Award-winning production company Hoi Polloi have joined ENID. Known for fostering and supporting young talent, as well as for their untraditional, generous and collaborative approach to production, Hoi Polloi have helped deliver numerous projects across TVSocialLive StreamingDigital Posters, and Web Series. Below is a selection of some of their talent, with links to examples of their work.

Short Film ‘Love Is Blind

Known for his cinematic storytelling, Dan Hodgson is a writer and director of filmscommercials and music videos. His short ‘Love Is Blind’ was nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, a Moet British Independent Award for Best British Short Film, and was featured on ‘Short of the Week’. The film also picked up awards internationally, including São PauloDijon, the Shnit Film FestivalEmden-Norderney, and Roma. Hodgson is currently developing his debut feature with development funding from the BFI.

View more of Dan Hodgson’s work here.

Trailer ‘The Pass’

AFTA nominated for his first feature, ‘The Pass‘, in 2017. An intimate portrait of two footballers, the film was the Gala Opening Film at the BFI Flare Festival, having opened the New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival and closed the LA Film FestivalIn 2018 A. Williams has been one of the series directors at the helm of Channel 4’s Humans’and has just finished shooting a new TV series set in Morocco, Bagdad Central, also for Channel 4. 

View more of Ben A. Williams’s work here.

TBWA ‘Future Fish

Often blending working with real people and actors, with unscripted and improvised performances, street casting and many a time non-professional young actors, Dunnleavy’s first student short, ‘Throw Me to the Dogs’, won 10 awards on the festival circuit, and was distributed worldwide via MUBI, as well as being awarded a ‘Best of the Month’ Staff Pick on Vimeo. Aaron was nominated for the BFI Future-Film-Fest ‘Best Director’ Award, and his work has recently been featured on MTV for VOXI. He is one of only 15 young directorschosen for the Ignite Fellowship Scheme, a worldwide mentoring programme run by the Sundance Festival. Aaron’s latest film, ’T.W.A.T.’(Tandem With A Trailer) was showcased by the BBC for their strand ‘Give Me A Voice’, having lunched on BBC3’s Facebook page as ‘Alfie, The Odd Job Boy of Clitheroe‘, with over 18 million views.
View more of Aaron Dunnleavy’s work here.
Short Film Pitta Patter

Since winning first prize at the Straight 8 Industry shoot-out at Cannes with his short film ‘Jamella’, Castella has been working on a diverse range of projects, from casting comedy actors for Google, to interviewing Jamie Redknapp, or most recently a project involving the blind staff of a Social Enterprise, currently being edited. In 2017 Castella directed ‘To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love You’, a short film supported by Film London, which premiered at the London Film Festival and was screened at over 15 festivals around the world. Dan has been shortlisted for the Virgin Media Awards twice, and won Jury commendation for his short film ‘Pitta Patter’.

View more of Dan Castella’s work here.

A Meaningful Journey – Perspective

A recognised expert in rollerblading, by the age of 16, Sim Warren was featured on the covers of all the top UK sports magazines and competed inCalifornia on several sponsored tours. Whilst recovering from a serious injury, Warren began to document his mates rollerblading and competing, and sharing his work on Vimeo, having been awarded several Staff Picks. His work is frequently referenced and recognised by other filmmakers, and he was chosen by the Creative Director at Lululemon to create the brand’s first UK film. In 2017, Sim began shooting a series of intimate portraits for the Outdoor equipment house Millican, having since made a number of films for the brand across the UK, Norway, and Sweden.

View more of Sim Warren’s work here.