Visual visionaries, stories that matter.

Thomas and Ellen formed A Mad Production on the set of 'Lonely Eros' in 2012. The 30-second shortfilm was nominated for film-festivals around the world, winning 'Founder's Choice Award' at the Queens World Film Festival in 2013.  Ellen and Thomas quickly realised the creative potential of working together. So they started an independent film & GFX production company in Ghent, Belgium. 

For the last 8 years Ellen has worked as GFX artist for major media companies and production houses across Western Europe. She now fullfills her role as Creative Director and CEO of A Mad Production. She is determined to do something new & different every time and will ensure that every film we make has the necessary unique, stylistic elements and fitting motion graphics.

Thomas has a film school degree from Narafi film school in Brussels and several years experience working as DOP and editor for humanitarian organisations in headquarters and field posts. As his body of work testifies, Thomas is a visual visionary always in search of new ways to get eye’s on the story. In 2012 he co-founded A Mad Production, and is currently based in Ghent, Belgium.

Together, they are a force to be reckoned with. 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Ellen Andries

1997 - 2002 - Studied painting and drawing at secondery school level in Geraardsbergen and Zottegem.
2002 - 2003 - 7th year Visual Arts (‘Beeldvorming’) at the secondary art institute of Ghent (Belgium).
2004 - 2008 - Master in Fine Arts - Graphic Design at Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Ghent).
2014 - Current - Animation Class at the Academy of Fine Arts (Ghent).
June - July 2016 - Animation Bootcamp at School of Motion.

2008 - 2010 - Motion Designer at Belgacom TV (Belgium).
2010 - 2016 - CEO - What! Graphics Studios - Motion and Graphic design.
2013 - Motion design - Without You (feat. Usher) [Sahel Hunger Crisis]  David Guetta Music Video.
2013 - Current - CEO - A Mad Production - Director - Producer - Motion design.

Thomas Maddens

Sept-Oct. 2009 Research Assistant - UN-TV
Sept-Oct. 2010 Assistant Producer for Emmy Nominated 'Cambodia; A Quest for Justice' - UN-TV
2009 - 2012 Bachelor in Film - Narafi Film School (Brussels, Belgium)
July-August 2011 Producer/Director and Editor - UN-TV and UN-OCHA.
2010 - 2012 Production Assistant and Floor Manager - VT4/Vlaanderen Vandaag (Belgium)
2012 - Camera - World Humanitarian Day Campaign ‘I was here’ Beyoncé music video - MTV VMA Nomination.
2013 - 2015 - Cinematographer - Editor - Campaign Producer at UN OCHA
2013 - Current - CEO - A Mad Production - Director - DOP -  Editor

 

Area of Expertise

Ellen Andries

After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Indesign, Take-5, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Post-Production.

Thomas Maddens

Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon C300, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Sony FS700, Red Epic, Panasonic GH4.

 

Clients

Belgian Red Cross - European Commission - ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) - KBC - New Impact - Redhead.tv - Special Olympics Belgium - Sugar - The Humanitarian Cooperative - United Nations - UNICEF - UN OCHA -  UNDP - Videohouse - Weber Shandwick