Shop Local Shop Safe - Collaboration with H&F Circles and Hammersmith & Fulham Council
As much as we love to set up lights, cameras and yell “Action!”, we equally love meeting the amazing characters that pop up in front of us. The greater the joy when we actually find them and their stories inspirational to us beyond the project at hand.
In broad strokes, this project enabled us to dive deep into the world of local businesses who circled the money back into their own community, keeping it alive and thriving. But filming and putting this video together also gave us a great opportunity to venture around the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, take notes, and draw up all the buildings and businesses featured in the video and put all of them on a map. Literally. Ranno does love a good map and apparently doesn’t mind illustrating one from scratch!
This exercise really made us rediscover how diverse and vibrant the borough is both architecturally and community wise. And made us realize how much the people and businesses in a borough can shape it. London is not only one big untameable blob, but an ecosystem of small thriving communities.
Therefore we’d like to thank all the businesses, people and volunteers who gave up their time in order to make this video come to live:
W12 Music Shop, Ella’s Place, Afrik’n’Fusion, IMMY London, Horton and Garton, Pekoe Mellow Tea House, e-cargobikes.com. And of course, Hammersmith & Fulham Council who helped us to reach all these lovely people.
Even though this specific video tells a story of how shopping local benefits one area, we think that the message is quite universal and can be applied wherever you may be.
Our passion is storytelling, getting inspired through inspiring people, and getting their message out there. Everyone and everything has a story to tell and we are here to help yours take flight.