As well as running his own production company, Lt Film, Luke Taylor is the co-founder of Meaningful Films, a platform for creating and sharing videos that inspire, spark conversation and encourage change in society. Luke has experience working in film, television and video production in the UK and in America. In 2014 he was awarded a first class degree in media production at Bath Spa University. He creates visual content for use online and in-house including promotional videos, training videos, short films and documentaries to help people share their story. He works alongside and in collaboration with Joanna Crosse and a team of experienced professionals who can bring your story to life.
Clients have included Clark and their life insurance brands Polly.co.uk, Tom.co.uk and Winston.co.uk, Bluebird Care, St John’s Foundation, Trunki, Shaw Trust, Andrews Property Group, Lyons Seafoods, Revive! Auto Innovations, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Mytton Williams, Stone King and Theatre Royal Bath. Luke has also created videos for academies and universities including King Edwards School, Writhlington School, Bath University SU and St Mary’s University.
Luke won a Royal Television Society Award for his short film 'Nan' which was also televised on ITV and Sky Arts. The film went viral online and featured on the family history website Ancestry.co.uk. He was a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest for his short film ‘A Grave Matter’ in 2018 and a finalist at the Short and Sweet Film Festival in Utah.
Luke won the Young Creative Award at the Creative Bath Awards, and was awarded Highly Commended under the Film, TV and Video category for Video Services in the City of Bath. He was nominated in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for Creative Bath Awards and awarded Highly Commended in the Film, TV and Video category for Meaningful Films.
Luke has created a number of documentaries including, ’The School on the Hill’, about the closure of a much loved school in Bath, ‘What happens when you die?’ about people's experiences of death and dying and ‘A Roof Over My Head’, funded by the St John’s Foundation, about homelessness in Bath and North East Somerset.
From 2019 to 2022, Luke was a trustee for a local Community Interest Company called BA1 Radio, aimed at helping people gain employment skills and confidence through radio.
Joanna started her professional life as a trainee reporter on the Doncaster Evening Post where she had the chance to work on a range of stories from the Miners’ Strike to social deprivation and crime. She went on to work in commercial radio in Scotland and Leeds where she covered everything from business affairs to the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.
Joanna's work took her to London where she became a network newsreader for IRN and LBC and had the opportunity to work on topical national stories and a range of human interest features. She moved to Breakfast Television – TVam - working as correspondent covering daily news stories.
Just when it looked like Joanna had the perfect life – a great job and recently married, she was sent to rehab by her TV boss. Three months later she came out with a completely different outlook and self-awareness which was to form the foundation stone for her work.
Joanna had three children and became a single parent, which alongside recovery from addiction, gave her some insights and understanding of life which she has brought into her work. Over 23 years ago Joanna moved to Bath and worked as a Crimestoppers reporter for many years as well being a voice and presentation coach for ITV, BBC, C4 and C5.
Joanna originated several documentary series – some of which were award winning – on social issues and it is an area that remains close to her heart.
It was Joanna's job as a Crimestoppers reporter that helped her to see how vitally important it is for people to find their voice and speak out about experiences. If not, how else are we to understand what is going on in the world around us and behind closed doors?