What a year 2017 has been. Thank you to all our collaborators, clients and to you for watching, sharing and recommending our videos and production services! We created 33 films, worked with 24 clients and 6 collaborators, all helping us to create our best content yet. It's always daunting entering year two of a production company; can we capitalise on the first year push, can we sustain and grow in year 2, can we maintain and increase the levels of production for our clients and, most importantly, can we have fun doing it along the way. Well we did and we are mightily proud of year 2 of Other Brother Studios. Here's a little taster of what we got up to:
It all started with an animated video for Nissan to celebrate 10 years of their Qashqai range.
Our short animated film 'The Song of Wandering Aengus' stormed the international film festival circuit, showing at 45 film festivals all across the globe. We picked up 15 nominations en route and won a staggering 8 awards. Which made working on it for 6 months worthwhile!
We had a very successful premiere at Warner Bros Soho Studios on 13th June (to coincide with w.b.yeats day) with friends, family, and crew. It then had an online release that evening and continues to do us proud, having just picked up a distribution deal in Japan. The film is still available in all other territories, if you are a distributor or interested in any aspect of acquisition, then please get in touch with the films producer at Ex-Animo Foundation, Marlena Hellebø: firstname.lastname@example.org
We went on to produce lots of films for various schools throughout the year, working in collaboration with production company School Reel. We made 11 films in 2017 for Andrew and his team and it was fantastic fun, working with great schools and children! Even the school dinners were good (how times have changed).
It's hard to pick a favourite shoot of the year, but just pipping the others at the post has to be a film we made for Cooper King Distillery in Yorkshire. Gutsy, determined and talented duo Abbie Neilson and Christopher Jaume are in the process of setting up the smallest distillery in the UK. We followed them at the start of their journey, meeting lots of their collaborators along the way. We are very excited to see the next steps guys! Cheers!
We were then asked to make another film for Nissan, this time for their Micra range and a new Colourbot that has been launched! We jumped at the chance.
Towards the end of the year, we made 4x films for Insight, a technology solutions company. We went up to Manchester to film their Technology conference and CXO Summit as well as delve deeper into future technology trends and digital transformation.
Well, it's been an excellent year for Other Brother Studios! We would like to raise a large glass to everyone who has worked with us, supported us, had fun shooting with us, liked, shared and watched our videos this year!
Wishing everyone a fantastic 2018!