Talented People Making Excellent Films

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

In our 7 years of operation, we have made over 1000 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.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Kartoffel Films, Studio 101, 7 Whitechapel Road
    London E1 1DU
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Kings College London, Macmillan Cancer Support, GFK, Cambridge University.
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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