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The Brief

Produce a CSR film that explains Surestream's role in finding oil in Malawi and how their presence will affect the local population and the environment

Surestream

TV Doc Style 

We approached this project as you would a television documentary. 

It was important that we remained impartial and filmed like a fly on the wall film crew. This way we could document just how the project was unfolding as it happens.

We'd spend weeks at a time filming hours of footage and building a story structure, taking our narrative lead from interviews, meetings and observational filming.

Voice

Emulating a good documentary we needed a strong narrator to carry the audience through the film.

 

It also helps to have a recognisable voice too, something familiar for the audience to feel comfortable with. In this case we chose actor Adrian Lester, OBE

The Brief

Produce another CRS film that explains Surestream's role in finding oil in Burundi and how their presence will affect the local population and the environment

The Bigger Picture

Mostly filmed around the schools and fishing communities living on the great lake, we focused on the people of Burundi and how their lives would be impacted by Suretsream in Burundi. 

Kit

The camera kit had to be light and mobile. At a second's notice we'd jump out of the jeeps and film.

Kids

The kids were always happy and excited to see us and play up to the camera.

The People

The people of Burundi, one of the poorest countries on Earth, were some of the warmest our crew have ever met. Not a day went by without us being invited into people’s homes for a meal. It was a shoot none of us will ever forget

Locations

The many locations we visited were stunning, In fact it was hard not to film great looking footage and interesting action