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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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In 2015 we were sent an extraordinary 999 call recording by Grey London. It was the voice of 5 year old Elleemae, who called 999 because her mother was having a seizure. In doing so, she saved her mum’s life. Frederic Planchon turned that call into a film for Mumsnet https://t.co/BcgRDBlRhJ
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VIOLENCE + PIKACHU. A new one from Yung Lean by Marcus S?derlund ?????? @yungleann#MarcusSoderlund#YungLean#ViolencePikachu#Violence#Pikachu#MusicVideo DOP: Daniel Takacs Producer: Henrik Bel Gaied And Editor: Zak Arogundade academyfilms.com/portfolio/yung…
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“Gucci is constantly in transition so the brand is open to anything”: Ivar Wigan on his sci-fi fantasy interpretation. #IvarWigan#ItsNiceThat#Gucci#Wonderland#WonderlandMagazine#AcademyPhotoitsnicethat.com/articles/ivar-…
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Three Promises UK a 5G-Powered Future as an Antidote to the Nation’s Ills

Three Promises UK a 5G-Powered Future as an Antidote to the Nation’s Ills

Editors’ Choice: Wieden+Kennedy London and Ian Pons Jewell team up again in an evolution from the mobile network’s ‘Phones Are Good’ campaign

“Music Reigns Supreme Over Culture”

“Music Reigns Supreme Over Culture”

Academy’s new head of music Maurizio Von Trapp tells LBB’s Laura Swinton why music video is more relevant than ever

Academy Appoints Maurizio Von Trapp as Head of Music Division

Academy Appoints Maurizio Von Trapp as Head of Music Division

Maurizio joined Pulse Films in 2017 to be a part of its award winning music video division

Director Trey Edwards Shults Signs to Academy

Director Trey Edwards Shults Signs to Academy

Trey joins Academy for UK and European representation

Mura Masa Video Captures the Raw Emotional Intensity of Youth

Mura Masa Video Captures the Raw Emotional Intensity of Youth

Marcus S?derlund of Academy Films directed the promo for the track ‘Teenage Headache Dreams’

An Intimate Portrait of an Unlikely Indian Skateboarding Star

An Intimate Portrait of an Unlikely Indian Skateboarding Star

Academy director Sasha Rainbow tells the story of making Kamali - her Bafta-nominated short profiling one girl as she pursues her passion