A selection of recent projects include:
"Removing the Barriers" - a first-person documentary celebrating the academic achievements of a group of children from different ethnic backgrounds.
Gold Award winner - Best Educational Programme, New York Film & Video Festival; "Making a Difference" - a film about school governors with responsibility for Special Educational Needs.
"Providing the Answers" - a film explaining the Governments Nursery Voucher Scheme which involved filming at a number of pre-school settings around the UK
"Buttercups & Wellingtons" - a short film about an innovative and award winning pre-school nursery based at a dairy farm in rural Wiltshire.
"No Second Chances" - an award-winning documentary /drama aimed at students in higher education, about death and serious injuries amongst Britain's farmers: winner Gold IVCA Award.
From making one of our first films, "Mother Tongues", an award-winning documentary about the experiences of Chinese children growing up in the UK, we have made a diverse range of educational programmes.
Over the past twenty years we have worked with teachers and children of all ages, from pre-school through to further education on a diverse variety of projects. Several of our educational /schools programmes have won awards for their content and approach including several IVCA awards and an RTS Award.
Having filmed in schools in the UK and US, and being parents and actively involved with our local schools, we are well aware of the national curriculum, the demands placed on teachers and the sensitivities involved in working with children. We also have a good appreciation of the key ingredients required to produce entertaining, informative and engaging educational resources.
Quintessence directors have also produced a number of educational and children's programmes for television. These include 25 episodes of the pre-school puppet show, "Tot's TV"; "Green Fingers" and "Celts for the Day", two programmes for Channel 4's "Schools At Work" strand; the BBC drama "Not Fair" and most recently several programmes for Teachers TV, some classroom-based, some teaching resources, including the RTS Award winning "Brunel's Great Achievements".