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30th April 2021

Rainbow Trout Films Wins 2021 Communitas Award

Local Video Production Company Wins International Community Award.

Rainbow Trout Films worked on 2 projects for the local community of Ripponden and the surrounding areas at the end of 2020.  These projects were the Christmas Tractor Parade and St Bartholomew’s first virtual Christingle service.

“I’m thrilled to have been involved with both these projects, especially as we have all gone through an incredibly tough year. Both events allowed our community to share in something, even if its virtual.” said creative director James Mellor. “It was a collective effort by all those involved to bring these films to life. Without the community’s efforts these films could not have been made. It’s amazing to see Ripponden on the International map”

“The inspired film that James Mellor produced for Ripponden Parish Council’s Christmas Tractor parade brought the event to an even wider audience and was especially poignant during lockdown when many festive activities had to be cancelled,” said Jane Moran, Vice-Chairman of the Council.  “We are delighted James has received recognition for his filming and production of this event which delighted and brought some much-needed Christmas cheer to the whole community”. 

“It’s great that we were able to get so many tractors together for the parade, the result looked amazing” said David Hellowell, who co-ordinated the tractor parade.

“In the midst of this last year’s Covid fears and restrictions, it was a terrific idea of Rachel Taylor and friends to host a virtual Christingle, to raise funds for the work of the Children’s Society, and to keep our communities in touch with the Christmas faith and celebrations.

James Mellor was great to work with, as we filmed in a cold and darkened church,

so that my links and encouraging words could connect the carols and narratives that were filmed in the schools, and create an atmosphere of hope and expectation:

the Light in the darkness.

I look forward to working with James and Rachel again on future Church and community ventures.” Said Reverend Stephen Southgate of St Bartholomew’s.

The Communitas Awards is an international outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). Founded in 1995, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of its members who contribute their unique marketing and communication talents to public service and charitable organizations.

Rainbow Trout Films has been around for nearly 11 years and moved into new premises in Halifax at Albion Street Studios, with its brand The Northern Video Company.  We are looking forward to grow as this pandemic lifts, so we can continue to support community projects in the coming years.

Thank you to the schools, community groups and local businesses in the making these event films.

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Albion Street Studios
4 Albion Street
Second Floor
Halifax, West Yorkshire
United Kingdom


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Production Update

As this challenging period hopefully is coming to an end, we are here to help our clients with their video requirements.

We can Film on Location and in our studio, remote edit, create graphic based infomation animations, re-purpose footage we have in our library to create new content.

Our Studio is now open to bookings and offer both Video & Photography at Albion Street Studios in Halifax.

We can reformat videos for the various social media channels, adding graphics, logos and subtitles.

You can also send us footage that you require to be editing into social media ready videos.

Remember Stay Safe, follow the Guidance and if you have any questions regarding video, filming yourself, please get in touch.  We are here to support you in what ways we can. Both myself and Danny are now fully vaccinated (2 doses).


Call: 0330 088 1725

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