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www.academyfilms.com

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Academy Films Ltd
16 West Central Street
London
WC1A 1JJ

About

Academy is a production home for creative talent. Art, music, film, photography and advertising runs in our blood, and creativity is at the heart of everything we do.

We have spent 35 years developing film making talent, picking up awards across all platforms and working with some of the biggest brands, most exciting artists and brightest creative minds in the world.  In a constantly evolving industry, we are as comfortable working directly with broadcasters, marketers and brands as with traditional advertising agencies, and understand the need to make our output as effective as it is engaging.

Founded in 1985 by Lizie Gower, Academy’s guiding philosophy has always been to nurture and develop emerging young talent and this approach has led to our unrivalled reputation for launching stars of the future. Directors Jonathan Glazer, Martin De Thurah, Seb Edwards, Frederic Planchon, Si & Ad and Us all signed to Academy at the beginning of their careers and continue to shoot ground breaking and award winning work.

In 1999 Academy produced what is widely regarded as the best commercial ever made – ‘Surfer’ for Guinness. The film won two D&AD Black Pencils and ‘Commercial of the Year’ at almost every award show. The Times voted ‘Surfer’ as The Most Iconic Ad of all time and the film continues to top ad polls inside and outside the industry.

In 2014 and 2016 Academy was named Production Company of the Year by Campaign Magazine.  In 2019 we launched our photography department, and were awarded D&AD Production Company of the Year. 

We have produced some of the best loved music videos of all time including ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ and ‘Virtual Insanity’, as well as films for the Beyonce, James Blake, David Bowie, Jay-Z, Madonna, Massive Attack, Frank Ocean, The Prodigy, Radiohead, Kanye West, Jack White and many others.

With feature films, TV and art projects in development, Academy continues to pursue the most challenging and rewarding creative opportunities for our roster of world renowned directors and photographers.

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On Another Level’, aptly titled as Henry Scholfield takes us on a Blockbuster trip through the decades via tie dyes, tank tops and Tamagotchis. Produced by Reset for Doritos. https://t.co/qJ6IQlzHhQ
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High Five: UK

High Five: UK

Diarmid Harrison-Murray, director and creative director at Untold Studios, chooses five totally separate projects that all managed to make lasting impressions

High Five: Christmas Special

High Five: Christmas Special

Associate creative directors at VMLY&R, Christopher Joyce and Perle Arteta, round up 2021's best festive ads in celebration of the holiday season

Behind the Work: Vodafone Ireland’s Christmas Tale of Love

Behind the Work: Vodafone Ireland’s Christmas Tale of Love

Academy Film’s directing duo, US - Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor - talk about avoiding ‘tourist heaven’ and authentically capturing Ireland, writes LBB’s Nisna Mahtani

Farmer Pines for His Old Neighbour in Christmas Love Story from Vodafone Ireland

Farmer Pines for His Old Neighbour in Christmas Love Story from Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone Ireland dials up contemporary Irish experience in festive love story by Grey London

Goldstein Brings a Festive Twist to Queen Classic for Tesco’s Christmas Ad

Goldstein Brings a Festive Twist to Queen Classic for Tesco’s Christmas Ad

Goldstein augmented the classic recording mixing sleigh bells, brass, strings and lively piano for the energetic spot

Work of the Week: 12/11/21

Work of the Week: 12/11/21

A Christmas Carol featuring Aldi's Kevin the Carrot is hitting all the right festive notes, writes LBB’s Alex Reeves