We Make Films You Want to Watch

Theory Films is an award winning video production company in London. We've been producing explainer films, brand films, animated films for clients around the world since 2009. We have won two prestigious Webby Awards and two New York Film and TV awards for branded and documentary films. 

We specialise in producing great films that have a measured return on your investment. Every project we undertake is produced fin-house which means our costs are competative and guarantees consistatency from start to end. 

Our films are always innovative and original, they're films you want to watch.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2009
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Delta House Studios, Riverside Road
    London, LND sw170ba
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Heineken, Jeep, Google, Maisto Toys, Here East, London Metal Exchange, Microvision, Best Western, NHS, Cabinet Office, Eurocamp, Al-Fresco Holidays, Phlow

How Do You Trade Commodities

A James Bond inspired animated film intrducing a new trading platform for TradeCloud. 

Oracle TVC

TVC for event at the Oracle Shopping Centre. 

This Is Us - Theory Films Promo Video

A little fun video highlighting what we have acheived at Theory Films. 

Phlow Brand Film

Brand Film introducing a new social media community where creatives can express themselves.

Eurocamp Family Holiday Parc Promo

We produced a slate of over 35 individual parc films promoting the different luxury campsites Eurocamp has to offer across Europe.

Each video must highlight and promote each parcs pools, activities, clubs and local region as well as capturing the mood and atmosphere of parc.

Part of a lerger campaign digital this is the 2020 Jeep promo shot on location in Austria.

90-second teaser film introducing 'Here East', a new million-square-foot development at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

 

Idea: In a single, epic camera move a robot introduces us to 'London's new home for Makers'.

100% projected and filmed FOR REAL without CGI trickery, Speed of Light features an escaped convict, a determined cop and a fully armed police helicopter!

Branded films for Microvision projectors. 

 

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Google Street View stop motion animation.

A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

 

Branded films for Google Street View.

Happy Place

Imprisoned inside its packaging and stuck on a toy shop shelf, a lonely radio-controlled toy truck uses its imagination to go on an adventure and find its happy place.

 

Happy Place is a branded films for toy giant Maisto, CA.

We directed this 60-second 3D IMAX + TV commercial for Heineken's 'Open Your World' global campaign. TX USA, South America, Europe & Asia.

 

This films celebrates Heineken's role as the epicenter of life's celebrations, GALAXIES takes us on a 3D roller-coaster ride through a uniquely Heineken universe.

Reviews

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Multiple Videos & VR Video Support for Trading Platform

"The Theory Films team really listens and seems to understand intuitively exactly what we are looking for each time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2016 - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

Theory Films has provided video production services for numerous projects, ranging from product help videos and marketing shorts to interviews with key internal stakeholders. They've also supported VR videos.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Singapore
Matthew Botell
Co-Founder, TradeCloud
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With just a provided brief, Theory Films has produced high-quality videos on time and within budget. They understand what each project requires, bringing their own innovation to compliment them.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder and COO of TradeCloud, a digital communications platform designed specifically for the physical commodities industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Theory Films?

Numerous projects:

  • help videos for our platforms users (6)
  • marketing videos for new releases and fund raising (4)
  • interviews with the co-founders to explain the TradeCloud concept (4)
  • A virtual reality experience for a specific conference

What were your goals for this project?

Production of videos and VR experience in an innovative, modern and professional manner in a cost efficient, timely manner.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Recommendation from another happy customer of theirs.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Numerous however the general process was,

  • We discuss the concept of what we are looking for
  • Send them a rough script and any platform stills which we wish to be included
  • The Theory make a concept script, next to a description of the visuals which we comment / approve
  • Once the video is produced, we review.

If small changes are required, they are made.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Please see above.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

All productions were of a high quality, produced on time and on budget. The Theory Films team really listens and seems to understand intuitively exactly what we are looking for each time.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Perfect. Remote work or face to face, the Theory team is a pleasure to work with.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to listen and understand what we are looking for and then adding to it with their passion, innovation and imagination in a completely complimentary way.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

5.0
Overall Score First class, best in class.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always on time, even if deadlines are tight.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very good value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We've always loved their work and so do our customers. We always receive so many compliments.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have referred them on numerous occassions.

Animated Video for Online Jewelry Retailer

"They gave us some really good ideas that we wouldn’t have come up with ourselves. Their creativity is second to none!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - June 2019
Project summary: 

Theory Films produced an animated explainer film to promote an online jewelry company. The client provided the storyboard, and Theory Films expanded on the idea.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Marketing Manager, Jewelry Company
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video helped increase social media interactions, site traffic, and sales. Throughout the process, Theory Films guided the client through each stage. They took the time to explain what they were doing in full.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the Graphic designer and marketing manager for an online jewellery company

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Theory Films?

To make an animated explainer film to promote the company and it’s processes

What were your goals for this project?

We hoped for increased traffic to our website, increase in our social media following and increased sales

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Their website promoted their business very well and was everything that we were looking for in a company for this project. They were also fairly local to us

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

After selection we talked about what we were trying to achieve. We set out a story board and then let the guys do the rest!

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They worked with us to ensure we ended up with a video that we were happy with. We worked with one of the team who was incredibly helpful through the whole process and talked us through each stage as they were doing it

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We saw an increase in social media interactions aswell as website visits. Our sales have increased since the video was put live

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The project manager was incredibly helpful through the whole process and talked us through each stage as they were doing it

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The quality of the video is great. The staff were so helpful and were fab at explaining what they were doing. They gave us some really good ideas that we wouldn’t have come up with ourselves. Their creativity is second to none!

Are there any areas for improvement?

We were more than happy with the whole process and are keen to work with The Theory again soon

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 Photography Studio

"Theory Films offered advice, were very approachable and made key suggestions that took our vision to the next level."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
July - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Theory Films created a promotional film to attract new clients to a photography company. They listened to the client's ideas before making a storyboard, filming the video, and leading multiple rounds of edits.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Company Director, Photography Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After launching the promotional video, the client saw more inquiries from clients over email and the phone. Theory Films delivered top-notch work and suggestions which resulted in a high-quality video. Their experience enabled them to give valuable insights and lead a steady workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I run a photography company - I manage the business as well as photographing clients and products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Theory Films?

We hired Theory Films to create a promo film to attract new clients and business.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted people to understand what our business does and why they should book with us. The idea was to attract people to our website and call us.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After looking at several production companies in the area, we decided to choose Theory Films as they offered quality work, had worked with high end brands as well as SMEs like our business.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Theory Films listened to our brief and ideas, before creating a storyboard. They then filmed my business over a few shoots before sending us several edits for feedback and for us to approve.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We were kept informed at every stage and were really impressed with attention to detail as well as the final product.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

After launching the promo our enquiries increased. We are able to re-run the promo and see a spike in calls and emails.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Theory Films appointed one key contact to manage the whole project from beginning to end. This was really helpful and consistent.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Theory Films offered advice, were very approachable and made key suggestions that took our vision to the next level.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

5.0
Overall Score Very impressed
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They accommodated all of our deadlines
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Great value for money
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We were incredibly impressed with their ethos and the end result
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have already referred Theory Films to other companies that we work with