Transfer & Storage

Director Jamilah Findlay: Easing production challenges with a high-performance file-transfer solution

Introduction

A supporter of emerging talent, Sohonet first met producer turned director Jemilah Findlay during their sponsorship of London-based short film competition Homespun Yarns. Findlay was producing Ben Gough’s film, ‘How a Kite Flies’ starring Sir Ian McKellan. All of the four shortlisted film makers were provided the use of FileRunner to speed up the file sharing process and allow the teams to focus on their creative. Noticing the potential in Jemilah’s upcoming directorial work, Sohonet extended the services of their FileRunner software to her next intriguing project, ‘Facebook Me’ – her directorial debut.

Product

Sohonet FileRunner

Overview

Keeping up with ever-increasing demand, while keeping everything secure with FileRunner

“Sohonet’s achievement of a secure way to send rushes over the Internet was priceless. It effectively gave us an extra team member, as no one needed to make the physical journey with the footage”

Jemilah Findlay, Director
  • Deliver award-winning work in budget
  • Cut travel in half

Challenge

Both productions were running to incredibly tight schedules and budgets with limited crew. A key challenge was finding a way to get the rushes to the Editors who were situated at great distances from their locations and due to the time-pressured nature of both projects, working remotely with all Post Production Departments was crucial to achieving the deadlines.

Solution

Sohonet partnered with Homepspun, to offer each finalist their own FileRunner accounts to help them collaborate securely and effectively with their teams throughout the competition. Because of FileRunner’s simple, easy to use, web-based interface the finalists and their teams could use the tool confidently with little or no training.

Result

The finalists were able to focus on their creative vision without being slowed down trying to send large files over email or transferring the footage on foot. 

The simple, self-explanatory interface of FileRunner, meant that their teams were able to use the tool confidently, simplifying their workflows and enabling the whole team to experience a more smooth and secure post-production process.