Who do we produce documentaries for?
Tell the story of your work and build engagement. Communicate ideas, share ideas and reveal the process of an artist, a conservation project or a stage production.
Factual story-telling can communicate the need and impact of your work. Compelling documentaries can help with awareness, advocacy and fund-raising.
What is the story behind your business? How does your business solve a problem, and who the people who make it happen ? Let documentary content tell your story.
SHORT FORM DOCUMENTARIES AND CASE STUDIES
Short documentaries are great ways to communicate case studies, character portraits or important moments. A powerful, three minute film can move and inspire. It can open the audience’s eyes to a human interest story, relate the mission of your charity campaign, or uncover the history of an artwork. Chocolate Films is one of the most successful short documentary production companies in the UK. Our documentary short film projects have been watched by over 250,000 people in cinemas since 2015, have had viral success online and can be seen as part of displays in museums across the country.
LONG-FORM DOCUMENTARY AND LONG-TERM PRODUCTION
Our long-form documentaries have told the stories of football teams, lorry drivers, hair salons, new teachers and youth workers dealing with street violence. For each of these projects we have spent many months, and often years, capturing their lives and stories. We are currently half-way through a ten year documentary about a major construction project. Our company structure, with a full-time crew of dedicated filmmakers, is ideal for long-term documentary projects where we drop in and out of a story. Long-form documentaries produced by Chocolate Films have been screened at festivals and been released in cinemas.
A FLEXIBLE TEAM WITH INTERNATIONAL REACH
Chocolate Films produces great looking documentary content in every continent – filming doctors in Japan, David Hockney by his pool in Los Angeles and a karate school in Syria. Our commitment to being net zero video production company means that we balance the need for content production. We produce and direct documentary content with our international partners, with satellite offices within the EU and US and a network of partner production companies across the world. Working this way reduces our carbon footprint and our client’s costs while maintaining quality.
How Can We Help?
What do our clients say about us?
A NEW CENTRAL LONDON VIDEO STUDIO – COMING LATE 2022
Chocolate Films is opening a new purpose-built studio in 9 Elms, near Battersea Power Station and the US Embassy. This exciting new 77m2 space will be ideal for most charity, corporate, and documentary shoots. It’s 80m2, with soundproofing, great lighting and a comfortable dressing room. It will be available to use for shoots from Monday to Friday with both wet and dry hire available. Then at the weekends it will be open to the next generation of filmmakers, with workshops, clubs and experiences.
CHOCOLATE FILMS IS A CARBON NEUTRAL PRODUCTION COMPANY
At Chocolate Films we work hard to be a sustainable supplier. Over recent years we have reduced our carbon footprint by bringing in policies about travel, waste and power. And we offset the carbon that we’re not currently able to reduce, by contributing to planting trees in a sustainable forestry scheme. We also offer discounts on video production to organisations that are actively promoting sustainability.