Supercharge your business growth
Using the power of video
You need to share your business’s value through combining story, performance, emotion and filmmaking craft in such an irresistible and engaging way that prospects will be knocking down your door to talk to you.
Through over 35 years of experience making films for businesses like yours, I have developed the key strategy, writing and performance skills to ensure that your films stand out and deliver on your expectations.
Have a look at some examples of how I could help you to connect with your prospects and stakeholders below.
Brian Barnes Corporate Video Directing Showreel
Lucy's Story 2022
Why I chose the University of London for my LLM
Engage and Inspire Through Skilled Communication
abc Corporate Video
Meet MoFo Berlin Tax & Co-Managing Partner Jens-Uwe Hinder
Coffee and the Senses
Bowel Research UK What Really Matters
CWR Mobility BV Dynamics CRM Promo
EDUCATE's fireside chat with EdTech entrepreneurs
Welcome to Bentham House - Home of UCL Faculty of Laws
Brian Barnes Commercials Directing Showreel
Brian Barnes Corporate Comedy Directing Showreel
We Are P2
Postcards from the Park
Buddy Dressing the new fashion craze for slimmers
What clients say
Joanne Tapper, Programme Manager for Postgraduate Laws at the University of London
Brian and Osmium Films did incredible work for us on a recent promotional video for our distance learning postgraduate laws programme. My team were a bit undecided on our filming brief, but his expert suggestions led us in exactly the right direction and the end result is wonderful – a really beautiful video featuring our students on their graduation day, explaining what they loved about the programme and the impact it had on their lives. We’ve used it in our promotional materials ever since and have had great feedback. A bonus – the students who were featured were so pleased with the final video that they’ve been sharing it around their friends, families and professional networks too! I would absolutely recommend Brian, he is a true artist.
Start great relationships
How video can help grow your business
Relationships are the most important thing in life and business. If you can start out a relationship with a new prospect in the right way by communicating your values and vision so clearly and effectively that it attracts your very best potential clients, your relationship with that person will be so much stronger, last so much longer and be so much more productive – a win-win for you both.
What if we could double your web traffic and yet cut your ad spend by over 25 percent? I did it for one of my clients. They added so much value to their brand that they were able to sell the business in a profitable private equity deal.
I’ve been making business films since 1987, so I know how to help you tell your story in a way that your ideal prospects find compelling. My films make them think of you as an authority and feel that you’re their best potential business partner so that they contact you for help with their business problems. When I filmed the CEO of major London insurance provider LV, he said that the way I helped him to formulate the story of his business gave him so many new ideas about his business that he felt excited and re-energised about the future. I can do that for you too.
I have made films for three of the world’s trillion-dollar businesses – Amazon, Apple and Microsoft – and made two charity videos with Tony Blair when he was UK Prime Minister. Other clients include Facebook & Google, and I won the Snippies Award for my video for Intel.
I made a complementary pair of recruitment videos for a science research and teaching facility. Up to that point, they had been using only printed promotional materials and I persuaded them to use video to boost their recruitment. The videos prompted an almost overnight surge in applications and numbers had doubled within a month of release.
I have trained and performed as an actor on the London stage and directed 3 feature films, so I really know all about story and performance. My key focus in making business films is getting your story to be effective and emotionally compelling and to help your performance to be congruent with your message, so that your prospects get excited and want to discuss working with you.
How may I help you?
As a 5-year-old child, when ‘Bambi’ made me cry for hours, I was awoken to the power of the film medium to move and enthral an audience. I knew I wanted to use this huge potential and I made it my life’s mission to study film story and filmmaking. I love using what I have learnt to help companies like yours to communicate your vision and raison d’être in a way that excites your prospects and gets them picking up the phone to you.
I live for making stories work. I’m always studying story and presentation techniques and ideas to make my videos better. Whether that be the 90 second films I make for businesses, all the way up to my 90 minute feature films, story and performance are king and I have a passion to make them the best they can be.
So, please do ring me if you have any questions, or need some help with your next project.
Or email me using the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
I’m based in Surrey Quays, London SE16
and work all over the UK & Europe
+44 7973 746255