I’ve always been a story teller. People fascinate me. I’m inspired by the way that circumstances unfold in people’s lives, how they grow through them and what motivates them now. Everyone has a tale to tell and it seems appropriate to share my own story with you. So here it is.
My Sliding Doors moment happened in 2000. I had just moved to Canada and was applying for jobs. One day, I went out in the snow to deliver CVs for three positions:
- One in teaching (I’m a trained teacher)
- One in publishing (I’ve also worked as an editor)
- And one in TV (I’d volunteered at a TV company just before leaving the UK)
As you may have guessed, I got the TV job. It was with New Scotland Pictures, a company that made music television specials and music videos. For the next two years, I worked at everything from writing scripts to floor managing to getting funding for projects. I even made my own kids’ TV show.
When I got back to the UK, I continued to build on my experience, working as a production coordinator and manager in Bristol for organisations like BBC, ITV, Icon Films and Fluidity Films.
And then in 2013 I took the leap and set up as a film maker in my own right.
HOW BUTTON MEDIA WORKS
Today I work with organisations ranging from charities to international financial institutions – basically anyone with a big personality, a love of people, and a message they want to communicate to the world.
With Button Media you get a full service package, from concept and scripting through shooting to the final edit and rendering process.
Most of the films I work on are interview based, allowing me to draw out people’s stories and present them in a way that really reflects who and what they are. It’s about getting you to open up and talk authentically, finding out what’s really in your head and heart. Because that’s the kind of connection that will really speak to your customers and clients.
So that’s me. If you’re interested in talking about how film can help you and your organisation, get in touch today for a chat.