Cinema Admits All

"It's only a movie, and, after all, we're all grossly overpaid."

Oh, if only that were true for us. Spiderhouse is run, staffed and contributed to by some very talented and hard working individuals.

    • Paul Roberts
    • Paul Roberts

    • Cinematographer / Writer / MD
    • Paul is one of the founding members of Spiderhouse. As well as writing scripts, Paul has also lit all of the Spiderhouse shorts thus far. He lives in London and works in the industry as camera crew, traveling north for local projects.
    • Dan Chapman
    • Dan Chapman

    • Writer / Director / Editor
    • Also one of the founding Spiders, he has written and directed many of the Spiderhouse short films. He currently lives in the North East and tries to make a living as a freelance editor (occasionally successfully).
    • Mike J Hadfield
    • Mike J Hadfield

    • Producer / Colourist / Visual Effects
    • with Spiderhouse since the early days, and is responsible for all of our promotional stuff – including this website. He has also graded all of our latest films. Expect to see major upcoming projects helmed by Mike as writer/director.
    • Craig Rutherford
    • Craig Rutherford

    • Writer / Promotion / Press
    • Craig has been involved with Spiderhouse for a few years. An experienced actor, he recently starred in our short film Departure. Aside from acting, he is also a writer/director and has a couple of funded shorts on his resume
    • Graeme Beech
    • Graeme Beech

    • Writer / Director / Script Supervisor
    • Graeme has been involved with Spiderhouse for a few years as a writer director. He has written and directed a few shorts independently, and will soon helm a couple of projects with Spiderhouse in the near future
    • Wayne Thompson
    • Wayne Thompson

    • Props Master / Special Effects / Blood
    • Having the distinction of having too many roles to list, an experienced actor who appeared in our shorts Grimm and Departure, he has also done make-up, stunt work, special effects. He also recently turned his hand to writing / directing his own films.
    • Tim Lienert
    • Tim Lienert

    • Art Director / Concept Art / Storyboard Artist
    • As an artist, Tim specialises in conceptual design and comprehensive storyboarding. He has provided valuable illustrations for Craig’s short film Ballerinas Lullaby, as well as appearing in a small performing role.
    • Joel Weaver
    • Joel Weaver

    • Concept Art / Illustrator
    • A relative newcomer to Spiderhouse, Joel has a prestigious background in fine art. Some of his excellent artwork can be seen in the production design of Simox, and will later surface in numerous other upcoming projects.
    • Jon McDermott
    • Jon McDermott

    • Key Grip
    • Jon has been a part of Spiderhouse since inception. All of the early films feature his camerawork, and he has since specialised in grips. When not working on Spiderhouse shorts, he lives in Leeds and works in the industry on grips and camera assistance
    • Arron Cupid
    • Arron Cupid

    • Gaffer / Stills Photography / Concept Art
    • Arron is usually responsible for the excellent production photography you are likely to see on this site. Aside from giving us excellent stills from the set, he has an impressive portfolio of images.
    • Rik McClure
    • Rik McClure

    • Composer / Sound Designer / Re-Recording Mixer
    • A recent association with Spiderhouse, Rik has worked with audio recording and also provided the funky score for Pini Banini. Most recently, he collaborated with Andy Brown on the atmospheric score for Departure.
    • Andy Brown
    • Andy Brown

    • Composer / Sound Designer / Re-Recording Mixer
    • Another new associate with Spiderhouse, Andy shared audio and music duties with Rik McClure on our last short, Departure. Along with the excellent soundtrack, he also mixed the soundtrack with Mr McClure to great effect.

Other associates and collaborators

  • Lynsey Palmer - Production Manager / 2AD

  • Reed Ingram Weir - 1AC / Stills Photography

  • Simon August - Director of Photography

  • Sam Grant - Production Sound Mixer

  • Richard Wilson - DW / Scripty

Think you have what it takes to join our motley crew?

We're always interested in hearing from people who want to be part of future projects.

Primarily, we want to give people an opportunity to gain relevant experience, use their true skills and let their passion shine. We've often had trainees and students from overseas gain on set experience with us.

The only areas which are currently reserved are: writing; directing and editing.

We're currently looking for positions in: production sound recording; set dressing; wardrobe / makeup; production management; lighting; grips and transport.

Just send us an email and let us know what you're good at, and what you'd like to do. Or just give us a call, all our details are on the contact page.

Spiderhouse Productions Ltd
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