ALEXANDRE PIOT

Producer & Co-Founder

Born in 1977 in Grenoble, France, Alexandre began his career very young as a musician and singer / performer. He got his first experience with the entertainment industry, during the release of his first single in 1990.
A graduate of Coventry University, he settled in London where he became a sound engineer and artistic director of many projects.
In 2003, Alexandre and his business partner Roman Jurik, formed UPL, a corporate video and multimedia production company based in London.

Alexandre was associate producer on the horror films ‘Temptation’, (which won the Gorezone prize for best British horror film) and the music Documentary film ‘And The Beat Goes On… Ibiza’.
In 2009, he founded UPL France and produced ‘Les Amours Secretes’ (UK title: ‘Louise’s Diary – 1942’), a feature film starring Anemone and Richard Bohringer.

2012 : Alexandre was executive producer on the film ‘Five Thirteen’ by Kayder Ayd, which was presented at Cannes. UPL distributed the film in French theatres.

2015 : Alexandre produced Kader Ayd’s film ‘A Day Like A Week’, due for release in 2016.
2016 : Alexandre returned to his musical roots with three ambitious projects:
A documentary film on 'Claude François - As you've never seen him before !' , a documentary on black music in the UK called ‘Flashback’ and a musical theatre production of Oliver Twist The Musical.

ROMAN JURIK

Producer – co-Founder of UPL

Roman Jurik was born in 1978 in the Czech Republic. During his studies at the Brno University of Technology he moved to the SAE Institute in London where he successfully received a BA Honours degree in Audio engineering.

In 2003, Roman started his postgraduate studies at the Metropolitan university of London where he obtained his Master degree in Audio Visual Production. In the same year Roman and his business partner Alexandre Piot, founded UPL Media Limited - a film, video and multimedia production company, in London.

Roman and Alex, with the UPL team, have been at the forefront of corporate and multimedia productions and music promos with a vast array of clients such as Microsoft, Sony, EMI, Universal, BT, HSBC and Westminster Council, British Council, BT and many others.

In 2006 Roman set up a branch of UPL Media Limited in the Czech Republic and became a head of multimedia projects as well as technical and organisational support for the main UK company.

EMMANUEL BRETON

Producer

Joined UPL in 2013:

After 13 years in telecommunications leading complex projects on behalf of VIVENDI and VINCI, it was time for me to take on new challenges. Among the various solicitations, I was overwhelmed by the career, the determination and the desire of Alexandre Piot to offer independent and alternative media production solutions to market leaders.

Our collaboration has led us to reflect on a comprehensive strategy for sustainable development of the UPL group. This has resulted in us diversifying our activities, for example :

Oliver Twist : The Musical. A musical stage production due to premiere in September 2016 at the Salle Gaveau, Paris.

Claude François : On stage, a unique documentary film about the iconic French artist.

Flashback : The History of UK Black music, a documentary project featuring Britain’s most seminal musical artists.

The company that I run, UPL Advice, contributes in organizing, building and communicating on a group of projects. I can also rely on a faithful network to find private investors willing to join our financial partners and participate in media projects with an international reach and reward of more than just a return on investments, but also the oppourtunity to discover a fascinating world of art and work with highly regarded actors, singers and performers.

CHRIS BURTON

Production Manager

Chris was born in Hastings in 1986, before moving to and growing up in Gloucestershire.

Chris Burton joined the UPL team in London in 2008 after earning a BA Honours in Media Production at Bournemouth University. He has since worked on a wide range of projects in the roles of production assistant and production manager.

His career started with music promos and corporate videos for the likes of Audi, Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy, Sony Music, New West End Company, Westminster Council and Orange Labs UK. He also gained valuable experience and contacts on promos for independent musicians, short films and a charity film for The London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled.
Alongside UPL, Chris has moved onto feature film projects, working on the titles Louise’s Diary – 1942, Flashback: The History of UK Black Music, Five Thirteen, A Day Like A Week, and Claude François - As you've never seen him before !
Chris is now assisting with the exciting stage production of Oliver Twist: The Musical, due for release in September 2016.