Back in 'day, our directors filmed and edited everything.
Today that's changed, but we saw the benefits of this intimate approach - for both us and our clients - and so we've kept it the same way ever since.
It isn't Jo & Joanna Bloggs turning up for a shoot, but a close-knit team who've been involved in each project from the very beginning.
We've never used freelancers and we never will.
Our co-founders Adam and Russell met at film school, frisbee in one hand, beer and burger in the other. Not too much has changed there.
Spotting a gap in the overly-corporate video production world for authentic storytelling (now overused buzzwords, but not back then, believe us), they formed JonesMillbank in 2011. Less time and effort was spent on the name.
Whilst they don't shoot, edit or produce every single film anymore, they're still actively involved in every project, whether that's developing concepts to shooting or editing.
And, of course, burgers and beers on Fridays.
We know what it can be like elsewhere: staff feel bad for leaving before the boss, or doing any less than 12-hour days, and have very little idea about the state of the business or its finances.
We strongly promote a healthy and sustainable work-life balance, and you'll rarely find anyone still at their desk at 5.15pm.
We're also transparent with our finances and accounts, providing quarterly reports to the whole team, and give everyone the opportunity to be involved in big decisions, especially recruitment.
We believe all of this makes for happier, refreshed and more involved individuals, and therefore a more creative and effective team.
And, in turn, more creative projects and enjoyable client relationships.
Visionary technical leader and fluffy cat lover. Likes to rock a turtle neck with aviators. Has a rule of wearing shorts above 16 degrees. His sense of humour is as dry as a James Bond's martini. Just the person you want at your party... or the one to organise it.
...written by Joffie
Easily mistaken as artificially elongated. Interview-master and Portuguese tart-obsessive. The Mr Monopoly of questionable facts, new found family man and a dab-hand at Catan. Lager-drinker, deep-thinker, laughter-instigator, sunset-chaser with a smile that just keeps on growing.
...written by Maeve
One of eight! Has lived everywhere; presumably due to neighbourly complaints. Enjoys a pint. Improv fan and comedy writer. Is always hydrated. For her last meal would have "one of everything".
...written by Russell
Scandi eye candy. Half man, half mountain goat. Camera guru. Master mise-en-scèner. Louder than God. Raised on the mean streets of Surrey. Self-proclaimed chocolate and biscuit connoisseur. Sneeze of a warlock. Cider-drinking, mint-hating, Kubb-tossing, Catan-crushing, Lighthouse Family-belting, all round good boy.
...written by Jake
Used to work for Ralph Lauren. Knows loads of cool people in Landan Town. Super competitive. Funny to watch when he's not good at something (clay pigeon shooting). Has a bangin' eye for design and style. Insta is on point af.
...written by Russell
All round genuine, lovely guy despite his unpredictable tea choices. Eyelashes that any girl would be envious of. In a band which automatically makes him cool. Taps a lot. Rocks a black skinny. At his happiest when eating Rory's Best Ever Veggie Cheeseburger.
...written by Emma
EDITOR / ANIMATOR
From Madrid so instantly awesome. Doesn't complain about the weather as much as you'd think. Looks fly in her grandma's sweater. Cyclist, Overcooked-wizard and general all-round cool character.
...written by Russell
ACCOUNT MANAGER (ON SABBATICAL)
Puppet master that never lets you down. She's Dorothy, the lion, the tin man and the scarecrow. Like Mary Poppins' handbag, things just keep getting produced. The conductor and one of the most cheerful people you will ever meet. Things don't just happen, Emma makes them happen. Can be bribed with biscuits. Totally hench.
...written by Rob
Redmaids' High School
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