Looking back at 2015

Posted Friday 11 Dec 2015 16:25 PM

Christmas is around the corner and so is New Year - a time for taking stock, looking back at the year that’s past, wrapping up projects (and presents) as well as planning for the future. This has been particularly meaningful for us as Paper Films celebrated its first birthday in September and it has been really satisfying to see how we’ve grown and developed since we opened our doors in 2014.

It’s been a great year at Paper Films and we have been really happy to continue producing fantastic films for organisations our team has worked with in the past as well as beginning exciting partnerships with brand new clients from all over the UK.

We’ve had the chance to peek inside fighter jet factories in Lancashire; travelled the length and breadth of the UK visiting social housing units; delved into Manchester’s scientific past (and its cutting-edge future); sailed to the mouth of the Mersey; mingled with the world's property elite at Cannes; explored world-leading research facilities at CERN; dived into the Menai Straits and much more.

2015 has also seen us welcome a new full-time producer, Max Howard, to the Paper Films team, as well as invest in some brand new equipment which has allowed us to experiment with a whole range of new ideas and techniques.

It’s an exciting time to be a video production agency in Manchester and although times are tough it’s good to see the city rising to the challenge and so many exciting new projects and developments happening in the region.

We’ve been proud to work with the team behind the Old Granada Studios and NOMA’s Saddler’s Yard but have also enjoyed taking in a film at HOME, checking out the latest bars at Spinningfields, strolling around the increasingly buzzy Ancoats area and look forward to seeing what’s in store for the London Road Fire Station.

So what’s in store for 2016? We’ve already got a few projects underway which we’re looking forward to showing off in the New Year as well as some which are still in the early stages of production which we’re excited about getting stuck into.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Paper Films Feature in the Business Desk

Posted Friday 13 Nov 2015 12:33 PM

We were really excited to be featured in The Business Desk yesterdayIt was a fantastic piece about Paper Films and our Director Daniel Kennedy. It talks about our approach to film making and a little bit about the history of the company and how Daniel decided to set-up his own dedicated video production agency in Manchester. 

Have a read and let us know what you think - and if you want to share the link that would be great! 

Apart from featuring in the Manchester Media we've had a busy couple of week - highlights include a morning spent on a boat in the middle of the River Mersey with a couple of GoPros, attending a fantastic awards dinner and finalising a casting for one of our ongoing projects. Busy times and we look forward to sharing the finished films when they're done!

Paper Films make film for worldleading science festival

Posted Wednesday 11 Nov 2015 12:53 PM

We were really excited to have the chance to see our recent film for the Euroscience OpenForum (ESOF) shown at Manchester's fantastic Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) recently.

We've been working on the film over the summer and can definitely say that it was one of the most enjoyable, and unusual video production jobs we've worked on. We got the chance to travel to the home of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland – CERN - and meet their new Director General. Transform a patch of moorland into an imaginary moonscape, transport Professor Brian Cox into the heart of the American Desert, dance with a robot and much more.

The film examines why science is so important to our lives and what makes Manchester such a perfect fit for the world-leading science forum - exploring the cities storied past and its fast-paced present. As well as exploring Manchester’s scientific pedigree it also aims to reach-out to young scientists across the region and encourage them to get involved in the event.

We had a fantastic time making it andgot the chance to use all our toys – green screen, Steadicam and a specialistslow-motion set-up.

There’s a great story about it on Manchester’s media new site Prolific North here.