29 August

The Plight of Storytelling in the Digital Age

This special edition of our newsletter is really a snapshot of how a handful of storytellers, who started their careers pre-internet and mobile technology, are coping with the new demands of the digital era. Award-winning games developer Paul Hayes, a mere youngster aged 32, is probably the exception here – but even he started off […]

2 August

How much can we really trust polls?

Not a lot based on a comical experience I had talking to an ICM researcher this evening.  A young chap from the company phoned about an hour ago asking if he could talk to me about my past general election voting behaviour and voting intentions in Brighton and Hove. He asked me a number of […]

29 July

What Can a Disco Legend Teach Us About Brand Experience?

What Can a Disco Legend Teach Us About Brand Experience?

A couple of weeks ago, I saw Nile Rodgers and The Chic Organization play the Love Supreme Festival in Glynde, East Sussex. I decided to go after watching their stand-out performance at Glastonbury on BBC3. I wasn’t disappointed. It was an amazing experience. I think that creatives, geeks and anyone in business can learn a lot from […]

29 July

School’s Out

To mark the end of the 2013 school year here’s a film we’ve just completed for West Hove Infants School. Their new site on Connaught Road Hove has a really rich cultural heritage and earlier this summer they organised a Victorian day so the pupils and local community could learn about their past. We set […]

29 July

Gearing Up with South Coast Bikes

We made a video a little while ago about Brighton-based South Coast Bikes, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, they’ve re-launched their website and chose to put our video on their home page. We’re chuffed to bits about this, so we thought it was high time to share some […]

25 June

The Burger Back Story: Troll’s Pantry

I’ve known Paul Clark – the man behind Brighton’s recent burger sensation The Troll’s Pantry – from when he first started out. I think his success tells us a lot about how important it is to have a story to tell about why you do what you do, that the story needs to be told […]

25 June

VW campaign

Larchmont Films were approached by Van Communications to create a series of films for a new Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles campaign they were working on. Mark, from Van Communications, was aware of our company from my time at the BBC, and was keen to work with someone who had been so heavily involved in delivering documentaries […]

25 June

Brighton Youth Film Festival

I have just had the honour of judging a film competition for the Brighton Youth Film Festival. It’s always inspiring to see how young people are evolving and deciding what processes to use when telling stories, so I was pleased to be involved. Brighton Youth Film Festival is in its first year for children aged 18 […]

20 June

Dixons Annual Report

We’ve just made our first FTSE annual report film for the Dixons Group, Europe’s largest electronics retailer. Larchmont Films have worked together with Dixons on a number of internal communication projects, which were always well received. This year Dixons chose us to make a film to accompany their annual trading figures, which we were thrilled […]

21 November

Can a corporate video help employee engagement?

We all know video is a compelling medium for a company to talk to the outside world, but what many don’t realise is that making one can also be a great way of getting employees to engage more deeply with their company’s brand. We were reminded of this recently when making a film for FarSite […]