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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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The latest spot from Billy Boyd Cape for @VW , 'Sheets' 🚙 🚙 🚙 💨 DIRECTOR Billy Boyd Cape @boydcape EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Medb Riordan PRODUCER Juliette Harris AGENCY ADAM&EVE DDB @aandeddb full credits on IG... https://t.co/j7vmXG1hsh
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Jordan Hemingway directs a mesmerising visual film for Wolf Alice's new album Blue Weekend. @wolfalicemusic A night out in London - we’ve all had one of those. Trying to work through heartbreak and friendships made and lost... promonews.tv/videos/2021/06…https://t.co/oKKHgAR31J
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Are you looking to start a career in the film industry? Are you unsure where to start? Well, we are here to help. Academy Films have teamed up with Holiday Club to bring you an event that will do just that. Click the link for more info academyfilms.com/blog/break-int…#opendayhttps://t.co/j33IuVHmV7
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Frédéric Planchon's latest - 'Bus' 🚌 for @CadburyUK through VCCP. 🍫 Creative Agency: VCCP @VCCP CCO: Darren Bailes CD: Chris Birch, Jonny Parker Creative: Joe Lovett, Jack Snell AP: Carly Parris Film Production: Academy Films Director: Frédéric Planchon https://t.co/DhvAzcgrl5
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All Volkswagen’s Competitors are Covered in Cleaner Driving Campaign

All Volkswagen’s Competitors are Covered in Cleaner Driving Campaign

adam&eveDDB campaign highlights the car brand delivering free charging points at 400 locations nationwide

High Five: Australia

High Five: Australia

Executive creative director at The General Store, Chris Scott, shares five projects that carry a little something extra...

Engine's Powerful Film Depicts Daily Struggles of Dementia for Alzheimer's Action Week

Engine's Powerful Film Depicts Daily Struggles of Dementia for Alzheimer's Action Week

Campaign 'Cure the Care System' from Academy director Novemba calls on the government to support the 850,000 people living with dementia and their families in the UK

Darapen Vongsa-Nga Joins Academy as Head of Emerging Talent

Darapen Vongsa-Nga Joins Academy as Head of Emerging Talent

Darapen hire aims to promote the rising stars on the company’s roster

Work of the Week: 30/04/21

Work of the Week: 30/04/21

Unilever's revolutionary inclusive deodorant design for people with limited arm mobilities is a standout project of the week, writes Addison Capper

Runyararo Mapfumo Signs to Academy

Runyararo Mapfumo Signs to Academy

The writer and director joins for global representation