The beginnings of Manchester based Soup Collective were founded by Mark Thomas and Andy Seaton and forged from a background of live visuals and film events. Soup Collective’s varied output incorporates film with digital technology, encompassing concerts, music videos, community based activity and museum projects. Their film-work has been showcased nationally and internationally as well as through exclusive screenings, including the National Film Theatre and within numerous installation environments.

Soup Collective’s work spans music video, documentary and AV installation and it is perhaps at the points where these formats intersect that the most playful work has emerged: 3D print with projections (Personal Museums, National Football Museum), documentary as music video (The Take Off and Landing of Everything, Elbow) and video synthesis into narrative (Jodrell Bank Calling, BFI/Abandon Normal Devices). Experimentation with technology – both old and new – plays a key part in the output, though it’s a love of film that drives this work, and what can be created with this through collaboration across a role call of 25 plus filmmakers, coders, animators and artists all contributing over the years.


Alasdair Swenson, Alex Hindle, Alison Surtees, Andy Seaton, Annie Woodson, Araam Tehrani, Ben Meadows, Colin O’Toole, Gwen Osmond, Helena Masterson, Hollie Harthern, Jim Dawson, Joel Rock, Karen Brosh, Karen Jupp, Mark Thomas, Mat Norman, Michael England, Neil Lorenzo, Norka Orsorio, Paul Pentland, Percy Dean, Sian Rolland, Tim Mullett