Our people

An experienced team of designers, directors, producers and marketers

“A strong team focused on creative ideas, customer service and great work. Our people have worked on TV ads, network BBC documentaries, Channel 4 shows and hundreds of brand films. ”

John Lanyon Creative Director

Experienced lead creative who has directed a wide variety of campaigns for AXA, Barclaycard, Canon, Sony and many more. In his role at Hurricane he ensures the highest of visual standards across all of our output. Above all, he is focussed on developing stories that defy the conventions of traditional online content and achieve genuine audience engagement.

Jon Mowat Managing Director

Before launching Hurricane, Jon was a broadcast TV director, creating award winning documentaries for the BBC. Since moving into commercials he has led teams on projects for international brands across a wide range of industries. Jon is focused on video strategy, leading the Hurricane team to deliver a great customer experience and create high quality productions that surpass the brief. Author of "Video Marketing Strategy: Harness the power of online video for brand growth (Kogan Page, 2018), he is a regular speaker at conferences on video marketing, social media and brand storytelling.

    Alex Jupp Executive Producer

    Alex previously spent nine years producing television entertainment shows, winning an 'RTS team award' with his team at Endemol. For the last three years, he has produced and developed commercial content for BMW, InterContinental Hotel Group, Mercedes Benz and BBC Storyworks. Here at Hurricane, Alex develops creative content ideas for a variety of campaigns for new and existing customers.

      Ellie Morgan Social and production coordinator

      Ellie brings a strong knowledge of digital PR, SEO, social media, events and production to the team. She supports both Hurricane and our clients to get seen and heard in the marketplace.

        Tiggy Wiley-Scott Producer

        Tamsin (Tiggy) is a producer with over 20 years experience. She started her career producing music videos for bands such as The Killers, Elbow, Goldfrapp and McFly. Then turning her attention to TV commercials where she produced 25+ commercial campaigns. Moving into Features, she has Line Produced the critically acclaimed feature 'Crowhurst' and Co Produced ‘The Ballad of Billy McCrea'. Tiggy has been a regular Associate Lecturer at UWE. Now Tiggy joined the Hurricane team as a Producer. The rest of the time she’s traipsing through fields with little Rosa the Collie.

          Andy Chivers Head of Production

          Andy comes from a broadcast TV background spending the best part of 11 years working on award-winning programmes. As a television producer he's produced on live and pre-recorded shows, both in studio and on location. Now Andy is applying his extensive skills in script writing, content planning and scheduling to ensure Hurricanes projects are delivered on time, on budget and on message.

            Carla Barberi Studio Manager

            Carla our Studio Manager brings with her over 16 years of production experience. Starting her career working in TV & Film studios and moving up the ranks to become a Production manager in commercial production, she has gained extensive knowledge and skills in all areas of video production. She is now bringing her management, logistical and organisational skills to the Hurricane studio.

              Charis Roberts Studio Manager (Mat Leave)

              With an impressive 14 years in TV, Charis has vast experience in planning shoots, casting, hiring crew, preparing series content, scheduling and working with budgets. Charis thrives in problem-solving situations and is a master of organisation and logistics. Leading up our studio team, she makes sure all of our systems run like clockwork and that our productions are delivered with maximum creative impact and efficiency. Currently on maternity leave, we look forward to welcoming Charis back to the team very soon.

                Craig Holdsworth Film Creative

                Craig brings a diverse range of skills and knowledge to the team. Having spent time as an Art Director in advertising, then several years as a Producer/Director with the BBC and finally working as a freelance Director for over 10 years. Now at Hurricane he works across writing, pitching, producing and directing.

                  John Hopkins Senior Creative

                  John is a multi-skilled creative with experience in both the conception and delivery of successful video marketing campaigns for top brands. His creative work on a campaign of reactive Instagram animations for HTC achieved record views for the client. John fulfils a diverse role at Hurricane, designing and crafting campaign ideas and video concepts for our clients and leading the design team.

                  Rob Swansbury-Hogg Senior Motion Graphic Designer

                  Rob brings a huge amount of experience and skill to our in-house post-production team. Having delivered high profile projects for leading brands including: Coke, Samsung, Google, Warner Bros Games and Huawei. His focus over the coming year is to build his 3D motion skills even further and continue to hone and perfect Hurricanes post-production workflow.

                  Dan Jones Filmmaker

                  Dan joined Hurricane in 2012 after showing great potential as a runner on a studio shoot. He has spent the last 6 years developing and honing his camera and post production skills, becoming an integral part of the production team. In addition to shoots and editing Dan also keeps the camera kit prepped and the edit suites running without a hitch. In his spare time he creates his own short films and documentaries, recently winning a string of online awards.

                    Simone Barrett Junior Producer

                    Simone has a strong client facing background, with years of experience working across national TV commercials and social campaigns. Delivering successful TV commercials across a range of UK channels, including STV, ITV, Channel 4 and on demand, Simone is now using her skills to ensure seamless production across all projects and deliveries at Hurricane.

                      Jack Williams Junior Editor

                      Before joining the team Jack worked as a freelance videographer and editor for over four years, picking up an award for videography along the way. Here at Hurricane he’s utilising that experience to create impactful films reaching wide audiences. Jack has an eagerness to learn and improve, this thirst for knowledge allows him to consistently enhance his editorial abilities.

                        Laura Mullins Finance Assistant

                        Laura works directly alongside Dawn in our finance team. A financial ninja with a keen eye for detail Laura is central to keeping our projects and productions on track and our finances in check.

                        Dawn Drower Financial Director

                        Dawn brings chartered accountancy to Hurricane and keeps all the financial systems working smoothly.

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