The Year in Review
As we approach the festive break, The Hamlett Film Team would like to reflect on the challenging year 2020 has been.
The requirement for remote filming has encouraged us to adapt our ways of working together more than ever before. Ensuring the production of top class educational content which continue to tell important stories and help people learn in new and exciting ways.
Despite the problems Covid presented, we managed to deliver our biggest ever commission of over 100 films for the all new Welsh PGCE course for The Open University. Careful planning and strategising meant we were able to deliver our clients’ films on deadline using an innovative approach for remote filming.
Having focused carefully on best practices solutions for continuing to film during a pandemic, suddenly we found ourselves at the forefront of firms coping with the adversity. Sian Hamlett was able to advise on a number of panels, including the global MEDEA awards Media and Learning conference.
We delivered 18 beautifully shot films for Bitesize Drama GCSE, featuring plays from some of the best contemporary writers. At the same time we began pre-production for another BBC Bitesize project, this time Humanities – Social Studies KS3.
In addition, this year, our clients’ films have collected an impressive number of awards. These include:
- MEDEA award (against worldwide competition) for “Language of Lying”
- NY Festivals Film and TV Awards for “Grenfell Tower and Social Murder”
- EVCOM Award for “Language of Protest”
Not forgetting the pottery and horse riding outings for the team at the beginning of the year which were a big success.
We look forward to the fresh challenges of 2021 and to working alongside our brilliant freelancers and clients.