The Friends of The Refinery are an eclectic bunch of creatives that we know and trust. They bring to their projects the highest possible standards of work, having accumulated between them, over a century of top-notch production experience. They include producers, directors, writers, photographers, digital producers, camera-operators, researchers, assistant producers, sound recordists, film-makers – the list goes on. We try to populate all of our projects with people on this page because the work they produce is guaranteed to be excellent, every time.
In the words of their own web-site; “we can do anything”. In the words of the boss, Angus; “We love the fun”. To be found in their natural habitat of Hoxton, these guys were responsible for this web site, and much, much more.
Huw, known inspiringly as “gingerhuw” to his friends (its also his website address) can draw anything, and animate it too. He was responsible for the Top Trumps opening title sequence for five last year. We love Huw. He is Welsh.
Julia King – Artist, Sculptor, Cake Maker
Julia is just as Julia’s description says, with extra added lovliness. Julia’s artistic and graphic design skills are highly regarded so if we need artwork prepared, its Julia and her photoshop wizardry we turn to. Also, when we need cake.
Justin Kelly is his name
Justin is factual TV’s very own action man. In the name of documentary and entertainment, he’s been all at sea for Trawlermen and climbed into volcanos for the BBC’s Hottest Place on Earth. I have it on good authority that if you touch the lever on the back of his head, his eyes swivel.
Sally does amazing things with money. Like stretching it so far its is practically knicker elastic. I think that’s where she keep the banknotes too.
He shoots. he scores.
Dan de castro – DOP, camera operator.
If it has wheels and you want it shot beautifully, Dan’s your man. He is down with Jezza and Quentin, know what I mean?
Possibly the fastest editor in the west. Definitely the funniest. Chop chop chop giggle chop.
Flick Crawford – Production Manager.
Wizard with cash and keeping productions cheerful. Always smiles under stress.
Helen Rushton (aka Tazzie)
Helen is an excellent stills photographer and trainer and specialises in stunning underwater photography which can be seen on her website See Life Thru a Lens. She also shoots extremely cute babies underwater.