Paul Gilmore - Director
Paul formed Activation in 2001. Having worked as a professional actor for over 20 years in TV Theatre and Film, Paul has has designed and delivered numerous drama-based training programmes for a wide range of clients and training needs. His past clients come from both private and public sector organisations and include numerous NHS Trusts. He set up Activation Films in 2012 to meet the growing demand from clients to communicate key messages and training requirements through the use of video.

Jane Eden - Consultant/Writer
Jane is an experienced facilitator, trainer and coach and delivers many training programmes for Activation. As a writer, Jane’s screenplay “Gone Away” is the 2013 winner of the Screenwriting Goldmine Competition. In 2012, Jane was chosen by the BBC Writersroom for the first year of their Skylight programme for emerging new writers. In 2013, she was selected for the Doctor’s Shadow Scheme. She is now developing a story with her script editor. Jane studied drama at the University of Exeter and Yale School of Drama before training as an actress at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She graduated with the gold medal… and then became a writer. Jane is currently developing ideas for film and television. 


Tom Seal - Freelance Director of Photography
Tom has worked on numerous TV, documentaries and film projects. He has worked both nationally and internationally and is well respected for his attention to detail and ability to get the job done. Work includes The Peep Show, Derren Brown, Ten Minute Tales, Great Movie Mistakes, Tea & Sympathy, Seconds from Disaster. Tom has been the DOP on three recent Activation projects - Time to Care, which is currently been made into an E-learning programme. West London Mental Health Trust scenarios showing interactions between staff and patients. The Handover - a scenario to demonstrate staff attitudes to self harm

Chris Mann - Stills photographer
Photography became a profession for me almost by accident. My obsessive attention to detail teamed with this new tool allowed me to explore the world on a purely visual level. I have gravitated towards portraiture and this is undoubtedly influenced by my work as an actor. I predominantly shoot performers because I am part of that world. This can be anyone from celebrity presenters to professional musicians, dancers, actors, to recent graduates and everything inbetween. I am currently collaborating with Jonathan Vickers on 'Reason Enough', a book about what drives performers to do what they do. 


Liz Lewis - Production co-ordinator
Liz has worked on all of Activation's productions as production co-ordinator. Previously an account handler for some of London's top brand and advertising agencies she brings her organisational skills and infectious enthusiasm to each and every project. When not busy with Activation she combines a busy home life with work as a disability and dyslexic support worker at Brunel University.

We work with professional actors and highly experienced TV and film crews.