We describe our role as storytellers because what matters to us is the ability to bring a human connection to beautifully crafted images and film.
Discover how the team offer a totally unique and powerful skill set and experience base.
Kate Kirkman – Photographer / Brand Strategy
Brent Kirkman – Film-maker / Drone Pilot
Kate & Brent have recently relocated to Cornwall – drawn by the water-based life and foodie community.
A strong vocational calling to become a professional photographer drew Kate from her high-profile jobs in Marketing at ITV, and as an Account Director for the branding company Lambie-Nairn. Working with clients including FIFA, O2, and the BBC showed her the power that photographic imagery can have on clients and customers alike. Having worked as a creative storytelling photographer for the past 12 years and having written regular articles and columns for the trade’s press, she is regarded as one of the industry’s leading lights. Kate became one of a handful of global ambassadors for Nikon when she shot on DSLR and now both she and her husband Brent, are not only Sony European Imaging Ambassadors, but also Rotolight – Masters of Light.
Brent, likewise, spent over 25 years in Global IT specialising in CRM and Mobile prior to becoming a cinematographer par excellence. As an ex-developer of cutting-edge tech, he has a vast knowledge of website and mobile phone technology which helps CREATE stay ahead of the field and ensures the delivery of your brand project is state of the art. Combine that with his CAA GVC drone pilot licence and you have a truly formidable set of talents in one neat little package – a bit like a Jedi.
Mark Rawlings – Film-maker / Director
Elizabeth Keates – Photographer / Director
Mark and Elizabeth bring a truly unique and extraordinary set of storytelling skills to CREATE. With over 40 years of acting experience between them both in Film and Television, and on stages in London’s West End and on Broadway, they have a depth of knowledge in direction, voice, movement and design that is a frequently overlooked essential when telling your brand story.
They coach you on how to feel at ease and deliver your story confidently to camera. Give you comprehensive direction prior to and during the shoot so you feel grounded and relaxed throughout what can often be, quite an overwhelming experience. They advise on posture, diction and locations to compliment the look and feel of your product. In fact, all those unseen aspects of film production that turn the humdrum into the phenomenal.
A bit like that favourite Grandpa who always read bedtime stories like no one else could. He’d make the story dance off the page and swirl around your brain as you drifted off to dream land. Anyone can read a story, but it takes a lifetime of telling them to make it come alive. That’s what Mark and Elizabeth do – guide your storytelling to make it come alive on screen.
TESTIMONIAL – MILES PHILLIPS OF MILES MARKETING
At Miles Marketing we work with a select group of companies to provide quality marketing services, that deliver results. We surround ourselves with exceptional suppliers that deliver results for our clients while ensuring we stay within budget.
We have found a trusted supplier in Elizabeth at Create.
Elizabeth not only won a competitive pitch, but she delivered above and beyond. Being able to give one brief that covered Photography, Videography and Postproduction made my life easy and as Create proved, they were able to deliver on all levels. Elizabeth and her partner Mark arrived early, were diligent in capturing the shots required and were very accommodating when it came to working with the staff to achieve the right shots.
The client and I are so happy with the results that we have already asked Create to shoot the next one in the new year.
I have no hesitation about recommending Elizabeth and Create to my clients.
Sony Europe Imaging Ambassadors
We are delighted to be Sony Europe Imaging Ambassadors and have been chosen by Sony to represent their full frame Apha Series cameras to professional photographers and cinematographers across Europe.
Our role with Sony is very much industry facing with us regularly writing features for magazines, talking at events and training and mentoring other professionals.
ROTOLIGHT – MASTERS OF LIGHT
Rotolight is a British family owned business designing innovative LED lighting products for the motion picture and photographic industries.
More often than not our clients need us to shoot both photographic stills and video. Visual content creators like us who work on location in low light situations have previously relied on strobes to add any additional lighting. All this has changed with Rotolight’s advanced LED lighting which we can modify to soften, gel or tightly control. We are absolutely delighted to represent the brand and work closely with them.
TV masterclass – Planet Eat
Planet Eat is a dedicated food channel, showcasing some of the best talent from up-and-coming chefs around the world, to professional masterclasses from leading culinary schools and high quality guides in food photography, styling, blogging and branding the chef – think food porn meets YouTube! It’s all your foodie needs, under one roof.