Teesside film start-up continues to grow

Teesside film start-up continues to grow

A film production company on Teesside has grown its headcount after a solid first year in business.

Ithica Films has appointed Connor Chambers and Jack Holmes as filmmakers, to cater for its growing client base and ever increasing workload.

The Middlesbrough-based company employed the duo after they impressed while on internships from Teesside University.

Ithica enjoyed a successful 12 months last year, which included a move into a new office in June, choosing the chic Boho One area of the town as its base.

This was the first step towards the company’s expansion plans, as director, Matt McGough, knew having more space provided him with the potential to grow his team.

With this in mind, Matt was keen to offer any future opportunities within Ithica Films to local students and build on the company’s close links with Teesside University – something he regards as extremely important for the future of both his business and the North East.

He said: “It’s important to be able to offer these kinds of opportunities to young people on Teesside, whether they come from here or have spent time here at the university.

“As the company’s director, it’s brilliant seeing the team expand as it’s what we set out to do and we also want to use the graduates and apprentices around us.

“It’s very satisfying to be able to do this and as we are hoping to create an industry around the region, it’s important we also create the opportunities for the people around us to get involved.”

Since its conception, Ithica Films has worked on projects covering a range of sectors including the NHS, dental, education, kickstarter films, engineering, construction, manufacturing and training.