In 2009 we shot a pilot for a short drama titled 'The Crack' based on a novel written about ex-offenders and Cambridge builders. In conjunction with Anglia Ruskin University we then shot a full feature film utilising the talents of ex-offenders and art students, both in front and behind the camera.
We also produced a documentary detailing the campaign of Celia Peachy and her family to challenge police accountability and the law surrounding mapping of convicted criminals entering the country, following the death of her mother Maria.
After writing a play based on her experiences, which she later performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Celia is now working with Refuge to campaign for a change in the law surrounding border controls.
We also shot a music video for 'Double JD' by Don Gambino, in conjunction with two students on a work experience placement.
"My work experience with Hammer and Tong was absolutely terrific. I got to play a part in every aspect of making the music video – filming, editing, setting up, recruiting extras, being in the video... it was such a fun and educational experience at the same time. Me and my friend Charlie (also on work experience) got to make a behind-the-scenes documentary, which was a lot of fun and a great experience. The guys at the company were very friendly and professional; I felt highly privileged to be a part of all this, and would love to do it again so much. I would highly recommend this to anybody interested in any part of this area of work". - Tom Danes