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
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.
An afternoon spent with Bristol Women’s rugby player Simi Pam for The Rugby Journal, more from the series can be found in portraits.
New work with England Sevens, bringing awareness to the National Sevens programme folding. Working closely with Rugby Journal we created a series of profiles for the players across both the men’s and women’s team, to tell their story and journey to still compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
I would whole heartedly like to thank all those who have purchased a copy of No Wahala.
All profits of the book have gone to help the community of Tarkwa Bay as well as non profit organisation Positive Vibe Warriors, thanks to you the community has received £1,000 as well as a smaller donation going to PVW.
The money has helped dramatically change the lives of the young surf community, medical bills, food to feed the village and even 30 chicks have been purchased. The money has also helped ship over a dozen surfboards provided by Positive Vibe Warriors which will help with the progression of the young surfers.
Starting off the year with new work for Gym Shark for the release of their Chalk range. A big thank you to all those involved, this was great fun to shoot.
Director: Oli Hillyer-Riley
Producer: Ruth Rodgers
DOP: Jules Philippi
AC: Darius Walks
DIT: George Read
Gaffer: Tobias Mayy
Spark: Tom Williamson
Colourist: Mark Slobodian @ Splice Post
Score: Mihai Meirosu
Art Director: Bradley Palmer
Creative Director: Ashley Wilson
Talent: Jade Packer
Talent: Lubomba Munkuli
Stylist: lan French
Stylist Assistant: Brona Cooley & Doriane Lescouet
Hair Artist: Diego Miranda
MUA: Harri Matthews & Laura Pell
Anti Series range for Rip Curl featuring professional surfers Geroid McDaid & Janina Zeitler, photographed last winter in the west of Ireland. Sub zero temperatures and 15ft+ waves made this a trip to remember.
New work with Adidas football featuring Manchester United and France international football player Paul Pogba.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on peoples lives, missing loved ones, restrictions of movement and cancelations of parties and even weddings. That being said, on what would have been our wedding day I decided to create a series of images which looks into the daily routine of a bride in lockdown, such as reading a book, baking a cake, watering the plants and the obvious, scrolling endlessly on her phone.
New film ‘Frankie’ is the result of cleaning up old hard drives and stumbling across 6 year old unpublished footage during lockdown. The film see’s the rigorous training, passion and commitment of boxer Frank ‘Mad Monk’ Monkhouse. Shot, edit & grade by Oli Hillyer-Riley.
New campaign for BT as the principle partner of Scottish Rugby featuring Adam Hastings, Blair Kinghorn and Darcy Graham.
Pleased to announce the release No Wahala. This book stemmed from being commissioned by Van’s Surf to head to Nigeria with professional surfer Dylan Graves and team for an episode as part of the Weird Wave’s series. Whilst in Tarkwa Bay, Lagos they came across a small community, these children and teenagers have little but the ocean and the connection between the two is unparalleled. From sharing the few surfboards left from visiting surfers to just treading water their happiness is something to admire.
This love for the ocean has lead to the hopes of certain teenagers representing Nigeria at surfing in future competitions and even ISA World Games. No Wahala documents this connection and the experiences Oli and the team shared with the boys of Tarkwa Bay.
All profits of No Wahala will go to help the community of Tarkwa Bay as well as the nonprofit foundation Positive Vibe Warriors.
Training campaign for Canterbury including the first Junior & Women’s range.
Starting off the new year with the latest SS20 campaign for Intersport Running. Shot in Valencia over two days we covered all aspects of running from inner city to track and coastal to woodland.
Directing work for Levi’s Germany Disconnected Not Distracted brand film with the release of their Jacquard by Google jacket.
DOP Jean Pierre Whitfield & Sound Design Dave Houston.
New directing work for BT with their ‘As One’ campaign being principle partner of Scottish Rugby for Rugby World Cup 2019. An intimate day with players Darcey Graham, Blair Kinghorn and Adam Hastings as they spoke of their rugby careers.