!

What we're all about

"Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee" - to quote Muhammad Ali!

 

We're a dedicated group of advertising film makers, some of whom have worked in the business for decades and have the experience that comes with that maturity. Many thousands of productions shot throughout the UK and around the world have passed through our collective hands, from micro-budget video to TV commercials, brand films, TV documentary all the way to mega-budget period costume drama in stereoscopic 3D, and all delivered seamlessly.

Whatever the budget, we always make sure as much of it goes on screen as possible and deliver excellent value for money. What we achieve in terms of quality and finish is much higher than you would get elsewhere, and is reflected in the many awards we have won over the years.

We're happy to come and take a creative brief wherever you are, travel is not a problem. Or we will shoot to your agency storyboard. From script to screen, we'll take care of every detail to produce the best possible film, on time and on budget.

We also have access to a large pool of talented cast and crew via our national networks. And if you decide to shoot in the Toon, we'll give you a warm Northern welcome!


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    Steve Salam

    Director | Writer

    For Steve, directing is like Heisenberg's uncertainty principle - it's a balance between time and energy! But with 30 years of experience as a writer and director of commercials, corporate films and TV programmes, any uncertainty simply disappears like the ether.
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    Nicky Scott

    Head of Production

    At the heart of all our operations, Nicky is our highly organised and very experienced Head of Production. She has all the deft, multi-tasking skills that any good producer needs, backed up with over 20 years of experience, which means she always delivers. Her greatest strength is that she cares, not only about the job, but the people too.
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    Lizzy Chorley

    Assistant Producer

    There are many talents lying behind Lizzy's smile. Managing scripts, clients, crew, cast, Clearcast submissions, organising music, carrying tripods and doing voice-overs are just a few we could mention. Oh, and she’s great for a party singalong at the piano!
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    Ben Harker

    Editor / Motion Graphics Artist

    Ben is an immensely talented editor and motion graphics artist who is equally as at home in commercials and longer form work and is a dab hand at visual effects and grading too. As the picture implies there's a volcano of ideas just waiting to burst forth.
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    Andy Byren

    DIT / Edit Technician

    Andy can normally be found hanging around a tracking dolly pestering the camera assistant for media on set or in the office fixing (or breaking) things. Just follow the colourful language! Other than that, he's that very useful chap to have around the place, who quietly keeps the machine turning.
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    Sue Salam

    Managing Director

    Someone has to be in charge around here, and Sue's "take no prisoners" Yorkshire temperament seems ideally suited to the job of Managing Director. But underneath that steely exterior we know she’s just a pussycat really!
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    Elaine Hodgson

    Admin & Front of House

    Elaine is always there with a smile and a cup of tea when you drop in to see us. Fortunately we have invested in a new telephone system to make her life a little less stressful and complicated.