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Creative Lead
Commercial Production
Brighton, United Kingdom


The Progress Film Company is an award-winning, contemporary film studio based in Brighton, UK.
Progress makes commercials, digital content, branded entertainment, animation and feature-length cinema under one roof, serving both agency and clients directly worldwide.
We are looking for a Creative Lead to join our young, rapidly evolving film studio, someone who can work with our 18-strong team to lead on the creation, development and delivery of outstanding ideas which move audiences, bring results to our clients and help us grow as a company.
Based out of our Brighton studio, you’ll live and breathe the creative process, being the first point of contact on briefs, deconstructing and discussing them with the client before leading our team to develop, pitch and deliver innovative and informed creative which is distinctively Progress. We’re looking for someone who can approach every brief with an open mind and fresh eyes, equally adept at formulating big ideas and functional solutions, bringing new influences and inspiration to the table alongside our existing portfolio.
Working with our directors, animators and filmmakers, you’ll guide projects through the production process, ensuring the creative vision is delivered in line with the brief and the brand framework. You’ll use your expertise to finesse every project, with your attention to detail ensuring every film which leaves our studio is as good as it can be, consistent with brand guidelines and Progress standards.
While this is not a hands-on filmmaker role, we are open to candidates from a range of backgrounds, whether that is the film or advertising industry, client or agency side. You’ll have at least 5 years professional experience within the creative industries and at least 3 years professional experience working within a studio or agency who serve clients of a similar calibre to Progress.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • To lead the creative voice of Progress as a place where powerful work with award-winning potential is made
  • Overseeing the creative delivery of ideas from initial concept through to launch
  • Building and maintaining strong and trustful relationships with our clients
  • Coming up with clear, creative and strategic responses to briefs, both big idea and functional
  • Leading meetings with and pitches to agencies and clients, selecting and galvanising a team to deliver the best treatment or presentation
  • Creatively communicating ideas through written treatments, storyboards or concept art
  • Problem solving and reacting pragmatically to client proposals and responses
  • Briefing, working alongside and leading our in-house team of directors, editors and filmmakers
  • Executing visual identities, acting as a brand guardian for our clients, but also our company
Desired Skills
  • A keen eye for detail and quality
  • Ability to create ideas across film genres and platforms
  • Awareness of the key industries in which we work, with a passion for film and culture
  • Comprehensive understanding of pitching and the client process, with the ability to get ideas commissioned
  • A strong communicator who is used to working across teams, with a knack for constructive feedback and inspiring a team
  • A lack of ego - we create work together, the Progress way
  • An analytical mindset with the ability to rationalise decisions
  • A working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite

Salary - £30k-35k p/a dependent on experience
Please send websites, showreels or portfolios along with a letter of interest to: talent@progressfilm. co. uk