30 Years of The Mill | Creative Director / VFX Supervisor, Becky Porter

To celebrate ‘30 Years Of The Mill’ we are turning our focus to the extraordinary people behind our creativity. We asked a snapshot of 30 Makers from across The Mill to share their most inspiring projects from the past, alongside their future-facing insights on the advertising industry and evolution of creative technology. Discover what piece of work inspired Creative Director / VFX Supervisor, Becky Porter to work at The Mill and why it's so important to focus on good visual storytelling in an age saturated by moving image.
Community December 7, 2020

What piece of work inspired you to get into a career at The Mill & why?

Ah, this is easy, Bif ‘Raymond’, I was blown away by the fact that The Mill had chosen to invest in creating a short film. It was a competitive time in Soho and I’m confident there would have been risks involved in the decision. However, The Mill recognized the value in investing in their creative talent and chose to showcase it. I have seen that value repeated many times as the company continues to be willing to invest and to take risks in the pursuit of creative exploration and excellence.

What will be the most defining change of the next ten years?

The industry is so quick to focus on what will change but I believe it’s sometimes more important to focus on what will remain. Technology is developing at an exponential rate, but as tools and platforms develop and change, the heart of what we do will remain. A good idea, executed well by a collaborative and talented team is necessary to create anything of value. Our modern lives are saturated by moving image, so the focus must remain on good visual storytelling and the quality of the craft.


Discover more about 30 Years of The Mill here. We would like to thank everyone who has been part of our history – our clients, our partners, our collaborators and our staff past and present. All of you have been central to making our first 30 years so extraordinary.

Creative Director / VFX Supervisor | Becky Porter