Talented Creatives

WE BRING GOOD IDEAS TO LIFE IN A SPECTACULAR WAY.


MATT CANNON
Founder / Creator / Producer


Planet X founder Matt Cannon is a confident and hard working self starter with a creative ability and passion for crafting visually and editorially engaging content for a public audience. Hailing from a working class background in Great Barr, Birmingham Matt has the great ambition and entrepreneurial drive to grow a successful and innovative business in the region.

Matt is a highly skilled and experienced photographer, director, and producer, with over 30 years of commercial experience within the advertising and film industry working on many budget levels and delivering first class content for blue chip clients and creative agencies.

During this time Matt has shot, produced, and directed adverts for many major brands including Volvo, Subway, Amtico, GHD, London Parks and The Labour Party, as well as various private clients in large scale retail and public authorities across the UK.

Matt has devoted over two years to developing the concept and vision for the Revolution X brand and believes that his true journey and next challenge is to bring this controversial and thought provoking concept to audiences through the media of film and games.

With his production experience and a solid understanding of the value of Intellectual Property Rights and brand and concept ownership Matt has put together a commercially attractive and exciting business plan. Activities researching and building relationships with others in the film, TV and game industry over the last few years has given Matt a strong insight into working creatively with talent and professionals across the board and he feels this is an unprecedented opportunity to be strategically and creatively brilliant with the Enlightenment concept and Planet X venture.



JO STANHOPE
Senior Producer


Jo Stanhope draws on 20 years’ experience in Production and Styling.

She is a highly creative freelancer and not only responsible for producing ‘As Strange as Angels’, but also leading the creative team and providing artistic direction across the film.

Jo has an astute eye for talent. She firmly believes in building strong long-term relationships and coupled with her incredible work ethic and ability to deliver, meant that she also played an integral part in casting, thus drawing on her experience as founder of her own Artist & Model Management Company (AMM), which supply’s Creatives and Talent to the Media and Advertising industries.



PAUL GERSTENBERGER
Writer


Paul Gerstenberger’s film credits include 2004 crime-caper Fakers, starring Matthew Rhys and Art Malik; horror-romp Bad Meat, which premiered at the Frightfest Allnighter Festival in 2011, starring Dave Franco; All Stars, a fast-moving, heart-warming 3D family comedy starring Theo Stevenson and Ashley Jensen, which spent 5 weeks in the UK top 10 and was one of 2013’s most successful British films; and The ReZort, an action-horror film starring Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw and Martin McCann, which played a number of prestigious festivals including EIFF, Sitges and Frightfest and was released in 2016. Troll: Tale of a Tail, an animated Norwegian/Chinese/Canadian co-production on which Paul shares a writing credit was released in 2019.

For television, Paul developed and was lead writer on BBC/TVNZ’s Paradise Café, was a core writer on season 2 of the smash-hit Nickelodeon mystery-series House of Anubis, writing 13 episodes, and wrote an episode of the popular ITV/BBCA sci-fi dinosaur series Primeval. He has also written multiple episodes of Evermoor and The Lodge for Disney, and Free Rein for Netflix.

Most recently, he has been a core writer on The Worst Witch for BBC/Netflix, writing 3 episodes for Season 3 in 2019, nominated for a Bafta for Best Children’s Drama, and 4 episodes for Season 4, due for broadcast in 2020. He is currently in development on The Fifth, a sci-fi mystery series (with a pilot script commissioned by ITV) and Girl Trouble, a teen mystery series, both for Lime Pictures; Good Times, a comedy-drama (with a pilot script commissioned by Channel 4), and Running Blind, a black-comedy, both for Yeti TV; an adaptation of the NOC series of true-life spy novels by Nicholas Anderson; and a high-concept psychological crime-series called Heidelberg’s Brain for All3Media/Filmpool Fiction GmbH .



GREG DANIELS
Story Editor


Greg is a Canadian script editor living in New Zealand where he’s been analysing scripts and working in post production for over ten years.

As an editor, Greg has been "fixing it in post" on multiple films, dozen’s of shorts and tv series.

Some of his credits include 2018’s 'Mortal Engines,' American indie epic ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ and Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. imdb.com/name/nm1504211



MICHAEL RYAN
Planet X Shareholder / Investor / Business Mentor


Michael Ryan is a serial entrepreneur having formed the menswear brand The Depot in the 1980s. He led the team that created the internationally recognised style and music brand “Miss Moneypenny’s” which transformed clubbing throughout the 90’s and 00’s. In 2009 he launched E-Lites electronic cigarettes. E-Lites became the European market leader and Michael led the successful fight with UK and EU government regulators to maintain the products legal status. In 2014 JTI ( Japan Tobacco International) acquired E-Lites’ parent Company.

Michael now invests and advises Companies in a number of different fields including Sports technology, Financial asset management and Investment, Film and Events.



JASON VINCIGUERRA
Creative Director


My names Jason Vinciguerra but my friends call me Vinny. I’m an award winning creative with over 20 years experience in leading multi-national and regional communications agencies. I’ve conceptualised, created and implemented multi-channel campaigns with proven expertise and experience in most media channels and sectors. I’m a strategic conceptual and visual thinker with a unique creative imagination served by technology. I've won big pitches (lost a few), launched, loved and loathed a few brands. I’ve been nominated, won and high-fived in over 50 creative and effectiveness awards at both international and national level (most of them left in cabs on the way home) and above all had great fun along the way.

Eyelovevinny Independent Creative Communications.

Creative Direction/Art Direction/Design/Branding

RBH. Creative Director. BHX/UK
Cogent Elliott. Creative head. BHX/LND/UK
JWT. Art Director. SYD/AUS
Publicis Mojo. Art Director. SYD/AUS
Y&R. Designer. SYD/AUS
McCann. Designer. BHX/UK

Awards & Nominations: D&AD, Epica, NYfest, PIAF, Roses, Fresh, Cream, Adma and ranked 52nd (yes, 52nd!) most published Art Director in the Lurzers Archive World ranking and 6th most published Typographer.



GARY TELFORD
Planet X Board Member


Gary Telford has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of tax. He was formerly a Tax Partner at both PwC and Ernst & Young, and Tax Director at Eversheds. Gary specialises in reviewing and advising entrepreneurial clients to help them achieve their business and personal objectives in the most tax effective way.

Gary is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.



EYELOVEVINNY
Advertising and Marketing


Award winning creative with over 20 years experience in leading multinational and regional communications agencies. Conceptualised, created and implemented multi-channel campaigns with proven expertise and experience in most media channels and sectors. Strategic conceptual and visual thinker with a unique creative imagination served by technology. Creative concepts, art direction, design and strategy.



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THE DIGI MONSTERS
EXPERT GAME MAKERS


The Digi Monsters are a tight-knit team with superb creative talent and experience, creating and delivering games at the highest level for over 20 years.

  

Founded in 2016 by UK industry-leading artists, we understand from first hand experience, exactly what it takes to deliver games to the highest level, on time and within budget. 

Although young as a company, the Digis all have a wealth of successful experience built at Activision, Sony, Eurocom and Codemasters, working on premium AAA console brands such as Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Skylanders and Call of Duty. 

The Digi Monsters strive to stay at the cutting edge and have partnered with fellow creators and developers of all sizes, from recent Unity VR games such as Blade Runner 2049 & Drop Dead VR, Apple AR launch title Orbu, through to the anticipated Crayta from Unit 2 Games using the powerful Unreal Engine.   

Whoever the client, our goals remain the same: To produce work that is beautiful, captivating and technically outstanding.