ALEX FREEBORN | JON McKENNA | RICCARDO GAGLIARDI
ALEX FREEBORN | JON McKENNA | RICCARDO GAGLIARDI
Calling himself a self deprecating atheist actor, Alex is actually an artist of invaluable talent. In a career that has already spanned just over two decades Alex has worked both in theatre and film. He most notably appeared in the feature ANITA & ME (Metin Hüseyin, 2002), BLOODSHOT (Raoul Girard, 2014) and the popular BBC TV series Doctors.
Jon performed in just about every media from street through cabaret, rep, touring, fringe, West End lead and feature films, in addition to film-making, editing and teaching improvisation (and boxing). His roles in mainline feature film include EDGE OF SANITY with Anthony Perkins (Gérard Kikoïne, 1989), SUPERMAN III with Christopher Reeves (Richard Lester, 1983), THE KRAYS (Peter Medak, 1990), the hapless o/b cameraman partnering Griff Rhys Jones in the comedy Morons from Outer Space (Mike Hodges, 1985) and most recently alongside Tom Hardy as his father Charles Kray in LEGEND written and directed by Oscar®-winner Brian Helgeland. Jon has also acted in many indie films, a number of TV series such as Dempsey and Makepeace, London’s Burning, Casualty and The Bill, comedy spoofs on Noel Edmund’s The Late, Late Breakfast Show and several documentary dramas such as The Day Britain Stopped and Peter Kosminsky’s Shoot to Kill.
Only four at the time of the shoot, the young and talented Riccardo makes with Brave Naked his promising debut. His passion and ahead-of-age commitment was a huge inspiration to the all cast and crew.
Fond of literature, music and visual arts, ac worked for a little time as an architect before finding his way into the animation industry, in which he spent the subsequent sixteen years and counting.
As senior and supervising animator his filmography includes, among other titles, Spike Jonze's WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Aardman's ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, the BAFTA–nominated documentary LISTEN TO ME MARLON and the VFX Oscar®–winners AVATAR and GRAVITY. He collaborated as VFX consultant with Oscar®–winning director Paolo Sorrentino on YOUTH and holds an ongoing collaboration with Passion Pictures, where he recently supervised the animation on the shorts Legends Never Die by Evan Viera, A Giant Story by againstallodds. and Magali Barbe’s This Time Away.
Of mixed Spanish, Greek and Italian origins, George is a UK based eclectic and passionate Director of Photography whose work spans from short to feature film, music videos and adverts. He spent most of his formative years moving from one country to another growing the extensive filmmaking and cultural experiences that today so clearly enrich his instinct and taste for the image. A regular collaborator of some of the most renowned London film schools, he also teaches and tutors in filmmaking, camera, lighting, sound recording and editing.
Alessandro started composing for picture in 2006 writing the score for Martha: Memories of a Witch (a documentary by Giovanni Calamari) and never left the media industry since then, moving soon onto feature film, video-games and trailers. His filmography includes SEDONA'S RULE (Josh Gillick, 2010), HOUSE OF LAST THINGS (Michael Bartlett, 2013) and various short films. An eclectic musician, introvert and passionate explorer of music in all its shapes, Alessandro is also a classical and jazz music composer and performer. His harpsichord piece In fuga da Verona won the British Harpsichord Society Composition Competition in 2012.
Original from Lake Como in Italy, Daniele always had a passion for computer graphics and filmmaking. Driven by his love for photography, digital colour and lighting control, his professional career started in Italy immediately after studying Industrial Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Following his ambition to be part of bigger film productions he eventually moved abroad, where he successfully contributed to some of the major mainstream projects of recent years.
He currently works as Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light + Magic in London. Amongst his credits are Sir Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE and the forthcoming last episode of the STAR WARS saga, by J.J. Abrams.
As stated by the glorious AIR Studios, founded by the late Sir George Martin, where Jake has been a regular freelance since 2008, he "is one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years within the film scoring genre." He has recorded and mixed at all of London's top studios including, in addition to AIR, Abbey Road, British Grove, Angel, RAK and Strongroom, encompassing all recording genres. Amongst titles that have been awarded World Soundtrack Awards as well as Oscars®, BAFTAs, Grammys, BRITs, and Golden Globes, Jake's filmography includes Micachu's score for Jonathan Glazer's UNDER THE SKIN, Alexandre Desplat's for Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Peter Gregson's for Alan Rickman's A LITTLE CHAOS, Rob Simonsen's for Bennett Miller's FOXCATCHER, and Patrick Doyle's for Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA, and Nick Cave & Warren Ellis' for David Mackenzie's HELL OR HIGH WATER. Jake was also honoured to win the MPG Awards for Breakthrough Engineer in 2011, and only two years later to win Best Live Production.
Pietro owes his comprehensive skills as sound designer, location recordist and mixer to the vast experience acquired on such a diverse range of projects as short and feature film, documentaries, commercials, TV and WEB shows. Amongst his credits are the features GOLDEN YEARS (John Miller, 2016), MY ACCOMPLICE (Charlie Weaver Rolfe, 2012) and the brilliant documentary WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST (Lorna Tucker, 2018) on the amazing Dame Vivienne Westwood.