FICO World 2025 Promo

One of the key pieces of content we create for FICO’s annual global event is a FICO World promo for the following year.

Consisting of highlights from the current event (edited on site), the promo showcases the variety and impact of FICO’s technology sessions and seminars in a very short edit that packs a punch. It’s usually the last piece of content attendees watch and a lot rides on its impact – more of that later…

This year we wanted to do something different with the FICO World promo that drew on our creative thinking and was more than just a summary of the event. But that meant planning well in advance so that the edit could be storyboarded and discussed with the client to get their approval – and often get them excited too. Happy clients tend to become more collaborative after all.

Designed to connect all the touch points of the event for viewers, we achieved this by showcasing a customer’s journey. From registration to main stage, to technology sessions and through to the big event parties, the promo used creative transitions to get from one place to the next. Less is often more – and this means every second of the edit has to justify itself.

The promo not only completes the event on a high note, but has a commercial value too. Over the longer term, the promo will continue to provide additional value from being shared out on social media channels, enabling FICO to prolong awareness and engagement. It will also include a registration code for next year’s event whereby early bird registration will provide a discount and help our client forecast attendee numbers for next year. That’s a great way of getting a return on investment!


FICO World 2024 Event Opener

As the film partner for each year’s FICO World – the world’s leading data science and decisioning event – one of our many deliverables is the creation of the event opener. It’s this film that sets the theme, tone and spirit of the event at the start of a busy week.

As a London-based film production company, it was a real feather in our cap when we were brought on board for the first time as film partner at FICO World in San Diego in 2014. Applying our skills at the world’s largest gathering of data analytics and business decisioning experts offered us an opportunity to spread our wings in a host of new ways.

This year was the biggest FICO World yet for us, with a team of 17 crew on the ground for an action-packed week delivering a wide range of assets, including the event opener.

This film, along with ‘The Age Of Applied Intelligence‘ and ‘Be An Intelligence Hero‘, marks the conclusion of a three-year narrative arc for the event opener, which frames attendees as financial empowerment heroes, whose work using the FICO Platform has the potential to revolutionise how consumers are able to access credit. Using this uniting theme in the event opener film has been of great benefit to the client, as it shines a light on the work their customers do whilst highlighting the innovation that drives FICO‘s decisioning software.

This year also marks our 10th anniversary as the nominated film partner to FICO’s flagship event, with this year seeing us return to San Diego, where our role in the event all began for us back in 2014!


Hammersmith & Fulham: Green Investment Social Edit

Aiming to raise £5million over the next few years is the most ambitious target ever set by a local authority. But that’s what Hammersmith & Fulham Council in London has embarked on, to create a carbon net zero borough by 2030.

To help the council reach as many people as possible, we were brought on board to create a short film. This film unpacks their Green Investment climate bond initiative, and to provide additional visibility, we offered three impactful social media edits for their various channels.

Keeping it short, sweet and punchy, this is one of the three social clips being rolled out to the council’s audience of local residents and interested parties. By distilling the key messaging down to its salient points and using some eye-catching techniques – and a selection of pacy music that communicates energy and tone – our 30-second edits grab attention whilst delivering a clear call to action.

About the Hammersmith & Fulham Green Investment initiative

This new investment opportunity will allow the local community to fund climate and ecological projects in Hammersmith & Fulham. The green scheme aims to raise up to £5 million over the next few years, and will allow local groups, residents and businesses – as well as external investors – an opportunity to make a direct impact in the community. The funding will enable the borough council to reduce carbon emissions and, and investors to earn a fixed return on their low-risk investment. It’s a win-win-win, and one we’re proud to be involved with.

To find out more about this ambitious project, and how we apply our skills to climate action storytelling, read our article here.

 


Hammersmith & Fulham: Investing In Climate Resilience

Hammersmith & Fulham Council in London has the ambitious target of creating a carbon net zero borough by 2030 by enabling the local community to take climate action together.

When they asked us to help them gather support for their ‘climate bond’ project – their new financial initiative – we stepped up with enthusiasm. This is a project close to our hearts: it aligns with our values and beliefs about the planet, and many of our team members live in the borough.

This new investment opportunity allows the local community to fund climate and ecological projects in Hammersmith & Fulham. By aiming to raise up to £5 million over the next few years, this is the most ambitious target ever set by a local authority. It will allow local groups, residents and businesses – as well as external investors – an opportunity to make a direct impact in their community, help the borough council reduce carbon emissions and, all the while, earn a fixed return on their low-risk investment. It’s a win-win-win, and one we’re proud to be involved with.

To show our commitment to the cause, we endeavoured to track and reduce our emissions at each stage of the production, using the Ad Green Calculator.

Through our efforts of travelling by bike, using an e-cargo bike for travelling shots, eating veggie meals on set, and powering our office with certified renewable energy, our footprint amounted to 0.018t CO2e … a fraction of the industry average!

As of 7th February, the first round of funding for Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Green Investment fund closed ahead of schedule, as it reached its target of raising £1million for green infrastructure projects. Congrats to all at the Council – we’re thrilled that such a great initiative has generated so much interest, and that our film has played a central role in helping raise awareness, and funding.

Our films now play a key role in the commencement of the second round of funding, which kicked off on March 4th.

To find out more about how we achieved this low-emissions film shoot, read our Sustainable Film Production article.


Raising Awareness: Prof. Michelle West

Michelle West, Professor of Tumour Virology at University of Sussex has unique insights into the low profile and splintered perception of blood cancer.

Our series of interviews form the core of a campaign to increase awareness of signs and symptoms and the disease’s impact, to help improve early diagnosis, encourage policymakers to prioritise the disease, and help those affected feel connected and heard.

The series is featured on Blood Cancer UK’s website and was shared on the organisation’s social media channels over the period of World Blood Cancer Day, which happens every year on May 28th.

 

 


Deluxe Coffeeworks London

Capturing the unique spirit of a vibrant local independent business in a short film of 1 minute is no mean feat – but with this film for Deluxe Coffeeworks London, we think we nailed it.

Providing Londoners with a warm welcome and superb daily-roasted coffee, Deluxe Coffeeworks are a South African coffee shop group who opened up a London shop and roastery in 2022.

Being newcomers to the London coffee scene, the business was looking to communicate the uncompromising quality of the coffee and the chilled open vibe, so iconic of Cape Town. The film is the result of our team’s tour of the roastery, and in depth interviews with the founders, and some of their customers.

Created for social media, this is an example of how our approach to film production combines truth and magic to create an impactful profile piece that captures the spirit and ethos of a brand. By capturing the character of the team that have built this fresh brand’s profile in the London area, we were able to craft a snapshot that communicates the spirit and energy of what we consider London’s best coffeeshop and roastery.

 


Raising Awareness: Louise’s Story

The third of our 6 case studies for Blood Cancer UK, in which we meet Louise who is in remission from Hodgkin lymphoma. Louise underwent 20 months of treatment including a bone marrow transplant and chemo – but had her diagnosis not been delayed, she may have received the appropriate treatment sooner. This is why Louise advocates for prompt diagnosis.

Through the poignant and intimate stories of the people we met, our films reveal how the lack of awareness about blood cancer* has a devastating impact on those it affects and their loved ones, and how they advocate for urgent action.

The films form the core content of a campaign to increase awareness of blood cancer signs and symptoms and its impact, to help improve early diagnosis, encourage policymakers to prioritise the disease, and help everyone with blood cancer feel connected and heard.

The series is being shown on Blood Cancer UK’s social media channels over the period of World Blood Cancer Day, which happens every year on May 28th.

*Little-known fact: 31% of people with blood cancer have to visit to their GP three or more times before being diagnosed. Louise’s delayed diagnosis led to complications with her treatment, and she’s not the only one.


Biodiversity: Levelling The Playing Field

Biodiversity and access & benefit sharing expert Bupe Mwambingu from Basecamp Research reached out just a few days before flying to the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15).

As a purpose-driven organisation in service of a thriving future for our planet, we jumped on the opportunity to satisfy our curiosity and better understand one of COP’s hottest issues.

With no brief but a fascinating interview, we decided to apply our formula of truth & magic to building a short story from Bupe’s best soundbites and relevant b-roll footage, plus some well-chosen music, to make it relatable and increase its emotional power.

These are the stories the world needs to hear now – and we’re here to tell them.


Join the Intelligence Revolution

Our event opening film for FICO World 2023 in Florida which put the focus on the visionary changemakers that have driven intelligence revolutions in history.

Created using stock shots, stills, animations and a voice over, the film debuted to a fantastic response from over 1500 delegates gathered at one of the world’s largest gatherings of data science and business innovation experts.

In the words of FICO CMO, Nikhil Behl: “I get chills every time I watch this video!”


FIND: Diagnostics Gaps

With diagnostics being essential in the delivery of healthcare, gaps in diagnostics prevent people from accessing the care they need. By accelerating access to testing globally in LMICs, FIND is closing these diagnostic gaps and transforming the lives of millions of people.

This film is a great example of the use of a combination of animation, stock and on-location footage. The result is an impactful short explainer that provides a clear overview of what can be a complex subject.