Barnaby is an award-winning Creative Director and writer. Wale, a script that he wrote in early 2016, will be his directorial debut. However, Barnaby is no stranger to making films. For the past 5 years, he has created several promos and commercials for brands including the BBC, Nike, Lurpak and Land Rover, and worked with a wide range of talent such as Idris Elba, Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer and Kenneth Cranham. At the age of 26, he was awarded a BAFTA for his promo for the BBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Barnaby is a passionate storyteller, committed to creating socially relevant narratives with imaginative visual techniques. For his first film, he is teaming up with long-time friend and actor, Ed Speleers, who will produce the film.
See some of Barnaby's work at: gusandbarn.com
Ed has been acting on screen for both Film and Television for more than 11 years. His first professional job was 20th century Fox's 2006 fantasy adventure Eragon. In which he played the title role alongside Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Rachel Weisz. Since then Ed has had roles in Golden Globe and Emmy award winning shows such as Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall. As well as enjoying the realms of independent cinema in films such as Omer Fast's Remainder based on the Tom Mcarthy novel with Tom Sturridge and A Lonely Place to Die alongside Sean Harris and Paul Anderson. His most recent projects include Disney's Alice: Through The Looking Glass and he has just wrapped on Imaginarium's Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Its long been an ambition of Ed's to produce films that he feels are both entertaining and thought provoking. With Wale, Ed intends to fulfill that ambition.
In 2012, Catherine began working at The Imaginarium Studios, a production company and performance capture studio in London. Alongside assisting Andy Serkis on Star Wars: Force Awakens; Avengers: Age of Ultron; and numerous other projects, Catherine also worked under Jonathan Cavendish and the Executive Producers for the Andy Serkis directed film; Breathe (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), and the upcoming Warner Brothers and Netflix film Mowgli (Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch). Catherine is now beginning to produce projects both within The Imaginarium and outside the company, on projects that are both creatively engaging and visually striking. Catherine is very much looking forward to working with Barnaby, Ed, Sophie and the team on Wale.
After assisting in various roles on Decline Of An Empire (Peter O'Toole, Edward Fox), Sophie was captivated and hooked on making films and telling profound stories and has not looked back since. In 2014 Sophie took on the role of production assistant on Breaking The Bank (Kelsey Grammer, Tamsin Greig) and 3rd AD on Fear Of Water (Lily Loveless, Alexander McQueen). With an ambition of becoming a Producer she made her first short film Blood On The Road. In 2015 she joined The Imaginarium Studios based in London, headed by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish, where she has worked on a variety of projects as Imaginarium's Production Coordinator, as well as working closely with the Executive Producer, most recently working on Breathe (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy). Sophie is keen to find further projects which are captivating and multifaceted to grow and develop with. She feels Wale is the perfect opportunity to do this, a gripping and vivid story worth telling, with a talented and dedicated team attached.
Edward has spent a decade editing music videos and commercials for some of the world's biggest brands. He has cut promos for the likes of Nick Cave, Usher, U.N.K.L.E. and Ed Sheeran as well as TV spots for Adidas, Guinness and EA Games. Edward is currently expanding his storytelling craft by turning his attention to drama and documentaries. He lives in Los Angeles and works at Cartel.
Robbie has been working in film since his early teens, going on to work as a camera assistant on major studio films for seven years. He was mentored by cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos on the feature films Locke, Jack Ryan and Cinderella, working as camera operator on the latter. Following this he worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens on which he was mentored by Dan Mindel. Robbie is now working full time as a cinematographer shooting films, commercials and music videos.
Born and raised in Govanhill, Glasgow. Des Hamilton stumbled into a career in film as a Casting Director in 2001 with Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar, where he famously stopped Samantha Morton's co lead Kathleen McDermott on the street, asking her to audition for the film. Kathleen went on to win a BAFTA for best newcomer. Des Hamilton Casting have continued with great success to cast via traditional channels (theatrical agents, drama schools etc) and from the street, most notably with the casting of Thomas Turgoose for This is England. Des has worked on an eclectic mix of projects, including: Bronson, Four Lions, Antichrist,Tyrannosaur, Wuthering Heights, and Channel 4’s Top Boy, engaging with a broad range of directors such as Nicolas Winding Refn, Amanda Boyle, Shane Meadows, Gaspar Noe, Saul Dibb, Andrea Arnold, Lone Scherfig and Lars Von Trier.
Elan began her casting journey 5 years ago, assisting Des Hamilton on a plethora of projects from Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives to Lars von Trier’s two part art film Nymphomaniac. She continues to work alongside Des, sharing his appreciation for the potential in unearthing new talent; often traveling internationally to discover the best suited characters for each given brief. Recent associate credits include David Michôd's War Machinestarring Brad Pitt and Sean Ellis' Anthropoid featuring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
Luis is an award winning composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in London. In the last few years Luis has composed and produced music for commercial campaigns by directors such as Michel Gondry, Jonathan Glazer and Cary Fukunaga. As an engineer he recorded the BAFTA nominated score with Mica Levi for Under The Skin, directed by Glazer, and recently worked with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis to record All the Gold in California, which later featured in True Detective season 2. Since 2011 he has been a member of Soundtree Music, founded by Peter Raeburn.