Our Team

The brilliant people who put your film together

Sam Taylor

Creative Director

Taylor is on a mission: to deliver world class videos to business organisations like yours.

Before launching Tinker Taylor, Sam spent ten years in the television industry producing and directing both live and location-based shows, primarily for the BBC, ITV, C4, SKY and TVNZ, and won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Lifestyle Series in 1999.

She loves rugby, Formula 1 and wines from New Zealand.

Sam hates plastic Christmas trees and grumpy people!

If you have a problem, and if no one else can help, maybe you can hire Sam and Team TT:

Samantha Slingsby

Production Manager

Sam is responsible for all organisational aspects of our projects, ensuring productions run smoothly, meet deadlines and stay within budgets…There’s not much that she doesn’t do!

Sam joined the team at TINKER TAYLOR in 2013 and is a key ‘soldier of fortune’ in the TT armoury.

She likes strong Camembert, good wine and smiling!

Sam dislikes cats and ‘glass half empty’ people.

Contact Sam on:

Justin Carrington

Motion Graphics Producer

Justin always thought he’d be a graphic designer until he was introduced to a little software package called After Effects. From then on, his passion was to make images and text come alive by movement. P.S.R.T. all took on new meanings and who doesn’t like a null object with keyframed velocity.

Since then, he’s worked with clients both here and abroad. Always playing and learning as he goes.

He loves motion graphics. He also loves pancakes and coffee.
But, mainly motion graphics.

Daniel Coley


Dan’s role covers all stages of the filmmaking process. He organises and attends shoots, as well as assisting in the edit to make sure that TINKER TAYLOR creates brilliant films for all of its clients.

With a Master’s degree in Film and TV Production, and experience on a range of productions, Dan joined TINKER TAYLOR to put his skills to use in making great video content.

Dan likes pale ale, film noir and travelling.

Dan dislikes slow walkers and people who take the lower offer on The Chase.

Rob Rushton


Rob is our in-house editor.

As a student, he filmed a short documentary in the Calais Jungle, was nominated for an RTS award for a film about dogs, worked on ITV’s show The Voice and was a member of the Sky News team covering the election here in Birmingham!

Rob enjoys Game of Thrones (who doesn’t?) and Breaking Bad, and also has a soft spot for the minions in Despicable Me.

Rob dislikes coriander, pineapple on pizza and the price of Freddos.

Francesca Piccinin

Production Co-Ordinator

Francesca is our very own multilingual, super organised, Production Co-ordinator.
She helps plan and schedule shoots and supports the team in the office with anything they might need. 
She has a Masters Degree in Film and TV Production and has left her native Italy for the UK to pursue her career in video production.
Fran is driven by an unconditional love for pizza, Martin Scorsese and Stranger Things. 
Fran dislikes the gym, ready meals and Birmingham traffic on Monday morning. 

Marlijn Hegge

Production Assistant

As Tinker Taylor’s Production Assistant, Marlijn assists the team with all aspects of the production process, from buying milk for the office to helping on shoots and preparing the edit.

Originally from the Netherlands, she left the motherland to do an MA in Film and Television at the University of Birmingham, and never looked back.

Marlijn likes halloumi, music festivals and the English, sometimes.

Marlijn dislikes wooden cutlery, bad adaptations of good books, and the patriarchy.

Phil Pugh

Post Production

Phil’s assignment is to edit TINKER TAYLOR videos. He’s a master at building a narrative, grading pictures and selecting music to help craft our films.

‘Philm Maker’ Phil has produced a series of award-winning short films, and was commissioned to write and produce some short works for Endemol and E4.

Phil likes gorging on cookies, very grainy low budget films and gallons of Asahi.

He dislikes charging his devices every three minutes, warm beer and movies based on YA books.

Want to talk post production? Contact Phil:

Andy ‘Doodles’ Baker


Andy doodles for a living! He handles any visualising, concepts and animation. He has worked in the comic book and entertainment industries for many years, lending his pencil for character design, caricaturing, cartooning and many other cool things that begin with the letter C.

He loves chocolate chip cookies (which also begins with C) and claims to have been raised by meerkats.

True story.

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