Here are some of our key crew members to bring their talent and expertise to One Big Mop films.
James Everett started his career as an Assistant Editor on 5's TV series Suburban Shootout. Having worked on a couple of award winning shorts as 1st A.D he went on to produce short film Just Around the Corner in 2009, which was broadcast on Sky TV’s Zone Horror channel.
Since then he has been writing, directing and producing high end, commercial short films, and now has various feature length and TV projects in development.
Trivia – James was founder and resident host of The Porthole Comedy Club, which was voted Chortle Award Winner: Best London Comedy Venue 2009.
Paul was born in England and started his production career as the founder of Bahama Locations, a Caribbean-based agency for location management and reduction of production budget lines via contras.
He has since gained over 25 years of experience as an Executive Producer / Director with a career spanning the UK, Norway, USA and Caribbean. He is finance focused and holds a double Masters Degree in Business (MBA hons) from ESCP-EAP, Paris - one of Europe’s leading business schools.
Paul was a producer at Florida-based Hawaiian Tropic which produced and syndicated a string of in-house TV specials. He was co-founder and Executive Producer at Ritz Entertainment in L.A. He was also co-creator and producer of Hesteliv ("Horselife") - a three-part documentary for TV2 Norway, which was hosted by HRH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway.
Paul's experience ranges from TV documentaries, sport & entertainment; televised countryside shows; multi-national televised sports events; large public art shows; TV commercials: celebrity charity events; live music festivals; and multi-national award-winning VNRs.
Simon made his bones working as camera assistant and clapper loader on major Hollywood feature films such as Batman Begins, United 93, The Upside of Anger and Jekyll. He was Director of Photography for acclaimed short Still Life, for which he picked up Outstanding Achievement Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Simon operates the camera on all of his work (including Steadicam) and he’s been Director of Photography for One Big Mop’s Sex on the Beach, I’ll Be Home Soon and Dreaming of Peggy Lee.
Dudley Houlden's credits stem right across the board from major feature films such as Night Wolf from the same producer as Dog Soldiers, to factual documentaries such as George Harrison: Living in the Material World. In 1999 Dudley’s work on BBC's highly acclaimed Paddington Green earned him a BAFTA nomination.
Dudley’s work as sound recordist includes all three of One Big Mop’s films so far.
Originally a doctor of medicine, Anna is still a relative newcomer to the film business. Her first Executive Producer role was on the multi award winning feature film, Return to the Hiding Place. One such award was Best Feature Film at the Central Florida Film Festival, which is how she first met James Everett and where their collaboration was formed for I’ll Be Home Soon and Dreaming of Peggy Lee.
Patrick Gleeson’s career as a composer is illustrious even though still in its early stages. He has received much critical acclaim for his musical scores for theatre productions including the multi award winning Action to the Word’s international tour of A Clockwork Orange. He is also the original composer for his own musical, Constance and Sinestra, described by Edinburgh journal Fringe Review as "A powerful, haunting contemporary score, which is bound to excite and captivate... a composer to watch in the near future."
Patrick composed the original score for One Big Mop’s Sex on the Beach and I’ll Be Home Soon. He’ll be making a return for OBM’s next film project, The Darkness of the Moor.
As an artist and activist, Rick Halsall had been keeping his editing talent strictly reserved for non-commercial projects; until recently that is when he came on board as editor for One Big Mop’s Dreaming of Peggy Lee. Having made his bones at the BBC Rick went on to work for Suite, a UK leading post-production house of which he is now a director.
Rick has kindly agreed to come back as editor for One Big Mop’s next film project, The Darkness of the Moor.
Liza completed an MA in film Production at Kingston University in 2013. She was awarded the prize for Excellence in Film in 2013 for her graduation film Pureview. In the two years since she then has worked with Room12 Productions on more than 10 award winning short films and music videos.
In 2015 Liza directed and produced her first feature film Cattle Raid – an action adventure feature shot on location in the west of Ireland and planned for release in 2016.
Liza worked with One Big Mop on I’ll Be Home Soon and Dreaming of Peggy Lee and is looking forward to working with James and the team again on new projects.