Mosaic Films is a well-established documentary and animation production company with a proud history of making award-winning creative documentaries and animated films in the UK and throughout the world.
Mosaic Films is a well-established documentary and animation production company with a proud history of making award-winning creative documentaries and animated films in the UK and throughout the world. Mosaic is known for its innovate approach to subject matter and style, and has won numerous awards – including 3 BAFTAs and multiple RTS (Royal Television Society) Awards. Its portfolio includes the award- winning ‘To Courtney with Love’, the series ‘A Year in Tibet’, the multi award-winning animated documentary series ‘Seeking Refuge’ and :”Animated Minds” and - most recently -the award-winning “Out of Thin Air” a psychological “True Crime” documentary for BBC Storyville and Netflix. We are part of the Mosaic Family of production companies, including the motion design studio MoMo.
Mosaic’s strength is in telling compelling stories - often about human rights, social justice, psychology, mental health and those aspects of what it means to be human, that are often left untold. We pride ourselves in using engaging - and often novel - ways of telling visual stories, and have made long format feature documentaries, TV series, New and Current Affairs, as well as musical documentaries, animated documentaries (We’re proud of our unique position in having made over 100 short animated documentaries), and a wealth of short films for both for broadcasters as well as increasingly digital distribution on new and emerging platforms.
We have a wealth of experience making films in some of the most challenging production environments in the world. The Mosaic producers have worked extensively in Russia, the Middle East, India the Far East and in Africa. We have had offices in both Moscow and Jerusalem and have made films in most parts of the world. We have particular expertise in working with film-makers native to the country in which a particular project is located. Mosaic is proud to have worked with filmmakers from Russia, Pakistan, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Nigeria, India, Israel, Palestine, Nigeria, Malaysia, Japan, and every country in the original European Union.
Andy Glynne | CEO
Andy is a triple-BAFTA winning director, producer and author. He is currently the Managing Director of Mosaic Films, and is the Founding CEO of the Documentary Filmmakers Group – the UK’s national documentary organisation. He is the former CEO of One World Media, and former Chairman of the European Documentary Network (EDN). Andy has directed and produced over 200 films for broadcasters and platforms both in the UK and overseas.
Colin Luke | Executive Producer
Colin is the founder of Mosaic Films and an award-winning producer/director. He has worked in television for over 30 years and has made numerous international and domestic series, single films and one-off specials, working with the BBC, ITV, Channel Four and various American stations. Colin has lectured on digital production throughout Europe, served as the deputy Vice Chairman of BAFTA and is currently on the board of the Directors and Producers Rights Society. Colin was one of the pioneers of using the first camcorders in television documentaries. He was responsible for the hugely successful and reputed ‘Mosaic Method’ of creative documentary filmmaking in which scores of new and emerging filmmakers would film narratives overseas, guided by Mosaic Films, which Colin then directed in the cutting room.
Willard Foxton | Head of TV Development
Willard has worked in the UK media, in TV, radio and newspapers for 15 years. A former journalist with the BBC and Daily Telegraph, he switched over to independent television in 2009, as the reporter on BBC2's The Madoff Hustle. Since then, he has worked for a variety of award-winning UK independent production companies, including Raw TV, Films of Record, Blakeway, Brook-Lapping, Pioneer Productions and Sundog Pictures. His successful developments range from difficult access series like MPS: Behind Closed Doors (C5), Fighter Pilot: The Real Topgun (ITV) and Reggie Yates: Outside Man (BBC3/Netflix) to light hearted pop docs such as Channel 4's Futurgasm and Kinky Business, to a dozen or more hard-hitting investigative and undercover current affairs films for C4 Dispatches and BBC Panorama.
Anita Norfolk | Producer
British/Norwegian Anita Norfolk has been with Mosaic since January 2014, where she is currently working as a Producer across a slate of feature documentaries intended for theatrical release, as well as producing shorter factual programming for broadcast. Past projects have included working on Mosaic’s output for BBC Learning. Anita has an MSc in Film Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and an MA in documentary Directing from Edinburgh College of Art. Prior to joining Mosaic, Anita worked across both documentary and fiction, most notably directing and producing a segment for Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis’ feature film Cloud Atlas. She also has considerable experience in animation production, working for Rockstar Games on best-selling titles Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A Noire and Red Dead Redemption.
Salvador Maldonado | Director of Animation
Salvador graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2004, and has since directed and worked on numerous feature length and short films, winning two BAFTA’s for this work, and nominations for a further two. Working with Andy Glynne, he was Director of Animation on the BAFTA winning “Over and Over and Over Again” and worked on the development of the feature length animation, Peter and the Wolf, as well as the award-winning short animation, Night Island. He was a Director of Animation on Mosaic's BAFTA winning series “Seeking Refuge”, and Co-Director of Mosaic’s BAFTA Wining “I Can’t Go To School Today” for the BBC.
Nina Halton-Hernandez | Production Coordinator
Nina studied Film Studies for her masters at the University of Edinburgh where she was awarded a distinction. Her interest in modern documentary practice has led her to assist the production of various projects, working alongside groups such as the archive activists ‘Invisible Women’ and ‘Film and The Other Arts International Research Network’. Before she joined Mosaic, Nina assisted the coordination of an international festival held at BAFTA in London.
DAN ENGLAND | Writer
Daniel is a writer with Mosaic Films. He has worked on a lot of the output for BBC Bitesize, including 73 animated Explainer Videos across English, Maths and Science, seven animated films for GCSE English Literature, 9 films for GCSE Biology, 13 films for KS3 Religion and a quick- fire animated series of irreverently narrated History animations aimed at 8-1 year olds. Other projects include ‘What’s Blood Got To Do With It?’ - four short, animated documentaries for Channel 4, in association with The National Blood Service.