Adam Young

Adam Young

ProducerManchester, United Kingdom
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Adam Young

Adam Young

ProducerManchester, United Kingdom
About me
Life-long filmmaker and creative - I started making videos around the age of seven; throughout my whole life, I wanted to be a visual story-teller. From 2012 to 2018, I worked as an all-rounder creative producer, accommodating young clients who wanted to raise awareness for a social issue, such as crime, bullying, LGBT issues, mental health issues and so on. I made two video projects a month, ranging from short films, campaign videos, documentaries, music videos and ITV broadcast pieces. In total over the years, I worked on around 250 to 300 video projects. In 2018 I decided to strike out on my own and start my own production company 'Paper Sky Films.' As a producer and director, I'm 'passionate about possibility' - where the visual language connects audiences to the emotion and message of a story; I specialise in music videos, advertising, animation, documentaries, short-form projects and all other formats of digital and online content.
  • Richard Branson - Life is an Adventure
    Richard Branson - Life is an AdventureProduced by Paper Sky Films. The introductory animation to a series of animated short films, which showcase the various adventures that Richard Branson has embarked upon over the years. Produced and Directed by Adam Young Written and Performed by Richard Branson Artwork and Animation by Rozzi Hague Music, SFX and Sound Mix by John Curran Co-Written and Executive Producer - Greg Rose You can watch all of the short films here:
  • Grace Davies - Breathe
    Grace Davies - BreatheDirector, Producer & Editor: Adam Young (@_adamyoung) DOP: Jamie Haigherty (@jamiehaigherty) 1st AC: Matt Welfare (@mattwelfare) Gaffer: Ferdia de Buitléar (@purplecrewltd) Spark: Roan de Buitléar 1st AD: Tolu Olurebi (@toluolurebi) Colourist: Paul Willis (@paulwillis_colour) Production Company: Paper Sky Films (@paperskyfilms) Sound Stage: VERSA Studios - Manchester (@versastudiosldn) Camera Rental Company: Pro Motion Hire (@promotionhire) Drums: Holly Madge (@hollymadgedrums) Keys: Ellen L
  • Mumford & Sons - Entwined: Charlie
    Mumford & Sons - Entwined: Charlie"Earlier this year, we invited 4 filmmakers to capture the journey of 4 fans travelling to our Manchester Arena Delta Tour show on 6th June 2019 Adam Young of Paper Sky films captured musician Charlie Reader on his journey. Directed and Edited by Adam Young Produced by Paper Sky Films" For this video, we got lucky with a lovely young lad called 'Charlie', who became a full-time musician after being inspired by Mumford & Sons - he also met his girlfriend at a gig he played where he covered 'Li
  • Adam Young/Paper Sky Films - Reel
    Adam Young/Paper Sky Films - ReelMy 2020 showreel from a collection of music videos, documentaries, commercials and online content.
  • Cold Years - '62 (My Generation is Falling Apart)
    Cold Years - '62 (My Generation is Falling Apart)In the original brief, the band and their team wanted to address the current issues that were straining on society today via politics, capitalist corruption, climate change and everything else in between that is making the world worse. We decided to take the concept of a TV show, like Blue Peter, Sesame Street, Sooty and Sweep etc. and turn the idea on its head to show a seemingly normal and cheesy show for kids that is a bad influence and exploiting the children involved with the show itself
    WDHWK - BRING ON THE BATTLEA local sports aparrell that champions: grit, freedom and respect. Paper Sky Films produced this commercial to launch the brand into the sportswear world - showcasing the kit, as well as the theme of camaraderie, motivation and persistence.
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Work history
    Producer DirectorPaper Sky Films
    Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    Paper Sky Films is a full-service, director-lead production company that is passionate about possibility. We have a life-long love for authentic, cinematic, meaningful, beautiful, emotional and engaging stories. Ranging from commercials, music videos, TV shows, documentaries, photography, animation, graphic design and all other digital and online campaigns, we source the best talent for every project and ensure each piece of content is unique and spell-binding that offers a sensory experience for audiences. Whilst we focus on telling great stories, Paper Sky Films also strives to champion diverse and ardent creatives - whether that’s directors, producer, writers, animators or crew - we believe that creativity is a birth right for all and recipe of a production is all the richer for it. Regardless of budget size, we’re inspired and excited by ideas first and foremost - the tapestry of the company is woven by the unique and one-of-a-kind specialists and creatives who want to be just as proud of the content we create as our clients are. With a sheet of paper and a great idea, the sky is the limit. ADVERTISING Paper Sky Films may be a young production company, but with over a decade of industry experience and hundreds of projects created by the owners prior to the company's inception in 2018, we are driven by innovative and inventive visual story-telling that connects audiences, consumers and customers to brands, campaigns, messages and services. We collaborate with the most talented and diverse creatives in front and behind the camera, enabling us to think bigger and smarter than your standard get-in/get-out thirty second commercial; we make every shot, cut, movement, angle, colour, sound, performance and moment count towards a truly sensory and immersive experience for audiences. MUSIC We love music and we love working on projects surrounding music. Paper Sky Films has worked with some of the world's greatest music labels and management groups to produce music videos, documentaries, as well as a variety of online and digital content for incredible artists. We champion creative collaboration and value the input of our music clients, to ensure that we maintain a flexible, fun and unforgettable production for everyone involved. Regardless of the format or genre, we always seek to push ourselves to develop a perennial and spellbinding visual odyssey for audiences from start-to-finish. We have produced content for the likes of Mumford & Sons and worked closely with Universal Music Group, Entertainment One Music and Island Records. TELEVISION Through mid-2020, Paper Sky Films has pivoted towards television production and has since been in discussions with various commissioners to develop a variety of programmes from factual to drama. Watch this space for further details...
    Creative ProducerFixers (PBST)
     - Manchester, United KingdomFull Time
    The job was a 'jack-of-all-trades' position where, as the producer, I was solely expected to be proficient, skilled and competent throughout every stage of pre-production, the production itself and post production throughout each and every project that was assigned to me: - Meeting with clients to discuss their target audience, message and create a concept surrounding those points. - Draft out treatments and budgets (which, must be below £250). - Write scripts for my own projects as well as scripts based on outlines created by others. - Handle all producer responsibilities, such as hiring actors, locations, necessary equipment, freelance crew, props, materials. - Write risk assessments and call sheets. - Direct the shoot (video or photo) – including handling the cinematography, supervise sound-recording etc. guide the cast and crew, whose experience and skills may vary. - Fulfil two productions a month and submit a project every fortnight consistently. - Each project had to be completed within the tight constraints of a small budget, follow company guidelines and criteria, whilst working inside a short time-scale.
  • Producing
  • Video Director
  • Cinematography
  • Camera Direction
  • Directing