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Meet our programme cohorts!

Introducing the incredible creative businesses joining us on the Create South East programme. We will be supporting and championing our programme businesses wherever possible and we look forward to sharing their journey’s! Here is a run-down of our exceptional businesses:

Cohort 1

A+C Studios (Animation)

A+C Studios is a Full Service Production Company that specialises in Stop-motion & 2D animation. We have a passion for bringing imaginative characters and worlds to life.

Borderpoint Films (Film&TV)

Borderpoint Films is a Kent based independent TV production company founded by experienced creatives who have made over 100 hours of factual television across many formats.

Brown Bear Audio (Digital Media)

Brown Bear Audio is an independent and fast growing audio post production company specialising in Remote based post production.

Crawley Film Initiative (Film)

Crawley Film Initiative is a film production company and training hub that produces high-end quality visuals for a range of commercial clients plus trains young people between the ages of 16-25.

Curious Families UK (Museums, Galleries, & Libraries)

Curious Families UK produce events and resources for family audiences. We work with museums, theatres, heritage, culture and children’s services to equip families with playful solutions that improve health and well-being.

Digitom Video Production (Advertising & Media)

Digitom was born out of a passion to create content that inspires, connects and engages with its audience, through factual storytelling. Digitom are B Corp™ certified, award-winning innovators, with more than 25 years’ experience of creating broadcast and branded content for some of the most ambitious clients.

Globetrotter Television (TV)

Globetrotter Television is an independent UK Television broadcaster and publisher, specialising in the creation of globally explorative travel journalism and review based documentary programmes.

Kids Active Media (Publishing)

IP owned Children’s media company, building brands for entertainment and education from birth – tweenaged years.

Kinshipped (Design)

Kinshipped is a sustainable greetings and stationery publisher.

KMTV (Film & TV)

KMTV is an Ofcom regulated public service broadcast house and production house transmitting on Freeview Channel 7 as part of the UK’s local television network.

Minus Cloud Nine (Design)

Minus Cloud Nine is a business based on opening up conversations around mental health through creativity, workshops, skill share and sustainable goods.

Mission Digital Graphics (Immersive Media)

A Brighton visualisation studio producing imagery, animation and immersive models in order to bring designs to life. Creating photorealistic digital media to convey how designs will look when constructed in real life.

Morton Waters (Advertising & Media)

Morton Waters is a digital marketing agency for the built environment. Founded in 2016 with a ‘how hard can it be?’ attitude… a recession, Brexit and Coronavirus have stretched that somewhat gung-ho attitude almost as far as possible, but Morton Waters is still here and growing despite these challenges.

Palladian Media (Digital Media)

Palladian Media is a creative media production company connecting people to brands, spaces, and experiences through photography and film, online and on social media.

Studio Sam Causer (Architecture)

Studio Sam Causer specialises in the ethical conservation of multi-layered, complex and historic buildings and sites, with an astute understanding of the way materials and humans behave in changing circumstances.

Super Strange Studios (Animation)

Super Strange Studios is an innovative animation production company that aims to create shamelessly silly cross-media worlds.

Tallulah & Hope (Design)

Art-inspired prints and embroidered clothes for women with considered style.

Tallulah & Hope was born in 2010 through a shared desire to create beautiful clothing that really connects with women.

Taw (Digital Media)

Hair and Make-up services, in salon and for media production.

Cohort 2

Aarven (Design)

Meaning ‘friend of the people’, AARVEN is an ethical homeware and jewellery brand founded by two adventurers, inspired by our artisans around the globe. From wood block printed textiles, recycled brass jewellery, to hand woven baskets, we design our joyful collections in collaboration with the worlds best artisans.

Altered Gene (Video Games)

Altered Gene is a remote development studio headquartered in the UK. We love crafting meaningful stories that gamers can take with them beyond the screen.

Our mission is to deliver multi-channel games and experiences using the pillars of story, quality and approachability. To do this we harness a brilliant global team, who provide a wealth of skills and experiences, alongside a passion for narrative games.

Analog (Events)

We are Analog, a boutique Business Development and Sales consultancy for the Games Industry.

We provide outsourced support for companies looking for new business and sales revenue.

From services and products to media and events, our team will act as your BD & sales reps to help open doors and new opportunities.

‘cene Media (Creative Agency)

‘cene is a creative-led bi-monthly printed magazine and website, dedicated to providing a platform for up and coming individuals and businesses in the creative and hospitality sectors.

Donna Forte (Fashion)

Following my own diagnosis and personal battle with breast cancer I saw a gap in the lingerie market to provide creative, comfortable, adaptive, and high-quality post-surgery underwear for women who have had similar procedures.

The brand ‘Donna Forte’ which means strong woman in Italian was inspired to try and help women going through this journey even in a small way.

The business was born out of a difficult time but came from a desire to help others going through the same journey.

DURTY Media (Creative Agency)

We’re a CGI and 3D animation studio breaking new ground in the world of Virtual Reality (VR). We’ve developed an exciting new product called SOAR which enables businesses and enterprises to more easily adopt VR and surround technologies.

Future of Film (Film & TV)

Through a global network of creators, storytellers and engineers of moving image, we seek to INFORM, INSPIRE and EMPOWER the future of film.

Screen storytelling is changing. Business models, audience behaviour and technology are rapidly evolving and revolutionising the way stories are told, sold and consumed.

LimboTech (CreaTech)

LimboTech’s range of Digital Technology services aim to enable creatives to achieve their artistic visions by providing technical expertise, support and advice.

We have partnered with visual artists, theatre makers, galleries and museums to augment their current practice with new technologies.

We also develop our own in-house innovations focused around engaging, exciting and interactive ways of experiencing cutting edge technologies.

Litta (Video Games)

Litta is turning mobile gamers into citizen scientists through our game LittaHunters Our proposed solution gives individuals the tools to tackle litter in their local community, local authorities the data to make informed decisions and brands the platform to engage an increasingly sustainably minded consumer.

LUMA-iD (Design)

Professional design and product development services from our London based agency. We are one of the top product design companies in the UK, offering a complete design solution from initial concept, to prototyping and manufacturing.

Made Happy Gifts (Design)

At Made Happy, we design and print all of our products in our family-run studio in Kent. We use environmentally sustainable plant based plastic, which is derived from corn starch and sugar cane, to create our LEGO® compatible products.

We are passionate about offering eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic toys, and our products are loved by families and schools throughout the UK.

R K Jewellery Design (Design)

Introducing RK Jewellery Designs Ltd, founded by Robert Ketch in 2018. We are artisans in crafting timeless beauty, specializing in bespoke, one-of-a-kind Jewellery pieces and the meticulous restoration of cherished jewellery.

Our mission is rooted in creating Jewellery that transcends fleeting trends, and we work hard to ensure that each piece lasts a lifetime. At RK Jewellery Designs, we bring your unique vision to life, transforming imagination into enduring, personalized masterpieces. Elevate your style with us, where timeless elegance meets the exceptional craftsmanship of Robert Ketch and his team.

Record Games (Video Games)

Record Games is an indie game development studio based in West Sussex.

Record Games was founded in 2022 by ex-AI scientist Rob with the aim of unleashing the inner musician in all of us. We want to make getting the song in your head onto record as easy as possible.

So, welcome to Record Games. We’re not just playing games – we’re making music, and we look forward to jamming with you soon!

Studio Go Go (CreaTech)

From the simplest playground swing to the most thrilling fairground ride, Studio Go Go uses mobile VR headsets to turn classic mechanical rides into unusual and brilliant 21st-century adventures.

Studio Go Go offers turnkey packages that enable setting of rides using locally sourced components or upcycling old rides. As no ride modification is required, these packages can offer the lowest barrier to entry for any aspiring VR ride operator, while maintaining the thrilling qualities of the original mechanical ride.

Unapologaytic (Fashion)

Unapologaytic is an ethical T-shirt brand dedicated to promoting self-acceptance and authentic pride messages to GBTQ+ men via graphic and slogan t-shirts.

Wyrd Flora (Arts & Culture)

At Wyrd Flora, our passionate commitment is to forge a deep bond with nature, fostering a tapestry of shared knowledge and championing environmental harmony through imaginative avenues. Guided by our dedication to promoting, cultivating, and safeguarding traditional plant wisdom while advocating for environmental equality, we stand as advocates for a sustainable and interconnected world.

Cohort 3

Fleur de lis Theatre (Performing Arts)

Fleur de Lis Theatre specialises in producing shows that contain advanced physical skills including: stage combat, physical theatre, puppetry, dance and circus skills to create gritty, raw and visually stunning shows that entice audience members to develop a deeper love and appreciation for historical events, figures and works, that otherwise might be forgotten.

We also provide an array of workshops in these skills, helping to widen career opportunities for creatives and educate young people interested in working in the arts.

Fuud London (Fashion)

Fuud London is an independent, sustainable brand known for statement genderless clothing from vintage dead stock, upcycled or organic fabrics. Casual tailoring, geometric leisure wear and their trademark bold prints make up this eclectic brands unique style. Creating ethical, fearless fashion.

Gimme Shelter Global (Architecture)

Established in 2021 GSG’s primary aim in its first year is to conceptualise, design, develop, produce, and provide innovative, high-performing shelter solutions under the H7 brand. In the future GSG intends to elaborate a wider portfolio of quality, design-driven products which are technically, socially and environmentally adaptable solutions for the humanitarian sector and also the private sector.

Hai (Advertising & Marketing)

Hai is a full-service creative agency with efficiency at its core. We work with brands to develop solid strategies and multi-channel creative on a tight turnaround, using the latest AI technology.

Hastings Art School (Education & Training)

Hastings Art School is a local, accessible alternative to a traditional art school model. The aim is to provide creative development and career opportunities to artists who do not want to, or cannot attend a traditional art school.

Our core offering is a flexible 30-week programme, accessibly priced, for artists at any stage of their career who want to challenge and drive their practice in a critical, collaborative environment.

Hatsumi (Video Games)

Hatsumi is a design studio that explores how the arts, our brains and bodies collide.

We develop tools that make invisible, intangible experiences visible to help us better understand ourselves and each other.

Japeto (IT, Software & Computer Services)

Japeto creates AI-powered chatbots with heart. Based in Essex and funded by an Innovate UK Smart Grant, we build innovative conversational tools for high-risk scenarios.

From healthcare and local government to charities and education, our mission is to empower organisations with the best automation without compromising user safety.

Kerry Lemon (Visual Arts)

Kerry Lemon is an award winning artist commissioned by architects, developers, local authorities and luxury brands. She is a certified B Corporation committed to a sustainable practice, mentoring local artists and supporting local wildlife through the incorporation of discrete habitats within her structures.

Her monumental sculptures are research-led, site specific and celebrate each sites unique ecology and heritage.

Knot Works (Arts & Cultural Development)

We host events, workshops, exhibitions and studio provision. Through our work we bring people together to learn, share and grow in the arts.

Lighthouse Arts & Training (Visual Arts)

Lighthouse is a charity that supports artists who use digital technology in their work and helps people find routes into and succeed within the creative & cultural industries. From our central Brighton venue, we offer education and talent development programmes, commission artists to make and present new work, and produce exhibitions, talks and residencies.

MakeHub (Ed-Tech)

MakeHub is dedicated to transforming design and technology education through its innovative digital platform. Developed with a focus on fostering creativity, practical skills and career awareness, our platform aims to enhance the learning experience for teachers and students alike.

Move Animation (Animation & VFX)

We’re an award-winning animation studio in Brighton turning ideas into animated stories full of character, magic and joy.

Right Light Films (Film & TV)

Right Light Films is a Film & Television production company, with over twenty years experience. We are committed to developing and producing commercial projects with a global reach.

Silverbox Films (Education & Training)

Welcome to Silverbox Kids! We’re a team of passionate educators, mentors and film makers who believe that every young person should have the chance to make the most of their creativity. Our mission is to help bring out the best in every child, and unlock their potential through our range of after-school clubs, holiday schools and curriculum projects.

At Silverbox Kids, we believe in the power of film making to engage, educate and inspire

Sussex Tweed (Fashion)

Sussex Tweed is an established business formerly engaged in the making of high-end caps made entirely in England, now moving completely over to a sustainable, scaleable micro-mill producing locally sourced fleeces into sustainable cloth for the fashion industry.

Wildwood Media (Advertising & Marketing)

Video production company covering all aspects of AV requirements. Celebrating our 10th year in 2024.

Young Soles (Fashion)

Young Soles is an award winning children’s footwear brand, experts in bringing British heritage and contemporary styling to children’s shoes. Young Soles retro-cool footwear stays true to the brand’s ethos of evoking childhood memories.

Acknowledging childhood trends and borrowing from memories, music, or a style movement, Young Soles take inspiration from many sources, but always stays true to their brand by giving them their own unique twist.

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Buckle Up Entertainment (Film & TV)

Buckle Up Entertainment is a UK Film & Series production company delivering a diverse slate of commercial dark and edgy genre projects from emerging talent.

Kalikas Armour (Design)

Kalikas Armour is a British luxury slow fashion brand, creative consultancy and construction studio. Specialising in direct-to-client, made-to-measure garments, select RTW collections and cross disciplinary collaborations.

Main Media (Creative Agency)

Main Media are a video production company and creative agency based in sunny Southend-On-Sea, Essex. We provide video, animation, and photographic services for businesses, brands and charities.

Trusted by national brands, education providers, and local businesses to deliver appeal films, promo content and marketing videos that entertain, inform, and speak to their audiences.

MI Pixel (Video Games)

MI Pixel is an indie games studio fuelled by a passion for 80s/90s retro gaming. Their small but dedicated team combines the nostalgia of classic games with a modern twist, creating unique gaming experiences that capture the essence of the golden era.

MI Pixel also specialize in building software applications tailored to your personal or company needs. Whether you require a custom software solution or a gaming application to enhance your brand, we have the skills and creativity to bring your vision to reality.

Sensory Design and Technology (Design)

Sensory Design & Technology is a pioneer in wearable sensory technology for applications in Fashion, Jewellery and Wellness. The company is developing a product called ‘eScent’ whereby mood, feeling and perception triggers a calming Scent Bubble in real-time.

Squid Shack Studios (Film & TV)

Building their award-winning documentary about the Kentish micropub movement (Micropubs: The New Local), Squid Shack Studios is an emerging production company with a mission statement to develop, produce, and distribute projects with a connection to Kent & the South East for both national and international audiences.

Swerve Games (Video Games)

An independent British studio that creates free-flowing sports games with intuitive controls and a rewarding learning curve.

TechNative Digital (Software & Computer Services)

TechNative Digital are closing the Tech Skills Gap by developing programmes for more people to get into tech through industry sponsored bootcamps, tech meetups and support for education providers to work closer with industry.

The Holding Time Project (Visual Arts)

The Holding Time Project is an Art & Health intervention aimed at accelerating the normalisation process of breastfeeding for new mums. Centred around a Wellbeing journey, it uses In Real Life and virtual experiences to improve understanding about breastfeeding issues and challenges.

Unsettled Theatre (Theatre)

Unsettled Theatre is a company that was forged at the height of a global pandemic. They are a driven unit of creatives that look to tell untold stories.

Unsettled Theatre’s ethos is around delivering creativity in all forms and developing the skills of young people in the creative industry. Unsettled Theatre produce and run the podcast series ‘But Why?’ – discussing working as creatives, the tips and tricks, our failures and ‘ta-dah’ moments and what we learnt.

UTA Architects (Architecture)

Ulla Tervo Architects is an RIBA Chartered architecture practice, consisting of a full-time director and a network of freelance staff and consultant specialist advisors.

UTA Architects are passionate about using design as a problem-solving tool in a client-centred approach, with a focus on creating healthy buildings that have research-backed benefits for occupants and owners, as well as sustainable construction practices. They believe that good architecture should enhance both human wellbeing and their skills and abilities.

Vaticinate Pictures (Film & TV)

Vaticinate Pictures is a production company of writer/director Shan Ng and producer Robert Williams operating in Southend.

Developing and producing projects in both English and Chinese language.

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