Authentic and creative. These are the two values behind all our work. With each project we take on, we seek to find its authentic voice and then convey that using all the creative experience, talent and innovation that we have gathered and honed over the last 12 years.
Our team has extensive expertise in every stage of production; concept creation, writing, storyboarding, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, animation, motion graphics and colour-grading. We bring each and any to your project to help you powerfully articulate your message, whether it be to sell a product in a commercial, to provide a visual counterpoint to a song, or to communicate your brand or programme to your chosen audience. Whatever the project, we are used to working within budget and timescales to deliver astounding results.
Over the years, our work for corporate clients, such as Coca Cola, Jaguar Land Rover and Pearson Publishing has helped them win awards for their programmes, our music videos have had more than a quarter of a million views and our own short films have won competitions and been nominated in film festivals. To find out how we can work with you on your next video or film project, get in touch here.
Phil began making videos with his cousins at a young age. Their film 'Mission Improbable' later went on to win a short film competition and was included on the international DVD release of the movie 'Son of Rambow’. For his dissertation at University - rather than submit the usual 12,000 words - he wrote and directed a half hour short film, gaining one of the highest firsts in his year.
Phil is highly skilled in all areas of production, from working with a broad range of cameras and crews, to editing in Premiere and animating or creating motion graphics with After Effects. He has created music videos for King Charles, filmed fly on the wall documentaries with Elle MacPherson, and culture defining internal videos for Coke Europe. More recently he has directed and produced videos for Liberty London, Pirelli UK, multi-unit productions for Jaguar Land Rover, live music sessions at Sticky Studios (the home of Ed Sheeran) and co-directed a short film 'Juggler' with Tom Bell. Juggler was nominated for Best Documentary at the Norwich Film Festival, and also selected to be shown at The Big Easy International Film Festival in New Orleans.
Phil is passionate about music, and loves working with musicians to create films to compliment their tracks. He also curates our own Authentive Feastivals where we showcase emerging artists and bands, and mixes visuals live to compliment their performance.
Away from filmmaking, Phil writes and performs poetry, enjoys carpentry and likes fixing things.
Tom has over 15 years experience making videos and films in corporate, short film and documentary, using Final Cut, Adobe Premiere and After Effects. He also enjoys composing soundtracks in Logic X and Ableton 9. He is inspired by science fiction cinema and composers such as Philip Glass.
Tom Co-Directed both 'Juggler' and the music video 'Curl Up' with Phil. He also composed the soundtrack for Juggler, which signified the start of him combining his composing work with his filmmaking skills. In corporates, he has had a huge role in delivering projects like Pearson and JLR, whilst also having extensive experience in event filming, such as for Pirelli, or the live music performances at the Authentive Feastival and Sticky Studios. He is a vital part of the Authentive team.
Director of Photography. Camera Operator.
Mario is a Director of Photography and Camera Operator with seventeen years' experience in the industry. His career spans current affairs, documentaries, music videos, corporate branding as well as studio work. He loves experimenting with lights and shooting on a wide range of cameras, and is always looking for a creative angle to make stories unique.
Mario has worked with us for many years, most recently on projects for Pirelli, Pearson and Jaguar LandRover. He is very creative and thorough in his approach and always brings a high degree of professionalism to every project.
Lighting Cameraman. Drone Operator.
Andy has over 8 years experience camera operating in TV and video production. He is highly skilled with a broad range of cameras and lighting rigs, and has worked on programmes like Top Gear, The Grand Tour, and Made in Chelsea. For Authentive, Andy has filmed footage for our work with Pirelli, Pearson and also ran round London with a gymbal steadycam rig for 14 hours, filming the footage for 'Get Out There' with Phil.
Having previously worked in VFX on blockbuster films such as Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy, Jonny now works as a freelance animator and video maker. He has collaborated on several projects with Authentive lending his experience in animation, including 'A Tale of Change' which involved animating animal characters, and bringing a runner to life for a video that we did to help launch an internal programme for Commerzbank.