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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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‘Permission’ by Tama Gucci. Shot by Jordan Hemingway. STARRING:Kristian Felix Daniel Grant https://t.co/I3SRBCOcWR
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Frontline19 ‘One Crisis Has Caused Another’. Novemba captures the trauma our frontline workers face in this harrowing film. https://t.co/z27BVjz0Ux
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The sea is calling 🚢⚓️‼️ Si&Ad direct ‘To The Sea’ for P&O through Publicis.Poke https://t.co/zFb91lac2F
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Burberry 'Hero' directed by Jonathan Glazer, for @burberry. Featuring #AdamDriver#BurberryHero#Burberry#BurberryBeautyhttps://t.co/MRRc4iGTAv
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Asda Jumps into Autumn with Joyful Ode to In Store Supermarket Experiences

Asda Jumps into Autumn with Joyful Ode to In Store Supermarket Experiences

The ‘Jump into Autumn’ campaign from Havas London also introduces a new brand platform – Get the Asda Price Feeling – and reinvents the retailer’s iconic ‘Pocket Tap’

The Sea is Calling as P&O Ferries Gets Ready for Post Pandemic Travel

The Sea is Calling as P&O Ferries Gets Ready for Post Pandemic Travel

Campaign from Publicis•Poke welcomes ferry travellers back on board

Work of the Week: 09/07/21

Work of the Week: 09/07/21

Art as advertising piques Addison Capper's interest as he rounds up the week's best campaigns

The National Lottery Kicks off a Summer of Sport to Celebrate Team GB and Paralympics GB Athletes

The National Lottery Kicks off a Summer of Sport to Celebrate Team GB and Paralympics GB Athletes

Star studded campaign from adam&eveDDB reminds lottery players that ‘When you play a little, you help our athletes a lot’

Behind the Work: Bringing ŠKODA’s Robot Brothers To Life

Behind the Work: Bringing ŠKODA’s Robot Brothers To Life

Designing humanoids and exploring duality with Academy Films, Fallon London, Jungle Studios and Freefolk

McDonald's Gets the Giggles in Laughter Filled Spot

McDonald's Gets the Giggles in Laughter Filled Spot

McDonald’s launches new brand platform in latest campaign from Leo Burnett