In 2005, two graduates of the Film, Television & Radio Studies degree – Darren Teale and Andy Rowell – formed the Video Production company “Junction 15″. They have gone from strength to strength working on a combination of productions – from documentaries to dramas to corporates to community projects and TV adverts.
They have supported Film, Television and Radio undergraduates – helping with work experience, placements and cinematography.
Their documentary production “Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict” was broadcast in December 2008 on SKY 1 and was singled out as “Pick of the Day” in some of the National Press.
2008 has been an exciting year for Junction15. Starting with a TV advert for Waterworld and then moving on to co-produce ‘Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict’.
In August Producer Andrew Rowell spent a month at the Bejiing Olympics as one the official TV cameramen on the beach volley ball and closing ceremony – he also ate scorpion whilst he was there!
Whilst Andrew was working on his tan in China, Darren and Richard jetted around the UK, in the rain, producing a corporate for JCB, a huge success JCB showed the short film at there internationally conference in Barcelona in October.
The end of 2008 has seen Junction15 employ its first full time staff – ex staffs uni graduates Richard Bailey and Suzanne James.
Richard’s first job as an employee at Junction15 was to produce 2 pilots for a comedy sitcom and a sketch show: Screens and The Brides of Comedy. Directed by Darren the pilots were funded by Screen West Midlands
Suzanne will be spearheading our community/schools department and is currently neck deep in tenders!!
As we come up to Christmas Junction15 is currently moving offices to allow for our staff expansion and is also re-branding with a new website and image due for late January 2009
We are currently producing 7 short films based around health matters for SOT council. We are also in talks with a large corporation about a 2 year DVD deal