By Catarina King, co-founder Society1.
We love hearing about amazing projects and collaborations at Society1. There are so many different types of businesses in our community with such a range of focus.
As part of our Coworker Projects series we caught up with Scott Bradley and Natasha Hawthornthwaite. Scott and Natasha are the founders of Northern Heart Films an award winning film company based in Lancashire who specialise in factual storytelling. They are a passionate creative duo all about crafting emotional, human focused stories that stay with you long after the end credits have rolled.
Northern Heart Films tell inspiring stories of strength and unity, people breaking through barriers and challenging perceptions.
‘We care deeply about the people we place in front of our cameras, their story becomes our story and together we can change the world.’ – Scott Bradley
The company is run by producer Scott Bradley, and director Natasha Hawthornthwaite. They are both from Blackburn & Darwen and set the business up just under four years ago, since then they have grown from strength to strength and are now one of the most trusted film companies in the locality.
During lockdown, Northern Heart Films created a film piece called ‘A Kingdom United’. It has a powerful message about what was happening at the time capturing how people reacted in both positive and negative ways. The film celebrates the hero’s who worked hard during this time, and calls out to everyone to do what they can to stay at home and stay safe. It is set to the words of a poem called ‘A Kingdom United’ by Carla Mellor, Poetry for the People. It is a beautiful film and is still so relevant now. Watch the film below.
Scott, tell us about what you are working on at the moment:
Scott: We’ve just had the premiere of our latest short documentary ’ Joy Uncensored’ at the wonderful Hebden Bridge Film Festival and took away the ‘ Audience Award’ for best film. ‘Joy Uncensored’ is the story of spoken word artist Joy France, as she enters the testosterone fuelled rap battling scene and goes head to head with Blunt Ted. It’s a story about finding yourself at a later age, inter generation and never giving in to your fears.
This looks amazing. I can’t wait to see the finished piece.
One last question, we have to ask… why do you like working at Society1?
Scott: We love coming to Society1, it’s a great modern coworking space full of nice people and a diverse range of businesses operating from the building. It helps that there’s great coffee too!
Thank you Scott and Natasha for sharing your projects with us they sound amazing. Your stories are wonderful and show the heartbeat of our County.
If you are interested in connecting with Scott and Natasha or finding out more about Northern Heart Films and their projects connect with them here: