Our Team

creatives, doers, thinkers, down to earth, consultative, loyal, honest, brave, push boundaries, never settle, never give up, love our clients

Mike Saraswat

Founder & Film Producer
Mike has over 9 years of film production experience. He has an MSc from London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA (Hons) in Film & TV Production from Westminster University. Worked on productions such as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and You Are What You Eat. Mike founded Ekstasy Ltd 8 years ago, as he found a gap in the market where he saw that global brands were not being supplied with high quality film content that is exactly where he felt Ekstasy could make a difference. Mike specialises in concept development and managing productions from idea stage to delivery.
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John Partilla

Senior Adviser
John advises Ekstasy on international growth strategy. He is currently the CEO of Screenvision Cinema Network. He has over 30 years of media and agency experience. John has served as the CEO of Olson, Inc. and COO of Dentsu Network West at Dentsu Inc. And has also been the President of Global Media Sales at Clear Channel Communications, Inc. and Global Media Group of Time Warner Inc.
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Matthew Simpson

Creative Director
Matt holds a BA (Hons) in Acting. Matthew is a very talented Creative Director and has been responsible to see the development of creative ideas of campaigns for companies such as Samsung, VeriFone, 3M and International Business Systems. Matt has an exceptional eye for understanding the true emotional value of a brand that it connects with its customers on a subconscious level.
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Suki Singh

Film Director
Suki has over 20 years of film direction experience. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) in Media Production before training in post production at the BBC. After being asked by London Music Week in 1998 to create their MTV campaign, Suki never looked back has been directing Commercials for clients such as BT, Toyota, Dell Computers, Mazda, Holland & Barrett, The Outlet, Staples, The Police Service, Landrover, Saab, HSBC, Barclays and Diageo. Suki directed his debut feature film EMULSION, a Psychological Noir, which has won several international awards. Suki has a varied style, blending eye catching images and strong performances with years of experience to bring ideas and scripts to life.
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Kevin Jackson

Experiential Creative Director
Before joining Ekstasy Kevin was the Co-founder of Appshaker and was responsible for delivering large scale, AR projects all over the world for clients such as National Geographic, BBC World, the Smithsonian, Coca Cola, Universal Studios, AMEX, and Ford. In addition to his extensive experience in AR, Kevin has just launched a new venture called “Qb”, which is a virtual reality cube that allows the public to experience the wonders of VR totally gear free. At Ekstasy he consults development and implementation of emerging technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, that can further showcase Ekstasy's talents and help them to attract a larger base of clients.
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Gergely Richter

Chief Technology Officer
Gergely has been heavily involved in Augmented and Virtual Reality for the past decade. As one of the founders of Appshaker, he created a live interactive platform to broadcast National Geographic AR Show that went viral globally back in 2011. As a consultant for AR Works, he oversaw the build of dozens of AR and VR applications for mobile devices. Recently, he coordinated the build and launch of the AR platform, Shindig Studio, as well as the AR application behind the children’s book entitled “Head in the Clouds”. Currently, he has just launched a new virtual reality business called “Qb”, that creates a walk in, gear free VR experience ideal for education, entertainment, destination marketing, and gaming. At Ekstasy he is overseeing the development and launch of major AR and VR campaigns, mobile apps and websites.
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Riccardo Liberati

Head of Design
Riccardo is a designer with several years of experience focusing on the visual aspect of communication. He strongly believes in the connection between design and simplicity as a key for creating beautiful works. He holds a BA in Sociology obtained in 2013 while carrying on his self-taught formation in the visual culture. During these years he has been involved in a number of projects ranging from Branding and Visual Identity to UI and Web design, always striving to achieve the highest quality in his work.
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Mily Saraswat

Account Manager
“People may not remember what you tell them, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” Mily is enthusiastic about making a difference for Brands by helping their impact stay in the customers’ minds and influencing their decision making for the betterment of all concerned. With a background in Law, Criminology, Forensic Psychology and currently a PhD Candidate researching Restorative Justice and Penal Abolitionism in the UK, Mily brings to Ekstasy varied life experiences after realising that the only sense of functional meaning in life comes from true and meaningful connection between people. Mily endeavours to bring to Brands, this same sense of connection with others in the marketplace
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Jenniffer Salazar

CREATIVE PRODUCER
Jenniffer Salazar is an experienced content producer with a BA (Hons) in Television and Radio Production from the University of Westminster. Since 2007, she’s been working for world class broadcasters delivering promotional content across platforms for Broadcast On-Air, Online and Mobile. Having started her career in scheduling for UKTV channels and Cartoon network she moved onto working for a range of departments from post production, TV sales and marketing but she always felt better suited the fast paced environment of production. Jenniffer’s speciality is within project management in creative teams whose work has been seen around the world with BBC Creative, Sky creative, NBC Universal, Red Bee, Disney, BDA and Ericsson. Her recent highlights have included working on promos for Doctor Who.
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Tobi Bolanle

Marketing & Sales Executive
Following a Mass Communication degree at Hertfordshire University. Tobi pursued his passion in Marketing and went onto work for various media agencies to help brands meet their marketing objectives.Tobi has worked with some of the most exciting start ups which has helped him learn the key fundamentals of business development. A straight talker, smart worker and a natural ability to build rapport with new people. Tobi has helped brands get in front of their audience for the last 6 years. Outside of work you will find Tobi strolling across London visiting museums and music concerts. He is currently learning how to DJ and is in the gym attempting to stay fit.
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Joe Leone

SENIOR CREATIVE MANAGER: NORTH AMERICA
At Ekstasy Joe is responsible for New account acquisition for North American market; ideation of new client campaigns. Producing Videos and Interactive Experiences (including AR and VR) for brands. Joe Leone hails from Westchester County, NY, and resides in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, with a degree in theater arts. After running a promotional advertising company in New York City for over a decade, Joe assumed the role of creative director at the start-up fashion line emploi New York. He then spent time copywriting/devising commercial concepts for various retail and ecommerce businesses (Queensbee Jewelry, Diamond Lighthouse, Merkury Innovations). Currently he also writes for New Yorker magazine. Joe is also an accomplished screenwriter, having penned over two dozen feature screenplays, several of which are in production/pre-production, including Cry for Life (Fraiha Productions), Meant to Be Broken (DC Dogs), and Rio Urban Legend: Witch’s Moon (EVP Films).
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Melody Grailet

Content Marketing Manager
Melody holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Hertfordshire and is currently pursuing an Msc in Marketing at Queen Mary University of London. At a young age, she has always been fond of advertisings and spent most of her spare time listening, watching and reading brands’ messages. What has particularly blown her away was media’s ability to generate emotions and create intimacy between customers and non-physical entities such as firms. “How do people feel so close to a someone that is actually a something?”. Working for Ekstasy, she values the power of storytelling as being an epoch-making tactic for brands to inform, persuade, incite and remind consumers of their personalities and offerings. Through her work, she always aims to reach people and maintain an understanding and humane perspective in consumers’ needs.
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Callum Reynolds

Creative Executive
Callum joined the Ekstasy team in 2017 straight from school, bringing a fresh, new vibe to the team. His role is to help in the process of Ideation, Script Writing and Project Management for TV Ads, Films, Videos, Animation and Augmented / Virtual Reality Campaigns for some of the most loved B2B & B2C brands. Outside work, he is currently team captain of his local football club and another passion of Callum’s is playing golf and developing on his social interaction and networking skills.
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Sam Walker

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Having worked within the industry for 8 years, Sam already has a glowing portfolio; working on projects for brands such Oracle, LG, Tate Modern and gaining festival acceptance at the likes of Raindance, BFI and broadcast on an international stage at The Common Wealth Games. It is his skills as a Cinematographer that has seen him film various productions, spanning London to war-torn Iraq and who’s immersive framing has been acknowledged by renowned film auteurs such as Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant, Gravity) and Producer Iain Smith (Mad Max: Fury Road, Children of Men).
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Travis Usher

Creative Executive
Travis went to school in Wimbledon where he achieved 8 GCSEs including drama and media studies. He then went on the attend college briefly where he decided it wasn’t for him and wanted to pursue an actual career instead. He is passionate about the media and has always had an interest in advertising. Travis has a keen eye to spot details in adverts and see the reasons they invoke the emotions in people as they do. He believes each advert should tell a story and should make the audience have a reaction. Whilst it is important he thinks an advert should not just be about selling the product but taking the audience on an experience that will make them think and will stay in their mind.
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Chris Fergusson

Director of Photography
Chris is an intuitive DOP who understands the pulse of a project from the outset. Brands love him, which is why he has worked internationally for the likes of Garmin, Audi, Microsoft, Right Guard and Odeon. He recently shot a few videos for Pepsi one of which has received nearing 7million views. He is also a favourite DOP of choice amongst the independent film market.
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