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SOUTHAMPTON F.C. #ShowYourStripes

After the success of The Next Chapter film, Southampton FC recently asked us back to make a comedy film to help launch their new kit. In this mini-doc Dr. Barry Gale tries to implement his Player Integrated Stripes Strategy (or P.I.S.S.) on a host of Saints stars. The film has been a smash hit, gaining over 100,000 views in the first 48 hours and leading to Barry making an on pitch appearance at the final home game of the season.

OUR WORK

Our work has taken us across the world and seen us tell great stories for some fantastic brands.

Adidas Ace 15

Directed by Black Shark Media’s James Kibbey for UNIT9 FILMS, this is one of a series of films shot to launch Adidas football boot revolution. To watch the other film about the X15 boot click here.

Sam Burgess – Live Mannequin

In this stunt for Canterbury Clothing, we followed rugby’s Sam Burgess as he appeared for a day as a live mannequin in the shop window of a House Of Fraser in London.

Mastercard April Fool

In this deadpan comedy April Fool’s film for MasterCard, we worked with rugby legend Martin Johnson as he urged the public to get over 2003.

Show Your Stripes

After the success of The Next Chapter film, Southampton FC recently asked us back to make a comedy film to help launch their new kit. In this mini-doc Dr. Barry Gale tries to implement his Player Integrated Stripes Strategy (or P.I.S.S.) on a host of Saints stars. The film has been a smash hit, gaining over 100,000 views in the first 48 hours and leading to Barry making an on pitch appearance at the final home game of the season.

The Barrel Doctor

He works hard. He works alone. He fixes barrels. A portrait of an unsung hero working at Havana Club in Cuba.

With a focus on cinematography and craft, this type of approach can highlight the foundations of a brand’s work. The behind-the-scenes glimpses of the individual passion that makes a big brand like Havana Club what it is.

The Supercustomer

Meet The Supercustomer…

Original animation created as a brand film for 5one Marketing to illustrate who they are and what they stand for.

We worked closely with the client to hone the script and storyboard, and develop a visual identity and assets which 5one could use going forward.

Southampton FC – The Next Chapter

To help launch Southampton FC’s new training facilities, former legends including Bale, Walcott, Lambert and Le Tissier joined current players to talk about why Southampton is so successful in producing world-class footballers.

The film received international press coverage, was viewed over 50,000 times on YouTube in the first 24 hours, and was screened in full on Sky Sports News.

The Last Sparks Of Sundown

The Last Sparks Of Sundown is the debut feature film from writer/director James Kibbey and producer Adam Dolman. It stars world renowned comedians the Pajama Men, as well as British comedy talent including Miles Jupp (Rev, The Thick Of It), Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Four Lions) and Emily Bevan (In The Flesh).

The film picked up Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2014, and Best Micro-Budget Film at the London Independent Film Festival 2015 and is due for release later this year.

Chicken Boy

Somewhere in London, in a restaurant basement, lives a man who was raised by chickens…

This was an offbeat short film created as a piece of branded content for Chicken Shop, an international chain of chicken restaurants.

House Cocktail

House Cocktail was one of 9 short films commissioned as part of Soho House’s “House Shorts” competition.

Starring Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demons) and American comedy duo The Pajama Men, it was judged the winner by a panel of Hollywood luminaries including Harvey Weinstein, Paul Greengrass, Jessica Chastain and Paul Haggis.

It has since scooped a further 5 awards worldwide.

Around Heathrow in 80 Plates

To help promote Heathrow Airport’s new food guide, Masterchef maestros Gregg Wallace and John Torode were challenged to eat 80 plates of food in one crazy day across 5 terminals. It’s fair to say they rose to the challenge.

Cerca Del Cielo

Cerca del Cielo (close to the sky) is a collaboration between Black Shark Media’s director James Kibbey and the Argento Wine Company.

This mini-documentary style short film follows a day in the life of Argento Winemaker Silvia Corti on a journey from vineyard to table against the stunning backdrop of Mendoza, Argentina.

Pancake-omatic

This film was commissioned by the Happy Egg Company to tie in with Pancake Day. Black Shark Media worked with Helix 3D model-makers to create “The Pancake-omatic”. The challenge was to get it all working in one take, no easy task with a live chicken and real eggs.

The film went viral and has since clocked up 200,000 views on YouTube.

THRILL-O-METER

This promotional film for client Ella’s Kitchen involved working with the innovative Thrill Laboratory as well as 12 adorable one-year olds to see which foods provoked the most dramatic responses.

Havana Club 3 Años

This project involved working with agency M&C Saatchi to create an eye-catching film about the rum production process for Havana Club.

Shot over the course of week in Cuba, the film combines live action and motion graphics to bring the secrets of the rum creation process to life.

Royal Baby

Ella’s Kitchen appointed a mini royal reporter to announce the birth of Princess Charlotte. Green screening, kids, and a touch of guerilla film-making all combined to make a YouTube hit with over 70,000 views.

Talking Packs

This was just one film of a series of ten films made for Tate & Lyle’s innovative “Talking Packs” campaign. Mel Sykes was the face of sugar and you may recognise the location from The King’s Speech.

Design Ventura

Black Shark Media has worked with the Design Museum on a number of a wide variety of different projects. This film was commissioned to launch the Design Ventura initiative where schools from across the UK compete to get their product made and sold in the Design Museum shop.

14

Emily is on her way home from work. For the last time.

“14″ was an experimental short film shot in just 2 hours on the top deck of a London bus.

SAFESTORE SUPERHEROES

We have worked with self-storage company Safestore on over 10 film projects.

This, the most challenging and rewarding brief, involved transforming the company’s most valuable employees into superheroes!

SMALL CHANGE

The ups and downs of London’s street entertainers. In super slow motion.

STILL ALIVE

A Black Shark Media Mini-Doc. Lloyd Bryan repairs vintage car radiators. While he was away on holiday, a rumour spread that he had died of a massive heart attack. This is his story…

ALTON TOWERS

This is a trailer cut from a huge scale project that Black Shark directed at Alton Towers.

The 2 month project involved shooting on multiple rollercoasters using helicopters, cranes and drones with crew members who had just finished shooting Casino Royale.

IN ABSENTIA

A man on the brink wishes he could reverse everything.

The multiple award-winning debut short film we made back in 2000. Where it all began.

WINNER – BEST FILM, PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – TRIGGERSTREET ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – BUDWEISER FILMMAKER DISCOVERY AWARD.

WE ARE BLACK SHARK

We are a film production company located in London, UK. We have been telling stories through film for some of the biggest brands since 2002.

Film Production

Whatever the budget, we always aim for the highest possible production values. From Alexas, REDs, drones and cranes, through to GoPros and DSLRs, we have worked with them all!

Creative Strategy

The earlier you can get us involved, the better. We can advise on the best creative approach and develop a story-driven approach that cuts through the noise.

Branded Content

We specialise in creating content that entertains first and foremost whilst delivering your brand message in a more subtle way.

Talent Focussed

Our work has seen us get the best on camera out of top talent including Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Gregg Wallace & John Torode, Hugh Dennis, Miles Jupp and Laura Haddock.

Award-Winning

Our films have won many awards from the industry over the years. Some guy called Harvey Weinstein proclaimed House Cocktail “a fantastic, entertaining short.”

James Kibbey - Director

James is the founder of Black Shark Media. In addition to his commercial and corporate work, the short films he has written and directed have won numerous awards worldwide. Last year, his comedy House Cocktail won the House Shorts competition judged by industry luminaries including Harvey Weinstein, Paul Haggis and Paul Greengrass.

Adam Dolman - Producer

Adam has over 10 years experience producing commercials for the likes of Mercedes, Lynx and Marks & Spencer. In 2012 he created and produced a drama series for Channel 4 called RUN, starring Olivia Colman, Jamie Winstone and Lennie James.

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