About us and our culture

We work exclusively in-house

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.

Video production for Original Cottages
Video production for Newmarket Holidays

It all started with a frisbee and a beer

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.

Promoting a positive work-life culture

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.

Video production studio

Russell

DIRECTOR

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

Adam

DIRECTOR

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

Alderney

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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

Joffie

SENIOR PRODUCTION

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

Rob

PRODUCTION

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

Jake

POST-PRODUCTION

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

Elsa

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

Emma

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

Join

WORK WITH US

You'll find job vacancies on our blog, but we're always happy to hear from talented people looking for full-time positions. We're always open to working with new voiceover artists, locations and models too - just make contact and send us your reel.

...contact us

“The team at JonesMillbank are a very professional, creative and hard-working bunch. They're also a lot of fun, which makes working with them a real pleasure!”

Redmaids' High School


Meet Alderney

Account Manager

I'd love to hear from you. Just email me at alderney@jonesmillbank.com or pop in your details to the right. The coffees are on me!

I'd love to hear from you. Just email me or pop in your details below. The coffees are on me!




(+44) 117 3706 372 | hello@jonesmillbank.com | 4 Temple Studios, Bristol, BS1 6QA

(+44) 117 3706 372
hello@jonesmillbank.com
4 Temple Studios, Bristol, BS1 6QA