Volatile Pictures was originally founded in 2014 by a small group of practitioners as a theatre company under a different name.
In 2016 one of those founding members, James Sibley, gained full control over the company and immediately began to turn us into the independent film company we are known as today. Shortly afterwards James invited the talented Sam Creamer on board to help run the company with him and complete the transformation.
Our founding principle is to celebrate and capture the volatility of life in our films to create challenging yet entertaining works. With a Volatile Pictures production you should always expect the unexpected as predictable is not in our DNA; we believe art is a reflection of life and should therefore endeavour to be just as unpredictable!
When looking for collaborators, we pride ourselves on seeking out cast and crew who enjoy breaking the mould and are open minded to our mantra – being Creatively Volatile.
The original founding member, James is an experienced filmmaker who has worked in a range of crew positions on both film and theatre productions. James’ latest works include Sir Johnathan, Venerable and the award winning Camomile.
Sam is an award winning cinematographer and co-founder of Volatile Pictures. As a fully accredited member of the Guild of Television Camera Professionals, he brings his experience in production from a variety of content both in short form and feature drama.
During my time working with Volatile Pictures I was impressed by the amount of talent and creativity every member of the team contributed. Every aspect such as cinematography, lighting, sound etc. was given a lot of attention and detail and the work they put in behind the camera shows in the films that they produce. I am always eager to see the work they put out and would jump at the chance to work with them again.
Not only did their artistic restlessness and robust vision motivate actors to move forwards, but James also profoundly understands how to work with them.
Having worked with Volatile Pictures on multiple projects I have consistently seen their professionalism, dedication and understanding of the filmmaking craft. To me this is evident from seeing how they bring out the best in their cast, crew and equipment to deliver the production value they want consistently. They also manage the constant shifting of situations on sets while above all making sure that the narrative is being maintained.
What I love about Volatile Pictures is not only their incredible amount of professionalism, but also the pure passion that radiates from the team. Having worked alongside Volatile Pictures for two productions, I have become accustomed to their clear communication, vision, outstanding rapport and great attentiveness to the care and well-being of their cast and crew. I am simply astonished at the progress and sheer development achieved in such a short period of time and I am excited for their upcoming projects. I look forward to the opportunity of working with them again!
Everything about my contract with Volatile was a breeze: From the welcoming and wonderfully accommodating casting process, through the attention to detail in every aspect of their production values, their dedication to meaningful, poignant, and often neglected themes and storylines, to the care and professional attitude they gave to their cast and crew on set.