No Magnolia

Founded from a passion for creating great stories, at No Magnolia we seek to find unique perspectives for every story, never assuming a one size fits all approach.

Sherice at work
Multiple camera setup
Neil filming
Filming setup for Huntswod

We Are…

Creative

We believe the best work comes from asking the right questions, and being open to the answers. We’re digital natives, but use whichever techniques are most appropriate for each project

Honest

We’re honest about what we think will work best for you, what you’ll be getting and when, what it’ll cost, and any of those snags which sometimes happen along the way

Approachable

We’re approachable at all times, we don’t put barriers between you and our friendly and communicative team, and we always listen

Reliable

And we’re 100% reliable throughout the entire project process with costings, deadlines, and communication, applying rigorous quality control at every step

Meet the Team

Nick Hill, Creative Director

Nick Hill

Creative Director


An early love of graphic design, typography and film, back in the days when pixels were big, heavy things you had to carry around in a wheelbarrow, led to Nick co-founding No Magnolia in 2009. He oversees all our creative output, as well as running the finance and IT side of things and being our resident voiceover artist. He likes music, storytelling, problem-solving, keeping clients happy and tea.

Neil Neenan, Head of Production

Neil Neenan

Head of Production


Neil’s an experienced camera operator in factual television, corporate film, outdoor broadcast and music videos, and had been one of our regular freelancers until becoming full time in 2016. He looks after all our live-action work, directing and producing as well as working on ideas for new projects. A self-proclaimed film nerd, he cites ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’ as his favourite films. Neil’s hobbies include playing guitar and drinking all of the tea in the office.

Aidan Patterson, Lead Animator

Aidan Patterson

Lead Animator


Aidan’s keen interest in animation led to a degree in Digital Film & 3D Animation, before he became the tallest member of No Magnolia in 2010. Aidan’s inspiration comes from music and photography as well as films by Christopher Nolan, Edgar Wright and animated greats by Pixar. He also enjoys snowboarding, poker, playing guitar and can be found reminiscing about playing N64 most lunchtimes.

Kris Holmes, Animator

Kris Holmes

Animator


Originally from the (frozen, gritty) northern city of Sheffield, Kris has a Master’s degree in Film and Visual Effects. After university, he moved south with a thirst for creativity, a hunger for gravy, chips, strong Yorkshire tea and Henderson’s relish, and a collection of Sheffield Wednesday T-shirts, and joined No Magnolia in 2014. Outside of work, he ran his first London Marathon in 2015.

Sherice Griffiths

Sherice Griffiths

Editor


Sherice graduated from Westminster University with a BA in Film and TV production in 2013 and began making music videos and short films whilst also working freelance in the industry. She worked on upcoming feature film Justice League last summer and is also an amateur cage fighter. Some of her favourite films are ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Taxi Driver’.