Meet the Team

Anthony Geffen

CEO and Creative Director

Anthony Geffen is one of the world leading documentary film makers and a pioneer in multi-platform story telling. His films have won over 50 international awards including four British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) and seven Emmys, and multiple awards at Wildscreen and Jackson Hole.

Anthony’s diverse range of work includes 11 productions with David Attenborough, most recently the acclaimed Great Barrier Reef series. Other series include the BBC’s Inside the Commons and Galapagos. Theatrical films include Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest and IMAX films include Museum Alive 3D.

He is the CEO of one of the most respected high end production companies, Atlantic Productions. Atlantic now comprises of a group of companies specialising in various activities which includes Zoo (computer graphics), Colossus (3D) and Alchemy (VR).

His VR experiences include Space Descent with Tim Peake, Munduruku: Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon and Atomic Ghost Fleet as well as First Life VR and The Great Barrier Reef Dive with David Attenborough. In April 2017 he and his team at Alchemy received the first BAFTA award for virtual reality story telling.

He has spoken at several leading media and technology forums including TEDX, Google Zeitgeist and the Apple developers conference.

Anthony is a fellow of St Cross College, Oxford.

Claudia Perkins

Managing Director

Claudia became Managing Director of Atlantic Productions in 2008, having spent the previous five years financing and developing film and television projects.

Before joining the television industry, Claudia was a director at J.O. Hambro Capital Management where she was an investment manager, responsible for Private Equity. She began her career as a business journalist in New Zealand.

She is responsible for the corporate and commercial activities of the company, including strategic development.

Mimi Gilligan

Director of Legal & Business Affairs

Mimi is a key member of the team responsible for Atlantic Productions’ Commercial Affairs activities, having worked with Atlantic since 2004.

Her experience extends across both the legal and commercial aspects of nearly all of the diverse range of television progammes, theatric films and non-fiction books which Atlantic has produced for distribution around the world.

She graduated with a JD/MBA degree with Honors from the University of Chicago law and business schools, has a General Course diploma with Highest Honours from the London School of Economics and is a member of the State of Illinois Bar. She began her career in the investment banking industry, where she spent over eight years in various capital markets and corporate finance roles in New York and London.

Emily Smith

Museums Partnership Advisor

Emily Smith leads the companies’ museum and cultural sector relationships.

Prior to joining Atlantic Emily worked for London’s Natural History Museum where she worked as Head of Communications leading on the PR and marketing strategies on key launches including the opening of the Darwin Centre in 2010, the record breaking exhibition Animal Inside Out and Atlantic Productions’ 3D documentary Natural History Museum Alive 3D. She then moved onto Head of Audience Development where she led the programming of temporary exhibitions, events, digital strategy and marketing. In this role she oversaw the implementation of the virtual reality experiences David Attenborough’s First Life VR and David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR into the public programme and the launch of the new museum website and CRM system.

Emily spent over 20 years in the cultural sector working in marketing and communications roles for some of London’s leading cultural organisations including the Royal Court Theatre, London Philharmonic Orchestra and National Gallery.

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Alchemy are leading the way in creating immersive, narrative led content for mediums like VR, AR, MR and even AI.

Emmy-award winning Zoo are leaders in 4k VFX production and have a wealth of experience in stereoscopic production.

The multi award-winning Colossus Productions produce high-end 3D films for an international audience.