A tight knit collection of directors, designers and doers who specialise in creating content to be proud of.
London and Cambridge based video production company.
“I don’t know how much movies should entertain. To me, I’m always interested in movies that scar. The thing I love about ‘Jaws’ is the fact that I’ve never gone swimming in the ocean again.”
Making films is a massive part of what we do.
It’s what stretches and allows us to try new things, learn new things and pursue our passion. Below are some of the bigger projects we’ve worked on in the last few years.
The Big Mo
The Big Mo looks at the sometimes controversial techniques used by Obama and Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Rob Symes talks to some of the data scientists and statisticians behind the scenes of the campaigns about how they convinced millions of Americans to vote for Obama. Shot and edited in less than two months and with a budget of less than £10K, The Big
Mo was premiered to 300 guests at The Curzon, Mayfair on 22nd April 2015. It is now in circulation of a few UK based film festivals. If you would like some more information about the film or to request a viewing, feel free to get in touch. Check out the trailer below.
The Outside View
Our first feature length film, The Outside View saw us travel across America talking to some of the most influential people in data. With an idea to take the data learning methods used by baseball and American football leagues to pick the most effective player for the next season, and bring that learning back to HR in the UK, Rob Symes interviewed Saatchi and Saatchi CEO
Kevin Roberts, Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman and Author of The Losers Curse, Cade Masey among others to find out if it was possible. The Outside View was premiered at the Barbican in London in 2013 when Alex and Lewis were just 19. If you would like some more information about the film or to request a viewing, feel free to get in touch. Check out the trailer below.
Every video we create is bespoke and is approached as such. Above are a few of our favourite finished products which were all designed, created and finished by our team of skilled individuals. From filming multi-national companies to flying drones off of mountains, we’re confident in creating content that speaks for itself. Don’t see something you want? Get in touch for more specific examples or to chat about an idea.
Our passion is making films so we like to keep ourselves busy. Wether that’s by taking pictures, creating our own short videos or producing feature length documentaries, we make sure that there’s always a personal project on the go. Above you can check out some of what we get up to when we leave the office.
Alex is a co founder and director of Lapse Film.
“I had just left college when I met Rob by complete chance. At the time I didn’t have any intention of starting a company. I was fresh faced out of college and looking for a new job working in media. It was soon made clear that Rob wasn’t going to employ me. Instead he told me to start a company and work for different companies in Cambridge creating videos. I listened to him and it wasn’t long before I couldn’t keep up on my own. This is when I called Lewis. We have been working with each other since.”
Why I Started a Film Company
For me the magic started at the age of eight. My family had planned a trip to the south of France for the summer holidays. The plan was to travel the entire twelve hours in one push, this would maximise relaxation time on the French camp site so it seemed the obvious choice. Myself forever being a young gadget man had asked... read more.
Lewis is a co founder and director of Lapse Film.
“When I was about 18, Alex rang me up one day while I was doing running jobs for a few production companies in London. He had this client, Rob, who wanted to do a particularly ambitious project and wanted some help on it. We knew each other from college and played in a band together. The project was pretty intense and after it was finished we looked at our selves and thought we made a pretty good team. We’ve been running Lapse Film ever since.”
4K: Fad or Fantastic?
When people first started talking about 4K I wasn’t too fussed. I’d seen massive TV displays showcasing 4K at a few events that I’d been to and my thoughts didn’t stretch much further than “…it looks like 3D without the extra dimensions.” In fact, I felt similarly about 4K as I did 3D… nothing more than a fad that would pass... read more.
Lapse Film was formed in 2012, just before the production of their first feature film, ‘The Outside View’. Using their film making knowledge and with a quickly expanding roster of talented creatives, Lapse Film provide high quality video production to companies large and small across the country.
Check out our profiles to find a bit more about each of us.
Five minutes walk from Old Street roundabout, our London office/studio sits right in the heart of Shoreditch.
Less than a mile to both the city centre
and the train station, our Cambridge office couldn’t get much more central.
17 Willow Street
0203 837 4949
01223 655 192
46a Hills Road