Investment, production, marketing,
PR and brand partnership in film.
Everyone loves stories.
We love Tall Stories. The Taller the better.
Not that we have anything against Short Stories, you understand. It’s just that Tall Stories have more going for them. It’s what gives them their Altitude. And their Attitude. And that’s what we want.
We spend our days on the lookout for Tall Stories. But of a very specific kind. The Tall Stories we turn into film must be REAL. Genuine, bona fide, real life, stranger than fiction, I cannot believe that really happened why didn’t I know about this earlier? bobby-dazzlers. They’re the stories we wish to tell. They’re the films we like to make.
And we’ve started as we mean to go on..
Trevor Beattie is one of the most successful and talked-about Creative Directors in UK Advertising. His early campaigns for Wonderbra (Hello Boys) and French Connection UK (FCUK) caused scandal, controversy, media attention and large sales hikes in equal measure. His masterminding of the marketing for New Labour helped Tony Blair towards 3 consecutive General Election wins. His ad agency BMB was made Marketing Agency of the Year in 2007.
Having hired Duncan Jones to work at BMB, Beattie made a radical career shift towards film making, collaborating with Jones on the BAFTA winning sci-fi cult classic MOON. He also Exec Produced the follow-up, MUTE.
Leaving Adland behind, he set up TREVOR BEATTIE FILMS with ex-Adland colleague, Jeremy Chatterton. Beattie worked on the production and marketing of David Fairhead’s feature doc SPITFIRE in 2018. He also teamed up with Jacqui and David Morris on the acclaimed NUREYEV and 2016 Grierson-winning ATTACKING THE DEVIL.
Beattie’s advertising background means that TBFilms work uniquely through all aspects of the film making process, from investment through production and potential brand involvement, to the marketing and PR of movies.
Most recently, he has brought all of these craft skills to bear on the Mad As Birds production of Eddie Izzard’s wartime thriller SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT.
Jeremy is a 25-year veteran of the advertising, sports and entertainment industry.
He established his career representing Lennox Lewis and brokering his first million-dollar partnership deal with FCUK. He established Boardmasters festival in Cornwall before joining Trevor Beattie at BMB where he set up and ran the sports and entertainment business for the agency.
He has been responsible for structuring numerous sponsorship and broadcast deals in Live Music, Boxing, Athletics, International Cricket, The London Marathon, Action Sports as well as producing ground breaking Ad Funded TV Series.
Most recently he collaborated on two feature documentaries with Trevor; Exec Producing on the 2016 Grierson-winning ‘ATTACKING THE DEVIL’ as well as the Universal Pictures acquired feature documentary NUREYEV.
In 2018 he partnered adidas with MAKE US DREAM, the Steven Gerrard feature documentary acquired by Prime Video.
The story of SPITFIRE. A machine with a soul. A weapon of war which won the Battle of Britain and the hearts of a nation. The most famous plane that ever flew.
Anthony Palmer, David Fairhead
Steve Milne, Gareth Dodds
Trevor Beattie, Keith Haviland, Christian Eisenbeiss
FILM TRAILERS, POSTER AND MARKETING CAMPAIGN:
Trevor Beattie, Matt Wardle @KingHenry, Dan Forde @Pier Studio
The story of NUREYEV. A man born into abject poverty in the 5th Class carriage of the Trans-Siberian Express, yet who rose to become the world’s greatest dancer and a global, sexual and cultural icon.
Jacqui Morris, David Morris
Jacqui Morris, Trevor Beattie
Trevor Beattie, Jacqui Morris, Jeremy Chatterton, Angus Neill, Aaron Lau, Bil Bungay, Victoria Steventon
FILM TRAILERS, POSTER, MARKETING, PR CAMPAIGN
Trevor Beattie, Matt Wardle, Dan Forde, Jeremy Chatterton
FILM TITLE DESIGN
MARKETING & PROMOTION
Trevor Beattie & Jeremy Chatterton
The tragic, triumphant story of the Thalidomide Scandal. The miraculous battle fought by Sir Harold Evans to uncover the truth by ATTACKING THE DEVIL. Before the internet, before social media. When victims had something even more extraordinary to fight their corner: investigative journalism.
Jacqui Morris, David Morris
Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss,
Rankin, Trevor Beattie, Jeremy Chatterton
FILM TRAILER, POSTER, MARKETING AND PR CAMPAIGN
Trevor Beattie, Matt Wardle, Dan Forde, Jeremy Chatterton, Mark Borkowski.
The story of MOON. Where the future science realities of cloning and the mining of natural resources on other worlds collides with the all too human realities of isolation, loneliness and longing.
Stuart Fenegan, Trudie Styler
Michael Henry, Bill Zysblat,
Trevor Beattie, Bil Bungay
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY