Tapestry Pictures

Schools On Film

Working with Tapestry Pictures was more than a pleasure: it led me to look afresh at our school and to learn about it’s inner ticking. That’s the magic of Richard’s film-making - what he sees and feels, intuits and understands, immediately speaks both to those who are here and those who are looking in.
— Adam Pettitt, Headmaster, Highgate School

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We listen carefully to staff (and pupils) to get a thorough understanding of the messages that need to be conveyed and the impact the film is intended to have. We present a treatment for the film which becomes an agreed starting template – but one which is adaptable and flexible. Unscripted behaviour and unexpected remarks provide many of the best moments in our films but they do not happen by accident. During shooting we deliberately create an atmosphere that fosters enthusiasm and spontaneity. 



Perhaps the most obviously distinctive feature of our films is that we very often incorporate humour. We believe humour can say a lot about a school’s culture, suggesting humanity and drawing the viewer in. Humour makes a film more enjoyable to watch and (perhaps with a little self-deprecation) also conveys a certain confidence on the part of the school.

We love what we do. We enjoy the feeling of becoming a part of school life, getting to know staff and pupils, and even teaching them a little about filmmaking.



We would be delighted to speak with you in regards to your school. Please email us below or call Suzanne Friend to discuss on 07966 255723. We look forward to hearing from you.

So many many thanks for all those countless hours of filming and editing – the end product is a wonderful film which captures the essence of the school in a quietly but self-evidently affectionate way. It left a lot of people saying ‘I want to send my son to that school’...and I suppose that was largely the point
— Philip Lough, ex Head, The Hall School
Richard and Suzanne know how to put the heart and soul into a film and have delivered something way beyond our expectations. They showcased our pupils’ individual personalities, achievements and aspirations beautifully and captured the essence of our school and community.
— Dick Jaine, ex head, Sherfield School