Yoav Segal is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, theatre designer and creative director. Most recently he wrote, produced and art-directed the BAFTA long-listed title sequence for Once Upon A Time In Londongrad, a hard-hitting documentary series about Putin’s dark influence in the UK. Other TV work includes directing Irons In The Fire for Sky Arts, voiced by Idris Elba and featuring George the Poet, as well as development-producing the landmark series The Brain with David Eagleman for BBC/PBS.
Yoav also writes and produces social impact films, most recently a mulit-million viewed viral for Freedom from Torture calling on the government to show refugees more humanity, projected on the white cliffs of Dover by Led By Donkeys. Other viral projects includes work for Comic Relief, The Princes Trust and Hope not Hate. Yoav also produces corporate and commercial films for clients including LEGO, Experian, and the NHS, as well as creative direction, most recently refreshing the London Stock Exchange’s video offering and developing the brand for the new philanthropic THIS DAY Foundation.
Yoav also designs theatre, most recently at the National Theatre Studio for Chris New’s ‘Pilgrim Plays’. His previous work includes George the Poet’s one-man play in the National Theatre’s Shed, projection designing for Sally Cookson on her Varmints production at Sadlers Wells and projection design work with Handspring (makers of Warhorse) during the Cultural Olympiad for their Crow play.
Yoav has an MA with distinction in Theatre Design from UAL and studied Illustration (BA Hons) at the University of the West of England, and production design under Terry Ackland Snow at Pinewood studio. He’s a Royal Society of the Arts Fellow, a member of Directors UK and UK Theatre, as well as being a Stage One New Producer graduate, a Crisis key volunteer and an Arts Emergency mentor.