Our film for Brian House, a children’s hospice on the Fylde Coast – part of the Trinity Hospice family.
Standby were approached about developing a film that challenged assumptions about what a children’s hospice is like, while telling the stories of some of the families there.
Brian House need to raise over £1 million per year to keep their doors open. The film we created needed to serve as a powerful tool in their marketing and fundraising plans, while also working as a standalone piece of content.
The key points we were asked to communicate were:
Our team decided on telling the story of the hospice through the experiences of three different families.
Their children all have different challenges which was important for us, we wanted to highlight the breadth of service Brian House provides.
It also worked narratively as, despite the different backgrounds, the families were unanimous in their praise and gratitude toward Brian House.
Utilising cinematic drone footage, captured at sunrise on the nearby Lytham front, we were able to deliver a film with a cinematic look and feel but with an emotional core that is held together by the beautiful stories of the families we interviewed.
Their pieces to camera were captured in one of the bedrooms within Brian House, allowing their environment to add depth to their story. We also captured the interviews from two angles, using our secondary angle (above) to add weight in different sections of the film.
The end result is one of our best films to date. A beautiful looking piece of content that tells the story of Brian House and communicating how vital the work they are doing is.
“I'd just like to say a huge thank you for all the work on this project; it's been great working with you all! We're really pleased with the final product and can't wait to share it.”