And in a huge number of ways, as well as supporting the wider region. For example, we provided pro bono
work for Birmingham City Ladies Football Club as part of our sports video portfolio
and we created a pro bono
film for Birmingham Hippodrome
for the £1M new stage appeal. Birmingham City Council had pitched for major international festivals with our help. Recently one of our apprentices needed a project to finish her apprenticeship so rather than do something small and lacklustre we offered an entire film
to a local charity that she project managed.
We’re invested in the local economy. The last time we asked our local equipment hire company, we were their biggest non-TV client. We use local freelancers and we support Birmingham organisations. Members of our team are involved in all kinds of things including chairing the West Midlands Screen Bureau. And we’ve chaired Screen Central to support grassroots filmmakers. Also, we’ve been a trustee and financial supporter of Flatpack Film Festival. Finally, we’ve spoken at TEDx Brum, LoveBrum, Pekachuka in Birmingham and Coventry and a number of local schools.