Hartlepool-based filmmakers ISOS plans expansion

Film, video and animation company ISOS Films is currently working at full stretch to meet the growing demand for its services

Andy Martin (left) and David Evans (right) of ISOS Films with Peter Taylor of UK Steel Enterprise
Andy Martin (left) and David Evans (right) of ISOS Films with Peter Taylor of UK Steel Enterprise

A Hartlepool multimedia firm is planning further expansion just months after moving into a new base.

Film, video and animation company ISOS Films is currently working at full stretch to meet the growing demand for its services from blue chip companies, include all of Europe’s steel producers.

The business moved into new offices at UK Steel Enterprise’s Innovation Centre on the Queens Meadow Business Park a few months ago, but it is already working on expansion plans to keep pace with an ever-increasing number of projects.

David Evans set up the business in 2012, with brothers Paul and Andy Martin, combining their expertise and experience in film and video production, animation and photography, and they provide specialist services such as aerial, time-lapse and interactive films, sometimes in hazardous and dangerous environments.

Clients come from the pharmaceutical, energy, oil and gas, transport, chemical, steel, logistics and other sectors and include Ineos, PD Ports, EDF Energy, Draeger, Harsco and Hartlepool-based waste management experts Niramax.

“We are very pleased with our growth to date,” said Mr Evans.

“We now have an ideal base and have invested in a specially equipped wagon for location shoots and equipment that includes two opticopters, remote control drones that are proving highly valuable for photographing roofs for insurance companies and other aerial work.

“Moving into the Innovation Centre is one of the best decisions we have made.

“The facilities include one of the fastest broadband speeds in the region at 100Mbps and that is very important for us.

“It is also an impressive place for clients to visit and, with the UK Steel Enterprise team on hand, we can concentrate our time on growing ISOS and that has already paid dividends for us.”

The company’s projects include producing company profiles and training programmes from short induction films to complete interactive programmes.

Health and safety videos, induction films and aerial photography are strong growth areas.

Mr Evans continued: “We joined forces to give ISOS a really strong platformand we believe that our unique range of skills and services has given us the edge in a competitive market.

“Andy recently spent some time back at university to expand his specialist knowledge of 3D animation and we have a fantastic bank of specialists from voice-over experts to professional scriptwriters to draw on for each individual project.

“We have never advertised but are working at full stretch thanks to loyal clients who keep coming back and recommend us too.”

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer