Meet our Team
Old Lamp is led by the creative vision of our core team. With a combined 20 years in the entertainment industry, we put our creative juices together to develop the company's projects across the board.
Mike grew up in North East of England. He trained at York St John University studying Film and Television Production before moving to London and training as an actor with The Metropolitan Film School: Ealing, Drama Studio London and Redroof's Film and Television School.
In 2011 he founded Old Lamp Films and wrapped the company's first project 'The Journey of Alfred Small' in summer 2014, after which the film picked up the award nomination for Best Ensemble Cast at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and the Olympus Film Festival.
On screen Mike has appeared in ' The Genius of Turner' (BBC2); 'The Kings Speech' (See Saw Films) and 'Easy Virtue' (Ealing Studios).
Luisa studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, and then furthered her training at Central School of Speech and Drama, achieving a distinction in Postgraduate Acting Musical Theatre.
Luisa forms part of the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL database of performers as a highly confident and skilled physical comedy performer. She is also a fearless character actress, dynamic performer of stage and screen, voice over artist, professional puppeteer and a seasoned Performance Capture Artiste.
Her professional body of work includes the West End and National tour of 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' (Harold Pinter Theatre) 'The Cat in Hat' (The National Theatre / Young Vic); Tree Fu Tom (CBBC) and Assassins Creed Black Flag (Ubisoft), alongside work with Pinewood Studios, Audiomotion Studios, Ubisoft Montreal, BBC, Sheffield Theatre, York Theatre Royal and BBC3 Comedy.
SIMBA (AKA SCAMP)
Simba is our rambunctious juvenile tomcat who is training to be Human Welfare Officer. Often found tearing budget sheets to pieces.