UNIT Studios hires Executive Producer Phil McCluney
UNIT are thrilled to welcome industry legend Phil McCluney to the creative studio. Taking on a role as an Executive Producer, McCluney will be responsible for strengthening existing client relationships and will be expanding UNIT’s offering in emerging areas of the VFX, Production and Post Production industry.
In his colourful twenty year history, McCluney has produced commercials, animated media, shorts and documentary films working across both agencies, production and post production. His wealth of creative and production experience has led him to work with some of the best agencies worldwide including Uncommon, Mother, McCann Erickson, Fallon, Joint, Anomaly, BMPDDB and DDB UK, including a role client side at Deliveroo as Executive Producer and Lead Producer for Google during a stint at 72&Sunny in Amsterdam. He was also a post producer at the Mill and an EP at production companies B-Reel and Dog Eat Dog.
His portfolio includes producing for big brands such as Amazon, Google, MINI, VW, Audi, Unilever, Expedia, Barclaycard, Sony, Facebook and most recently British Airways and Formula E. His latest film project was with Oscar winner James Lucas on a short film “Paint the Dragon’s Eyes” a Iris film festival ‘Best of British’ selection shown on All4. Other film projects include EP’ing director Ryan Hope’s documentary “Skin” which received wide acclaim, premiering at SXSW festival and a documentary for YouTube about their Creators Zoella, Tomski and others for Anomaly.
Phil was a founding member of the APA interactive group APAi, a digital and integrated group with the aim of implementing unified processes across the industry.
Of joining UNIT Phil McCluney says; “Throughout my career, I’ve always had such a solid experience working with UNIT. They are real problem solvers and it’s great having sound and picture under one roof. I was very happy when they asked me to join the team and grow their client base. I want to make all producers that come to us feel they are having the very best service, the highest standard of work possible and who feel supported all the way through. Having worked as a producer at agencies, production companies and client side at Deliveroo and Facebook, I recognise that those are the things I look for in a production partner and I’m pleased to convey this on UNIT’s behalf. Exciting times.”
Ian Luxford, MD, UNIT says; “Having known and worked with Phil for some years now, he has a fantastic reputation for having one of the calmest heads in the game. Phil’s experiences on the brand side, agency producing and in VFX houses will be invaluable to UNIT. It’s incredibly exciting that he is on our team now, and I look forward to seeing how his ideas and energy can help us expand our offering to UNIT and our clients.”