Welcome to Nova Mundi
A Teesside based Production Company
Nova Mundi are a Teesside based production company with connections up and down the country and a passion to get Northern voices heard and Northern creatives into work. Over the years, Nova Mundi directors Marc de Launay and Daniel-John Williams have worked with some of the best in the business. A small, dedicated team with years of experience behind them, working with and for many fantastic people and companies, the future looks as bright as ever as they embark on a new world. NOVA MUNDI.
Nova Mundi endeavour to unravel and shine a light on exciting, fresh, current and unique characters and worlds within the region by creating never before seen access to exclusive places with memorable people. From Factual Entertainment, Documentary, Daytime TV, Short Film, Feature Film and Podcasts to name a few, Nova Mundi are passionate about creating a positive and powerful Teesside presence in all areas of the Entertainment Industry. Nova Mundi is a new vehicle of excellence, but the drivers behind the wheel are not new to the race. We aim to discover talent in the Region to produce uniquely voiced content with a commercial profit to enable us to build a long and positive future for the creative industry. We are passionate about nurturing emerging talent whilst raising the profiles of established talent in the North so we can build a community to develop ideas with a Global reach.
Daniel-John Williams founder and company director at DJW Talent, The DJW School of Acting which are both certified at GOLD level by QA International from 2015-2022. Most recently Daniel launched DJW Films. Daniel-John has worked in theatre, television and film for over twenty five years in one shape or another and he trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2008. He is a proud member of the Tees Valley Screen steering group, an initiative created and hosted by Northern Film & Media.
Daniel-John has recently produced a BFI Micro-short comedy film, a Channel4 Comedy Sparks through Couch Potato Films and North East Comedy HotHouse, and most recently produced Pigeon Men a documentary about racing pigeons. In 2022 Daniel-John will be producing the highly anticipated short film, DAVE a £15k budget, family fantasy drama. He also has a feature film in early development, which he is extremely passionate about shooting one day.
Daniel-John has worked in television and film as an actor and he also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing as an acting coach for Sara Davies, who also appears on Dragons Den. He also worked in Motion Capture with Director John Dower, on a new game in development, trialling new technologies known as Project Nutal, for an interactive game called Mylo & Kate.
Daniel-John is responsible for casting multi-award winning Creative England Funded ‘A Six & Two Threes’ for writer-director Andy Berriman (Candle & Bell) BBC’s Taxi Tales (LIVE Performance). He has just finished casting two BFI short films: One for Adam Bouabda, The Wilds starring Vincent Franklin, Freya Parker and Nicola Bryant and a Maxy Neil Bianco film called Brother Nature, also BFI funded.
Marc is an international award winning theatre, film & television director, writer and producer, who has worked professionally within the creative arts and digital sectors for nearly three decades. Marc is Executive Producer and a co-owner of the leading and largest specialist 2D Animation Studio in the North East, Arcus Animation Studios. He also loves comics, and with his colleague John Farman at Vital Publishing, they have become one of Scotland’s most prolific indie comic publishers. Marc also acted as a freelance creative industries consultant, notably as Lead Creative Industries Mentor for Teesside University Graduate Enterprise, having previously been Creative Director of the Queens Anniversary Award winning project Digital City Innovation at Teesside University. Marc is also a PACT member (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television)