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Season 1: Episode 11

Once a Tosser always a Tosser with guests Danny Thompson and James Mellor

In this Episode Danny Thompson and James Mellor, Producers of Don’t Work With Tossers – The Podcast, step from behind their cameras to chat to host Tina Boden about whether they believe that once you are a Tosser you are always one.

Guest bios

James Mellor has directed and produced a wide range of corporate films, promos, commercials, documentaries and short films. He started Rainbow Trout Films back in 2010 to offer a range of filmmaking services to his clients. Several of the films have gone on to win multiple international awards.

James has been in the film & TV industry for nearly 30 years and has had the good fortune to work on many Film and Television productions from the set of Red Dwarf to Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Last of The Summer Wine, London’s Burning, Doctors, Rocket Man, Wheeler Dealers, Car of the Year, The Real Holiday Show and many more. James started out as a Runner and worked his way up the Assistant Director ranks, before becoming a Producer and Director.

James directed and produced the documentary series ‘The Inflight Food Trip’ which launched in 2020 on Amazon Prime Video. James directed a short film called ‘Wheeling Dealing’ back in 2004, which has been shown at Cannes in the Short Film Corner and at the BFI Disability Film Festival along with many other film festivals.

Rainbow Trout Films is now based at Albion Street Studios in Halifax, and our recent work includes Tik Tok commercials, BFI development funded project The Bridge, A Documentary on 150 of Rugby League in Halifax and the development of several other projects.

Danny is the proud owner of Danny Thompson Photography and the photographer of the team at Albion Street Studios. He loves what he does, from meeting and interacting with new people to capturing stunning photos for businesses and families.

He is proud to be from Yorkshire and most people will recognise him by his Flat cap. Danny lives in Halifax with his wife and children. His son Cole is already involved in the family business helping out on shoots.

As an award-winning photographer, with 10 years experience, Danny’s creative background helps get the fun, emotion and excitement out of all his shoots. He loves to bring stories to life, creating headshots, branding shoots and now even drone footage for businesses across the region.

James met Danny at a networking event a few months before the pandemic hit and opened a small studio in Halifax during the pandemic. After about 6 months, when a client said they had both outgrown the space, they discovered that the charity they  we were subletting off was moving premises. They set out to find somewhere new and the first floor became available. Working together as a team with their wives they created Albion Street Studios as a creative hub. Many delays ensued but on the 22nd June 2022 the studio was officially opened by the Major of West Yorkshire.

Want to find out more about James ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-mellor-86b89819/

Want to find out more about Danny ? Follow this link https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-thompson-commercial-photography-85bb64138/

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