Our Mission

Chocolate Films aims to be the UK’s leading moving image production company for directly commissioned content. We use this strength to support the wider community. Through Chocolate Films Workshops, we reach out to thousands of young people and vulnerable adults each year, empowering them to be creative through fun and accessible filmmaking experiences.

Our Values

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Development

We value the personal development of our team, the company and members of the wider community.

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Creativity

We will always find new creative solutions, in any role, at any stage of a project.

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Ambition

We are proudly ambitious, for our clients, the company and ourselves.

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Excellence

We aspire to excellence in everything we do.

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Communication

Outstanding communication is what we stand for, from our work as content producers to our internal processes.

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Responsibility

We are responsible filmmakers, editors and facilitators who feel ownership for anything we do.

Chocolate Films is a Carbon Neutral Company

At Chocolate Films, we’re committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business activities. 

We reduce travel as much as possible.

Chocolate Films has been operating a near-zero air travel policy for all video production since 2019 – only authorising flights if all other alternatives have been exahausted. When travelling to video shoots that do not necessitate a vehicle (ie for travel that does not require large amounts of video equipment), we favour public transport and train travel. For meetings, we promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing. We are working to fully transition to electric vehicles by 2025. 

We work with local video producers

We commission local videography teams for shoots that are outside easy reach of our London, Glasgow and Berlin bases. This helps to reduce CO2 and help support creative filmmaking in the community. We have developed relationships with video production companies with of a similar nature in more than 20 countries.

We are mindful of our energy and water consumption.

As standard practice we seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible. For our shoots, we have replaced all of our video lighting kits with LED lights to reduce energy use. In our offices, we have replaced all light bulbs with LEDs. Office lights and electrical equipment are switched off when not in us. Heating is adjusted with energy consumption in mind. The energy consumption and efficiency of new products is taken into account when purchasing.

We continue to monitor and reduce our environmental impact, but acknowledge that we still generate greenhouse gases in our day to day activities. To address this we subscribe to a carbon offsetting scheme, planting 80 trees per year in permanent new woodlands, addressing approximately 20tons of C02 per year, more than the total carbon generated by all of our business activities in our three sites.

Chocolate Films carbon commitment