END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS
EYH is an alliance that wants to end youth homelessness!
80,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK every year. EYH want these young people off the streets and into a home and a job. Contented were commissioned by Centrepoint, one of the leading charities behind EYH, to create a film that demonstrates how the new alliance can help young people back on their feet.
250 CITY ROAD - ABOUT TIME
250 City Road is situated in one of London's most vibrant areas. Contented were commissioned by The Berkeley Group to create a film that looks at the four areas of activity - Culture, Gastronomy, Connectivity and Innovation in this area.
The result was a lively well observed whistle-stop tour of the surrounding areas of Old Street, Hoxton, Islington and Shoreditch. The title 'About Time' sets the premise and overarching context for the film.
Steve has been making films since 1994 and loves working with people. He has often been called, among other things, the "Swiss Army Knife" film-maker.
He edits, grades, post produces and delivers his work and although he looks very serious in this picture he is a very contented chap.
Steve is also a puppeteer and has had a hand in many famous screen characters. Sorry, he doesn’t do parties!
HOW WE WORK
THE SOFTEST THEY'LL EVER BE
This film follows a child growing through six important stages of her life in just over a minute, reinforcing the fact that time is precious and young mother's really should embrace every possible moment.
The seamless single camera move around a wardrobe was achieved using motion control and was shot in one day at Malcolm Ryan studios. Each shot was then combined in post production. The soundtrack is 'Ulysses a Cyrus' a Sharad by James Grant.
Alex is immensely proud of having worked as a Creative Partner for award winning agencies ‘HHCL&P’ and ‘Ogilvy’. She was also a founding partner of the creative agency ‘Wunjo’.
Described as ‘a one-woman-force-of-nature’ Alex also understands the ‘offside rule’ (yeah right!).
A writer, producer and editor, Alex loves the whole film making process from meeting clients right the way through to delivery.
Basically she likes making things and being bossy.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
We work closely with you to establish a clear understanding of the brief and the kind of money you want to spend.
Then we'll explore how you can use your content and discuss ways to make it work as hard as possible for you.
We'll go away for a while and draft a treatment which is presented back to you for approval - Ta-dah!
We produce a shooting script, agree timings, start casting etc, basically turning words into ACTION! Very exciting.
GETTING DOWN TO IT
As soon as the production of your film begins you can be involved as much or as little as you wish.
Some clients like to attend our shoots and some just like to leave us to it.
GETTING IT DONE
Once you are happy with your film we have to say goodbye to you.
This is always sad but hopefully the next time you need some more lovely content you will get in touch with us.
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"Contented were a joy to work with.
They understood our complex brief and delivered both a creative and informative film within
a very short time frame''
- Piers Clanford, Managing Director, Berkeley Homes
(North End London)
''We greatly enjoyed working with Contented.
They worked hard to help us achieve our goals.
We were impressed by their ingenuity and
tenacious use of budget. We've had excellent
feedback on the film.''
- Kate Pollard, Head of Corporate Affairs, Shelter
"Contented gave an exceptionally high level of service filming a series of idents for Channel 4.
The quality of the production was top notch.
The process was exceptionally fast from initial discussions through to final edit which made
the quality delivered even more impressive.
I would not hesitate to recommend Contented."
- Malcolm Laurie, Head of Marketing, CEVA
"We love working with Contented Brands!
The results have been fantastic.''
- Adrian Burder, Chief Executive, Dogs Trust
"Steve has been a 'secret weapon' for our
Employee Communications team.
He brings a fresh, creative eye to everything we involve him in. He also has that magical ability to
create a 'wow factor', no matter how large or small your budget.''
- Richard Davies, Head of Operations,
eBay Europe Employee Communications
"Alex is one of the best people I have ever worked with - she has that spectaculary rare combination
of creative talent and real make-things-happen energy."
- Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy Group
"Alex and Steve were fantastic to work with - they are creative, responsive and patient
- but, most importantly, the film they produced really ticked our boxes. We couldn't be happier.''
- Nick Connolly, Head of Corporate Development, Centrepoint
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