Elliot Wheatland-Clinch

Head of Production and Design London, UK

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 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…

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Latest Stories from Elliot

Thred Daily – The greenest way to listen to music

Thred Daily – The greenest way to listen to music

With vinyl sales overtaking CDs for the first time since the 1980s, Charlie looks into the environmental damage of its recent resurgence. If you thought your music carbon footprint was guilt-free streaming on Spotify, this video may surprise you. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).

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 – Is fashion racist?

Thred Daily – Is fashion racist?

Fashion makes huge profits from the work of Black people, yet racism is at the heart of the industry. As brands make long overdue plans of diversification, Sofia looks into what else is being done to tackle such a deeply rooted issue. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).

By London, UK
Thred Talk – The DIY Generation | SoundCloud rap

Thred Talk – The DIY Generation | SoundCloud rap

What does it mean to be a pop star in 2020? As social media continues to change how we consume and discover new music, up-and-coming Gen Z artists are finding their voice without record labels, taking to platforms such as SoundCloud to distribute work independently. Elliot and Charlie sit down to chat about this new DIY era, considering how new waves of young hip hop and pop acts are...

By London, UK
Thred Daily – Metacritic review bombing

Thred Daily – Metacritic review bombing

Charlie talks us through Metacritic's new measure to try and stop review bombing, but is it enough to tackle unfairly negative user scores? Last Of Us 2 might be the last time we see a game completely trashed, though we'll have to wait to see if Metacritic has done enough. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).  

By London, UK
The purpose of Documentary | ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ & ‘Apocalypse Cow’ – Review

The purpose of Documentary | ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ & ‘Apocalypse Cow’ – Review

Do documentaries have a responsibility to educate and inspire their viewers? In this review Imogen and Elliot look at two films that tackle one of today’s most contentious and relevant topics: sustainable agriculture. Award winning feature The Biggest Little Farm focuses on one couple’s mission to bring sustainable farming to an arid crop of land in California, whilst George Monbiot’s controversial Apocalypse Cow dives headfirst into the perils of...

By London, UK
Thred Daily – The future of gaming

Thred Daily – The future of gaming

With the next generation of consoles looming ever closer, our gaming editor Jamie and writer Charlie chat about what they think will be changing for the new systems, and how the gaming experience may evolve over the next decade. Whether it’s Unreal Engine 5, brand new specs, or shortening the gap between PC and console, we could be in for a big shake up. The closer we get to...

By London, UK
Thred Daily – Dating during lockdown

Thred Daily – Dating during lockdown

As human relationships increasingly move online, lockdown has accelerated the migration of dating apps into purely digital hang-out spaces. But can you really find love through a screen? Imogen and Elliot, two self-appointed dating experts, look into how COVID-19 has affected attitudes towards dating when physical interaction is off the table. Whether you’re taking advantage of the situation to get to know somebody better, or you’re developing the most important...

By London, UK
Adapting The Wheel of Time for TV – Review

Adapting The Wheel of Time for TV – Review

If you thought Elliot’s first journey through Randland was too brief, brace yourself for a far more detailed (spoiler filled) trip to the world of The Wheel of Time. Our resident film student talks us through the process of bringing a book to life on screen, and how to stay true to the spirit of the source material whilst breathing new life into the story. Turns out it’s a...

By London, UK