Our Story

422 South is a UK based creative studio.

We began life as a traditional motion graphics company producing content for international broadcast programming such as ‘Blue Planet’ and David Attenborough’s ‘Life of Mammals’.

Over the last 10 years we have established our own brand of cinematic motion graphics for clients across the world including the award winning ‘Drain The Oceans’ strand on National Geographic/Disney+.

At 422 South we have always looked to embrace new methods of communicating visually whether that is technical or editorial. An experienced team of CG Artists, Producers and Directors, we combine our talents to build worlds and tell stories.

Beginning with the BBC’s ‘Britain from Above’ series we have developed the use of ‘Big Data’ in storytelling. Translating the spreadsheet into engaging communications for a broad audience. Subsequent projects for broadcast, non-profit and corporate clients has led us to create many in-house tools and techniques for visualising data sets of different origins from birds, to planes and ships to sharks.

Today, 422 South is globally recognised for producing high end photorealistic CGI and cinematic data visualisations that engage and inform. Our clients comprise of leading production companies, broadcasters and some of the most progressive businesses of the 21st century.


Dave Corfield

Creative Director

David is a Director and VFX artist specialising in creative solutions for CGI based projects. Drawing from over 20 years of experience, creating content for broadcasters such as BBC, National Geographic, and PBS he leads our team of artists to deliver projects that exceed expectation. David loves to tell stories that resonate with people and having worked closely with the communications teams of many science and technology companies, he has developed a unique ability to distill, often complex, narratives into engaging visuals for a range of audiences.


Liz Elkington

Production Director

Liz is 422 South Director of Production. With over two decades of experience working on blue chip broadcast productions (BBC, National Geographic, PBS, Smithsonian to name a few) , high end commercial productions and numerous moving image projects. Liz manages and maintains all studio activity, ensures that projects are delivered to the highest specifications, liaising with clients, managing the internal production team, and ensuring that 422 South’s team are equipped to create world class imagery for screen in all dimensions.

Craig Howarth

Technical Director

With over 25 years of experience in audio visual and digital technology, Craig has always been at the forefront of changes within the media. His career started back in 1981 at Central Television as a Broadcast Engineer, working in transmission and Video Tape Recording as well as Studio’s, Outside Broadcast and VT Editing. Craig heads up our data visualisation team, leads a team of programmers who develop data driven software, web applications and digital products for communications teams across the globe , Craig operates as MD and Technical Director.