About us

The Origin. It can always be found in simple truths. We are always interested in finding the nucleus in a film which truthfully expresses the relationship between a brand and its audience. 

With full end-to-end production and post-production services, Origin delivers crafted content.

James Leigh
Director

James’ documentary journalism background has taken him from the launch pads of Cape Canaveral to the flooded city streets of New Orleans. James began his career in London, as a producer for Brook Lapping Productions and Raw Television, where he produced the BAFTA-winning documentary, Liquid Bomb Plot. During this time, James’ productions appeared on BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS and Channel 4.

His acute talent for visual storytelling and directing have brought James to the U.S.

MATT DUNCAN
Editor / Director

Classically trained at the University for the Creative Arts, Matt spent ten years honing his craft in Soho becoming one of the most sought after Editors in London. He was the lead editor on some of the UK’s most memorable series for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky One.

Since co-founding Origin, Matt has made the transition from Editor to Director, crafting highly atmospheric and stunningly visual films for brands such as Burberry and New Era.

Chas Howell
Producer

Prior to joining Origin, Chas worked in entertainment marketing. His campaign work has helped launch some of the most successful television series of the last five years, for networks including Starz, FOX, FX, MTV & WGN America.

Chas is also a seasoned brand strategist whose creative approaches to problem solving have taken him around the world on behalf of Coca-Cola and Samsung.

Chas loves bringing creative people together to make great films.