Steve Garratt

Steve Garratt

Creative Director

  • Location: Bristol
  • Career stage: Expert

I created Giggle (a production agency based in Bristol) to create content that made my clients smile. A bold claim and something we strive to achieve in everything we do, the way we work, the way we talk to our clients and the way we interact with each other. Why? Because Giggle is about creating films that emotional engage with audiences and to do that we have to emotional engage with each other first. That doesn't make our films funny but we do strive for those penny drop moments, when the ideas fall into place where the audience are rewarded for there time with a sense of understanding and knowing. That is what makes us different.

I trained as a theatre director and it was whilst working with large groups of actors that i really began to understand the power of emotional engagement and how it can aid with the retention of information. The actors would always learn the scenes that they "got" first, the ones with the big argument, the emotional outbursts - this was because they are the easiest to remember. When I started working on Corporate Films, Live events and Conferences I realised that 90% of the audience was disconnected from the message because they weren't emotionally invested or engaged in what they were watching. So I started to add theatre into my events, create moments of anticipation or excitement in the short films or animations, and always have a surprise up your sleeve for the finale.

At Giggle we use these principles to create short impactful communication and marketing films that can drive real change in your organisation and whats more we can prove it using analytics and simple measuring tools before and after campaigns.

If your would like to learn more about our methods and how we can help you get your messages out to your employees and create a real change in your business please contact me. I can't wait to hear your story.

Work History

Group Creative Director - The Giggle Group Ltd

Sep 2014 - Present

MD - Bristol Green Screen

2011 - Present

Managing Director - The Giggle Group Ltd

Aug 2006 - Sep 2014

Board Member - Eventia IVCA

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014

Writer - Neomis Animation

2010 - 2010

Creative producer - Sounds Commercial

May 2002 - Jul 2006

Creative Producer - Meiklejohn Graphics Licensing (MGL)

Nov 2000 - Nov 2001

Development - Animotion (Pinewood Studios)

1997 - 1999

Editor - Audiomotion

1995 - 1997

Education

Theatre and Film Direction - BA Hons In Directing - Rose Bruford College

1995 - 1998

Field of study unknown - Qualification type unknown - Cambridge Regional College

1990 - 1991

Skills

  • Animation Director
  • Creative
  • Creative Writer
  • Director

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