Bournemouth town’s Treehouse Digital Ltd, a production company specialising in high quality film, TV and animation has been named as one of the most “creative future leaders”, according to a new report released today.
The Creative England 50 is a study showcasing businesses from every sector across England that has turned an idea into a commercial achievement.
A panel of judges were asked by the study to handpick ten of the most inspirational companies out of 50 competitors, naming Treehouse Digital as one of them.
Paul Hamblim, executive producer for Treehouse Digital, is very excited about the praise and said: “We could really start getting a name for ourselves in the area and give people opportunities to work on original content.”
Amongst the other 50 businesses, two other local companies made the list. Mobile software developers 3 Sided Cube, located in Poole, were praised and awarded national exposure for constructing an app with American Red Cross that allows users to monitor weather conditions in their loved ones areas, as well as alerting friends and family of their safety in cases of emergency.
Westbourne based application company Nourish took the other spot, recognised for their development on an app which keeps track of vital health and safety information for patients, including: their daily routine, care notes, prescriptions with dosage advice and possible side effects and the ability for family to check at anytime of day on their loved ones progress via the app.
Meanwhile, Treehouse Digital is currently promoting new work, Litterbugs, a short movie suitable for families and is being submitted to festivals worldwide. Paul commented on his new movie saying: “We wanted to make things as real as possible, using real life and puppets and rods, just like they do in the Star Wars movies.”
In order to create this, Treehouse Digital worked with Bournemouth University. He said: “We actually worked with the Bournemouth University animation team to help with the removal of the rods and try to make it look as real as possible.”
“It’s quite personal for us because we all grew up in Bournemouth, and the area is full of great potential. You have the university and you have AUB who are a great team.”
Paul and the rest of the Treehouse Digital are currently attending a conference at Google Headquarters on new and innovative ways of filmmaking after Steve Hatch, the regional director of Facebook for the UK, invited them.
We wanted to make things as real as possible, using real life and puppets and rods, just like they do in the Star Wars movies.”
Treehouse Digital Ltd are now working on a feature film as well as being in early stages for development for an animated TV series. Paul says, “We are super excited about the future and the university has been really supportive.”
Below is the other nine businesses nominated a “creative future leader”. Hover over each company’s name to see what they do and what makes them creative.