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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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Jonathan Glazer Explores the Involuntary Mania of 'Strasbourg 1518' in Powerful Film

Jonathan Glazer Explores the Involuntary Mania of 'Strasbourg 1518' in Powerful Film

Produced by Academy Films for BBC Films and BBC Arts, the film was devised and directed by Jonathan Glazer with music by Mica Levi

A Lesson in the Value of Perspective from Belgian-Congolese Artist and Director Baloji

A Lesson in the Value of Perspective from Belgian-Congolese Artist and Director Baloji

The musician / filmmaker and Academy Films head of music Maurizio Von Trapp explain to LBB’s Alex Reeves why the world needs to be depicted through more eyes like Baloji’s

Academy Signs Director and Musician Baloji?

Academy Signs Director and Musician Baloji?

Baloji began his directional career making videos set to his own msuic

Savanah Leaf Shines a Light on Plight of Prisoners During Covid-19

Savanah Leaf Shines a Light on Plight of Prisoners During Covid-19

Textural animation draws together the experience of people in the US prison system with #WeMatterToo

Intimacy, Trust and Technology: How Are Commercial Directors Getting to Grips with Remote Shooting?

Intimacy, Trust and Technology: How Are Commercial Directors Getting to Grips with Remote Shooting?

Since the pandemic began, directors around the world have been helming projects through video links. James Rouse, Calum Macdiarmid, Marcus Soderlund and more tell Alex Reeves how it’s changing the way they work for good

An “Absolute Beast” of a Production to Dream Up Britain’s 5G Future

An “Absolute Beast” of a Production to Dream Up Britain’s 5G Future

Director Ian Pons Jewell and VFX experts from The Mill on the vast amounts of craft that went into Three’s positive vision of ‘Real 5G’ in the UK