When Liam and Warren set up Spike back in 2004 their main focus was on producing documentary films. Whether producing a documentary or corporate production, the aim is to have a positive impact. You can see a round-up of broadcasting credits in the montage below.
Their first project was an hour-long documentary called Rowing In Seine. This followed a world-record breaking challenge to row between London and Paris across the busiest shipping lane in the world. The documentary was a great way of cutting their teeth and also a steep learning curve.
This was followed by a film looking at how Kosovo was recovering from the bitter war with Serbia and the destruction caused by landmines. Called Kosovo The Hidden Enemy, it was a half-hour documentary that was shown on Sky, and follow-up films we made also received national attention through major news channels.
Soon after these films were completed, and working their way through contacts and navigating plenty of dead ends, they achieved a commission from the Discovery Channel. This was to make a documentary looking at obesity, and in particular stomach reduction surgery. They focused on a family of nine who had all had surgery and followed the story of 18-year-old Scott who was that latest member of the family to have the operation. The documentary received widespread national coverage at the time and was very well received.
In addition to the projects above we have also worked extensively for Panorama, Sky News, BBC News, BBC Newsnight, ITV, National Geographic and Animal Planet, and have worked with or provided footage to broadcasters all around the world.