A creative film agency
Making Progress Together
Progress is a creative film agency and production studio established in 2010 by filmmakers Matt Hopkins and Ben Lankester.
Today, Progress makes commercials, digital content, branded entertainment, animation and feature-length cinema under one roof, with a two-tiered management structure servicing both agency and direct-to-client needs worldwide. No matter the brief, we are Progress. Storytellers first.
Because Progress was created by filmmakers for filmmakers, we nurture and develop a talented roster of directors, producers and animators, allowing our creatives the chance to thrive through smart, innovative content with exceptional visual storytelling at its heart. Our unique structure enables us to combine our expertise in content for brands with independently produced drama and documentary work, the cornerstone of our company since its inception.
At Progress, every project feeds the next.
In the studio
Our award-winning directors create culturally significant storytelling through drama and documentary. From feature-length cinema to online series, independent filmmaking has been at the heart of our company since its inception.
We have a history of creating compelling narratives that provide brands the opportunity to reach new audiences. Constantly embracing new technologies, we understand branded content’s ability to maximise our clients’ goals.
Our bespoke visual effects studio has established itself as a hotbed of talent in the field of animation. From 2D solutions to complex 3D modelling, our motion graphics team take a brand’s message and deliver beyond expectation.
Our home is Brighton’s largest film and photography studio, with facilities including infinity and green screen studios, meeting rooms and dedicated edit suites running Adobe Creative Suite and DaVinci Resolve, all available for hire.
At Spark44 we’re in the business of producing premium content for Land Rover. We certainly got that when we partnered with the team at Progress. Collaborative, adaptable, committed and skilled at every level - and importantly, a pleasure to work with.
Matt Statham & Chris McDonald, Creative Directors - Spark44
Progress’ passion for travel and cinematic storytelling make them the ideal production partner. Wherever we’ve sent them in the world, they’ve returned with beautiful footage which has brought the brief alive.
Mark Fleming, Digital Marketing Manager - Kuoni UK
Progress care about their clients. They make sure they understand exactly what you need and then go the extra mile to get it. They're also flexible, completely open to different styles of filmmaking. In short, a pleasure to work with.
Michael Stevenson - NESTA
We have built up a great working relationship with Progress and continue to be impressed with their professionalism, creativity and vision. The team are a joy to work with and we wholeheartedly recommend them.
Calie Rydings - Southern Water
I can’t recommend Progress highly enough. They are professional, courteous, flexible and committed, which helps ensure every job is done well, within the timeframe while exceeding expectations.
Chris Webb, Associate Director - Pegasus PR
Everyone on the team at Progress is professional, helpful and patient. They are tactful, encouraging and their manner puts everyone at ease. They will suggest changes if there's a better alternative to the brief, which is what you need from experts.
Caitriona Horne, Senior Marketing Manager, Hodder & Stoughton