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Senior Team

Claire Cadman and James Johnson came together as a formidable partnership to set up Picture Book Films in early 2013, after successful TV careers.  Now an ethical production company Picture Book Films continues to grow and has won multiple international awards. 

With a wealth of award winning Directing, Editing and Animation talent on our roster we can match the right team members and creative expertise to your project.

Our team all have backgrounds in TV and Advert production giving them hard-won experience in creating high quality video content and working hand in hand with you, the client. 

Picture Book Films are waiting to hear from you. Get in touch via e-mail or use the Contact Us panel below and let's start a long, lovely, friendship. 

Meet the Team

James Johnson

James Johnson
Director

James is a multi-award winning director who has directed prime time shows for the BBC, Channel 4 & Discovery international.

He has also directed award winning advert campaigns on ITV and Sky.

Highly experienced in producing striking business films, online campaigns and corporate videos.

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Claire Cadman

Claire Cadman
Producer

Claire is a highly skilled and experienced senior TV Producer who’s worked for every major UK channel over the last 15 years.

On top of this she’s executive produced award-winning TV ad campaigns at a national level.

Claire has even created new TV formats such as C4's "Embarrassing Bodies Live".

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Ash Taylor

Ash Taylor
Production and Screenwriting

In 2014, Ash graduated from university with First Class Honours in 'Digital Film Production & Screenwriting'.

Proceeding this, Ash spent the years since freelancing on a wide variety of projects from music videos to television, working with major broadcasters like ITV and Channel 4.

Ash began working with the team on a freelance basis in 2016 and after several successful collaborations, he joined the team permanently in early 2018.

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Sam Butcher

Sam Butcher
Drone / Multi-rotor Operator

Sam is our CAA licensed in-house drone / multi-rotor operator (BNUC-S, PFAW).

Previously a freelance drone operator, Sam joined the team in early 2016 following several successful colaborations.

Energetic and enthusiastic, Sam is an extremely capable pilot experienced in capturing sensational 4K aerial and close proximity drone footage.

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