Crosscut was officially born in Leicester in 2016, however our story begins way before that. We’ve been passionate about making video for over a decade, from just a couple of teenagers at college making videos for coursework, through our degrees and into the world of freelance, we have lived and breathed video for our entire adult lives. Having freelanced for some years, Crosscut was created after Duncan and Dan decided to set up shop under one brand. Ever since then, the company has grown and developed in so many ways but has always retained one key aim: to provide an approachable, high quality service with a personality.
- Video Producer
- Digital Content Creator
After studying a BSc in Media Production at De Montfort University, Duncan went on to become a freelance videographer, producing content for the likes of Eazi-Apps, Argos and Leicestershire County Council. Within Crosscut, Duncan takes on a number of responsibilities including producing creative concepts, camera operation, post production, as well as the day to day running of the business.
Outside of work, Duncan loves going on adventures with his dog Johnson, most notably trying to climb all of the Nuttall mountains.
He also enjoys supporting Leicester City and tending to his wide variety of plants and vegetables.
Having studied his BA in Editing and Post Production at Ravensbourne, Dan started his career in broadcast television, working behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Following this, he made the decision to step into corporate video production and began freelancing, producing content for the likes of Rainbows Hospice, Argos and Cisco. At Crosscut, Dan is responsible for camera operation, post production and live streaming, along with the day to day running of the business.
Outside of work, Dan enjoys kayaking, DIY and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Fran started working with Crosscut whilst studying for her degree in Film Studies & English in 2019. After working with the team on a freelance basis on projects such as Sunset Boulevard at Home, Fran joined the business on a permanent basis as a video producer. She now works on a range of projects from script to screen, with a specific focus on post production and direction.
Outside of work, Fran has developed a slight obsession with sushi, and regularly enjoys trips to the cinema and the theatre. Her favourite person ever is Taylor Swift.
Sam graduated with a first class honours degree in animation in 2019 and was snapped up by the Crosscut team. With an incredibly artistic eye and self-admitted perfectionist, Sam looks after most of our animation projects, creating bespoke, hand-drawn animations for our clients.
Out of work, Sam enjoys watching all the true crime docuseries the internet has to offer and play fighting with her golden retriever, Syd.
Georgina graduated from De Montfort University’s Photo and Video BA course. Since joining Crosscut she is a woman of many hats. You’ll see her scheduling social media posts, creating behind the scenes content as well as jumping on cameras for various shoots.
Out of hours, Georgina loves going to gigs, the theatre and to the cinema. She also loves to travel, and so one of her favourite trips was to Oslo, where she saw Hans Zimmer’s orchestra perform too.
- Freelance Director
- Artist and Designer
- Freelance Camera Operator
- FPV Drone Operator
After studying a BA in Film Studies, Jordan went on to complete two internships with Crosscut whilst completing his MA in International Film Production in partnership with Pinewood Studios. After the second placement, he was offered the role of video production assistant within the business before becoming a video producer. Having now left the company, Jordan has begun working freelance and is still a familiar face on set when a freelance director is required.
Mbili is a Filmmaker based in Leicester and loves working on different projects from feature films to product videos. He shoots on any camera he can get his hands on and plays his part in a bigger team.
My favourite Crosscut Project so far has been 2 (cheating..) Sunset Boulevard and The Color Purple. I was the gimbal operator on both of them and did some of my best work to date so I’m very proud of them.
Luke is a freelance drone operator, with a specialism in FPV drone operations. He has worked with a diverse range of clients on equally diverse productions, delivering unique and dynamic aerial cinematography throughout the UK. He has been working closely with Crosscut Media to deliver a number of different and exciting productions.
Providing highly unique FPV footage from within Curve theatre for the Billy Elliot production has certainly been a favourite, simply because we are pushing the creative limits of what FPV drones can offer the wider creative process in cinematography.
- Camera & Jib Operator
- Freelance 1st AD
- Camera Operator
- Costume and Set Designer
Dan is a freelance lighting camera and jib operator with over 15 years’ industry experience. He has worked with major broadcasters, produced content for global brands and filmed with A-list artists, celebrities and sports teams across Europe.
As a camera crane operator he has shot events and performances with Noel Gallagher, Van Morrison and Sir David Attenborough, as well as a number of recent projects for Crosscut and Curve Theatre.
After graduating from De Montfort University with MA in the International Film Production Studies, Migle found her passion being an assistant director. She has worked on multiple award winning short films (The Nail That Sticks Out; Dead Air etc.) as well as taking part in shoots involving Leicester City Council (They Can’t Cancel Christmas) and promotional videos along with digital concert for Curve Theatre (West Side Story; The Color Purple – In Concert).
In her role Migle is responsible for delivering the day to day shooting schedules in addition to being actively involved on set and keeping the production running on time. She has worked as a runner and wardrobe assistant on feature films (Brighton; Paintball Massacre).
Healthy DMU – there were so many moving parts to the project including a large cast, multiple locations and an all round lovely crew!
Ben has been working with Crosscut for a number of year, specialising in run and gun camera work for fast-paced event coverage and documentary style projects.
Katherine is commonly known as ‘the nicest person on earth’, and for good reason! You can’t help but love Katherine, and with her background wealth of knowledge in fashion, we couldn’t think of a better person to have on set to make sure both the cast and set are looking top notch!
Paul is an experience videographer who works in both production and post production. With a wide array of production experience from event coverage through to live performances, Paul works with Crosscut regularly to create high end content.