We are a multi-disciplined team with career backgrounds that combine marketing, advertising and film production with hardware and software engineering and customer support.
Professionally our experience has been gained predominantly in and around the aerospace, technology and automotive sectors.
Our business approach is informal, often unconventional, sometimes irreverent but always aspirational.
We’re also internationalists having worked in just about every corner of the planet from Kazakhstan to Norway, and China to the USA.
Marketing & Creative Director
Paul Spence has a degree in economics and has spent the majority of his careers in advertising, marketing and creative services. In the early 1970’s he was public relations manager on the Harrier and Hawk aircraft programmes at Hawker Sidley Aviation.
Later appointments included advertising and PR manager at Hotpoint and marketing director at Rediffusion Flight Simulation.
In 1996, he resigned as general manager at Thomson Entertainment to establish Camber Entertainment which has subsequently evolved into Metropolis. Paul has won numerous awards for creative writing and corporate video production.
Engineering & Technical Director
Steve Judd is a mechanical engineer who has specialised, for the majority of his career, in the design, development and installation of simulator motion systems. During his early career, he worked with both major UK flight simulator manufactures, Rediffusion and Link Miles as a design engineer and later was responsible for the installation of major airline flight simulators around the world.
In the late 1980’s he was project director for the installation of 33 large scale motion platforms for Disney’s Star Tours Ride at locations in the US, Europe and Japan.
He was appointed engineering manager at Thomson Entertainment and left in 1996, with Paul Spence, to establish Camber Entertainment. Since then he has designed a number of successful products including the iconic Morphis range of capsule simulators.
Marketing & Production Manager
Ghislaine Walls joined Metropolis in 2005 following an extended period of work and travel in India and South East Asia. During this time she taught English in Vietnam and was a scuba diving instructor in the Andaman Islands.
During her time at Metropolis, she has worked initially as a production assistant, and more recently production manager, on all of the company’s video and creative projects. Doing so, she has managed location camera shoots in Cyprus, Norway and Oman as well as multiple sites in the UK. In 2015 she was responsible for the entire pre and post production for a multi camera project on behalf of Toyota / Lexus in the Middle East.
Today Ghislaine is an integral part of the Metropolis management team and plays a major role in new business development and presentation as well as administration in the company’s revenue share joint ventures.
In 2016 she produced and directed her first solo production…an experiential documentary shot with multiple cameras on location in Northern Norway at the Audi sponsored Alpine Skiing World Cup.
Ghi and Tiff during a pre-production planning meeting.
Paul’s adoring public during the Railton shoot at Brooklands.
Metropolis’ world headquarters at East Sussex National.
Reversal of roles as Tiff shoots Ghi driving the Le Mans winning D-Type Jaguar.
Red Arrows and the team at the Science Museum launch event.
Metropolis’ engineering dream team, Len, Kaz and Steve.
Team assembled after a successful shoot at Montlhéry circuit, Paris.
Paul and Ghi during RAF Typhoon Force shoot.