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We are a London based video and animation agency, we produce excellent films focused on effective and memorable communication. 

In our 8 years of operation, we have made over 2000 films and animations for Universities, Charities and Health Providers as well as Tech and Corporate entities. 

We believe in making content that has an impact for our clients and also in doing it in a way that is beneficial to the society and world we live in.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Kartoffel Films, Studio 202, 7 Whitechapel Road
    London, LND E1 1DU
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Kings College London, Macmillan Cancer Support, GSK, Bayer, Abbot, The University of Cambridge.

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Heath Information Campaign

Jo's Cervical Cancer Approached us to help produce a film and set of marketing assets to support Smear for Smear - Test Campaign. 

The film included a number of well-known celebrities and was designed with a social media-friendly visual approach.  Social Snippets were also produced providing additional marketing collateral. The Resulting campaign has been hugely successful and well-received.

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Bayer Commercial

Healthcare Commerical Produced for Bayer.

The film was produced as a part of a Nation-Wide Campaign to support a product for Lower Testosterone.   

The Project and Film won awards for effect and its technical execution.

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Tech Promotional Film

Paddle the App development company approached us with a brief to explain the benefits of their product in easy to understand terms for a US Tech-based audience. 

The creative approach our team came up with was centered around a users office space.  The Film was entirely studio shot in London and has been hugely effective in its goals.

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Age Uk Campaign

Part of a set of Character Animations produced for Age UK as a part of a National Awareness Campaign. 

The Creative was from the Kartoffel in-house Creative Team.    The Animations have been hugely successful and ongoing in use. 

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St Georges University

Promotional Animation produced for St Georges University to support its scholarships programme. 

2d vector based with layered transitions and motion it was designed to resonate The Georges Brand.    The Voice over was provided by a real-life interview with a beneficiary of the programme.

 

Kartoffel Films Showreel

Kartoffel Films ShowReel of work from 2020.  Shoots, Animation, Motion design, a great deal of travel, and some very happy clients.

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Video Production & Animation for University Business School

“They dove into the work, and we can rely on the consistent quality of their end products.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kartoffel Films offers video and animation solutions for a university business school. In their work, they capture footage, coordinate shoots, and edit the content for view on the web and social media.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Joe Przybylski
Creative Director, University Business School
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In their long-term relationship, the team has consistently delivered high-quality end products that impress the internal staff.  Their efforts have played a role in expanding the reach of digital content, particularly on social channels. They understood goals, building a trusting relationship.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a creative director at a university’s school of business. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kartoffel Films?

We’ve used Kartoffel Films for several years because we have a limited staff of video and animation professionals. Our content also covers a variety of global audiences. They’ve been instrumental in coordinating and finalizing video productions that speak to our diverse audiences in a timely, efficient, and high-quality manner.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

A large part of their work centers around our alumni, who have a large global footprint. We might be telling a story about alumni or showcasing them for winning an award through the school. Our organization gives out Distinguished Alumni Awards annually, and each winner gets to tell their story in video format. The videos are 3–5 minutes long, discussing how the school helped them as a professional. At this point, Kartoffel Films handles that project from soup to nuts. They work with alumni, schedule interviews, record the footage, and edit it according to our brand standards. Additionally, they handle animation work for our social channels.

Usually, we reach out to them when we need international captures because they have contacts all over the world. We’ve used them for footage in Hong Kong, London, and even South Africa. Their videographers are able to source and capture many different parts of the world. Oftentimes, we prefer when they do the capturing. It makes the process more streamlined. We work with them on a project-by-project basis.

What is the team composition?

Our teams operate remotely, in separate timezones. We typically have a project manager who serves as our point of contact. There’s a larger group working on the projects, though.  

How did you come to work with Kartoffel Films?

They had an existing relationship with the organization when I joined almost five years ago. Their services were recommended to me by a peer, and we’ve continued using them.  

How much have you invested with them?

Their projects range from $2,000–$30,000 depending on the scale. We do about 8–12 projects with them each year. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the engagement in 2012 and still work with them on a project-by-project basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Even within the last 2–3 years, we can really see a difference in the quality of our videos and animations. We’re internally aware that they’ve set that bar for us. Our team has noticed a huge quality difference on our social channels, which have grown substantially. We can’t attribute all of that to their work, but they’re definitely a part of the recipe that’s helping to grow our success. 

How did Kartoffel Films perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s typically a seamless process. We have regular touchpoints that contact us through phone or email. I’ve only met them in-person twice because of our remote relationship. However, timezones never seem to make a difference. Of all the project managers, we typically work with a phenomenal, friendly, and reliable project manager. We keep things moving through her.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They offer consistent quality, dependability, and reliability. Their team understands our goals, which isn’t always easy in our field. They dove into the work, and we can rely on the consistent quality of their end products. We end up with solutions that we can be proud of. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. It would be nice if they had more video capture services located in the United States, so we could use them more regionally. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them as much information as you can upfront to makes sure they’re aware of your brand standards. The more detail you can provide, the better the project will be. 

We move so quickly that the first draft of the video can be very rough. Don’t be discouraged by this. The end product is always excellent because of the process they have in place. That’s why it’s important to have patience with the first draft. Things are moving more quickly in the background than you may realize.  

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Educational Institution

“They’re really approachable, easy to work with, and focused on the job at hand.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Kartoffel Films created a promotional video to attract prospective applicants. They collaborated with in-house staff on the storyboard and video format, then filmed and edited the project.

The Reviewer
 
United Kingdom
Maria Litras
Marketing & Comms Manager, Southbank International School
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team communicated well, whether face to face or digitally. Suggestions were always direct and constructive, and the final film yielded satisfying results. The video was popular and received thousands of views online.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing and communications manager at Southbank International School.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kartoffel Films?

We had expanded our school and wanted to create a promotional film in order to raise community awareness and attract new applicants.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, I sent them a video brief detailing some background information about our school, the motivation for our project, and our objectives. I also provided some direction on the format of the film—we wanted to do an interview-style video with talking heads. Throughout the process, I made additional suggestions in order to ensure that we covered all the important information we needed in the film.

What is the team composition?

I primarily worked with the creative director and the production manager.

How did you come to work with Kartoffel Films?

I’d worked with them through a previous job.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

They worked on this project from November 2017–August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

It’s hard to attribute any success exclusively to the video, but it’s received tens of thousands of views. We promoted it on YouTube using a retargeting campaign that was very successful. Thanks to the marketing efforts, our student intake increased by more than ten percent last year.

How did Kartoffel Films perform from a project management standpoint?

They were helpful and direct when we worked together. We frequently touched base via email and phone, but also met face-to-face for preproduction and when we shot the film.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re really approachable, easy to work with, and focused on the job at hand.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not for this project, but I’d appreciate it if they’d come back to us on future projects with suggestions on how to take new approaches with the content.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re great to work with and deliver satisfying results.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for a University

“For a relatively small agency with a relatively small budget, they’re able to produce very high-quality films.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kartoffel Films produced a short film introducing incoming freshman to campus life at their university. They handled storyboarding, set a project timeline, supplied a film crew, and performed all editing.

The Reviewer
 
London, United Kingdom
Jack Tomlinson
Marketing Manager, St. George’s University of London
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team is diligent, creative, and easy to work with. They do a great job of identifying narratives and telling meaningful stories, and they’re also very thorough when it comes time to film. Communication and production quality is solid all-around.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing manager at St. George’s University of London. We offer specialized courses related to science, medicine, and health.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kartoffel Films?

For our initial project, we wanted to create a video that would convey our university culture and foster excitement among incoming students.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started out by storyboarding a short film with a target audience of incoming undergraduates. Their team assembled a production timeline and then scouted the filming location. They also met with in-house staff and brainstormed additional places to film in the city that could showcase our students and campus environment, coming up with ideas for several creative sequences. On the day of filming, they provided a director, cameraman, producer, and runner for us, and they also supplied a drone for additional overhead filming. After the shoot was complete, they edited the footage with feedback from us and delivered the final product.

The experience was mostly a collaborative approach. We didn’t put limits on their creativity and, in return, they were keen to talk to us and understand the heart of the story we wanted to tell about our campus. Based on the success of that first experience, we’ve now completed four or five projects with them.

What is the team composition?

We worked with their creative director and their production manager.

How did you come to work with Kartoffel Films?

We approached several production agencies, and they came back with the best pitch and creative brief.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2017, and we’re still working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve received positive feedback, and our viewership stats are great. Even internally, our colleagues speak highly of the film. The quality has also improved the reputation of my department.

How did Kartoffel Films perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very diligent, issuing a production timeline, and then we go back and forth to iron out the deadlines for each phase of a project. Naturally, there are times when we have to change dates at the last minute, but they’re very flexible about that, which makes things easier for us. If we’re shooting something, they’ll issue call sheets the night before, and they have everything well-organized, including health and safety. They’re also very clear on when they’ll have edits ready for us, and they stick to deadlines well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

For a relatively small agency with a relatively small budget, they’re able to produce very high-quality films. I’ve worked with a number of agencies and the team at Kartoffel Films stood out for their friendliness and creativity.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think so.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a clear idea of you want to get out of the project. Being prepared with your objectives helps the creative agency be bolder in their work because they’ll know what they need to achieve. In one of our projects, we mentioned that we wanted to create a narrative video featuring a scholarship student and we didn’t have the budget to film on location in her home country. Kartoffel Films suggested making an animated video instead, and it’s one of the best videos we’ve put out as a university.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Armed Forces Charity

"Their team is passionate about the work they do and it shows."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kartoffel Films has produced several videos for a charity. They’ve created interview-style videos and animated versions to raise awareness and share across social media.

The Reviewer
 
United Kingdom
Lisa Shattock​
Director of Marketing & Communications, SSAFA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With the help of Kartoffel Films, the charity has increased awareness for their causes and are able to explain their mission to the general public. The team has been a longterm partner and their ability to juggle several projects makes them a valuable asset moving forward.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of marketing and communications for the SSAFA, an armed forces charity. We support veterans and their families in the UK and around the world. We help over 73,000 people a year and deliver a variety of services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kartoffel Films?

We hired Kartoffel Films to create videos that celebrate people who fundraise for our organization. We also wanted videos that raise awareness about our services and inform the public about the issues we face in raising money.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kartoffel Films created several videos over the course of our engagement. For one video, they recorded interviews of people speaking directly to the camera about their different fundraising projects. We also wanted them to create short animated videos, so they handled the entire storyboarding and content writing process. We worked together to implement the right voice-overs, themes, and creative work into the various finished products.

What is the team composition?

I interact with Eoin (Founder & Creative Director, Kartoffel Films) and Danielle (Production Manager, Kartoffel Films), who manages our project.

How did you come to work with Kartoffel Films?

They approached one of my colleagues with their information, so I reviewed their portfolio. I was impressed with the interesting projects and variety of styles they were comfortable using. They were approachable and easy to communicate with about the work.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between £40,000–£50,000 (approximately $53,000–$66,400 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working on several video productions with Kartoffel Films since 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Because of Kartoffel Films’ support, we’re able to tell the stories that are most important to us. We’re able to raise awareness for our cause. For example, we’ve increased visibility for adoptions within military families. We can highlight these causes to our social media followers, key stakeholders, and investors using the videos they’ve created for us.

How did Kartoffel Films perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re good at hitting deadlines and managing time. I can always contact their team if I have any issues or questions. They’re available and open to my recommendations, which is great. We primarily communicate through email, but we have in-person meetings to kickstart projects with follow-up phone calls.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They listen to my needs and meet our expectations. Their team is passionate about the work they do and it shows. They also hit all of our deadlines, which I really appreciate.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Since they’re a smaller team, timelines need to be clear to make sure they can juggle our requirements. However, I haven’t been displeased with how they’ve produced work, so far.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open about what you want and set clear deadlines. The project needs to be collaborative, so be prepared for them to listen to your feedback and work to meet your budget. They want to produce work that reflects what the customer needs.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity Name
Kartoffel Films Ltd
Jurisdiction of Formation
United Kingdom
ID
7926796
Date of Formation
Jan 27, 2012
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
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OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
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LAST UPDATED
October 23, 2019