Cara and Abi love making films and tellling stories. Both worked in broadcast television for over 10 years before setting up in business together. They are self-confessed geeks who love getting their hands on the latest kit.
After studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, Cara spent a few years in social and political research before moving into television. Between 1997 and 2008 she filmed, produced and directed documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 and also spent time working on the BBC’s Newsround.
In 2008 Cara co-founded Futureproof Productions – building two mammoth video-based websites, iMama.tv and Know Drugs.net. In that time, Cara kept her hand in film making by working with Abi on a range of short films for a variety of organisations.
Abi’s early training ground was with Jeremy Isaacs Productions. She went on to film, produce, direct and edit promos and short films at CNN International. She left to become a freelance film maker in 2008. She is co-founder of the award winning campaign Pinkstinks.
Both Abi and Cara enjoy the hands on aspects of film-making and specialise in understanding their clients’ needs, making creative, fun films and distilling complex messages into simple ones.
They enjoy the personal relationships they have with their clients and prioritise ensuring the contributors in their films feel comfortable and informed about what they’re doing. They have frequently worked with young people and find sharing the film-making process with them particularly rewarding.
Abi on Cara: Knowing Cara has genuinely been a life changing experience for me, ask me in the pub sometime! Since our collaboration began I have been continuously surprised and energised by the strength of our team-work. I can rely upon her to give a critical yet constructive eye, to inject humour as well as a hefty dose of realism, as well as to meticulously ensure that the needs of our clients are met. Cara is someone who will turn her hand to anything, creatively as well as intellectually and believes whole-heartedly in everything that she does.... Moore Lavan Films goes from strength to strength, because she's in it. She did not pay me to say this.
Cara on Abi: I really admire the commitment and creative energy Abi puts into every job. She has a constant stream of ideas and her passion for film-making shows in every part of our projects. She is also very good natured and easy to work with - and doesn't mind if I get too bossy. Though she is more than capable of bossing me around, she rarely does so. Our working relationship has never been hard to manage and somehow just flows. She is the Laurel to my Hardy, the Saunders to my French and the Dec to my Ant (or should that be the other way round?).
Their clients include Marie Curie Cancer Care, The National Autistic Society, Wood Green Animal Shelter, Amnesty International, The Who Cares? Trust, Quality Health, Joel Culpepper, The African Wildlife Foundation, Del LaGrace Volcano,Envision,Beagle Media,Create Network, Womankind Worldwide, the TUC, the Daily Mirror and the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO).
Abi lives in South London and Cara is based in Bristol.
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