We create beautiful, narrative driven content to help move your brand forward.Told well, a story can intrigue and inspire.
We’re a multi-award winning video production agency based in Birmingham and Norwich who work with brands and businesses to craft 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.
“Forward were brilliant to work for from our first meeting to the brilliant end product. Tom was really knowledgeable and took our vision into consideration and we couldn’t be happier with the short video that was produced. The whole crew were thoroughly professional throughout filming but also personable and really great to work with, really recommend them for any production!”
We worked with Tom and his team on our educational videos and brought in outside experts to be filmed over the course of a few days filming. I can wholeheartedly state that the entire process was handled with a focused and clear, professional approach which has produced some fantastic results. We are very happy with the produced videos and the process of tendering, briefing, planning, shooting and editing was brilliant. We were internally looking to increase the quality of our produced video and set some fairly lofty heights of the styles and quality we were looking for. Overall we found Tom able to match those requirements really well and are very impressed with the end product. To top this process off we were filming during COVID restrictions and requested that Tom and his team follow as strict guidelines as possible to ensure all of our safety. Tom carried this out fantastically and ourselves and the experts (medical professionals) felt safe and secure. All in all I would highly recommend Tom and his team for filming projects.
Choosing a supplier to create video content that would represent the brand and bring our new ‘We Believe in Brave’ strapline to life, was an important decision. It wasn’t just a financial commitment, it was an emotional investment too, and no amount of interviewing and proposal-reading changed the fact that at some point, I just had to take a leap of faith.
But working with Forward has been a joy, beginning to end. The importance Tom puts on the collaborative scoping process during which he listens, inquires, and respectfully challenges, ensures the end result is exactly what you as the customer is looking for. On filming days his team worked efficiently, safely, and everyone was committed to striving for perfection (even when we’d run over time at the end of the day.) And the end result…. well, it’s wonderful; atmospheric, textured, well-paced, and better that I could have hoped. I wholeheartedly recommend Tom, and his team at Forward, and already look forward to the next project.”
“We had no experience of producing films and we were keen to create a high quality, engaging film which would support people to access our service. We had no idea just how involved film making is and so having you to guide us through has been invaluable. You have guided us through the process and interpreted what we were looking for. Thank you also for being available when we need to ask questions and supporting us through the process. You have been both energetic and patient!
We could not be more happy with the end result, to have the three separate films plus the one final combined film which meets our brief completely. We hope that we can work with you again in the future!”
“We couldn’t be happier with the production process and the end product from Forward. Tom Martin, the Creative Director, worked closely with us from the initial concept discussions right through storyboarding, shooting and post production. He gave excellent creative suggestions while also listening to our priorities and aims. Attention to detail and quality were exemplary and yet it all came in on time and within the budget agreed at the outset. We’re delighted with the result and we’d jump at the chance to work with Forward again.”
“Working with Forward has been an incredible experience. Tom was able to assist on every aspect of the project whilst respecting and understanding our vision and aim of the video. We experienced some hurdles along the way preparing for the filming but he assisted where he could coming up with new ideas to still be able to create an interesting and engaging film by the end. He understood the tone we wanted to set and all the messages we wanted to communicate. And because of this, the editing process went smoothly and we were almost immediately pleased with the end result. He was hard working on the day, working around constraints, checking in with me if I was happy with the content he was recording. I really felt he wanted the project to succeed as much as we did and worked extra to make that happen.
The end result is better than I could have expected. Thank you very much Forward, it’s been a real pleasure working with you!”