• Andrew Hardaway

    Andrew Hardaway received a 5-year professional degree in architecture from the prestigious Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. While in school, he worked as a live-action art director and began teaching himself computer animation. After four-years as a digital artist at Industrial Light and Magic working on everything from Star Wars to Men in Black, Andrew returned to Los Angeles as a feature effects supervisor and 2nd unit feature director. While working with David Fincher, John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, and Mike Nichols, Andrew wrote and directed a series of effects-oriented spots that go well beyond the typical hurdles of photorealism and integration; the spots tell stories that simply would not exist without the use of digital effects.

    It didn’t take him long to pick up a shortlist at Cannes in Boards Magazine’s Best New Director Review and inclusion into Shoot Magazine’s New Director Showcase at the Clios. His “Moving Cities” for VW took home a Gold Medal in Execution from the Art Director’s Club, and his spots have been highlighted in Luerzers Archive, Shoot Magazine, ‘Boards, Adweek, and many other international creative reviews.

    Andrew is known internationally for crafting stories with unusually strong and memorable images, where performance, visual texture, precision-framed action, and art direction merge to create a spectacularly dimensional commercial experience. His careful and prudent use of light, tone, and composition speak of a true appreciation of cinema and the importance of creative concept and intention.

    In a world where anything is possible in post, Andrews live-action and world-class effects experience allow him to supervise every aspect of the job and effectively communicate with every member of the shooting, post, and agency production team in a simple and clear manner. His experience in the subtleties of conceptual storytelling and highly technical post effects make him a real asset to many types of production challenges.

  • Brad Hogarth

    Brad defies the typical labels we put on directors. His reel covers some of the most diverse and hotly contested categories a director can aspire to: cars, kids, 3D, storytelling, visual, cinematographic, emotional, and even beauty. His approach to any script is simple; there is always a story to tell and a unique way to tell it.

    To Brad every script is an opportunity.

  • Robert Payton

    Robert Payton has been working in the Film & Television industry for 25 years. Following 2 years at film school, he worked as a lighting cameraman, and latterly a director on the staff of the BBC Film Studios in Ealing, London. There his credits included films for documentary, Music, Drama, and Light Entertainment programmes.

    Since leaving the BBC, he has worked both as a director and director of photography, concentrating on commercials, and travel / documentary areas. His programme credits for British television include: Great Journeys, , Arena, Great Railway Journeys, Global Sunrise, Under the Sun, Forty Minutes, and Network First. In the USA his work has been screened on PBS, A&E, NBC, Fox, Discovery, Biography Channel, The History Channel, & BBC USA.

    He has shot several hundred commercials for UK, Europe, and US Markets His open and unflappable temperament make him the perfect choice when filming with high profile celebrities, or challenging environments. He has a proven track record in this area and has worked with celebrities as varied as Mel Gibson, Roseanne Barr, George Clooney and David Beckham.

    Robert has been involved in numerous award winning advertising campaigns for blue chip companies like Volkswagen, Sainsburys, ASDA [Wal-Mart] McDonalds, British Telecom and General Motors. He was a finalist for the Cinematography award from the BTAA, and winner of The Creative Circle pencil for cinematography and an anti domestic violence campaign. His Documentary on Mel Gibson won the Best Documentary Award at the New York Film and Television Festival. He also has a growing reputation for food and tabletop cinematography using the latest digital formats including Phantom HD, Arri D21, Alexa, Canon 5D and RED One. He joins the short list of filmmakers approved to work with Nestle, Kraft Foods, Mc Donalds, Premier Foods and Cereal Partners. He is equally comfortable shooting on Film or Digital and has shot in over 50 countries worldwide.

    Rob has a passion for all things culinary, and manages to maintain a UK and FAA pilots licence. Dividing his time between South Africa & the UK he maintains a client base both domestically and internationally.