In 2016 Knowsley Community College relocated to a brand new £32 million campus. They commissioned us to create a short documentary to showcase their new facilities.
Check 'em lads is a charity set up to raise awarness and support people with cancer. We spent a morning in Rotunda boxing gym with cancer survivors and boxing legends Callum and Stephen Smith. The purpose of the video was to show people suffering that there is life after cancer.
For the last few years we have provided video content for Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF). Thanks to our relationship with Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Levine we began creating video content for both the LIMF Academy and the Steve Levine Assembly Point Sessions. We were commissioned to create the visuals for this event and produce a documentary around it. The night featured a number of top British music artists using both traditional and new technology to collaborate together for an exclusive performance. The list of performers included Boy George, Tim Burgess (from The Charlatans), Bernard Butler (from Suede), Hollie Cook, Mark King (from Level 42), Mary Epworth and Natalie McCool. We also shot a video of Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers), filmed in Steve's studio which allowed the audience to then take part in the final recording on the night.
A year later we teamed up with LIMF and Steve again, to create the visuals and documentaries for two events. Both events took place in the Epstein Theatre. The first event was 'The Record Producers Live With Lamont Dozier'. As a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland in the 1960’s Lamont is responsible for writing and producing over 54 #1 hits for The Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Freda Payne and a host of others giving Lamont credit for being one of the primary architects of the Motown Sound. The show consisted of Richard Allinson interviewing Lamont and Steve Levine conducting an in-depth analysis/discussion of rare archive & original session tracks of some of the Holland-Dozier-Holland back catalogue.
Routes Jukebox, the second event we were involved in, was a show that retraced the key influencing records that came to Liverpool from the U.S. after World War II inspiring pioneering movements from Merseybeat to Doo Wop to Rock n’ Roll. Musically directed by Steve Levine again and presented by BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long, the event welcomed a plethora of legendary as well as emerging artists including Chris Difford, Natalie McCool, Terri Walker, Christopher Ellis, Dave McCabe, MiC LOWRY, Ian Prowse and The Farm. We also included three songs from The Dodge Brothers, all filmed in Steve's studio and aired on the screens in-between band change overs.
Here is a short advert we made for The Fowler Education and Football Academy (FEFA). FEFA is a 16-19 college for students who want an Outstanding Education, a top class Football Academy or both.
As part of a national campaign 'This Girl Can', Juice FM commissioned us to create an advert with their breakfast presenters Gemma and Imogen.
This project was documenting an arts festival that's goal was to shine light on Liverpool’s poor air quality – an ‘invisible public health emergency’.
UK Music hosted an event in Childwall Academy to showcase the possibilities of working in the music industry and the range of careers available in record labels, music publishing, music management, production, lighting, sound engineering, live events and performance. We were commissioned to document the process. The video includes footage of MiC LOWRY, Esco Williams, Joe Slater, Natalie McCool and Dave Pichilingi.
We provided a lot of content for The Anfield Wrap Magazine - an online publication that looked at music, art, fashion and football. In that time we worked with John Barnes, Alan McGee, Russell Brand, Jordan Rossiter and Adidas and provided a series of online multicam shows called Magcasts.
We made this short promo film to promote Liverpool SoulFest. The piece features interviews with Katy Alex, Tee from SPXKEN, Jennifer John from Sense Of Sound and Alex from Deliah.
We were commissioned to create a short documentary about Beat In The Mersey. This event was a "behind the scenes" tour of the world famous Cunard Building with an animated mix of dance and music-inspired time travel. Produced and Directed by Christine Chellew with historical contributions by Ron Noon and Musical Direction by Peter Hooton. Featuring Jay McWinen, Jamie Mclachlan, Scarlet Beattie, Callum Sanderson & live performances by John O'Connell & Ian Prowse. Choreography by David Heath.
As part of our ongoing relationship with Engage Liverpool, we provide a great deal of film work for them throughout the year. Mainly filming seminars but sometimes working on more creative projects such as Vent or the PLACED documentaries.
As part of the campaign to elect Luciana Berger as Liverpool Metro Mayor we were commissioned to create this short film.
We've worked on a few different projects with PLACED. Our job is to document everything, interview students and create a video to showcase what they have made.
In August 2014 we teamed up with the music website Get Into This and musician Afternaut to provide a soundtrack/video of the day. Read about this unique project in this article -