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Simon Mercer

Co-owner and Director

Simon is an extremely experienced producer, director and cinematographer. He’s spent more than twenty years delivering complex entertainment and corporate film projects, and is known for his expertise, his friendliness and his cool demeanour on-set. He knows how to get the best out of both performers and locations, and is able to relax even the most nervous interviewee.

Simon understands every aspect of cinematography, and is just as at home behind the lens or lighting a set as he is directing and producing.

He’s also an excellent photographer, and is Pearldrop’s principle headshot and portrait artist. In fact, he comes from a long line of artists – his father is a wonderful photographer and his grandfather was a skilled oil and acrylic painter – and he is proud to be carrying on his family artistic tradition.

In his private life, Simon is a keen guitarist and pianist.

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Denise Austin

Co-owner and Director

Denise is a greatly-skilled event, marketing, location and production manager with over twenty years’ experience including working for major blue-chip corporations.

Having joined Pearldrop in April 2011, Denise manages all projects as well as the daily running of company and the team. She loves spreadsheets and is super-organised by nature which means with Denise on board we know every shoot is planned perfectly. Inquisitive by nature, she is our lead interviewer on shoots and enjoys asking probing questions.

Denise is known for her forward-planning and production management expertise, and she’s definitely the person you want planning your next shoot.

In 1999, Denise graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) European Business Studies from the University of Portsmouth as well as the Dutch equivalent from the International School of Economics Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Outside of Pearldrop you’ll find Denise cooking, walking, running, watching the latest Netflix series and reading.

Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Senior Production Executive

Rob graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2019 with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Television Production.

At the age of 21 he set up his own freelance video production company, collaborating with and producing films on behalf of a range of businesses across a broad spectrum of genres.

He joined Pearldrop in 2019, and became Senior Production Executive in 2022.

Rob’s passion is being behind the camera, conveying the message of the story through the lens. He is a highly-experienced cinematographer and a calming influence on-set. He manages all areas of production, inclduing camera operation, lighting and sound. He leads the production team on most shoots, working in collaboration with the diretor and clients.

When not at Pearldrop, Rob is usually out on his road bike,  photographing nature or watching rugby.

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Rob Evans

Senior Production Executive

Rob graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2019 with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Television Production.

At the age of 21 he set up his own freelance video production company, collaborating with and producing films on behalf of a range of businesses across a broad spectrum of genres.

He joined Pearldrop in 2019, and became Senior Production Executive in 2022.

Rob’s passion is being behind the camera, conveying the message of the story through the lens. He is a highly-experienced cinematographer and a calming influence on-set. He manages all areas of production, inclduing camera operation, lighting and sound. He leads the production team on most shoots, working in collaboration with the diretor and clients.

When not at Pearldrop, Rob is usually out on his road bike,  photographing nature or watching rugby.

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