Angel Sharp Media make films that inspire and inform.
We like to make insightful work that looks good and sounds great. We have two studios — one in Oxford, England and one in Tokyo, Japan. We create videos that engage the audience. Our films are simple, effective, elegant, and fresh. The company was founded in 2002 by Hannah Madsen.
Hannah, Jonathan, Daniel and Titas are currently working on a short documentary looking at the work of Victorian Britain’s greatest theatre architect: Frank Matcham. Featuring contributions from some of the West End’s most important figures, and offering a unique glimpse behind-the-scenes at some of the most opulent and celebrated playhouses in the country.
In April 2014 Daniel, Jonathan, Titas and Hannah filmed new RTI imaging techniques in Taormina, Sicily for PBS' Nova.
In March 2013 Hannah travelled to Malawi to film the transformation of Africa's oldest motor ship into a floating health clinic, and to report on the transformation of the UN Dzaleka refugee camp near Lilongwe.
Clients in 2012–2015 include BBC1, PBS' Nova, CBBC, The Economist, The Times Online, ITV Breakfast News, BBC Sport, BBC1 South, The Wellcome Trust, Tokyo Design Week, Mitsubishi UFG, the Rhodes Trust, and Oxford University.
Since 2008 we've made 670 short films. Here are some highlights from the past three years.
Antonio Stradivari made the greatest violins of all time, but to this day nobody quite knows how he did it. This documentary features esteemed Stradivarius expert Charles Beare, as well as performances from world-famous concert violinist James Ehnes, as they seek to explain the Genius of Stradivarius. First presented as part of the Ashmolean Museum’s landmark 2013 exhibition, which brought together Stradivari’s most important and well-preserved instruments to showcase the brilliance of his craft.
Made by Jonathan and Daniel, edited by Daniel.
As many as one in four people will suffer from a mental illness, yet it is still often considered an uncomfortable topic of conversation. The It Gets Brighter campaign is out to change that, by challenging the misconceptions around mental illness and those who suffer from it, and letting sufferers know that they are not alone. This video was an integral part of their launch, being promoted simultaneously by thousands of supporters worldwide, including Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax.
Made by Hannah and Stuart, edited by Stuart.
Wytham Woods is the most studied piece of woodland on Earth. From birds to badgers, grasses to trees; almost every aspect of this beautiful bastion of English countryside has gone under the microscope, contributing to decades of cutting-edge scientific research. We were granted unparalleled access to meet the scientists, get up close to the wildlife, and capture the woods as never before. This episode, part of our ongoing series, looks at how researchers are out to uncover the mysteries of the insect world – even if that means licking a ladybird!
Made by Hannah, Daniel and Jonathan.
After over a hundred years of excavation and study is there really more to be found out from the objects and archaeological sites of the Ancient World? In this short segment produced for PBS Nova, Mary Beard travels to Taormina, Sicily, to uncover how Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents is using an innovative technique to shed new light on ancient artefacts.
Made by Hannah, Titas, Daniel and Jonathan, edited by Jonathan.
Part of Oxford University, and formerly a women’s college, St Anne’s is known for its progressive outlook. With the help of the academics, students, and staff, this unusual admissions video captures the spirit of this unique institution.
Made by Daniel and Hannah, edited by Daniel.
To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography this four-part series explains how the field of structural biology has developed over the past 100 years, from Nobel Prize winning breakthroughs all those years ago, to the cutting-edge technology in the modern day.
Made by Daniel, Jonathan and Hannah, edited by Daniel. Presented by Jonathan Webb.
Angel Sharp was set up in 2002 by Hannah as a way of combining her experience and expertise in one media company.
Hannah's main focus is film producing and video journalism, but she has previously worked in the design department at Oxford University Press, as a photography assistant to Richard Burbridge in New York, a network engineer for the dotcom ADC in Menlo Park, and also directed and produced professional theatre productions in Oxford and Edinburgh.
Artist, animator, and script writer, Daniel trained in-house with Angel Sharp Media to become director and editor. Daniel works in Final Cut Pro, FCX, Premiere, and After Effects. He previously studied English Literature at Oxford University and Art at Åsane Folkehogskole.
Titas studied English Literature at Oxford University, and is Assistant Producer and Junior Editor at Angel Sharp Media working in Final Cut Pro. He trained as a director at the Donmar Warehouse under theatre & film director Michael Grandage. His credits include The Dance of Death, written by acclaimed playwright and film-maker Conor McPherson. Titas also works as a screenwriter.
After studying film and television production at RMIT University Australia, Jonathan worked as an intern at SBS News then moved to the UK in 2008, working as assistant director on such productions as 20th Century Fox's Gulliver's Travels and BBC2's Henry IV. Jonathan's main focus is editing, having taught Final Cut Pro and Premiere.
Graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and Tokyo University of the Arts in Visual Communication Design, Laila is a specialist in print/editorial design, and inclusive design. She uses the importance of process to create simple designs with clarity and usability. Laila is based in Tokyo, Japan.
Our documentary short series, The Laboratory with Leaves, was a SXSW Films for the Forest finalist 2014.
Our documentary series, Oxford Prepares for the Boat Race, was shortlisted for the LA AllSports Awards:
and also shortlisted for 'Best Use of Video by a non-Broadcaster' at the ConnectedWorld.tv Awards:
Our documentary on Young Carers helped secure £300,000 funding for Birmingham charity Spurgeons.
Our short for the Ashmolean helped secure £7.8 million in order to keep Manet's 'Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus' in the UK.
Our videos for Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson's 'Gemini Force One' series helped reach £33k, which was 135% of their target!
'A Year of Wild Weather' presented by Miranda Krestovnikoff was aired on BBC One on the 30th Dec. Hannah was second camera and in charge of all jib, dolly, and timelapse shots.
The Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe segment on BBC1 South's 'Inside Out' aired on 23rd February. Hannah, Jonathan and Adam were camera ops.
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