Following a career in the civil service, Sam Smith-Higgins changed path completely and went to University to study Documentary, Film and Television. She later went on to work on award winning documentary and BBC dramas. In 2011, Red Beetle Films was born. Sam’s background knowledge of how businesses work has pushed the direction of Red Beetle Films towards videos for businesses. We know what we do best.
Why "Red Beetle"? Sam has owned four red Volkswagen Beetles from age 17 to the present day. Combine this with a love of The Beatles and this is the reason for our name. Oh, and the red bit is a nod to our Welsh heritage too!
We are a small team of happy filmmakers, with an edit suite, broadcast quality 4k resolution cameras and sound equipment. We don’t have expensive offices, which makes us flexible and very cost effective. We do have an extensive circle of freelancers whose skills we call on for special individual projects.
Producer, Director, Editor
Studied Documentary Film and Television at University. Worked on factual and drama programmes.Brings the art of drama and storytelling to the world of corporate videos. Likes cake.
Studied Documentary Film and Television at University. Worked on numerous tv programmes and produced extensively for corporate clients. Part of our team and also freelance.Very creative with an eye for the perfect shot. Likes cats.
Studied Animation at University. Worked on numerous corporate animations. Part of our team and also freelance. Very talented. Likes football.
Marketing and Rights
20 years in private sector, 20 years in public sector. Member of the British Psychological Society, Chartered Marketeer, Post-Grad Diploma in Law and IP. Has worked extensively in marketing and rights within the creative sector. Likes wine.
Studied Documentary Photograghy and Film at University. Has worked on feature films, documentaries, corporate and tv. Part of our team and also freelance. A perfectionist who likes to push the boundaries. Likes sky diving.
Overly qualified post-production sound expert. So good he often lectures at University on the subject. Likes Comic Con.
Masters in Digital Marketing. Sarah has over 20 years experience in public, private and third sector. Part of our team and also freelance.Worked in Creative Industries and Community Projects. Likes to sing.
Studied Documentary Film at University. She worries about the aesthetics. Everything has to look amazing. A talented photogragher and filmmaker. Part of our team and also freelance. Likes vikings.
Studied media and business and is an integral part of Red Beetle Films. Everything runs smoothly with Henry on board. Sorts technical problems! Likes American sweets.
Head of Pawsonnel
Nothing is too hot for this man. Loves people, sleeping and cheese...oh and all delivery people. They get special licks on their legs.
Head of Woof-being.
Scared of everything.
Always at your side with a smile.
Sings along to opera or violins.
Likes Dairylea Triangles.