Behind the Scenes

Diversity film for global research firm, Kantar

Earlier this year saw the promotion of our latest diversity and inclusion film - this time for global market research leader, Kantar. We decided to take a slightly sideways look at the brief. Our first thought was to focus much more on the word "inclusion", rather than diversity - so many other films talk about diversity - which is great - but for Kantar, their policy is all about "inclusion and diversity"; inclusion being the first word.

Headway hits the heights

Over a quarter of a million views, plenty of online engagement and an award to boot - that has been Headway's experience with a set of films we produced for them over the past year.

Phoenix Annual Report wins TPAS award

We've just heard that one of our clients, Phoenix Community Housing has won a Tpas award (Tpas are a national tenant engagement charity) for their Annual Report 2015-16. We worked with Phoenix last year to produce a whole raft of photography and video content to go in both their printed and digital annual report; what makes Phoenix really unique is the way in which they involve tenants in the whole process. 

Diamonds, beer and lasers

Working for the Royal Society is never dull – we’ve recently been contracted to produce a series of films celebrating their Innovations Awards and also looking at the balancing act of a scientific career that encompasses both commercial and academic aspects. The process has taken us from a furniture factory in Camden, to University campuses in London and Warwick and to a brewing laboratory in Nottingham.

Farewell Reflections

Back in 2012 I was drawn Purple Flame Media as I had a real empathy for their mission and values; I’ve loved working here but after five great years this is my final blog. Working with so many inspirational charities has been a real pleasure. Creating films which engage, inform, inspire and motivate; giving a voice to the voiceless and encouraging people to support charities and get involved has been so interesting and enjoyable.

Fundraising Live 2017

Following a year of significant disruption across the charity sector, charities of all types and sizes are reinventing the way they communicate with supporters and seeking to build more meaningful and sustainable relationships. This year’s Fundraising Live conference was an important event for UK fundraisers, bringing together charities and suppliers to learn, share and network and this years event was sold out.

"Thousands of views and an increase in fundraising..."

“We’ve had thousands of watches, plenty of shares and an increase in funding coming in through our website”

This is the kind of feedback we like! It’s not just about creating charity videos that the client likes, but about films that impact the audience and make a positive difference for the charity in the way that we want.

4 stations, 2 years and 6 cameras

Phil from Purple Flame Media, running the charity video training course

Not just making tea

It’s not uncommon to hear stories of interns being treated as general run-arounds, doing the photocopying, making the tea and effectively working every hour for little or no money. There’s been many recent articles, exposing companies that exploit interns on a regular basis and it’s an on-going problem that young people coming into industry face – how to get a job that requires experience, where getting experience on an internship can prove difficult.

Working with children and animals

There’s an old saying, often quoted in relation to working in tv, saying “Never work with children or animals” – the last month or so, we’ve found ourselves doing both!


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