Video aims to boost recruitment of youngsters to the construction industry

Brian David Films of Lytham St Annes has completed a five-month project to create a video which aims to encourage more young people into the construction industry.

The video was commissioned by the Preston-based Eric Wright Group who wanted a film which they could use on their visits to schools, colleges and careers fairs across the north west.

“They wanted us to demonstrate the wide range and variety of careers on offer in the construction industry,” says Brian Hurst, producer with Brian David Films. “We aimed to capture some of the excitement of working on-site and being actively involved in a project’s successful completion.”

After detailed planning to establish exactly what the client required, Brian and his team began filming in January. They covered five key locations across Lancashire, where different constructions projects were underway, as well as the Head Office at Bamber Bridge.

The sites selected were chosen because of their complexity, and the diverse nature of roles being undertaken on such large projects.

“We were able to film people involved in construction, civil engineering, facilities management and other roles,” says Brian. “Most of the team members we interviewed were young people who would appeal to the target audience of the final product.”

The video will now be used by Ambassadors of the Eric Wright Group who visit schools and colleges to talk to students aged 11 to 19 about the roles available in the construction industry.

Phil Richardson, who led the project for Eric Wright Group, says: “The process went really well and we are delighted with the finished product.

“Brian and his team were very accommodating to our needs and made the staff involved feel very much at ease throughout the entire process.  We would definitely recommend and use Brian’s services again.”

Live stream from Los Angeles

On 17th March we will be streaming a presentation live from Los Angeles to a packed conference hall in Manchester.

Dr David Armstrong's keynote address will be one of the highlights at the BAPO conference.

We will have a production team on location with Dr Armstrong in Los Angeles and another team in Manchester streaming the conference back to LA.

If all goes according to plan the live link will last for just over an hour.

Eric Wright Construction Group

We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to make the new promotional video for Eric Wright Construction Ltd.

Filming commences mid-February and will include 5 key locations across Lancashire.

The video will be shown at schools and colleges and is designed to encourage children and students to consider a career in the construction industry.

Record number of School Nativities

This year was our busiest year yet for filming school nativity plays across Lancashire.

We filmed a total of 10 productions over a 2 week period and all the DVDs were safely delivered to the schools before they broke up for Christmas.

The addition of a Panasonic GH5 camera to our equipment stock has allowed us to take on more work and at the same time be more creative with our shots

The Dr and Mrs Chadwick's Educational Charity

We are delighted to have been chosen to make a film marking the 150th anniversary of the Chadwick Educational charity.

The trustees of Chadwick’s Charity want to involve the children in the schools that they support in the biggest ever celebration of the work of Dr and Mrs Chadwick. The trustees also want the children of Bolton to understand about the work Dr and Mrs Chadwick established and continue to support today through their philanthropic work. 150 years of helping the working poor of Bolton is no mean feat. 

Filming will include children and staff welcoming Dr and Mrs Chadwick into their schools to show them what their legacy is supporting will bring the historical figures to life for the children. 

A gala performance is planned for next year from which we will be creating a souvenir DVD.

A Concert for Christies

We were delighted once again to have been asked to film "A Concert for Christies" last week at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham in aid of the Christie Hospital.

A really superb show featuring songs from both stage and screen with an unbelievably talented cast.

The DVD will be released shortly and will be available to buy online.



Blackpool Tower organist Phil Kelsall's 40th

To celebrate 40 years as Blackpool Tower's principal resident organist, a special concert is being held in the Tower Ballroom on 18th June 2017 by Phil Kelsall which will be compered by Nigel Ogden of Radio 2's The Organist Entertains.

The show is being recorded by the BBC for a future broadcast and we are proud to have been commissioned to film this rare event and produce a commemorative DVD which will be released later in the year.

TV ad update

Well everything's ready.

All the filming and editing has been completed and the client is very happy with it.

It's now been submitted to Clearcast for approval prior to broadcast.

If there are no problems the first ad is due to go live tomorrow (Friday).

The advert is for a company called ease Your Mortgage so if you see it during one of the commercial breaks remember - we made it!

Fingers crossed.


Blackpool Tower Circus

We have been asked once again to film the opening show of famous Blackpool Tower Circus, now in its 26th year, on Saturday 1st April.

This will be a multi-camera shoot with 5 cameras.

This will be the 5th time we have had the privilege of filming this unique show which seems to get better every year.

Show filming Lancashire
Live performances filmed