Who We Are

Ground Control is a concept-driven production hub that provides clients with creative development and production for their international communication needs.

Focussing on Japan – European relations, we deliver stories and experiences that transcend media and capture attention.

All of our work is driven by ground breaking creativity supported by world class artisanry and technique.

Why We Exist

Ground Control is a production hub that specialises in storytelling through directing, animation, design and VFX. Operating beyond the 30 second TV spot, we develop concepts for a broad spectrum of established media and emerging technologies, collaborating with clients and agencies to bring their ideas to life.

Ground Control was launched in 2014 by a team of pioneering storytellers helmed by Michael Stanish, formerly Head of Production at MPC and senior producer at Framestore.

It was their love for creative chaos, coupled with a strong belief in procedural advancement, that gave birth to the concept behind Ground Control: to create powerful bespoke offerings – delivering on the most challenging briefs without the constraints of bureaucratic hierarchies and huge overheads.

More nimble.
More approachable.
More effective.

It is this philosophy that gave rise to the name
GROUND CONTROL.

What We Deliver

Integrated production
Live action
Animation
CGI
Storytelling
Concept
Technical imagery
Design
CG direction

Expanding upon our foundation in design and animation, we have carved our own space in the UK and international production industry, applying our unique working methods and standards.

From live action and CG projects, to art that transcends campaign touchpoints, Ground Control is known for solving the most challenging of creative briefs with conceptual skill and captivating imagery.

We elevate every brief beyond what is imaginable.

From direction and conceptualisation, to the delivery of assets across all media, we work with talented directors to create a lasting experience that is story driven.

Our Client Partners