A short film showing the pulse and innovation behind the scenes of Britain's leading news brand, both from an editorial and commercial perspective.
I was commissioned to conceive and direct the film for the in-house production team. Instead of a traditional scripted voice-over I edited the narrative from five hours of recorded conversation with key members of staff such as the editor in chief, Tony Gallagher, director of content, Richard Ellis and social media editor, Kate Day. My intention was to create a sense of genuine, unscripted first-person conversation. The visual edit was developed to reflect this and further portray the busy, multi-faceted nature of a thriving multi-media content provider.
Written, directed and edited by Matt Simmonds
Produced by Louisa Wells
Executive producers: Gavin McBride & Jon Attard
DoP: John Hoare
Sound recordist: Simon Batchelar
Colourist: Houmam Abdallah, The Mill
Music and sound design: Box of Toys
Production Company: Telegraph Media Group