Piano Factory Films produce in-house music videos, short drama, documentary and experimental films. 

Piano Factory Films is a London-based production agency focused on originality and innovation. Working with interdisciplinary creatives, we create award-winning short films, music videos and video content.

Founded by Toby Elwes and Clemente Lohr in 2020 with an aim to create unique, thought provoking stories, Piano Factory Films works

 

to produce meaningful films for our clients and ourselves.

 

Across all projects we place purpose and execution at the core of our practice. Whether we are telling our stories, our clients or yours, we create and deliver memorable and creative work.

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About Us
CLEMENTE LOHR

Founder / Film Director (see films)

Clemente is an English/German director based in London. Having trained as an actor at a top UK drama school, Clemente’s career has developed into a combination of directing and acting.

 

He found recognition in theatre, getting critical acclaim for his role of Gerhard in the award winning show, “The Good Scout” by Glenn Chandler, with extended runs in both London and Edinburgh. 

As a director, Clemente has focused his ambitions into film, directing award-winning short films and music videos. Recently, his multilingual concept film, “Reoccurring”, was praised for its unique approach in combining the work of three international crews into a single piece. Clemente’s drive to collaborate with other creatives - from actors, artists, musicians and more - has been the foundation of his successes.

TOBY ELWES

Founder / Cinematographer (see films)

Over the last decade, Toby has shot with a variety of aspiring directors and creatives. He garnered millions of views and MTV airtime by shooting several commercially successful music videos for artists such as Jakwob and Mr. Hudson

His work spans narrative shorts screened at the BFI National Film Theatre in 2012, 2014 & 2017 to documentaries, experimental art films and animations. 

In 2016, his film Her won “Best Experimental Film” at Euroshorts Festival, and enjoyed national cinema screenings. Most recently, he’s found acclaim for his edit of ‘Reoccurring’, a complex project combining the work of crews in London, Rome and Mexico City.

 

His technical aptitude and teamwork has lead to work in feature film crews and the founding of Piano Factory Films with longtime collaborator Clemente Lohr.

SPENCER JOHNSTON

Managing Director 

With a background in business development, talent management, PR and journalism, Spencer has worked alongside an array of different key players within the film industry.

 

Having worked as a representative for Bafta-winning actors and an Academy Award-nominated Producer, as well as on PR campaigns for award-winning feature films for some of the UK’s biggest production agencies, Spencer is connected with the inner-workings of the contemporary film landscape. 

As a talent manager and publicist at his agency, Spencer has secured sponsorships and coverage across UK broadsheets and lifestyle publications. Spencer also has a background in brands, having worked in the creative team at Freuds on campaigns for the likes of O2, Robinsons and Penguin Books.  

Spencer’s experience in client management, media correspondence and business development, make him a firm pair of hands as Managing Director, with clients confident they can rely on him to provide the best possible outcome on whatever they might ask from him. 

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