Backbone was founded in 2018, combining the creative talents of Andrew Butler & James Wilson, bringing together over 15 years of experience in visual content production. As a film-making/Directing duo, we can fit into projects that already have a production team behind them, or are equally comfortable providing a full 'concept to completion' service, where we can call on our trusted and reliable team of freelance collaborators to deliver a project from start to finish.
As Director of Photography, Andrew has a broad range of experience in commercial, documentary, music video, and short/feature films. He has worked with a host of global clients including the BBC, Sky Arts, UEFA, FIFA, and London’s leading product and food commercial studio, Packshot Factory. ‘In Another Life,’ a feature film he shot in and around the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk, was successful on the international festival circuit and won both a British Independent Film Award and ‘Best UK Feature’ at Raindance Film Festival.
James, as a Director/Producer, has created content for world renowned clients including FIFA, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, BT Sport and UEFA - for which he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award. His work has seen him travel Europe and the world, bringing to life human stories and capturing historic moments, all with a cinematic eye. Away from sport James has produced work for BAFTA, MTV and even once fed Keith Allen ecstasy as a part of a Channel 4 experiment.
We combine quality, passion, experience and craft to create beautiful, evocative and cinematic content for big and small screens. Whether it is a brand that needs promoting, or a story that needs telling, we would love to work with you.