A wet track, a world exclusive and an appearance from The Stig.
Here’s the video we made for Top Gear Magazine’s world exclusive on the Lotus GTE.
“It would be easy to come up with some spurious reasons to work with Hill Tribe, but for us, it was Robbie and Suzie’s ability to be a low-impact part of a larger editorial team, fitting into a complicated shoot day with various sensitivities.
It matters that they’re presentable, fast, friendly and easy to work with. They also provided extra help and advice with getting our edit completed to the appropriate standard, even when we changed the brief with little notice… highly recommended.” Tom Ford – TopGear Magazine.
The lovely people at Feast of Dorset asked us back once again to produce a promotional film for the fantastic event held at Deans Court, Wimbourne, Dorset.
This year we were lucky enough to chat with a few of the countries mega foodies such as Rose Prince, Fran Warde and Lesley Waters, who tell us about why they love the event.
The promotional event film was filmed in Dorset and will be used as online video content for the event.
“I recently commissioned Robbie & the Hill Tribe team to produce a series of short films which would give an overview to outsiders of what the company, QV Foods is all about. At the outset of the project Hill Tribe really worked hard to understand what QV Foods stood for, offered & a result of this what we expected the films to achieve. Coupled with the creative & imaginative way they went about their work this has provided us with a piece of work that has captured the company perfectly. Throughout the filming process, they worked fantastically around the resources we could provide (we are after all a working farm & factory & sometimes things only happen once!) but they captured the heart of the company. The first of our films was recently released to our customers & suppliers & the feedback was awesome, commenting on the both the quality of the imagery & also the information it provided. As such I would seriously recommend that anyone looking to commission some filming on behalf of their company call Robbie as you wont get a better service!” Kevin Woods, Marketing Manager QV Foods.
We’ve had a great 8 months filming with the fantastic team at QV Foods based in Lincolnshire.
QV Foods asked us to produce a range of films including a promotional film about QV Foods, The Story of The Potato and video recipes featuring potato dishes prepared by QV’s Development Chef Claire Harrison of Koffmans restaurant in London.
Export Cornwall asked us to design and create an animated film to explain what Export Cornwall is and detail its services and what it offers. We produced this animated film to quickly and simply inform companies and businesses operating in Cornwall that are interested in exporting.
Chy-Colom helps clients to recover from drug and alchol addiction.
Our short film is designed to show potential clients what they could expect to experience, and hear from two ex-residents, in their own words, how Chy-Colom helped them to successfully turn their lives around.
Video produced in Truro, Cornwall.
“Hill Tribe has produced four fantastic videos for Mermaid Bakeware. Right from the start Robbie and his team understood the essence of the Mermaid brand and what we were trying to achieve with the look and feel of the videos. Easy to work with, full of passion and great ideas, Hill Tribe made the whole process effortless and delivered the videos right to brief. We couldn’t have asked for better results. Thanks to you all for your hard work – we thoroughly enjoyed working with you and would recommend Hill Tribe for any future projects”-Emma Leonard, The Lenny Agency.
The Lenny Agency, a full service design, marketing, web and public relations agency based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, asked us to produce a range of Video Recipes to promote their client, Mermaid Bakeware, and its products. The video recipes were shot in our home economist’s kitchen and have been delivered for both online use and for use at trade shows and exhibitions.
Export Cornwall has asked us to help them promote their great service for all existing and potential export businesses in Cornwall.
As part of the range of promotional and educational films we are producing, this film is about the fantastic workshops that are on offer to all members.
Plymouth University Dive & Marine Centre – Promotional Film highlighting the services and facilities.
Plymouth University asked us to create a promotional film about Plymouth Universitys Dive and Marine Centre, based on the historic Barbican in Plymouth.
The promotional film was filmed in Devon and will be used to promote the centre and it’s services.
TQ Recycling asked us to produce a promotional film for their Devon based business.
The promotional film highlights the companies services and outlines how they can help business’s to be more successful with recycling.
The Devon video production will be used online and at trade shows and events etc.
We were asked to produce a promotional video for the University of Plymouth’s School of Psychology.
The video features psychology student Abi and the Head of the School of Psychology, Simon Handley, to give a student and lecturers’ perspective on the faculty, its facilities and the programmes available.
Manufacturing Advisory Service: A promotional film highlighting the MAS SW organisation and its services
Manufacturing Advisory Service South West approached us to produce their first corporate promotional film. The project required us to visit three separate businesses around the Westcountry including ARC Energy resources in Gloucestershire, Hi TAMs in Plymouth and TQ Recycling near Totnes.
The film will be used online and at events/shows etc. Video production south west.
Improving Your Resource Efficiency with Dick Strawbridge: introducing a series of films to encourage businesses to think more sustainably.
The Improving Your Resource Efficiency project asked us to create a series of educational films featuring a range of experts covering their top 5 tips for businesses in a number of key areas including:
- Billing and Metering – with Dave Covell of Environ
- Sustainable Building – with Brendon Westacott of Business Link
- Renewable Energy – with Sara Honey of Micro Generation
- Green IT – with Simon Gough of Redfront
- Carbon Footprinting -with Dr Jean-Yves Cherruault of Sustain
Dick Strawbridge presents the introductory film which will feature on the www.businesslinkanswers.info website.
Who knew maths could be so fun! We didn’t, but we do now after filming with the students and lecturers at Plymouth University’s mathematics and statistics degree course. Plymouth University asked us to create a promotional film to promote the mathematics and statistics degree course which will be used online and at student events.
Business Link South West have once again asked us to create six x video case studies as part of the Cornwall Convergence project. A number of Cornish businesses were filmed as part of this project including, Bosinver Holiday Cottages, Engineered Arts, ICE Trikes, MPG Books amongst others.
We produced a video recipe for Miranda and Roland at Muddy Boots Foods, featuring Mr Singh’s Hot Punjabi Chilli Sauce. The video recipe will feature on the Local Food Channel- www.localfoodchannel.tv
You can find out more about Muddy Boots Foods and its “Free the Burger” campaign on our news page: Hill Tribe News
Rangemoors approached us to create a number of films designed to promote the Rangemoor brand and detail the range of services the business offers relating to wood burners, wood burning stoves, ranges and range cookers.
The main film showcases the company’s purpose-built show room, located in Winkleigh mid-Devon, and to highlight the additional services provided by Rangemoors which cover design, repairs and spares.
As part of the project, we created another two films, a short “how to” video which demonstrates how to light a fire effectively as well as a film about fire which features images of flickering flames and glowing logs set to a poem written by Celia Congreve which touches upon the many different types of wood and their particular burning properties.
All films will feature on the new forthcoming Rangemoor website as well as online channels such as YouTube etc.
Baco Professional, owned by Wrap Film Systems based in Telford, approached us to create a promotional film highlighting the many benefits of using the new EasyCut cling film and Baco foil dispensers in the food and drink trade industry.
The film will be used both online and on DVD to aid direct sales of the various products to the trade.
Five different language versions were produced including English, Spanish, German, Italian and French.
Matt Exley, PR says:
“Robbie and his team from Hill Tribe have helped me deliver outstanding creative films for my clients. Robbie listens to and helps to evolve the brief, then responds with creativity, vision and sound financial control.
He has a wealth of expert contacts to call upon and is mindful to manage the expectations and budgets of the client team. Vitally, the finished product is first class.”
Wrap Film Systems owner of Baco, the UK’s leading brand covering a range of products in food preparation, storage and waste management, approached us to create a film promoting the new EasyCut cling film dispenser.
The short film will be used online and in stores both in the UK and Europe to demonstrate the product in action.
A separate film detailing the quick and easy process of refilling the dispenser was also produced as part of this project.
From My Farm, based in Lincolnshire, commissioned us to produce a series of video recipes promoting the From My Farm brand. The films will feature on the From My Farm website and other video sharing websites, such as YouTube, and they provide the perfect opportunity to introduce some of the schemes growers and showcase their produce.
5 x separate video recipes were produced as part of this project.
The cooking was led by Charlie Falkingham who founded From My Farm to promote regional produce and to support British farmers in their quest to look after the countryside and grow produce for future generations to enjoy.
We visited Chef Nick Barclay at his new pad, Blue Plate Restaurant, in Downderry South East Cornwall where we filmed an ultra quick and simple, yet extremely delicious, recipe using locally sourced mussels from the River Fowey.
Produced for Cornwall-based business QT Services, the 1-2 minute film is designed to highlight the impressive offroading capabilities of the vehicle and features images set to a music track.
Dave Marsh, MD of QT Services, said:
“At QT we were extremely pleased with Hill Tribe’s approach to our requirements. Every effort was made to ensure that the video matched that of the brief. Robbie and his team were thorough in their approach and the end result really hit the spot. They are a very enthusiastic team to work with!”
Image Creative Partnership (ICP) commissioned Hill Tribe Productions to produce a 1-2 minute promotional video for one of its clients, Xyratex.
The shoot, which took place at Xyratex’s UK base in Havant, Hampshire, involved shooting a new high-tech storage solution product which has been originated, developed and produced by the company. Xyratex will use the video to showcase the product at sales meetings and later, after the product’s launch into the marketplace, when attending exhibitions and trade shows.
Southampton based estate agents Morris Dibben commissioned us to create a promotional film about the agency and their range of services. The corporate film is currently featuring on the Morris Dibben website and it will also be distributed via 10,000 promotional DVD’s to homes and business’s in their local area.
The project was shot on location in Southampton.
Albert Zarb-Cousin, Regional Manager of Morris Dibben, said:
“I would just like to place on record how delighted we are with the DVD. As you know we have already recommended Hill Tribe Productions to other subsidiaries of the company throughout the UK.
I would like to thank you for your sound advice and inspirational ideas throughout production from our initial concept meetings and planning through to pre production stages, filming and final presentation. Please also thank your team for their diligence and for making all the staff feel completely at ease during filming.
Hill Tribe certainly excelled our expectations and I would have no hesitation in recommending them again.”
Hill Tribe recently produced a promotional film for the Exeter Festival of Food & Drink. The 4 minute promo video features the renowned chef Michael Caines who describes the various attractions and events of the 2010 festival.
The film is being used to showcase this year’s event and to encourage exhibitors, sponsors and visitors to attend and support the 2011 festival. Hill Tribe is also hosting the video for the festival and it can be seen on the festival’s homepage here: www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk
Lex Thornley, Account Manager for One Voice PR, said:
“We couldn’t be happier with the Festival film. We commissioned one from a different company for the 2009 festival and it ended in disaster and, as an annual event, we therefore lost a vital window of opportunity!
The film you have produced enables everyone and anyone to experience what the festival is all about whether they’ve been or not, so is a hugely powerful promotion and marketing tool we can use in the future.
As for Hill Tribe, you and your team stuck tightly to the brief and the result is that we have a really powerful video to help us approach potential sponsors for 2011, showcasing the festival for what it is…one of Exeter’s, the South West’s and the UK’s finest celebrations of the great produce and chefs.”
Ambios Ltd, a not-for-profit company that promotes environmental understanding, commissioned us to produce 7 x video field guides focusing on the Barn Owl and presented by David Ramsden of the Barn Owl Trust.
Each film focuses on a different aspect of conservation and includes practical information, covering topics such as how to report a Barn Owl sighting, where you are most likely to find Barn Owls and how to conduct a field survey.
The project was filmed in Devon.
Following the punctual delivery of the project, Simon Roper, CEO of Ambios Ltd, said:
“It was great working with the Hill Tribe team to produce these videos. Expert advice and guidance. We are very impressed with the final products and very excited about using them in our new dynamic online learning environment. Thanks again Hill Tribe.”
For more information about Ambios please visit: www.ambios.co.uk
Rebecca Rayner, owner of Glebe Farm, which is based in Kings Ripton, Huntingdon, asked us to create a short promotional film about her business and range of organic flours, bread mixes and dairy and gluten-free products.
The film features Rebecca who gives a brief background to the company and shows the current product range alongside imagery of the production process.
You can find out more about Glebe Farm, or order Rebecca’s products, by following this link: www.glebe-flour.co.uk
We were asked to produce a 2 minute film to show the supply chain and process for carrots for Produce World, a supply management company for fresh produce.
Here’s what Alex Smith, Commercial Assistant at Produce World, said about working with us:
“Working with Hill Tribe was a brilliant experience. They really did put a lot of enthusiasm and creativity into our project. We approached Hill Tribe with a tough brief, with an incredibly tight deadline. They really did rise to the challenge and put in a lot of hard work, coming in ahead of deadline.
We asked Hill Tribe to produce a 2 minute film summarising our supply chain for carrots at one of the Produce World subsidiary sites, Isleham Fresh Produce. The film was needed for a crucial meeting with a key customer and we feel proud to use it in our presentation. The film will also be suitable for our own promotional purposes, ensuring maximum value for money.
A job truly well done!”
Hill Tribe produced a total of 8 individual films for Kitchen Devils, showcasing an exciting new range of kitchen gadgets called Sidekicks.
The project consisted of 7 individual product demonstration films and one generic introduction film.
Reena Mistry, Kitchen Devils Brand Manager, spent the day of the shoot with us and said:
“Hill Tribe Productions are a fantastic team – very professional, flexible and a responsive team to work with. They have worked very well with my creative brief and generated an excellent set of modern and versatile product videos which are tailored to the needs of my brand. I would highly recommend to others.”
Hill Tribe produced a promotional film for Bedfordshire based CAT Driver Training.
The film highlights the range of driving services and corporate activities the company offers and also details the unique selection of driving environments that Millbrook proving ground provides.
Jo Hoad, Marketing Manager of CAT Driver Training, said:
“Working with the Hill Tribe team was a joy. Their attention to the project and their enthusiasm made the experience a pleasure. They took the time to understand us and our business. This focused the day prioritizing the filming that would capture our essence and deliver on our remit. Professional, enthusiastic and great fun to be with.”
As sponsors of the first ever Feast of Dorset festival, we produced a promotional film for the inaugural event, held at the beautiful Deans Court in Wimborne, Dorset. Owner and organiser, Sir William Hanham talks the viewer through the various attractions and activities that are on offer at the event.
The film is currently being shown on the Feast of Dorset website to promote the 2010 festival: www.feastofdorset.co.uk
We produced a promotional film for Jonathan Carthew of Black Mountain Smokery, based in Crickhowel, Wales.
The film is designed to present Jonathan, show stages of the smoking process in his industrial unit and introduce the smokery’s range of products.
This promotional film was created as part of the Wings of Change educational DVD which was also produced for the charity.
David Ramsden, Head of Conservation, tells us how the charity began and details the various areas of work the Trust is involved in.
Caroline Lewis, Publicity Officer at The Barn Owl Trust, said:
“Hill Tribe Productions delivered above and beyond all our expectations for the new ‘Wings of Change’ DVD project. A highly professional team who took time to really understand and interpret our needs to deliver an absolutely superb end result!”
The Dartington Hall Trust: A film to highlight the charitable activities of the Trust & tell the history of the estate.
Hill Tribe Productions created a promotional film for Totnes based charity, The Dartington Hall Trust, to introduce the charity and provide a summary of its aims and the areas of work it covers.
A one minute version of the film was also produced.
Marketing Manager of The Dartington Hall Trust, Dan Coxon, said:
“For our first venture into ‘corporate’ film-making, Hill Tribe were a pleasure to work with. Taking a brief from a complex organisation, understanding what it was that we really wanted and reshaping it to produce a high quality product that exceeded our expectations, Hill Tribe truly delivered.”
Hill Tribe Productions has produced 6 video recipes for Riverford Organic Vegetables.
These videos will feature on Riverford’s website and be used at trade shows and food festivals.
The video recipes will enhance Riverford Organic Vegetables position as an authority on fresh produce and healthy eating / lifestyles and promote the Riverford brand.
Hill Tribe produced 18 videos for Westcountry-based Butcombe Brewery, including a promotional video featuring the company and its various products.
We also made a Video Tour of the brewery, featuring some behind the scenes footage of the brewing process, designed to encourage visitors to visit the brewery for themselves, and if unable, then to see how Butcombe beers are made. A further 14 Video Pub Profiles were produced which feature the pubs owned and operated by Butcombe Brewery.
Guy Newell, Managing Director of Butcombe Brewery, said:
“Hill Tribe Productions have produced a stunning set of videos for Butcombe Brewery…absolutely transformed our web site!”
Hill Tribe Productions recently produced 7 promotional videos each featuring a different point of interest unique to the area. The categories were History, Food & Drink, Activities, Nature & Wildlife, Towns & Villages and Events.
A seventh generic video was also produced and amalgamated highlights of each of the subject specific videos. All videos were produced in High Definition.
Bryan Howe, Customer Services Coordinator of West Somerset Council, said:
“I contracted Hill Tribe Productions Ltd to provide a DVD in HD format to promote the West Somerset Area.Their approach to the project was very professional and I found the company very friendly and flexible to our changing needs. I would therefore recommend them to anyone who requires modern promotional material.”
Aid Call asked Hill Tribe Productions to produce 3 films; a generic promotional about the company and the products and services it offers, a testimonial film featuring Aid Call customers who have used and benefited their services, and a demonstration video which explains how the emergency alarm call service operates. Each video was filmed in High Definition.
Lindsay Kirk, Marketing Manager, said:
“Hill Tribe has successfully planned, co-ordinated and developed promotional videos to meet our requirements, generating high levels of response from our target audience. I am delighted with the results. In the coming months, we look forward to working further with Hill Tribe on other video projects.”
Hill Tribe Productions produced a 3-4 minute web video for Martin Whitley of Dartmoor Hawking to promote their school of falconry and the experiences it offers, learning to fly birds of prey.
Martin Whitley, known as The Dartmoor Hawker and owner of Dartmoor Hawking, said:
“We cannot recommend Hill Tribe Productions highly enough, they did a fantastic promotional video for us with very little bother & it started generating business within 48 hrs of going online. They are very easy to work with, produced the video very quickly, and we are already planning to use them for another project.”