Film-makers are in the Zone

Pinchinthorpe Hall

Ithica Films is one of a number of creative businesses thriving in Boro’s digital and creative Boho Zone.

Director Matt McGough, from Middlesbrough, studied television production and professional practise at Teesside University, graduating in 2006, and was employed in film-making before launching Ithica Films in May 2014.

He first moved to Boho One from Digital House in Stockton and has worked on projects covering a range of sectors including the NHS, dental, education, engineering, construction, manufacturing, training and kickstarter films since its launch.

Ithica has now moved into larger offices on the ground floor at Boho One – which is the company’s fourth relocation in three years.

Matt’s ultimate aim is to grow his team from four to 10 over the next four years.

“We managed to maximise every bit of space we had, but we needed an additional editing suite,” says Matt.

“We’ve always been one step ahead of ourselves in terms of office space, but this was an opportunity to jump three or four steps ahead.

“This move will give us chance to start looking at bringing more people into the business.

“It’s also helped to create more space for our clients to spend more time with us in our environment.

“It helps to take them out of all the distractions they’re dealing with in their day-to-day business so they can be properly focused on the work we’re doing with them.”

Matt says his company hasn’t looked back since originally moving to the Boho Zone.

“The second you move into Boho One, you automatically raise your game, because of the companies around you and the mentality of the businesses that are here,” he reflects.

“You get a lot more opportunity for collaboration, which has built up over time, and there’s a great atmosphere here – almost a community.”

• Businesses interested in relocating to Boho One or Boho Five can call 01642 224706 or email to arrange a viewing.


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