Tusko: Best of 2018

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We’ve enjoyed our biggest and best year yet

We’ve had an incredible year, and so much has happened since January that we wanted to take a moment to celebrate.

From a giant projection of our LGBT+ film at Bristol Pride to a trip to America to film in a women’s prison, to running a half marathon our 2018 has been full of amazing moments.

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We were pleased to secure a partnership with Little Dot Studio to complete ‘Dying Out Loud’, our 20-minute documentary about the American prison system - released on 27th December. The year before we travelled to Pennsylvania to conduct interviews with the ‘Lady Lifers’ - women incarcerated for life without chance of parole.

We also worked with the Global Clubfoot Initiative and the NHS, producing training videos about leadership and communication for them.

As well as working for international clients, we’ve also been deeply involved in representing our local community this year.

Our film ‘Talking LGBT+ Bristol’ saw an incredible distribution across the city. It was screened at the Bristol Pride celebrations in Millennium Square to 30,000 people, and our CEO Jake appeared on local news with Pride organisers to talk about the film.

We produced the film in partnership with local media company Bristol24/7, and we were proud to join their Better Bristol initiative as a founding member when it was set up in September.

We were also proud to work with local charities. We filmed at the Bristol Young Heroes Awards, ran by Community of Purpose and supported by UWE. We’re looking forward to catching up with these inspiring young people again next year.


We were also inspired by the big ecological cultural shift of 2018, and decided to give up plastic in our office. Our COO Dan received a carbon literacy certificate on behalf of Tusko this year, making our best efforts to ensure all our production will be carbon neutral in 2019.

In December, we created a colourful and engaging national marketing campaign for loneliness charity Marmalade Trust. The campaign videos have been seen by over 20,000 people so far.

We’ve also been working with national charity Steps, who work with lower limb conditions. Tusko filmed a young boy having a prosthetic limb fitted for the first time, which he said was a really heart-warming moment - there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

Jake ran a half marathon for mental health charity Mind in September, and raised close to £1000 in the process!

We're looking forward to working with more charities on campaigns across 2019. Watch this space!

Thank you to all the people we’ve worked with and Happy Christmas to all.