Gig House Films

Gig House Films



Richard Kennan

Director and producer

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Jim Ring

Scriptwriter and Producer

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Kate Faire

Production Manager

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D-Day film for Suffolk Regiment Museum

Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !


D-Day film for Suffolk Regiment Museum  |  Tuesday,18th October 2016

Adding to Gig House Films' portfolio of military history productions, The Suffolk Regiment on D-Day and the assault on Hillman Fortress was commissioned by the Suffolk Regiment Museum for exhibition in their museums in  Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK and  Colleville-sur-Orne, Normandy, France. Combining eyewitness testimony from men who landed with the Suffolks on D-Day with Imperial War Museum archive film, present day footage of the former Nazi command and control bunker code named 'Hillman', and expert anaysis from Britain's former Head of the Army, General Lord Dannatt, the film reconstructs the assault on this well defended bunker blocking the Allied advance on Caen. The narrative details the story of the Suffolk Regiment's determined and heroic assault which resulted in the bunker occupants surrendering but with significant loss of life to the Suffolks.

Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !
Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday ! 
Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !
Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !

web picBreathlessness film for NHS  |  Monday,18th January 2016

In the latest of Gig House Films projects, we spent several weeks filming with patients suffering from breathlessness as a symptom of more serious illnesses. The video demonstrated a variety of practical techniques to regain control of breathing at the onset of a breathlessness attack and thus reduce the anxiety and panic associated with this most debilitating condition.  The target audience are all those attending the Norfolk Community Health & Care Breathlessness Clinic at the Pricilla Bacon Centre, Norwich.   The DVD is personally distributed by the Healthcare Specialists running the clinic.



Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !
Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !

10YEARSGig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday!  |  Monday, 06 July 2015

July 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of Gig House Films. From a small beginning arising from an idea formulated by Jim Ring and Richard Kennan in 2005, Gig House Films has now filmed across the globe in South Africa, North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Asia.  Our projects range from 54 TV shows, in international distribution, to hundreds of films for the non-broadcast sector.  Our clients range from the United Nations and major multinational corporations to the no less demanding Health agencies and registered charities. ‘No job too big….no job too small’ remains our mantra and we look forward to serving our clients’ needs in the future just as we have done in the past.

Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !
Gig House Films celebrates its 10th Birthday !



ketoGig House Films takes to the water to film the Pickering Nuclear Power Plant from Lake Ontario  |  Monday, 06 July 2015

Following on from the shoot at Griefswald, Germany (mentioned earlier in this blog page) Gig House Films travelled to Canada to film at the Pickering nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario. After more than 40 year’s service, the Pickering NPP is due to shut down in the next few years as part of OPG’s planned closure programme. GHF filmed an interview with Ontario Power Group’s Vice President, Nuclear Decommissioning, Jerry Keto who provided details of the key social and economic issues surrounding the proposed closure.



danger crewGig House Films in Rotterdam Docks filming for a series of Vodcasts  |  Monday, 06 July 2015

At the beginning of  2015, Gig House Films won a commission from a major international client to produce a series of 10 Vodcasts covering all aspects of the safe transport of radioactive material around the world. Filming at ECT in Rotterdam Docks covered the procedure for transporting RAM by sea.




vesselGig House Films at a former East German Nuclear Power Plant near Greifswald  |  Monday, 06 July 2015

In June 2015, Gig House Films embarked on the production of a film commissioned by a major international client to reveal the extraordinary success story of how a former East German nuclear power plant managed to turn around the potential negative economic and social impact on the region following the closure of the plant with the loss of over 10,000 jobs.




rkjr saGig House Films in South Africa to film an exercise in industrial radiography  |  Monday, 06 July 2015

In March 2015 Gig House Films visited GammaTec, distributors of Industrial Radiography Projectors based near Johannesburg, South Africa, to film the detailed procedure for carrying out a radiographic examination of the metallurgical integrity of a steel pipe. The material is for use in a film, commissioned by a major international client, which details the regulatory provision for the protection of people who face potential radiation exposure as part of their occupation.




jk filmingGig House Films continues global production on three continents  |  Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Continuing with our global production drive, Gig House Films undertook a commission from a major commercial client which required filming in Korea, Singapore, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada.  With tight deadlines to meet, Gig House Films launched three crews to shoot simultaneously on three continents. Content was the latest advances and innovations in science and technology with a creative brief demanding a consistent, stylised, approach including filming contributors against both pure white and impressive natural backgrounds. ( Cameraman James Kennan seen here 'standing in' against Boston City and the Charles River.)




rachelPrizewinning film for the Gig House team  |  Tuesday, 28 January 2014

In a recent event organised by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Northwest London, a film produced by Gig House Films won first prize for Itchy Sneezy Wheezy a film which tells the story of how a group of allergy specialists took the initiative to form a fully integrated specialist service for children with a wide range of allergies.s.




belalGig House Films delivers international productions in 6 language options  |  Tuesday, 28 January 2014

In the latest drive to meet the ever growing needs of international clients, Gig House Films has recently delivered a film with options for it to be screened in English, Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish and Chinese.   The English version has a further option to screen subtitles.  A project still in production as been ordered with Japanese subtitles.




usaGig House Films in Middle East / North Carolina internet link up  |  Tuesday, 28 January 2014

On assignment for a major international client, the Gig House team has been filming in the Middle East and the USA for a production detailing the benefits of long distance internet learning. A live video and audio link-up allows nuclear engineering undergraduates in a class room at the Jordan University of Science and Technology to acquire what amounts to hands-on experience of controlling a nuclear research reactor at the North Carolina State University in the USA.




japan2Gig House Films in the radiation zone at Fukushima  |  Friday, 23 August 2013

In their latest assignment, Jim Ring and Richard Kennan visited the city of Minamisoma, in Fukushima Prefecture, Northeast Japan.  The film, for a major international client, explores the physiological and psychological health impact on the population of the region devasted first by earthquake, then by tsunami, and then by radiation after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant exploded. Pictured at the checkpoint 8Km from the plant, the crew filmed interviews with a range of people whose lives have been affected by the disaster. One in particular, a cattle farmer (pictured right) chose to stay and look after his cattle rather than flee high levels of radiation, with other evacuees, to a place of safety.




SA 2Gig House Films in South Africa  |  Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Just returned from South Africa, Richard Kennan and Jim Ring have been training a group of nuclear specialists from Ghana, Niger, Tanzania, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, and South Africa.  Using a course developed by Gig House Films in 2012,  the training covered the  technique of producing clear, concise, technical videos about decommissioning nuclear facilities.  Training was divided between classroom and a genuine facility deemed a Radiological Controlled Area. The plan is for videos thus made to be uploaded to a global site for use by others involved in the decommissioning of nuclear plant.




web czechGig House Films in Hungary and Czech Republic  |  Thursday, 02 May 2013

On their latest assignment for a major international client, Jim Ring and Richard Kennan are shown here filming inside the Radiological Controlled Area of a reactor building and also the turbine halls of nuclear power plants in Hungary and the Czech Republic.  The shoot forms part of a growing portfolio detailing science and engineering advances in global nuclear energy production.




clch2Gig House Films gets inside the new NHS  |  Friday, 12 April 2013

With the NHS undergoing the biggest changes since it was created in 1948, Gig House Films was tasked with showing how it was making out. The story is about how patients with a serious respiratory disease (COPD), are being looked after in the community. Unless these patients are monitored closely, their condition can worsen suddenly and they end up in A&E. In Barnet in north-west London, the NHS provider of community healthcare has been working with local GPs to devise a new, highly flexible way of working that provides 24/7 care, partly through the use of technology. The result has been a steep decline in emergency admissions, patients who are a good deal less anxious and – for the COPD team (pictured) – short-listing for a major NHS award. We were hugely impressed by the standard of care given to the patients, and had a ball making the short film.




web3Gig House Films goes global with video training course for nuclear specialists  |  Friday, 05 April 2013

On assignment for a UN Agency, Jim Ring and Richard Kennan travelled to Karlsruhe, Germany, for a week long course to train nuclear specialists in the art of making short technical videos. Course members came from Algeria, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, and Yemen. Formal classroom training in video production technique was centred around an imaginary scenario to dismantle a radioactive component in a decommissioning nuclear power plant. The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology provided a highly realistic (though not genuinely radioactive) environment for practical filming exercises. By the end of the week, each course member had written a script from which they had then shot and edited their own first video. The outcome is for these nuclear specialists to be able to post short technical videos on a shared global educational resource for anyone involved in decommissioning nuclear power plants.




web5Gig House films the 'surgeon's eye' view of knee operation  |  Friday, 05 April 2013

Using a 'special rig' overhead camera, a crew from Gig House Films has recorded a 'surgeon's eye' view of an operation to create a trochlear groove in the knee of a patient with knee cap problems.  With additional conventional filming, and moving imagery recorded from an arthroscope, the edited film will enable surgeons learning this particular operation technique to witness  Professor Simon Donell  demonstrating exactly how it should be done.




capetown 2Global access - mobile editing in action!  |  Thursday, 17 May 2012

On assignment for a United Nations agency, Richard Kennan and Jim Ring travelled to the International Conference centre in Capetown, South Africa to film 3 days of presentations by experts to an international audience. Supporting interviews with delegates, collected between sessions, were edited on a mobile editing system each evening and uploaded, using FTP, onto Gig House Films’ website from where the UN agency transferred it to their own website. In this way they were able to give immediate global access to edited highlights of the previous day’s proceedings to those unable to attend the conference.  Mobile editing is only one of our many services. Find out more





lol225International Distribution - Scandinavia to Sub-saharan Africa  |  Thursday, 17 May 2012

The first series of 999 Front Line, to be produced by Gig House Films, and both series of Life on the Line, (all broadcast on ITV1), along with Double Murder: the inside story, (broadcast on Sky) have all been accepted into International Distribution and can be seen in : Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Greenland, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and 46 Sub-Saharan African countries.  Further sales to Discovery Europe have meant that the programmes continue to be  screened in the UK.  Distribution has thus boosted our revenue stream in royalties and represents a major sector in Gig House Films’ business plan.




submarine 2 225Latest ‘in-production’ news: Complex Needs, Submarine Alliance, Advertising Association, Central London Community Healthcare, Norfolk Community Health and Care  | Tuesday, 20 March 2012


Pressure Ulcers
Commissioned by Norfolk Community Health and Care, the film launched in January 2013 as part of a UK nationwide campaign to eliminate avoidable Pressure Ulcers. Often thought of as a problem exclusive to immobile elderly, Pressure Ulcers can be found amongst people all ages for whom frequent exercise and body movement is difficult.


The Bailey Review
Commissioned by The Advertising Association, the film takes a panel discussion with a small invited audience at Channel 4 Television into the public arena on the Advertising Association’s website. The session examined the findings of the Bailey Review which looked at the impact of advertising on children. The principal guest speaker was Minister for Children and Families, Edward Timpson MP. Other members of the panel were: ASA Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, Lynsay Taffe; Chief Executive of the Family and Parenting Institute Dr Katherine Rake OBE; and Credos Director Karen Fraser.


Complex Health Needs
Commissioned by Norfolk Community Health and Care, this large scale production launched with a screening at Norwich’s Forum in October 2012.  It combines a 60 minute DVD with a Guide Book; both products being undertaken by Gig House Films. The DVD provides parents of children with very severe complex health needs with a detailed insight into the daily lives of 5 families who have adjusted their family life to accommodate the needs of a child requiring very special health care. Professionals from Services directly involved with providing services also make important contributions.  The Guide Book will provide day to day contacts, information, and advice for every relevant service provided by the county of Norfolk. 500 copies have been distributed to all those Professionals involved in the care of children with severe complex health needs.


HMS Alliance Visitor Experience
Commissioned by the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, HMS Alliance Visitor Experience has now been completed with Ian McShane providing the narration. There are 2 versions; a short version to be shown to visitors prior to their tour round the submarine HMS Alliance which is alongside the jetty at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, Hampshire, while the longer version – with more detail – will be available for visitors to purchase in the Museum Shop.
Both versions use actors, archive footage, CGI, and personal eyewitness interviews to construct an impression of life at sea, during a Cold War patrol, on board the only surviving wartime designed submarine in the UK.

 Radioactive Waste Management

Commissioned by an agency of the United Nations, the film reveals the best practice for managing radioactive waste. Filmed in several countries, the film is being used globally by nations building an infrastructure for nuclear energy.