We are a multi-award-winning production company with two core values behind all our filmmaking: authenticity and creativity. With each project we take on, we seek to find its authentic voice and then convey that using all the imagination, skill and experience that we have honed over the last 15 years. 

Our team has extensive expertise in every stage of production; concept creation, writing, storyboarding, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, animation, motion graphics, soundtrack composition and colour-grading. We bring each and any to every project, whether it be to tell a story in a narrative film or series, to sell a product in a commercial or to provide a visual counterpoint to a song or track. Whatever the project, we are used to working within budget and timescales to deliver astounding results. 

Over the years, our own narrative short films have received the highest awards in multiple categories at film festivals around the world, our work for corporate clients has helped them win awards for their programmes, our fashion films have been used across stores and online in campaigns, and our music videos have had hundreds of thousands of views.

To find out how we can work with you on your next video or film project, whatever the scope, get in touch here.

Phil Dunn

Director. Producer. Screenwriter.

Phil is a multi-award-winning Director, Producer and Screenwriter. His short film "Box Office Smash" (2018) won 14 awards and numerous nominations in Film Festivals around the world, including LA, New York and London. His latest short "About" (2020), co-written with Theodore Brun, is currently on its festival run and has already gained 12 awards and 9 nominations so far. 

Phil began making films with his cousins at a young age. Their first effort "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 writing and concept creation, to working with a broad range of cameras and crews, and through to editing in Premiere and animating or compositing with After Effects. In recent years he has used those skills to create videos for Pirelli, ICICLE and Liberty London, multi-unit productions for Jaguar Land Rover, capture music sessions at Abbey Road and Sticky Studios (the home of Ed Sheeran) and to tell stories through his own short films.

Away from filmmaking, Phil writes and performs poetry, enjoys surfing and carpentry, and likes fixing things.

Photo Credit: Dee Ramadan

Gabrielle Oliver


Gabrielle is a freelance Producer and Project Manager with over 17 years experience working in television and film production. She started her career in broadcast television, working on a variety of factual and entertainment programmes for BBC, Channel 4 and SKY. 

Using her excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as being able to problem solve and multi-task (a must in production!), she moved into film production where she has gone on to produce more than 30 films for a broad range of clients. In the corporate sector they include Mars, Octopus Investments, Boden and Naked Wines. She has also worked on numerous campaign films for the charity sector for clients including, Mental Health Foundation, AgeUK and Childnet. For Authentive, she has worked on projects for Pirelli, Lane4, Schroders, NFUM and Primark, amongst others.  

Gabrielle is passionate about helping organisations and individuals find and express their authentic voice, and loves collaborating with Phil, Tom and our camera crews, to produce creative and impactful films.

Thomas Bell

Senior Editor. Composer.

Tom is a highly experienced editor and mullti-award-winning composer, who has over 15 years experience making videos and films in corporate, short film and documentary, using Final Cut, Adobe Premiere and After Effects. He enjoys composing soundtracks in Logic X and Ableton 9. His main inspirations are science fiction cinema and composers such as Philip Glass.

Tom Co-Directed both 'Juggler' (2016), which won a Platinum award for Best Documentary Short at a Royal Wolf Film Awards in LA, 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 (hear more of his work here). More recently, his work on the soundtrack for "Box Office Smash" won the top award (Platinum) for Best Original Music Score at the Pinnacle Film Awards in LA, amongst other awards in USA, Austrailia, and multiple nominations.

In corporates, he has had a huge role in delivering projects like Pearson and Jaguar Land Rover, 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. 

Mario Genovese

Director of Photography. Camera Operator. 

Mario is a multi-award-winning 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 won Best Cinematography (Platinum) for his work on "Box Office Smash" at the Royal Wolf Film Awards in LA, and also was DOP on our latest short "About", for which he has already received 2 awards for cinematography at Festivals in Italy and LA. 

Mario has worked with us for many years, including on projects for Pirelli, Pearson, Virgin Money and Jaguar LandRover. He is very creative and thorough in his approach and always brings a high degree of professionalism to every project.

Andy Smith

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.  

Tyler Freeman Smith

Director Of Photography. Camera Operator.

Tyler has worked with Authentive as Director of Photography and Camera Operator on a number of projects, including the recent fashion shoot for ICICLE in Alicante, and for The Elements at Abbey Road Studios.

His own work covers the breadth of documentary, from features and TV broadcast, to short-form branded content and social. Tyler is known for his empathetic approach to contributors, open communication with collaborators, compelling visuals and narrative understanding. He is often producing and directing documentary in the field, and shooting stylised sequences and verité. More and more he finds himself working with feature filmmakers as a story consultant, with projects in development in New York, Warsaw, Australia and the UK.

Tyler’s formal training is as an environmental scientist, and he is a current fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is currently in late-development on his first feature length documentary, a documentary-fantasy about bears set in Slovenia.