A Few Q's
Award-winning filmmaker, Alex Thraves, founded the company straight out of college, backed up by a talented network of
industry professionals. It could be Alex directing, shooting and editing a project solo, or a team. It all depends on project scale.
A boutique video-production service providing people, businesses and global brands with creative video content.
We got started in 2013 and have a solid decade of experience across innumerable projects and video partnerships.
We're based in south-east Essex near the seaside, within an hour of central London.
But we travel worldwide for the right project!
Because we love filmmaking and helping people share their stories and spread their message through video.
The Journey So Far
Alex Thraves | Founder, Lead Filmmaker
My goal with Absorb Films and my filmmaking career so far has always been to enpower people and their businesses with high-end, creative and bespoke video content. My ultimate goal has always been to progress to narrative screenwriting and directing.
I think it’s that striving that makes a big difference and adds a great value to businesses. No matter the budget or concept, myself and my crew members go above and beyond to create something that carries production value, story and artistic cinematography.
I decided to go freelance in 2012 and cut my teeth in events highlights, shooting and editing sizzle reels for some of the UK’s best nightlife and corporate events organisers.
I soon added music videos to my roster of services and began to work with independent producers, directing and shooting for an eclectic mix of upcoming artists.
During this time I shot everything from weddings, international car shows and a comedy sketch for charity starring Matt Lucas. There’s never a dull moment in this industry…
As social media integrated video for their business profiles I branched out into hero videos, giving local businesses a more engaging creative platform to showcase their services. Absorb Film’s first step from SMEs into the wider marketing world was supporting Decathlon UK for several years, shooting between the UK and France revamping their social media output with their in-house creatives.
This led to creating for other staple brands such as Coca Cola and Twining’s, working alongside creative agencies to deliver successful multi-media campaigns for John Lewis and Landsec. We also partner with a handful of agencies, creating video for some of the UK’s most recognisable brands and businesses.
Over a decade of collaboration has meant I’ve built a network of creatives specialising in camera operating, sound design, lighting, motion graphics that support the larger scaled projects at Absorb Films. This made directing 32 music videos in 2 days at
Abbey Road, a hell of a lot easier.
This approach keeps the process simple and cost effective for our clients as well as ensuring creative consistency across projects. That way if your video needs a solo director-shooter-editor or a crew to get the job done, you'll get the same attention to detail and finesse.
So that’s an abridged overview of how Absorb Films came to be,
follow us on the socials to see what we’re getting up to right now.