Macchiato Productions set to work in their new home
Two former Masters students (who studied Film and Documentary Production here at York St John’s) have come together to form a new film production company who will base their creative output on supporting charities and performers.
Simona finished her degree in Film Studies in Italy and then moved to York to complete her Masters this year. Meanwhile Matteo also finished his Masters recently. He says: “With our business, we want to work with charities, and performers; artists that need video promotion and things like that. Our aim is to create some documentaries ourselves that examine social issues.”
At the moment the two-piece are just setting up the company (doing their accounts and stuff like that…), and so any ideas are in infancy – the first priority is working on the website, and creating some content. The unit are also waiting on equipment that should arrive around November/December; they do have some projects lined up though. “The first video we are working on is for a charity based in York; they have a boxing club and take care of children and young people with various issues – we’re going to be working on some promotional videos for them to attract more volunteers.”
The new business are also going to be working on some editing for a Beverley-based charity called And Albert into next month. “Their video will be about work completed in Africa, specifically Ghana, and how they are providing water and help to support local communities.”
The business’ aims are quite simple. really; Simona says: “We want to be established, with the company up-and-running with the equipment that we need and a list of clients!”