The best stories aren’t created, they’re discovered.

Lonelyleap is a collaborative, transatlantic team of strategists, directors, cinematographers, designers and producers.

Our films are based on human truths. They communicate at a deep level: stimulating intelligence, feeding curiosity and inspiring action.

‘Content’ doesn’t describe the resonance of our work; we're a source of connection between storytellers and audiences.

Our Approach



This is where we start, because there is no story without truth. We listen, collaborate, question and explore. We examine detail, investigate angles and follow leads. Our goal is meaningful discovery.



Balancing structure with freedom, we leverage our authentic understanding of our client's objectives to construct captivating narratives and craft cinematography.



We know how to use the online environment to get messages out there. And our intelligent campaigns engage a diverse broadcast audience, inspiring people to access and share our films.

Our Clients

American Express
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Save the Children
Channel 4
World Economic Forum
Kew Gardens
Condé Nast
Universal McCann

Our People

Simon Kreitem

Managing Partner


Simon is a co-founder and the business brain of Lonelyleap. He comes from the explicit world of photojournalism and documentary filmmaking, and brings with him an ability to cut through to the core of any story.

Simon Waldron

Creative Partner


Simon is a co-founder and creative heart of the business. As Creative Director, his strong vision, passion for film, intuitive sense of the best approach for each project and relentless perfectionism drive the creative thinking on all of our independent and corporate work.

Gill Hadley

Head of Operations / Partner


Here from the beginning, Gill is the glue that holds Lonelyleap together and oversees business development, operations and client relationships globally. A trained designer, Gill spent over fifteen years producing award-winning film and photography projects for some of the world's largest brands.

Jeff Taylor

DoP / NY Partner

New York

Jeff is a Partner in the New York office and an accomplished Director of Photography. His dedicated team service the largest of our multi-national client base, while he focuses his craft on capturing cinematic visuals from across the globe.

Sophie Bell

Managing Director, London


Sophie is responsible for implementing Lonelyleap’s strategy, as well as developing partnerships with brands and broadcasters in the pursuit of intelligent storytelling. Her background in factual programming and broadcast media makes her a stickler for integrity, bringing a rigour and professionalism to our documentaries and branded content initiatives.

Jason Harper

Creative Director

New York

Jason made his first documentary experiments in Berlin, joining the New York office after stints in Senegal and Chicago. He leads the creative team in finding and capturing undiscovered stories - often from unexpected places.

Commissioning us

If you’re interested in connecting to your audience through storytelling, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us via the link below.