Brad Finlay joins Third Channel in new role

We’re delighted to announce the inauguration of a dedicated new role here at Third Channel. With more and more of our clients in need of broader creative services, we have brought on a dedicated Creative Director & Brand Experience Strategist. Brad Finlay will help us to develop ever more meaningful ways to engage with our clients’ […]

Dorothea Gibbs joins jury for 1.4 Awards Show

  Third Channel Head of Production Dorothea Gibbs is to join the jury for the second annual 1.4 Awards Show – dedicated to short form filmmaking at its best. The jury for the 1.4 Awards Show celebrates the world’s edgiest and cleverest filmmakers; awards go to work that’s judged to be “fresh and fantastic”.

Jeremy Irons narrates ‘Repton Revealed’ – new work for The Garden Museum

  The Garden Museum hosts a film installation from Third Channel in the newly opened exhibition ‘Repton Revealed’. Humphry Repton, the last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century, is brought to life in a new film by Dorothea Gibbs and animator Tom Langton. Jeremy Irons’ voice over is perfectly poised to describe the […]

It’s Nice That features Marcus McSweeney’s ‘Sending For Home’

  Marcus McSweeney’s new film has been featured on It’s Nice That. Click here to read the article. In ‘Slick Rick’s – Sending For Home’, barber Nikky Okyere invites us into his shop where he’s created a space in which dance is the rule, not the exception. Every Friday night, people arriving from all over […]

Jen McGowan in Forbes

Our director Jen McGowan is in Forbes this week, talking about how she created an inclusive platform to empower women In Hollywood. Here’s a snippet : “I worked in commercials as a day job to pay the bills. In 20 years of doing that job, I only worked for three women directors. Two of them […]

New Director – Jen McGowan

Jen McGowan studied directing in the MFA program at USC and also studied acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts under David Ma­met. Her first feature, ‘Kelly & Cal’, starring Juliette Lewis and Cybill Shepherd, premiered at SXSW where she won the Gamechanger Director Award. She is a Film Independent Fellow, was a finalist […]

New Director – Sheldon Candis

Baltimore native, Sheldon’s feature directorial debut LUV, starring the supremely talented rapper Common was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He has since built an impressive career with docu-narrative series such as ‘Deep Dive’ for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ‘I will what I want’ about ballet phenomenon […]

Bracha Jade joins Third Channel

Bracha Jade joins Third Channel Welcoming the wonderful Bracha Jade to the Third Channel family, who is opening the Third Channel office in Los Angeles. Writer/ Producer Bracha, brings years of experience in movie, commercial and music video production and has worked with brands such as BMW, Canon and Levis, movies such as Garfield and […]

New Showreel

New Showreel We are delighted to present the new Third Channel showreel featuring the work of our directors Marcus McSweeney and Santiago Posada and voiced by Eddie Brett Voice Over:Eddie Brett Music:Blanck Mass “Please” Sound Design: Diego Cáceres

Google – Women who VRock

  This week Third Channel’s Dorothea Gibbs was invited to speak on a panel for women in VR, organised by the Google Daydream team entitled “Women who VRock” on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The other panelists included Julia Hamilton Trost, Sarah Steele and Adrienne McAllister from Google Daydream, Malia Probst of VR Scout and […]

Marcus McSweeney Joins Third Channel

We are delighted to welcome award winning Director Marcus McSweeney to Third Channel. Marcus has worked on a wide range of projects from narrative films to online documentary. Working with Vice since 2007, he helped develop their branded content department making some of the first films for Virtue – Vice’s agency. His film Man and […]

Third Channel – Main Yard Studios

We have moved! You can now find us in Studio C at Main Yard Studios beside the canal in Hackney Wick. We share the building with music studios, tech start-ups and all sorts of fascinating creative people. Do drop by so we can show you around.

Dorothea Gibbs speaks at YMS London

This week Third Channel’s Dorothea Gibbs was invited to speak on a panel “Mixed up Reality” at the Youth Marketing Strategy, the world’s largest youth marketing festival. The panel focused on how to make 360 video and VR work in your marketing campaign. Dorothea was joined on the panel by Martin Jarlgaard, fashion designer who […]

Analog Studio, MPC and Third Channel at Glug London

This week Glug London – an organisation on a mission to champion creative communities around the world – invited visual storytellers Analog Studio, MPC, Found Studio, Fire Panda and Third Channel to talk about imaginative ways of bridging the gap between real and virtual life. Dorothea focussed on  exploring the types of stories that work […]

Third Eye Teaser

Here’s a still from our upcoming virtual reality teaser. A portal between our world and the virtual, this short video starring actor and writer Gavino di Vino previews a new VR project Third Eye launching later this year. Directed by Dorothea Gibbs, the team braved wind, rain and blizzard to bring part one to fruition […]

BRWM Animation

We teamed up with the wonderful Emily Howell Animations last month to create a series of ‘Lessons in Investment’ videos for Barnett Ravenscroft Wealth Management. Learn your assets from your bonds here

Tido Music App for iPad

“An app that turns the page for you is pretty much a dream” We’ve had the pleasure of creating a promo video for ground-breaking music app Tido. Making life easier for pianists the world over, Tido combines audio, text and video elements to personalise practising at home; with background information on featured composers, easy drag […]

East West Street Book Trailer

  “What haunts are not the dead but the gaps left within us by the secrets of others”  Thanks to Orion Publishing, we recently got the chance to make a trailer for the new book by Philippe Sands, East West Street, The Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. This book is a fascinating personal journey […]

Roger Waters The Wall – Release

We are delighted to announce the release of feature documentary Roger Waters The Wall this weekend. Third Channel’s Dorothea Gibbs was proud to be the production manager for the London tour containing the incredible light display which took place in 2014 – we are really excited to see the final product! The Wall was nominated […]

Discovery Channel – Desafío x 2 Colombia

Experts agree there are some very basic – and universal – rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there’s not much they agree on.  Santiago Posada has just finished directing the first season of Desafio x 2 Colombia; a six-episode series for Discovery Channel, shooting in snow peaked […]

Creators Project visit the Art of Progress

Last week we had a visit from the brilliant Kevin Holmes of the Creators Project and were delighted to show him Natural Reality 2:1 at the “art of progress” at no.19 Greek St. Kevin’s article is available here. The film was a part of the Human Nature art collection and was made possible with the support of […]

Natural Reality at “the art of progress”

Our Virtual Reality film Natural Reality 2:1 opened as a part of the Human Nature art collection in the “art of Progress” at no.19 Greek St last Thursday. It was many people’s first experience of VR and we had some interesting reactions! The exhibition is open until the 27th September, so there is still time […]

Shooting Virtual Reality film Natural Reality 2:1

Director Dorothea Gibbs and 3D specialist Kevin Zemrowsky With the generous support of Abundance Generation, this week we were able to start production on our first virtual reality film Natural Reality 2:1. This immersive film aims to plunge the user into a contemplation of nature, human relationships and technology’s role in the interruption of these […]

Natural Reality 2:1 Shortlisted for ARTE Interactive Award

  We were delighted to hear earlier this week that our Virtual Reality project Natural Reality 2:1 is one of just five projects being considered for the new ARTE Interactive Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015. The development award worth €1,500 will be presented to a project pitched in the Crossover Market that shows “a promisingly […]

Natural Reality 2:1 at Sheffield Doc/Fest Market

We are very excited to announce that Director Dorothea Gibbs and Producer Rupert Lloyd will be going to Sheffield Doc/Fest to take part in the Cross Over Market with their new Virtual Reality (VR) film Natural Reality 2:1. This conceptual VR art film was commissioned by Good Shout Studio for the upcoming Human Nature Show in […]

Our Russell Page Film featured in the Telegraph

“Evocative and Moving” Franky Kentish, The Telegraph We were recently asked by our good friend Christopher Woodward Director of the beautiful Garden Museum in Lambeth to make a film for the exhibition The Education of a Gardener: The Life and Works of Russell Page 1906 – 1985. Page’s masterpiece  The Education of a Gardener concludes with the […]

John Constable – Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

  We created a film to accompany the current V&A Exhibition (20 September 2014 – 11 January 2015) Constable: The Making of Master, focusing on Constable’s masterpiece “Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows”. The Exhibition reveals the hidden stories of how John Constable created some of his most loved and well-known paintings. On display are such […]

Aerials Season 3 – Shaba National Reserve, Kenya

The team continue with a stop at the wild, remote and incredibly special Joy’s Camp in Shaba National Reserve. After a long, windy and bumpy road through the park we ended up in an oasis of sandy coloured tents lined by carefully landscaped rock paths through the bush. Directly in front of the camp is […]

Aerials: Season 3 – Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Here we are with the Cinemauro team in Kenya – making the third season of “Aerials” for Canal OFF. The Africa leg kicked off a couple of days ago at Cheli and Peacock’s Tortilis Camp in Amboseli National Park next to Mount Kilimanjaro. The paramotoring duo Sylvestre Campe and Dean Eldridge swooped in on this […]

Tate – Protest Against Knowing

At first glance, Houshiary’s Veil 1999, is a square, black painting. but as we see in this new Third Channel video, Houshiary’s work on canvas is built up through layers of pigment and geometric markmaking. Born in Iran, Shirazeh Houshiary has lived and worked in England since 1973, and her work has consistently drawn on […]

Olafur Eliasson on Turner

Danish-Icelandic contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson has analysed seven paintings by Turner to create Turner colour experiments, which isolate and record Turner’s use of light and colour. Third Channel records the analysis on one of Britain’s best loved Romantic painters, coming at an interesting time coinciding with the 31st October release of the new Mike Leigh […]

After Dark at the Tate Britain

Continuing our collaboration with the Tate Britain, Third Channel has made a short film about the new installation After Dark at the Tate Britain. The final frontier: Astronauts, robots and sneaking into the gallery after dark This week, you can peek through the ‘eyes’ of four robots who will be roaming the darkened galleries in […]

Railway Redemption – Culture Unplugged Festival

View this movie at Nominated for best feature documentary at the 2013 EEFF and the best short documentary at Open City Docs 2013, we are delighted that Railway Redemption is now available to view for free, for the next few months only in the Culture Unplugged Festival “We Speak, Here”. Sri Lanka, 2010. A […]

The Story of the Line – New Animation Series

Our great friends at the Good Shout Studio and Abundance Generation have created something we think is well worth sharing. A new series of animations telling one of the biggest stories of our time. We are a world looking for change. The Story of the Line demonstrates how we can change. A tale of money, […]

Jende ri Palenge screens at Visual Journeys to the other South

Jende ri Palenge, directed by Santiago Posada and Simon Mejia will play at “Visual Journeys to the other South” the first Colombian Showcase in South Africa. The first Colombian Film Showcase brings a dozen of classic and contemporary Colombian productions of outstanding track record for their quality and international scope, that are testimony of the […]

Doubting Thomas – Samjivana

Doubting Thomas – Samjivana from THIRD CHANNEL on Vimeo. Here’s a little gem from Santiago Posada and Doubting Thomas… Edited from rushes left over from a shoot in South India and set to Doubting Thomas’ blistering new track this video brilliantly shows the kinetic, vibrant and chaotic nature of this fabulous country.

Greta’s Lament

We just wrapped the shoot of Greta’s Lament – a short film starring Borja Sagasti and Marc Brady. Shot by Jeremy Valender, directed by Santiago Posada and featuring an astonishing piece of classical music by Kate Simko. Thanks to the brilliant crew for all their hard work and to Focus 24 for providing the kit. […]

Jende ri Palenge – In Edit Music Film Festival Colombia

In Edit Music Film Festival comes to Bogota 27th November – 1st December and features Jende ri Palenge (People of Palenque) directed by Simon Mejia and Santiago Posada. The film was shot in San Basilio de Palenque, a walled community in the north of Colombia founded by escaped slaves in the 17th Century. Santiago and Simon […]

Railway Redemption in MUBI – Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival

  DIALOGUE OF CULTURES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1 – 14 November 2013 We are delighted to announce that Railway Redemption is in the official selection of the World’s first film festival dedicated to the phenomenon of people in search of their identity in the era of globalisation. Its goal is to jumpstart a dialogue between […]

Third Channel Music Promo – Pure Love by Bomba Estereo

Pure Love is the third single from Bomba Estéreo’s latest Grammy nominated album Elegancia Tropical. The video, starring Liliana Saumet and body popper Tobias Mead was directed by Santiago Posada and produced by Dorothea Gibbs in East London in August 2013. Production Company: Third Channel Directed by: Santiago Posada Produced by: Dorothea Gibbs Cinematography: Jeremy Valender Art Direction: Olivia French […]

Titus premieres at Raindance 2013

Charlie Cattrall’s beautiful black and white feature-length directorial debut Titus will premiere at this year’s Raindance Festival in London. Ron Cephas Jones plays an African American jazz legend lost in London, fighting to find a way back to the music that has kept him alive this long. Marina (played by Ann Mitchell) his patron, has tried […]

Liliana Saumet smashes it in Bomba Estereo Promo

Bomba Estereo visited London last week on the UK leg of their Pure Love tour. They managed to squeeze a day filming the promo with Third Channel into their tight schedule. Liliana Saumet, styled by Ruth Higginbottom looked really stunning. Here is a little behind the scenes gem from the day in the George Tavern. […]


Third Channel Director Santiago Posada and Producer Dorothea Gibbs were busy making the promo for Bomba Estereo’s  forthcoming single Pure Love this week. The incredible Tobias Mead played the lead and completely smashed it with his animation body popping performance. Shot in various locations across London, including a club scene shot at the George Tavern […]

Aerials: A Dream Realised – Season 2

After the immense success of the first season of “Aerials: A Dream Realised” production staff at Third Channel are putting the finishing touches to the production of their globe trotting collaboration with Cinemauro Productions (Rio de Janeiro) for Globo’s Canal OFF. Season 2, directed by multi Emmy Award winning Director Sylvestre Campe and starring British […]

Railway Redemption screens at East End Film Festival

We were delighted to hold the UK premiere of Railway Redemption on the 30th June 2013 at the Art Deco Rio Cinema in Dalston in competition for best feature documentary at the East End Film Festival. Head programmer Andrew Simpson spoke afterwards to Director Santiago Posada and Producer Dorothea Gibbs. It was a really hot […]

Railway Redemption Film of the Day on MUBI UK

On the 30th June, on the day of its UK Premiere at the EEFF, Railway Redemption was film of the day on MUBI UK. The film will be available for subscribers to MUBI to download for 1 month. Screening alongside the Dardenne Brothers, Harmony Korine and Wolfgang Becker, we feel in very good company!  

Railway Redemption screens at Open City Docs Fest

  On the 21st June Railway Redemption screened at the Open City Docs Festival in London  in competition for the short documentary award. For us this relatively new festival stands out with original creative documentary programming of really excellent quality. Some of the Third Channel team including Director Santiago Posada, Producer Dorothea Gibbs and Production […]

People of Palenque screens at the BFI

  Director Santiago Posada Q+A at the BFI Jende ri Palenge (People of Palenque) Screened at the BFI in April 2013 as a part of the African Odysseys program. Director Santiago Posada took part in a Q+A afterwards with Michael La Rose, author, cultural and political activist, and chair of the GPI. Jende ri Palenge is […]