About Us

If you’re looking for a creative partner that actually listens to you and then hustles to overdeliver, welcome to Silk Factory. We’re a band of like-minded creatives in London, New York and LA who live for motion picture storytelling. It’s our jam and also, quite literally, our bread and butter. Our highly skilled strategists, producers, writers, editors and graphic designers craft compelling, award-winning marketing campaigns for the biggest brands in entertainment.

Let us do the same for you.

Silk Factory Production Award
Silk Factory Production Award
Silk Factory Production Award
Silk Factory Production Award
Silk Factory Production Award

The Team

John Piedot

Creative Director & Founder



John is a multi award-winning creative director and editor who has collaborated on some of the most memorable film marketing campaigns of the last 20 years. He is armed with a huge experience of delivering international and domestic campaigns for both studio and independent releases across all platforms. A passionate and proven advocate of developing new creative talent within the business, he can often be seen at industry wide events across Europe talking about the art of film trailers and entertainment marketing. A self-confessed Soho fanatic he plans to write a book about his adopted second home when he hangs up his marketing hat.

Andrew Snook

Director of Production & Founder



Driven on by his passion for creativity and a desire for post production perfection, Andy has risen quickly through the ranks of the post production world in Soho working on some of the biggest cinematic releases of the last 10 years. He is at his happiest when he is challenging himself and his colleagues to be ahead of the curve both creatively and technically, to deliver the best results. We wait to hear whether his Aerosmith tribute band will be as successful.

Richard Baker

President, US Operations



Based in New York City, Richard is an accomplished entertainment marketing and creative advertising professional. Prior to joining Silk Factory, he served as EVP, Marketing & Creative Advertising at FilmNation Entertainment for its first decade. Recognized as one of Hollywood’s ‘new leaders’ by Variety, Richard has overseen the global release of over 160 movies including titles such as The Big Sick, Arrival, Under The Skin, Room, The King’s Speech, Looper, Magic Mike, The Imitation Game, Mud and the films of Almodóvar and Malick. In the five years from 2013-2018, his releases amassed $1.24B in global box office and garnered over 40 Academy Award nominations. Prior to FilmNation he served as VP, International Marketing at The Weinstein Company and was previously Head of Marketing at Edinburgh International Film Festival in the UK.

Roy Smith

VP, Senior Producer


Paul Cartlich

VP, Creative Director



Heading up the LA studio, Paul is a multi award-winning Editor/Producer who has been at the forefront of the trailer industry for over 16 years. He began his career in London, relocating to New York in 2012 and now proudly calls Los Angeles home. He has a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for creating the innovative and boundary pushing content seen on today’s screens. He is responsible for some of the biggest cinematic trailers of the last 10 years and is always striving to elevate the art form. He has a genuine passion for film and is as happy mentoring young talent as he is producing and editing trailers.

Kat Power

Production Operations Manager

Kara Francis-Lyons

Executive Producer

Nick Vass

Creative Director

Jodie Tipple

Senior Producer

Rupert Colegrave

Creative Producer

Mihaela Muhtarova


Fran Campbell


Georgia Cope

Junior Producer

Rachel Hyde

Production Intern

Dadi Sigurdsson

Creative Director and Senior Editor

Martin Wrench

Senior Editor

Becci Jones

Senior Editor

Liam Shove

Senior Editor

Dominic Lea


Alec Albury


Oli Johns


Lewis Rose


Miranda Siegmann

Junior Editor

James Fergusson

Junior Editor

Ed Hick

Head of Online and IO

Elle Laud

Assistant Online Editor

Dina Iliasova

Trainee Editor

Simon Thomas

Senior Motion Graphics Designer

Giorgia Zampese

Motion Graphics Designer

Thiago Kazuo

Motion Graphics Designer

Carmina Louise SanJuan

Motion Graphics Designer

Charlotte Austin

People and Culture Director