Rhys has over 15 years experience in film, television and media. His feature film have had theatrical release and worldwide distribution and he has worked with actors such as Warwick Davis (Harry Potter), Colin Baker (Dr Who), Vicky McClure ( This Is England ), Jon Campling ( Harry Potter) and Laya Lewis ( Skins ). In 2011 Rhys was contracted by BAFTA winning Sleepydog Productions as writer for their slate of productions for the North American television market. Following this he has developed several feature scripts, two of which are optioned for development.
Alongside his media work Rhys is the Creative Director of arts organisation None Of The Above. Under this banner he has developed numerous installations, artwork and photography projects with clients including The Arts Council, Creative England and Phoenix Square. These include Fireflies - an audio-visual interactive installation based upon flocking behaviour and synchronisation, and Shift - 420 bespoke holographic prints and a stereo projection created using a technique which analyzed sonic material gathered from different areas of Leicester.
In addition Rhys has two master degrees - in Computing and Creative Technologies - and also lectures in film and television at De Montfort University.
Queen Of Marketing
Natalie has over 20 years’ experience in marketing some of the world’s most recognised brands, including ITV, Pepsi, Warner Bros, British Film Institute, Sky Atlantic, BBC Worldwide, Save The Children, Mars, James Bond, Universal Studios, Macmillan Cancer Care and Sony Pictures. After criticising the Spice Girls’ merchandising deals in Marketing Week, Natalie was poached to work on the group’s Pepsi deal at renowned PR agency Freud Communications. She went on to manage primetime drama campaigns at ITV and launch both a television and production department at a leading entertainment agency.
Her marketing credits range from Coronation Street, Cold Feet, The Wolf of Wall Street tour and Spooks to Donald Trump, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The King’s Speech and the BAFTAS. Since moving to Leicester three years ago, Natalie has becoming Marketing Director for the Haymarket Theatre and has worked on numerous local clients, including Creative Leicestershire, Rob Gee, CCM Theatre, Insight Consultancy, Manic Music Productions, Lydia Towsey, Turned On Its Head, Hive Films, rethinkyourmind and Moving Inwards. She has provided lectures and workshops on marketing for DeMontfort University, LCB Depot, Lougborough University, Coventry University and Leicester Business Festival.Follow Natalies blog for Creative Leicestershire here.
From an early age, Ross has been an artist, a fantasist, and a rebel; sighting a ban by his teacher Mrs Freeman on drawing Superman at age 5, as a catalyst for his creativity to flourish. Over the years that followed, Ross pusued a passion for expressive arts; from fine art, stills photography, graphic design and theatrical performance, eventually enrolling on a film-making course that explored all aspects of the production process. From here, Ross become involved in the film community of Leicester, producing three short films of his own: including a music video for Leicester based acapella group The Simpletones.
In 2008, Ross become a studio photographer/style master with Venture Studios. During this time, he trained other photographers, pushed style and branding, and achieved qualifications in studio portrait photography. This lead to Ross being awarded an Associateship with the British Institute of Professional Photography in 2014. From then he garnered six Venture photographic awards, judged by world-renowned photographers. including the 2014 Judges' Choice Award. Since leaving Venture Studios, Ross has returned to film-making, branding and promoting short films and feature movies across the U.K. Independent film community. These include: Hive Films’ 'From Leicester to Hollywood', 'Finding Richard’, and the upcoming 'Acid Daemons'. Creativ Studios' 'Survival Instincts', and Monkey Basket’s ‘A Dozen Summers’.