When it comes to commercial video production, the IVCA Awards are the big game in town. And on Friday night, some of the Spectrecom team descended on Park Lane’s Grosvenor House, to find out if one of our films had managed to convert its nominations into trophies.

As announced on our blog back in February, Spectrecom scored two nominations at the 2013 IVCAs for the film we produced on behalf of West Kent Lifeways – in the Best Direction and Best Documentary categories. Both those categories were as hyper-competitive as Wayne Rooney hepped up on Vimto, with films from the top production companies in the UK lined up against our entry.

But with the Spectrecom team settled down at our table at Grosvenor House, just in the nick of time to catch the Awards’ opening Back to the Future skit (er, phew, eh?), and with Suzanne and Rita from our clients the West Kent Housing Association joining us, it was finally time to find out how we’d got on.

Of the two categories Spectrecom had a stake in, the Best Direction award was announced first. West Kent Lifeways was recognised as Highly Commended, but failed to take one of the top three spots. The big winner was Nathan from Pretzel Films, made for Network Rail.

Next up was Best Documentary, and this time Spectrecom scored one of the big prizes, taking the Silver Award, placing just behind Somebody’s Mother, Somebody’s Brother from the Edge Picture Company. Well done us, and particularly well done to producer Rob Jowers and director Rich Butterworth.

If you haven’t seen the now award-winning West Kent Lifeways film yet, then do check it out below. Congratulations to all who picked up an award on the night.

If you want to see some more of the work we produce here at Spectrecom, take a look at our showreel.

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