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					Tom, Andrew, Damian & Graham                                Film & Video Production
                                                         Totem Films Ltd are a film, television and video production company. Currently we
                                                         have four full-time staff with a range of part-time and freelance staff. We attract
                                                         business by quite simply offering a higher quality, faster service to our clients at a
                                                         better price than our competitors.

                                                         The four of us who grouped together to form Totem Films have all enjoyed and
                                                         benefited from being on the student placement for entrepreneurs in education
                                                         programme. The scheme gave us the ability to immediately move into an office and
                                                         purchase the equipment that we needed to get started. We were able to pursue
                                                         contracts and start gaining clients from day one. The office and funding provided by
                                                         SPEED helped us to establish a professional base in which to focus our business
                                                         activity, as well as giving us a professional environment in which to work.

                                                         The training and mentoring has been very important to us as a business. All aspects
                                                         of running a company were covered, from marketing and accounting to sales and
  Activities                                             entrepreneurship. We have learned that we have many of the skills required to run
 Since setting up Totem Films we have managed            and grow a successful company. Being dedicated, hard working and creative are
 to achieve the following;                               essential qualities needed to set-up and run a company.

  Established ourselves as one of the leading           The main piece of advice that we could offer to people looking at the SPEED
 corporate video providers in the UK.                    scheme is that the programme will not help you or your business if you are not
                                                         willing to put in the hours, work hard and make sacrifices.
  Secured high value contracts with some highly
 respected and industry leading clients.                Customers Comments:
                                                         "Wow! this looks fantastic. Thank you so much for all of your hard work - this will be
  Produced video work for a huge variety of             a wonderful marketing tool."
 clients, ranging from baby products to nuclear          Christine Scippo - BPA
 submarines.

  Our work has been broadcast over one
                                                         “We're getting some really good feedback from Directors and other clients about the
 thousand times on a variety of UK television            DVD. Early indications are that the film is going to prove an even more powerful
 channels.                                               marketing tool than anticipated. Well done and thanks again.”
                                                         Martin Dare - Rural Projects
  Provided both training and paid work for a
 number of students from local universities.             “Totem films are an energetic and successful company involved in
                                                         the SPEED student enterprise scheme. They have proven reliable, imaginative and
  Producing two short films for screening at            produced some excellent programming for me”.
 festivals.                                              Peter Hughes - Head of Film Production at Staffordshire University
  Filmed in all of the UK’s leading event venues.
                                                         "Thank you for this, the film is great, well done to you chaps!"
                                                         Raf Kotowicz - Jane's Information Group

Future
Totem Films aim to continue to increase the corporate production
side of the business within the next 24 months. The already
successful television and film production departments will be moved
to London to enable the company to grow and to be closer to our
larger clients. We aim to move the corporate production crew into a
larger office, remaining in the West Midlands area.


SPEED Fellows:                     Programme Details:
Tom Mumford
Andrew Foster                      W: www.staffs.com/enterprise
Damian Livesey
Graham Bennett                     E: speedandefs@staffs.ac.uk

W: totemfilms.com                  Tel: 01785 353809
E: production@totemfilms.com
Tel: 020 3355 9528

				
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