Elliot Wheatland-Clinch

Head of Production and Design London, UK

Elliot (He/Him)- As the head of Production and Design, I’m an animator, editor, videographer, (occasional) writer, and (full-time) botanist. I specialise in all things sci-fi and fantasy. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback on email.

Hi, I’m Elliot, the head of Production and Design.

I’m more of a visual guy than wordsmith, so I’ll keep this short… being Berkshire born and bred, I’m equally thick in the arm and thick in the head.

I betrayed my southern roots by moving up north to study Film and TV production at the University of York, and there began to pronounce grass as ‘gr-ass’ and not ‘gr-arse’. Returning to the land of semi-detached houses, (equally ridiculed back home for my newly developed ‘northern’ dialect as I was up north) I began mastering the art of making tea and coffee as a runner for a post-production house in London.

I soon took the opportunity to cut my commute down by 90% and become a freelance video editor. However, after realising I was talking to my dog more than people, and developing an unhealthy relationship with the characters in my audiobooks, I soon craved an office environment and began working at Thred…

If you want to know what I’ve been up to recently, you need only check out our social media accounts…

   

Latest Stories from Elliot

Seaspiracy: an unflinching look at the damage of overfishing

Seaspiracy: an unflinching look at the damage of overfishing

Seaspiracy is such a relentless ride of a documentary, blurring past so many marine-concerning topics, that it’s initially hard to know where to align your activist ambitions. By the end however, viewers will get off the ride with fresh insight into how their actions can bring about change (and a little nausea at the thought of last night’s fish finger feast). Seaspiracy was released just over a week ago...

By London, UK
Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion

Thred Daily – The ongoing fight against fast fashion

Despite many headlines hailing the death of fast fashion, data shows that the dark side of the style industry is not only surviving, but in some cases thriving. Sofia takes an indepth look at Gen Z's ongoing fight with fast fashion - the causes behind its continuation, the role of social media, and ultimately what can be done to make sure the industry stays ethical from production to price.  

By London, UK
How bioplastic could be the future of fashion

How bioplastic could be the future of fashion

Believe it or not, the sequins on this dress are made from 100% bioplastic and could provide some insight into the future of high-end fashion materials. Now you might be thinking, what is bioplastic? In this case, bioplastic might be the answer to one of fashion's most prevalent plastic waste sins… sequins. In a wider context, instead of relying on petroleum based fossil fuels as its key component (like traditional plastic),...

By London, UK
Thred Daily – Why improving inclusive gaming is important

Thred Daily – Why improving inclusive gaming is important

With Microsoft recently updating the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, Elliot takes a look at why improving inclusive gaming should be at the top of every developers to-do list. Recent releases such as Gears 5 and The Last of Us Part 2, along with Microsoft’s adaptive controller are great examples of improved accessibility made by the gaming industry, but there is still a lot more to be done. Microsoft’s latest testing program...

By London, UK
Are 3D printed houses the answer to sustainable housing?

Are 3D printed houses the answer to sustainable housing?

A new project called TECLA uses recycled materials and zero waste to 3D print entire houses. There’s a lot to love, but I’m still trying to figure out how you’d hang pictures on the wall. Ever wanted to live in an igloo, but not a fan of the cold? You might want to check out these new dome-like dwellings currently being developed under the title ‘TECLA’, each one entirely 3D printed....

By London, UK
Amazon’s new HQ is an example of eco-conscious architecture

Amazon’s new HQ is an example of eco-conscious architecture

Amazon’s helix design for their new HQ in Arlington, Virginia is all about creating a healthy space for the community and the planet. Architecture firm NBBJ’s proposed 350-foot-tall design recently did the rounds on social media, being compared to a certain brown emoji that sounds a lot like Patrick Stewart, but we think the eco-conscious aspects of the project are far from sh*t. The building was designed to meet LEED Platinum...

By London, UK
Science and agriculture come together in art installation

Science and agriculture come together in art installation

This 20,000 square metre installation covers not only a large area, but also some big ideas about sustainable agriculture. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s latest installation ‘Grow’ isn’t just a spectacle for the eyes, the mesmerizing combination of colours have a scientific basis as well.  The recipe of blue, red, and ultraviolet light helps to trigger the metabolism of the leek plants in these photographs, improving their resistance to pests. In addition...

By London, UK
Thred Talk – Meat alternatives | Lasagna taste test

Thred Talk – Meat alternatives | Lasagna taste test

Elliot and Imogen accomplish their life-long dream of cooking lasagna in the office. The excuse they used to get it past the pitching process is making a video to raise some awareness about the meat production industry and agricultural crisis the planet is currently facing. The rest of the team is roped into a blind taste test to find out if soy based protein is a believable substitute for...

By London, UK
Thred Daily – How green really is ‘natural’ beauty?

Thred Daily – How green really is ‘natural’ beauty?

Sofia bursts the bubble of beauty brands using buzzwords such as 'natural' or 'organic', and investigates what really goes into the products we put on our bodies, and the effect they have on the environment. Spoiler warning: Clean does not always mean green. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).

By London, UK