2012: A Year in the Life of YourFilm

Posted on December 21st, 2012 by · Filed under News & Updates


It’s been a great year for YourFilm, we’ve worked with a host of new clients, delivered new projects for existing ones, seen our work on TV, had it exhibited around the world, filmed in the USA, won an award, moved offices, and added to the ranks (see October).

Here’s a whistle-stop tour of our year in video production…

JANUARY We shot a new campaign for Frank’s the Flooring Store, the first time since the brand launched that they’d done TV without the famous voice of Frank. They asked us to come up with something fresh, relevant and stylish. This is what we delivered.

FEBRUARY Working with new client StudentCom, we delivered this testimonial-based film, shot alongside our existing client Northumbria University.

We also won the RTS Award for ‘Best Promotion or Commercial’ for our film for Save Our Seafarers. NB: the campaign has now reached its objective in terms of letters sent!

Working with our new friends at Nine, we shot and delivered this corporate profile video for them to premiere at the Entrepreneur’s Forum conference, which they were sponsoring.

APRIL Working with some of our other new friends, Surreal Creative, we delivered this animation for their client innovus, the first in a series of videos used by that company to solidify their new brand.

April also saw us move into our new home at the Northern Design Centre.

MAY May was a busy month, continuing work on our Equanet project (see November) as well as creating promos for our good friend Barbara Dennis at Pthree, and further work for StudentCom, this time filming at LHA Hostel in London.

JUNE Newcastle-based MobiCart had a lot to shout about in June, notably their partnership with Israel-based ZooZ, together the two companies offering a beautifully simple solution which transforms an existing e-commerce website into an m-commerce offering. They asked us to make a video which told the story of a customer harnessing the power of their system.

June also saw the so-called ‘End of Days’ rains in Newcastle. We just so happened to have a camera out in the office when the skies darkened, and caught the start of the storm.. the clip is due to feature in “A Year of Wild Weather” on BBC One, Sunday 30th December at 5:30pm.

JULY Just before the summer school holiday, we shot this film for Parkside Sports College, alongside our good friend Neil Donald at November Design. The film was to be premiered at the College’s open day in September, and needed to let potential students (and their parents) know that Parkside has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Oftsed.

The summer wasn’t great, but we did manage to find a few sunny intervals to shoot some footage for Maguire’s Country Parks, to be used in Spring 2013 for an online & TV ad campaign. You can see a preview here. We also shot some new TV ads for Frank’s the Flooring Store.

We also continued our association with William Jackson Food Group, delivering more health & safety training content across all of their brands, which include Aunt Bessie’s.

SEPTEMBER Our MD jetted off to the states, originally for pleasure but it turned into business (see October), and while he toiled in the sunshine, back in not-so-sunny England we delivered this promo for Route Monkey. They’ve recently secured an additional £500k of investment, well done to all!

OCTOBER Following our success with Save Our Seafarers, we were asked by WatchStander to visit them in Maryland, USA to film the on-water trials of their new anti-piracy countermeasure. We created something which leaned toward the dramatic…

Our Creative Director (and co-founder) Kevin Owens had special reason for celebration this month too, with the birth of his daughter Emilia

NOVEMBER We were finally able to reveal our project for Equanet & Apple (UK) this month, a series of videos based around Equanet’s “iPad in Business” services.

November also saw us – at last! – securing our first NHS client. A second is hopefully coming online early 2013.

DECEMBER And here we are, another year has raced by. We’ve delivered two new TV ads for Frank’s the Flooring Store, including a Christmas message from Frank to his valued customers.


We’re closing down for a well-earned Christmas break, and looking forward to a very busy start to the new year, with no fewer than 8 new projects due to get underway in January and February.

There’s always room for a few more though.. drop us a line to say hello!