The Cothill Trust
Trust overview
Filming at Château de Sauveterre

celiafilms have spent the last year capturing the spirit and energy of Ashdown House, Cothill House, Chandlings, Kitebrook, Mowden Hall School & Sauveterre as part of the larger Cothill Trust project. Our team have spent 3 days with each school, filming everything from Pottery classes, sport's days, pancake races & boarding, to school play productions.

As The Cothill Trust say on their website, their "family of seven schools is unique". celiafilms took this on board whilst creating content for each school. We aimed to portray the similarities these schools have: their warmth, friendliness and freedom, whilst also displaying the integral differences they all have too.

'Wake & Shake' at Kitebrook, where all the pupils dance in the morning once a term.

We worked with each marketing manager at the different schools to be fully aligned with their values and aims for the videos. This was particularly important when we chose the music for each video.

These videos sit on the school's websites, however the marketing managers also wanted shorted content to use as paid ads on social media, and to post on instagram and facebook. Due to the length restrictions on these platforms, for each school we also edited the footage in a more succinct 1 minute overview of the school.

Hewie and Will droning at Ashdown and Cothill House.

Capturing each school from the sky by drone was very important for us and the Trust from the start. Aerial videography is a brilliant addition to any video, but is especially good tool for school videos when it comes to showing off the fantastic facilities and space on offer for the pupils.

"We are delighted with the Trust Office film. It is very well put together and projects the excitement and optimism we feel about the activities at all of the Trust's schools. It has given us all a lift and we have been receiving very positive feedback about the film from a wide variety of stakeholders. Thank you for all of your hard work on this project." Tom Beardmore-Gray, Chief Executive of Cothill Trust

"We are absolutely thrilled with the results. You so quickly grasped the mood of our school and what we were keen to portray in the film, you have captured the children in some magical moments and these are beautifully put together in the final edit. We are so proud to be able to show it off and cannot wait for our new website to go live in the coming days with your film as centre stage as you arrive on our home page." Nici Bailey, Headmaster's Wife at Mowden Hall School

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