Chris O’Reilly

Animation studio Nexus was founded in 1997 and has built up a diverse roster of directors, from Kibwe Tavares to Honda Grrr creators Smith & Foulkes. Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director Chris O’Reilly heads up the studio’s creative development. Alongside award-winning commercials for Chipotle and Honda, he has overseen the creation of original content for […]

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis is best-known for roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. In 2011, Serkis founded The Imaginarium Studios with film producer Jonathan […]

Amy Jump

Amy Jump’s versatility as a writer is evident in her scripts for films as diverse as Kill List, A Field in England and High-Rise, all of which she has written for director (and husband) Ben Wheatley. With their most recent offering, Free Fire, the pair have developed into one of the most formidable creative partnerships in […]

Ben Wheatley

The worlds that director Ben Wheatley creates on film have been so wildly varied that his work resists classification – from one project to the next he changes his approach, style, tone, with perhaps only his dark sense of humour threading through the work. His first film, 2009’s Down Terrace, was a tense piece of gangster […]

Resh Sidhu

Resh Sidhu is one of a handful of women working at the top level of virtual reality. As well as her role as Creative Director at Framestore, where she worked on the multi-award-winning Field Trip to Mars project and Fantastic Beasts VR, Sidhu has lectured and delivered talks at institutions and events all over the […]

Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan made her name in the mid-2000s with the BBC comedy series Pulling, which she both starred in and co-wrote. More recently she has earned wide acclaim for the Channel 4 series Catastrophe (co-written with Rob Delaney) and the HBO series Divorce. She is currently in production for the comedy film Game Night, due […]

Andrew Melchior

Having started out as a classical pianist, “with a penchant for building his own computers and synthesisers”, Andrew Melchior has written, performed and produced music for himself and others and is now also renowned for his experiments in digital media, for artists including Massive Attack and Björk. Melchior acted as Technical Advisor to Björk for […]

Mike McGee

When Mike McGee and four others founded Framestore in 1986, in an office in London’s Soho, it would have been impossible to imagine what the company would become. The founders staked a punt on an untried piece of technology, which they used to draw and paint on video, frame by frame. From these humble beginnings […]

Caroline Norbury, one of creative review's creative leaders 50 2016

Caroline Norbury

Caroline Norbury is founding chief executive of Creative England, a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2011 to support and invest in creative talent and businesses in film, TV, gaming and digital media. Its main aim is to promote regional talent and create opportunities for people and companies based outside of London. Before joining Creative England, […]

Thomas Thirlwall of Copa9 one of Creative Review's Creative Leaders 50

Tom Thirlwall

In the six years since Tom Thirlwall joined Bigballs Media he has transformed the company from a commercial film production company into a new model sports media business. In 2012, Bigballs launched Copa90, a YouTube channel designed to disrupt the world of football media. Aimed at millennial fans of the beautiful game, Copa90 chose not […]

Richard Williams

Northern Ireland Screen, the government-backed agency for the film, TV, and digital content industries in Northern Ireland, is perhaps best known for Game of Thrones. The phenomenally successful HBO series has been filmed in the country from the start, utilising NIS’s Titanic Studios. Richard Williams has been CEO of NIS for well over a decade, […]

Chris Bovill and John Allison of 4Creative

Chris Bovill and John Allison

Chris Bovill and John Allison joined Channel 4’s in-house agency 4Creative in 2012 and quickly delivered the channel’s first brand campaign in its 30-year history, which proclaimed that it was ‘Born Risky’. BELOW: One of the #BornRisky promo videos The duo have been creative partners for over 15 years, spending six years apiece at TBWA […]


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