We’re Mad Ruffian - nice to meet you. We are a mixed-media production, post-production and direction coterie. We create content ranging from live action and visual effects, to CGI animated characters and motion graphics - and we do it all under one roof. We have an arm exclusively devoted to post-production, called Ruffian Post, which allows us to take on post-production work from other production companies, as well as execute Mad Ruffian productions from conception to finished product without having to rely on any outside help. We don’t have a roster of directors, artists, and producers - rather, as a collective, we are director, producer, compositor and editor, and we always strive to surround ourselves with the best collaborators and each Ruffian contributes to the success of the company. We've definitely got some sass but, most importantly, we uphold a code of ethics founded in kindness, integrity, and an insatiable thirst for constantly learning and bettering ourselves.
Christopher Watson-Wood, our Executive Creative Director is a Londoner and award-winning director of films and commercials with an expertise in CGI and VFX. He also heads our drive for new development and IP.
Amanda Jones, our Executive Creative Producer, is an LA girl and trained actress with a background in casting and producing theatre – ultimately leading her way to directing and producing films and commercials.
Toby Williams-Ellis is Head of Operations for Mad Ruffian and all of the day to day for Ruffian Post. He is a skilled CG artist and specializes in Houdini. He has a background in documentary film and is always learning (and teaching us) something new.
Mad Ruffian is an end-to-end commercial production company. So we handle all aspects of post-production with our in house post production studio Ruffian Post. Doing it all under one roof is not only more economical, it also allows us to meet our clients ongoing versioning and deliverable needs without having to relying on outside vendors. We're also pretty damn good at what we do. Have a look at our reel here.