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MeetMeet TheThe Team

Giant Leap Productions

Our Film Production Team

Nick Padley
Creative Director

Specialisms | Concept development, pitching, scriptwriting, directing.

Favourite film | Mad Max 2 (I’m old!).

Current television | Succession.

When I’m not at work | Family, cycling, late-night gaming with my school pals.

Favourite thing(s) | There are too many to mention.

Ellie Padley
Senior Producer

Specialisms | Budgeting, talent acquisition, client liaising, project management. 

Favourite film | A toss-up between The Bourne Ultimatum and Dirty Dancing. 

Current television | Strictly! 

When I’m not at work | Pornstar Martini please! 

Favourite thing(s) | I’m super grateful for family, friends, and my wine fridge 🤣.

Max Blakeley
Producer

Specialisms – Pitching, scriptwriting, client liaising, photography. 

Favourite film | Boogie Nights. 

Current television | Breaking Bad or Mindhunter. 

When I’m not at work | The great outdoors (cycling, hiking, or climbing), photography, and writing. 

Favourite thing(s) | Lemon Meringue Pie.

Rafi Siraj
Editor

Specialisms – Premiere, grading, sound design, live switching. 

Favourite film | Anything horror – Hereditary or any of the Barbie Movies. 

Current television | My favourite tv HAS to be Direct Store TV, catch us every day from 8am – 10pm on Sky Channel 680… 

When I’m not at work | You’ll find me cooking, gaming, and writing films with Max. 

My favourite thing(s) | The smell of petrol, fine wines, anime, and dogs.

James Jackson
Motionographer

Specialisms – After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, graphic design, logo animation, typography. 

Favourite film | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 

Current television | The Book of Boba Fett. 

When I’m not at work | I’ll be writing music.  

Your favourite thing(s) | Performing live music, Glastonbury and the gelatinous disc in Jaffa Cakes!

Paul Holt
2D & 3D Animator

Specialisms – Cinema 4D, digital storyboarding, character creation, CAD. 

Favourite film | This is a tough one as I really enjoy a wide range of films, however a recent stand out for me was 2020s Dune.  

Current television | Arcane on Netflix

When I’m not at work | I am avid outdoorsmen, who enjoys the wilds. This includes: mountaineering, kayaking, rock climbing and even a spot of axe throwing when the mood takes me.

My favourite thing(s) | The twin pair of axe throwing that me and my wife got for our wedding day (we had axe throwing as an activity for guests at our wedding)

Olivia Warszada
Studio Manager

Specialisms – Microsoft Office, customer services, admin. 

Favourite film | Anything musical or horror. 

Current television | Supernatural. 

When I’m not at work | Volunteering, gaming or baking. 

Favourite thing(s) | My pets, music & conventions.

Georgia Johnstone
Marketing Manager

Specialisms | WordPress, Shopify, social media,  

Favourite film | Shrek 

Current television | Euphoria 

When I’m not at work | Dancing & partying 

Favourite thing(s) | A lie in!

Evie Johnson
Production Assistant

Specialisms | Rough cuts, project prep, production admin. 

Favourite film | Any of the Hangover films for sure!  

Current television | I’m watching Trigger Point on ITV at the moment and just finished After Life on Netflix  

When I’m not at work | I’m on TikTok, sleeping or at the gym.

My favourite thing(s) | My dog Buddy!

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