Driving Awareness – International Women’s Day | Scania

Chocolate Films were commissioned to make a short film to highlight the contributions of women to various areas of their business.

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Scania’s Vision

Scania wanted to celebrate the women in their organisation for International Women’s Day 2023 and worked with Chocolate Films to create a corporate film that would celebrate and inspire the women of Scania.

We decided the film should span across Scania’s operations all over the UK, and at all levels of their company.

There was a tight deadline for this project, and two shoots had to be organised in Scotland and England, with the dramatic, high-key style agreed upon beforehand.

The mechanics of pre-production

The concept was to focus on the hopes and dreams of different Scania females at different stages of their lives.

The decision was made to feature women who work at Scania, but move to more of a dramatic, voiceover-led approach. This would mean shooting cinematic shots using a gimbal and recording voiceover from the contributors separately. B-roll would also be captured of them at work.

From our previous work with Scania, we knew the look and feel they prefer for video content, as well as their brand guidelines, and were prepared to shoot with both web delivery and social formats in mind.

Shooting Scania

Shooting was scheduled over 2 days in Scotland and England – the organisational and ecological benefit of having two teams of dedicated filmmakers based at either end of the country becomes clear in situations like this.

Our contributors were fantastic, rising to the challenge of their voiceover and shooting sessions, and giving us some great material to work with.

We were able to capture Erin, a lorry mechanic at work, which was fascinating, and we were even able to learn something about lorry engines. Both shoots went well, with the two teams coordinating to unify the look and feel of the film between the five contributors and two locations. 

Post-production was straightforward as the film was scripted carefully, and social media-friendly formatted versions were also provided to Scania.

Scania and corporate films

We have years of experience producing corporate films, and we take pride in our holistic, imaginative approach to production on these projects.
We have previously produced a number of films for Scania, including a series of their long-form web series Scania Family

We established a format with series 1 of Scania Family that Scania took forward to many other areas of the UK- Scania Family is now in its 4th series.

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The producers at Chocolate Films are available to talk through your project at a time that suits you. They’ll make sure they really understand your organisation and what you’re looking to achieve with video content. Following the discussion, they will send over a detailed proposal for the work you’re looking to commission.

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Alice KirklandAlice Kirkland
14:01 21 Dec 23
I had the pleasure of working with Chocolate Films for a corporate video campaign. From the offset, the team were professional, engaging, and quick to communicate. Rachel and Lucia worked with our vision and helped turn it into a reality, offering suggestions and expertise to help bring the story to life to a highly creative and timely manner.The video created a real buzz within the organisation and the feedback received has been fantastic. I would highly recommend Chocolate and look forward to working with them again in the future.
Stephen WheatleyStephen Wheatley
16:50 03 Nov 23
Make Listening Safe Campaign UK is an initiative of The World Health Organisation aimed at increasing the awareness of avoidable risks to hearing in those between 10 and 40 years of age, launched at an in person event in London on 1st November 2023.We needed the launch to be filmed and were lucky enough to be introduced to Chocolate Films who provided the crew and the equipment required.Our events team have informed me that the crew were a delight to work with and were very helpful.We were very impressed with the quality of the footage and were very surprised when we received it so quickly after the event, so we could edit it and get it out on to social media in a timely fashion.We have no hesitation in recommending Chocolate Films.Thank you for making the filming such a pain free experience.Stephen Wheatley | Chair – MLSC UK |
Stella HungerStella Hunger
18:15 01 Nov 23
I was lucky enough to work with Nikita and Chocolate Films on a photo shoot. They were extremely professional, accommodating, organized and generally lovely. We definitely plan on working with them in the future! Thank you for everything, Nikita!
Vanessa RushtonVanessa Rushton
12:59 25 Oct 23
Great provider – always happy to help and deliver what’s needed quickly and cost effectively
Laura CliffLaura Cliff
09:49 12 Oct 23
I worked with Chocolate films to produce a voice over for a film translated into Welsh. Nikki and Lucia were professional, friendly and understood the brief. They ensured all deadlines were met and the work was produced to a really high quality.
Rachael CresswellRachael Cresswell
09:03 05 Oct 23
A friendly group of professional, talented film-makers who created some brilliant videos for us. Anna and Han were a pleasure to work with and were available to discuss the project whenever we needed it. The entire process was slick and efficient from start to finish – I would definitely recommend Chocolate Films for any film project.
Nick HarmerNick Harmer
14:26 21 Jun 23
A very professional team with flexibility and great understanding of the craft. The pre-production was straight forward but the dedication from the team on the day to capture lots of high quality footage of the event was admirable.The final outcomes were well edited and the revisions process was painless and fast. I highly recommend Chocolate Films for event and interview videography.
joe plimmerjoe plimmer
11:21 25 Apr 23
A pleasure to collaborate with such a wonderful company that nurtures talent the right way
Anoushka FreemanAnoushka Freeman
17:27 13 Jan 23
We couldn’t recommend Chocolate Films highly enough! The team had a thorough attention to detail, communicated each phase of the production clearly, and were extremely friendly and patient with time delays gathering necessary media items on our side.
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17:27 13 Jan 23
We couldn’t recommend Chocolate Films highly enough! The team had a thorough attention to detail, communicated each phase of the production clearly, and were extremely friendly and patient with time delays gathering necessary media items on our side.
Emma HalesEmma Hales
16:57 11 Jan 23
Worked with this fantastic company On a vaccine hesitancy video. The company were professional from start to finish, very understanding and patient with the young people involved in making the video and truly brought their ideas to life! Highly recommended!
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13:27 29 Dec 22
It was a pleasure for Museum of London to work on one of our most exciting wrap up films of the year with Chocolate Films. Anna, Phil and the whole team were helpful, accommodating and flexible through a tricky brief and shoot. Definitely recommend! Jaanuja
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