Welcome to FutureNow.
This showreel gives a taste of the breadth of video work we do, from corporate drama to animation to communications - through to our own short films and feature films.
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There’s something about experiencing a situation through drama, seeing the outcome of decisions, understanding the consequences of actions on characters you care about, that elicits an emotional response that really stays with an audience. It’s a case of showing not telling.
We’re used to watching drama for pleasure, so it can substantially raise the level of audience engagement for learning or communications.
But audience expectations these days are higher than they used to be, such is the widespread availability of quality drama on TV and on streaming services. Our filmmaking pedigree allows us to make brilliant, engaging and high quality corporate drama.
Images are from a recent learning-based corporate drama for a global professional services firm.
For his second book, Yvann Rodic - aka the Facehunter - and publisher Thames & Hudson wanted a film that conveyed the unique life of this award-winning fashion photographer.
Travelling around the world, capturing images of uniqueness, style and beauty - Yvann has a huge following on social media and in the fashion world.
The accompanying launch film needed to be very special, so we travelled to Europe to follow Yvann at work during Paris Fashion Week.
The resulting film has been seen over 50,000 times across a variety of media.
During a period when the Nintendo Wii was gaining market share Sony wanted to communicate to senior staff members that the firm had a response coming in the form of the Playstation Move Controller.
The task was to create a film that could be unveiled at Sony's European Staff Conference to excite and communicate the key differential features of the coming controller.
They also wanted to pay tribute to Nintendo and acknowledge what their competitor had achieved, without naming them directly.
The resulting film, written and directed by Douglas Ray, pays homage to Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey while taking a tongue in cheek look at some of the differences between the two controllers.
With nearly 30 years of learning experience between our two founding partners, it was a core part of the foundation of our business and continues to be.
We can handle the entire process from consultancy and learning design through to visual design, asset development, video, build and user testing.
Alternatively we can focus on producing high quality media that fits into your learning products.
The Alliance for Financial Inclusion was formed in 2009 to co-ordinate the efforts of numerous Central Banks from the developing world in driving financial inclusion.
AFI set itself the aim of improving access to the financial system for the very poorest in the world, with funding from the German development fund, GiZ and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
We have exclusively provided video services to AFI since the beginning and continue to do so. This has involved filming case studies of leading lights in the AFI network as well as travelling around the world to cover conferences and events for the organisation.
We have created work for both external and internal communications, primarily live action film and animation.
An engaging, well-produced film can cut through and grab attention, whether it's a promo, a documentary piece, drama or an explainer animation.
We produced the launch video for the upcoming KDD Conference in London in 2018.
KDD is the pre-eminent conference on Data Mining, Data Science and analytics and it is to be hosted in London for the first time.
We worked closely with organisations including Hackney Council and Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading academic institutions in data science and analytics, to announce the conference to the world’s scientific community.
Marshall eLearning commissioned us to film a series of short dramatic scenes for their work-based learning products.
The films cover a range of work-related, real-world scenarios. Viewers learn from the mistakes of a group of characters working at a design company.
The Resource Alliance have made a huge difference to the non-profit sector since they launched in the UK in 1981.
Working to inspire and support people to bring about social change, we have worked with The Resource Alliance to provide video content for a number of years.
This has included producing standalone films as well as video coverage of the International Fundraising Congress conference, with fast turnarounds for a global online audience.
The highlights film shown on this page (produced by RAW Productions for The Resource Alliance) includes various footage FutureNow shot during the 2016 conference.
We are a full service film production company, offering everything from scripting to final delivery for a theatrical release.
Our specialism is performance-based drama, working with talented cast to tell a story in an engaging way.
As well as making work for our clients, we produce our own projects. Our short films include the award-winning Get Off My Land starring The Affair’s Ruth Wilson and the BFI London Film Festival screened The Swing of It.
Our debut feature film Swansong, is released worldwide in 2017.
We are currently developing two more feature films.
Starring Ruth Wilson and Rafe Spall, Get Off My Land tells the story of a couple on a walk in the countryside who meet a farmer…
The film has screened at over 30 international film festivals and played on television in a number of territories.
It is now being developed into a feature film.
Written, directed and produced by Douglas Ray and associate produced by Matt Fletcher.
Swansong is a dark comedy starring Matt Berry and Eva Birthistle. It has screened around the world and will be released on numerous formats during 2017.
Swansong has been nominated for Best UK Feature Film at the Raindance Film Festival and nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress.
We offer a range of design services, both standalone and as part of other media we produce, such as film or digital products.
We like clarity in our visual design - well composed and beautifully realised, but with a focus on communicating to the user or viewer.
We specialise in creating a look that supports the overall message, that tells a story.
We can produce impactful and powerful animations using a range of techniques and software packages. Typically we use animations to explain concepts, tell stories or convey messages in an engaging way.
The Property Panel was a major, consumer-facing campaign for HSBC written and directed by Douglas Ray. It explained and demystified the property purchasing process.
It consisted of multi-format branded content that was filmed and presented in the style of a lifestyle TV show and was produced independently of the client.
The campaign featured a studio-based panel of experts discussing different areas of property buying in each episode, together with short films following real property buyers and their experiences. New episodes were released on a weekly basis.
Rather than a hard sell of HSBC products, the aim was to create a genuinely useful resource for people considering purchasing a property and associate the brand with mortgages and other related services.