Nick Pittom studied Film and TV BA (Hons) at Bournemouth University, graduating the course with a 2.1. While there he was heavily involved in the student TV station and wrote and directed a low budget zombie film in his own time. This became his first taster of writing and directing and it also gave him the opportunity to experiment with practical, optical and visual effects.
After graduating he joined the runners over at a leading post-production company in the heart of Soho called VTR, which has now become Prime Focus London. During his time there he collaborated with Visual FX wiz and Writer/ Director Chris Phillips to produce a low budget film about a group of teenage superheroes entitles ‘Mighty Moshin’ Emo Rangers’, a parody of a kids Saturday morning TV Show. It soon caught the eye of MTV UK who asked them to create a short series based upon the film and in 2009 a second series was commissioned, which was released on the internet in 2010.
He has since become a successful freelance Director, Editor and VFX Animator and Supervisor working for clients such as the BBC, MTV, Orange, The Guardian, Nike and Sony in a wide range of subject matters and programming formats, including documentaries, live music, adverts and animation. In 2010 Nick also completed work as a digital matte artist on the low budget British Supernatural Thriller ‘Beacon 77’.
More recently, Nick entered a competition run by Duracell to write a sequel to a short film, produced by Ridley Scott's RSA Films called ‘Entangled’ and won! The short film, ‘Entangled: Day of the Wire’ was released in February 2011.
In 2011 Nick applied to Screen South's 'Innovation Shorts' scheme, with a short film he wrote called 'PROTO'. The scheme set out to produce a series of short films using innovative new technologies to aid the storytelling process – in the case of 'PROTO' being a fully CG protagonist.
Nick was successfully selected for development and Proto became an international co-production with Danish film body FilmFyn, who matched the funding and filming commenced in August 2011. 'PROTO' was completed in June 2012 and will premiere later on in the year.
Nick Pittom is passionate about Writing and Directing and although he is heavily influenced by technology and Science Fiction it is the human elements of story that he is interested in exploring His experience and understanding of post-production techniques serves as a tool to help enhance these meanings, themes and messages within the films he wants to make.