Adam J. Merrifield

Adam J. Merrifield Producer | Founder | Board Member



WINNER MELIES D’ARGENT Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
NOMINATED BEST EUROPEAN FILM MotelX International Film Festival
WINNER BEST HORROR FEATURE London Independent Film Festival
WINNER BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS New York City Horror Film Festival
NOMINATED MELIES D’ARGENT Strasbourg Fantastic Film Festival
NOMINATED BEST FILM Molins Film Festival


BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM Costa Rica International Film Festival


WINNER BEST FILM Toronto International Film Awards
FIRST PRIZE for DRAMA Highway 61 Film Festival
NOMINATED BEST FILM Crystal Palace International Film Festival
NOMINATED BEST FILM Milan Filmmakers Festival Of World Cinema


NEW ARRIVALS AWARD Rotterdam International Film Festival


WINNER Media Innovation Award
WINNER Arts Institute at Bournemouth Business Challenge Award
FINALIST British Council UK Young Screen Entrepreneur


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After a successful career in marketing and the arts, I established WHITE LANTERN FILM in 2005 and in 2019 MOTUM FILM as a regional production hub specialising in richly thematic movies.  Most notably the multi-award-winning environmental documentary DRYING FOR FREEDOM and the critically acclaimed award-winning thriller K-SHOP, a Sweeney Todd inspired movie pitching a kebab shop owner against hordes of obnoxious binge drinking punters.

Recently, in 2022 I launched TLS IDEAS STUDIO bringing together a team of award-winning Directors, TV Producers, YouTubers and Creators, conceiving content and strategies that build audiences and grow fan bases.  The company launched 10 multi-platform channels distributing cutting-edge content on TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, FaceBook and Twitter.

During the pandemic, my cultural arts training company, WLF ADVANCE won Gateway Status for the Kickstart Scheme providing employer support and inspiring over 200 young people to pursue new careers.  I also relaunched CINOVA as a commercials and animations company with a 15-year pedigree working with brands including LV, Sony, Garmin, Mizuno, BT and Disney whilst continuing to manage the SHORT SOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL which continues to celebrate cinematic sound and music since launching in 2017.

I was selected by Film London as an Emerging Producer, won the Arts University College Bournemouth Business Challenge Award twice and I have been nominated by the British Council for Young Screen Entrepreneur. Nurturing new and young talent has been a continuous theme throughout my career, for the last 7 years, I have managed the BOURNEMOUTH BFI FILM ACADEMY and host regular movie networking events.

Across a diverse portfolio of business interests which includes media, film, app development, management, consultancy, shared services and the arts, I work with a large team ensuring every day makes a difference.




The Wretched d. Dan Pringle, Starring Jessica Hynes, White Lantern Film (Financing)

Them and Us d. Suki Singh, Motun Film (Financing)

The Spy Who Licked Me d. Tim Clague/Danny Stack, Spy Dog Films (In development)

A Patriot d. Dan Pringle, White Lantern Film (In turnaround)

Die Before You Die d. Dan Pringle, A hot-headed influencer finds himself trapped six feet underground after an internet challenge goes dramatically wrong. White Lantern Film (In Post-Production)

K-Shop d. Dan Pringle, White Lantern Film, (World Première Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival)
Gritty Sweeney Todd thriller set in a British kebab shop plagued by binge drinking.

Drying for Freedom d. Steven Lake, White Lantern Film, (World Première Eco Focus Film Festival)
Our planet’s economic and environmental future hangs on an unlikely thread: the clothesline.

Emulsion d. Suki Singh, White Lantern Film, Hot Lemonade Films
Psychological noir about a man seeking his missing Wife.

Silent Things (short) d. Rob Brown, White Lantern Film, South West Screen  (Premiere Raindance Film Festival)
An autistic man and woman undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when a 15 year old girl comes between them.

Flushed (short) d. Martin Stirling, White Lantern Film, South West Screen (Première Super Shorts International)
Sam, a chubby adolescent boy with low self-esteem is forced to confront the greatest challenge of his life, using the school toilets.



White Lantern Film

Producer & Founder: 2000 to present

As Founder and Senior Producer at White Lantern Film, I am responsible for the companies development and production slate. For more info check out my White Lantern Film page.

TLS Ideas Studio

Managing Director & Co-Founder: 2019 to present

Creating content for 10 cross-platform channels which entertain and inform global audiences across the world’s most popular media platforms. Check our out Linktree –

Consilium Management

Managing Director & Founder: 2014 to present

The company provides business-critical support services to the creative sector helping writers, directors and producers develop and create movies, series and documentaries.  Our vision is to help the screen and creative sector save money, enabling it to enhance the cultural services that improve our quality of life, protect the environment and deliver experiences for citizens and businesses.


Senior Producer & Co-Founder: 2011 to present

In 2020 I merged the commercials and content production company I founded, TLS to create Cinova.  The new company works with brands to engage and inform audiences worldwide through the creation of award-winning content, commercials and animations.  For more info visit


Founder: 2014 to present

Whether you are involved with shorts, producing features, filming commercials or creating video for business, BREEL is for you to network, share and talk about everything to do with the moving image. For more details check out the website.

Shorts Sounds Film Festival

Founder & Festival Director: 2017 to present

The festival is the world’s first dedicated celebration of cinematic sound and music, an event to champion the audio wizards that fill our heads with audio that make our heart races and scores that storm our souls. The festival is a not-for-profit organisation, visit for more information.

WLF Advance

Managing Director: 2000 to present

The company focuses on training young people and providing them with new opportunities in the creative and screen sector through our BFI funded Film Academy and our DWP funded Kickstart Scheme Gateway.  Visit for more information.



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  • Content
  • Doc
  • Film
  • Short
  • TVC
  • Emulsion
  • Hoburne Holidays
    Hoburne Holidays
  • Amigo
  • Mary Rose
    Mary Rose
  • Don’t Stop The Game
    Don’t Stop The Game
  • Thomas the tank engine
    Thomas the tank engine
  • Southampton Airport
    Southampton Airport
  • Slumber Sac
    Slumber Sac
  • Bournemouth Tourism
    Bournemouth Tourism
  • LV= Driving app video
    LV= Driving app video
  • LV= idents for ITV1
    LV= idents for ITV1
  • K-SHOP
  • Drying For Freedom
    Drying For Freedom
  • Garmin: The Ride
    Garmin: The Ride
  • The Light Side showreel
    The Light Side showreel
  • Flushed
  • Noma: Rene Redzepi
    Noma: Rene Redzepi
  • Hampshire Cultural Trust
    Hampshire Cultural Trust
  • Mizuno
  • Silent Things
    Silent Things
  • An LV= Story
    An LV= Story


If you would like to get in touch, please contact me through my office at Motum Film:

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    20 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS


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