Melody Sylvester

Executive Producer & Head of RSA Design and Animation, RSA Films London

I’ve been really fortunate in my career to work with unbelievably talented and highly creative people committed to their craft. From the original scripts/storyboards to the fonts on the end frame, and all the blood, sweat and tears in between… I just love the delicate construction and assembly of the final piece. I’ll be hoping to see creative excellence in all of these areas but I also want to see work that makes me feel something. Cheers, Sally, for asking me to be a part of this jury. Really excited

2016 marks twenty-two years in the business for Melody Sylvester. She has worked across all aspects of the Film and TV commercials industry – including post-production and editing at Final Cut London & New York, as Agency Producer at London advertising agencies at Lowe Howard Spink and Mother, as Senior Producer for multi award winning directors Smith & Foulkes at Nexus Productions and for the last six years as Head of RSA Design and Animation/Executive Producer of RSA Films London.

RSA Design and Animation includes the award-winning directors SHYNOLA, Herve & Francois, Johnny Hardstaff, Hi Sim, Tom Hingston, Field Projects, illustrators Chris Martin, Rebecca Strickson and animators Sadie & Joe.

For those who may be interested in such things, Melody has a degree in English and American Literature and Film. She has a 1-year-old son named Noah who lights up her world every second of the day and she has a cheeky Jack Russell terrier named Pickle.

Her past commercial work includes:

Coca Cola Superbowl spots ‘Unity’ and ‘Avatar’, BMW, Nike, Reebok, Vodafone, Orange, eBay, Yakult, Pimm’s, Ben and Jerry’s, Sony, Transport for London, Suzuki, The Observer, Boots, Mercedes, Saab, Ford, Vauxhall, Volvo, Eurostar, Citibank, Mastercard, McDonalds, Aero, Stella Artois, Smirnoff Red*, Evian, Schweppes, Sony.

*Whilst at Lowe Howard Spink, Agency produced TV and cinema commercials for Smirnoff International. Award winning TV and cinema ad for Smirnoff Red, directed by Michel Gondry/Partizan.