We were approached by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to produce a series of videos to support their concert season at City Halls in Glasgow and out on tour. We created a wide range of video content including a film shot on the stroke of midnight on the streets of Glasgow, a beatboxers response to the Rite of Spring, a documentary about an amazing artist from Edinburgh who paints with her eyes and a film set on an RSPB reserve on Loch Lomondside.
Promotional Videos, Video Installations and Video Evaluation
For much of 2022 we collaborated with the core team at Dandelion to create a variety of films and video assets for their Sow, Grow & Share projects across the country.
We produced their National launch video on an uninhabited island off of the west coast of Uist which helped to kick off 12 months of activity. We created moving portraits as backdrops for their festivals and we documented their Harvest festivals and created an evaluation film.
Intimate and intense re-imagining of the Scottish play
Artistic Director of The Citizens Theatre – Dominic Hill asked Urbancroft Films Director – Martyn Robertson to co-direct a new film of his production of The Macbeths.
Shot in a Cinéma vérité style using multiple cameras we collaborated with the Citizens Theatre team to capture this gritty and intense production. The film received high praise and glowing reviews across National press and media.
Paisley’s award-winning Halloween event attracted more than thousands of attendees over 4 days Creatively led by Cirque Bijou, an award winning, internationally renowned events company, the event featured artworks and lighting installations across the centre of Paisley at night. They commissioned Urbancroft Films to make a creative news report style film about the larger than life Alien themed invasion of the town. We worked with professional actors to film pieces to camera and captured the lighting installations and comments from audience members on the night.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a bold, ambitious and optimistic 21st century conservatoire. Its goal, through its students, staff and graduates, is to raise the transformative power and reach of the performing arts in Scotland and beyond. It has been ranked third in the world for performing arts education. We have a long association with RCS and have made a wide range of video content for internal and external projects and productions.
The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. We were invited to collaborate with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ballet department to create a stunning launch video on location in the grounds of Scone Palace. The video was screened at the launch before the tournament at Gleneagles gold course, Perthshire, Scotland.
Production Trailer/Behind the Scenes Interviews/Production Marketing
Citizens Theatre as part of their 70th Anniversary celebrations mounted a landmark production of The Slab Boys. Original creators, John Byrne and David Hayman, joined forces to revive one of Scottish theatre’s most iconic plays and we were invited to shoot the trailer and the behind the scenes content for the marketing campaign. We have a long association creating video content for Citizens Theatre.