Building a trustworthy brand with authentic storytelling

The challange

Swallowtail Hill approached us in search of a video for use on their website and social media channels. The purpose of the video was to showcase the facilities and promote the benefits of enjoying a relaxing break in the East Sussex countryside. They also wanted the video to tell Swallowtail Hill’s unique story, differentiating themselves from other similar destinations.

The solution

We began by filming each of Swallowtail Hill’s unique accommodation destinations. As the site was enjoying a busy season, we needed to be flexible by capturing footage whenever possible. The filming took place over a few months, during the quiet periods, to ensure that guests could enjoy their stay without our interference.

After filming the various accommodation, facilities and landscapes, it was time to produce the audio by interviewing Sarah, the owner of Swallowtail Hill. Sarah shared her story and the philosophy behind her business in a relaxed on-camera discussion that we edited to form the final voiceover.

Company overview

Swallowtail Hill:

40 acres of wildflower meadow and woodland in the Idyllic Sussex Countryside, run by Sarah and Christopher purely for conservation. The farm offers the perfect setting for glamping holidays and special occasions.

What we provided:
  • A brand story video
  • Video stories for social media use
  • Drone Footage
  • Timelapse photography

The Results

From owner and founder Sarah Broadbent

“Our brief was a challenging one. How to capture everything that makes Swallowtail Hill uniquely ‘us’ on film. Not just the accommodation, not just the landscape, not just the atmosphere created here – but all of it. Packaged up in mini films that we could use throughout our website, socials and marketing – oh and somewhere in there, also telling our story and making sure our values shine through. Tall order? Perhaps, but Story and Brand has achieved that for us and then some. We’re thrilled with the results, the whole process of working with them has been easy and straightforward, they’ve listened carefully to our brief and responded to it creatively in a way that is perfectly Swallowtail Hill, not stamped with their own style or personality they’ve simply told our story in a stunning way that captures everything we set out to be and work hard to achieve. Thankyou!”

SARAH BROADBENT, Swallowtail Hill

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