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We do the things great film makers do - have bright ideas, shoot beautiful sound and pictures one day, then edit them into engaging and authentic and crafted films the next.
Producing and directing shoots around the world, we use agile New Wave techniques and formats,
combined with creativity, a meticulous eye for detail and a commitment to deliver.
We're different because we are also World Class editors - and our films have been awarded with multiple BAFTA, RTS and Emmy honours. It's this proven obsession with high quality that runs through everything we do.
Produced for Fides Media. A short film to promote the roll-out of new high-speed broadband throughout Lancashire. Filmed on our new Canon C100 Cinema Camera.
A series of 5 films promoting the BBC worldwide and training in-house staff in new production technologies.
Great film-making is about telling a story in an engaging and captivating way. Why do we make films instead of doing proper work? Essentially, because we’re driven by an urge to take subject material, which is often complex and sensitive - to capture it sympathetically, wrangle, juxtapose and craft it until it’s refined into something just right, with it’s own natural rhythm and duration.
Every film Matobo makes is designed to tell a story and our bookshelves are crammed with scribbled notepads from the past two and a half decades, each a record of the stories behind every film we’ve made.
Our story as a business has it's roots back in 1987, when Ben got his foot in the door of a small film company and progressed from mowing the lawn to making the coffee and gradually learning his craft as a sound recordist, director and editor. In 1992, he bought a ticket to Botswana and wandered for a year through Africa and India with a beautiful half-Swiss girl called Catherine.
It was one of those loose photo assignments that involved documenting far-flung AIDS outreach and agro-reforestation programmes and it was in south west Zimbabwe,
behind the wheel of a borrowed 1964 Sunbeam Alpine, that they first set eyes on a remote and beguiling landscape called Matobo - “View Of The World.”
Oh, and he got the girl - they were hitched at sunrise on the steps of the Taj Mahal - and they now live in Truro with their two sons and a Jack Russell terrorist.
So that's our story – now we'd love the chance to help you to tell yours.
We're fortunate to have worked on some pretty diverse stuff over the past 25 years or so. We've worked with every major film and video format out there and we've met some interesting characters along the way.
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