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    Lisa Gorman

    CEO

    London

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    Lisa Gorman

    CEO

    London

    The Production Factory was founded in 2004 by the CEO Lisa Gorman. The company remains independently owned and produces stills and film content worldwide.


    A proud Mancunian Lisa started her career in fashion in Manchester in the 1990’s. She moved to London and in 1999 founded the Lisa Gorman Agency (LGA) representing some of the world’s leading fashion photographers. Whilst working at LGA she noticed a lack of production companies in London so she then started The Production Factory. Lisa quickly expanded the business opening the Mallorca office in 2005 and Miami office in 2007.


    In 2015 Lisa was approached by one of her clients to build a studio in Manchester. It was always a dream of Lisa’s to have an arm of the business in her hometown. A production office and four-studio-complex were built that same year. In the following year The Production Factory New York opened.


    In the last four years The PF Group have seen a big expansion with the commercial film division and the launch of a post-production arm The Edit Factory. Last year the group added a production kit house to the books with the opening of The Kit Factory.

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    Ellie Marquis-Henninger

    Global Director of Production

    London

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    Ellie Marquis-Henninger

    Global Director of Production

    London

    My dream job as a child was to be a Doctor.

    The best part about my job is the variety & working with our awesome team at TPF.


    My favourite shoot memory is shooting swim athletes in Tokyo for Speedo. It was a fast and furious shoot, small time frame and lots to capture but an incredible place to travel to and incredible athletes to work with.


    The most challenging shoot request I’ve had was trying to catch a lamb for a shot during lambing season - really isn’t as easy as it sounds!


    My superpower is that can sleep anywhere!

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    Louise Alder

    Director of Production

    London

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    Louise Alder

    Director of Production

    London

    As a child, my dream job was to be The Wedding Planner JLo style, but I ended up producing campaigns instead of weddings!


    The best part about my job is building long term relationships with clients and working with our fab team. Seeing a photographer or director I’ve suggested to win a campaign is still hands down the biggest buzz!


    My superpower is remembering the name of pretty much every crew member I’ve worked with in the last 12 years. It’s a freakishly useful talent!

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    Michelle Hudson

    Global Head of Operations

    Manchester

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    Michelle Hudson

    Global Head of Operations

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a scuba diving instructor.


    The best part about my job is seeing how far TPF has developed in the last five years from an operational perspective, and how this has best supported our growth. I also enjoy the variation, not one day is the same, and working with an amazing dedicated global team.


    My superpower is continued resilience.

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    Rosie Braye

    Head of Finance

    Manchester

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    Lisa Ellington

    Head of Production

    Manchester

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    Lisa Ellington

    Head of Production

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a police officer, or a librarian!


    The best part about my job is working with such amazing colleagues.


    My superpower is multitasking!

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    Natalie Reid

    Head of Film

    London, Manchester

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    Natalie Reid

    Head of Film

    London, Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a hairdresser. I took great pleasure in decorating my dolls with lipstick highlights and wonky fringes.


    The best part about my job is seeing a creative brief on the page and pulling the best teams together to bring it to life.


    My favourite PF success story is our Clarks & Jamaica Documentary. A Cannes Film Festival winner, shot during lock down with an amazing local crew; it was a really special experience to shoot Jamaica through a local teams' eyes.


    My weirdest shoot request to date has been, "We need two wolves on a mountain, and a shed on fire next to them."


    My superpower is laughter. A well prepped shoot with a talented team should be a fun and creative experience. Enjoy it!


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    Alex Vidoli

    Executive Account Manager

    USA

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    Alex Vidoli

    Executive Account Manager

    USA

    My dream job as a child was to be an Airline Pilot.


    Perhaps that explains why I believe the best part about my job is visiting amazing locations and interacting with top notch creative talent!


    My favourite shoot memory/shoot success story is 5:30AM, Joshua Tree, CA and the sun rising over the desert.


    My superpower is making people believe I actually have a superpower.

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    Jennie Douglas

    Director / Executive Producer

    Mallorca

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    Vivian Song

    Executive Producer

    USA

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    Vivian Song

    Executive Producer

    USA

    My dream job as a child was to be an artist, I was really into drawing and painting!


    The best part about my job is the collaboration with talented people and the art that comes out of it.


    My favourite shoot memory was an editorial with motorcycle stuntmen and stunt women in the middle of a national park.


    The most challenging campaign was shooting 7 locations around Miami with a crew of 35 people in a single day.


    My superpower is smiling through the stress.

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    Eileen Gartside

    Executive Service Producer

    Manchester

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    Eileen Gartside

    Executive Service Producer

    Manchester

    My favourite shoot memory is when I got to meet Orville but sadly Basil Brush didn’t show up.


    My superpower is talking.

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    Sam Richardson

    Executive Producer

    London, USA

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    Sam Richardson

    Executive Producer

    London, USA

    My dream job as a child was to be a Plumber.


    The best part about my job is the catering.


    My favourite shoot memory is the day I got a Starbucks order right.


    The weirdest shoot request I’ve had was a Vente trente macha green cappuccino iced tea.


    My superpower is invoicing.

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    James Gear

    Executive Producer

    London

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    Lucy Coghlan

    Executive Producer

    London

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    Lucy Coghlan

    Executive Producer

    London

    The best part about my job is how every day is different, one day I’ll be head down in estimates and budgets and the next I will be on set in a stunning location with interesting teams, dealing with whatever the day throws at you!


    My favourite shoot memory is shooting hot air balloons at sunrise in the Moroccan desert.


    The weirdest shoot request I’ve had was sourcing zebras for a London studio.

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    Anna Hutchinson

    Executive Producer

    London

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    Anna Hutchinson

    Executive Producer

    London


    My dream job as a child was to be The Little Mermaid, until I realised I’d never give up talking…


    The best part about my job is getting to choose the catering.


    My favourite shoot memory is crossing the violently choppy Aegean sea in a tiny fisherman’s boat full of glass homeware samples…hilarious and horrendous in equal measure!


    The weirdest shoot request I’ve had was to find a living 1kg jumbo lobster.


    My superpower is making things happen!

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    Phoebe Hall

    Senior Producer

    London

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    Joanne Prince

    Senior Producer

    USA

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    Joanne Prince

    Senior Producer

    USA

    My dream job as a child was to be snail picker in the South of France.


    The best part about my job is getting to work with some really amazing and creative people from all over the world.


    My favourite shoot memory is the British Vogue campaign for the Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz wedding. An amazing location and such nice humble people, it was such a pleasure working with the entire creative team and talent.


    The most challenging day on set was when we had 4 trucks full of merchandise to shoot in 2 days, totally taking over someone’s house. It was of course a success in the end.


    My superpower is being able to spin 20 plates at once without dropping one.

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    Katie Caldwell

    Senior Producer

    USA

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    Katie Caldwell

    Senior Producer

    USA

    My dream job as a child was to work at Seventeen Magazine.


    The best part about my job is travelling and meeting/working with new, inspiring people on each job.


    My favourite shoot memory is waiting out a rainstorm by a volcano in Mexico, and getting to capture the most spectacular rainbow in the last 10 minutes of shootable light!


    The most challenging shoot request I’ve had was a combined campaign shoot with locations in North America and globally. Shot in the heat of summer in NYC, 7 shoot days with a different location each day with a 70 person crew!


    My superpower is being a dog whisperer.

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    Isabelle Kilby

    Senior Producer

    London

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    Isabelle Kilby

    Senior Producer

    London

    As a child I wanted to be Kim Possible.


    The best part about my job are the new challenges every day.


    My superpower is making & consuming lunch in under 5 minutes.

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    Siobhan Lloyd

    Senior Film Producer

    London

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    Siobhan Lloyd

    Senior Film Producer

    London

    My dream job as a child was to be an actor. After getting the starring role in the Christmas play aged 5 you couldn’t shut me up. Not sure much has changed.


    The best part about my job is helping make brands shine brighter than a disco ball. I love seeing the final films and images which makes all the late nights worthwhile.


    I’m also a big believer in championing new talent, both creatively and in our production family, seeing someone grow, develop and reach their potential is amazing!


    My superpower is the ability to juggle more tasks than a circus clown on a unicycle!

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    Kate Skittrall

    Senior Producer

    London

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    Kate Skittrall

    Senior Producer

    London

    My dream job as a child was to be a vet that exclusively cuddled cats and didn't deal with anything gruesome or sad.


    The best part about my job is travelling to places I wouldn't usually go, meeting new people, and challenging myself. The team are ok too…


    My favourite shoot memory is spending a few days in the Maldives with my own butler, who unbeknown to him became my PA.


    My weirdest request was no bananas on set!


    My superpower is winding James up.

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    Michelle Fleming

    Producer

    Manchester

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    Michelle Fleming

    Producer

    Manchester

    As a child my dream job was to be a nurse.


    The best part about my job is my colleagues.


    The most challenging shoot I've produced was at a reservoir on the hottest day of the year, with snow business.


    My superpower is patience.

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    Rachel Piper

    Producer

    London

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    Rachel Piper

    Producer

    London

    My dream job as a child was to be a Photographer.


    My favourite shoot memory is working as a studio assistant for Peter Lindberg (2017) and Tim Walker (2018) for the annual Pirelli Calendar, meeting/working with talent i.e. Helen Mirren, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell etc. Little did I know, I’d be on the other side, producing similar campaigns now, with high profile talent.

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    Daniela Kettle

    Producer

    London

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    Daniela Kettle

    Producer

    London


    The best part about my job is working with wonderful, talented people everyday!


    My superpower is resilience and staying calm in difficult situations.

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    Ben Ross

    Film Producer

    Manchester

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    Ben Ross

    Film Producer

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a Digger Operator.


    The best part about my job is my 'Dream Team' colleagues.


    The most challenging shoot request I’ve had was to get a specific breed of dog that is incapable of barking to… bark.

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    Becca Bull

    Film Producer

    London

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    Daryl Worthington

    Producer

    Manchester

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    Daryl Worthington

    Producer

    Manchester

    As a child I wanted to be a power ranger!


    The best part about my job is the people I work with.


    My favourite shoot success story is producing a TV advert with Paris Hilton.


    My superpower is to remain composed in any situation.

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    Biel Amengual Dols

    Producer

    Mallorca

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    Biel Amengual Dols

    Producer

    Mallorca

    My dream job as a child was to be a Carpenter.


    The best part about my job is the diversity.


    My favourite shoot success story is once we had to fly a model from NY to Mallorca because the model we had on set got sick. The tricky part was that they had to look alike, and we had to find and fly her over in less than 12h so it was pretty sharp but we did it!!!

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    Lauren Hunter

    Producer

    London

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    Lauren Hunter

    Producer

    London

    My dream job as a child was a Crime Scene Investigator.


    The best part about my job is that every day is different!


    My superpower is being able to identify movies from random quotes and soundtracks.

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    Emma Dodd

    Producer

    Manchester

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    Emma Dodd

    Producer

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a Photographer.


    The best part about my job is facing new challenges every day.


    My favourite shoot success story is seeing my first kids campaign shoot in the shop window on market street.


    My superpower is working best under pressure – just like a diamond.

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    Iain Grant

    Producer

    USA

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    Iain Grant

    Producer

    USA

    My dream job as a child was to be a veterinarian.


    The best part about my job is working in amazing locations.


    My superpower is always being early.

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    Emily Dunlop

    Producer

    London

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    Emily Dunlop

    Producer

    London

    My dream job as a child was to win the X-Factor.


    Now I bring the same energy to work and the best part about my job is the TPF team!


    My favourite shoot success story is producing a Tommy Hilfiger campaign in Florida Keys because it was a shoot in paradise with a crew of 80! White sand and palm trees, and I helped coordinate it's smooth running.



    The weirdest shoot request I’ve had was to organise a stunt horse rearing on it's hind legs.


    My superpower is serving amazing earrings always.

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    Phil Russell

    Editor

    Manchester

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    Phil Russell

    Editor

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a comic book artist.


    The best part about my job is being able to craft stories that engage audiences of some of the world’s biggest brands.


    My superpower is being able to create cohesive pieces of content from whatever is at my disposal.

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    Julian Gorman

    Studio Manager

    Manchester

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    Nikita Romanoff

    Production Equipment Manager

    The Kit Factory

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    Nikita Romanoff

    Production Equipment Manager

    The Kit Factory

    My dream job as a child was to be a dump truck driver.


    The best part about my job is helping create a new arm of the business.


    The most challenging shoot request I’ve had was finding pygmy goats last minute.

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    Sizwe Mtwana

    Office Manager

    London

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    Sizwe Mtwana

    Office Manager

    London

    My dream job as a child was to be a performer.


    The best part about my job is the people and environment.


    My favourite shoot memory is starring in a commercial for Direct Line, shot in Cape Town but my granny sees it on TV in the UK all the time.


    My superpower is singing.

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    Eleanor Foster

    Lead Sample Manager

    Manchester

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    Eleanor Foster

    Lead Sample Manager

    Manchester

    As a child I wanted to be a fashion designer, so I went to university to study design and it turns out I’m bad at making clothes, so that didn’t work out…


    I kind of still ended up working with fashion, and the best part of my job is my team.


    One of the most challenging campaign requests I’ve had was when a stylist had fallen ill last minute, and I had to jump in and assist as a stylist for the day. We had to shoot 120 looks in one day, but we managed it!


    My superpower is making conversation with anyone!

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    Lex O'Neill

    Retouch Manager

    Manchester

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    Ahmad Salim

    Management Accountant

    Manchester

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    Ahmad Salim

    Management Accountant

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a General of the Army.

    The best part about my job is the teamwork.

    My superpower is having “green thumbs” - I can grow any plant anywhere.

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    Fiona Barcroft

    Assistant Accountant

    Manchester

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    Fiona Barcroft

    Assistant Accountant

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a bed tester.


    The best part about my job is Double Entry and all my Colleagues of course!


    My superpower is patience.

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    Georgia Staples

    Production Coordinator

    London

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    Georgia Staples

    Production Coordinator

    London

    As a child I wanted to be a makeup artist.


    The best part about my job is the TPF team.


    My favourite shoot memory is producing my very first editorial.


    The weirdest shoot request I’ve had was having to hire a very rare type of goldfish for a shoot. Who knew how expensive goldfish are to hire!


    My superpower is always having chewing gum for the whole team in the office.

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    Lauren Tomlin

    Film Production Coordinator

    Manchester

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    Lauren Tomlin

    Film Production Coordinator

    Manchester

    As as a child I wanted to be a chef.


    The best part about my job is working with the stars.


    My favourite shoot with The Production Factory so far was my first solo production, music video for Crawlers!


    The weirdest shoot request I’ve have had was to arrange an unlimited supply of chicken nuggets.


    I like to think my superpower is organising.. but it’s probably social skills.

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    Justin Aledia

    Production Coordinator

    USA

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    Justin Aledia

    Production Coordinator

    USA

    My dream job as a child was to be a Producer.


    The best part about my job is getting to work alongside photographers and stylists that align with my interests.


    The most challenging campaign I’ve ever been on was a two day Saucony shoot where we had to push camera carts up the Brooklyn Bridge at 5AM to catch the sunrise which ended up being back to back 18 hour days.


    My superpower is making PA plans.

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    Fergus Goody

    Studio Coordinator

    Manchester

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    Fergus Goody

    Studio Coordinator

    Manchester

    My dream job as child was to be a Marine biologist, working with sea creatures and swimming in the ocean, exploring new areas!


    The best part of my job is meeting new people, seeing old faces and building sets.

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    Matt Newsholme

    Account Administrator

    Manchester

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    Matt Newsholme

    Account Administrator

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a Zookeeper.


    The best part about my job are the TPF people obviously!


    My superpower is compassion + wit!

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    Ella Taylor

    Production Assistant

    London

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    Ella Taylor

    Production Assistant

    London

    My dream job as a child was to be a West End performer (I did once perform on the Garrick Theatre with Peter Polycarpou so I guess you could say my dream became true for one night!)


    The best part about my job is going on shoots, you get to meet some incredible people and see some insane locations.


    My favourite shoot memory is shooting with Peter Crouch and Mason Mount. Fan girl moment.


    The most challenging campaign I’ve worked on was turning Fearne Cottons house into a Christmas Wonderland in under an hour - was the maddest rush of my life. It looked amazing in the end though, with a real Christmas tree and wrapped presents!


    My superpower is my ability to stay positive through absolutely anything!

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    Alishah Ahmad

    Production Assistant

    London

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    Alishah Ahmad

    Production Assistant

    London

    My dream job as a child was to be an actress.


    The best part about my job is having such variety in my day and learning from all the amazing people at TPF!


    My favourite shoot memory/shoot success story is being on set of British Vogue was a dream come true.


    The most challenging campaign or the weirdest shoot request I’ve had was one that was 12 days straight with no break, I really learnt a lot about what I’m capable of doing!

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    Lois McFarlane

    Production Assistant & Receptionist

    Manchester

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    Lois McFarlane

    Production Assistant & Receptionist

    Manchester

    When I was younger my dream job was to have my own business! But once I started collecting NME magazines, I was set on becoming a Music Journalist and went on to study it at uni.


    The best part of my job is working with a great team and meeting lots of lovely people!


    My superpower is being a fast learner.

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    Freya Reid

    Production Equipment Assistant

    The Kit Factory

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    Freya Reid

    Production Equipment Assistant

    The Kit Factory

    My dream job as a child was to be a musician, at around 10 years old really I just wanted to be like Beyonce.


    The best part of my job is that I’m a part of something creative and wonderful, with lovely people!


    It's hard to say which one is the weirdest shoot request I've had, they can all be a bit weird or challenging in different ways!

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    Jess MacAreavy

    Sample Coordinator

    Manchester

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    Jess MacAreavy

    Sample Coordinator

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be a dancer, and I actually have a degree in professional and commercial dance!


    The best part about my job is working in a creative environment with talented people and the 3 o clock chocolate run!


    My superpower is slaying.

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    Charles Mugan

    Junior Accounts Administrator

    Manchester

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    Charles Mugan

    Junior Accounts Administrator

    Manchester

    My dream job as a child was to be an author.


    The best part about my job is my colleagues.


    My superpower is being able to pull off ridiculous outfits.