Purpose Driven Storytelling In VR, AR & Film
Founded by Ashley Cowan and Darren Emerson, East City Films are leaders in the production of purpose-driven content, from virtual reality documentaries, 360° video and augmented reality to brand films, live events and music video content. We are proud to have been named the most innovative VR production company in London. We immerse audiences in important stories, whether it's branded content for The Guardian, an AR app for the British Heart Foundation, a multi-camera shoot at the Exit Festival or a VR documentary about the UK's detention system. We work with bands, brands, media owners, agencies, charities and broadcasters and produce our own documentaries. We are the foremost VR documentary producers in Europe, making experiences which focus on issues of social justice. Often directed and produced by our co-founder Darren Emerson, our VR films have played at film festivals all over the world. From Cannes, Raindance and IDFA to Sheffield Doc Fest, Venice and Tribeca our work has been celebrated and awarded by audiences and critics alike. We pride ourselves as purpose-driven storytellers and have travelled the world to unearth people and places which excite and inspire us. We’ve produced documentaries in Nigeria, Portugal and India. We’ve made television commercials for Visit Malta and Macallan and created 360 video content for ITV and San Miguel. We’ve filmed musicians from Adele to Ed Sheeran and produced online content for Coca-Cola, Lexus, and Smirnoff. East City Films is an eclectic place, but we have one vein running through all our work. We strive to illuminate the world using traditional and immersive platforms. Be it virtual reality production, augmented reality, branded content, music video, social justice documentary or 360 video production, if you want your project to be our next, then we’d love to hear from you.
Christmas came early for East City Films in September as we won the rather wonderful opportunity to work with Coca-Cola and The Kingdom Choir (of Harry & Megan’s wedding fame) to create a music video for a new extended version of the much loved ‘Holidays Are Coming’. The Kingdom Choir, along with German artist Namika and French artist Camelia, collaborated with Coca-Cola to great affect, re-recording the festive anthem which has been released as a single and is also the soundtrack to the iconic Christmas truck ad.