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What We Do



Recent News: ‘Back Up’ directed by Ricky J Payne has recently showcased at BAFTA / BFI fest London Short Film Festival 2022 “Bonkers sci-fi western shot on Super 8.  Charming lo-fi aesthetic, visually striking, short and sweet.” LSSF 2022 on “Back Up”.

“Less is more.” While empowering the artists he works with, Ricky is trained in multiple disciplines including acting, allowing him to play and find the truth of the moment with actors and also technically be aware of post production needs with specialisation in Visual Effects.  With multiple festival selections plus awards as the cherry on top,   Ricky is forever hungry for the next story to tell.


We provide cinematography services for indie films.


What originally made IVD special, was the low budget micro shorts made in IVD’s infancy, requiring to learn and train  in Cinema 4D, Element 3D and After Effects Composition to not just dress and correct unavoidable obstacles onset, however also deliver live action effects and CGI

Show Reels and Scenes From Scratch

Artist Reel Services

Cinematic Quality in sound and image, we offer incredible show reel scenes from scratch and have a range of packages to fit your budget. We also do showreel edits and house call self tapes for auditions with our quick turn round kit and portable back-drop

“Ricky was the best - and most generous - collaborator and VFX artist I could have hoped for on both occasions we worked together. Not only is he extremely technically proficient, but he puts the “artist” into VFX artist - he’d always offer the most creative solutions to situations where others would have offered something bog-standard. I can’t recommend him enough.”

- Maria Pawlikowska | Director

Its rare to find a Director who identifies your bad habits. Ricky is one of the few ive worked with who really puts me through my paces and with the creative ability he enforces, he is able to create magic. I know my performance is in safe hands when Ricky is in the Directing Chair

- Darren Kent | Actor | Back Up

Ricky did a great job on the trailers of HYMN TO LOVE and PICTURES OF DORIAN GRAY for Jermyn Street Theatre. He has a truly creative eye and was able to summon up the spirit of each show in a dynamic, exciting way. He works well to a brief but also contributes much better ideas than we'd have had without him!

- Tom Littler | Director | Jermyn Street Theatre

"I was in urgent need of a showreel and Ricky saved my bacon. It was exactly what I needed first time around and I'll be begging his services again at some point in the future. Many thanks."

- Laura Evelyn | Actor

Ricky approaches all projects with heart and talent. He is a patient yet ambitous creative with a real visual flare. He is brilliant at realising his vision as well as collaborating with those around him.Ricky is a generous filmmaker with a unique narrative vision, i cant wait to see where he goes next.

- Rachel Valentine-Smith - Director

Ricky is an excellent cinematographer and editor who has always been responsive to the needs of our projects and able to generate bespoke solutions in any conditions. Resourceful, committed, and talented, Ricky always delivers a quality outcome. In addition - and this not to be underestimated - Ricky is always unfailingly positive, collaborative and personable to every member of the team on any project. We will undoubtedly be working with him again.

- Mark Leipacher | Director | Producer

Ricky is extremely knowledgeable and skillful, always cheerful, and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with him. If you’re looking for a VFX artist with the insight that only someone with diverse creative abilities can bring to the table, look no further.

- Zoë Greenbaum | Director

Ricky J Payne always goes above and beyond. Professional, hardworking and a joy to have on set.

- Grace Whitfield | Director