Our showcase film was launched at the very special fundraising #CCGpremiere event in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice on Thursday, 15th February 2018 at Eastbourne College’s state-of-the-art performing arts hub, The Birley Centre.
The award winning team of Eastbourne’s premier film production company, Smokescreen Visuals Ltd, used their expertise and drone resources to produce a truly outstanding film to capture CountyClean Group’s customer led portfolio of commercial and household services which range from interceptor cleaning, hazardous liquid waste and bilge water disposal, grease trap and cesspit emptying, to oil spill and flood emergency response, groundworks and installations, sewer and drain jetting and CCTV inspections, graffiti removal, pump services, road sweeper solutions, liquid waste recycling and much more.
This film project involved two months of filming at a variety of locations throughout Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London, using a variety of angles and techniques, and was filmed entirely in 4K with a Dolby Digital Surround mix to ensure that the film can be played on large screens whilst upholding the high quality standard required as mobile devices adapt to the 4K transition.
Speaking about the project, CountyClean Group founders Mike and Debbie said, “we are so proud and absolutely thrilled with the finished film and wish to commend everyone involved on their professionalism and hard work to produce it, which we believe showcases our capabilities and customer service ethos. We are extremely grateful to our wonderful teams for being such stars and wish to give the Smokescreen team a five star rating!”
The #CCGpremiere event was attended by over 120 guests including The Worshipful Mayor of Eastbourne, Stephen Lloyd MP, the leader of Eastbourne Borough Council Cllr David Tutt, members of Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and professional business communities, as well as by customers, partners and of course the company’s various teams.
Christina Ewbank, CEO of Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce, commented “Tonight’s event has presented our members with a wonderfully unique networking experience at a prestigious venue to celebrate the collaborative success of our members. On behalf of Eastbourne Chamber, I would like to congratulate CountyClean Group and Smokescreen Visuals for their exceptional film and look forward to watching it again online!”
As well as enjoying exclusive media entertainment in cultural surroundings with a sparkling reception, #CCGpremiere attendees raised £940 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, which CountyClean Group has matched, meaning that the total amount donated equates to £1,880.
Darren Maylam of St Wilfrid’s Hospice ran the charity auction and had this feedback to share, “Thank you again for the opportunity, it was a great evening, really nice to meet so many people and very well organised! £1,880 is an incredible amount, thank you so much to Mike and Debbie for match funding the amount raised on the night. We couldn’t continue without the support of companies in the community like yours.”
Speaking about the event, Becky Rowland, Marketing Manager, commented “We have received wonderful feedback from our delighted guests and are so pleased with how everyone is raising brand awareness of local business profiles via social media. I cannot wait to see what the student film team of Sussex Downs College has captured of this event (video to be released very soon), and I am supremely grateful to all who have helped make it such a success. Huge thanks to Smokescreen Visuals Ltd, Eastbourne College, and all our lovely charity prize donators as well as event partners, Party Doctors for creating a spectacular atmosphere and the Custom Cookie Co team for our unique tanker cookies which went down a treat! Our premiere event has provided us with the perfect film launch opportunity and I look forward to welcoming feedback from wider audiences once our targeted broadcast campaign goes live across cinema and TV screens as well as digital streaming services in the near future”.
Rounding up the event, Daniel Hough from Channel 4 said, “What CountyClean has achieved here tonight will surely inspire local business communities to follow their lead in showcasing their capabilities through the medium of film. May I also say that the organisation that has gone into the event is top class and a triumph for the group as it reflects their customer service led ethos. I look forward to discussing how we may collaborate to get CountyClean’s cinematic style footage onto screens at home soon.”
For those who weren’t able to attend our #CCGpremiere, you can get a good idea as to what happened on the night in Smokescreen Visual Ltd’s short video and the below video which was especially made for us by a fantastic team of students from Sussex Downs College.