Team Hurricane

An experienced and friendly blend of designers, directors, producers and marketeers

“ 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.

Duncan Burgess Head of Client Services

With twelve years agency and publisher experience under his belt, Duncan leads our in-house strategy and client solutions team. He gets to the heart of our clients challenges and develops strategic marketing plans, to produce unique insights that generate maximum impact. Previously, Duncan has written creative strategy and delivery plans for brands including Oakley, TalkTalk, Haagen Diaz, AXA and Monarch Airlines.

Emma Puddick Head of Production

Emma brings extensive experience leading the production and delivery of video creative for major brands, including Sky, Dyson, UKTV and Discovery. Most recently at Dyson Emma produced various global launch campaigns for new products, across social, digital and retail content. Here at Hurricane Emma heads up our production team, managing the complete project pipeline, all the way from brief to delivery.

Andy Chivers Producer

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.

Juliette Boakes Studio Manager

Jules is a highly experienced studio manager having worked at a number of respected digital agencies before joining Hurricane. She is the key point of contact between creative and production, ensuring seamless and efficient delivery on all of our projects.

Emma Whitney Production Co-ordinator

Emma brought her creative and production skills to Hurricane in 2015. Prior to this, she studied Photography & Arts at University then spent several months documenting her travels around North America. Living in London, she juggled operations for the media group, TargetMCG before relocating to Bristol. Emma has the perfect mix of creative flair and pragmatism to support delivery across the breadth of Hurricane projects.

John Hopkins 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.

Stephanie Hewlett Junior Producer

Steph studied Journalism before deciding a career in production was the right path for her. She has spent the last five years working in production in Bath, delivering films and campaigns for a variety of brands and organisations. At Hurricane Steph works across the breadth of our clients projects, ensuring they run smoothly from beginning to end.

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.

Carolyn Houston Social Media Specialist

Carolyn is a highly experienced social media specialist who puts her expertise to work for Hurricane and our clients. She joined us after working in range of sectors and has delivered effective campaigns for media, technology, not for profit, higher education and the RAC. She has also volunteered as Communications Officer with Raleigh International in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Dan Jones Camera Operator and Editor

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.

Dawn Drower Financial Director

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

Joe Wilson Animator

Joe recently graduated with honors from UWE's Animation BA. His brilliant work caught our creative teams eye at the end of year show and we quickly offered him a place in the Hurricane studio. Working across character animation and motion graphics through the spectrum of our studio projects, Joe has quickly become an integral part of the studio team.

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