You’re invited to join us for Be More Stoke – an unmissable celebration of regional creativity and an exploration of the future of the UK moving image sector.

Join us at the former Spode factory - the filming location for BAFTA nominated Jawbone - on Wednesday 21st March for a truly inspirational day featuring expert speakers from Film, TV, Games and Immersive Tech

The event will be rounded off with an exclusive In Conversation piece with Jawbone Producer, Mike Elliott from EMU Films

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and a cash bar will be available for networking drinks at the end of the day.

Be More Stoke: Agenda


Be More Creative

Welcome from The Platform and Creative England


Jamie Finlay (I Make Audio) explores the fundamental role of sound in film and games with live demo

Be More Innovative

Insightful discussion around fundamentals of documentary development, production and distribution with Keith Farrell (Rabbit Punch Films), Jack Leigh (Eight Engines) and James Copson (Anattic TV)



Anna Mansi (Head of Certification, BFI) shares hints and tips for ensuring major budget savings with tax effective production



Dan Riley (CEO, Spearhead Interactive) shares the story of his award-winning business that is leading the way in the conception, creation and deployment of immersive and interactive 3D solutions and experiences


Jo Booth (Head Trainer & Guru, Social Media Makes Sense) discusses the integration of social media and TV and shares her expertise of running campaigns for acclaimed shows such as BBC’s Poldark and ITV’s Victoria

Be More Inspired

In conversation with Mike Elliot, producer of Jawbone discussing the experience on set whilst filming in Stoke-on-Trent

Closing Comments

Be More Connected

Join us for networking and drinks

Be More Stoke: Photography

Image credit Alex Mead