So, here we are, it’s official, it’s 2021 at last!
I think if we’re being really honest with ourselves we know, deep down, that we’re all going to be in for more of the same this year. While COVID-19 remains an unwelcome guest we have no choice but to continue with remote working, which is especially difficult for small businesses and the self employed freelancers in our industry. Our hearts go out to you and we hope your loved ones remain safe.
Together we’ve done our best to embrace the change and guided Northern Heart Films through 2020 with only minor bruises, even delivering some of our best work to date. From our first commission with the BBC to our Audience Award at the
Hebden Bridge Film Festival for our short documentary ‘Joy Uncensored’, there’s been plenty of light in the COVID-19 gloom.
Looking back through 2020 it’s clear to me that the year has shown a steady and healthy growth for our business. We’ve managed to position ourselves comfortably within the market and have a stronger sense of identity which has often eluded us in the past.
A lot of our early lockdown worries were alleviated when it was made clear Film & TV was able to continue working under strict social distancing measures.
Looking ahead we’ll shortly be revealing our new showreel for 2021 which has been 4 years in the making. Along with the new reel we’ll also have a beautiful new website that’s being developed by Copper Bay Design which we think will help represent us better in the digital space.
Our big aim for this first quarter is to really push ‘Joy Uncensored’ towards new audiences. We believe Joy’s story is incredibly inspiring and the film is just so fresh and fun, you’re going to love it!
We’ve also just started post production on our next short documentary ‘Finding Appiness’, which we’ll be cutting with the very talented editor Gibran Ramos.
There’s not a great deal of information we can share on this new project just yet, but of course you’ll all hear more when it’s the right time to share further details on the deeply personal and unique story of Allan Bradbury.
Looking further ahead, who knows what 2021 will bring. I’m optimistic that when Spring comes around we’ll all see a return to some normality, with it new opportunities for creative collaborations and productions.
To every one of you reading this, thank you so much for your continued support and we wish you a very happy new year for 2021!