Aidan Belizaire - Director/Producer/Writer
Aidan is a Manchester based Director/Writer. The Sleeper Effect was created whilst Aidan worked with BBC, ITV and multiple independent production companies, in his spare time. Wanting to showcase his Directing skills further, along with prove a large budget isn't necessary, Aidan began compiling a talented team to create the largest personal project of his career.
Andrew Phillips - Music/Writer
Andrew is a freelance Composer/Writer living in Manchester. Following the completion of several other comedic projects under Footlong Films, Andrew worked with Aidan and Chris to create their first drama together in late 2009. After completing music for several shorts, promos and features, he moved into composing for TSE, which has become his most complex score to date.
Chris Aylward - Writer/Advertising
Chris is a graphic artist based in Manchester specializing in logo and branding, after being brought onto the "the sleeper effect" by Aidan after discussing the idea for a number of weeks, writing and development of the script began in late 2009. An avid researcher Chris focused on historical referencing in writing and also branding of the show.
Enos Desjardins - Sound Supervisor
Enos is a Finnish-Canadian sound designer. Since graduating two years ago, he has already worked on feature films (one of which is due for theatrical release), shorts, and multiple corporates. Enos currently lives in Manchester, designing sound for visual media both individually on a freelance basis and as part of the audio post production group Tonewaves.
Adam Thomas - Visual Effects Supervisor
Adam is an experienced VFX artist and supervisor, and has worked on several projects and collaborations, including the successful short film - The Hunt for Gollum. Impressed by the test footage and early trailers he'd seen for The Sleeper Effect, Adam got in touch to offer his assistance. It wasn't long until he was on board, and had soon assembled a small team of talented artists to help bring the required shots to the screen.
David Noble - Director of Photography
David is freelance Director of Photography based in manchester. An early adopter of DSLR cinematography in 2009, David has now worked in numerous fields including documentary, short film, commercial, music videos and web based corporate and marketing virals. Employers include BBC Learning, Comedy North, SKV Communications and Two Sugars TV.
David has been working with Aidan and the team on TSE since its very early stages of development in 2009.
Adam Stokes - Colourist
Adam is a freelance Colorist & Editor living in the Greater Manchester area. He works for a number of Production companies in and around Manchester on a variety of content. TSE is Adam's first project with Aidan, Chris and Andrew and was responsible for grading the show.