News stories: Corporate Film
Shell ‘Ideas 360’
One of the worlds leading energy suppliers, Shell, asked us to produce a film to promote Ideas360 - a global student and graduate competition that they sponsor to find the innovators of the future. The film embraces a ‘Video Diary’ format from the view point of two students, documenting their journey throughout the competition.
Over 2 days we filmed at various locations around London, and the (not so sunny) Sussex coast doubling for the Caribbean! Using only a Go-Pro and Handi-cam with minimal crew helped give the film the raw, energetic style Shell were looking for.
Check out our Facebook page for more behind the scenes photos.
Wilder Wins GOLD at Cannes
We are delighted to have won Gold at 2013 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for the interactive film “First2AMillion", produced for The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).
The film follows a group of teens in their battle to be the first to a million views for their increasingly outrageous films and explores the issues they face when losing control of content online. The interactive film allows viewers to choose what the characters do next, demonstrating to teenagers how easy it is to make the wrong choices online.
The education team from CEOP & the THINKUKNOW campaign took the film on tour, visiting schools across the UK and discussing the issues it raised and the response from students and teachers was overwhelmingly positive;
Alice Hine, a teacher from London, said that “it was a fantastic film and the students were really engaged in the interactive nature, keen to get their opinions across and interested to find out what was going to happen".
The film was judged a great success by CEOP and has gone on to be endorsed by children's charities and police forces across the country. Check out the campaign website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Saudi Aramco ‘Shaping Tomorrow’
Wilder fought off tough competition to win this pitch for a major new brand film, for arguably the world’s most valuable company, Saudi Aramco. With reserves amounting to a 5th of all the oil in the world and the 4th largest natural gas reserves, the company has a value well over double that of its closest rival Apple.
Using a combination of sophisticated SFX & stunning cinematography this new film projects into a future where Saudi Aramco, acknowledging the worlds ever growing needs, has realised its ambition to become a world-leading petrochemical as well as an Oil & Gas company.
Director: Robert Butcher
Producer: Greg Hobden
Writer: Peter Dunkley
DOP: Stuart Luck
Exec Producer: Richard Batty
2 GOLDS at New York Film Festivals
Wilder picked up two Golds and a Silver at the recent New York Film Festival for “Waiting for Conkers” & ‘ Sexy Tuesdays’. We will need to make the most of these wins as for the first time this year we decided not to enter the IVCA’s and instead put the cash saved towards a new short film.
Wilder have been ranked 10th in Televisual’s 2013 Top 50 survey of Uk Corporate Production Companies. Even better we are ranked 3rd overall in the prestigious Peer Poll.
Creative director Paul Gowers has moved on to set up his own production company called Buddy and all at Wilder wish him luck in his new venture.
CEOP First to a million
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, have released an interactive film focusing on the dangers of posting video content to sites like YouTube, highlighting how quickly things can spiral out of control and where they can get help if it does.
The film, created by Wilder and directed by Paul, follows a group of teens in their battle to be first to a million views of their increasingly outrageous films. Start the jouney here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqLFAYeYVbQ
London 2012 here at last!
Back in 2004, showjumping at Greenwich Park and beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade seemed like far flung fantasies. 8 years on it’s been fantastic to watch the promises made in London’s bid brought to life and with such great effect. Like everyone we're absolutely loving the Olympics and are proud to have played a small part in bringing them to London.
NEW YORK FESTIVALS RESULT
The New York Festivals Award results are out and Wilder are dead chuffed to have won three Silver World Medals. Two for Saudi Aramco 'Energy to the World' in Buisness theater and Cinematography and one for KPMG 'The Difference in Us' . Well done and congratulations to all those who worked on the films.
6 GONGS AT IVCA AWARDS
We had a very succesful night at the IVCA awards with 4 films picking up 6 awards. It was refreshing to see a lot more companies being represented across the winners. We were very happy to be the only company to win 2 Golds on the night. Here's our full tally with links to some of the films. Gold for Poolia 'Wasting Your Talent', Gold and Silver For Premier League "Get On With the Game' Silver and Bronze for Saudi Aramco 'Energy to the World' and Bronze for William Joseph 'Waiting For Conkers' A big thank you to all our clients for the great opportunities and to all the Wilder team for their inspired work. Well done to Dfran for his Silver in editing, outstripping the Bronze his boss won for direction.That's no way to get ahead around here!
Building Soweto in W10
We're just completing production on a new brand film for Acountancy giants KPMG. A critical part of the film required filming in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. When that proved impossible we did the next best thing and built a section of the hospital in Labroke Grove. It worked a treat and if only some loudmouth writing the news didn't give it away, no one would know the difference.
Saudi Aramco ‘Energy to the World’
After many months of filming across 3 continents and editing across 3 desks, we've finally finished our brand film for Saudi Aramco, the world leader in the production of petroleum based energy. Beautifully filmed by director Simon Baker and expertly co ordinated by Producer Greg Hobden.