Tees film production company has turned to local talent as it expands its team, looking to build on a successful 2015.
Middlesbrough-based Ithica Films has appointed Connor Chambers and Jack Holmes as filmmakers – pictured (above) with director Matt McGough – due to a growing client base and ever increasing workload.
The Middlesbrough based company employed its latest members after they both impressed while on internships.
Connor, from Bedford, graduated from Teesside University last year, having gained a 2:1 in Performance for Live & Recorded Media.
He said: “It is very rare for graduates to leave university and within two months have started working in their chosen industry.
I learn something new every day and although a lot of pressure comes with the role, it only makes me strive to achieve more and impress myself and the people around me.”
Jack, from Middlesbrough, who has been taken on as an apprentice filmmaker, added: “I haven’t had much experience within this industry, but I’ve always known it’s what I’ve wanted to do, so it feels great working with Ithica films.
“It’s a fantastic team and I get along with everyone, plus I get treated with a large amount of trust and respect, just like a normal employee would, so I really don’t feel like an apprentice filmmaker.”
Ithica Films enjoyed a successful 12 months last year, which included a move into a new office in June, choosing the chic Boho One area of the town as its base.
Director added: “It’s important to be able to offer these kinds of opportunities to young people on Teesside, whether they come from here or have spent time here at the university.
“As the company’s director, it’s brilliant seeing the team expand as it’s what we set out to do and we also want to use the graduates and apprentices around us.”
Since its conception, Ithica Films has worked on projects covering a range of sectors.