It’s truly astonishing to realize that an entire year has flown by since we joyfully moved into Albion Street Studios in Halifax, West Yorkshire. As we reflect on this remarkable journey, our hearts are filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and awe for all that has unfolded.
From the moment we moved in, our studio has thrived as a bustling hub of creativity, inspiration, and collaboration for the video community. We’ve had the privilege of partnering with immensely talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, each bringing their distinct visions and aspirations into our creative space.
Yet, beyond the tangible accomplishments and the emergence of breathtaking works from our studio, we want to take a moment to express our deepest appreciation to everyone who has contributed to this incredible journey. Whether you’ve walked through our doors as a client, collaborator, or loyal supporter, we owe you an immeasurable debt of gratitude.
Your unwavering belief in our abilities, your willingness to collaborate with us, and your generous referrals have been the driving force behind our achievements. We remain humbled and forever thankful for the opportunities you have bestowed upon us, and we vow to persistently strive for excellence in our craft. As we continue forward, we eagerly anticipate expanding upon these foundations, exploring uncharted artistic horizons, and nurturing our studio as a sanctuary for all who seek creative fulfillment.
Once again, from the depths of our souls, we extend our most sincere thanks to each and every one of you. It is your unwavering faith in our journey that has made all of this possible, and we embrace the future with excitement, knowing that we will grow, learn, and create together in the times to come.
Rainbow Trout Films is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their highly anticipated documentary film, “To Halifax & Beyond: 150 Years of Rugby League.” This compelling feature-length film delves into the captivating world of rugby and explores the profound impact the sport has had on the vibrant community of Halifax in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Mellor, “To Halifax & Beyond” takes viewers on an unforgettable journey through the rich history, intense rivalries, and remarkable stories that define Halifax’s deep-rooted rugby culture. Situated in the picturesque region of West Yorkshire, Halifax boasts a long-standing tradition of rugby that has shaped the town’s identity and fostered an unwavering sense of camaraderie among its residents.
Through captivating interviews, breathtaking visuals, and a riveting narrative, the film offers an immersive and insightful experience into the heart and soul of this remarkable town. It showcases Halifax’s distinctive character and explores how rugby serves as a unifying force, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages, and walks of life.
Drawing inspiration from the incredible resilience and passion of Halifax’s rugby players, “To Halifax & Beyond” shines a light on the transformative power of sports and the unbreakable bonds it creates within communities. Viewers will witness the immense dedication and sacrifice that goes into pursuing the sport at both amateur and professional levels, and the film pays homage to the unwavering commitment of the athletes, coaches, and volunteers who have shaped Halifax’s rugby landscape.
The documentary also delves into the fascinating history of rugby in Halifax, tracing its origins and evolution over the years. From the early establishment of rugby clubs to memorable matches that have etched their mark in the town’s annals, “To Halifax & Beyond” provides a comprehensive account of Halifax’s enduring love affair with the sport.
“We are thrilled to share this remarkable story with the world,” said Linda Kitson, the producer of “To Halifax & Beyond.” “Through this documentary, we aim to celebrate the incredible achievements of its players and highlight the power of rugby as a catalyst for unity and inspiration. Filming will include interviews with players now based in Australia”
“To Halifax & Beyond: A Rugby Journey” is currently in pre-production, and Rainbow Trout Films has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to secure the necessary resources 2 for the production. Supporters have the opportunity to contribute to this remarkable project and gain exclusive rewards by visiting https://igg.me/at/Halifaxrugbydoc/x#/ For more information about the documentary and updates on its release, please visit the official website at www.rugbydocumentary.co.uk. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #ToHalifaxAndBeyond and #HalifaxRugby. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/halifax.rugbyFilm
Rainbow Trout Films Wins Two Awards for Community Films
We are thrilled to announce that Rainbow Trout Films has won two new awards for our community films!
The first award is for our event highlights film of the 2022 Calderdale Commercial Spirit Awards. The film captures the excitement and energy of the event, and we are honored that it has been recognized.
The second award is for our documentary film about the Elland Happiness Lab project. The film tells the story of how this community-led project is working to improve the lives of people in Elland. We are grateful to Samantha McCormick and her team for sharing their story with us, and we are proud to have helped to tell it.
Community is very important to us at Rainbow Trout Films. We believe that film can be a powerful tool for bringing people together and creating change. We are excited to continue working on projects that celebrate and support our communities.
What is Communitas?
Communitas Awards are an annual awards program that recognizes individuals, organizations, and companies that are making a positive impact on their communities. The awards are presented by the Association for Corporate Social Responsibility (AMCP), a non-profit organization that promotes responsible business practices.
The Communitas Awards are open to all organizations and individuals, regardless of size or location. There are a variety of categories, including community service, corporate social responsibility, and environmental sustainability. Winners are selected by a panel of judges who are experts in the field of social responsibility.
Rainbow Trout Films
In our films, we strive to capture the spirit of communitas. We want to show how people can come together to make a difference in their communities. We believe that film can be a powerful tool for building community and creating change, and we are committed to using our skills to make a positive impact on the world.
We are grateful to our team and our clients for their support. We look forward to continuing to work on projects that celebrate and support our communities.
Digital Enterprise in the Leeds City Region
I received some amazing news this month announcing that Rainbow Trout Films had been named in the Digital Enterprise Top 100 2022 campaign. The campaign celebrates one hundred of the most digitally transformational, resilient and innovative businesses in the Leeds City Region. The campaign, created by Nikki Clark OBE of UMi, aims to unearth the inspirational stories of digital success and celebrates those companies that use digital technologies in the most innovative and transformative ways.
It is amazing to be included on the list, for the third time, alongside some of the biggest names in business; Yorkshire Payments, SHOO social media, Candle Digital, Jorvik, Flat Stan First Aid and Everon. I have had the privilege of collaborating with a few of the companies listed this year, just recently Simon Ferris of Flat Stan First Aid , which i think embodies the spirit of the Digital Enterprise Top 100 campaign.
We were lucky enough to be in the top 100 back in 2020 and are delighted to be back for 2022. Especially after the 2 tough years we’ve all had with the pandemic.
I recently co-founded Albion Street Studios, Halifax, alongside Danny Thompson Photography, who has also been listed in the Digital Enterprise Top 100 for this year, which is an incredible starting point for our new venture.
It is rewarding to receive the recognition for the hard work that goes into building and running a business and being named will hopefully help further digital transformation, not only for my business but for my clients too so we can keep current with the developing digital trends.
Here is the link to all the Digital Businesses featured this year: https://bit.ly/3FmCNk6 #DE100