SMILES & COFFEE IS A FULL SERVICE PHOTO AND FILM PRODUCTION.
WE MANAGE CONTENT AND CAMPAIGN SHOOTS WORLDWIDE.
PHOTO I FILM I CONTENT
WE REALIZE PROJECTS WORLDWIDE.
WITH OWN OFFICES IN BERLIN, BUDAPEST AND THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND CYPRUS.
WE DO PROJECTS OF ALL SIZES AND BUDGETS. AND IN ALMOST EVERY FIELD. CORPORATE FILMS, FASHION FILMS, PICTORIALS, CAMPAIGNS.
- YOU NAME IT. WE PRODUCE IT.
FOR AGENCIES, FASHION COMPANIES, BRANDS & LABELS AND INDIVIDUAL CREATIVE EXECUTIVES.
EVERYTHING ALONG THE COLORFUL BOULEVARD OF MARKETING AND ADVERTISING.
The backbone of the company and its ground foundation: Production Service. That's what we do since almost 20 years. In almost every corner of the world. On tiny islands, in deep forests, in deserts and on top of skycrapers in the middle of multi national metropolises.
From consulting, budget planning, setting timings and writing schedules via talent casting, finding the perfect spots to shoot to all sort of logistics, reservations, options and bookings to the actual shooting days and final project accounting and rights and royalties management. We have You and Your project covered.
In the beginning stands an idea. Sometimes our clients already have one; agencies, companies, photographers, film makers. Sometimes clients ask us directly to develop something for them from scratch. A concept for their corporate film or a content strategy for their various social media channels or for landingpages, sales funnel or social ad campaigns.
We know the right people. We have the network. We have the production resources.
We do worldwide location scouting to find the best spot for your shoot and budget. In a lot of places around the globe we have been already and have established a wide network of scouts, location managers and local fixers in nearly every corner of this colorful world. No idea is too crazy, no mountain to high, we get Your team and our crew there. With permits in hand and a legal drone up in the air.
We do proper location checks and preparations upfront to make sure, everything is set and ready to go, once team and crew arrives.
Always been one of our most favourite parts of the job: doing casting. We just love finding the right actors, models and talents for Your projects. We cast direkt from the streets, online or in team play with international agencies, cast directors and model scouts. Also looking out for the right Influencers and Content Creators became nowadays an active side of our casting department.
Global film shoots involve often a lot of travel logistics. There are hotels and flights to book, airport pick-ups to arrange and customs and carnets to prepare.
You might travel with a huge fashion collection or with heavy gear and equipment. Or with animals, real horses or horsepower in shape of a brandnew car. You need a helicopter that gets You to the tip of a glacier? Well, You know what I mean.
We take care of all that. We make sure everything arrives well and in time and every person and every box gets picked up at the airport, at the right terminal and delivered to the hotel hassle free. We also have personal drivers and cars booked for Your entire stay if You want.
Online Marketing & Social Media
Production is our flagship. But sometimes clients ask us to jump in, on the full package of Online Marketing Services. And surely cater that too. Starting from developing Social Media Stragies, setting up SoMe communities, building Facebook, Instagram and TikTop campaigns and creative, engaging paid content to Sales Funnel design, SEO and content optimization. Sounds a lot? Yes it is. But it's also fun to do. And at all our three main bases, Berlin as well as Cyprus and Budapest we have the people who know, how to play the ball right. Our Online Marketing Crews perform the knowledge to lift Your business up to the next level. We have them all aboard.
We are anyway nowadays more involved in Content Creation, than in classical TVC production. So we are working with Influencers and Content Creators all the time. And we use the tools given, in data and in design matters, to succeed on this every month renewing playground.
Cross-Cultural Project Management
Over the years we have worked in various countries and cultures. And we experienced the differences and difficulties when working on a quite international board. What might look like a proper move in one culture, might be taken very differently in another.
We know what we are talking about. And this is not only a matter between Europe, America, Russia, China and India. It starts already when working together on a project with French, Dutch and Swedish people. Cultures differ one from the other. You have low content and high content cultures, societies which are more task based or relationship driven, you have different ways of giving feedback or how to handle criticism.
We perform the art of persuasion on a multicultural stage. And we navigate Your production savely and with good energy through all emotions and without stepping unknowingly into pitfalls. That's what we call cross cultural project- and production management.
We are proud to have also supported many other international production houses who sent us out into the world, for research, set support, fixing services or just to lead the complete production in their name.
We believe in team play and in creative community.
#community #team play
Founder and Executive Producer
Svenson has his background in photography and advertising, with a history in managing different commercial studios and working for various advertising network agencies and international production houses.
Meeting new people and shaping a workable, effective, enjoyable production set-up with everybody involved is, what he lives for.
He loves cross cultural management and working with international crew and teams of all various production layers.
He holds strong connections to Eastern Europe, Hungary, Lithuania as well as Ukraine and Russia. But also to Thailand, Bali and the Philippines.
In his free time he loves to read and write, giving dinners for friends and involves himself in the Cyprus based Digital Nomad and Online Marketing community.
We named the company Smiles and Coffee because we believe with a true smile and with a good coffee, life is better. And work goes better. And a good mood on set is our brightest goal.
Curious? - Give us a call or send us a casual message.
There is no project to big or to small. We cater all businesses, from bigger corporates to individual needs and projects.
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