What We Do

Music Video

Long Form Projects

HLA Classics

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HLA produces tv advertising, content, music video, installations and factual programming. We combine creativity with business.

Family

The HLA Family is a group of creative and dedicated people who have worked together for a long time. Over the years we have resisted representing lots of directors and have chosen to remain small and focused with the few we really believe in. We know what our qualities are and don’t chose to spread them too thin. We have an unrivalled reputation as a highly respected Production Company in London for the past 30 years and intend to keep it that way whilst continuing to enjoy our work. Trust and respect are key elements to our working philosophy, work with us and you will work with a truly dedicated team of people who care.

EXPERIENCE

Established in 1987 we began our life in music video production and were quickly picked up by the advertising industry to work with leading brands. This then lead to work with Channel 4 on youth programming, short films and lots more. HLA has been producing top quality advertising work, music videos and long form projects during all this time.

At HLA we can turn our hand to anything – and often do! Check out some of our documentaries, installations and content work here…

Johnnie Walker - The Walk

The amazing talent of award winning actor Robert Carlyle is tested in this one continuous take informing us of the wonderful heritage of the Johnnie Walker Brand.

Moving Half The Mountain - Trailer

A 60 minute documentary looking back at the building of The Thai Burma Railway during WWII. Surviving Allied POW’s and the Japanese Railway Guards who were their captors talk for the first time of the memories that don’t leave them. Nominated for a Grierson Award 2015.

The Hell Ships - An Interactive Historical Website

Examines one of the most unbelievable stories from WWII, the survival of a lucky few from the iron bellies of the Hell Ships bound for Japanese work camps.
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Belstaff - For The Open Road

Motorbikes and their riders have always been central to this brand and here in this short film we celebrate this relationship.

Sony - Dime Alpha Documentary

Two photographers test Sony cameras out on what might be an ‘Intergalactic Invasion of Foam’!

Helen's Song - Trailer

In this 60 minute documentary we explore the power of music and healing through the choir Woven Gold.

Method Actor

The Shakespearean actor John Shrapnel delivers a stellar performance in Justin Stokes short Film ‘Method Actor’.

Sony - Dime Cybershot Documentary

Three close girlfriends hit the streets of Miami with Sony cameras to prove anyone can take great pictures.

Expo Zaragoza - Water For Life

Tomato’s Simon Taylor and our Mike Wells convinced the Spanish Government that HLA could produce 72 individual films exploring the themes of Water for Life. These were then displayed as installations within the signature buildings at the EXPO site in Zaragoza.

Modern Times

Ben Craig wrote, directed this short Science-fiction film which we here at hla then watched and hired him immediately.

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry - Julian Fellows

Ben and Anthony Holden created this wonderful book and with Amnesty asked us to film contributors discussing why certain poems move them to tears.