ABOUT CORNUCOPIA

 

Cornucopia is an independent production company that makes long and short-form films for broadcast, online, events and exhibitions. Founded in 2000, our portfolio covers everything from documentaries, promos and performances, to case studies and online courses. We use the most up-to-date equipment, formats and workflows to deliver films that are creative, affordable, and consistently high quality.   

We work with cultural and educational organisations of all sizes, as well as corporate and non-profit clients with a passion for what they do. Drawing on our in-house expertise and a network of talented creative professionals, we can manage multi-dimensional commissions - incorporating animation, motion graphics & SFX - and have the flexibility to respond to smaller-scale projects with a fast turnaround. 

 

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BEN DICKEY

FOUNDER & EXEC. PRODUCER | e: ben@cornucopia.tv

Ben founded Cornucopia as a specialist producer of learning content across Science and the Arts, drawing on his background as a physicist and theatre designer. His media journey started in the music industry before moving into TV as scriptwriter, producer and director. His knowledge and experience extends beyond TV and Film production into events – he was the Director of multi-award winning campaigns on science, engineering and innovation – to future gazing as the head of the Innovation Unit Learning Process Task Force – to internet start-ups as Director of 451life.com


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BETH NEWELL

SENIOR PRODUCER/DIRECTOR | e: beth@cornucopia.tv

Beth brings over 17 years' creative & management experience as an award-winning producer/director. She has worked extensively across broadcast & online platforms, and her credits span TV, video, radio & multimedia projects. Prior to joining Cornucopia in 2015, Beth honed her craft in the UK, the US & internationally, producing short-form films for clients including Channel Thirteen (PBS), Teachers' TV, the British Council, the OECD, the London Borough of Camden, the Teaching Channel, KIOO Project, & 4Learning. 


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SIMON HENDERSON

DEVELOPMENT & INTERNATIONAL SALES | e: simon@cornucopia.tv

Simon has worked in television for over 20 years in a variety of roles. As well as developing formats for broadcast, he has directed children's TV & produced entertainment, factual & educational shows for companies including ITV, BBC, and Freemantlemedia. Simon has worked in the UK, Australia & New Zealand, and has extensive knowledge & understanding of the international marketplace. 


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JACK WORMELL

EDITOR & POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR | e: jack@cornucopia.tv

Jack is Cornucopia’s first-choice offline editor, with responsibility for our post-production workflow, archiving & media delivery. His experience spans short & feature documentary, short fiction film, music video, experimental film & promos. Jack is an award-winning filmmaker in his own right. His films have screened in Iceland, India & the USA, & at festivals & institutions such as London Short Film Festival, Whitechapel Gallery & the BFI. He holds a BA in Documentary Film from Newport University and an MA in Editing from Goldsmith’s University.


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BERNARD ZIEJA

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Bernard Zieja is our primary DOP. He works across lifestyle, corporate, PR, education & advertising fields, among others, and his network of clients includes: the BBC, the DfE, the RSC, QIA, the Garden Museum, Hello Magazine, Media Planning Group, Teachers TV. Bernard studied photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, and brings a photographer's eye and sensibility to composition & lighting.


 

THE STORY OF OUR NAME & LOGO

Our company name and logo is taken from a drawing by Richard Bedford entitled 'Cornucopia'. Richard was the Keeper of Sculpture for the V&A during the 1930s, and a sculptor in his own right, and the drawing is a preparatory sketch from 1960. When we were deciding on an identity for the company, this image and its symbolism seemed the perfect fit: the Cornucopia is 'an abundant supply of good things'.

 

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