Behind The Scenes With Turps Film

Issue 80

This month we caught up with Turps Film Managing Director, Luke Holland, to talk all things film!

How long have you worked in Video Production?

I started my career in video whilst studying for a degree in TV & Radio Production. I took on freelance work as a camera operator and a junior producer, and soon discovered my unhealthy obsession with the industry.

What appealed to you about the industry?

It’s the people I love (as cheesy as it sounds). Video production takes you all over the world meeting people from all walks of life. It’s my job to capture the essence of these people and tell their stories in a compelling way that audiences connect with.

Why did you start Turps Film/setup your own video production agency?

I was inspired by a lot of great agencies established within the North East. In my early career I spent the majority of my time freelancing and was impressed by the quality of video production companies within the region. I wanted to contribute to the scene and put my own stamp on the industry.

What’s the most exciting film project you’ve worked on?

In early 2021 we were approached by Museums Northumberland to see if we were interested in producing some content for a digital version of their renowned annual Miners’ Picnic celebration. It was to be the 157th Miners’ Picnic and the team at Woodhorn Museum wanted something truly special to help people celebrate the significant event.

The team at Museums Northumberland had booked Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith to perform an intimate solo performance of his own songs and as well as traditional and contemporary songs connected to the North East’s coal mining heritage, set right inside the museum. As a big fan of Paul Smith, and local history nerd, I was like a kid in a sweet shop!

What does the future hold for Turps Film?

We just want to continue to deliver projects that have an impact. We want to use video to benefit our clients. This could be by helping them to secure funding, by helping them engage audiences with a recruitment video, advertising a product or by sharing key messaging with their staff. We have lots of great projects on the horizon as well as some exciting partnership opportunities.

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