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About

Smaccfilms was formed by artists Sophie Maccorquodale, Laura Quinton and Miranda Pope. Our shared vision is to create innovative, poetic and concept-led films for multimedia platforms.

We are interested in fashion, art, youth and popular culture and how it impacts on our lives. Producing high quality, digital content, promos and documentaries, our clients are drawn from the worlds of fashion, art and other cultural sectors.

Whether we are behind the scenes at London Fashion Week, on the road with the fans of Slayer, or making promo films for the British Council, we always look beyond the surface – finding overlooked, unexpected or forgotten narratives to turn into original content for multi platform viewing.

With backgrounds in fashion, photography, academia and art-house filmmaking, we have skills and experience in all aspects of video making, from concept development and production to final delivery. We also collaborate with a number of talented freelance filmmakers, cinematographers and musicians. It is our mission to continually push our creative boundaries to produce outstanding work to any brief.

For more information please contact
info@smaccfilms.co.uk

 

 

Sophie MacCorquodale

Sophie MacCorquodale is an experienced filmmaker with a diverse background whose work has always been informed by popular and youth culture. In 2012 she established SMACC Films to bring together skilled freelancers to work on all aspects of video and film production.   Clients have included Manchester Metropolitan University, Education UK, Very Exclusive and Blanco. Their recent documentary about alternative club night Sink the Pink, Paint it Pink can currently be viewed on Showstudio.com.

 

Prior to this, she spent two years working at The Outnet (part of the Net-a- Porter group Ltd), where she developed, directed, filmed and edited fashion videos, interviews and live events for their multi-platform purposes.

 

Sophie has made films for fashion brands such as Levis, Vivienne Westwood and PPQ. She has also produced work for the charitable sector with video projects for the British Council, Barnados and Thamesmead Trust.

 

She is a Fine Art graduate from Goldsmiths University and has had solo exhibitions of her video work at Manchester Art Gallery and Casino Luxembourg as well as numerous international screenings. Her documentary about the fans of the thrash metal band Slayer showed at Kiasma, The Finnish National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Kelley Ralph

Kelley is renowned in TV production and development circles for her fast and furious ideas and an instinctive ability to quickly spin what appears impossible into a profitable reality. After finishing Winchester University with a first class honours degree in Drama, Theatre and Television, Kelley kick-started her career in TV as Janet Street Porter’s assistant at the legendary TV channel Live TV!  After 2 years at Live TV Kelley went on to work at the BBC as a unit researcher for the Community Programme Unit working on ground breaking documentaries like “Living with the Enemy”, “Going for Gold”, “100 years Younger”, “Dream Lives” and “Private Investigations”. After 4 years at the BBC Kelley went onto work at Talkback Thames development department called “FMusicTV”. There she helped to develop and create some of the UK’s most iconic light entertainment and reality TV shows, including “Your Face or Mine”, “Distraction”, “Pop Idol ” and “X-Factor”. After 5 years at Talkback Thames Kelley became a freelance producer working on shows like “Trisha” for Channel 5 and “Tough Gig” for ITV. Her documentary and journalistic skills have helped her create and produce a range of documentaries including the recent Channel 4’s Rose D’or-nominated documentary “Queer as Pop”.

 

Her expert people-finding skills have led her recently to move into the world of commercials and make a series of cutting edge commercials with Oscar nominated director, Kevin Macdonald, for the Landrover ‘Can and Will’ campaign.

 

Alongside documentary content she has also worked regularly with music video and TV commercial director Chris Faith, producing adverts and music videos including several for the artist Jack Savoretti.

 

Kelley has collaborated with Sophie now on several films and is excited about working alongside her to develop and produce further ground breaking projects.

 

www.kelleyralph.com

Laura Quinton

Laura is excited about the future of video marketing and enjoys developing strategies to make it work for clients.

Laura comes from a photography background and has spent the last decade in shoot production roles, working as Picture Editor on various national magazines, Showbiz Assignments Editor for the Press Association News Wire Service and Producer of red carpet video packages for international entertainment picture agencies. As Production Manager at The Outnet (part of the Net-A-Porter Group Ltd), Laura co-ordinated large-scale projects such as advertising campaigns, company rebrand and multi-platform video content. With this comes an extensive contacts list and the ability to contribute to the creative processes as well as overseeing the production requirements.

 

 

 

Laura Bellingham

Laura has experience in all film and digital formats, shooting drama, commercials, promos, animation and documentaries.

She has shot many award-winning projects, premiering at festivals such as Berlinale, BFI London and Los Angeles. Her work has taken her around the world from the Kansas prairies to the slums of Nairobi to the uninhabitable Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl.

She is a graduate from the National Film and Television School where she trained under the guidance of renowned cinematographers such as Brian Tufano BSC, Sean Bobbit BSC and Billy Williams BSC. Prior to her Masters at NFTS Laura attended the European Film College in Denmark and she has a degree from University of York and L’Universitia Bologna in literature.

Miranda Pope

Miranda Pope is a writer, content creator and filmmaker with over 14 years’ experience producing content for arts and advertising industries. Trained in photography and video, she has created print, multi-platform digital and video projects for clients including Ikea, Nokia, Vogue Paris, The Financial Times, Camden Arts Centre, and The Arts Catalyst. She is a skilled interviewer and has interviewed artists, academics, educators, and musicians for podcasts, websites and radio programmes. Miranda regularly collaborates with Sophie, and recent projects have included the film of art project Overland: London to Beijing shown at the Istanbul Biennial and a series of fashion films in development. Miranda has a BA from University of Westminster in Photography, an MA in Video from UCA Maidstone, and an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College.

Contact Us

Sophie MacCorquodale – Director sophie@smaccfilms.co.uk

Laura Quinton – Producer laura@smaccfilms.co.uk

General Enquires info@smaccfilms.co.uk

 

 

 

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