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Lewis Gourlay


Motion Designer
Camera Operator

One half of international directing team Cagoule, Lewis and partner make cinematic TV commercials, edgy experimental films and exclusive online content for industries such as travel, fashion and technology. Their combined skills merges live action, movement and motion graphics to create fresh, quirky and imaginative films. Lewis’ unique directing talent is founded on a solid background in post-production, currently working as a top end editor, motion graphic and vfx artist.


E4 Adverts

Visit Scotland television commercial campaign. 6 people, who don't know Scotland, discover it on a road trip of a lifetime. Each day a new episode of the days activities screened on E4 with the audience deciding what the group do next via Twitter.

Directors // Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow

Writer // Lewis Gourlay

Producer // Andy Maas

Executive Producer Baldwin Li

DOP // Andrew Begg

2nd Camera // Gavin White

Editor // Erika Iesse

Sound Recordist // Merlin Bonning

Location Manager // Mickey Ferguson

Motion Graphics // Robbie Dickson

Composer // Callum Rankine

Production Company // The Chase Films

Floor Falls

A dance film by Jennifer Paterson, Lewis Gourlay & Abby Warrilow.

Jennifer Paterson - Director / Choreographer
Abby Warrilow - Director / Choreographer
Lewis Gourlay - Director / Editor / VFX artist
Freya Jeffs - Dancer
Lewis Gourlay - Writer
Andrew Begg - DOP
Sefa Ucbas - Focus Puller
Imogen Michel - Aerial Performance Rigger
Freya Pellie - aerial rigging assistant
Suzanne Heffron - Production Co-ordinator
Stuart Anderson - Lighting assistant
Karen Shields - Makeup 
Simon Fildes - Commissioner

Director's Reel: Cagoule

Cagoule are an international directing team who make cinematic tv commercials, edgy music videos and exclusive online content. Their combined skills merge live action, movement and motion graphics to create fresh, quirky and imaginative films. Cagoule's directors are Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow.


A girl hikes across remote moorland. On a hill in the distance, stands a lone building, which she discovers is a long abandoned school hall. A little sun penetrates the dirty glass. An upright piano sits in the far corner. She takes off her muddy boots and with confidence in her gait, strides across to the piano and pulls it by one corner. The rusted wheels are jammed and it pivots, creating an arc. A line is carved in layers of compacted dust and the ancient wooden floor splinters with the weight of the instrument.

In the centre of the room, hinged on one foot, she extends her leg and rotates swiftly and with graceful power. Her feet trace, etch and carve in circular movements, creating marks in the layers of dirt. Her body contorts. She throws herself in controlled but frenetic choreography. The movements increase in size and vigour as a pattern emerges. Finally she stands back to witness the impression her dance has etched on the floor.

Abby Warrilow -Director / Choreographer
Lewis Gourlay -Director / Editor / VFX artist
Victoria Watson - Producer
Joanne Pirrie - Dancer
Abby warrilow - Writer
Andrew Begg - DOP
Sefa Ucbas / Damian Leitch - Focus Puller
Josh Rowe - Camera Assistant
Derrick Ritchie - Gaffer
Paul Lambie - Art Director
Callum Rankine - Composer
John Vic - Sound Design
Costume and makeup - Karen Brown
Executive Producer - Rhona Drummond
Associate Producer - Simon Fildes
Aerials - Aerial Frontiers

Scotland Is Now

Directed by Lewis Gourlay for Eyebolls, this spot for ‘Scotland Is Now’ was created to highlight Scottish innovation in everyday life. The agency brief was to make ‘moments in time’ - freeze framing the action to highlight the various inventions. The creative response was to use a high speed (Phantom), camera to slow time, almost to a standstill while keeping some motion in frame.

Production Company // Eyebolls

Agency // Whitespace

Agency Creative // Neil Walker

Director // Lewis Gourlay

Producer // Victoria Watson

Line Producer // Italia Bianco

DOP // David Lee

Phantom Owner/Operator // Simon King

Editor // Florian Viale

Gaffer // Mark Ritchie

Spark // Derrick Ritchie

Props // Tracy Wedderburn

Make up and Styling // Karen Brown


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