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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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Watch in Full: academyfilms.com/portfolio/alex…#McQueenFirstLight, Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection film #McQueenFirstLight, a film directed by #JonathanGlazer introducing the Spring/Summer 2021 collection. #JonathanGlazer#McQueenSS21https://t.co/JJ0EC2NCVI
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Not to cause any panic but Christmas is right around the corner... albeit an unusual 2020 edition. So to get us in the spirit we are having a fond look back at a simpler time with Si&Ad's 2012 Morrisons spot 🎄✨ #Christmas#Christmas2020#ChristmasIsCominghttps://t.co/Nqf2kMbzrA
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These brothers have nothing but a guitar, a #Santa hat and a pocket full of festive #cheer. Billy Boyd Cape directs Co-Op 'Round Are Way' for Lucky Generals 🎅🏻🎄 #christmas#CoOpUK#heartwarming#festiveseason@coopukhttps://t.co/V1Y8M9Kabb
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Jonathan Glazer Sheds Dreamy First Light on Alexander McQueen S/S 21 Collection

Jonathan Glazer Sheds Dreamy First Light on Alexander McQueen S/S 21 Collection

Academy Films and McQueen creative director Sarah Burton capture the beating heart of London for the showcase

High Five UK: December 2020

High Five UK: December 2020

Kode Media’s Dan Mallerman select five favourite films from a strong month of British campaigns, in association with the APA

Co-op's 'Round Are Way' Rendition Celebrates Community Spirit This Christmas

Co-op's 'Round Are Way' Rendition Celebrates Community Spirit This Christmas

Lucky Generals and Billy Boyd Cape's heart warming spot follows two brothers who spread festive cheer into the community

Sports Direct Crowns Everyday Legends in High-Energy Christmas Ad by Henry Scholfield

Sports Direct Crowns Everyday Legends in High-Energy Christmas Ad by Henry Scholfield

Sports Direct launches its first Christmas ad with MOX and Academy celebrating everyday legends

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