Al Hutchison
Available

Al Hutchison

Freelance Video Producer/DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
+ Info

4

Connections
Andrei Croitor
silent tapes
Borja Mucientes
Al Hutchison
Available

Al Hutchison

Freelance Video Producer/DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Put simply I'm a moving image creative and creator. I build and lead creative production teams as a producer and creative director, as well as a hands-on filmmaker throughout the production process; writing, directing, shooting and editing. I am an independent video producer and I mostly work on commercial, corporate and documentary projects. I have worked in and around creative agencies for my whole career since starting out as a freelancer in 2007, then onto co-running the boutique creative shop Creative Cherry from 2011 - 2015. Cherry was acquired by London’s leading creative-tech agency Manifesto Digital early in 2016, where I spent three years leading the motion content offering. I've had the opportunity to work on some wonderful projects in collaboration with wonderful people, producing work I'm very proud of. Work that has won many awards including The Drum RAR award for Digital Animation, the Acquia Engage award for digital campaign for Parkinson's UK and a Telly Award for Unicef - A Child's Tale.
Projects
  • Luke Irwin - The Tale Of The Deverill Villa
    Luke Irwin - The Tale Of The Deverill VillaPicture this. You’re a luxury rug designer. Barack Obama and Wills and Kate have one of your creations adorning their homes.  You're looking for inspiration for your next collection.  At home, you get the builders in to add electricity to an outhouse so the kids can play table tennis. As the builder digs a trench he hits something hard. It’s a 2000 year old Roman mosaic, naturally!  All of this is true. The serendipity of a luxury rug designer discovering a 2000 year old luxury floor design is j
  • Unicef UK - Santa's Little Helpers
    Unicef UK - Santa's Little HelpersHoHoHo. Santa's Little Helpers is UNICEF UK's annual digital campaign, aimed at driving education with a young audience and awareness with their parents.  The campaign launched as a pretty cumbersome browser-based game in 2015. In 2016 + 2017, I lead the creative and evolved the concept, creating an engaging animated experience for young children with choose-your-own-adventure interactivity. Once signed-up, children are asked to go on a journey with Santa, delivering gifts to children all over t
  • o2 - The DogSquad
    o2 - The DogSquadIn collaboration with Arena Media (Havas Media Group) I had the opportunity to co-develop and execute supporting online video content for O2’s #BeMoreDog campaign.  At the time (2014) people were slow to upgrade to 4G data plans, so to accelerate adoption of the new cellular tech, we came up with a number of creative routes to showcase the power of 4G, enabling users to do more, quicker. In this short film, a music blogger tells his story of tethering to his mobile phone on-the-go, enabling him
+ Show more
Projects credited in
  • Mike: Urban Food Man
    Mike: Urban Food ManWorking closely with the Cherry Films team we produced a micro-documentary on close friend and all round culinary rapscallion Michael Richardson. Titled Mike: Urban Food Man this is a story of free-wheeling, foraging and fresh fish. I created the titles and branded the premiere where everyone enjoyed some fantastic fodder courtesy of Mike and his talented team
Work history
    F
    F
    Creative Director / ProducerFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Running a boutique video production consultancy, delivering end-to-end creative and production services for clients such as MediaCom Global, OMD, Real Kombucha, Invert Robotics.
    Manifesto Digital logo
    Manifesto Digital logo
    Motion Content DirectorManifesto Digital
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Building and leading the agency's film production team, responsible for the creative direction and end-to-end production services for clients such as Unicef, Parkinsons UK, MediaCom, OMD, L&Q, ResMed.
+ Show more
Skills
  • Creative Direction
  • Film Production
  • Videography
  • Client Management
  • Post Production
  • Short Films
  • Brand Strategy
  • Cinematography
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
Awards
    T
    T
    The Telly AwardThe Telly Awards
    Awarded a Telly Award for 'A Child's Tale' for Unicef UK.
    The Drum logo
    The Drum logo
    RAR Digital Animation awardThe Drum
    My team won the award for best digital animation team in the UK at The Drum's RAR Awards.