ATP x Sense Arena – Darwin Blanch

September 2023

New directing work for Sense Arena & ATP featuring world junior player Darwin Blanch. Shot during Wimbledon, we worked to a very small window of time with our talent Darwin, showcasing the new Sense Arena headset and user interface. As always, thank you for the amazing crew behind this one.

Director: Oli Hillyer-Riley
DOP: Jules Philippi
1st AC: Ollie Bingham
2nd AC: Alex Brannan
Gaffer: Tobias May
Spark: George Read
Sound Tech: Adam Davies
DIT: Matthew Aland
Set Stylist: Mair Joint
Set Stylist Assistant: Antonia Reed
Editor: Allen Avenido
Sound Design: Clear Cut
Grade: Nick Watson @ The Escape Hatch
Production: Twenty Twenty
Producer: John Alflatt
Producer: Jodie Simms
Production Assistant: Kelvin Webb
Agency Producer: Mike Smith
Art Director: Dean Farrow
Creative Director: Pete Gomori

Adidas Headphones – Sasha DiGiulian

July 2023

Always a pleasure heading overseas to work with athletes. This time for Adidas Headphones and their FWD-02 campaign, shooting world-renowned rock climber Sasha DiGiulian as part of a broader campaign series. More to follow…

Puma – Usain Bolt

June 2023

To acknowledge 75 years of Puma, it was a privilege to be asked to capture their stalwart ambassador Usain Bolt.

Sports Direct – GAA Cork Kit Campaign

April 2023

Returning to Páirc Uí Chaoimh to shoot this year’s GAA Cork kit campaign for Sports Direct was great. A rare (extremely rare for Ireland) summer’s day in the depths of winter with the next generation of players; thank you to the ace crew behind it.

Director & Photographer: Oli Hillyer-Riley
Producer: Jez Cox
DOP: Jules Philippi
Edit: Nathan Dale
Grade: Rob Norm
Audio Post: 750mph
Sound Design: Michalis Anthis & Leo Baynes


Dulwich Hamlet FC Women

March 2023

To celebrate International Womens Day, here is a new personal film featuring Dulwich Hamlet FC Women. Shot over a handful of training sessions and games, it was great to capture the team’s hard work, passion and personality. Creating this was a lot of fun, especially being amongst the home game partisan crowd.

DOP & Edit: Oli Hillyer Riley
Animation: Laura McHugh
Grade: Mark Slobodian @ Evolutions TV
Sound Design: Michalis Anthis & Leo Baynes @ 750mph
Music: Brother Music

Loved Ones

January 2023

It’s been a breath of fresh air to start off the new year by spending so much time with family and friends. On reflection, there’s the stark realisation we are in the next chapter of our lives, children. Needless to say, you can’t beat the love and joy captured.

Doncaster Knights

November 2022

Pie, chips and gravy. A fine bitter selection, a partisan crowd and some high-end rugby. You’re in ‘God’s own Country’, boy.

On assignment documenting Doncaster Knight’s during their Championship Rugby Cup clash for issue 19 of The Rugby Journal. Thank you to the ‘Donnys’ for welcoming me with open arms.

The Surf Atlas

October 2022

Privileged to have the No Wahala series featured in The Surf Atlas by the world-renowned publisher Gelstaltan. A big thank you to Co-Editor Luke Gartside for bringing light to the surf community of Tarkwa Bay once again.

The book features a collection of stories and photo series celebrating the diversity of our surfing world, from emerging scenes in Senegal and Iran to iconic Europe and The South Pacific.

Luke Gartside – ‘The idea was to go beyond the standard surf travel guide format and focus instead on the events and characters that shaped the culture of each place. For me, it was a great way to pull together some of my all-time favourite tales uncovered over ten years of writing about surfing. Beyond the place-specific profiles, there are also some essays by brilliant surf writers Jamie Currie and Lilly Plume on subjects including style, big waves and cold water exploration. The whole thing is illustrated by imagery from some of the world’s finest surf photographers and beautifully designed by the team at Gelstaltan.’

You can pick up a copy at book shops, online via World of Books, eBay or the Gestalten website.


Asahi – Together, We Go Beyond

September 2022

Together, We Go Beyond campaign for Asahi, announcing the official beer sponsor of Manchester City. Featuring Kevin De Bruyne, Kalvin Phillips and Joao Cancelo, we created a short ad and campaign imagery. From initial conversations, pre-prod, shooting, post and launch, all within two weeks. Oh, not to mention jumping over the pond to the US to make this happen. Where’s the fun if it’s easy?

Thank you to Beth Murphy & William Payne for being all over this and having faith in the team that we could pull this off. Proper crew love on this job; thank you all.

Director & Photographer: Oli Hillyer Riley
DOP: Scott Jones
Focus Puller: Blaine Walker
Gaffer: Mark Wells
Grip: Dennis Clay
Spark: Rick Malahy
Sound Recordist: Brian Albritton
DIT: Travis Scheibel
Stills Assistant: Michael Klein
Stylist: Madeline Camacho Walker
HMUA: Mariam Guerrero
Post Production: Masa Pictures
Post Producer: Nathan Neuman
Editor: Chris Prowse
Grade: Jack McGinity @ Cheat It
Sound: Clear Cut Sound
VFX: OpticFlavour Studio

Creative Director: Hayden Rodgers
Senior Producer: Beth Murphy
Line Producer: Lynn Birdwell
Account Director: William Payne

Bulk – Anthony Joshua x Pro Range

August 2022

New directing work for Bulk and their Pro Range advert featuring Anthony Joshua. A lot of fun working on this one, and one of the nicest and most down-to-earth talents I have worked with; thank you to all those involved.

Director: Oli Hillyer-Riley
DOP: Jules Philippi
Focus Puller: Ethan Lodge
Gaffer: Tobias May
Spark: Salv Fitzgerald
DIT: Jamie Shipstern-Mourn
Sound: Artur Strakhov
Stylist: Kerry Saxon
HMUA: Nadia Altinbas
Set Design: Lizzy Gilbert
Editor: Oli Hillyer-Riley & Nathan Dales
Sound Design: Michalis Anthis @ 750mph
Colorist: Mark Slobodian @ Splice Post

Talent: Anthony Joshua
Client: Bulk
Senior Brand Manager: Sara Thabet
Creative Producer: Annaliza Dowding
Exec Producer: TwentyTwenty Agency

Emma Uren

July 2022

A day spent with Olympian, Commonwealth, England Rugby Sevens & Saracens Women’s rugby player Emma Uren.

Rugby Journal – Max Malins

June 2022

Editorial for The Rugby Journal featuring England and Saracens star Max Malins. Photographed at his grassroots club Saracens Amateur RFC, Max opened up on his upbringing and ambitions for the game.

Sports Direct – Equal Play

March 2022

New directing and stills work for Sports Direct, with GB Basketball player Rene Busch & Love Basketball. The Love Basketball initiative seeks to tackle the lack of diversity in the sport and champion women / non-binary players. A huge thanks to all those involved for the great vibes and for making this so enjoyable.

Director: Oli Hillyer-Riley
Cam Op: Thomas Wootton
B Roll: Oli Hillyer-Riley
Sound: Adam Davies
Edit: Nathan Dale
Sound Design: Michalis Anthis @ 750mph
Producer: Beth Murphy
AD: Charlotte Manners


Sports Direct – GAA Cork

May 2022

Continued work with Sports Direct, this time for GAA Cork and the release of their new kit. Featuring rising stars of the game, a great day was had at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, creating a short ad and series of stills.

Photographer & Director – Oli Hillyer-Riley
DOP – Louis MacKay
Edit – Nathan Dale
Grade – Rob Norman
Sound Design – Adam Davies

Bulk – Brand Ad

January 2022

Continuing work with Bulk I directed the brand’s first-ever ad featuring Anthony Joshua and ambassadors. A big thanks to the ace team behind this one:

Director: Oli Hillyer-Riley
DOP: Jules Philippi
Focus Puller: Ethan Lodge
Sparky: Tommy Williamson
Gaffer: Tobias May
Stylist: Kerry Saxon
HMUA: Nadia Altinbas
Set Design: Set Sisters
Editor: Nathan Dale
Sound Design: Michalis Anthis @750mph
Colorist: Francis Qureshi

Bulk – Black Friday

November 2021

New Black Friday campaign for sports nutrition company Bulk, featuring professional athletes and ambassadors of the brand.

AIG – Womens Open

October 2021

To promote the up-and-coming AIG Women’s Open, I spent the day with former champion Georgia Hall. A great day had with the British no1 at her local course in Bournemouth. The photographs were used across all their platforms leading up to the tournament.




The very funny Freddie Burns (Leicester Tigers & England RFU player) for Issue 15 of The Rugby Journal. Shot on a rare sunny day in Hampshire, the full series can be found here.
Stylist: Ellie Witt
Grooming: Rachel Singer Clark
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire



Pleased to announce new work with DryRobe featuring GB Paracanoeist Jack Eyers. From the initial concept back in Nov 2019, it’s been a long 10 months in the making. Multiple lockdowns, dodging covid, flooded lakes, broken boats (and cameras), quarantines, and weather all had their part to play.

A huge thank you to DryRobe for backing and believing in the project.

Jack has been nothing but inspiring and a big thanks go to him for allowing us to shed light on the vigorous training and commitment it takes to be a Para Athlete. Congratulations on winning gold at the Canoe Sprint World Championships last week (17th Sept), all that sacrifice, and hard work certainly paid off.

Directed & Edited: Oli Hillyer-Riley
DOP: Jules Philippi
Drone Operator: Jay Enticknap @ Vimana Aerial Services
Grade: Gabriel Xavier @ Priory Post London
Sound Design: Michalis Anthis @ 750mph & Laurence Whatley @ Tag Collective Arts
Mix: Michalis Anthis @ 750mph


August 2021

No Wahala series for Nike Spotlight social campaign. Bringing awareness to the Tarkwa Bay Surf Club the campaign showcases how sport has inspired and changed communities in every corner of the world. With an audience of 160 million followers the post reached over 500k likes in 12 hours.