Ethical Film & Video

Here at Griot Creative, ethical filmmaking & communications consultancy are at the heart of what we do. With creative spaces in Bristol & Cardiff, we operate all over the UK and the world.

The team at Griot Creative largely comes from mainstream news and current affairs, which makes us the ideal company to be engaging, if you are looking for a documentary feel to your film and video production.

Whether for TV advertising or promotional film we have the film production crew to deliver.

And if you’re a charity or NGO or academic organization looking to empower the people you work with, we create participatory films through our Peoples Voice programme

As a communications consultancy we have a unique ability to connect you to JUST the right individuals and organisations.

We will engage in a period of narrative and creative development of your story before delivering communications strategy for you.

Then using our vast range of connections we can build a PR campaign and engage in media relations and buying – all the while keeping your story fresh through social media marketing.

Promotional Films

You may be a company with a new product to sell, a charity with a worthy tale to tell a health provider with new ways to keep us well… What ever your story, you need a Griot to tell it!

Documentary Film

Participatory Films

Griot’s directors have pioneered work in participatory filmmaking for nearly 15 years.

At Griot Creative we believe that the person whose story is being told, should be in control of the way that story is told.

And so were ever possible we strive to put the subject of the story behind the camera as well as in front of it.

This approach helps suspend judgement, avoid criticism and dispel fear – creating courage, building compassion and sparking curiosity in their place.

Documentary Films

We have worked with drama and creative forms of narrative interpretation, including verse pieces and comedy but at our heart we are documentary filmmakers.

We appreciate the question “whats the story?” is at best naïve, but we also consider the quickest way to get to a rounded interpretation of the facts is through ‘factual’ storytelling.


We can provide talented, creative, flexible film production crew, with experience in most environments on earth (below sea and in the air too!). Wherever your stories leads we can follow and ensure that it is captured for your audience.


And if you have filmed most of the elements in your story we can make it work for your audience.

That might mean creating supporting assets to ‘professionalize’ your material or we can help pull the material together into a finished product using our video post production services.

The quality in any story is generally created by what you leave out allowing the light to shine clearly on what you leave in!

Consultancy Services

In addition to video and film production we also provide consultancy services, helping clients define the best way of telling their story. This includes preparing communication strategies, creative narrative development, PR, media relations and buying.

Have a project in mind?

Get in touch today. We are more than happy to discuss any projects you have in mind even at early stages. We can advise on content and production methods and budget.

Email us here

Or pick up the phone 07773 3266127