The best stories aren’t created, they’re discovered.

Lonelyleap is a collaborative, transatlantic team of strategists, directors, cinematographers, designers and producers.

Our films are based on human truths. They communicate at a deep level: stimulating intelligence, feeding curiosity and inspiring action.

‘Content’ doesn’t describe the resonance of our work; we're a source of connection between storytellers and audiences.

Our Approach



This is where we start, because there is no story without truth. We listen, collaborate, question and explore. We examine detail, investigate angles and follow leads. Our goal is meaningful discovery.



Balancing structure with freedom, we leverage our authentic understanding of our client's objectives to construct captivating narratives and craft cinematography.



We know how to use the online environment to get messages out there. And our intelligent campaigns engage a diverse broadcast audience, inspiring people to access and share our films.

Our Clients

American Express
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Save the Children
Channel 4
World Economic Forum
Kew Gardens
Condé Nast
Universal McCann

Our People

Simon Kreitem



Simon is a co-founder and the business brain of Lonelyleap. He comes from the explicit world of photojournalism and documentary filmmaking, and brings with him an ability to cut through to the core of any story.

Simon Waldron

Creative Director


Simon is a co-founder and Creative Director of our London studio. His strong vision, passion for film, intuitive sense of the best approach for each project and relentless perfectionism drive the creative thinking on all of our independent and corporate work.

Gill Hadley



Here from the beginning, Gill is the glue that holds Lonelyleap together and oversees operations and business development. A trained designer, Gill spent over fifteen years producing award-winning film and photography projects for some of the world's largest brands.

Jeff Taylor


New York

Jeff is a Partner in the New York office and an accomplished Director of Photography. His dedicated team service the largest of our multi-national client base, while he focuses his craft on capturing cinematic visuals from across the globe.

Sophie Bell

Managing Director


Sophie joined Lonelyleap in 2011 with experience in feature films, investigative journalism and branded content. Initially working across production and strategy, Sophie became Managing Director in 2017. Her commercial and editorial acumen sees her well-suited to managing the complexities of running an international storytelling business.

Fiz Olajide

Managing Director

New York

Fiz leads our New York office as Managing Director and is responsible for the daily operations of the company and its next phase of growth across the US. With over a decade of experience across advertising, broadcast and media in New York and London, she brings a vital combination of commercial and brand strategy to build our reputation in our approach to creating cinematic, meaningful work.

Anne Hollowday

Executive Creative Director

New York

As ECD, Anne leads the creative team in our New York office. With an eye for aesthetics as well as strategy, she partners with brands to push the boundaries of storytelling and create compelling, impactful work. An award winning filmmaker by background, she has directed projects all over the world - from global campaigns to short docs and branded content series.

Commissioning us

If you’re interested in connecting to your audience through storytelling, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us via the link below.