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Hot off the press. We just finished this film for Southampton FC featuring Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Rickie Lambert and Matt Le Tissier:

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The Barrel Doctor

He works hard. He works alone. He fixes barrels.

A portrait of an unsung hero working at Havana Club.

The Supercustomer

Original animation created as a brand film for 5one Marketing to illustrate who they are and what they stand for. Meet The Supercustomer…

Southampton FC – The Next Chapter

To help launch Southampton FC’s new training facilities, former legends including Bale, Walcott, Lambert and Le Tissier joined current players to talk about why Southampton is so successful in producing world-class footballers.

The Last Sparks Of Sundown

The Last Sparks Of Sundown is the debut feature film from writer/director James Kibbey and producer Adam Dolman. It stars world renowned comedians the Pajama Men, as well as British comedy talent including Miles Jupp (Rev, The Thick Of It), Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Four Lions) and Emily Bevan (In The Flesh). The film is due for release later in 2014.

Chicken Boy

Chicken Boy


Somewhere in London, in a restaurant basement, lives a man who was raised by chickens…

House Cocktail

House Cocktail was one of 9 short films commissioned as part of Soho House’s “House Shorts” competition. In November 2012 it was judged the winner by a panel of Hollywood luminaries including Harvey Weinstein, Paul Greengrass and Paul Haggis. It has since scooped a further 5 awards worldwide.

Around Heathrow in 80 Plates

Masterchef maestros Gregg Wallace and John Torode were challenged to eat 80 plates of food in one crazy day across 5 terminals at Heathrow Airport. It’s fair to say they rose to the challenge.

Cerca Del Cielo

Cerca del Cielo (close to the sky) is a collaboration between Black Shark Media’s James Kibbey and the Argento Wine Company. The short film follows a day in the life of Argento Winemaker Silvia Corti on a journey from vineyard to table against the stunning backdrop of Mendoza, Argentina.


This film was commissioned by the Happy Egg Company to tie in with Pancake Day. Black Shark Media worked with Helix 3D model-makers to create “The Pancake-omatic”. The challenge was to get it all working in one take, no easy task with a live chicken and real eggs, The film went viral and has since clocked up 200,000 views on YouTube.


This promotional film for client Ella’s Kitchen involved working with the innovative Thrill Laboratory as well as 12 adorable one-year olds to see which foods provoked the most dramatic responses.

Havana Club 3 Años

This project involved working with agency M&C Saatchi to create an eye-catching film about the rum production process for Havana Club. Shot over the course of week in Cuba, the film combines live action and graphics to bring the creation of rum to life.

Cake Express

To celebrate 15 years of the Heathrow Express, a train made entirely of cake was constructed on the platform at Paddington station. Much to the bemusement and amusement of London’s commuters.

Talking Packs

This was just one film of a series of ten films made for Tate & Lyle’s innovative “Talking Packs” campaign. Mel Sykes was the face of sugar and you may recognise the location from The King’s Speech.

Design Ventura

Black Shark Media has worked with the Design Museum on a number of projects over the last 3 years. This film was commissioned to launch the latest Design Ventura initiative where schools from across the UK compete to get their product made and sold in the Design Museum shop.


Emily is on her way home from work. For the last time.

“14″ was an experimental short film shot in just 2 hours on the top deck of a London bus.


We have worked with self-storage company Safestore on over 10 film projects. This, the most challenging and rewarding brief, involved transforming the company’s most valuable employees into superheroes!


The ups and downs of London’s street entertainers. In super slow motion.

Inside The Design Studio

A collaboration with the Design Museum, this short film goes behind-the-scenes at Pearson Lloyd, a working design studio in East London.


This is a trailer cut from a huge scale project that Black Shark directed at Alton Towers. The 2 month project involved shooting on multiple rollercoasters using helicopters, cranes and hovercams with crew members who had just finished shooting Casino Royale.


The first short film we ever made back in 2000.

A man on the brink wishes he could reverse everything.


We Are Black Shark

We are a film production company located in London, UK. We’ve been lucky enough to work with some great companies and tell engaging stories through film.

Film Production

From GoPros and DSLRs to Alexas, REDs, helicopters and cranes, we have worked with them all! Whatever the budget, we always aim for the highest possible production values.

Creative Strategy

The earlier you can get us involved, the better. We can advise on the best creative approach and develop a film idea that really cuts through.

Branded Content

We specialise in creating content that entertains first and foremost whilst delivering your brand message in a more subtle way.


Our films have won many awards from the industry over the years. Harvey Weinstein, no less, called House Cocktail “a fantastic, entertaining short.”

James Kibbey - Director

James is the founder of Black Shark Media. In addition to his commercial and corporate work, the short films he has written and directed have won numerous awards worldwide. Last year, his comedy House Cocktail won the House Shorts competition judged by industry luminaries including Harvey Weinstein, Paul Haggis and Paul Greengrass.


  • Adam Dolman - Producer

    Adam has over 10 years experience producing commercials for the likes of Mercedes, Lynx and Marks & Spencer. In 2012 he created and produced a drama series for Channel 4 called RUN, starring Olivia Colman, Jamie Winstone and Lennie James.

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