You’re about to watch the first short film in a series of six about Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, showcasing the area to creative industries and property developers who might be interested in moving or investing there.
The films will be published here, (one a week), as Liverpool starts seeing positive responses from exhibiting at the Shanghai World Expo.
In ‘Arts and Culture in the Baltic Triangle’, we speak to key players from venues offering great things to do in the Baltic Triangle. They are: Mike Carney from the A Foundation, Lewis Biggs from Liverpool Biennial, The Picket’s Phil Hayes and Natalie Heywood from Leaf Tea Shop & Bar.
Liverpool Vision, the city’s economic development company, agreed to part-fund the six four-minute films after Mohawk Media presented the idea as part of their PR campaign.
Drawn to affordable studio and office space as much to the emerging urban scene with cool cafés, galleries and like-minded people, the influx of creative industry professionals and new business is improving all sides of the Triangle.
“We feel the films will be an effective way to help the Baltic Triangle showcase its potential to a much wider audience,” says Max Steinberg, chief executive of Liverpool Vision.
“The land proposition is similar to the early days of New York’s Meat Packing District or London’s Hoxton – it has that same atmosphere – and in the same way, I’m sure investors and businesses recognise these opportunities.
Barry McGorry, senior development advisor at Liverpool Vision who provides business support to the area, adds:
“The films provide a fantastic preview of the Baltic Triangle. Businesses can develop a feel for the area, what it looks like, what sort of organisations and people operate there and the high-level – and diversity – of work that’s generated.”
Mohawk Media produced the films with top Liverpool photographer, Mark McNulty who shot the film and creative agency, Smiling Wolf (editor: Charlie Holden) who edited it. Both collaborated for no fee.
“I was really happy to help out because there’s so much going on in that part of the city – tons of amazing visuals and interesting people,” says Mark.
“I’m also beginning to dip my toe into more film work so it was a brilliant chance to practise a relatively new skill for me and work with some great creatives.”
Simon Rhodes, creative director of Smiling Wolf, which is based in Elevator Studios in the Baltic Triangle says:
"It was a creative challenge we couldn't turn down. As a business based in the Baltic Triangle, we also know firsthand how and why its offer is appealing, so we felt well-placed to contribute on all levels.”
If you’re interested in finding out more, either as a sole trader looking for a small studio space or an investor wanting to look at property / land options, please call Barry McGorry at Liverpool Vision on 0151 600 2913.
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