London based Absolute have announced the appointment of not just one - but two - new Hannah’s to their production team.

Joining in the role of producer, Hannah Whitehill brings with her a wealth of knowledge and a profound passion for post-production. “I love that every day is different. I fell in love with the industry in 2014 when a friend suggested I try out as a runner and I’ve never looked back.”

Whitehill joins Absolute from Tag Collective Arts (formerly Big Buoy) and lists working on award-winning music promos for the likes of slowthai and Skepta as career highlights, as well as shooting E45’s Millions campaign on the “freezing cold hills of Loch Lamond”.

Born in Hastings, Whitehill grew up in North London and has over seven years’ experience in the industry. She lists the collaborative process as her favourite part of the production workflow: “I love working as a team to create something really special. Absolute has an amazing reputation and I’m really looking forward to getting more hands-on experience in the animation and CG departments.”

Also joining Absolute’s production team from Tag Collective Arts is Hannah Barnes, who will lead PR and marketing efforts for Absolute and in-house animation studio, Blind Pig.

Barnes says she is “brimming with ideas” on how to highlight Absolute’s end-to-end offering: “I can’t wait to shine the spotlight on the incredible work and talent within the Absolute family. There are so many brilliant individuals and each one is an expert in their field. I look forward to diving right in!”

Alongside writing and communication, Barnes lists ideation as one of the favourite parts of her role and enjoys working closely with VFX artists to bring ideas to life. “Absolute is as much about the people as it is the incredible work they produce. I can’t wait to build our profile and I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the team.” 

CEO and founder, David Smith, concludes, “I’m excited about the fabulous addition of both Hannah’s to the Absolute team and can’t wait to see what 2021 brings.”