Why we do Shiny
We know how important it is to have contacts in the creative industries.
That makes it difficult for talented directors who don't have contacts to create a career for themselves. 'The system' makes it harder to get started for POC, women, directors with disabilities, directors outside the middle classes or outside major cities - anyone under-represented in the commercial production industry.
SHINY is a not-for-profit limited company.
Who we are
SHINY was founded by Caroline Bottomley,
who also founded Radar in 2006.
which enabled worldwide access to music video commissioning. It was award-winning and was the first commissioning platform of its kind. Radar was acquired in 2017.
Prior to that she worked in TV, and ran art centres & nightclubs, where she won various awards and nice accolades from artists, the Arts Council and from international media.
Alex Hedges is a Non-Executive Director for SHINY. Most recently Managing Director of acclaimed film edit house, The Assembly Rooms, Alex previously set up Inside Job, Saatchi’s in-house production arm. Prior to that she spent years working at some of London’s top production companies and agencies.