ABOUT CORNUCOPIA

 

Founded in 2000, Cornucopia is an independent production company with a track-record for making high-quality long and short-form films for broadcast, online, events and exhibitions. We work with clients from all sectors, from publishers and policymakers to artists and educationalists, and offer a full service from initial concept to final delivery. Whatever your budget or brief, if you’re passionate about what you do, we can help you harness the power of the moving image to tell your story and to share your passion with others.   

Drawing on in-house expertise and a network of talented creative professionals, we can deliver live action, animation, motion graphics and SFX. This flexible approach enables us to scale-up to manage multi-dimensional commissions while also being responsive to smaller-scale projects requiring a fast turnaround. At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to quality and a sensitivity to what video does best.

 

 

HOW WE WORK

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MEET THE TEAM

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BEN DICKEY

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

Ben founded Cornucopia in 2000 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), future-gazing (as the head of the Innovation Unit Learning Process Task Force) and 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 and management experience as an award-winning producer/director. She has worked extensively across broadcast and online platforms, and her credits span TV, video, radio and 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 and 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 and produced entertainment, factual and educational shows for companies including ITV, BBC, and Freemantlemedia. Simon has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and has extensive knowledge and 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 editor, with responsibility for our post-production workflow, archiving and media delivery. His experience spans short and feature documentary, short fiction film, music video, experimental film and promos. Jack is an award-winning filmmaker in his own right. His films have screened in Iceland, India & the USA, and at festivals and institutions such as London Short Film Festival, Whitechapel Gallery and 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 and 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 and Design, and brings a photographer's eye and sensibility to composition and lighting, as well as a passion for getting the most out of new technologies (e.g. drones!),


 

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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