CREATIVE PROJECTS BY ARRAN CROSS AND FERN MERRILLS

Projects

We are Department Two. We’re photographers, film makers and brand builders. Sheffield, UK.

The Good Life Experience

BRIEF: Film | Documentary | Food | Lifestyle

 

 

The Good Life Experience is an award winning festival founded by broadcaster and musician Cerys Matthews, arts consultant Steve Abbott and retailers, farmers and authors Charlie and Caroline Gladstone. It takes place every September on the Gladstone estate in Hawarden, Wales.

We were commissioned to create a film as part of a series called ‘The Keepers’, which told the story of the festival through the people involved, from a wild swimmer to founders Charlie and Caroline. We were asked to create a film featuring cook and author Anja Dunk - a perfect fit for our style and way of working.

We managed every aspect of this project, from storyboarding to filming to direction and post production. The end product is a vignette of family life that encapsulates the fun and fervour underpinning The Good Life Experience. We couldn’t be prouder.

The film has been used as part of marketing and promotion in the run up to the festival’s 2018 iteration, including newsletters, website and social media

 

 
We were delighted to be able to work with Department Two to create one of our Keepers films for The Good Life Experience. They were incredibly professional and the results speak for themselves; the film is exactly what we wanted and the feedback has been great
— Charlie Gladstone, Co-founder of The Good Life Experience
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