Giving Back

This last month, i’ve had the pleasure of being asked to talk to Y12 students about to embark on their A-levels and present some Awards to Pupils at my old school. Engaging with the youth of today is so important for the future of everyone, as we progress within this…

Living the Dream – How my TV career started

The Beginning People have often asked me “How did you start out in the Film and TV Industry?” Well It began for me nearly 30 Years ago.  As a young impressionable 10 year old.  I lived with my parents as you do when you’re 10.  My father ran a trout…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

Wishing all our clients, past, present and future, happy holidays. We have an exciting start to the new year with the Inflight food trip documentary. With filming in China, USA and Europe during January. We are also doing great things with corporate films.  And always make time for new clients. Do get…

Rainbow Trout Films Wins At TMT Media Awards 2016

Rainbow Trout Films picks up award at the TMT Media Awards for Best Corporate Film Company – UK     The Article Reads: Rainbow Trout Films is a video production company, founded in 2010 by filmmaker James Mellor. In this interview, James gives us a fascinating insight into the film…

The Inflight Food Trip – Crowdfunding the Documentary.

There’s an Indiegogo campaign for an airline food movie!   The Inflight Food Trip – A full-length documentary film seeks to pull back the curtain on how airlines source, prepare, and deliver meals to passengers at 35,000 feet. Titled “The Inflight Food Trip” and developed by Nik Loukas – creator…

Crowdfunding Tips

As i’m about to launch a campaign with a colleague on @indiegogo I thought I’d share some  tips i’ve picked up, in going through this process. I’ve friends and fellow filmmakers whom have both failed and succeeded with crowdfunding for their projects. PLAN… Plan every step.  Have a calendar of…

Welcome

Welcome to my first blog.  I’m going to cover many areas of the film and television industry. Including production, post production. Kit, crowdfunding and more. Check out www.rainbowtroutfilms.com for more information on my production company.

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog.  My name is James Mellor, and i’m a filmmaker, producer, director.  I’ve worked in the industry for over 16 years.  Starting off as the tea boy, working my way up the Assistant Director route in Films and TV drama. I then moved onto being a promo producer…