Tony Gilbert

Company Owner, Shadow Industries

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From a background of directorships for interactive and agency companies, working with major brands such as Sainsbury’s, BMW, Cable & Wireless, and Sky, Tony set up Shadow Industries with his colleague Luke Wilmot in 2006.

With the company originally operating in the field of visual effects and animation production, he has worked on major television programmes and films in the UK, Europe, and the US, with the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, and HBO amongst others.

Branching out into the field of emerging technologies, Tony is responsible for all the interactive productions undertaken by Shadow. He is the first point of contact with the client, managing large scale projects, negotiating and procuring third-party support and overseeing the day-to-day running of its R&D projects.

His work with his colleagues has led to six nominations by the Royal Television Society, winning the award on three occasions. The company has also been BIMA nominated twice in the last two years for interactive projects, leading to an award for VR in 2017.