creative and strategic film communications for ngos and ethical businesses.
Let's end unregulated speculation
on food prices
The increase in speculation on the prices of the world's basic commodities - wheat, maize, oil - over the past ten years has brought misery for many millions in the Global South. And to what end? Increased profits for hedge funds and other financial institutions. As Professor Neil Kellard says in our film for World Development Movement, action now is a moral imperative. Go to wdm.org.uk/foodaction to watch our film and support their campaign.
Calling NGOs! Apply now for
an OPUS Foreign Filming Bursary
We know how stretched NGO campaign budgets are. We also know how useful a great campaign film can be. We've put these two thoughts together and come up with the OPUS Foreign Filming Bursary, a comparatively low cost way to get the professional film you need.
Charleston Farmhouse, for much of the 20th century the rural seat of the Bloomsbury Group, has ambitious plans for a creative hub on the Sussex Downs.
You can view our David Dimbleby-narrated fundraising film, by clicking here.
Our Final Demand
With energy pricing again at the top of the political agenda, we thought we'd offer you another chance to view our films for Friends of the Earth's Final Demand campaign.
Opus Director Stephen Matthews got together with Comedy Writer Neil Maclennan ('Saxondale', 'Alan Partridge and other less successful characters') and Casting Director Sarah Crowe ('The Thick Of It', 'In The Loop') to produce a series of humorous campaign virals.
when is a film
a good film?
At Opus, we work primarily for NGOs and ethical businesses. We have three yardsticks for success - Audience Reached, Action Taken and Return On Investment (ROI).
Audience - Coming as we do from a TV backrgound ('Peep Show', 'Brasseye', 'Big Train), we're inordinately audience-focussed. With 20 years experience in making TV, commercials, corporates and documentary films, we're well-versed in how to conceive of, structure and shoot stimulating films, long and short.
Action - We also understand, however, that numbers aren't always everything. Exposure is great if you're brand-building, but if you want to educate or inspire activism, sometimes a different approach is required.
Return on Investment - we know how tight your budget is, so we work extremely hard to give you the best result, whatever the money.
A good film today also requires a real understanding of how the Web works. SEO has gained a bad name in recent years, but the truth is that Google is way too smart for all the cowboys out there. Today, getting your video seen is about understanding the end-user you're trying to reach and the many entirely legitimate things you can do to improve the chances of them seeing their films. there are no magic bullets, but Video SEO is an important part of our plan on every Opus Film.
We're always happy to talk through the possibilities, with no upfront cost or commitment on your part.
Whether you're looking to make your first film, or to improve the results you're getting, drop us a line and we'll arrange a chat : firstname.lastname@example.org