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Award winning Production Company in London

Documentary – Branded Content – Commercials – Animation

We specialise in storytelling, creating high-quality, cinematic documentaries, engaging branded content, distinctive commercials and innovative animations that are guaranteed to resonate with your audience. 

Creativity – Communication – Change

These three elements run deep in Contra’s ethos. With every project, we bring with us new ideas, new ways of using our creativity to communicate your messages, ideas or values in the most effective ways. We take huge pride in our ability to tell stories with heart and editorial integrity. This has led to us working with charities, NGOs, brands and organisations striving towards increased sustainability, environmental awareness, social issues and positive world change.

“We inform, we inspire and we change perceptions.”

Whether your objectives are raising brand awareness, increasing sales or telling your story in a way that’s exciting, engaging and emotive, we have the perfect way to deliver those messages. We know how to connect you to your customers, immerse them in your brand and give you the best possible results for your budget.

Winner: Marketing Communication B2C – Cannes Dolphin 2016
GOLD: Marketing and PR  – EVCOM Screen Awards 2017
“Impressive film work, and cinematic aesthetics” – British Film Institute (BFI) 2017

“enhancing engagement, growing audiences”

As part of a wider Digital Agency, we understand that video production is about more than just making great looking content. We know how to guarantee your film is seen by the biggest audience possible. We are nimble in our approach, always on the cusp of what is new and what’s most effective not just in terms of our filmmaking methods but also in roll out and distribution strategies. We want to make sure that your campaign videos always rise above the mass of other online content available.

“the perfect collaborators”

Our passionate team of filmmakers care about your company and your project. We pride ourselves in our ability to work collaboratively with you, forming lasting relationships and creating measurable results for your business, brand or organisation. Our team have produced videos all over the world, winning multiple awards for their Directing, Cinematography and Editing. We will put together the perfect team for the project, efficient, multi-skilled and reliable.

“creators, innovators”

Whether it’s a brand film, a commercial or a stunning piece of branded content with a documentary sensibility, we always strive for excellence with everything we do. With every video we create, we want to make something that pushes boundaries and never settles for the ordinary. For us, it’s all about finding the best way to further your company, brand or organisation through distinctive, original filmmaking.

“passionate video production with heart and integrity”

At the heart of Contra, we are passionate filmmakers, dedicated to helping you communicate your message to the right audience and in the right way. Be it a single production or an ongoing campaign, we want to work with you to make some truly outstanding work that epitomises your brand, business or organisation.

We’re very pleased with our new campus tour film from Contra. They were attentive to our goals, original in their approach and kept us informed on progress from start to finish. John, Simon and the team were a pleasure to work with on our shoot days. Whilst being organised and professional, the crew were also flexible enough to capture some great fleeting moments for the film. The end result really conveys the atmosphere of LSE’s campus.

Beth Yarwood Smith, Marketing Coordinator, London School of Economics

We have recently finished a project with Contra, for our first ever case study video and were impressed straight from the off, with their range of creative ideas that fulfilled our brief and budget. The knowledge, support and professionalism throughout cannot be faulted. The video delivered everything that we asked and was completed within the time frame given.
We’re delighted with the final edit and have received only positive feedback.
Thank you Contra and we look forward to our future projects.

Victoria Worrell, Marketing Executive, Latitude Digital Marketting

Contra really understood our brief and very quickly got up to speed with our business and how we wanted video to support our marketing efforts. Contra’s commitment to quality was an important factor when selecting an agency and the end product certainly lived up to our early expectations. Simon and the team helped to create a compelling story that they brought to life through stunning film work and graphics that were seamlessly combined to create a superb final product. I would have no hesitation in recommending Contra to any company that wants to bring their proposition alive through video.

Jeremy Mugridge, Head of Marketing, Instinct

It was indeed successful and we’ve had good feedback from all the artists about the videos. Myself and Jenny think it worked well and it was a pleasure to work with your team.

I second that from Rich; a really professional team and a pleasure to work with.

Rich Legate, Content Producer at BBC Introducing / Jenny James – Production Co-Ordinator, BBC

I am always impressed with their ability to get the highest possible production standard no matter what the limitations they may have to work with. They constantly show great enthusiasm and passion for their work and this is always reflected in the finished article. I have no hesitation in recommending them for any media project.

Martin Bennett, Head of Production, Alpha International

I have had the privilege of working with Contra both here in the UK and filming on location in Ghana over the last 10 years, the quality of there work is excellent, given the choice there is no other company I would rather use.

Patrick Regan OBE, Founder & CEO of XLP

The Cambridge Admissions Office has worked with Contra on projects which form part of a wider initiative to shift perceptions about the University. I found Contra to be professional, responsive to brief, creative and flexible, with a knack for securing strong performances from their subjects. Above all they have been dedicated to producing the best possible material for us, and have delivered compelling visual treatments.

Jon Beard, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment – University of Cambridge

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  • BBC
  • Honda
  • RedBull
  • Sky
  • Save the children
  • Buyagift
  • Now Tv
  • UGG
  • Design Museum
  • Imperial College London
  • NSPCC
  • KPMG
  • University of Cambridge

Each day Contra makes beautiful web applications films for brands documentaries scripts and stories animations that inspire campaigns that convert social media campaigns content that engages clients more beautiful

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