Beeston Media was founded in 2005 by Hamish and Penny Beeston, two senior broadcast professionals who have both honed their skills in videography, directing and film production over 25 years in factual television.
Founder and Creative Director, Beeston Media.
Hamish Beeston learnt his trade at primetime BBC One, BBC Two, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Between 1993 and 2005, he produced / directed over 30 long-form documentaries, and worked on many other shows.
He was encouraged to pick up a camera while working as a director at the BBC, and today he acts as Beeston Media’s main director, camera man and photographer. He also works as an occasional editor.
On multiple occasions, Hamish has been named Videographer and Photographer of the Month by the international website Photography for Real Estate. He also won Videographer of the Year in 2014 and sat on the website’s judging panel.
Both Hamish and Penny are devoted to offering an exceptional service to their clients. They remain involved in every project from start to finish.
Managing Director, Beeston Media.
Penny launched her career with the BBC’s Natural History unit, entering the corporation straight out of Oxford University. She gained invaluable production experience working with popular zoologist Desmond Morris, and spent lengthy periods filming wildlife documentaries in Africa, Indonesia and America.
She also developed a specialisation creating programmes from library material, learning to weave spellbinding storylines through pre-existing footage. Her broadcasting skills and experience were further deepened during her years as a series producer with Granada Television and ITV Factual.
Since joining Beeston Media, Penny has taken the lead in steering the overall direction of the company. She also acts as the main liaison between Beeston Media and the University of Bristol, for whom the team has made over 700 films since 2011.
Penny enjoys working with clients in a strategic advisory capacity, developing video policy and guidelines, and running wider production teams.
As well as Hamish and Penny, we have further full time staff Dion Owen and Jude Lacey.
Dion joined us from a TV / Journalism course at UWE in 2018 and is now a key member of the team. He specialises in A7s3 / gimbal shooting and is our qualified drone pilot. He also runs his own projects within Beeston Media, notably a recent multi-film series for University of Bristol Professional Services.
Jude has just completed a degree in Film and Television at University of Bristol and was one of our regular paid interns. He joins us now as a digital assistant with an emphasis on post-production.
We also bring in freelancers when necessary including specialist camera people, editors and videographics designers.
As a small production company with low overheads but huge expertise and contacts, we are confident of being able to respond quickly to our clients' needs, whilst also keeping our costs reasonable.