Who We Are

James Gucciardo,
Director of Photography

An internationally acclaimed Cinematographer, Jim has shot several feature films, hundreds of TV commercials and music videos as well as episodic TV shows.

Jim was literally our first choice, after the screening of dozens of top directors and cinematographers, for the job of helming the camera for this uniquely demanding shoot. Once you've read our script and gotten a feel for how the music flows throughout, you'll understand why we were elated to have him join us when we saw these terrific examples of his work in particular:

Feature Films

Barney Broom,
Co-Founder & Associate Producer

Barney is a freelance writer/director who has been with us from the beginning, and was instrumental in dissecting and assimilating the project budget, as well as injecting a terrific sense of encouragement into the soundness of our vision from its infancy. Barney has made over 350 films and videos - mainly in the business sector but also pop promo's, commercials, and cinema shorts. He is a Member of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts and Member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

He has over 20 years of experience directing a very diverse variety of projects from pop promo’s for The Cult, Barry Gibb, etc. – plus educational films for the services and numerous corporate commercials. You will find a more thorough breakdown of his experience online, where you can peruse his resume here.

Adam Franklin,
Senior Motion Graphics Designer

Adam Franklin is a Senior Motion Graphic Artist based in Hollywood, CA. He has worked with top industry clients such as Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, ESPN, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Fox Searchlight Pictures, Sony Screen Gems, Paramount Pictures, Starbucks, The Speed Channel, Fuse TV, and Renart Films.

Adam has a unique angle towards Creative Marketing for Motion Graphics and New Media. His formal training in 3D animation along with his traditional design-sense has helped create his fresh approach to the industry.

Philip de Souza,
Founding Writer, Producer, & Artistic Director

"Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine." ~ Oscar Wilde, 'The Soul of a Man Under Socialism'

From a family of journalists-turned-producers, and raised in northern Virginia, Philip spent a total of eight years in the formal study of English and the arts, first with Drama & Theatre Arts at University of London (Goldsmiths), followed by formal actor training at Drama Centre, London, from where he then landed a role as an Australian doctor, opposite Nigel Hawthorne, in the award winning mini series from the UK, 'The Fragile Heart'. Since then he's had the honor of being involved in several commercial and theatrical productions, most recently as a New Zealand doctor, opposite Fionnula Flanagan, in Brazil's Oscars 2017 Best Foreign Film-nominated production, Pequeno Segredo.

Dividing his time between his craft and his work, as both Head of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and systems/network/database administrator for an IT consultancy firm based in Los Angeles (recently acquired by Accenture) (remotely, part-time), as well as (full time) Central Information Architect for the official stock exchange of Germany & the EU, Deutsche Börse Group; formerly in their Regulatory Reporting Hub's OTC Trading Unit, where he was team-lead for the FCA's certification of the exchange in a post Brexit scenario. Philip also deployed, maintains, and oversees the new SVRN project for Sleeping Natives, along with production assembly oversight, as "Chief Volunteer", for the organization's numerous technical and educational projects.

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