We are experts at finding and telling great stories which reflect brand values and associations, drive engagement and grow customers
The Village provides the creative and technical talent to make compelling brand-focused films; stories that resonate with an audience; stories that are people-driven, passionate and fundamentally authentic.
Our founders have over 30 years experience producing and directing television for the UK and American TV industries. They have spent their careers travelling the globe finding interesting people, building relationships and capturing exhilarating, heartwarming and emotional moments on camera.
Jonny - Co-founder
Jonny has produced and directed shows for BBC, ITV, C4, Sky One & Discovery. Specialising in sensitive-access documentaries he has spent time filming in some of the world’s toughest environments; be it sharing a trawler with fishermen in the Atlantic, shadowing doctors in the emergency department of an inner city hospital, or joining RAF Paratroopers on a Hercules as they jump to earn their wings, he knows what it takes to find and tell a great story. Jonny is also a professional photographer and experienced DOP.
James - Co-founder
James is a Producer and Director of multi award-winning films and documentaries for major broadcasters around the world including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Quest, TLC, MTV. He has extensive foreign filming experience in places as diverse as Brazil, Colombia, India, Russia, China, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, and all across Europe and the USA. James is also a Civil Aviation Authority licensed aerial drone operator. He’s won two British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) for his work in documentary and factual television and is a full BAFTA voting member.
Jon - Assistant Producer
Jon cut his teeth on a number of primetime entertainment and factual programmes before becoming involved in specialised programming. He has produced shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and UKTV. Since joining The Village, Jon’s been telling client’s stories from development through to filming and post production. He is an adaptable member of the team, skilled in shooting stills and video as well as spotting and capturing complex and beautiful timelapses.
Natasha - Production Manager
Natasha is experienced in creating budgets and running schedules on projects both locally and worldwide. She’s especially adept at organising complex shoots in locations as diverse from off-shore wind farms and oil rigs off the coast of Thailand through to Victoria Secret’s shows in Shanghai. Natasha understands the huge complexities and sensitivities required to prepare and lead teams and clients throughout the filming process.
George - Production Coordinator
George has worked across drama documentary, film and video production in both a studio setting and on location worldwide. With an aptitude for creative solutions and incredibly detailed itineraries, her skills ensure a seamless running throughout all stage of production. Proactive and succinct, George ensures our workflow is streamlined and efficient.
Jane - Producer & Director
We build our teams around the projects, not the other way round. The makeup of the team is crucial. It’s the difference between good and great. At The Village we understand that a deeply personal passion piece needs a different set of skills from, say, a vast-scale multicam stunt. And so The Village is home to a range of talents, from directors of photography and sound-people to graphic designers and editors, each with many years experience in their specialist fields. It means we cherry pick our teams specifically for each project, and purely based on the needs of the video.