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Mini Productions is a multi award-winning London based production company specialising in film, television & theatre.

Mini Productions is a multi award-winning London based production company currently developing a slate of feature films and TV.  It was founded in 2012 by April Kelley with a mission to nurture creative talent and bring stories to life on screen.  In 2014 Sara Huxley joined the company and together they expanded into production for theatre. With a wealth of contacts at their fingertips and a focus on the power of storytelling, the company has gone from strength to strength. Their films have been programmed and won awards at worldwide festivals, including Show Me Shorts, Underwire, St. Louis International Film Festival, Aesthetica, Cambridge, Iris Prize, BFI Flare, LSFF and Raindance. In the past year they have also expanded into branded and viral films. Their online content has already amassed over 40 million views worldwide. 

Their debut feature film, directed by Jennifer Sheridan, Rose: A Love Story premiered at BFI London Film Festival. It follows the story of a young couple living alone in the woods, battling with a life-altering illness, that manifests itself in a violent and terrifying way. It is written by and stars Matt Stokoe (Jamestown), plus co-stars Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) and Olive Gray (Sex Education); with cinematography by Illuminatrix DOP Martyna Knitter. The film is being represented and sold by Great Point Media and is a co-production with The Development Partnership and Bone Garden Films. 

Whilst developing their slate of features and TV, April and Sara have produced all genres of short films to refine their tastes and work with a whole array of talent. They explored horror by producing shorts such as: ‘The Prey’ directed by James Webber, starring Sam Gittins (Await Further Instructions, Mr Selfridge) and James Alexandrou (Eastenders) distributed by Crypt TV; ‘The Chop’, directed by Jennifer Sheridan (Susan Wokoma’s Love The Sinner, Rose, The Snow Spider); and most recently ‘Ouzo & Blackcurrant’, directed by Nat Luurtsema (War Paint) and starring Cherrelle Skeete (Hanna, Silent Witness)

They took on the challenge of producing drama, with BIFA and BAFTA longlisted short film ‘Edith’, the directorial debut for actor Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction, Stonemouth) and starring BAFTA winner Peter Mullan (Trainspotting, Mum, Ozark) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones); plus period drama WWI short ‘Hymn of Hate’ which starred Russell Tovey (Him & Her, The Pass), Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) and Andrew Hyatt (My Cousin Rachel), it was the directorial debut for actor Matt Kennard (WPC 56)

Their short film comedies: ‘Tea for Two’ directed by Mark Brennan starring Amanda Barrie (Carry On Cleo, Coronation Street) and John Challis (Only Fools and Horse); and ‘Annie Waits’, directed by Marnie Paxton (War & Peace) starring Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal, Rebellion) Sam Gittins, Sam Swainsbury (Mum, Atlantis, Thor), April Kelley (Upstart Crow, Treacle) both went on to win awards worldwide. ‘Annie Waits also went on to win Deadline Women and Hollywood’s First Time Female Filmmaker Award and was nominated for the Under 25 award for Producing at Underwire Film Festival. 

Finally their LGBT short ‘Queen’s Mile’ directed by Martin Delaney (Zero Dark Thirty, Amar, Akbar & Tony) was nominated for the Iris Prize. Plus ‘Not the Devil’ written and directed by Siobhan Schwartzberg, which premiered at BFI Flare in 2017, as did their UK / US co-production short film, ‘Treacle’, in 2019. Shot in LA, directed by award-winning director Rosie Westoff (Crush, Our Sister), written by and starring Mini’s very own April Kelley, who is one of 2019’s BFI Network & BAFTA @ Flare Mentees with mentor Cecelia Frugiuele.

 

In addition to Mini Productions, April and Sara run another strand of the business called Minidipity.

Over the past few years they have become specialists in viral and online content. If you are a brand looking for a creative advertising solution, or a producer needing digital marketing, production support, event coverage or video content, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at: info@miniproductions.co.uk

View our brochure here

Minidipity is a strand of Mini Productions that was formed after the team were repeatedly approached by producers who felt the burden of having to source online marketing and social media management, yet knew how vital it was in selling their film or show. After being brought on to assist various projects, and realising they had a natural flare for this work, they officially launched Minidipity in 2015 and now have a whole portfolio of branded, corporate and social content.

The Minis pride themselves in bringing creativity into corporate and branded work, producing content with a narrative and cinematic feel. Think of them as your ‘Mini Producers’ – there to help in all aspects of marketing and digital production including: graphics, photography, videography, social media management, production management, press launches and event coverage. As well as this, they often freelance as line producers, production managers, coordinators, location assistants and unit managers on commercials, TV and feature films.

In 2018 they produced a worldwide campaign of online video and picture assets for well-known natural pet food brand Billy + Margot which is under the umbrella of food giant Real Pet Food. Founded by Marie-Helene Jones who won a pitch on Dragon’s Den in 2012, she partnered with Deborah Meaden and the brand skyrocketed. Billy + Margot now stock to UK, Australia, USA and are about to launch in China. Mini Productions created a main brand video for Billy + Margot showing the history of the product, Marie’s journey and her inspiration. They also produced cut downs for all social media platforms; video website banners; multiple product videos for different territories; plus a package of stills from the film and product shots of the full Billy + Margot range.

In 2016 they partnered with Jungle Creations to produce two online viral videos. Showcasing high-end production, tailored specifically for social media platforms. Jungle Creations boast a following of over 23 million on Facebook and receive over 1 billion views per month on their channels. The two virals received over 37 million views and led to The Minis developing as experts in this type of production as their viral credits grew and grew.

A viral they produced for the alcoholic sweet brand Smith & Sinclair, received over 1.7 million views in the first week and made over £7,000 for the International Planning Parenthood Federation by selling Donald Trump shaped lollies as a protest to Donald Trump and the US withdrawing funding to the family planning charity. This also led to the company getting a huge amount of PR around the lolly production.

They’ve provided production support to companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Academy Films, Green Cave People, Studio Soho & AZ Films. During this work they have helped produce online videos for brands such as ASDA; music videos for bands such as The Amazons and Fangclub; commercials for Pepe Jeans; corporate content for Dentsu; pitch social portfolios for Lucky Generals & New Look, plus they have assisted in social media management for BFI, LFF and Imperial College. Last year Sara line-produced an online Discovery series for Studio 71, plus a TV show called ‘The Snow Spider’ for Leopard Pictures which will air on BBC Wales and CBBC in late February 2020.

Previous Minidipity work also includes: company brand videos for Vogue UK, the leading suppliers of bathroom accessories and heated towel rails in the the UK and ongoing brand / product videos for Matki, the UKs leading shower enclosure company. They also produced a brand video for prestigious technology company Gira, and online content for the Moneybox App and DoubleClick by Google. A music video and BTS for emerging talent Mimsi, featuring well-known rappers Twissman and Starboi, to support her newly released song “24 (I’m Yours)” which hit number 12 in the urban music week chart during October 2016.  Social media for Scoop Films’ The Beat Beneath My Feet starring Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine and Lisa Dillon; Short Film Distribution for Queen’s Mile by Martin Delaney (Zero Dark Thirty, Now You See Me 2, Amar, Akbar & Tony) starring Emerald O’Hanrahan (The Archers) and Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones, Genesis); Social media management for Late Shift by Tobias Weber (Late Shift was the first feature-length production in the interactive movie format CtrlMovie); BTS interviews and a ‘How To’ recipe video for baker to the Royals, Fiona Cairns.

Mini Productions also implements all Minidipity work into its own projects for all behind-the-scenes and social media coverage.

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More about Minidipity

Mini Productions is a multi award-winning London based production company specialising in film, television & theatre.

Mini Productions is a multi award-winning London based production company currently developing a slate of feature films and TV.  It was founded in 2012 by April Kelley with a mission to nurture creative talent and bring stories to life on screen.  In 2014 Sara Huxley joined the company and together they expanded into production for theatre. With a wealth of contacts at their fingertips and a focus on the power of storytelling, the company has gone from strength to strength. Their films have been programmed and won awards at worldwide festivals, including Show Me Shorts, Underwire, St. Louis International Film Festival, Aesthetica, Cambridge, Iris Prize, BFI Flare, LSFF and Raindance. In the past year they have also expanded into branded and viral films. Their online content has already amassed over 40 million views worldwide. 

Their debut feature film, directed by Jennifer Sheridan, Rose: A Love Story premiered at BFI London Film Festival. It follows the story of a young couple living alone in the woods, battling with a life-altering illness, that manifests itself in a violent and terrifying way. It is written by and stars Matt Stokoe (Jamestown), plus co-stars Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) and Olive Gray (Sex Education); with cinematography by Illuminatrix DOP Martyna Knitter. The film is being represented and sold by Great Point Media and is a co-production with The Development Partnership and Bone Garden Films. 

Whilst developing their slate of features and TV, April and Sara have produced all genres of short films to refine their tastes and work with a whole array of talent. They explored horror by producing shorts such as: ‘The Prey’ directed by James Webber, starring Sam Gittins (Await Further Instructions, Mr Selfridge) and James Alexandrou (Eastenders) distributed by Crypt TV; ‘The Chop’, directed by Jennifer Sheridan (Susan Wokoma’s Love The Sinner, Rose, The Snow Spider); and most recently ‘Ouzo & Blackcurrant’, directed by Nat Luurtsema (War Paint) and starring Cherrelle Skeete (Hanna, Silent Witness)

They took on the challenge of producing drama, with BIFA and BAFTA longlisted short film ‘Edith’, the directorial debut for actor Christian Cooke (Cemetery Junction, Stonemouth) and starring BAFTA winner Peter Mullan (Trainspotting, Mum, Ozark) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones); plus period drama WWI short ‘Hymn of Hate’ which starred Russell Tovey (Him & Her, The Pass), Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) and Andrew Hyatt (My Cousin Rachel), it was the directorial debut for actor Matt Kennard (WPC 56)

Their short film comedies: ‘Tea for Two’ directed by Mark Brennan starring Amanda Barrie (Carry On Cleo, Coronation Street) and John Challis (Only Fools and Horse); and ‘Annie Waits’, directed by Marnie Paxton (War & Peace) starring Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal, Rebellion) Sam Gittins, Sam Swainsbury (Mum, Atlantis, Thor), April Kelley (Upstart Crow, Treacle) both went on to win awards worldwide. ‘Annie Waits also went on to win Deadline Women and Hollywood’s First Time Female Filmmaker Award and was nominated for the Under 25 award for Producing at Underwire Film Festival. 

Finally their LGBT short ‘Queen’s Mile’ directed by Martin Delaney (Zero Dark Thirty, Amar, Akbar & Tony) was nominated for the Iris Prize. Plus ‘Not the Devil’ written and directed by Siobhan Schwartzberg, which premiered at BFI Flare in 2017, as did their UK / US co-production short film, ‘Treacle’, in 2019. Shot in LA, directed by award-winning director Rosie Westoff (Crush, Our Sister), written by and starring Mini’s very own April Kelley, who is one of 2019’s BFI Network & BAFTA @ Flare Mentees with mentor Cecelia Frugiuele.

 

In addition to Mini Productions, April and Sara run another strand of the business called Minidipity.

Over the past few years they have become specialists in viral and online content. If you are a brand looking for a creative advertising solution, or a producer needing digital marketing, production support, event coverage or video content, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at: info@miniproductions.co.uk

View our brochure here

Minidipity is a strand of Mini Productions that was formed after the team were repeatedly approached by producers who felt the burden of having to source online marketing and social media management, yet knew how vital it was in selling their film or show. After being brought on to assist various projects, and realising they had a natural flare for this work, they officially launched Minidipity in 2015 and now have a whole portfolio of branded, corporate and social content.

The Minis pride themselves in bringing creativity into corporate and branded work, producing content with a narrative and cinematic feel. Think of them as your ‘Mini Producers’ – there to help in all aspects of marketing and digital production including: graphics, photography, videography, social media management, production management, press launches and event coverage. As well as this, they often freelance as line producers, production managers, coordinators, location assistants and unit managers on commercials, TV and feature films.

In 2018 they produced a worldwide campaign of online video and picture assets for well-known natural pet food brand Billy + Margot which is under the umbrella of food giant Real Pet Food. Founded by Marie-Helene Jones who won a pitch on Dragon’s Den in 2012, she partnered with Deborah Meaden and the brand skyrocketed. Billy + Margot now stock to UK, Australia, USA and are about to launch in China. Mini Productions created a main brand video for Billy + Margot showing the history of the product, Marie’s journey and her inspiration. They also produced cut downs for all social media platforms; video website banners; multiple product videos for different territories; plus a package of stills from the film and product shots of the full Billy + Margot range.

In 2016 they partnered with Jungle Creations to produce two online viral videos. Showcasing high-end production, tailored specifically for social media platforms. Jungle Creations boast a following of over 23 million on Facebook and receive over 1 billion views per month on their channels. The two virals received over 37 million views and led to The Minis developing as experts in this type of production as their viral credits grew and grew.

A viral they produced for the alcoholic sweet brand Smith & Sinclair, received over 1.7 million views in the first week and made over £7,000 for the International Planning Parenthood Federation by selling Donald Trump shaped lollies as a protest to Donald Trump and the US withdrawing funding to the family planning charity. This also led to the company getting a huge amount of PR around the lolly production.

They’ve provided production support to companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Academy Films, Green Cave People, Studio Soho & AZ Films. During this work they have helped produce online videos for brands such as ASDA; music videos for bands such as The Amazons and Fangclub; commercials for Pepe Jeans; corporate content for Dentsu; pitch social portfolios for Lucky Generals & New Look, plus they have assisted in social media management for BFI, LFF and Imperial College. Last year Sara line-produced an online Discovery series for Studio 71, plus a TV show called ‘The Snow Spider’ for Leopard Pictures which will air on BBC Wales and CBBC in late February 2020.

Previous Minidipity work also includes: company brand videos for Vogue UK, the leading suppliers of bathroom accessories and heated towel rails in the the UK and ongoing brand / product videos for Matki, the UKs leading shower enclosure company. They also produced a brand video for prestigious technology company Gira, and online content for the Moneybox App and DoubleClick by Google. A music video and BTS for emerging talent Mimsi, featuring well-known rappers Twissman and Starboi, to support her newly released song “24 (I’m Yours)” which hit number 12 in the urban music week chart during October 2016.  Social media for Scoop Films’ The Beat Beneath My Feet starring Luke Perry, Nicholas Galitzine and Lisa Dillon; Short Film Distribution for Queen’s Mile by Martin Delaney (Zero Dark Thirty, Now You See Me 2, Amar, Akbar & Tony) starring Emerald O’Hanrahan (The Archers) and Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones, Genesis); Social media management for Late Shift by Tobias Weber (Late Shift was the first feature-length production in the interactive movie format CtrlMovie); BTS interviews and a ‘How To’ recipe video for baker to the Royals, Fiona Cairns.

Mini Productions also implements all Minidipity work into its own projects for all behind-the-scenes and social media coverage.

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Ouzo and Blackcurrant: Norwich Film Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Ouzo and Blackcurrant is a part of the wonderful Norwich Film Festival this year! The Norwich Film Festival is a BAFTA Qualifying Short Film Festival as well as a BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) Qualifying Short Film Festival and was chosen by The Metro as one of “the top UK film festivals you need to […]

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