BEYOND YOUR HORIZON

BEYOND YOUR HORIZON

We produced this film for the Brighton Digital Festival in collaboration with the Trust for Developing Communities, British Airways i360 and marketing agency Propellernet.  

The interactive event saw 150 young children from BevendeanMoulsecoomb and Hertford Primary schools (all located in at-risk areas of the city) trying out exciting new VR technology, re-designing the seafront using Minecraft and, for some of them, visiting the beach for the first time ever!  

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SIMON WEBSTER HAIR COMMERCIAL

SIMON WEBSTER HAIR COMMERCIAL

A collaboration with our friend Olly Hearsey at The Brighton Studio showcasing model Lindy Ncube with hair by Simon Webster and make-up by Xoe Kingsley.

Check out this interview with Simon by Creative HEAD Magazine

Grace Jones is an icon of both fashion and film, so we really wanted to capture her hybrid style in this 360-degree commercial.

We were lucky to work with Lindy, she has such fierce presence she instantly transformed the studio into a one-woman catwalk.

Visually, Grace Jones is all about contrast, so we used close-ups and super slow motion to bring out Simon and Xoe’s killer combination of makeup and hair colour.

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SPANKOX: TO THE CLUB

SPANKOX: TO THE CLUB

We turned the story of an elderly Polish couple who had a wild night out at Fabric nightclub into a music video. The couple from Warsaw partied into the early hours despite being in their 70s, capturing the attention of the national press. They danced, enjoyed tequila shots and drank tea.

The video for the Armada Music re-release of Spankox's To The Club recreates their antics using even older actors Shirley and Tony Jaffe, a real life couple in their 80s. It also features fire breathing, a real club crowd and a lot of dirty dancing.

Tony Jaffe, 83, says: “Looking at the gorgeous bottom of an almost naked fire eater nearly gave me a heart attack. I’ve been dreaming about her at night!

“Parts of my body I had forgotten about seemed to come alive again and I was doing things I thought I could never do again.”

Shirley Jaffe, 81, who appeared in the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange, says: “My husband hasn’t been up for it for so long. I had no idea he could still do it.

“My, what a galaxy of delightful young men!"

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Screamland

Screamland

We made this pre-event trailer for the award-winning Screamland at Dreamland, Margate. This exclusive evening event will immerse you in a frightening world of interactive scare mazes and sideshows set to thrill and haunt the darkest soul!

Filmed on location at Dreamland, Margate and in our studio here in Brighton.

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Dreamland TV Advert

Dreamland TV Advert

Dreamland is BACK! And it's putting the heartbeat back into the seaside town of Margate. Reimagined from its vintage Pleasure Park roots, isn't it time you, your friends and your family discovered what all the fuss is about?

We had a blast making this TV Advert for Dreamland Margate's grand re-opening. Highlights included working with Vic Reeves. With thanks to our friends at ichikoo films.

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MEET THE BIRDMEN

MEET THE BIRDMEN

Meet the Birdmen is a collaboration between Made Better Media and Slack Tide Films, a Shoreham-based production company. It was shown at the London Short Film Festival in 2015.

The film follows two contestants in the Worthing International Birdman competition, a yearly event involving gliding enthusiasts launching themselves from the end of the pier in gliders and homemade flying machines. Sadly, the event will no longer take place as of 2016 but for years it was a fascinating display of British eccentricity, and the first of its kind in the world.  

Many of the participants spent hundreds of hours obsessively preparing for the competition, while some spent half an hour. Whether aboard a unique craft of their own design, piloting a modified hang glider or making a leap of faith in fancy dress and dancing shoes, there was one aim: to travel as far as possible before plunging into the sea. The 100m jackpot prize of £10,000 was a tantalising goal.

Meet The Birdmen focuses on a handful of these eccentric sportsmen and their dreams of airborne glory.

Widower Andrew Jarvis, 66, spends the bulk of his free time working on experimental gliders that he designs and builds at his home in Ferring. Having first competed in the Birdman in 1974, he finds solace in the meticulous work of the design and build process, and he is driven on by his late wife's wish that he gives the Birdman another shot.

Hangliding fanatic Ron Freeman has been obsessed with flying since he was a boy. He loves to win almost as much as he loves the adrenaline buzz of flight.

Tony Hughes has been a rival of Ron's since their days in the British Olympic hang gliding team. Similarly evangelical about the experience of unpowered flight, Tony is cool, confident and determined to fly further than Ron.

But it is not for nothing that Ron is known as ‘The Birdman’ across the South Coast — he is the reigning champion of the Worthing event and has won numerous Birdman competitions, from Bognor to Eastbourne.

As the film builds to a climactic finale, the record books take a battering as Ron and Tony push themselves to the limit, employing risky tactics in high winds as they struggle to outdo each other.

Andrew’s machine falls apart on the launch platform, while Ron flies 116 metres, breaking the record for his class.

The film is available for free here

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