People Are Amazing

Passion, determination, bravery, generosity, humility and the ability to overcome adversity is always inspiring.

We make films about people to inspire people - to think, to do, to join, to believe, to belong. Helping brands and organisations to communicate their purpose and values, to be better understood and more loved.


We were delighted with the finished film, which was compelling, informative and uplifting - even incorporating brilliantly a moment of humour from a patient which, in the wrong hands, wouldn’t have worked at all. I would happily recommend Buddy to other hospices and charities looking to produce a promotional film for their work and cause


Andrew Thompson,
Communications Manager, Prospect Hospice

7 reasons


Why you might want a buddy like us


We are experienced


We have over 15 years experience working with leading brands and organisations across many different sectors. From major celebrities to people who've never been on camera before, we're expert at getting the best out of people on screen.


We are results driven


We define our success by the success of our clients and the measurable results we achieve together.


We are collaborative and flexible


We can work as a full-service production partner, from concept to delivery or provide a modular approach, working in partnership with other creative agencies and in-house teams.


We are branded content specialists


We understand how to maximise the effectiveness of film on the latest digital and social channels. Our films have been watched by more than 30 million people and received more than 400,000 positive engagements.


We are passionate about purpose


We are passionate about using our skills as storytellers to help brands communicate what they stand for beyond making a profit.


We are problem solvers


We are problem solvers, thinkers and writers, able to unlock complex communication challenges and work in a wide range of styles and genres from drama and comedy to documentary.


We are award winning


We consistently win awards for our clients. So far we have won 50 including 2 Grand Prix awards and 18 golds.

Our founders


Paul Gowers

Creative Director & Filmmaker

Paul is the co-founder of Buddy and the creative force behind our work. He is a writer and director whose work is exemplified by sensitive story-telling, strong visuals and authentic emotion. As a creative director he’s helped London and Paris win the Olympic games, led the film and content team at a global agency and built 2 companies from scratch into award winning agencies consistently ranked in the top 20 by Televisual Magazine.


Jim North


Jim is a Perrier-nominated writer and actor. He has written and performed extensively for radio and TV and film, and has awards from the LA, New York, Cannes and British Film Festivals on his mantelpiece. He writes beautiful scripts and some funny ones too. Jim’s loveable face can also be seen in many of our original productions.


Claire Chapman

Managing Partner

Claire is a co-founder of Buddy and runs the business. She has a background in PR and Marketing and was previously Head of Media Relations at global agency Imagination.


I worked with Paul on London's Olympic Bid and England's World Cup bid. Paul writes and directs great films: informative films, persuasive films, emotional films, entertaining films. He knows his stuff without being precious. He works fast and can achieve miracles on realistic budgets. He gets under the skin of a brief like a pig snuffling for truffles. He's brilliant at music. Oh, and he's great fun to work with.


David Magliano,
Marketing Director, London 2012