From campfires and cave paintings to YouTube and Netflix, stories are part of the way we see the world. They educate, inspire and entertain us and their message stays long after the story has finished. 

Video has become the number one form of storytelling media in the modern world. Whether it’s a comedic product promo, an emotional music video or a heartwarming John Lewis Christmas advert, stories are now able to move us like never before. And it’s that emotional bond that makes all the difference…

This is why we at Enborne River believe that strong storytelling is crucial to good video production-  from a compelling interview with arresting B-roll to a dramatic scene with great actors, emotionally driven stories are the best way to leave an impact on your audience. 

Stories work. Make stories work for you.

 

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CORPORATE PROMO

Most corporate videos are bland and lifeless, but it doesn't need to be that way. Inject a little story into your video, inform and entertain your audience and see your customers engage with your brand in a whole new way.

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MUSIC VIDEO

Music videos usually focus on the artist, but not the music. At Enborne River, we put both front and centre. When you put all the effort into writing a song, it seems a shame for it to take a back seat in your video. If your track tells a story, we want your audience to feel it!

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SHOWREEL SCENES

In today's competitive market, every actor needs a showreel. But you don't always get the roles you'd like or the final films when you need them. We create bespoke showreel scenes, written and directed from scratch and always make sure to play to your strengths.

A musician's journey - in his own words

Bruce Neil is a singer-songwriter and musician based in Reading. With his folk stylings and soulful voice, he has become a favourite of the local music scene. When it came to recording his EP, Bruce turned to Silver Street Studios, who have worked with him every step of the way. Silver Street are very artist-focused and they wanted a two-part video series showcasing Bruce and his music and how Silver Street helped bring his latest recording to life.

 Interviews with Bruce formed the backbone of the story

Interviews with Bruce formed the backbone of the story

 As part of the B-roll, we filmed Bruce at a small, intimate gig, playing the song he'd be recording in the studio.

As part of the B-roll, we filmed Bruce at a small, intimate gig, playing the song he'd be recording in the studio.

 Shokamo in the video's performance section

Shokamo in the video's performance section

A music video with a story to tell

Musician Shokamo is a movie nut, so when he asked us to create a dramatic music video for his song "Bless of an Angel" we couldn't resist! Shok had written the song as a tribute to a friend of his who'd died and he wanted a video that paid homage to his friend in the same way the song did. "Bless of an Angel" is an acoustic ballad- very different from Shok's heavy metal roots- and the heartfelt lyrics and emotional guitar work tell a story enhanced by Ashley Duckerin's beautiful cinematography and great acting of our leads, Robin March and Yvonne Wan.

 

 Yvonne Wan in the narrative part of the video

Yvonne Wan in the narrative part of the video

 The video was storyboarded in full to help nail the look and plan the shoot.

The video was storyboarded in full to help nail the look and plan the shoot.

 

The drama fits you as well as your costume

Enborne River has been producing custom-made showreel scenes for actors under the ReelScenes banner for years and one of the most popular genres is the English period drama. Actors Emily Swatton and Miranda Magee approached us looking to do something in the vein of a Jane Austen piece. We wrote an original script for them, tailored to their abilities and types, we directed the performances, shot it on professional equipment and edited the video as needed to showcase their talents. 

 
 The actors sourced their costumes and we found the location.

The actors sourced their costumes and we found the location.

 The original script was written to play to each actor's strengths.

The original script was written to play to each actor's strengths.

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An action-comedy with a ballistic twist!

As filmmakers, we love making movies and like to challenge ourselves occasionally by producing a short film that pushes us in new directions. "Dead Meet" is a short action-comedy about a female assassin called Cleo trying to juggle her personal and professional lives while on a date with a guy she met online. The film is currently screening on the festival circuit (including Starburst Media City Festival, Artemis - Women in Action Festival and the Birmingham Film Festival), has won several awards and has been praised for both its performances (including Francesca L White's "Cleo") and its Hong Kong-inspired action sequences.

 Dean Williams and Francesca L White go toe to toe  (Photo by Aaron Botham)

Dean Williams and Francesca L White go toe to toe

(Photo by Aaron Botham)