NATIONAL TRUST, STEAM YACHT GONDOLA - PROMOTIONAL FILMS
Jo was commissioned by the National Trust to produce a short promotional film for their website, together with some shorter clips for social media use. She was also asked to produce a film with subtitles for use on their screen within Coniston Tourist Information Centre and various screens placed around National Trust sites based in the Lake District.
NATIONAL TRUST, STEAM YACHT GONDOLA - POETRY FILM
Geraldine Brown, Writer in Residence at Brantwood (2006) and her 'Write on the Farm' group of poets created inspirational and evocative poetry, capturing the nostalgia and cultural significance of Gondola in the wider Coniston landscape.
A poem was then chosen from the group's work and Jo was commissioned by the National Trust to produce a short film based on the chosen poem by Marion Brown, titled 'Gondola Found Us', read by The Crew of Gondola accompanied by Poets Oonah Joslin and Geraldine Green.
NATIONAL TRUST, "LABOUR OF LOVE - GEORGE TREVELYAN'S LANGDALE" SHORT FILM
The National Trust has spent a year celebrating George Macaulay Trevelyan, a man you might not have heard of. Jo was commissioned to make a short film about George and some of the wonderful things he has done for the Langdale Valley, in the Lake District. The Trust wanted a short film with just enough information about George and the work he has done, so that Trust members and the general public would want to find out more about this great man. You can find out more about George here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sticklebarn-and-the-langdales/features/a-labour-of-love---george-trevelyans-langdale
NATIONAL TRUST, GEORGE TREVELEYAN FILM (30 SECOND SOCIAL MEDIA FILM - NO SOUND)
The National Trust also required a 30 second version of the George Treveleyan film, specifically for use on social media. They required this to have no sound but rather narrated by using words creatively on screen.
NATIONAL TRUST - STEAM YACHT GONDOLA SOCIAL MEDIA FILMS
Jo was asked to produce a series of short Social Media Films aimed at Facebook and Twitter to give an insight into different aspects of the National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola. These are due to be released by the National Trust throughout 2017 and 2018.
THORNEY HOW INDEPENDENT HOSTEL, GRASMERE - PROMOTIONAL FILM
Jo worked closely with the owners of Thorney How to produce a promotional film that gives customers a flavour of why Thorney How is an amazing place to stay. Not only is it based in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District, it is also one of the top rated Independent Hostels in the United Kingdom.
Training Films are a fantastic, cost effective way of keeping your employees up to speed. Recording a training video means that employees can watch the training session at their own speed and repeat if necessary. It's a great way to help employees gain new skills, or simply introduce new employees to your business. We can upload your film and allow you to create a password to view them, to ensure you maintain control over your privacy.
Other short films...
Jo has produced and filmed many Short Films and Short Documentary films over the years. Here are a few examples of her work.
Terry Taite is an egotistical radio presenter whose programme airs live through the night. Callers ring in to discuss their dilemmas. Terry, obnoxious, arrogant and demanding, belittles their problems. As his fall from grace becomes evident, he begins to question himself: Is this the real Terry, or have his callers created him?
Producer: Jo Hutton
Director: Mags Scholes
Writer: BAFTA winner Adrian Mead
Director of Photography: BAFTA winner Simon Dennis
Editor: Geraint Huw Reynolds
(To view this film the password is: pr0duc3r)
Corio Raptor Care and Rehabilitation is a centre specialising in the care and rehabilitation of birds of prey, or raptors.
Producer & Director: Jo Hutton
LIFE OF LENGTHSMAN
What is a Lengthsman? Parish Lengthsman and Narrowboat owner, Archie Workman, explains all...
Produced, Filmed & Edited by Jo Hutton.
SHANNON TRUST - VOLUNTEER FILM
Shannon Trust is a charitable organisation which helps transform lives by inspiring prisoners who can read, to teach prisoners who cannot.
Watch the Volunteer Film here: http://www.shannontrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/
Producer: Jo Hutton
Director: Phil Powell
Camera & Editing: Jo Hutton & Phil Powell
Donika Celina Begaj came to Furness from the conflict zone during the Kosovo Conflict in the late 90s. She has now made a new life for her family in England, and through her work with Cumbria Multi-Cultural Service, helps immigrants who, like her, are adjusting to life in a new place. This is her story, and the story of the women who are part of the Cumbria Multi-Cultural Women's Network.
Producer & Director: Jo Hutton
KESWICK TO BARROW
The Keswick to Barrow Walk is an annual 40 mile challenge through the heart of the Lake District. Over 2,000 people took part in 2010. One of those participants was Lou Powell. This is his story.
Produced, Filmed & Edited by Jo Hutton
Additional Editing by Phil Powell
Main footage was filmed using a Sony Z7. "Loucam" footage filmed with a Flip HD.
SHANNON TRUST - TOE BY TOE
Produced by Jo Hutton
Directed by Blake McGrow
Edited by Phil Powell
Shannon Trust is a charity devoted to the development of literacy in the UK prison system. We worked with the Trust to create two films to promote the work they do, and the opportunities they provide.
Toe By Toe is a peer mentoring scheme which enables prisoners with reading skills to teach other prisoners who cannot read well, or who cannot read at all – of which there are over 50,000 at any one time.
Before filming, Jo spent time meeting with Shannon Trust volunteers and prisoners at HMP Garth, to really get to grips with how the scheme works, and to hear first hand about how it can change peoples lives.
It was clear from the outset, that the prisoners themselves should have the opportunity to tell their own stories – not only would that make the films more accessible to other prisoners, but it would allow us to explore all aspects of the scheme, how it fits into prison life, and what benefits it brings to those who are involved.
Jo & Blake spent a day filming inside HMP Garth, a category B prison, interviewing a number of prisoners, volunteers and prison staff. We then edited a 4 minute film which is intended to be made available at ALL Her Majesty's Prisons Service within England & Wales which run the scheme. We also produced this 11-minute film, which explains in more detail how the scheme works, the benefits it provides, and how it has impacted upon peoples lives.
"I am pleased to be able to support the Shannon Trust’s work, and it was a very positive experience to go and see the Toe by Toe scheme in action and meet some of the mentors and mentees. Learning to read represents a significant turning point in anyone’s life, and may be the one thing that makes a difference to help people in prison turn their lives around".