Production Company

YeastCulture was established in London in 1999 as a space to explore innovative ways of connecting the stage, video and the screen into one integrated audience experience. Video design and projection mapping creations have since featured in orchestral performances, contemporary dance, ballet, theatre, gallery installations as well as visuals for live bands for international tours. Past productions include collaborations with Sir Simon Rattle, Esa Pekka Salonen, Akram Khan, Ludovico Einaudi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Nitin Sawhney, Hussein Chalayan, Cirque du Soleil, Michael Nyman, The Beastie Boys, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmoniker, Clod Ensemble, Dickson MBi, George Fenton and The V&A. The company works across art forms blending film, live performance, animation, documentary, set design and projection mapping.


Adam Smith 

Art Direction and Director of Animation 

Adam is an award-winning Animation and Art Director who has been working in live dance, theatre and music for over a decade. He graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2005 with a degree in Animation and moved straight into television and film before being introduced to creating animation for live performances. Working with YeastCulture his first piece was the animation for Akram Khan’s DESH. He has since gone on to create work for Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Opera, as well as classical and contemporary music with productions such as The Nutcracker and IThe Cunning Little Vixen, Petrushka and Nitin Sawhney’s Dystopian Dream with Wang Ramirez.


Nick Hillel 

Producer/Director of video design

Nick is a video artist, producer and video designer based in London. In 1998 he graduated from a film and politics degree and went on to direct a number of documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 before establishing the digital media company YeastCulture. The first major project was a to create visuals for Nitin Sawhney’s global Prophesy tour. He then went on to produce and direct visuals for artists including Akram Khan (DESH), Philhramonia Orchestra (RE-RITE and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle), Simon Rattle and the LSO (Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre), Courtney Pine (Live tour), The Berliner Philharmoniker and Peter Sellars (Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen), Boy Blue’s (The Five), Matthew Herbert (Big Band Tour) and Hussein Chalayan (Gravity Fatigue) at Sadler’s Wells.

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