11:23 16 Jul 2017
The results of the EVCOM Clarion Awards are out and Buddy have won Gold for our film for KPMG about Ethel Watts, the first woman to qualify as an accountant in England & Wales. The awards recognise the very best in CSR and Sustanaibilty projects. Thank you to the team at KPMG and Buddy for their great work.
11:32 27 Jun 2017
We had a bumper night at BAFTA on Friday night, picking up 4 awards at the EVCOM Screen Awards. A Gold, Silver & Highly Commended for our Ways of Being Co-op brand film and a Bronze for our Welcome to Harrow brand film. The Gold award, presented by BBC's Front Row host, Kirsty Lang, came with this judges citation; "Clear standout winner for this category. True storytelling at its best - simple, compelling and from the heart. The authentic approach combined with the pared back style distills the message powerfully for the target audience." We take a lot of pride in making films from the heart that are truthful and really connect with people on an emotional level and so it's particularly satisfying to be recognised in this way. Congratulations all!
18:04 22 Jun 2017
In 2017 there are more people in slavery than at any other time in human history. Incredibly slavery continues in virtually every country in the world including our own. The Co-op have started a campaign to help integrate victims of this disturbing crime back into communities. This film tells the story of one such victim.
17:04 25 May 2017
The EVCOM Screen Award nominations are out and 2 of our films are shortlisted. Congratulations to all involved in the Ways of Being Co-op and Welcome to Harrow projects.
10:33 26 Apr 2017
Some lovely news from the New York Festivals last night that our Ways of Being Co-op film has won another award. Thank you and congratulations to all those involved.
09:21 18 Apr 2017
We're very happy to be the fasters risers in this years Televisual Corporate 50, up 23 places to 19th. Even more pleased to be back in the Peer Poll at 7th, praised for our "clear simple creative". Many thanks to all who voted for us and all our talented freelancers who helped to make us worth voting for.
17:26 10 Mar 2017
We travelled the country filming heart warming stories about the great things Co-op colleagues do for their communities. We uncovered lots of lovely stories and this was one of the best.
16:25 10 Mar 2017
We've been filming the untold inspirational story of Ethel Watts, the first woman to qualify as an accountant in England and Wales. She was a remarkable person who fought for women's equality all her adult life. The film was commissioned by KPMG to celebrate International Womens Day.
16:50 27 Feb 2017
Our Ways of being Co-op film has been nominated for an award at the New York Festivals. Nice.
10:44 11 Jan 2017
We've been finding out what a Co-op Council Member does with a series of films aimed at encouraging more Co-op members to get involved. Here's Lynne's story.
17:01 20 Dec 2016
Our latest film for Thomson Holidays took us to Lapland for a bit of romance in the snow (for the cast that is, not the crew)
18:46 26 Oct 2016
We've been travelling across Europe from Barcelona to Warsaw to Genoa and Cesena in Italy making films for our buddies at Set Live and YouTube. Here's a pic with the brilliant Fabio and Marco from Rockin'1000, the subject of one of our films.
06:57 16 Oct 2016
Awards update, we're pleased as punch to have won 2 Silver Dolphin Awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for our work for the Co-op and Harrow School. Proud too that our film for Prospect Hospice was Highly Commended at the EVCOM Clarion Awards.
20:55 22 Sep 2016
Next Tuesday 27th I’m on a panel for the BFI and EVCOM talking about humour in films. I’m not joking. Details here.
10:45 7 Sep 2016
We’re off to Cannes! Two of our films for the Co-op and Harrow School have been nominated for an award at the Cannes Media and TV Awards, whilst our film for the Prospect Hospice is nominated for an EVCOM Clarion Award. Many congratulations to our clients and all the Buddy team who worked on the films.
09:18 8 Jul 2016
Some warmth and humanity to end the week on. This film isn’t always an easy watch, after all, it features people dying, but we hope it's a rewarding experience as well as a positive one. The making of it certainly was. We’re very lucky in this country to have organisations like Prospect Hospice, who make such a difference to our communities through their dedicated care. It was a privilege to tell their story. Watch it here.
11:27 23 Jun 2016
We've recently completed 3 films for the Co-op including a new brand film capturing some of the brilliant work they do to make a difference to their communities.
21:19 19 May 2016
It's been an incredible season and it was fantastic to be in Leicester on the night they won the title, telling the story of Steve Worthy, the lucky fan chosen by Barclays to present the trophy to captain Wes Morgan.
09:29 11 May 2016
Hunter Design asked us to help create a film to mark the Berkeley Group's 40th Anniversary.
This inspiring film celebrates Berkeley's philosophy for placemaking, going beyond building beautiful homes to create communities where people feel like they belong. Jim wrote the script and Kurt Riddell directed. Watch it here.
16:05 4 May 2016
Here's us winning Gold at the EVCOM Screen Awards, our 7th trophy for the Spirit of the Games Heroes content made with our buddies at Havas SE Cake. The award was presented by comedian Andy Parsons.
15:54 29 Apr 2016
It's lovely to meet your idols. See what happened when Madison met Harry Kane.
08:21 21 Apr 2016
What a great time to film a story at Leicester City following Tom Ash as he embarks on a work experience of a lifetime. Watch the film here.
14:53 20 Apr 2016
Congratulations to our clients at Harrow School and the Buddy team for winning a Silver World Medal at the New York Festivals last night for best Public Relations film. Watch the film here.
21:13 16 Apr 2016
We've been commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to make a series of recruitment films for their Go Construct website. Here's the first, about the travel opportunities the industry can offer. Watch it here.
15:40 11 Apr 2016
Ian Wright and Chelsea fan Rachel Key share their memories of lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy in our latest film for Havas SE Cake Watch it here.
20:10 22 Mar 2016
Our film for Harrow School captures what makes it one of Britain's leading independent schools. Discover what shaped the talents and character of the likes of Winston Churchill, George Byron, Benedict Cumberbatch and um James Blunt. Watch it here.
09:15 4 Feb 2016
When Alan Shearer played his testimonial he handed more than 1.6 million pounds to charity and founded the Alan Shearer Centre, a facility dedicated to helping people with complex disabilities. This film celebrates his bond with Newcastle and with Carolyn Lawson, a valued volunteer at the centre and a worthy winner of the Barclays Spirit of the Game Award. The film has recieved nearly 5 million Facebook views and more than 45,000 positive engagements. (likes/shares/comments) Watch it here
18:20 28 Jan 2016
Prior to preserving some of our films into the BFI National Archive, the British Film Institute has published this nice feature about Buddy and how we do our thing.
11:16 21 Dec 2015
Tinie Tempah tells his story about how he turned a passion for music into a living and why he's supporting young people through @YourLifeSkills in this film we made for Havas Sports & Entertainment.
10:52 16 Dec 2015
Thomson Holidays teamed up with their charity partner, the Family Holiday Association, to help send 40 families to Lapland. Here's the film we made to bring to life their magical day.
15:56 23 Nov 2015
It was lovely to witness Harry Amos' reaction when Barclays selected him as the ball kid to present the Barclays ATP World Tours Final Trophy to Novak Djokovic on Sunday.
We made the film shown at the start of the presentation and live on the BBC.
10:36 16 Oct 2015
We're thrilled to have won a Silver Dolphin Award at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards last night for our film for Barclays about Bradley Addison, an incredibly brave and inspiring young man who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy and plays Powerchair football for Villa Rockets. It's lovely to see it has connected with so many people on Facebook and now at these awards. Many thanks to all the team who worked on it at Buddy and Havas Sports & Entertainment.
13:39 7 Sep 2015
We teamed up with Havas Sports & Entertainment to film Barclays Digital Eagles host the most star studded game of Walking Football ever. Watch the fun unfold here.
15:41 26 Aug 2015
Our latest film for Barclays tells the story of Steve Rich who, with the help of Barclays Digital Eagles, is trying to turn Walking Football into a national game.
21:12 29 Jul 2015
This week Thomson launched Family Life, their new brand for family holidays designed for every generation. We were asked to bring the concept to life with a shiny new film.
09:59 12 Jun 2015
We've recently completed a project for our buddies at Flourish Creative for a YouTube event.
5 films telling the stories of acts like the brilliant 2 Cellos and Playing for Change who've found International success and achieved amazing things through their relationship with YouTube.
09:56 12 Jun 2015
Interviewing 2 Lords and a Baroness in one day is a nobility record for us. Lord Sebastian Coe, Lord Paul Deighton and Baroness Tanni Grey - Thompson were all contributors to a film about the legacy of the London 2012 games, one of 3 films we made for the IOC through Seven 46 and Havas Sports & Entertainment.
17:34 27 May 2015
Our very best wishes go to Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein for this Friday's vote for the FIFA Presidency. We are proud to have produced his campaign film with Vero Communications. May the right man win.
21:56 21 May 2015
After winning the Surrey Youth League, Barclays gave Kingston Youth Eagles a surprise experience they’ll never forget.
20:52 21 May 2015
It's not every day that Marcel Desailly turns up at your door carrying the Premier League trophy. See what happened when he called on Chelsea fan Rachel Key to tell her she's going have the honour of presenting the trophy to John Terry this weekend. A lovely moment.
21:21 15 May 2015
Our latest film for Barclays Football is getting a tremendous response on Barclays facebook page with over 3 million views. This is a touching story about a young man who despite being diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular-distrophy continues to find ways to fulfil his passion for football and Aston Villa.
21:10 15 Apr 2015
Buddy won a gold medal at the highly coveted 2015 New York Festivals® International TV & Film Awards held at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas last night. Billy Ingham, a story about passion made with Havas Sports & Entertainment for Barclays Football won Best Direction. Congratulations to all the Buddy and Havas team who worked on the film and of course to Billy, a fine gentleman whose passion and geniality made this film such a joy to make.
16:58 2 Apr 2015
Our latest film for Barclays Football features Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. He was an interesting and thoughtful interviewee. Towards the end of our chat he told us a great story that pretty much explains his whole philosophy to football management.
16:36 31 Mar 2015
Buddy won 2 golds at the inaugaral Evcom Screen Awards (formerly the IVCA's) for our films about passion for Barclays Football. A big thank you to our buddies at Havas Sports & Entertainment and all the team who worked on the 4 films.
16:15 2 Mar 2015
This week we're 2 years old! To celebrate we've created a little montage from some of the films we've made in the last 2 years.
17:45 18 Feb 2015
The New York Festivals and Evcom Screen Awards finalist lists are out and we're received 3 nominations in each, nice! Congratulations to the Buddy team and our clients at Havas Sports & Entertainment, Barclays Football and TUI Travel Ltd.
17:09 16 Feb 2015
Barclays Football Billy Ingham, a story about passion has been selected for the Creative Pool Annual Shortlist
09:32 21 Jan 2015
This year our best of CD is on Spotify too
17:17 12 Dec 2014
Our latest film for TUI Travel is a promo for First Choice SplashWorld holidays and features all the different ways people enjoy their water parks.
22:29 20 Nov 2014
Billy Ingham, a story about passion. The last in our series about passion for Barclays Thank You campaign. From Dixie Dean to Dave Hickson, there aren’t many Everton Football Club legends Billy hasn’t seen play. The star of the Barclays Thank You ad last season and a stalwart at Goodison Park for over 80 years, Billy’s passion for the Toffees epitomises everything about ‘The People’s Club. Agency: Havas Sport & Entertanment
06:36 8 Nov 2014
This is a love story with a difference. In the eyes of the world Jamie was born a boy and Louis was born a girl called Samantha. Paul's tender documentary provides an intimate close up look at what it means to be transgender and in love. It airs on Sky Living Wednesday 12th November at 10pm. See a teaser here.
18:51 2 Nov 2014
We've made our first million. Alas not pounds but views. Congratulations to the team at Barclays, Havas and Buddy for getting such a great story to so many people. If you've not seen it, check out Paul Kelly: a story about passion
14:29 29 Oct 2014
Paul Kelly is the Disability Coordinator at Manchester City. This film for Barclays tells the story of how he went from being a bricklayer to presenting the Premier League trophy to Vincent Kompany. It's a great story about an inspirational man. Agency: Havas Sport & Entertainment
20:24 19 Oct 2014
The second in our films about passion for the Barclays Premier League directed by Clare Lewins. Kevin Johns is the match day announcer at Swansea City FC and his impassioned speeches and dedication to the club have made him a local hero. Check out his story.
22:15 2 Oct 2014
A film made with passion about passion. Director Clare Lewins took Ian Wright back to his school to discover where his love of football blossomed. It's the first in a series we've made for Barclays through Havas Sport and Entertainment. Also check out the trailer to Clare's brilliant feature documentary I AM ALI , which premiers in LA this month.
15:20 25 Sep 2014
Some briefs are definitely better than others. A chance to film the Sensatori hotel in Jamaica for Thomson Holidays where they shot their latest TV Ad.
16:22 10 Sep 2014
We're in Jamaica playing with a new toy. It's so cute we nearly gave it a cute name but decided in the end to call it Drone.
14:36 1 Aug 2014
We filmed this promo for First Choice Holiday Villages in Kos, Greece in glorious 4k. 3 days of non stop activity from archery to water slides. We filmed some stuff too. Exhausting but fun to make.
21:11 18 Jun 2014
Projects for McDonalds, London Underground, Pfizer, Thomson Holidays and the FA have been keeping us busy this month. That and the World Cup of course.
17:51 13 May 2014
Paul and soundman David Brill have been working with Year 6 children at Collis school teaching them all they know about filmmaking. Naturally it was a very short lesson but well recieved nonetheless. The children made a documentary called Life on Earth in which they interviewed children from all the Collis year groups and created a lovely film full of priceless moments.
11:43 3 May 2014
After a 6 month review of suppliers, Cancer Research UK have chosen Buddy as a creative film partner. We're proud of the work we've already done for the Spot Cancer Early and R UV Ugly? campaigns and really looking forward to doing more potentially life saving work with them.
10:03 22 Apr 2014
Lovely to work with our old buddy, director Perry Westwood and Open Spaces Productions on this TVC for Cash Converters.
09:28 9 Apr 2014
With the help of volunteer runners, actors and some nifty post production we created a human running track under the Westway flyover. To see what happened next watch Athletics for a Better World powered by the IAAF.
19:50 3 Apr 2014
We were very pleased to make the Televisual peer poll top 10 less than a year into our new name and brand. Many thanks to all of you who voted for us.
19:35 27 Jan 2014
Congratulations to our client CEOP and the Buddy team who made First to a Million for winning another award. This time Silver for best UK film at the IVCA Livecom Awards.
11:24 6 Jan 2014
Our challenge from multinational property company Lend Lease was to make a hearts and minds film that shows the incredible potential Stratford, London has to offer as a place to work and live. Filmed in 3 days on the Canon 5d, it was hectic but fun to make and hopefully that shows in the final film. Enjoy.
07:55 21 Dec 2013
Happy Christmas, our best of CD is out now and available from all good rock n roll islands.
11:32 20 Nov 2013
We filmed British Band The Heavy recording A Little Less Conversation for Jaguar's latest ad. It's a great version by a great band. The Agency was Spark44 London. Enjoy.
15:05 15 Nov 2013
Our latest ad for the NBA for Flourish Creative was shot in LA with Nicole Scherzinger
12:18 11 Nov 2013
How much difference can a penny make? Robson Green imagines the incredible difference we could make if more retailers took up this brilliant idea by the Pennies Foundation. Please share so more people can hear about Pennies. A new short version of a film we created last year.
14:53 1 Nov 2013
It's not everyday a nice gold dolphin arrives in the post from Cannes, but today one did and we even get to keep it.
08:21 28 Oct 2013
First to a Million, our interactive drama for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has won a prestigous Gold Dolphin Award at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards.
The film follows 2 groups of teenagers as they battle to reach a million hits for their increasingly outrageous videos. Using interactive technology, the film allows the viewer to choose what happens. The campaign is designed to warn teenagers of the issues surrounding video sharing and to show them what to do if they do get into trouble.
18:30 14 Oct 2013
Buddy collaborater Natasha North has a lovely new ep out. Check it out on i tunes here
15:05 3 Oct 2013
It's amazing and scary what you can do with a 3 man / woman crew these days. This brand film for global Port operators DP World was filmed in Dubai, India, Djibouti, Peru and the UK by our heroic team who braved blistering heat, monsoon rains and Essex in pursuit of top crane action.
10:34 12 Sep 2013
Are you the right fit for a job at KPMG? Watch this recruitment film we made for them to see the type of person they are looking for.
10:37 10 Sep 2013
We love autumn on Eel Pie
16:49 5 Sep 2013
All our buddy parts are crossed hoping the Tokyo and Squash Olympic bids will be successful when the IOC meet in Buenos Aires next week. Buddy created Squash’s film content for the presentation and Paul was a consultant on the Tokyo Olympic bid.
17:46 28 Aug 2013
We've been working with Vero and the World Squash Federation on their to bid to make squash an Olympic sport in 2020. You can support the bid here
14:37 19 Jul 2013
We've been filming with Jim North exploring the art of communication. Buddy style.
22:11 3 Jul 2013
Nice to wrap another job for Unspun. This one an internal comms film for Rail & Underground featuring Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson and Sir Brendan Barber.