Brand & Website Design by Solid Block

ISL | Mission Experience Series 1

Founded in 1972, The International School of London is a pioneering international school that comprises three schools, in London, Surrey and Qatar, enrolling over 1600 students from 90 countries and teaching 25 languages.

Forward were asked to produce a series of short story-led ‘Mission Experience’ commercials, each following the story of a student or teacher from each of the three schools and each showcasing one of the core values of the ISL Group.

The project was a huge undertaking, seeing us collaborate with a creative agency in Beirut, and with photographer Chris Pearsall, who shot the stills campaign. We travelled to London and Surrey for multiple days of filming, before flying over 3,000 miles to spend an incredible week filming in Qatar.

The resulting 10 films have been hugely successful, and form the core of the ISL Group’s website as well as being used to promote the school across social media and at events and conferences worldwide. We were also delighted to have been commissioned to produce a second series of videos.

"I've worked with Forward on a series of videos for our schools. Tom is very easy to work with. He is imaginative, professional, works well with our team and understands what we do. His work is a heart-warming reflection of who we are and is always delivered in a timely fashion and on budget."

Heather Mulkey, Marketing & Admissions Officer, ISL Group

Core Service

Concept / Direction / Cinematography / Post Production


Polypod / Chris Pearsall Photography