Transmit Start-Ups help film maker launch Now Film business in Gateshead

Joshua Kerr set up his Now Film up video business thanks to £9,500 loan from Transmit Start-Ups and Rob Earnshaw of the National Youth Film Academy

Joshua Kerr
Joshua Kerr

A young Newcastle film-maker has launched his own business specialising in 48-hour-turnaround corporate videos.

Joshua Kerr set up Now Film in Gateshead with the backing of Transmit Start-Ups and Rob Earnshaw of the National Youth Film Academy (NYFA). The business has already won its first contract, filming the Return on Innovation event organised by Thinking Digital and Newcastle University Business School. It is also helping other young people through a creative apprentice scheme.

Kerr said: “Rob and I saw a gap in the market for a video company which could produce and deliver high quality films for events and conferences in a really short space of time and at a cost-effective price.”

Now Film has received a £9,500 loan from Transmit, which will be used to buy film-making equipment, fund large video productions and the develop its website.

Transmit director Richard Myers said: “Josh and his team have an outstanding track record in film-making. We are delighted to be able to support him and his company to ensure a talented film-maker stays in the North East, creating jobs and helping the next generation of creative people.”

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