Our people

An experienced team of designers, directors, producers and marketers

“ 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.

      Andy Chivers Senior 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.

        Emma Carron-Brown Junior Producer & Studio Manager

        With a diverse background in live broadcast, content and multi-platform documentary production. Emma has previously been part of teams delivering stand out content for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Lexus and Dove. She now provides a strong link between our studio and production teams, ensuring seamless and efficient delivery on all of our projects.

          John Hopkins Senior 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.

          Rob Swansbury-Hogg Senior Motion Graphic Designer

          Rob brings a huge amount of experience and skill to our in-house post-production team. Having delivered high profile projects for leading brands including: Coke, Samsung, Google, Warner Bros Games and Huawei. His focus over the coming year is to build his 3D motion skills even further and continue to hone and perfect Hurricanes post-production workflow.

            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.

            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.

            Dan Jones Filmmaker

            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.

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