The Forest of Black

The Forest of Black are a creative production company based in Glasgow and working across the UK and beyond. Our background is in creating video content for music – Promo Videos, Concert Films, Documentary and DVD. We also make stylish adverts and promotional content for our commercial clients and in 2014 we WILL be making films.The company was formed in 2003 when Director Blair Young put together the much acclaimed Belle & Sebastian retrospective DVD ‘Fans Only’. Producer Beth Allan joined Blair towards the end of that year and since then they’ve made work for a host of Scottish and UK artists (Belle & Sebastian, Biffy Clyro, Camera Obscura, Franz Ferdinand, Idlewild, Sons & Daughters) and for most of the big UK Labels (Warner, Sony BMG, Polydor, Island, Domino, 4AD, Rough Trade, Roadrunner). Other work has included clients such as Tennent’s, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, MacMillan Books & Glasgow School of Art. Director Michael Sherrington joined us in 2008, developing into a really skilled camera operator and editor on our projects as well as directing his own work. He’s made some beautiful videos for FOB and is developing a documentary that will shoot in 2014. Then in 2013, Oscar Sansom signed up too. He’s been directing some very stylish videos for the new clutch of bands coming out of Glasgow at the moment as well honing his skills (and earning his crust) making commercials. We are based in a quaint little black and white mews cottage on a cobbled lane in Glasgow’s west end. We share it with some other film and theatre makers and creative types. It’s a romantic vision but the reality is that it’s properly freezing for 6 months of the year, keeping us alert and hungry. We are pretty approachable so do get in touch if you want to discuss a project. We all work through the company but also Direct and Produce as freelancers.


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Connected mandy members:

Gareth Turkington
2019, DFI Cycle Safety, Chris
Rob Seymour
Rob Seymour
Actor
2018, SSE Hydro Commercial, Lead Male Actor
SSE Hydro
Ruth Darling
Ruth Darling
Art Director
2018, One Bit ft. Louisa / Between You and Me, Art Department Assistant
Jade Chan
Jade Chan
Actor
2018, One Bit ft Louisa / Between You and Me, Orange Girl
Ellie Reid
Ellie Reid
Child Actor
2018, Belle & Sebastian / Poor boy, soldier girl
Glasgow
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2017, BDY PRTS / Take it to the top, Make up / body painting / Hair
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2016, Twin Atlantic / The chaser, Head Makeup artist/hair
Abigail Greenwood
2016, Twin Atlantic / The Chaser, Extra
Kim Jardine
Kim Jardine
Production Assistant
2016, Organ Donation Advert, Production Assistant/ Runner
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2016, LiTek Ft Grace Davies / Drop That, Make up artist/hair
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2016, Fatherson / Just past the point of breaking, Make up artist/hair/male grooming
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2016, Biffy Clyro / re-arrange, Make up artist/hair
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2015, WHITE / Living Fiction, Make up artist/hair/male grooming
Dani Ryan
Dani Ryan
Actor
2015, Newton Faulkner / Up, Up & Away, Dancer
Theodor Brinch
Theodor Brinch
Cinematographer
2015, Newton Faulkner / Up Up & Away, Runner/Driver
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2015, Lucinda Riley/Pan Macmillan Seven sisters book trailer, Make up artist / hair stylist
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2015, Hannah Boleyn / Insignificant, Make up artist/hair
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2015, Biokinetics Europe, Make up artist/Hair Stylist
Debbie L. Black
Debbie L. Black
Make-up Artist
2015, Biokenetics Europe "seritide accuhaler", Make up artist/hair
Melissa Davie
2014, Belle and Sebastian / Perfect Couples, Featured Artist

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