Ch00 Overview

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The AND Team…

The AND team is based in Northampton but you’ll find stamps in our passports from dozens of countries. We’re regularly commissioned for international filming projects as well as the UK – meaning we spend as much time on the road and in the air as we do at our base in Northampton.

The AND team is small but mighty. We include several highly skilled production professionals, with a combined experience of years and years in the broadcast and corporate industry.  We are friendly, passionate and committed. We make the entire process seamless, simple, and most importantly – fun!

From script to screen, we are experts in organising and implementing complex and difficult shoots both at home in the UK and overseas. Whether you have no idea where to start and need help with a concept, messaging and audience, or have a tight brief locked down, we are great at creating amazing films on time – and to budget.

Ch00 Overview

AND People

Heather

Director/Producer

Heather

Director/Producer

Career summary

Started of in digital marketing, and design, working in two small to medium sized agencies. Loved it, but always wanted to go into the filming side of digital marketing, once video marketing became huge I took the plunge 10 years ago to set up on my own, specializing purely in video production and supporting marketing campaigns.

I literally freaking love my job, and the challenges it brings (try organizing permission to film licensed drones at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai… Wowsers). Every day is different, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.. It helps working with an AMAZING crew, most of which have worked with me since the beginning!

Kit love

My beautiful new iMac Pro…. Editing is simply a joy!

Main interests

Films, and learning every little bit about how they made them, and all the trivia that goes with them! Especially horror movies and sci fi!

My wonderful rottweilers Benji and Millie and going for mammoth walks and trekking off for the weekend in our campervan!

Happiest when

Sitting in a pub garden, post long and adventurous walk, with my husband opposite, and my dogs lying upside down flat out snoring next to me.

Workwise – when we land in some new amazing country and start exploring areas to film, travelling is my passion, especially with my crew!

Jo

Finance Manager

Jo

Finance Manager

Career summary

Have worked with Heather since day one, assisting set up of the business. Accounts background, dare I say it, for over 12 years!

Kit love

LOVE Googlesheets 😉

Main interests

Family fun & I'm getting in to reading now! Oh & love a good crime drama

Happiest when

Walking along one of the Bournemouth beaches with my husband, three children & my pooch Milo ☺

Alicia

Production Assistant

Alicia

Production Assistant

Career summary

I enjoy the different challenges that come my way particularly anything thing to do with organisation and logistics.
I have been on some amazing shoots with Heather and the team and my favourite so far was a recycling factory, I found it fascinating.

Kit love

My favourite bits of kit are my phone, pen, paper and the trusty strawberry filter.

Main interests

My main interests are communication and social welfare.
I have a British Sign Langue level 2 and enjoy supporting people in understanding what’s going on around them. I also thrive on enabling people to achieve a better standard of living.

Happiest when

I am happiest when I’m in the pub garden on a Sunny day with a cold one and some banging tunes.

Sarah

DOP/Lighting/OB Camerawoman

Sarah

DOP/Lighting/OB Camerawoman

Career summary

Broadcasting worldwide as DOP/Lighting Camerawoman since 1995. Prior to that - Art school followed by 4 years assisting: clapper loader/focus puller, art dept on feature films, shorts, promos, docs etc.

Career Highlight

Filming in all weathers, all terrains from the tree canopies of the Mexican jungle to helicopter filming over the spectacular city of Rio. Having the great privilege of filming musical heroes and the Olympics twice for the BBC. 10 years spent filming promos for top travel company Tui. Experiencing China for the first time filming with our Heather at AND! Champions League final in 3D - amazing atmosphere and new technology. Michael Schumacher's private Barcelona party, William and Kate's wedding, Jimmy Cliff's private concert.

Kit love

Canon HJ14 wide lens - always amazes clients by how wide it is. My lovely portable tracking Wally Dolly. Releasable cable ties and white camera tape - just ask Heather!

Main interests

Observational Camerawoman, capturing moments filming beautiful things and places or finding the beauty in the mundane - makes it more of a challenge. I love extremes - from filming the natural beauty of birds flying at sunset to the mechanisation and abstract symmetry of machines in motion. Plus filming people at the top of their game: engineers, scientists, musicians etc.

Happiest when

(Apart from filming which I love...)
I am with the people I love, walking my neighbours dog, listening to new bands with my partner, luckily we have exactly the same taste. Teaching myself the saxophone, reading New Scientist magazine but only understanding 1%

Alex

Cameraman

Alex

Cameraman

Career summary

Soooooo I started with photographing gigs and festivals and then moved into music videos. Worked with Nike on several commercial shoots, as well as coverage of Boardmasters, Glastonbury Festival and many others.

Career Highlight

Has got to be touring with Jeff Lynne’s ELO and working with AND 😉

Kit love

Camera: Arri Amira
Lenses: Canon K35’s (They shot the 1986 Alien film on them)

Main interests

Good music and geeking over new camera kit

Happiest when

Hanging out with my little dude, Oscar.

Paul

Sound Recordist

Paul Fairey

Sound Recordist

Career summary

I’ve been involved with sound for most of my working life. From being in various bands, I took to the studio and worked as a songwriter and library music writer scoring music for hit shows like, Oprah Winfrey, Undercover Boss, Catfish, Rue Paul’s Drag Race, and all the “Kardashian” shows. I then started making radio ads and then doing the location recording for a series of TV ads for The Money Shop. This lead to more commercial work I ended up being a full time location Sound Recordist.

I’ve since worked on Gardeners World BBC, Lost Souls Sky TV, Loose Women ITV and many TV commercials like, Calgon, Fosters Lager, Pataks Curry and Vodafone and many more.
I’ve also worked on Feature Films and recently was the Sound Recordist for an Australian period drama ‘The First Detectives’.

I love working with Heather and the team at AND Productions. Our shoots are fun, fast paced and friendly! We get to meet great people at some great locations worldwide.

Kit love

Hmmmmmmmm….. If I was being serious I would have to say my new microphone a rather luscious Sennheiser MKH40……
If I was being honest I would have to say my secret stash of Mini Cheddars!!

Main interests

I’m a big family person. Music is a huge part of my life; I’m a guitarist and try to play every day if I can. I’m also a cyclist and love losing myself for miles and miles of quiet country lanes which recharges my batteries. Not my sound kit batteries obviously).

Happiest when

I am happiest when I’m…….. Snacking!!

Gary

Motion Graphics / Camera Assistant

Gary

Motion Graphics / Photographer / Camera Assistant

Career summary

I've been working in the creative industry for over 30 years since leaving college at 18. Having worked for various design agencies i worked my way from junior through to lead creative before finally ‘going it alone’ and working freelance now for many many years. My career began in print design before moving with the times into digital media and now mostly motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. My day to day work now involves creating opening titles, animated graphics and retouching work for AND productions film projects.

Being into all things creative I also enjoy photography and filming so I’ve been lucky enough to travel sometimes as part of the AND crew which is fantastic - hard work but always great fun as well! The day can be so varied, from driving the crew bus, helping out with the kit set-up and operating the 2nd camera through to lending a hand on an edit and adding titles before outputting a film to get it live on a clients website - never a dull moment! Also being married to Heather allows her to boss me around when we’re on a shoot which I know she loves 😉!

Kit love

My iMac of course… without it I am nothing!

Main interests

Food, movies, craft beer, being on the road with Heather and the dogs in our camper van, travelling and renovating houses!

Happiest when

Outside camping or up a mountain snowboarding

Alec

Editor

Alec

Editor

Career summary

Made bad films, made worse films, made okay films, made insane films.

Kit love

BlackMagic’s cameras, great colour space, amazing for the price point and steadily moving up to one day compete in the big leagues.

Main interests

Making some films, writing some stories, dungeoning some dragons.

Happiest when

Staring into the void of my cold and empty soul. Or directing, I guess.

Joshua

Sound Recordist

Joshua

Sound Recordist

Career summary

I have been in the sound recording and music industry for 12 years. From live sound music videos to feature film. It started with drama and lighting then I started a music recording class when I was 17 and worked my way from stage to set finding my feet recording dialog.

Career Highlight

Getting to travel to India with the amazing Heather and the joy it is when working with the right Producer/Director.

Kit love

My mkh 50 a van damm cable my boom pole and my 8 channel sound devices mixer recorder. And lav mics are my precious dpas 4060 4061 coss 11. Microns radios. Its all important - cannot paint a canvas with out the paints.

Main interests

The countryside, nature and history, science documentaries, horror films and I am a bonified sci-fi geek. Oh yes and my microphone.

Happiest when

On set working! I love working in film and TV as much as a holiday, there’s always something new.

Benji

Head of Security

Benji

Head of Security

Career summary

As a rescue, I am forever protective of my new masters Hev and Gaz, I have been protecting and serving them for 4 years now, and will continue to do so with my not so intelligent Deputy Millie…

Kit love

A bright and shiny tennis ball

Main interests

Chest rubs

Happiest when

My chest is being rubbed.

Millie

Deputy to Benji

Millie

Deputy to Benji

Career summary

Since my rescue, looking after Hev and Gaz by barking at everything, seeing off strangers on bikes and bouncing like a kangaroo

Kit love

Nail brushes and anything made of rubber

Main interests

Window licking and chasing torch lights in the dark, for hours.

Happiest when

I’m licking windows