It’s not every day that you receive a footlong golden dolphin in the post (probably a good thing) but when one does turn up, you shout about it, right? You certainly do if, in fact, the dolphin is an award ferried all the way from the glamorous shores of Cannes.
We’ll cut to the chase, we’ve been awarded gold at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for the Skills for Life film we made with Scouts earlier this year.
And we’re chuffed to bits because a) we got an impressively weighty gleaming golden dolphin, b) we were up against some fierce competition and c) it’s dead nice when you get industry recognition for the work you’re most proud of.
It’s worth noting that this was an award for Best Corporate Film, which, if you watch the film, isn’t necessarily the descriptive term that springs immediately to mind. It’s a very personal story told in a considerate, human, beautifully textured way and that’s not what people traditionally associate with the word ‘corporate’.
But we like to think this is a sign of how far the industry has come, how well organisations are communicating with their online audiences in increasingly considered, imaginative, ambitious ways.
We’ve never been that good at (or interested in) categorising the films we make but whether you want to call them a corporate films, or promos, or online ads, or whatever, we’re naturally as pleased as punch to win professional awards for them.
There’s not much more to say other than another big thank you to the whole team who went far above and beyond to make the film as great as it is. Appropriately for a film about Scouting, it was a huge team effort.
And in case you haven’t had the time to watch the film yet, now’s the time!