London-based production studio Spindle has hired Emily Jordan-Wilson as Head of Sales and Lou Gagen as Executive Producer

Emily Jordan-Wilson will nurture and grow the roster while “developing creative opportunities and connections across advertising and entertainment.”

Jordan-Wilson joins from Stink, where she looked after an international roster of 50 directors, helping them secure work in the UK & Amsterdam.

Jordan-Wilson says “A big thing for me was helping bring emerging talent from Stink Rising to the main directing roster, and getting jobs like BT ‘Hope United’ for Matilda Finn and Geej Ower’s ‘National Centre For Domestic Violence’ spot. That piece was a big moment for me, working with an all female team on something we knew would help so many others in the process was an amazing feeling.” 

Lou Gagen joins as Executive Producer. She has spent the last 15 years as producer/ EP, with companies such as Caviar, Stink, Independent and Somesuch.

Gagen has produced multiple award-winning projects including Lurpak ‘Kitchen Odyssey’ and Volkswagen ‘Button’. She has several D&AD pencils, British Arrows and Cannes Lions, including a Grand Prix for Volvo ‘Life Paint’, and has produced Super Bowl commercials alongside documentaries, digital content and music-videos for the likes of Foals and The XX.

Spindle’s ‘People + Planet’ initiative commits it to becoming a ‘climate positive company’ with environmentally sustainable productions, and improving the pathway into production for both those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

Jordan-Wilson said: “Originally coming from an animation / illustration background, I’ve always seen things very differently. My worlds aren’t always refined to what’s possible on camera but around new ways of working. A big draw for me with Spindle was everything they do is either good for people and/or good for the planet. Positive production is something that really excites me as I’m sure it will brands and creatives.”

Gagen added “I am beyond thrilled to be joining the team at Spindle. They are a genuinely lovely bunch of humans (so important in our industry), with a very real and pro-active commitment to being a force for good, with their diversity and positive climate change initiatives. As a company they are growing and already producing award-winning work with heart and craft; and have big ambitions to take on the top 10 in London and beyond. I look forward to being a part of that ambition and growth and can’t wait to see what we do next.”

Director and founding partner of Spindle, Greg Hackett, said “we’re thrilled to be welcoming Emily and Lou to Spindle. It’s clear they both want to make not only great creative work, but to produce films in a way that aligns with Spindle’s ethos. Emily brings with her great experience and will be key to finding opportunities for our growing roster of directors, and we feel incredibly lucky to have Lou joining as EP bringing 15 years production experience to add rigour to our offering. It’s a huge step in the evolution of Spindle, and we’re super excited about the year ahead.”


Jon Creamer

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