On Par is 10!
Thank you for all the support over the past decade. It may be a cliche but it’s been quite the ride. Rather than look back I want to look forward!
Here are ten reasons I’m excited about On Par’s future:
We’ve rebranded and have a shiny new website:
We’ve been working hard with Rich Chitty at Ctrl.Alt.Design and are very pleased with the outcome. Go check it out.
All of the team are stakeholders in the business:
Andrew, Sam, and Simon have been gifted shares in the business. They are amazing people who are helping to push the business in a new bolder direction.
We’re small and proud:
Our core team is four people, we’re happy with that! We can be quick and agile. We want to be a speed boat, just like Hiut Denim’s founder David Hieatt suggests.
We’re a multi-skilled team:
Don’t be surprised to find one of us writing a script, then directing and then editing! If we need help we have a wide range of talented freelancers we work with.
Study documentary film:
If you’re thinking ‘I want to become a filmmaker’ I’d suggest studying documentary film because you learn to do everything – develop ideas, shoot, produce, direct and edit.
On Par is a place to create and learn:
We never want to stop pushing ourselves to get better technically or creatively. Einstein said it better than anyone can “once you stop learning you start dying.”
We are storytellers and proud of it:
Filmmaking is storytelling with sound and visuals. It’s a craft that we are always striving to master. We’re good, but we will always push to be better.
I’m making films for TV and I’m loving it:
I gave the guys shares as I’m increasingly directing TV docs. It means I’m pushing myself to be a better filmmaker in TV and this is having a positive effect on On Par’s projects.
We’re starting a mentoring scheme:
We’re inundated with requests for work experience but have always struggled with the best way to help. So we’ve decided to mentor four talented filmmakers over the course of 2020.
We want to share and pass on knowledge:
The more I learn, the more the team does, the more they can pass onto the mentees. Knowledge doesn’t have to be passed one-way, it’s another reason why we want to work with the mentees. Despite being ten, we want to stay fresh.
All the best, here’s to 10 more years!
Founder, On Par.