The Crew...

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Producer / Director's Unit

Writer, Producer, Co-Director

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Suzie Irlam, the producer of the award-winning short film Echoes, is the creator and writer of Timothy. A fresh and innovative new talent in the industry, her awards include 'Outstanding Achievement' from Fuji Film and ‘Budding New Talent’ from the Branchage Jersey International Film Festival. Recently, Suzie produced the short film Echoes, distributed by the UK Film Council, Echoes has earned numerous awards around the world, screenings and nominations from professional bodies including; Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in L.A, Royal Television Society Awards, Kodak, Raindance, Time Out and others. Despite being new in the industry Suzie has already worked for several renowned companies, among them; BBC, Pepper Post, Elstree and Pinewood Film Studios. In addition to her independent work, Suzie is due to start work as a producer’s assistant on a large feature film later this year.

Assistant Producer

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Leila Steed began her career in the property sector and developed strong business and organisational skills. However, fuelled by a passion for creativity and film, she now applies that experience to filmmaking. Leila’s past experience includes media management and film production, but she also won the nationally recognised Gold Crest Award for research she undertook as part of a bursary scheme at the University of Cambridge. Currently studying at the University of London, Leila is also working on several other projects including a stage play, two short films and is also in pre-production for a drama series.

1st Assistant Director

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Maxwell Smith is a truly exceptional first assistant director, with years of experience in the industry. Working for high-profile organisations such as the BBC, BSkyB, Virgin Media, Channel 4 and Sony BMG, he has amassed incredible expertise and an impressive list of credits. Among his successes are the online interactive drama Sofias Diary, Journey To The Moon produced by Dream on Films and The Legend of Dick and Dom for the BBC, as well as numerous other films, dramas and commercials.

Line Producer

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Jake freelance produces and production-manages short-films, low budget commercials, feature-promos, features and music videos (e.g. Ndubz). Jake's latest projects include the development of two feature-films (with attached named talent and crew).


Production Staff

Production Assistant

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Mary-Ann D'Cruz has had a great deal experience in the media industry. Originally from Australia, her talent has secured her positions working on music videos, TV commercials and short films. As well as a thorough grounding in budgeting, co-ordinating photo shoots, crew hire and casting, Mary-Ann’s skills also include marketing and management. Working for companies like Williams Editing, Jasmine Photographic Studios and Uzong Films, Mary-Ann’s clients include Vogue, Marie Claire, Mario Testino, Miramax Films, Saatchi, Sony and even Kate Bush.



Production Assistant

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Jack Cornelius Knott has a great deal of hands-on industry experience from working on documentaries, short films, music videos, advertising campaigns and feature films. His previous credits include Researcher, Production Co-ordinator, Production Manager, Location Manager, and in addition he also has experience in sound. Whilst working for organisations such as the Fish Films Company, Blueprint Films, Gate Lab Films and Studio Film, Jack gained the extensive knowledge and skills in film production and IT. Jack has worked on the feature documentary
The End of the Line (Premiered at Sundance 2009) and the short film Indigo (Special Mention Berlinale 2010).

Production Assistant

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Beth Aynsley has worked for a variety of organisations including Virgin Radio and Molinare Post Production Company. Her experience spans work in the theatre and on feature and short films. In addition, Beth is an able production manager, has produced several projects herself and also has great experience as an assistant director and editor.



Production Assistant

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Tom Knight has established an impressive career. His work has earned him nominations and won awards from leading organisations such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Adapter Film Festivals, Screen WM and RTS. Tom has a wealth experience; his previous projects include Stained, Spirited and Long Standing, and clients include Clusta, Aquila TV and Pulse Films.

Production

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Nick Sidwell is an experienced independent publisher and editor whose work for Icon Book has allowed him to flourish. Nick's years of experience have provided him with extensive knowledge and expertise in digital publishing and new media. In addition, Nick is also a talented writer and over the years has contributed to various literary journals. Current projects include editing the anticipated new book The world's Greatest Idea and is also in the development of an exciting new web-based service.



Camera Department

Cinematographer

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Nigel Permane is an experienced visual effects and underwater cameraman. He began his career as an engineer with Panavision (Joe Dunton Cameras) and went on to work his way through the grades of the camera department by working on the vfx, model and underwater units of prestigious productions such as Harry Potter, James Bond, The Golden Compass (which won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects), V for Vendetta (Nominated for Ves Award Outstanding models miniatures) and Band of Brothers (Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects). Thanks to his outstanding talent, Nigelʼs career has led him to work alongside some of the UKʼs leading visual effects supervisors and cinematographers.


Motion Control Technician

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Andy Bowman is an expert in the field of Motion Control and his genius talent have secured him a place as one of the finest in the industry today. His list of credits is extensive and includes companies such as the BBC, Icon Entertainment International, Gold Productions, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox. A passion for unique and distinctive productions has led Andy to work on many outstanding projects including the television series Red Dwarf and numerous features such as Event Horizon, Lost in Space, Mel Gibsonʼs The Passion of the Christ, Tim Burtonʼs Corpse Bride, the multi-million dollar productions The Golden Compass starring Nicole Kidman and Fantastic Mr. Fox starring George Clooney and Meryl Streep.

3D Stereography Consultant

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Richard Hingley is a highly innovative and world class consultant who is equally comfortable with front end stereography as well as finishing 3D projects in a high-end 3D suite. His ability to consult and advise the complete 3D workflow gives Richard a unique view on successfully completing projects to the highest standard. An expert in his field, Richard has worked on numerous 3D projects for clients such as Sky, SFR, TV France and others all over the world, and he has recently completed the award winning 3D live coverage of the FIFA World Cup. In addition, Richard advises on 3D workflow and pipeline needed to create live broadcasts for TV and cinema chains and he is actively working on numerous 3D projects as 3D consultant, stereographer and colourist/mastering. 

3D Stereographer

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Rob Black is one of the UKʼs foremost authorities on stereoscopy and the perceptual processes behind it. By combining a thorough theoretical grounding in 3D stereoscopy with practical experience in 3D film-making, he is able to provide a truly unique insight into 3D cinematography. In addition to lecturing at the University of Liverpool and work on numerous 3D shoots, he has also been an adviser to ITV on test shoots for Countdown, Emmerdale, Jeremy Kyle and Coronation Street. Robʼs thorough grounding in stereothoptics, visual perception and stereographic equipment make him a leader in his field and an outstanding addition to the Timothy crew.


Stills Photographer

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Rod Lewis is a professional photographer with substantial experience. Shortlisted for the AA Landscape Photographer of the Year Award in 2008 and 2009, and the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2009, Rod has travelled extensively to capture the most stunning images. His work has been featured in many publications, most recently Sailing Today magazine for whom he is now the resident photographer. He has held several solo exhibitions in the past year at places such as KUBE and the Peacock Gallery in Poole, and Artplace88 in Switzerland, where he led a series of on-location workshops. He has also exhibited at the National Theatre in London. In addition to his photographic skills, Rod has recently completed a BA (Hons) in Film Production.




Animation

Lead Animator

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Daniel Thomas Gill is an incredibly talented artist who specialises in animation and illustration. Daniel has a wealth of experience and has worked for a number of distinct clients such as MTV2, Show Studio, Dogstar and 20th Century Fox. As well as taking his own projects through from concept to editing and sound design, Daniel has worked on some impressive productions. His work includes the Just Your Stuff advert for Rediff and the Hollywood feature; Fantastic Mr. Fox, for 20th Century Fox.

Animator

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Paul Smith is a uniquely talented animator whose ambition has carried him to the heights of the industry. Not only has Paul's work been featured on HD Greetings, but he has also worked on impressive animated features including Worms and the Shaun of the Sheep series. With vast knowledge of software such as Dragon, Stop Motion Pro, Animate, Maya and exceptional experience from a number of organisations such as Collision Films and Aardman Productions, Paul is an established addition to the Timothy crew.

Assistant Animator

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Drew Roper's career has flourished earning positions working for Razorfish / Epochrepublic, Light-House Media Centre and 20th Century Fox. Drew's talent has propelled him into the film industry at high speed and has seen him work on productions such as Little Stories About Big Ideas and the multi-million dollar Hollywood feature Fantastic Mr. Fox, starring Meryl Streep and George Clooney. Drew is currently working for LUKE a brand rated 60th in the top 100 brands for 2009 and runner up in Drapers' Best New Brand on The Denim Story.

Assistant Animator

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Matthew Pollock finished education with an award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Animation', and awards for ‘Best Stop Motion’ and 'Best Third Year Project’. Matthew’s experience includes working at the Calon Animation Studio, where he worked on the stop motion productions
Hannah’s helpline and Igam Ogam. Since then Matthew has worked at Green Bay Media Ltd and at Aardman, where he collaborated on Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Bread.  



Art Department

Character Designer

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Gillian Reid was selected to create the original character designs for Timothy. Trained in storyboarding, character/layout design, 2D animation and life drawing, Gillian is able to create interesting and distinct work in multifaceted detailed. In 2005 Gillian won the ʻMost Promising Animatorʼ Award at the Cinemagic Film Festival and her talent has taken her to France, USA and China, where she was responsible for creating a large number of character designs for the animated feature film Back to the Sea.

Storyboard Artist

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Kris Turvey is a freelance storyboard and concept artist based in London. Although quite new to the field (starting freelance in 2009) he has already worked on film, TV and computer game projects for clients including channel 4, Ruby Films, Shear Films, Chase Imagination UK and many others. Kris recently worked on the upcoming Wesley Snipes movie Gallow Walker.

Assistant Storyboard Artist

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Matthew Timms has had an impressive career that has taken him far and wide. He recently returned from China where he worked as a conceptual and storyboard artist, on an up and coming film at Glory n Dream Digital Studio. A graduate of the Arts Institute at Bournemouth Matthew was also invited back as tutor; sharing his knowledge of animation and of his experiences on projects such as
Like Father Like Son and Banja, with young aspiring artists. Not only is Matthew an expert animator, but his previous experience includes directing, work for Net Giant Software Co. Ltd and the feature film Back to the Sea


Concept Artist

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Thomas Long is a freelance animator, illustrator and concept artist with a flair for the fantastical. His short film was nominated at the royal society television awards for best student film. Thomas has worked as an animator at Pew 36 Animation Studios, animating on music videos and advertisements. Also working for Southampton University, animating online e-learning resources. More recently focusing his attention on illustration and concept art. Thomas is currently working on a project with Webeo Pro as a concept artist/animator for an upcoming short film The Fairy and the Fly and about to start work on a feature film Path of needles with Highly Unlikely productions. 

Artist

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Erla Maria Arnadottir is an experienced multimedia illustrator and animator with experience in film, media and merchandise. Her expertise in IT is extensive and includes Photoshop, Toonz, Lotus Notes, Monkey Jam, Flash, Maya, Illustrator and After Effects, to name just a few. Working in both 2D and 3D, Erla has used her skills to work on experimental animations, games, books and various other publishing forms. She has a depth and breadth of skills, and a unique style, that has enchanted many unique individuals; including Carla Bruni-Sarkozy whose political website features specially commissioned works by Erla. 

Animatic Artist

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Ling is an ambitious and skilled individual whose innovation and attention to detail has lead to numerous positions within the film and game industries. A highly motivated artist with enormous passion, Ling is the co-founder of the Anime, Manga and Game Society, and has worked for various organisations including, CoolTan Arts, Headstrong Games, MTV and Warner Bros. In addition to her work in teaching, Ling has also won the Royal Television Student Television Award for her animation work on Ugly Happiness in 2010.



Character Decoration / Set / Construction

Production Designer

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Ian Tomlinson is a highly trained and highly talented art director. In 2007 Ian was the production design category winner for the BBC Vision competition. Ian has worked on several prestigious productions including Marple, Poirot, Coming of Age, Torchwood and Doctor Who. In addition to being an experienced art director, storyboard artist and production designer he has worked on both short and feature films, and is able to count ITV, BBC, Strudel Productions and numerous others among his list of credits.

Art Department

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David Curtis-Ring has worked on projects for Vanity Fair, Adidas, The Sunday Telegraph, Vogue Russia  and Maxim where he assisted on a photo shoot for James Bond: Quantum of Solace . Commissions include costumes for Lady Gaga, cabaret performer Ophelia Bitz, and costume pieces have appeared in Time Out as well as a number of festivals and venues including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Duckie, Swing Space New York City and the Edinburgh Fringe. He has worked with Antidote productions on several music videos as both Art Director and Set designer and his unique and innovative designs have impressed many organisations, with companies such as The Arcola Theatre, Nickelodeon and CITV among his credits.

Set Decorator/Assistant Animators

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Sarah Davison and Sarah Duffield-Harding are a powerhouse of creative talent. Collaborating together they have had their productions exhibited all over Europe. Together they write, direct and animate their own productions using the most up-to-date technology to create poignant films such as
The Cave and Electreecity. Experts in stop motion puppet animation, their drive and ambition has led them to work on the Hollywood feature Fantastic Mr. Fox



Artist

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A unique and experienced individual; Louise Saunders has had great experience working as a production designer, storyboard artist, illustrator and an art director on numerous and varied productions. A wide skill base and a dedication to her art means that her work is always of an outstanding quality, which both inspires and astounds those around her. From commercials and short films to privately commissioned project, Louise has works to an exacting standard and has established herself as a solid professional within the industry. 



Puppet Department

Lead Model Maker

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Christopher Christou is a highly talented, skilled and ambitious artist. Years of experience and training have enabled him to build up an impressive resume; which includes the Hollywood blockbuster Quantum of Solace and the iconic organisation; Madame Tussauds. Christopher’s skills include using all kinds of media to create high quality work, ranging from paintings and sculptures to props and puppets. A truly unique and established artist; Christopher has worked for film, theatre, private clients and now Timothy.


Model Maker

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Luisa Toledo has a depth and breadth of knowledge that spans fine art practices, theatre and film. Adaptable and highly skilled, Luisa’s expertise spans a multitude of areas that range from designing to sculpting and restoration and numerous making techniques. Her creativity and talent have been recognised by those at the top of the industry and her experience includes Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Fantastic Mr Fox, among many others. 


Model Maker

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James Aubrey-Brittan has substantial industry experience incorporating advertising, theatre and film. His wide-ranging skills, which include not only design, special effects and sculpting but also carpentry and construction, have allowed him to work on diverse and interesting projects. James’s expertise has seen him work on projects of large and small scales, and his exceptional talent and attention to detail means his work is a quality of superiority.


Test Model Maker

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Simon Rowling is an experienced model maker whose talent has been recognised by those at the very top of the industry and this has seen work on films such as The Wolfman, Robin Hood, Prince of Persia and Gulliver’s Travels. Simon’s skills are vast and include sculpting, moulding, wood and metal work, and knowledge of expert machinery. His ambition and creativity has allowed him to be part of some the Uk’s most iconic shows; Cranford and Midsomer Murders are just two from a long list of credits that includes Ricky Gervais Live: Science, Victoria Wood’s Mid-Life Christmas and Leona Lewis’s ‘Avatar’ video. In addition to his skills as a model maker, Simon is also adept in Special FX, props and web design.

Model Sculpter

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Jin-Ok Lee is a talented artist who is capable of manifesting visionary ideas in a uniquely compelling way. Her training has come from impressive organisations located around the world including Korea, Australia and London. Over the years she has worked in a variety of capacities, and environments such as photography sets, artists’ studios and even a museum have added to her experience. Jin-Ok is highly skilled in modelling, sculpting, mould-making, life casting, and technical effects, which make her a splendid addition to the Timothy crew.


Costume

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Charlotte Rupp is a truly exceptional costume designer and maker who, during her time working for an established and independent designer, has expanded and perfected her craft. Highly skilled in garment remodelling, charlotte has also excelled in the fabrication of original and contemporary designs. With substantial experience behind her, including the role of wardrobe mistress for Momentum as part of Dance Unitedʼs show at the Theatre Royal, Charlotte is a knowledgeable and gifted addition to the Timothy crew.

Costume

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Amy-Jean Moore is the industry’s bright new star when it comes to costume design. Her insatiable thirst for knowledge and high skill level has resulted in her working for some of the most high-profile organisations including the Maddemarket Theatre. With vast experience in the design and realization of theatre costumes, Amy-Jean is now an established designer working for Angels costumiers on garments for upcoming blockbuster films such as Pirates of the Caribbean 4.


Sound Department

Dubbing Mixer

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Howard Bargroff is an established sound genius! Having worked for numerous high-profile companies such as the BBC, Ealing Studios, Sky, MTV, HBO, CBC, Warner Bros, New Line, Film Four, Universal, Pathe, Paramount, Miramax and 20th Century Fox Howard is among the best in the industry. Howardʼs unique abilities and talent have been recognized by phenomenal directors including James Cameron, Terry Gilliam, Roland Emmerich, Dan Reed, Mike Barker and Kenneth Branagh. Years of experience makes Howard an expert in sound and his film credits include; Titanic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Enid, High Fidelity, Chicken Run, Alien Vs Predator, Straightheads, 10,000BC and The Colour of Magic, to name just a few.

Sound Composer

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Nick Norton-Smith is an award-winning multi instrumentalist and composer who has worked on projects for major press launches, private corporations, comedies, TV networks, independent filmmakers, national daytime and primetime TV, feature film, documentary film and theatre. Nick has worked with many incredible people and is able to count Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, James Brown and Diana Ross as former colleagues. His talent has taken him all over the world from the USA to Europe and from Russia to Japan. Currently Nick is involved with several other projects including two feature films, an eight-part drama series and is also working on a potentially large advertising campaign for a major credit company.

Sound FX

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Sophie Shelton holds a BA (Hons) in Recording Arts from the SAE Institute in London, and since leaving she has become one of the busiest people in the industry. Working on stage plays, shorts, web series and feature films; her list of credits is immense and demonstrates her diverse talent. Previously Sophie has worked on projects for Magician Pictures, Brave Soldier Films, Rockwood Pictures, Creation Studios, Playground Pictures and Entertainment Motion Pictures. In addition to all this, Sophie also worked at Voiceover Soho with Sir Ian McKellen and Dominic Littlewood on recording sessions. She is currently employed at PD Sound Design as a Sound Editor, and is also collaborating on independent projects.




Editorial

VFX

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Adam Azmy is a talented visual artist and compositor, whose talent has been widely recognised and has led to work on high-profile feature films such as Australia starring Nicole Kidman and Where the Wild Things Are. In addition, Adam was also part of the ground-breaking special effects team that helped to bring James Cameronʼs epic, Avatar, to life. Adam also worked as a compositor for multi-million pound feature film Clash of the Titans. And in addition to these incredible features Adam is also bringing his talent and expertise to independent projects, and has also worked as a director and writer.



Editor

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Adam Neale has established himself as a major editing talent. He has won numerous awards from organisations such as the BBC Film Festival, ITV and Kodak. Adamʼs work is exhibited all over the world and his short drama, Open Skies, was featured as part of the Skillset Trailblazers new talent showcase in 2008. Currently working on programming for E4, Channel 4 and MTV, and has also been nominated for awards from BAFTA and Channel 4.

Editor

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Tracy Joss is an award-winning creative editor who holds numerous qualifications in editing and has, in a short time, established a career working with industry leaders in the field of editing. Working both online and offline, Tracy has put her skills to good use and worked on everything from short and corporate films to prime-time television and feature films. Her impressive list of credits includes 
The One Show, Crimewatch, This Morning 
and award winning SA feature film Beat The DrumTracy’s work for companies such as the BBC, Talkback Thames, Cactus TV, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky One has given her a wealth of experience and industry expertise. 


Graphic Designer

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Kristina Irlam is a bright new talent whose vision and creativity is already making a splash. Skilled in multi-media software and photography, her experience includes work on film shorts, adverts and work experience on projects at Creative Mouse. Kristina has gained publicity on television during the regional news in West Midlands where her new logo design for the council gained positive reviews. Kristina’s experience includes a variety of projects such as; magazine layouts, company branding, promotional literature and merchandising.


Graphic Designer

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Nic Jennings is a rising new talent in the multimedia world. A highly motivated Graphic Designer, with years of training and expertise in the field and other related areas such as photography, typography and print design. Natural ability and complete dedication to his craft means that Nic is able to work to high technical standards whilst incorporating unique styles and branding. Always looking for new challenges within the industry, Nic is constantly improving and updating his skills and is able to quickly adapt to the continually evolving multimedia industry.


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