Layla Snell

Stock Footage & Video Researcher

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Layla Snell is an Archive Footage and Stills Producer with over 6 years experience in the industry. With a history BA Hons, she is truly passionate about archive content and understands the invaluable way it can help to shape and tell stories unlike any other medium. After graduating, Layla gained a place as one of sixteen on a highly competitive and sought after media archive traineeship, organised by Creative Skillset in partnership with Film London. Layla then went onto work in archive houses such as the Associated Press Archive, BBC Archive and Kinolibrary; a boutique film archive agency based in London. Working within archive houses has given Layla an excellent wealth of knowledge of content copyright, footage and stills licensing, archival research and handling and she has amassed a huge network of contacts within the media archive industry. After three years working her way up to 'Head of Research' at Kinolibrary, Layla felt confident that, with the skills she had acquired, she could successfully make the leap to become a freelance archive researcher. Layla has since worked on a variety of feature films, documentaries and TV series.

Selected credits

Documentaries

Date Prod Co Title Director Producer Role Vimeo / Youtube Link

2022 - Oct

HLA X Accomplice

National Rail Advert

Simon Ratigan

Tim Nunn

Footage Researcher

N/A

2202 - Nov

BBC Studios

Fight The Power!

Yemi Bamiro

Shianne Brown

Archive Producer

N/A

2022 - Apr

Sky TV

This England

Michael Winterbottom

Antony Green

Archive Researcher

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2022 - Mar

Passion Pictures

Animals In Therapy

Tim Hope

Clare Lucas

Archive Producer

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2022 - Jan

Road 2 Productions

The Road 2 Tokyo

Matt Whitecross

Fiona Neilson

Archive Researcher

N/A

2022 - Jan

Nutopia

The '80s: Top Ten

Sara Brailsford

Matt Edmonds

Archive Assistant Producer

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2021 - Jan

Roband Productions

The Kings

Mat Whitecross

Fiona Neilson

Archive Researcher

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2021 - Jan

Nutopia

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Karen McGann

Dudley Cruse

Archive Researcher

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2020 - Jan

Passion Pictures

The Real Charlie Chaplin

Peter Middleton & James Spinney

Jo Jo Ellison

Archive Researcher

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2020 - Jan

Nutopia

A World of Calm

Ben Devlin

Fiona Caldwell & Sara Brailsford

Archive Research

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2019 - Jan

Passion Pictures

Rising Phoenix

Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui

John Battsek

Archive Researcher

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2019 - Jan

Salon Pictures

Audrey

Helena Coan

Annabel Wigoder

Archive Researcher

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Education

  • BA (Hons.) History - Upper Class 2.1

Genres Worked in

  • Feature films
  • feature documentaries
  • tv series
  • dramas
  • advertising

Technical Skills

  • Final Cut Pro - Intermediate
  • AVID - Basic
  • Premier Pro - Intermediate
  • After Effects - Basic
  • Photoshop - Intermediate
  • InDesign - Intermediate