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Caring hands at InFocus

InFocus

InFocus provide specialist services for young children and young people with vision impairment and complex needs. We have made several films for them, including a short promotional film to raise awareness and help with fundraising and short videos to help them with recruitment. It's always a pleasure working with them; seeing the incredible work the staff and volunteers do and meeting the students.

SWCTN – Automation Prototypes

8 films made to showcase the 2020 SWCTN Automation prototypes from across the south west.

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This is Phonic

This is Phonic takes you to the heart of Exeter’s community radio station Phonic FM. Shot in their tiny basement studio, this film lays bare the passion and personalities of the dedicated DJ’s as they launch their voices onto the radio waves. With technology changing and an ever-widening menu of entertainment choices on offer to audiences, we ask the question– is anybody listening? Ultimately, does it matter? This is music. This is community radio. This is Phonic.

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SetSquared Motion Graphic

SetSquared commissioned us to create this motion graphic to explain what it is they do. They wanted a clean, text based look that reflected their brand and conveyed a lot of information in a quick, stylish and engaging way. The video has been used online and on screens at trade fairs and conferences.

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Exeter Northcott Theatre

Our relationship with the Northcott Theatre predates the formation of Preston Street Films, with our director Chris making content and TV commercials for them since 2015. More recently we have made a range of films celebrating the heritage of the theatre, highlighting its work with the Kickstarter scheme, interviewing the stars of the show Antigone and setting the stage for the future with a film about the theatre's new business plan.

A violinist seen through fire

Jack Dean – Jeremiah

It was great fun making this music video style trailer for the excellent Jack Dean to promote his show Jeremiah.

British Science Festival 2023

British Science Festival

We produced this video for the British Science Festival 2023. Filmed over two days in Exeter the video gives a feel of the excitement, diversity and range of activities at the festival.

Medical worker in a mask

NHS Social Care Research

Filmed in care settings in Devon these short documentaries explore issues around the provision of social care research within the NHS.

St Thomas Festival Square

Festival of St Thomas Stories

A short film showing the variety, diversity and excitement of the Festival of St Thomas Stories in 2022. As part of the festival 6 Community groups, 8 artists, 5 schools, 8 St Thomas businesses and 7 organisations from the wider Exeter area contributed to and ran events over the weekend. In total, there were 21 events, reaching over 3000 people.

a trippy neon astronaut

Schak – Moving all Around

It was a lot of fun creating this video for the artist Schak. Unfortunately the budget didn't stretch to us actually going into space, so we stayed on Earth and creatively cut together stock footage and made some crazy kinetic typography.

Our film being shown at the exhibition A Picture of Health

RAMM – A Picture of Health

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum commissioned us to make this film to be shown in their exhibition A Picture of Health. The exhibition charts the history of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital from it's founding in 1743 to the present day. The film features interviews with a range of current NHS employees who talk about the highs and the lows of working in the RD&E today. This is cut with an interview with exhibition curator Holly Carter-Chappell who gives historical context with stories from the hospital over the ages.

Dr Laura Davies

SETsquared

SETsquared Exeter commissioned us to create a series of case study videos that showcase the work of their Business Accelerator program. Filmed on location at their offices in the Exeter Science Park, these films show the variety of businesses who use SETsquared and the exciting work that they do.

An adult learner

Learn Devon

Learn Devon provides adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council. They commissioned us to make three films and to do photography for them over the summer of 2022.

One was an introduction to their courses that would welcome participants and talk them through what to expect. The second was a closing video, to be played to course participants at the end of their course. The third was a promotional film to show off the courses and the great work that Learn Devon do. The three films were shot in Learn Devon centres in Tavistock, Bideford, Newton Abbot and Exmouth with a variety of participants and staff.

Rosie Race at work in her studio

Mary the Pigeon

This short documentary tells the story of how Quirk Theatre stepped into the world of publishing and created a beautiful children's book; Mary the Pigeon Who Never Gave Up.

Ben Hemsley

Ben Hemsley – Love, Peace and Harmony

All Saints commissioned us to make this video for Sony Music/Ministry of Sound producer Ben Hemsley. The video has a lo-fi rave aesthetic and uses live footage of Ben in action.

Second Wave Feminism

BBC Ideas: 5 Books

Five books that helped shape our world.
Books inspire, entertain and help us escape into new worlds - but some have also had profound and lasting impacts on society. This playful short film for BBC Ideas features experts from a range of disciplines.

a young woman talking

BBC Ideas: Table Manners

What do our table manners say about us? And where do they come from? Table Manners explores the wide range of rules and habits that have evolved around the simple act of eating. Why do we care about them? These habits are rooted in our personal histories. They are paramount to our social, professional and even romantic success rate. They matter.

What do your table manners say about you? was commissioned by BBC Ideas, July 2019.

BBC Ideas: Sporting Parents

How can you best support your child's sporting activities, without getting over or under-involved? Here are a few pointers.

This film was developed in the lockdown of the summer of 2020.

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University of Exeter

Over the past few years we have made well over 100 films for the University of Exeter, showcasing a wide variety of their graduate and post graduate programmes.
Working closely with the University's marketing and campaigns departments we have provided work that is of a consistently high standard in a range of video formats from short promotional content to longer form documentaries.

Sarah Jane Potts

Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

Exeter Northcott needed a trailer that would drive ticket sales for their production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.

Focussing on the all star cast we created this video that portrays the themes, mood and tension of the play.

Starring Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Moran and Simon Merrells.

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Sancho’s The Slow Fashion Show

The Slow Fashion Show is a spectacular event held at Exeter Cathedral, run by Sancho's Shop. It showcases the beauty of sustainable and ethical fashion, celebrates the Slow Fashion Industry and raises awareness of the ethical and environmental issues caused by Fast Fashion processes through discussion and collaboration. Sancho's asked us to create this moving, dramatic piece to be projected during the event, prior to the final catwalk run. Braving the autumnal waters of the River Teign, we created this stunning, poetic film that presents an arresting reminder of the devastation that our environment is facing.

Exeter School Sixth Form

Exeter School

Exeter School asked us to create this promotional film featuring testimonials from a range of students.

Christmans Carol candle

Films for Theatre

At Preston Street Films we have years of experience creating film and video work for theatre. We have created promotional work in the form of creative or live trailers for shows, onstage projection work, behind the scenes and rehearsal videos and marketing films for theatres.

artist Hugh McCann

Handmade

Renowned artist Hugh McCann commissioned us to make a video trailer that would drive interest in his audioguide piece Handmade. The audioguide can be used in any town, city or village and invites participants to look anew at their surroundings. The video we made shows three participants exploring the textures, sights and sounds of the world around them.

shot from behind, moodily lit and man in a suit and hat exhales smoke

Our Man in Havana

Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana tells the story of a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman who inadvertently becomes a spy.