Football films - it’s not all about the weekend kick-off or the latest kit launch. There is a huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes when it comes to football clubs, regardless of their size or league position. Community work and youth training academies, corporate hospitality events and working with sponsorship partners are just some examples of these activities, all of which are opportunities to raise and maintain the profile and reputation of the club in the community.
Bullet has enjoyed a long standing relationship with its local team, Southampton FC and has worked with the club to produce a number of different videos and films to help them demonstrate the work that goes on in the background. Here's just some of the work we've covered with them:
This is the official charity of Southampton Football Club, who aim to fulfil the potential and change the lives of children, young people and adults at risk across Southampton and the surrounding areas. They deliver targeted programmes across six key themes: Employability and learning, health and wellbeing, education, Saints4all, schools and community, and football sports development.
For the last two years, the foundation has run a ‘Saints Together’ campaign, releasing daily social media films over the course of a week to show the different aspects of their investment in the community. Bullet created these community interest films, visiting the different locations - from nursing homes and schools to drug rehabilitation centres, filming activities in action and capturing interviews to tell the story from individual people’s perspectives, all of whom had benefited from the charity’s work. Each video received in excess of 20,000 views and helped spread awareness of the charity.
Sponsors are a vital source of funding for a club - so it’s important to make the most of the relationship on both sides. Bullet has worked with SportPESA, TLC Bet and most recently Sure in creating videos for Southampton FC that promote the partnership.
Youth Academy Training
The Southampton Cup is an international youth academy tournament that Bullet were asked to film to demonstrate the energy, vibrance and fun that that the teams have in the tournament. Boys and girls of all ages visited from America, Africa and Europe to take part, and filming took place over the course of a week; Much of the filming took place at Southampton's Staplewood training ground.
Nicole Whitehouse, marketing manager for the Saints Foundation, SMTC & Halo at Southampton Football Club kindly reviewed Bullet recently: “We have worked with Bullet on several campaigns across different areas of the Club. They always take our objectives on board and show a real understanding of our business. The quality of work at both the production and edit stage is always high. What's more, Matt and the team approach every project with a can-do attitude, problem solving on our behalf, always focussed on providing us with the best possible product they can. A trusted partner.”