The British Arrows shines out amongst all other award shows for its commitment to ideas, storytelling, and craft. It honours the Best of Britain and celebrates the creative dedication of those who are so committed to producing outstanding work. It is an honour and privilege to be on their board.
Jani Guest is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Independent Films. The award-winning production company, which is responsible for some of the highest profile advertising films of the last decade, earning a BAFTA for the short film Room 8, directed by James W Griffiths, and a Grand Prix at Cannes for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s World Cup Nike campaign film, Write the Future.
Jani started her career as a director’s rep in 1995 at Satellite Films, a sister company of Propaganda, where she evolved into Executive Producer of both companies, representing a director’s roster both in the UK and Europe that included Spike Jonze, Mark Romanek, and David Fincher.
In 2001, Jani infused her passion for nurturing upcoming and established directors into the newly launched Independent Films. Independent developed a different model for business, embracing an international approach that attracts some of the biggest industry names to its roster.
In 2013, Independent Films founded Indy8, its content division, dedicated to producing online and brand-funded content. From beautiful reality to sharp comedy, the Indy8 mission is to produce unexpected films that provoke, engage and entertain audiences. A hub for new talent to grow, Indy8 sits in a unique position to understand both agency and client requirements while preserving the highest quality of artistry in the final product.
The passion project, Kidspiration, emerged in 2016 as a new media brand created for kids between 8 and 12 years old. The channel’s content seeks to empower, engage, and inform young people through online shows that introduce kids from all walks of life to the people and ideas changing our world.Kidspiration allows kids to feel proud and enthusiastic about being smart and informed!
Jani works to foster a culture of community within everything she does and is continually inspired by her incredibly talented directors and colleagues.