The Team

Monty created Life Cycle Films in March 2012 to exclusively make video that promotes environmental and charitable issues. Previously he spent over ten years making prime time factual documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC.

Monty is the ‘face’ of Life Cycle Films but none of the work it produces would be possible without the fantastic work of a tightly knit team of freelancers that work on almost all projects. Between us we have decades of experience in broadcast television.

The Motivation

Monty’s younger brothers tragic death in 1996 changed the way he thought about the world. It became much more about what he could give as opposed to what he could take. And that is the ethos of Life Cycle Films. We work with clients who are doing something positive and help them tell their stories in the most engaging way.

And Life Cycle Films is in a great position to do this. Monty’s ten years in TV taught him how to tell compelling stories to the most demanding of audiences.

Monty has a deep understanding of the charity sector. Outside of making great videos he Chairs the William Wates Memorial Trust (, which has raised and distributed over £1.5 million to projects enabling disadvantaged young people across the UK.

Monty has a passion for living a more sustainable lifestyle – to find out how he reduced the carbon emissions from his home by more than 60% give him a call! He walks the walk. It’s not just chatter.

The Mission

Life Cycle Films is on a mission. Its mission is to use primarily video and animation to celebrate amazing projects, organisations and individuals around the UK. We hope our films inspire and lead some people to embrace a more sustainable approach to life.

Life Cycle Films has a mission of its own too. It is to help disadvantaged young people learn about the film and TV industry. We employ NEETs where practical and when paid employment is not possible we will offer real, on the job work experience and training. Our ambition is that this will lead to further long-term employment with us or in larger production companies that we have strong relationships with.

Life Cycle Films is always looking for new ways to further minimise our carbon footprint.

A selection of TV credits

On the Streets

(BBC4 90mins).

A film about homelessness in London.

The Planners are Coming

(BBC1 8x30mins).

A series that uses the planning process to understand why our homes and habitat are so important to us.

The Verdict

(BBC2 4×60 mins).

‘Observational Drama’ about a fictional trial. Filmed as live with actors.

Roadkill Chef

(BBC3 1x60mins).

Fergus is on a mission to teach us that wild food is abundant and delicious.

Money Makeover

(3 x 60 mins).

A series shot in Washington that helped people get to grips with their finances.

Two Troops

A film about two troops of Baboons in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

Battlefront Britain

(2 x 30 mins).

Emmy award winning concept following young campaigners as they fight for what they believe in.

Millionaires’ Mission


Eight successful British business leaders are challenged to improve the living standards of a remote Ugandan farming community.

Jamie’s Chef


Jamie Oliver runs a competition for his
chefs at Fifteen. The winner gets a pub
to manage and run.

‘Faking it’ Burlesque Dancer

‘Faking It’ Pop Promo Director

(75min specials)