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About

A GROUNDBREAKING IMMERSIVE AGENCY AND MIXED REALITY STUDIO WITH SCALE, TECH AND HUMAN CREDS

WHAT DO WE DO?

360 degree multisensory stroytelling // an international ecosystem of trailblazing creatives // making the impossible possible

Groundbreaking experience tech // Personalised Immersive Theatre // Global content epidemics

Creative crux of award winning integrated campaigns

BUT WHAT IS IMMERSIVE?

Complex storied participation //

moments of wonder to enhance the experience of being //

Imaginatively innovative // Surprising personal adventure // Uplifting Curiosity //

Purposefully human // expressions of amazing //

WONDROUS STORIED ADVENTURE IN INDIVIDUALLY-ENRICHING IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES FOR PEOPLE AND BRANDS TO FORGE ENDURING BONDS.

Our Approach

Dynamic specialist collective // Creative Collaboration

Cross Discipline engineering // Unbridled precision // Delivering Disciplined passion: Drama without drama // precisely edgy //

Obsessive Planning // Tenacious Creators // Making impossible possible // embracing challenge // Process nerds //

An unrivaled networK Ecosystem of unique talents

Our Team

Hamish Jenkinson

Hamish Jenkinson

Executive Creative Director / Founder

Founder of The Old Vic Tunnels / Member of Time Out’s 100 club of creative Innovators / Curator / Investor in the Arts / Specialist in directing large-scale performances / Chairman of Free the Children UK / Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust / Visiting Professor at Falmouth University

// At 12 years old, Hamish performed in a Wagner Opera at the English National Opera’s Coliseum theatre. he’s not allowed to sing int he office though!

Jessica Reed Middleton

Jessica Reed Middleton

Executive Producer / Founder

Large-scale music, fashion and television producer extraordinaire / National Television Awards / Gumball 3000 from San Francisco to Beijing / Industry award winner for work with BBC /

// When not on a project Jessica is likely found running mountain marathons (yes, running UP large mountains!) or hiking in exotic locations.

Jonny Grant

Jonny Grant

Chief Experience Officer / Founder

Award Winning Director / large scale events, films, performances and parties / big game mentality / successful entrepreneur and strong project leader / Prizes for commercials for Heineken, Hyundai and Pepsi /

// A keen traveller Johnny frequently visits Ethiopia where he works with an eduction charity.

Angus Jenkinson

Angus Jenkinson

Chairman

Thinking Partner / Board Chairman / helps our team focus, mobilise, and corrdinate / strategist / change designer / organisation theorist / marketing expert / the world’s first professor of integrated marketing /

// As a boy Angus would always be found atop a tree, reading. Even while studying at Oxford. The plans for his treehouse in the studio have been submitted, watch this space!

Ciara Glynn

Ciara Glynn

Creative Manager

Creative background in Fashion Design / A stickler for organisation and detail / Irish Fashion Designer of the Year / digital technology and innovation enthusiast / a positive quick thinker ensuring the best comes of a not so good situation /

// Has a secret singing talent that no one is allowed to know about (oops!)

Alannah Wesley

Alannah Wesley

Head of Strategy

Experience of a colourful 9 years in Europe and the Middle East / develops one of a kind brand experiences and above the line strategy planning for companies / Burberry, Lexus and Pernod Ricard / worked both as a consultant and in-house with agencies / particular focus in luxury.

// Alannah has magical handwriting that only she can read making sure all business secrets will always be safe.

 

Annika Franklin

Annika Franklin

Office Manager / PA to Directors

Marketing wizz kid with a degree and 5 years experience / a love of organisation / and spreadsheets / can turn any tetris-like diary into the smoothest of operations at the click of a finger /

// not only is Annika great at pub golf, she can also play for real as she. was the junior club champion for 3 years in a row.

Louise Lesniak

Louise Lesniak

Accounts Manager

Past experience as Project Administrator, PA, Office Manager and Pricing Analyst. / was also once a Geography Teacher / keeper of accounts /

// Louise once competed in the World Firefighter Games and has won several medals in track & field and snowboarding.

John Burtt

John Burtt

Production Manager

technical producer who’s managed a range of shows, from hologram to immersive /  teaches 3D design in his spare time / works in skp and AutoCAD /  holds the IOSH in health and safety, / 1st class degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester

// since starting at The Department John has developed a crippling fear of carousels

Emma Scott

Emma Scott

Assistant Producer

Lover of spreadsheets / past experience in Arcadia event management /  award winning dancer / is very good at a tick list, and checking it twice!

 // Emma’s claim to fame is that her great grandfather designed the first red telephone box

Mark Forrest

Mark Forrest

Art Director / Production Designer

Degree in scenic Arts from Rose Bruford College / specialist in drama, photography, applied arts and design / Stint in the scenic painting department at Royal Opera House / Art Department for film and TV /

// Mark is well travelled having lived and worked in India and taken part in various charities work in countries across Africa

Isabelle Buckland

Isabelle Buckland

Creative Assistant

Very eventful past life as a Butler / food and beverage enthusiast / graphic design background / Creative Suite extraordinaire /

// Isabelle loves to spend her holiday time in South Africa and has visited the most remotest of places

Oscar

Oscar

Head of Security

Company morale booster / Would actually be more likely to jump and play with an intruder than scare them off, his appraisal is coming up shortly / really enjoys hanging out with the other dogs in the building and terrorising the office neighbours / chaser of squirrels / waggiest of tails