Sam Bell – No Regrets

THE BRIEF

Sam Bell doesn’t like the word disability. He says it doesn’t go close to defining him. After losing a leg to cancer as a young man, Sam has played sport, raised a family and run his own business. For his most recent challenge, Sam has recently taken up the sport of barefoot waterskiing and has dedicated hours of his time to being the best he can be. Through freezing cold winters, Sam has hit the water – working on perfecting his tricks and routines all in pursuit of his dream to qualify for the 2020 World Barefoot Skiing Championships.

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THE SOLUTION

We had numerous conversations with Sam in pre-production to narrow down his brief and what story it was he wanted to tell. He didn’t want to tell an ‘overcoming adversity’ story – he wanted it more to be about his dedication and passion and his motto ‘No Excuses’. We met him on a cold morning on the Illawarra River as he carved up the river, rain gradually getting heavier overhead. Sam has used the video in order to bring sponsors on board to bring him closer to his dream.

THEY SAID WHAT?

Hamish and Square Fish are hands down the best video production company I’ve ever worked with. Fast turnaround, competitive quoting, and a super pleasure to deal with. But most of all, Hamish gets it right every time. Once the briefing is done – whether it’s a series of interviews, a corporate promotional video or a launch event highlights reel – the result is delivered fast and with just the right grabs and content selected. There is rarely any need to go back for a second edit. If I had to guess the Square Fish motto, I would say it’s “get it right first time”.

Owen Craig
Director Corporate Affairs – Bite Communications

Square Fish have delivered some incredible work for our live music projects. Hamish and the Square Fish team were always accommodating and agile, which was essential to make our tight deadlines work. Despite some difficult timelines and moving targets, the content was always delivered on time, at consistently a high standard and met the brief. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Square Fish again in the future.

Susan Heymann
Managing Director – Chugg Entertainment

Working with Square Fish is always a pleasure and the quality of the work is impeccable. I look forward to doing more!

Pamela Tyers
Communications Advisor – CSIRO

A pleasure to work with! Hamish and the team at Square Fish have a knack for taking your vision and bringing it to life through video in a professional yet stunningly beautiful way. Looking forward to continuing to work with Square Fish on future projects.

Claire Dunne
Editor Graziher Magazine

Hamish is such a ham! He made me look good!

Dolly Parton

Hamish and Square Fish brought a high-level of creative vision, combined with a thoroughly professional approach to tell our brand stories in a sophisticated yet accessible, witty way, time and time again.

Jane Cay
CEO – Birdsnest

Hamish did an amazing job of capturing our family story so authentically. We are so pleased with the finished product and the response to our video has been overwhelming.

Genevieve McDonald
Brightlands Station, Cloncurry

Hamish at Square Fish took on my project and invested his energy into making sure it met all my requirements. His ability to visualise and encapsulate the story and then put this into a video is a true art. The quality of the images captured in the short time frame was amazing and I would highly recommend Hamish to anyone looking to use his services.

Sam Bell
Tinlegfootn

Hamish is always a pleasure to work with. He brings incredible film making skills to every job but adds so much extra value with his ideas and suggestions and his wonderful way with people. A true professional, Hamish has a wonderful talent and delivers impressive products each and every time.

Tania Ward
Snowy Hydro

Hamish captured some incredible footage of our clients and was always a consummate professional. I would work with him anywhere in the world.

Danny Nozell
Manager – Dolly Parton and CEO, CTK Management

Hamish is not only a fine producer of entertaining commercial videos, but is also a highly professional video storyteller. I have dealt with him for years and he excelled himself twelve months ago in producing a video for waverleystation.com. It communicated far better for Waverley than anything preceding it and attracted over 25,000 viewers on social media.

Murray Pope
Bounty Concepts, Marketing Strategy