Amy Engles

Inspired by a technical curiosity and a desire to communicate ideas visually, Amy taught herself animation and has been working as a motion designer since 2004.

Much of her work has an inherent fairy tale quality to it, creating textural landscapes and dreamlike moods. Her reputation and experience has grown from strength to strength – for instance, her work at Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel have honed a knack for comic timing. Recent clients include Kream, BBC Worldwide, Across the Pond, VCCP, El Carousel and Pack Shot Factory.

Amy also makes music videos and short films, which have been featured in magazines like 3D World, Shots and Creative Review as well as at short film festivals around the world like Rushes and the BFI London Film Festival.

Darren Andrews

Darren is one of our busiest editors. Not only is he highly skilled in Premiere and FCP, with experience in the TV industry dating back to 1998 but he’s also very good when client facing. Darren’s main clients with Blueberry are from corporate as well as broadcasting agencies, but Darren’s talent and strong After Effects skills also make him an asset to branding agencies and online content production companies. We are yet to find a client who doesn’t rave about Darren after working with him!

Paul Burgess

Paul is a highly experienced, award-winning editor who has cut a wide range of documentaries, drama-docs, shorts, promos, trailers and taster tapes. He is extremely creative and passionate about his craft, working swiftly and with great attention to detail.

Skilled in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer, Paul is strong on structure, story-telling and writing and loves cutting to music. He is highly organized and enjoys collaborating but is also happy to work on his own.

He has worked for some of the UK’s leading production companies and made films for all major international broadcasters like BBC, PBS, ARTE, CBC, ZDR. His notable recent work includes Stephen Fry’s “Big Fat Adventure” for ITV and an episode of “The Traffickers” for Fusion USA.

See Paul’s CV for a detailed credit list.

Sean Ash

Sean is an energetic Director / Editor who can be tracked down by the trail of beautiful work he leaves in his wake. With extensive experience in commercials, music videos, fashion and brand films. Sean’s career beginnings were diverse – starting as a filmmaker for Greenpeace, he went on to work for Middle East Broadcasting, then worked for 5 years as a Creative Director creating onstage visuals for musician David Gray.

Sean’s campaign and advertising clients include: Gucci, Givenchy, Chanel, Chloé, Dior, Burberry, Miu Miu, Valentino, Versace, Dolce and Gabanna, Shiseido, Calvin Klein, Clé de Péau, YSL, Roberto Cavalli, Pepe Jeans, Giorgio Armani, Loewe, Longchamp, Stella McCartney and US Vogue.

Henrik Sikstrom

One of our most experienced freelancers, Henrik is a versatile, humble and extremely talented polymath who works on a wide range of programmes, from drama and documentaries to music videos and commercials. He prides himself for having experienced celluloid and analogue workflows.

Dedicated, well organized and flexible with a good sense of humour, he works and communicates well under pressure and to tight deadlines. He is proficient in Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Motion, Steenbeck, Picsync, Moviola, 16 & 35mm, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor.

Henrik has a strong sense of narrative and structure and he is capable of creating distinctive looks and styles with his motion graphics skills. Clients who work with him tend to keep booking him on a regular basis. Recent clients include Deluxe Media Services, Quite Frankly Productions, The Edge Picture Company, All About the Idea, CC Lab, Discovery, ESPN EMEA, Blackbird Productions, CNN.

Tom Hadley

Over his twenty year career span in the creative industries Tom has directed and edited for a broad range of clients, including global broadcasters like the BBC and Discovery, corporate clients like Reebok, UEFA and Onetel, and charities including Oxfam, Crisis and VSO.

He has spent roughly half of his career creating content for live events and exhibitions, becoming a regular at many London based production companies or working from the Hadley Brothers Studio located in London’s fashionable Stoke Newington.

Tom has cut and animated content for rock acts like Snow Patrol, Placebo and Jean Michel Jarre, exhibitions at Historic Royal Palaces and Tate Modern and theatrical projection for English National Opera, Royal National Theatre and Scottish Opera.

His strong theatrical filmmaking sensibilities mean that Tom has proven credentials for developing top line creative ideas with his many clients.

Mike Harris

Mike is an internationally established 360-degree moving image creative who has developed his renowned expertise over the past 16 years.

Mike typically works as a Director, Editor, Creative or Creative Director and often seamlessly weaves a combination of these roles on the same project. He is able to oversee projects from initial creative and pitch development right through to completion and delivery. Mike has also produced some projects up to a budget of £110K.

Directing

Mike has directed thrillingly a versatile body of work, shot in over 16 countries, and is equally at home with studio shoots, location shoots, VFX, lifestyle, sports, kids, visual, dialogue and interviews. Full directing portfolio available on request.

Brands Worked On Include: Google, Land Rover, Tesla, Thorpe Park, The Times, Ford, Madeira Tourism, Dixons, Sony, CNN, Clarks, Arts Council, Clarks, Rimmel, Sport England, Virgin Trains.

Editing

Primarily short form for TV Commercials, Brand Films, Branded Content.

Mike can also ‘in-house’ grade in Premiere or Davinci Resolve.

Brands Worked On Include: Land Rover, Tesla, Ford, Madeira Tourism, Virgin Trains, Fujitsu, Clarks, Virgin Trains, Clarks, Sports England, Saudi Aramco, Rolls Royce, Ford, UEFA, Coca-Cola, Asda, The Times, Mint Velvet, Mastercard.

Creative

Mike has worked on initial creative or creative development for a number of brand films and campaigns.

Overview of Brands Worked On:

Google, Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Tesla Fujitsu, Blackberry, Thorpe Park, Nike, Vodafone, Ford, BT, Jaguar, Volvo, UEFA, Bravo TV, Madeira, Tourism, Puma, BBC, Coca-Cola, Atkins, Dixons, Sony, Sci-Fi Channel, Fox TV, JCOM, Sainsbury’s, Pepsi, Mini Velver, Ministry of Sound, Triumph, Nat Geo, CNN, The Body Shop, Nokia, Clarks, Mastercard, Arts Council, Rimmel, Virgin Trains. 

 

 

Pierre Griffin

Pierre is an editor with over 15 years of experience in broadcast and corporate production, who has won awards for editing as well as animation. He has recently returned to freelancing after working as head of post at VCCP and head of content at Designate, where he founded a new department with its own video production unit and post-production facility.

Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and After Effects among others, he started out as a 2D animator on Matador and CoSa, when Adobe were the new kids on the block. From mood reels and animatics to producing and directing, Pierre has the level of experience to make sure his clients achieve the maximum from their production budget.

He has clocked over 500 TV commercials for broadcast in the US, EMEA and the UK and he has enjoyed a wide berth of experience managing large teams, designing campaign strategies and creative-directing online content from the pre-production stage to final delivery.

Recent clients include Whitecoat, R/GA, Kinamo, VCCP London, National Geographic Channel, Mighty Fine Productions, Greedy Media.

Alex Harrison

Alex is a bright and skilled director and motion designer who is determined to go above and beyond the client’s expectations. Over the past 10 years in the industry, he has worked on a huge array of different projects for some of the biggest companies in the world. His experience allows him to be pragmatic about what is achievable within the given constraints, advising each client along the way and recommending the techniques and approaches that will produce the best results.

He received a first class BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Central St. Martins where he learnt everything from the values of typography to the essence of narrative storytelling. Attention to detail would be the value he considers most important in all visual work.

Easy-going and relaxed, Alex can take a brief, come up with creative ideas and deliver the project to a high standard. Through his experience as a director, he can confidently manage all aspects of a project from conception, production, sourcing crew, through to post-production and final delivery.

Justin Trefgarne

Justin is an Emmy-nominated Writer/Director whose work spans fiction, documentary, commercials, video games and branded content. He has recently completed writing a 10-part animation series for YouTube Red which will launch early 2019. In 2015 his feature film debut ‘Narcopolis’ had its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival before being released in US and UK cinemas and streaming services around the world.

Trained originally as an actor at London’s prestigious LAMDA, Justin cut his narrative teeth as a story editor at UK production powerhouse Working Title Films. Since taking up writing and directing full-time he has written and directed shorts, television and features, including ‘Desire’ the inaugural short that opened the London Edition of Sundance Film Festival, as well as the forthcoming Solomon’s Children which he is also producing alongside Fulwell73. In 2014 he was nominated for a writing Emmy for his work on the hit TV reboot of the beloved children’s classic Peter Rabbit for Nickleodeon.

Alongside his fiction work, Justin has worked closely as writer and director with high-end brands including Bacardi, Virgin, Jaguar and Electronic Arts on a range of projects. He is equally at home with small, intimate projects as he is with global campaigns. He believes, passionately, that everything in the end comes down to story. Whilst how we bring that story to life varies from project to project, Justin always enjoys the challenge of discovering the narrative core of any experience.

Dominic O’Riordan

Dominic works across Music Promos, TVC’s, Online Content, Documentary, Sport and Fashion. His music video work includes promos for Little Mix, Leona Lewis, JLS, Olly Murs, Jagga, The Beach and Kodaline.

He also has vast commercial experience producing TVC’s and online content for Sony Electronics, Garnier, Ann Summers, Bacardi, SKY, Sony Music and Universal to name just a few.

Although a highly talented Director, Dominic also loves to come on board a project in the capacity of editor, helping clients to realise their vision.

Michele Vicenti

Michele has always worked in a fast-paced post production environment since he entered the film industry in 2010. Building his skills with the award-winning editors Andrea Maguolo and Federico Conforti, he has during the years grown a strong interest for advertising and documentaries. In 2018, Michele shot ‘To The Surface’, a documentary starring Mela Murder (The Florida Project). He is currently developing his technique as film director on commercials and creating a collective of film people with a unique goal.

Michele is experienced in ingesting and assembling raw footage, offline and online editing, data managing, shared projects systems, colour grading and basic compositing, 2D motion graphic, basic sound design and mix, transcribing dialogues and subtitling. Also, he is an experienced camera operator and guerrilla filmmaker.

George Guest

Brighton based George is a self-shooting director, producer and editor. George has been working in the industry for over 8 years. He has shot and produced music promos, brand and corporate campaign videos, high end luxury, design and fashion projects in the UK and abroad.

Throughout his career, George has travelled the globe, and draws on his experience from working on big budget high pressured shoots. His broadcast credits include BBC, Channel 4, Bloomberg, CNN and Eurosport. Whether it’s planning and managing a studio based photo shoot, a video production for a super yacht regatta, a business conference or filming at sea from a boat or a helicopter, George has a proven track record in creating high end cutting edge visuals efficiently, to time and on budget!

Tom Cole

Tom is an award winning Director and Editor, based in London and Los Angeles. He is a talented storyteller, with a unique and energetic visual style, whose skills have made him popular on both sides of the Atlantic. He recently edited Steve Aoki’s ‘Free The Madness’ music video (12 million YouTube views) and directed TJR’s ‘Ass Hypnotize’ music video. Tom also regularly works for ABC, editing and producing on air promos and trailers. His work at the US network has received multiple PromaxBDA awards and nominations. Tom has a detailed knowledge of Adobe Premiere CC and After Effects. He is on the beta testing team for Adobe Premiere, and regularly consults on new features and improvements. He is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild of America.

Tom’s clients have included Marvel, ABC, Disney, BBC, Discovery Channel, CNN, Universal, EA Games, Steve Aoki, 30 Seconds to Mars and Robbie Williams. He produced and edited the feature film ‘Closure’ (available on Amazon Instant) and edited the feature film ‘Playdate’ (Lifetime channel).

Ben O’Connor

Ben O’Connor is an award winning filmmaker whose films have been screened on television and at Film Festivals across Europe. His debut feature film Ana Begins toured the European festival circuit winning numerous awards and accolades including Best Actor at the ‘London Independent Film Festival’ and Best Actress at the ‘British Independent Film Festival’. It was also nominated for Best Uk Debut at London’s ‘East End Film Festival’.

Over the past 10 years Ben has been directing and editing fiction films, campaign films, short documentaries, music videos and live performance films working with Rufus Wainwright, Ken Loach, Tom Hardy to name a few. Ben also specialises in films for charities, (Amnesty International, Crisis) using his skills as a film director and editor to bring an emotional maturity and storytelling ability to an often sensitive subject matter.

 

Battlecat! Studios

Founded by London-based motion designer Philip Davies, Battlecat! Studios specialises in custom-made digital effects and illustrated short films.

Philip’s background is in traditional design and illustration and in his practice he like to explore the intersection between these disciplines and new technologies. Philip has eight years of experience working with film makers, production companies, musicians, artists and charities. He has produced Motion Graphics, Kinetic Typography, Animated Shorts, After Effects Character Rigs, Illustrative VFX and Multimedia Installations for everything from experimental live visuals to branded television content.