About Us

Picture Book are a multi-award-winning video production and animation company formed by a team of BBC and Channel 4 Producers and Directors. Our high-tech clients range from world leading hydrogen fuel cell company Ceres Power, to the UK’s largest Solar company Solar century. We have also worked with multinationals such as Tesla, Siemens Rail, and Schneider Electric in the high-tech sector.

Our wealth of experience creating documentaries for Channel 4, the BBC and Discovery International, which have been viewed by hundreds of millions of people around the world, give us the ability to distill complex information and data into engaging and easy to understand content.

Video Production Award Winners

Open and honest when working with you

An ethical video production company

Our team are working with the Institute of Business Ethics to constantly evolve and improve our approach and outlook.

What does being "ethical" mean?
“We were so impressed with the results!”

“We worked with Picture Book Films on a series of promotional videos for our social media channels, and were so impressed with the results. James, Mitch and the team took time to really understand our brief, our brand and our tone of voice, and the three days of filming went without a hitch. The final films delivered on every level; they were entertaining, well-edited and beautifully shot.”

Martin Jefferies, Social Media Marketing Manager, English Heritage

“We can't recommend Picture Book Films highly enough”

“We approached the Picture Book Films team and asked them to produce the promotional and online video content for the Brighton Marathon. We were impressed with how quickly they got to grips with our ethos and approach, and their working practices allowed us to create fresh ideas and input energy to the way we showcase our events.

The videos they produced exceeded all our expectations and generated excitement and anticipation when used as part of our promotional campaign - exactly the reaction we were hoping for! Our pre-event video, for example, was viewed over 22,000 times via Facebook.

We can't recommend Picture Book Films highly enough and are looking forward to building a strong relationship with them in the years ahead. ”


“It is exactly what we wanted and showcases our work brilliantly”

“Picture Book Films did an excellent job and were great to work with. They understood our needs and produced a video which conveyed our message effectively.

We were very impressed with the final film - it is exactly what we wanted and showcases our work brilliantly. ”

Catherine Johnson, Training Manager

“As a result of the video the phone hasn't stopped ringing”

“The team understood straight away what my showreel needed to convey. The result was smart, fresh, beautiful and powerful. Feedback from everyone who has seen it is hugely positive and, as a result of the video, the phone hasn't stopped ringing.

I've worked with other production companies before and never been completely satisfied with the result. But Picture Book Films delivered more than I could have imagined was possible. Highly recommended.”

Blaire Palmer, CEO

Senior Team

A highly experienced 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.

What we do