A thriving North East film company is celebrating five years in business.

Middlesbrough-based Ithica Films is an independent, award-winning film company creating cinematic film content for businesses.

Founded in 2014 by Managing Director Matt McGough, and based in the Tees Valley’s flagship Boho One building for creative and digital businesses, it provides high level film production with three edit suites, the latest in camera movement rigs and aerial drones.

In the five years since it was launched, Ithica has cemented its position as a leader in creative film-making, delivering over a thousand films for customers throughout the North East and across the world.

The company, which prides itself on the ethos of putting heart and soul into every film, has had a core of six members of staff while recently creating additional Filmmaking and Marketing roles to take the total number of employees to eight for 2019.

Matt McGough, Ithica Films Managing Director, said: “It’s been a great journey for us so far. To start from nothing five years ago, to build the momentum, team and body of work that we have is incredible. People put a lot of trust in us from day one and having the dedication to our craft is something that people have really valued from us.

“It is an important milestone to pass and it marks the end of the start-up phase for us. The quality of the content we create has been increasing constantly and I’m excited about what we can make happen in the future. We’re already looking at additional edit capacity with one eye on what we do about our facilities and capabilities longer term.”

Ithica Films has attracted clients in sectors such as renewables, finance, logistics, public sector, chemical process and healthcare.

These include top names such as Wilton Group, Smulders Projects, Thyssenkrupp, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Newcastle Building Society, Sembcorp, PD Ports, Double 11, and Nifco.