We’re not too bashful to boast. Our talented team of writers, producers and directors collaborate with dedicated freelancers to create powerful features, offbeat documentaries and engaging commercials.
Our work sparks debate and creates positive change. And it’s paid off. Our film and video content is critically acclaimed and has seen its share of awards. Here are a few.
Each year, British newspaper The Evening Standard compiles a list of films to be considered for its prestigious award. In 2018, Apostasy made the cut in the Breakthrough of the Year category alongside just four other homegrown gems. The Evening Standard’s awards ceremony is an important event in the UK film industry, and is recognised as a platform for quality British films.
The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award highlights the British Film Institute (BFI)’s commitment to nurturing creative talent across the UK. It is one of the most illustrious and high-value prizes for the arts in Britain. Writers and directors working on their first or second feature films are eligible to apply. We were delighted Apostasy won the coveted bursary last year.
Bergamo Film Meeting is an international film festival held annually in northern Italy. Attendees are treated to national and international productions, retrospectives, documentaries, recent productions and classic masterpieces. Apostasy was nominated in the Best Film category at the festival last year, alongside a remarkable group of international films.
Mumbai Film Festival showcases cutting-edge independent films, arthouse films, Bollywood and Hollywood cult classics, and international films. Its Golden Gateway Award for Best Film includes a trophy and a cash prize. Frank and Lively’s film Apostasy was nominated for the esteemed prize last year.
The San Sebastian International Film Festival is one of the most prominent film festivals in the world, and is based in the Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastián. The prestigious New Directors Award is handed out at the festival annually. We were honoured Apostasy was in the running for the accolade in 2017.
The Sutherland Trophy was created in 1958 by the BFI as an annual award for “the maker of the most original and imaginative film introduced at the National Film Theatre during the year”. In 1997, the criteria changed to honour the maker of the most original and imaginative first feature screened during the London Film Festival. We are proud to have earned a nomination for our first feature.
The Creativepool Awards are held each year and cover a diverse range of creative industries including advertising, marketing, production, post-production, animation, graphic design, illustration, photography, and publishing. In 2016, our short documentary about Feltham Football Club’s work with vulnerable people was nominated for the award for Best Advertising Film.
Underwire Festival is Britain’s only festival that celebrates female filmmaking talent across different spheres of the industry. Our film Child’s Play was selected from hundreds of short film submissions in 2010 to make the coveted programme and earn a nomination for best short screenplay. Our short highlights the extent to which the advertising industry sexualises young children. Its powerful message resonated with the wider public, leading the film to viral success.
Last March, global business magazine Campaign profiled 31 women who are using their creativity to revolutionise Adland. The list was compiled by pro-gender equality group Creative Equals, and featured a handpicked selection of female creative trailblazers who are on track to become leaders of tomorrow. Our founder, Marcie Maclellan, was proud to take her place as ‘one to watch’.
It’s not all about awards. We’re proud that our involvement with SheSays is ten years and counting. SheSays is an award-winning global network organisation focused on the engagement, education and advancement of women in the creative industries. We’ve been writing their newsletters, filming their events, producing their podcasts (jointly with The Drum) and most recently hosting “Get Shit Done” events. 2018 is the year we ramp up and do more.
Paying it forward
There’s nothing quite as rewarding as sharing our expertise with future generations. The institutions we lecture for include London School of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing, University of British Columbia and - most recently - the MetFilm School in London. We’re also on hand to go into local schools to teach children the ethics of advertising, how to question what they see, and how the media impacts their perception of the world.
We’re Frank & Lively.
We’re an award-winning content agency with copy, film and social media in our mix. We show and tell engaging stories for savvy brands, global agencies, leading publications and the UK’s biggest film funders.
We help brands respond to the needs of their changing audience, ethically and effectively. Offering creative solutions and compelling stories backed by a clear-cut strategy, our content team helps you connect, converse and create profitable friends for life.
For more information about how we can create award-winning content for you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org