Paul Simpson, Founder & Creative Director

The founder and creative director of Realise, Paul supervises every project the studio takes on. Above all a visual artist, he has been at the cutting edge of computer generated imagery since ducking out of college in the early nineties to work for software company Side Effects. Having cut his teeth at the Academy Award-winning developers, Paul went on to direct music videos for bands like The Prodigy and The Future Sound of London.

With an established reputation for ground breaking effects and 3-D animation, Paul set up Realise in 1998. The objective was to work with like-minded creatives and directors, and really push the boundaries of what is possible whilst expanding the repertoire to include commercials, feature films and art installations. Pauls team rapidly made an impact, winning MTV Awards, gold and silvers at the British Television Awards and Creative Circle awards for ground breaking music videos and commercials for clients including Audi, BMW and First Direct.

Fourteen years on and the studio has grown into a full service post production facility, with a client list that includes some of the worlds leading film makers, creatives and artists. Paul has maintained a passion for innovation, recently completing a series of complicated sequences for Mike Newalls hit feature ?The Prince of Persia? and co-directing a stunning film for the launch of Paris art gallery La Gaite Lyrique with Universal Everything.

Whether directing or supervising sequences for other teams, Paul applies the same passion and exacting standards, helping to make great ideas outstanding.

Norra Abdul Rahim, Executive Producer/Managing Director

Norra is the oil in the Realise engine. Passionate about the work, she has been an influential member of the team since she joined as a Senior Producer in 2004. Norra now oversees all production, runs day-to-day operations, manages client relationships and, when required, is a first-class counsellor for nervous teams.

Having delivered first-rate content for both agencies and production companies, Norra is an extremely steady pair of hands who has not lost any of the passion for the industry that first led her to move from her home city of Singapore to London. She has a broad technical knowledge, delivering cost-efficient, effective production from initial concepts to grading and mastering.

Dont go dancing with Norra unless you have your wits about you.

Louis Dunlevy, Senior Technical Director

Louis has been working at the forefront of visual effects and post production for seventeen years. A long-term collaborator with Realise, he currently supervises both