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The Films

We Are Warwickshire is a short film series by commercial advertising photographer and director Adam Swords. The films showcase some of the unique and fascinating independently owned businesses across Warwickshire.

"I wanted to give the smaller, local businesses the visibility that they deserve, but seldom get when overshadowed by the larger chains. I met so many inspiring people while filming the series and had my eyes opened to what talent we’re
surrounded by, right on our doorstep".

As a self funded and ongoing personal project, Adam will continue adding more films to the series as part of a longer term investment in promoting local businesses and cultivating the local community.

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The Director

Adam Swords is a commercial advertising photographer with roots in action sports and lifestyle photography. Always looking for a way to realise his creative vision, Adam diversified and began shooting and directing video to compliment his stills work.

Now Adam splits his time between stills and video, often commissioned to shoot both for the same advertising campaign to ensure the visual aesthetic remains consistent between the two mediums.

Adam’s clients include Honda Motorcycles, Microsoft, Sony, Canon and a number of global editorial publications.

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The Premiere

The first six films in the We Are Warwickshire series were premiered at The Wild Boar pub in Warwick on
Thursday 18th April. Having been promoted via social media and local press, the event created a real buzz in Warwickshire and the venue quickly reached capacity.

Complimentary Saddleback ale from The Slaugtherhouse Brewery, tapas canapés from Catalan and hand cut chips served on Crustum Bakery’s finest artisan bread rounded off the evening. The reception for the six films was hugely positive and guests stayed until last orders, greeting old faces and making new friends and business connections.

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Press Coverage

As word of the We Are Warwickshire series has begun to spread, Adam has been interviewed by local press about the films.

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire interview
Free Radio news feature