Quiet people have the loudest minds.
— Stephen Hawking

Tim Haines and Mike Davis first met working on the Walking with Dinosaurs series almost twenty years ago when Tim was a producer at the BBC and Mike was at creative studio Framestore. Starting up Loud Minds marks an exciting new chapter for them both and an opportunity to develop some of the projects close to their hearts.

Tim Haines - Creative Director


Tim Haines began in journalism before becoming a producer on Tomorrow’s World and Horizon. At the BBC he created the landmark and multi-BAFTA and Emmy award winning Walking with Dinosaurs series in 1998, followed by sequel Walking with Beasts and drama The Lost World. Impossible Pictures was established in 2002 under Tim’s leadership and would go on to make a wide range of much-loved specialist factual and drama programmes for BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery and Nat Geo that included Sea Monsters, Prehistoric Park, Primeval, Space Odyssey, Sinbad and Blitz Street. Since 2013 Tim has been creative director of ITV Studios Drama responsible for Beowulf and The Loch. As creative director of Immersive Escapes he’s also produced the Dinosaurs in the Wild live experience, currently delighting audiences of all ages across the UK.

Mike Davis - Creative Director

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Mike Davis started his career at creative studio Framestore, producing VFX for film and television. Having worked closely with Darlow Smithson Productions on Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real, he made the move there in 2005, specialising at first in factual television with high-end VFX like Emmy-nominated Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking. As a producer and director over the last ten years, Mike has worked for a number of leading independent TV production companies for major broadcasters including Nat Geo, Discovery, BBC and ITV. Since 2013 he has been a creative director at Atlantic Productions, winning a BAFTA for his work on SKY’s David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D, series directing Great Barrier Reef and Galapagos and producing David Attenborough Meets President Obama for BBC ONE. He’s also led the creative on their giant screen productions and helped pioneer their virtual reality storytelling through Alchemy VR, supervising David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR for London’s Natural History Museum and Space Descent VR with Tim Peake for the Science Museum.