So this year, 2011, has seen us film a corporate cruise around the Mediterranean, shoot a promotional video in Paris, take on our first ever Fortune 500 client whilst offering low budget videography services for the SME sector within the region. We have also been chosen as the video supplier for a high profile mental health research and development project. On top of this we have produced two beautiful babies amongst our team and grown our business with tremendous team of commercial and technical experts. What a fantastic year, and we have so many people to thank for our success as well as thanking you, for reading our newsletters, promotions, blogs and helping to forward this information to those who may stand to benefit - thank you.
We have grown our team dramatically this year, and have developed a well-gelled team of very different individuals. Joining Tom, Chrissa and Josie we have had Julie, Charlotte and Chris join us in 2011; each bringing something completely different to the team. Each and every one of them have made outstanding contributions to the business during our most exciting, yet most difficult, year with both Josie and Chrissa taking maternity leave. Julie has succeeded in covering both Josie and Chrissa's jobs whilst they were busy producing babies, whilst gaining the incredible support from Charlotte. Chris has undoubtedly brought new ideas, concepts and fabulous flare to our production team. Thank you team, you have been tremendous and we are so incredibly excited to be entering into 2012 with all of you!
Production, Producing, Produced...
The success of our independent films depends entirely on the interest, commitment, loyalty, understanding and hardwork of actors and filmmakers who have a passion for developing their showreel, their CV and for making films due to the fulfilment it brings them personally. Without these people we wouldn't produce independent films. This year has seen some major cuts in funding and general interest in the arts industry. This means funding for our films comes from within. Why do we make independent films? Because we love making films, but we love giving opportunities for actors and crew alike to develop their showreels and experience - even Alfred Hitchcock and Peter Jackson started somewhere you know! We want to thank the following people for their undoubted loyalty and commitment this year, throughout some really testing times: Neil Oseman (DoP), Tommy Draper (Screenwriter), Sophie Black (Set Design & Production), Colin Smith (Lighting Technician), Brett Chapman (Behind the Scenes, Set Engineer & Musician), Mike Rhodes (Set Engineer), Lee Martin (Production Assistant), Carl Cropley (Special Effects), Joseph Parcell (Special Effects). All of these guys have attended meetings, production events and have dedicated days and days to our projects. Of course we have a very long list of people who aren't mentioned here, and we are grateful to each and every one of you!
Where would we be without our website? Thank you Creative Buzz!
Where would we be without our Email marketing? Thank you Mail Magic!
Where would we be without our fabulous logo and branding? Thank you Luck Design!
Where would we be without our telephones and internet? Thank you Opus Telecoms!
Where would we be without our 'on location' cars and vans? Thank you Cocoon Vehicles!
Where would we be without our accountants? Thank you Cedar & Co!
Where would we be without our financial advisors? Thank you Right Advice!
Last but most certainly not least... Our fabulous clients...
Our client list is too long to type out here! But you can see their videos on our own website and YouTube channel... Thank you all for making 2011 our best year yet!