Balfour Beatty - Shape Everything

Working with Employer Brand agency SMRS, we helped to create over fifty highly sculpted pieces of film within one production for Balfour Beatty. The concept – you shape everything around you.

Working within an existing employer brand campaign that covered all platforms meant that we had some very defined design assets to work with. The challenge was to convert what worked well in a stills environment to the moving image. Working with a group of contributors over two days in a studio shoot meant we could co-ordinate the production to generate all the content we needed for an entire raft of films.

The end result from one shoot? 1 high-end animated promo film featuring composites of people’s faces, 19 individual people profile films for the website, 32 social media films based on shorter sharper content, 1 Emerging Talent recruitment film and 1 Experienced Hire recruitment film. All from one production with continuity of post-production and design running throughout.

SMRS and Balfour Beatty won Recruitment Team of the Year at the 2019 The Firm Awards for this campaign.


We love the moving image. In fact, we have a passion for it. Big or small screen and wherever your viewers watch, it is an irresistible opportunity to fill a space with colourful pictures and words, to make a statement and say something.

We have the knowledge and expertise to produce film, video, motion graphics and animation for all mediums: broadcast or non-broadcast television, events or commercial film. Whether it is internal or external communication, we can help you say what you need to say in a memorable way.

There is no point in making a program that nobody wants to watch. We want to make things interesting. Very interesting. We are Thunder and Lightning. The electrifying film company.

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Call us and let’s talk. We can help to create video for any use. Don’t be shy - we can talk you through the processes to get the right piece of work for you.


Paul Morricone, Creative Director

Ed Marks, Senior Producer

T: 01274 878005

Thunder and Lightning Films Ltd.
Unit 36, Moorland Industrial Estate, Law Street, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3QR

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