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About Us

Everyone has a story to tell, and we can help you find yours.

We are passionate about telling stories.

Told well, a story can intrigue and inspire.

We are Forward and we create compelling branded content and commercial films. Our award winning approach to filmmaking is designed to spark interest, engage and move your audience. Whatever your story, we’re here to help you tell it.

Working closely with every client, we take the time to understand your brand, your ideas, aims and ultimate goals. We uncover each unique story and create bespoke content to captivate your target audience. Our storytelling skills and technical expertise breathe life into each and every one of our unique and creative concepts.

Through our collaborative end to end production process, we offer creative solutions and encourage feedback and client involvement. Our team of creative professionals are passionate about their work. From pre to post production, superior artistry and attention to detail ensure the finished film tells an authentic story.

We’ve travelled around the world telling our clients’ stories. Whether you’re just down the road or an ocean away, we’re willing to go wherever your story takes us.

Profiles

  • Tom Martin

    Tom Martin

    Creative Director

    Tom founded Forward in 2010 to further his lifelong love and study of filmmaking.

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    At age five, a first watch of The Empire Strikes Back sparked his infectious enthusiasm for all things film. Pursuing his passion, Tom went on to graduate from UEA with a degree in Film and Television Studies. Since establishing the company, Tom hasn’t looked back. With an extensive knowledge of both the creative elements and technical aspects of filmmaking, Tom is most at home behind the camera, crafting beautiful images and directing engaging stories. From concept development to creative directing, Tom’s expertise and enthusiasm permeate every project.

  • Dan Leonard

    Dan Leonard

    Producer

    Practically raised an editing suite, Dan has almost 15 years’ experience working in broadcast and video production.

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    From award-winning documentaries to dynamic animations, Dan boasts extensive and diverse industry experience. An ideal producer, his meticulous and strategic approach to project planning ensures every shoot runs smoothly. With a keen eye for design and a passion for storytelling, Dan’s production skills enhance every Forward film.

Associates

  • Tim Mills

    Tim Mills

    Sound Recordist

    Tim has over 20 years experience as a sound recordist, working across TV, film and commercials.

  • Gwilym Perry

    Gwilym Perry

    Sound Designer

    Gwilym heads up Oscar nominated sound post production studio Doppler & Dubbs. We call upon his skills as a sound mixer and designer to add the final polish to our productions.

  • Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones

    Composer

    Andrew runs Acme Sound, and his beautiful music compositions often feature in our work, enriching the stories we tell and adding emotional depth to our films.

  • Elliott Corke

    Elliott Corke

    Drone Pilot

    Elliott runs HexCam and is an incredibly experienced drone pilot with hundreds of hours of flight time under his belt. When he's not flying himself, he's teaching others to fly through his company The Aerial Academy. His experience and expertise help us capture incredible aerial footage.

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Our Process

Pre

Key to the success of any project is understanding your brand, objectives and audience; so before we even switch on a camera we meet, listen and ask questions. We take time to learn about you and your story, and use the insights gained to create, plan, moodboard and storyboard until we’ve crafted the ideal solution.

Pro

Once we have a plan, its time to roll cameras. We direct, shoot and capture the beautiful sound and visuals we need to tell your story. We combine our storytelling skills with state of the art equipment to bring our creative concept to life, working with a team of professionals to capture the footage we need.

Post

Once we’ve captured your story, its time to assemble, cut and polish; crafting the story from the raw material we’ve shot. We’ll edit, mix and assemble, allowing time for your feedback throughout, before spending time putting the finishing touches to the piece to ensure it looks and sounds amazing.

Our Clients

  • Wex Photographic
  • OCR
  • Yotpo
  • UEA
  • John Grose Ford
  • Affinity
  • Broom Boats
  • Haas
  • Eura
  • Norwich Research Park
  • Holden
  • Norfolk Homes
  • Broadland Wineries
  • IFR
  • Aventa
  • Bestival
  • BBC Radio 1
  • International School of London
  • Sky
  • AgeUK Norwich