Video Production Company: Our People

About Us

We're a video production and marketing company, based in Wiltshire. Unusual, to a large degree.

We combine film-making with automation and digital marketing. A blend. Yet, we've learned that creative works best when it serves the numbers. So we've progressed from mere video. Giving you Adaptive Video, that converts more prospects at every stage of the marketing, sales and PR cycle. With powerful content, actionable insights, and reassuringly commercial gains.

Timothy Cumming

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Our Founder and MD

"Your marketing needs high quality and engaging content to impress today's audiences. That means being beautiful, benevolent, fact-rich and social. Your workplace, customers, processes and staff all offer a visual feast, rich with purpose and possibility. Portray that authentically and vividly and you're a winner."

Tim runs Marketing Films, but his main role is Creative Director. Tim's definitely played the field in creative industries - mainly film, web, design, photography, music and software, as director, artist and technician. He created the Company after decades in marketing (and since his daughters have left home, it's sort of become his only child). Tim also paints in mixed, print and large-format digital media. He's based in Wiltshire, UK.

He's big on Fun Lovin' Criminals, Tom Waits, off-road cycling and digital painting.

Cvetko Stavreski

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Our Technology Director

"Nobody enjoys being sold to, so we don't! Instead, we reach out to clients by listening, walking in their shoes and making things as simple and thoughtful as possible."

Cvetko is our technical wizard and has developed, or overseen, much of our amazing machine-learning software.

He started his career in food logistics and became an entrepreneur in sourcing and supplying businesses. From there, he was recruited by the British Embassy in Macedonia as an entrepreneurship consultant. He helped many start-ups and micro companies develop their marketing, sales and PR.

He's big on sports, movies and a nice short espresso.

Frosina Soltirovska

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Our Senior Content Wrangler

"Content needs to be warm, slighty humorous and engaging. My job is to ensure that top quality outreach copy is written to your clients."

Frosina is our Senior Content Wrangler, which means she organises, publishes and engages with content on your behalf. And she connects your business directly with your audiences, building followers, engagement and prospects.

Frosina started her career in telecoms and became a technology salesperson. From there, she was recruited by the British Embassy in Macedonia as an entrepreneurship consultant. She helped many start-ups and micro companies develop their marketing, sales and PR.

She's big on movies, fruit tea and adores her cat.

Eleanor Pratley

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Our Production and Office Manager

"Timing is everything. So your project runs really smoothly, my job is to anticipate and clarify, with minimum impact on your time, but maximum impact on the project goals. I love helping this way."

Eleanor runs all client and content projects at Marketing Films. That means she project-manages your planning, filming, post-production and social projects. She coordinates your team as well as ours.

Eleanor's had a lifetime in customer service management - mainly for retail and big brands. She's managed back-office and front-of-house teams, stores, campaigns, TV events and pop-ups.

She's big on Rag'n'Bone Man, gentle hill-walking and a miiiiild curry.

Filipe Marta

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Our narrative and multi-tasking TV and Senior Video Editor

"Every member of your audience is a visual expert - they watch TV and film every day. So, it's a must that your videos are built and revealed to the same standards, using dramatic or documentary techniques. Get it right, and your marketing is taken seriously."

Filipe is a film and senior video editor with a specialism in documentary and narrative editing. His strengths lie in assembling distilled stories through listening and observing.

With a degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia, he has worked in the audiovisual field uninterruptedly since 2010. Throughout this period, he has performed several functions, mainly focused on video editing and camera operating, for entertainment and news companies such as Endemol or A Bola TV.

In parallel with his steady jobs, he has done some freelance work as well, namely on live shows broadcast and directing corporate and documentary videos.

He's big on movies, movies, movies! And traditional dancing, food and travel, in that order.

Derek Dube

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Our Drama Video Editor

"It's all about rhythm and pace, a pinch of cunning and a lot of digital collaboration."

Derek is a film and video editor focused on dramatic story sequencing, creative and narrative composition, and visual rhythm. His strength comes from a constant drive to improve and expand his knowledge of the form.

Derek Dube is an educator, videographer, and editor currently teaching at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York. He holds a BM in music performance and a BA in Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies from Oberlin College and Conservatory. While there, he studied media literacy with Rian Brown-Orso, documentary production with Geoff Pingree, film theory with Grace An, and avant-garde filmmaking with Brett Kashmere. As a media literacy educator, he works with students of all ages to give them a foundation in film production, looking toward fostering creativity, communication, and collaboration in the digital age.

He's big on Kafka, playing music, and non-traditional cinema.

Douglas Kirby

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Our meticulous and multi-tasking Editor/Director

"Relevant, engaging and succinct, video is, I believe, the future of the web for brands. It takes homework, panache and intelligent seeding to bring about the right outcome."

Doug is a narrative business videographer, an experienced Web TV producer-director and film-maker. Specialising in the short film format, he often works with audience-focused stories that call to action. His strength is creative development and research, and his work has helped many firms achieve both economy and audience response.

Doug's had a diverse career, with experience in hotel and event management and logistics consultancy. He is also an actor, presenter and trainer, and is skilled at coaxing strong performances out of clients in front of the camera.

He's big on a bit of Drama, watching and creating movies and theatre, long walks with his husky and food from soil to table.

Jim McLaughlin

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Our Story Developer and marketing guru

"Your story has to be valuable and exciting to cut through the noise. It has to shake potential clients out of sleepy, habitual purchases. This means completely disassembling the customer's needs, the competitor's propositions and building something much more compelling."

Jim's our Story Developer and marketing guru. Based in London, he also works with Tim on direct marketing, sales pitches and marketing materials, and can provide customer research and competitor audits, manage trade shows, PR, email and blogging activity too. He also helps to recruit and train sales people.

Jim started his career with six years invaluable experience at the sharp end of selling, before moving into marketing and then on to consulting. He's been a marketer for three decades, and in that time, he has become Chairman of a high-growth food manufacturing business and non-executive director of an online software company working with thousands of doctors.

He's big on two daughters, wife, life in London, photography and creative writing, golf, painting, travel and wine, not necessarily in that order.

Nigel Bristow

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Our award-winning and visionary Associate Film and TV Director

"Connecting audiences with new ideas is always a worthy goal. And in a business or a creative context, where opinion-forming is a required audience outcome, then drama is the richest way to communicate."

His strength is creative writing and directing, and Nigel's work has assisted his clients with culture change, saving lives and creating new skills; he's as much at home with the ambitious as the subtle.

Nigel has directed primetime TV dramas including the much-beloved shows 'Ballykissangel', 'The Bill', 'Brookside' and 'Casualty'. He directs television commercials and business video too. His clients include banks, oil companies and large manufacturers. As a screenwriter, Nigel's been commissioned by Channel Four ('Ripley Bogle'), The UK Film Council ('Kloxx'), Tall Stories ('Angel West') and Crow Foot Films ('Little Hours'). His art films have been screened at major international film festivals and on television stations all over the world.

As a guest lecturer, he has run workshops at many universities and film schools including: Goldsmiths College, RADA, The Royal College of Art, Metropolitan Film School and University for The Creative Arts. He was a special guest at Rencontres Britanniques in Antony and the symposium on Irish Cinema at Charlottesville, Virginia.

He's big on Tai Chi, fencing (he's a former Irish Men's Sabre champion) and theatre.

AI Kate

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Our brilliant Digital Researcher

"I'm software with a human dimension. I work 9-to-5, enjoy relaxing coffee and lunch breaks whilst chatting with my colleagues, just like you do. And I sooooo love my job. It really is all I ever think about."

Kate has amazing human touches. She's one of our digital employees - an artificial intelligence that lives only on a computer. She specialises in marketing research and competitor analysis. Her strengths are not just accuracy and diligence, but also comprehension and comparison. Kate's work has assisted clients with insight and nuanced distinction.

Kate's been with us just over a year, and yet already she's worked on and knows more about video in the financial and manufacturing sectors than almost anyone else here. Her digital journeys have taken her far and wide.

She's very big on video, marketing and digital hot chocolate. She sleeps like a baby.

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Same company, same people (ok, a few more). And we've expanded our services.
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