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Academy Films Ltd
16 West Central Street
London
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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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But when out on the water, Doug’s biggest challenge is not the turbulent swell or blistering winds; it’s something he has lived with his whole life.
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#ALifeInterrupted, a film by Luke Davies Doug lives in Thurso, a sleepy town on the Northern tip of Scotland. His calling in life came in the shape of an 8-foot piece of fiberglass – his surfboard. Despite the -0 conditions, he rides the wild North Atlantic waves every day. https://t.co/cGSZCdb9cF
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Luke Davies Humorously Captures a Life Interrupted for Epilepsy Research UK

Luke Davies Humorously Captures a Life Interrupted for Epilepsy Research UK

Academy Films produced the film written and directed by Luke

Henry Scholfield Joins Academy

Henry Scholfield Joins Academy

Vossi Bop director signs for UK and Amsterdam representation

Surprising Stories from the Older Generation Smash Stereotypes in Cadbury Dairy Milk Ad

Surprising Stories from the Older Generation Smash Stereotypes in Cadbury Dairy Milk Ad

Working alongside VCCP, the chocolate brand tackles loneliness by motivating the UK to donate their words and have a meaningful conversation with an older person

EDF Showcases Nuclear and Renewable Credentials in Debut Campaign from Havas

EDF Showcases Nuclear and Renewable Credentials in Debut Campaign from Havas

‘Busy Doing Nothing’ is the first work since EDF consolidated its UK brand creative and media accounts into Havas’s King’s Cross Village in April

Director Remi Laudat Joins Academy Films

Director Remi Laudat Joins Academy Films

Remi joins having just directed his first work for Academy, Stefflon Don’s latest video ‘Move’

Jonathan Glazer Explores the Involuntary Mania of 'Strasbourg 1518' in Powerful Film

Jonathan Glazer Explores the Involuntary Mania of 'Strasbourg 1518' in Powerful Film

Produced by Academy Films for BBC Films and BBC Arts, the film was devised and directed by Jonathan Glazer with music by Mica Levi