Meet the Team

Andy Serkis

Founder

Andy Serkis is an actor, director and producer, known for roles such as ‘Gollum’ in the Lord of the Rings franchise, ‘Caesar’ in the Planet of the Apes films, ‘Supreme Leader Snoke’ in the latest Star Wars films, ‘Ulysses Klaue’ in Black Panther and many more. Andy has worked across the film, television and theatre industries, gaining awards and critical acclaim for his numerous roles including the BAFTA-nominated role ‘Ian Dury’ in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

In 2012, Andy co-founded The Imaginarium – a Performance Capture studio and Production Company dedicated to the art and craft of next generation storytelling. In 2017, Serkis made his directorial debut with The Imaginarium’s first film, Breathe, followed by his next film as director, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, based on the original stories by Rudyard Kipling, which was released in December 2018.

Jonathan Cavendish

Founder

After studying Modern History at Oxford University, Jonathan began his career in advertising where he ran the marketing for the launch of Channel 4 in 1982. He released his first film as producer December Bride in 1991, winning over 30 international awards, and followed this with many other commercially successful and critically acclaimed films, including Into the West, Gangster Number 1, Ordinary Decent Criminal and Croupier. 2001 saw the release of the globally successful Bridget Jones’s Diary, followed by the equally successful Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and then the award-winning Elizabeth: The Golden Age. For television, Jonathan has produced a wide variety of successful projects including the ratings hit Irish famine series The Hanging Gale, Emmy-winning Dirty Tricks and multi-Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Bernard and Doris.

In 2011, Jonathan joined forces with Andy Serkis to found The Imaginarium. He produced its first TV production Fungus the Bogeyman for Sky, closely followed by its first two movies, Breathe, directed by Serkis, and The Ritual, in 2017. In 2018, Jonathan produced Death and Nightingales, starring Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys, which was broadcast on BBC2, and the Andy Serkis-directed Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, released worldwide on Netflix in December 2018.

Phil Robertson

Head of Production

Phil Robertson is an Executive Producer overseeing finance and production on Imaginarium’s film and television projects. As a producer, co-producer and line producer he has been instrumental in the successful development, physical production and raising of finance for over 30 international feature films and television productions.

For The Imaginarium Phil has executive produced Death and Nightingales,  Breathe and The Ritual. Immediately prior to working with The Imaginarium Phil co-produced Dad’s Army for Universal and was the international line producer on Fox’s Emmy award winning Cosmos – a Spacetime Odyssey. Before that he co-ran UK film independent Zephyr Films.

Will Tennant

Head of Development

Will Tennant is the Head of Development for Imaginarium Productions, overseeing the film and television development slate. Most recently Will was involved in the development of the feature film Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy and was instrumental to the development of The Ritual, directed by David Bruckner and starring Rafe Spall, serving as Imaginarium’s Executive Producer; both these films released in October 2017.

Prior to joining the Imaginarium, Will worked for Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment.

Catherine Slater

Associate Producer

After graduating from the University of St Andrews in 2011, Catherine began working at The Imaginarium. Alongside assisting Andy Serkis on Star Wars: Force Awakens; Avengers: Age of Ultron; and numerous other projects, Catherine also worked under Jonathan Cavendish and the Executive Producers for the Andy Serkis directed films; Breathe (Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy), and the Netflix film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch), released in December 2018.

In 2017 Catherine completed her first short film as producer, Wale, which toured film festivals to great acclaim, was shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Awards and nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Short Film in January 2019.

Sophie Alexander

Production Executive

Sophie Alexander joined the Imaginarium in 2015, working alongside the Producers and Executive Producers on an array of projects, including; Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis and starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, The Ritual, directed by David Bruckner, starring Rafe Spall and most recently Death and Nightingales, a television show for BBC2, directed by Allan Cubitt and starring Matthew Rhys, Ann Skelly and Jamie Dornan.

Sophie has recently produced Wale, shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Awards and nominated for a 2019 BAFTA for Best British Short Film.

Elisa Scubla

Development Assistant

Elisa joined Imaginarium in 2016 as a Reader for Film and TV and worked as a Researcher on the supernatural horror The Ritual directed by David Bruckner and starring Rafe Spall. Previously, she interned at a number of production companies including Heyday Films, BBC Films and Wildgaze Films.

She also worked as a freelance Script Reader for BBC Studios and Big Light Productions. She graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a MA in Screenwriting in 2015.