Established in 2015, A Running Commentary is an independent production company specialising in animation, documentary & live-action production across feature films, series, short form branded and music videos. Benefitting from our in-house talent and facilities, we develop and produce content for screens of all shapes and sizes.

As a creatively-led company, we represent a top-tier roster of live action & animation directors and collaborate with a network of feature film creatives and production talent globally who, like us, champion craft, creativity and collaboration.

Ben Parkin
Co-Founder and Producer
Ben Parkin
Alex Bedford
Co-Founder and Producer
Alex Bedford

A.R.C have recently released Pacemaker - a trans-positive 3D animated musical short starring Tony Award-winning Alex Newell (Glee, Shucked) and Philip Lawrence (Bruno Mars) - after a successful festival run, directed by Christopher Lennertz and Brian Vincent Rhodes. Further information is available here. The full film can be seen here.

A.R.C have recently released the Effie Pappa-directed stop frame animated series 'All in a Day's Work' for Mailchimp and It's Nice That: an animated series of comedy shorts revealing the ups, downs, and sometimes painful truths of life as an entrepreneur or small business owner. More information on the series is available here. The full series can be viewed here.

Wider musically-themed, socially skewed animation feature films are currently in development.

Working with streamers and broadcasters, our in-house documentary development (whilst not limited) skews towards character-driven stories in sports, the arts, the environment, boasting a slate of film and series projects.

A.R.C’s production services across animation, documentary and short form commercials include creative and production development, producing and financing, drawing on a network of artistic, producing and financing talent globally.

A Running Commentary seeks to unearth and nurture unique, untold stories in society, culture and the arts through which we aim to ask deeper questions about the human condition today with entertainment and swagger.

It's Nice That
Harley Davidson
Department for Transport
Red Bull Media House
Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Gorgon City
Julio Bashmore
Ben Parkin
Co-Founder & Producer
Alex Bedford
Co-Founder & Producer
James Fuller
Executive Producer / Producer
Ruben De Gregori
Brand & New Business Manager
Amber Rivers & Lisa Page
Studio 317A, Netil House
1 Westgate Street
London E8 3RL