From big budget TV ads to internal corporate communications, lifestyle promos, documentaries, short films, social media, animations and virtual – Coolbox Films have built a reputation for delivering outstanding quality work.
“Practically perfect in every way.” He told me to write this and as he’s very big and will sit on me if I don’t, I’ve put it in. Rob is a highly experienced producer/director who likes nothing more than buying new tech (“but we NEED it”) and then using it to create stunning shots to the delight of clients. Years of experience have not dulled his enthusiasm and infectious energy.
Stand-up. DJ. Filmmaker. Astronaut. Tom has done at least three of these things over the years (and still hasn’t ruled out going to space. One day). From the early days of taking mini-masterpieces lovingly crafted on 8mm to Cannes and directing music promos for the great and the good, Tom continues to be passionate about all things film and story-related – and works with clients all over the world to help them create game-changing content.
Jade is our resident office pixie, but underneath her slightly ethereal quality there lies an incredibly focussed, whip-smart production assistant who knows exactly how to get any job done with maximum efficiency. When not getting our shoots prepared, Jade is a big lover of fancy dress and is a glue gun obsessive. These two things may well be intrinsically linked.
An electronic music obsessive, Toby is renowned for his relentless use of puns. His expertise in all things digital and marketing keeps our web presence bouncing along nicely. It would just be good if he let someone else win at darts for once.
Maya is the youngest in the office, the most assertive and knows her own mind beyond her years. A keen camera operator and social media whizz, Maya makes sure that the outside world gets to see our best side, and often.
Amy is the newest member of team Coolbox and has already settled in with her exceptional command of the studio’s musical direction. A master of all things in animation Amy is equally happy ripping up magazines to create Terry Gilliam inspired pieces as she is harnessing the creative opportunities of AI to bring the best to every project.
JP is an approved member of the Guild of Television Cameramen and is an accomplished Lighting Cameraman, with over 15 years’ experience of a variety of production genres. Unflappable, charming and shoots great pictures.
Paul creates incredible animations and insightful infographics, taking a considered and bespoke approach to every project. Part of team Coolbox for years, clients are never anything less than delighted by Paul’s work.
A constant collaborator, Darryl has a vast experience shooting everything from documentaries to TVCs and beyond. Usually clad in black and capable of rocking a fantastic hat, he’s what the phrase ‘Giving it the old Razzle Dazzle’ was invented for.
It’s a competitive field. If you want to play on it then it’s worth signing the best team.
There’s a lot of production companies out there. So go with one who can steer you through an ocean of mediocrity, tacking firmly away from the continent of ‘meh’ to lead you to an island of something truly wonderful. (That’s right. You can stop looking. You’ve found us).
How do we do this? Well, we could tell you, but we’d much rather let our work do the talking, nay singing, for us. But we like ideas; and come up with lots of them in order to find the best one that will fit with you.
Sure, you want a video. But what do you want it for? Who’s the audience – internal or external? Is it a one-off messaging piece or is it going to fit into a wider campaign? What kind of tone are you going for?
These are just some of the many questions we like to go through with any client in order to try and work out how to deliver the best film for your budget – and we’re not necessarily chasing an Oscar for every film we create. But crucially we have the skills to put it all into practice.
We’ve been doing this for a long time, and all the team have been recruited for their aesthetic sensibilities (as well as being all round fabulous people). That means that we have a light touch and know when and where to apply the magic dust that brings a certain something to any film.
Taste is about knowing who to cast, how to direct, where to shoot, where to put the camera, what lenses to use, what to put in the edit, what to take out, what music to use, what look to give the film, where to apply titling… It’s a thousand different micro-decisions, born from experience, that all lean towards creating something truly special.
We’ve got the best job in the world, and we know it. Yes, we like to get the job done, on time and on budget, but we like to have a good time while doing it.
This is one of the many reasons that we’ve got clients who stick with us for years – without wanting to get too fortune cookie about it, life is a journey, so you may as well enjoy the ride.
But we are the people who know how to drive, fill the car up and tell good stories along the way. We’ll have fun, but we’ll never let you down.