Will studied Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh where he received a first class degree. His recent film credits include; American Carnage (Dir. Diego Havillis), In From the Side (Matt Carter), Biotech (Juan Biain) as well as numerous shorts and music videos. His recent theatre credits include; Kat Wood's Wasted (Baltimore Centre Stage), Fittles in the critically acclaimed Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair, iAM3.0, Algernon in an Italian Tour of Erasmus Theatre's The Importance of Being Earnest and, Constant in Marooned Theatre's The Provoked Wife. Will is also the Host of the BBC's The Grammar Gameshow. He is an experienced improviser having spent 4 years playing with the Edinburgh Fringe's longest running Improv troupe The Improverts.
Writer / Director
After graduating from Mopa, school of Visual Effects and Cinema in the south of France, Romain moved to London to work as a Director and Conceptual designer for films and commercials. He worked as a designer on projects such as Avengers Infinity War (Marvel, 2018) and Black Mirror (2018, Netflix).
In 2017, he co-directed the animated short film 'HYBRIDS', which won multiple awards including the VES Society Award 2017 (Los Angeles), the Jury Mention prize at the Annecy Animation Festival and the SITGES Best Animat Award (Spain, Oscar qualifying).
In 2019, his love for the craft and history of visual effects got him to direct his first live action film : ART OF INVISIBLE.
Nina Yndis is an experienced actress and producer. She graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland gaining a BA in Musical Theatre. Nina is of both Norwegian and Polish descent and works across borders in the UK and Scandinavia.
She has over 11 years’ experience working professionally as an Actor and Voice-over Artist. Some credits include ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Call the Midwife’, ‘Five by Five’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘X Company’. Other independent film credits include ‘Who Goes There?’, ‘Alan Isaac’, ‘Art of Invisible’ and ‘Portrait’. In Norway she has acted in numerous productions including feature films such as ‘Glassdolls’ directed by Oscar-nominated director Nils Gaup.
Nina founded Certain Light Films with her business partner Sophia Carr-Gomm and to date has produced two short films and two music videos. She is currently developing her first feature film.
Alongside acting and producing Nina works as a voice over artist on major animation series, games, radio play’s and audiobooks.
Edward is a Colombian/British actor based in London. He has appeared on stage in the West End and on Broadway as well as appearances in TV, Film and commercials. He studied Economics at University College London before studying acting at Drama Studio London.
Upon graduating from the 3-year BA Acting course at RADA in 2015, following a move to London from his native Tyrone, Caolan spent 5 months on the BBC Radio Drama Company after winning the prestigious Carleton Hobbs Award. His professional stage debut came the following year in the National Theatre’s production of The Plough and The Stars directed by Howard Davies and Jeremy Herrin. Caolan is a mutli-instrumentalist with experience in composition and arrangement, teaching, recording, and direction. He is a dialect and accent enthusiast and regularly makes use of these skills with his continued relationship with BBC Radio. His other theatre credits include the titular role in Storyhouse, Chester’s inaugural production of The Beggar’s Opera (dir. Alex Clifton), Friar Francis/Conrad in Much Ado About Nothing at the Rose Theatre (dir. Simon Dormandy) and Eamon in the UK’s debut regional production of Once at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich/The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch (dir. Peter Rowe). Most recently he could be seen on stage as Hipolito/Elton John in the West End run of Amelie at The Other Palace.
Emal is a French stand-up comedian and actor of Afghan descent.
Starting acting at 12 when he received his first camera, he has now performed in English, French and Dari for many theatre companies and acclaimed short films, altering from comedy to drama. Being part of the improv team Charm & Strange propelled him to pursue stand-up comedy. He’s performing every-week in various London venues.
Other than acting, Emal has a black belt in Taekwondo and loves latin music.
Director of Photography
Alexandre grew up in France where he studied fine arts, classical drawing, animation and photography. His passion for making films can be traced back to his days high school. He moved to London in 2011 to pursue a career in visual effects. Since then he has pursued his career in Ireland, USA, Slovenia, Estonia, on a variety of projects ranging from commercial and film. He is keen on experimenting and thrives on learning new things-- from 16mm to 360VR, whatever suits the story and the vision.
Theodora is a London based fashion stylist and costume designer, originally of Greek descent. After graduating from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a bachelor’s in economics, she moved to London to complete her foundation in fashion design at CSM, followed by a relocation to New York City where she continued her fashion studies at FIT specializing in womenswear.
Theodora has worked as a costume PA for Hollywood projects such as “John Wick 2” (Lionsgate,2017) and “Pottersville” (pottersvilleproductions, 2017). Furthermore, she has worked as a part of the main styling team of numerous fashion editorials for Elle Magazine; including names such as Robert De Niro, Helena Christensen, and Hayley Atwell.
Most recently, she collaborated with IMG models as the head stylist for fashions shoots with Iris Law and Charli Howard.
FABIO DE MADDALENA
Fabio has received a Certificate in Music Production and has experimented with many different genres, exploring electronic, hip hop and reggae before moving more predominantly into film scores. He has worked on several short films where he has shown his diverse abilities. For the award winning Penumbra he created a horror/thriller soundtrack. For Once a Warrior he uses a minimal emotive piano score to dipict the awkward yet touching relationship of two brother brought back together by their father's death. In other shorts Fabio has scored music to the style of epic cinematic, orchestral, medieval, adventure and most recently 70's blues and jazz. Fabio has also been a sound mixer on a collection of podcasts including Culture in the Craft which interviews people from minorities working within the film industry.
After graduating with a BSc in Music Technology from the University of Hertfordshire, Frankie joined Factory in 2014 as a runner and has quickly moved up the ranks to become our Head of Transfer.
His passion for music and sound stems from his avid interest in electronic music production, a talent which saw one of his compositions being used in the BAFTA winning short film' HOME'.
Aside from his daily duties, Frankie can be found regularly working on short films, his most recent efforts earning him credits as SFX-dialog editor & re-recording mixer for the feature documentary "Our Most Brilliant Friends".
Frankie continues to regularly record voice reels for HONEY and weekly podcasts.