2018 was a very playful year for Solo Films. We started the year in style working alongside some amazingly talented guy by the name of Roger Federer. This video content project came by way of a deliberately missed phone call and a love of coffee. Driving home from the beach on Boxing Day, 2017, I deliberately ignored an overseas call, thinking it was a telemarketing call. It was Boxing Day and I wanted to get home to watch the cricket. Once I checked my voice mail, I quickly returned that ignored call. It was a production company out of Los Angeles who worked exclusively for Bill Gates. Long story short, they engaged Solo Films to help create video content for the Match For Africa charity tennis match which Roger teams ups with Bill Gates and two other tennis professionals raising money to provide funds helping educate African kids. The challenge was that Bill wasn’t here. Bill was still in the States while Roger was here for the Hopman Cup. The concept required Roger and Bill to interact on camera while getting ready for the big match. So we had three days to build a huge green screen set in the main ballroom at the Crown Resort, complete with a full crew and a stand in/body double for Bill Gates. The other hurdle we had to deal with was the limited amount of time we had Roger on set for. Due to his tennis commitments, he was only available to film for 90 minutes. We ended up having hime for two hours. We’d like to think we got him over the line for the 2018 Australian Open. We also noted that he didn’t win it this year…wonder why???
Our playful year continued as we traveled around the state.
We filmed a massive television commercial campaign for Synergy. This took us from Margaret River, to Kalbarri and Kalgoorlie. We produced video content for NERA as they helped launch an amazing artificial reef instalment in the Gulf of Exmouth. We continued filming in the Pilbara for the Roy Hill Project. We got to play with big toys and machines while we were up there and while we filmed another massive television campaign. This was for Steel Blue Boots. We also got to play with Bruce the Truck Driving dog from Midalia Steel as we produced their new television campaign.
One thing we are very proud of at Solo Films os our work we do with charity groups. As we have done for the past 5 years, we produced content for Breast Cancer Care WA’s Long Table Lunch in 2018. Producing videos like this gives us perspective and we are privileged to meet some of the most courageous and wonderful people.
We also produced a series of online videos for DMIRS and Royal Life Saving WA in the prevention of toddler drownings in inflatable pools. We continued our ongoing work for Arafura Resources as they ramp up their piloting getting closer to construction of their rare earths project. And we finished the year with a new television campaign for Midland Brick.
What we want to do now is play with you. Drop us a line and we can make a play date.