Factory Fifteen is a BAFTA award-winning collective of directors, filmmakers and digital artists.
We create extraordinary cinematic worlds and live immersive experiences for global brands, architects and film production.
Our work has taken audiences on a whistle-stop tour of Olympic Tokyo, launched Zaha Hadid's BEEAH building, and helped bring Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses to life on TV.
Founder / CCO
Paul is a Creative Director and co-founder of Factory Fifteen. He specialises in directing branded content and immersive projects. He was selected for the Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators Showcase at Cannes Lion, and won a BAFTA Award for his 2022 Tokyo Olympics titles.
Matt joined Factory Fifteen at its inception and quickly developed the company's architectural offering. He has directed films and imagery for Zaha Hadid, Populous, and SEW architects, along with directing animated films for Channel 4's 'Inside Out Homes.
TV & FILM
Kibwe co-founded Factory Fifteen and directs large scale-film and tv projects. Kibwe has directed genre-defining, magical, short films like Jonah, Robot & Scarecrow, and Aisha & Abhaya, and now has two feature films in development to be released in 2024/2025 respectively.
3D / Pipeline
BAFTA WINNERS 2021
Factory Fifteen win BAFTA for BBC’s Olympic Tokyo Trail.
We are beyond delighted to announce our collaboration with the BBC for their Tokyo 2020 titles, won this year’s BAFTA in the category of ‘Titles & Graphic Identity’. View News
Holiday Joy Ride
Factory Fifteen immerse children of St Judes Hospital in partnership with Kia
For Christmas 2022 we created an immersive festive joyride with Kia Motors for less fortunate children suffering from cancer being treated at St Jude’s hospital in Memphis. See the heartfelt project HERE, directed by Paul Nicholls.
A frozen world of cinema and games, brought to life through sound, for Spitfire Audio.
Long-time collaborator Spitfire Audio came to us with one of the most challenging briefs we’ve had in a while; to represent action cinema and games in the most epic way possible. See how we responded HERE.
The Kitchen Feature Film
Kibwe's to direct his first feature film, written by Daniel Kaluuya, staring Top Boys Kano
Production begins! 8 years in the making. Written by Daniel Kaluuya, Production from our friends at DMC and 59%, alongside Film 4 & Netflix Film. Staring Kano and Jedaiah Bannerman. Released late 2023.. View News
Roots In The Sky
Factory Fifteen create ambitious film for Fabrix for the redevelopment of Blackfriars Crown Court.
We helped Fabrix and architect Sheppard Robson bring their vision for Crown Court redevelopment to life through a cinematic film involving a 3-day green screen shoot plus a drone and heli shoot. See the project HERE.
“From studying architecture together to directing feature films, creating adverts for the BBC and working with some of the best architects in the world“
Factory Fifteen was founded in 2011 by Kibwe Tavares, Jonathan Gales and Paul Nicholls. Our name was inspired by the class we attended at The Bartlett UCL, called ‘Unit 15’, taught by renowned educator and thinker Nick Clear and architectural photographer Simon Kennedy. Our thought-provoking, political and technological films broke the mould in architecture and won numerous awards, such as the RIBA Silver Medal, several CG Awards, and selection to dozens of international festivals, including Sundance and the Vimeo Awards Festival.
Immediately after graduating, we set up a studio in an artist’s residence in Brixton. Our bold and disruptive films had a unique tone and voice and caught the interest of several advertising agents, architects, and film producers—this laid the foundations for the three pillars of work we serve today.
Throughout the years, we have opened our own art and events gallery, established a co-working space, organised large-scale exhibitions and music events, conducted teaching workshops, and generally aimed to have the most fun possible with our friends and clients, whom we love.
In November 2022, one of our founders, Jonathan Gales, was tragically killed by a drunk driver in LA. We deeply miss our friend and colleague as we enter the next phase of the studio without him—however, his memory lives on through his family and at the core of our DNA.