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Runaway is a not-for-profit, social enterprise run by and for our members.

This is what we do:

• make short, creative films for voluntary and public sector agencies working in the arts, education and community support services.

• help media graduates manage the transition from education to employment.

• work with organisations to develop new approaches to vocational education, professional training and local production.

Contact us

Runaway Media
The Hat Factory 
65 - 67 Bute Street
Luton, Bedfordshire,
LU1 2EY

For all enquiries please write to: jim@runaway-media.co.uk


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Runaway Media Ltd is a social enterprise company in England and Wales. Registered number: 7576793.

The Mark of Integrity

The Mark identifies social enterprise companies making big differences in their communities and certifies these businesses by independent assessment. Other social enterprises include The Big Issue, Eden Project and Age UK Enterprises.   

For more information see: www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk 

We work exclusively with people and agencies that contribute to social and cultural development and change.

Members

We are a production and training company for graduates who want to work in the media and are always looking for new camera operators, sound designers, production managers, presenters and other media specialists.

We aim to provide:

  • paid opportunities on productions and workshops
  • mentoring and networking opportunities between members
  • information about careers, training, equipment, festivals and awards
  • help with CVs, show reels and job applications
  • a newsletter

It’s free. Would you like to join?

Email us at: jim@runaway-media.co.uk

Clients

We work closely with our clients by taking time to discuss ideas, keeping our costs down and ensuring that we deliver good results.

Here are some of them:

The Karen Trust
Marston Vale
Sign Posts
Luton Culture
Domstic Violence
Develope Bedford Creative Arts Bedfordshire Probation Trust Carnival Arts

Do you need a film?

Contact us at: jim@runaway-media.co.uk

We explore new ideas and develop innovative projects.

Research & Development

We researched two types of student work experience projects.  Internships that placed students in media companies and Live Projects in which students made films for community clients.  This is how they compared:

Internships

Community Productions

Internships can be difficult to set up and often depend on personal contacts.

Lots of community groups want short films for training, fundraising and public information.

We placed up to 5 students at a time.

We placed up to 30 students at a time.

Students based in media companies gain experience of industry practices.

 

Students on internships network with media professionals.

 

Students on internships often work as production or office trainees (‘runners’) and their routines can be mundane.

Student teams are placed in responsible positions and liaise with clients to manage their productions.

Internships do not usually have tangible results.

Student production teams make films that will be shown publicly.

The content and quality of internships depends largely on the companies and can vary.

While clients guide the content of the productions, students are responsible for the quality of the films.

The quality of internships is difficult to monitor and cannot be assessed easily within educational curricula.

Live projects can work within the curriculum and be assessed by well-established criteria for practical projects.

On completion, internships can be mentioned on CVs.

On completion, live projects can be included on show reels and mentioned on CVs.

Some interns get opportunities to develop their production skills.

Live projects enable students to develop their production and enterprise skills.

Internships help students prepare for work as employees.

Live projects help students prepare for freelance work and self-employment.

We continue to work with educational organisations by giving conference presentations, writing reports and delivering in-house training

We are currently working on ideas and projects to develop regional film networks, local television, arts films and continuing professional development.
Our partners include the Hat Factory – the arts and media centre in Luton, and LNTV - the web-based television channel in Bedfordshire. 

Can we help you develop a project?

Contact us at: jim@runaway-media.co.uk



Team

Runaway is a self-help network of media practitioners. Some of our members work professionally and others are recent graduates. By sharing interests and practical skills our production teams offer a professional and flexible service to local communities. 

Here are some of us:

Jim Hornsby
Jim has worked in higher education and the media for more than 20 years. He is an academic advisor to the Higher Education Association and serves on the national executive of the association for media practice. Jim has set up numerous employability projects and he can’t stop …

Gemma Hunt

Gemma Hunt
Gemma is a freelance TV presenter, best known for her work on CBBC. She also presents at festivals and corporate training films for Samsung. Gemma runs Storytelling Workshops and children's birthday parties in Richmond, London, as well as training aspiring presenters in Presenting Workshops. www.gemmahunt.com

Amar Sagoo

Amar Sagoo
A recent graduate in TV Production, Amar enjoys all forms of social media, has a passion for listening and playing music, is an avid viewer of comedy programmes, has great creative flair and a kind nature.

Mihail Zaicevs

Mihail Zaicevs
Mihail recently gained an MA from the London Film School and lives in London. He says: “I am a passionate filmmaker who always tries to get the best out of every situation. I also love photography and everything related to it. I try to travel as much as possible and meet interesting people all around the world.” www.mihailzaicev.com

Raheem Bakare

Raheem Bakare
Raheem is a filmmaker and musician. He says: “I have my own kit and recently shot and edited music videos for Grime Daily for which I have experimented with unbalanced camera angles, frantic camera movements and rhythmic editing.”

Justina Rude

Justina Rude
Justina completed a BA in Media in 2012 and lives in Luton. While at uni she gained wide-ranging production skills including Camera Operating and Editing. She says: Im a good organizer and I loved producing this film we made with the exchange students from Russia and Spain: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KcB5suVsh4

Remi Aaron

Remi Aaron
After graduating in TV Production in 2010, Remi went on to work as a freelance Camera Operator and Editor with companies such as Ministry of Sound & Choice FM. Remi has aspirations to become a Director in the music video and documentary fields.

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