We are Neck of the Woods, a team of filmmakers and storytellers passionate about the work we do. We want to create films that we, and our clients, can be proud of – with all the craft and creativity that they deserve. Our work has helped raise money for hospital wards, tell stories of human achievement, and connect clients with audiences across the globe. And we don’t plan on stopping there.
We started Neck of the Woods Films with some core values that we wanted to shape the work that we do. These aren’t just guidelines; they’re the ideas that define us as a video production company and as people. They come as a result of everything that we’ve learned, all that we want to achieve and the principles that we hold personally.
For us, ‘storytelling’ isn’t a buzzword. It’s rooted in all of our work. We know that a well-told story can change the world, and that’s what we hope our videos help to do. We make creative decisions to support the story being told – and to move audiences to act.
Collaboration is central to every project we work on. It leads to better understanding, more impactful videos and stronger relationships. We want this to extend throughout the project, from the seed of an idea to the final delivery, because to really drive action, we have to work together.
We aren’t interested in following trends or making videos based on what is popular. We work on projects because we want to help encourage action. Making a difference is important to us, so we work with clients and collaborators who value innovation and social impact.
At the heart of every good story is a human being or a group of people. People connect with other people, and that’s why we place them at the centre of our work. We work hard with our clients and collaborators to find the right human story to move the people that matter most to them.
We’re no strangers to working in difficult environments or on challenging topics. As filmmakers, we have a responsibility to handle these projects sensitively and truthfully, which is why we make every effort to fully understand the story we’re telling and protect the welfare and dignity of our storytellers.
We work to create unique ideas, and we pour our heart and soul into the concepts that we put forward for projects. When we propose an idea, we do so because we genuinely believe that it will achieve your end goal laid out for us and deliver meaningful action. This is why we do what we do.
We’re not only a video production company; we are also a social enterprise. This means when you work with us, you’re helping us to make our community better. We care about that impact, and we’re always trying to find new ways to make that impact even more significant. As we grow, so too will our impact efforts to help young people, foster new filmmakers, and support those who are looking to make change locally. Because we never want to forget our roots.
Young people are the future of every community on earth. If we want them to make the difference the world needs, then they’re going to need some help. That’s why we created the Neck of the Woods film fund. Split into two categories, this fund helps filmmakers aged 11-25 to make films about social change.
Consider it a little seed capital.
Our name is our philosophy. We work on making our neck of the woods that little bit better, and we tell stories about people who do the same.Dig deeper
We met studying film and bonded over good storytelling (and occasionally bad movies). Making films was what we wanted to do in, so that’s exactly what we did. We spent years producing videos, learned a lot about our craft and found our place in the world.
All of our experience has led us to where we are today. We’ve carved a place for ourselves and found our own unique style; now, we’re helping our clients to tell stories that matter and meeting plenty of creative collaborators along the way.
Who knows what the future holds? All we can say is that we’re enjoying the journey we’re on and looking forward to what’s ahead. We expect; new opportunities to be creative, a growing team of passionate video makers and plenty more important stories to tell.