About Us at Pocket Creatives

Find out more about us as a team, what we stand for and why you would choose us for your next video production or photography shoot.

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Video Production and Photography at Pocket Creatives

This is us…

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Pocket Creatives is a video production and photography team built on over 16 years of experience in the visual and creative industries. Run by co-owners Steven, Haider and Lauren, we’re now in our 6th year of business as Pocket Creatives. Our team loves producing great video and photography, and we like to think that it shows in the work we deliver.

We’ve worked hard to assemble a talented team who can deliver high quality video production services, as well as video and photography content creation. All from our dedicated studio in London Waterloo.

Drop us a mail, we’re a friendly bunch and are more than happy to chat about what we could offer on your next project!

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In a nutshell...

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We’re a video production company

As a video production company, we deliver high quality and engaging content for commercial, corporate, and promotional use. We create TV adverts, brand films, promotional videos, crowdfunding campaign videos, and video content for social media. Our professional video team knows how to craft the right elements together to convey your messages and tell your story.

What are you looking for in a video production company? If it’s a creative team who are trustworthy, knowledgeable, enjoyable to work with and well-priced, then we might just be the right fit for you.

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and a photography company too…

As a photography company, we’re able to squeeze every pixel to deliver images that perform. A photographer must know how to communicate, and view a project from different perspectives, knowing how to create images that jump out and catch attention. We strive to do just that. We offer product photography, people photography and lifestyle photography across a wide range of sectors.

As a content creation company, we know how to give you the best of both worlds: through the use of video production to tell a story across multiple shots, or where a single photograph has to say it all.

The Team

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Lauren Hodge

Production Director

Lauren is chief scheduler and string-puller, her middle name would be 'Organiser' if it wasn't already 'Christine'.

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Steven Mayatt

Creative Director & MD

Steven oversees the company and creative direction. The 'daddy' of the team despite and resident beard-wearer.

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Haider Romero Perez

Technical Director

Haider runs the hands-on technical stuff. More than obsessed with his cameras, lenses and lights.

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Kelly Hill


"Snap, click, flash, repeat"... the soundtrack to her life in the studio.

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Ned Stewart

Video Director

Ned is responsible for directing our video shoots, which often involves plenty of pointing and... well, directing.

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Connor Adkins

Video Editor

Connor pushes the right buttons in the right order and a video pops out looking all pretty and nice at the end.

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Bianca Pana

Video Editor

Bianca handles the extra buttons that Connor can't push at the same time. That's proper teamwork right there.

Why Us?

We know that you have a wonderful variety of creative video and photography companies out there to choose from, so here are the reasons we'd like you to consider us:


We’re consultative

The consultation process is arguably the most important stage of any project. Within a few questions we can understand more about what you’re looking for and how we can best provide our video and photography services. Our aim is to understand what you need, provide our recommendations, and then present you with some options.


It’s all about service

This is a hard industry to develop USPs in – established video and photography companies deliver content to a professional standard these days, and in all shapes and sizes. We take the above as a given and know that we have to deliver quality that goes beyond your budget, but more importantly, we know that you’re more likely to come back if we provide a great service and if you’ve enjoyed the experience.


At the right price

Every client has different spending power. Every business has a need for video and photography, and living in an increasingly visual word there’s a greater reliance than ever on communicating through visual media. We’ll give you a budget breakdown and will work with you to manage your budget in an honest and transparent way. Very often we can make a modest pot go further than you’d think!


For everybody

We’re privileged to have built this company through providing video and photography for both small businesses and startups through to some of the largest companies in the UK, it’s our goal to stay competitive and offer a service that’s tailored to fit YOU.

Quality content creation shouldn’t just be for those with the greatest spending power – and our modular pricing model means that we can cater for everybody.


We’re flexible, adaptable and versatile

We’re multi-sector experienced and unashamedly diverse. We’ve chosen to remain flexible so that we can respond and rise to different challenges with great video and photography content.

While our main areas of expertise are in food & drink, beauty & cosmetics, products, health & wellbeing and products, our skills allow us to work across wider sectors. Experience in one area helps to cross-pollinate new skills that are relevant to other markets.


We understand urgency!

We know how important it is for you to have it done yesterday and capitalise on the now.

Getting your content in front of your audience at the right time is so important, particularly in today’s trend and time-driven world. Good planning, organisation and communication is the key.


We want to help you stand out

Our video and photography content says more, shouts louder, and travels further. We want to stay true to the quote that an image is worth a thousand words… and counting!

There’s a time and a place for simple product images isolated against white backgrounds, and we offer those as well. But to get the best from us, we want to make use of locations, props, styling, and models as they all help to tell your story for a greater visual impact.


We always put our clients first

You’re more important to us than anything.

We wouldn’t exist without you, we know that, so we’ll do our very best to make sure that you’re always happy with our video and photography content, and you want to work with us time and again. We’ve built long-standing and trustworthy relationships with our clients since we started, so that we can partner each other as we grow.


We champion young talent

Fresh ideas, energy and drive, and a sense of ownership and responsibility, guided by experience… at your disposal.

So whether you’re looking for content creation for social media, event filming in London, or just a video editor, we can deliver the talent.

This year, we have also been a part of the government’s Kickstart scheme to help a new entrant into the industry.

Our Code

We are happy to publish our internal values for the world to see, as this gives you an overview of how we conduct ourselves and our business. Here are the guidelines that we happily work to...

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Quality of Product

Why is this important to us?
You should expect a professional level of visual quality and craft from the video and photography work that we deliver. The quality of what we create is as important to us as it is to you, and we want to be continually proud of the end results.

How are we going to achieve it?
We will achieve this by being aware of how technology and techniques in our industry can directly shape individual video and photography projects; by choosing the right equipment and approach to fit the brief; and monitoring accuracy through internal quality control procedures and retrospective project reviews.


Kind, Mindful and Ethical

Why is this important to us?
Creating great working relationships not only makes every day more enjoyable, but helps us all to create better end products. We measure the success of a project not only in the results but in the way we conduct ourselves throughout a project’s lifecycle.

How are we going to achieve it?
We aspire to create an environment and culture where our clients know they can have open and honest conversations about their video and photography projects. Whether bouncing around ideas or talking numbers, by phone, email or over a coffee.  Always treating clients, suppliers, contributors and each other with respect and ensure that we build genuine trust at every stage.


Bold, Brave and Imaginative

Why is this important to us?
We want to help you surpass expectations and achieve more than simply keeping up with your competition. Your visuals have to work harder and be more effective than ever to positively impact your audience.

How are we going to achieve it?
We want to help you stand out rather than blend in, using the versatility and strengths that video and photography have to offer in expressing the vision of your company, service or products. We’ll explore different approaches in communicating your brand’s individuality and purpose, whilst understanding your audience to know how best to reach and affect them.


Quality of Service

Why is this important to us?
We know that how we behave, speak and interact is important in building and maintaining the perfect working relationship. We want you to enjoy working with us, trust in the video and photography content we deliver, and value the benefits in a long term relationship.

How are we going to achieve it?
Friendly and reliable communication is at the heart of why our clients come to us, and keep coming back. We’re always “on” and provide multiple ways to be reachable – you don’t finish your day at 5pm, and neither do we. We do our best to accommodate last minute requests, delivering to tight schedules even in challenging conditions.


Being Human

Why is this important to us?
Our video and photography clients are people first, clients second.

How are we going to achieve it?
We demonstrate understanding and empathy in your processes as well as ours, as you’re juggling multiple tasks and challenges outside of what we are working on together. You are project managers, business owners, parents, and often have two jobs at once. Where we can tailor our approach to you personally, we will.

Who We Work With

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We have provided video and photography services to a huge variety of clients in our history, from crowdfunders and startups through to more established names and global businesses. We love that mix, and being entrusted with the visuals for clients of any size is extremely satisfying.

We work with most clients directly, and we’re also able to provide our services to agencies and other creative companies who don’t have access to video and photography services in house.

We’re very proud to have worked with known clients such as Prestige Flowers, The Telegraph, Skinny Tan, Romilly Wilde, Urban VedaRiver Group, Philips, Co-op, Holland & Barrett, Tech21, realme, James Read Tan, Frylight, QVC and many more emerging names that you’ll come to know very soon.

You can see what they say about us here

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Want to know a bit more about who we work with, and what makes a ‘Pocket Person’? Or go behind the scenes to see how we work in action…

Our Story

Pocket Creatives launched in the winter of 2017, formed as a limited company following the team working under the name of Steven Mayatt Creative since 2015. Pocket is the next step in our evolution.

Steven’s professional history started in broadcasting, supporting mainstream television programmes such as BBC’s Watchdog, Crimewatch and Horizon and leading a 10-person team running 24/7 to make this happen.

But photography and video production was always the passion, and he burnt all the hours in the day running a small, innovative corporate video production company alongside called Screensaver which could boast clients such as Tower Bridge, the Museum of London and the National Portrait Gallery. This paved the way to progress full time into the production world and merged into Tailwind Media into 2010.

For 6 years, Steven oversaw the production team, making impressive in-roads into the UK corporate video market, working with some of the country’s biggest names. Highlights would include a huge change campaign for Arcadia; helping to update the internal communications video magazine for electronics giant Philips, working with pop star Olly Murs for the Pringles 25th birthday adverts, and overseeing a multitude of projects for Tesco, Currys PC World and Groupon to name just a few.

2015 saw the creation of SMC, after Steven wanted to take a different direction, by offering both video and photography. Haider Romero Perez and Lauren Hodge were invited to join, bringing a wealth of skill, enthusiasm, and drive and within 2 years have become co-owners of the newly incorporated Pocket Creatives.

“SMC provided a wonderful opportunity to meet new business owners and establish ourselves in new markets, offering new video and photography services and building a friendly and creative business where we’re building long-term working relationships with our clients. Pocket Creatives couldn’t have been launched without the faith and trust shown in us by our clients, and we look forward to growing alongside them over the years to come.”

Now, embarking on our 6th year in business together, we’ve reached one milestone after the next. We boast an enviable client list, with impressive client retention numbers and have built a a genuinely wonderful team around us.

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