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Start-up Origin Film & Television is on track to hit £4m turnover in its first 12 months of trading.

• Origin announces remarkable growth in first few months of operating in dry hire and workflow consultancy and engineering business

• Well-respected team has already amassed an impressive customer base, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and high-profile projects including on Tokyo Olympics and Killing Eve.

• Raised start-up investment of £5 million – now forecast to achieve £4 million annual turnover.

New company Origin Film & Television, a broadcast and post-production rental and workflow consultancy, is expected to exceed £4 million turnover in its first year of trading.

The brainchild of Liam Wife, Origin has achieved incredible growth since it was set up just over 10 months ago.

It now has a string of high-profile projects and an impressive customer list including all the major broadcasters. Work includes The Tokyo Olympics, Wimbledon and every major sporting event this year as well as the likes of Killing Eve and Dragon’s Den. Post Houses such as The Farm and Raccoon and OB Companies including NEP and EMG are also clients.

‘It’s fantastic news and the future is exciting for us,’ says Liam. ‘We’ve gone from strength to strength after attracting a significant £5million initial start-up investment. We are now on target to hit £4 million turnover in the first year of trading,’ says Liam.

The company offers broadcast and post-production equipment rental, cloud, virtualised and remote services and cutting-edge project design, support and engineering to live production, reality and factual entertainment shows as well as film and longform drama.

The well-respected team are all ex-Hyperactive Broadcast employees. ‘The Origin team is unique,’ says Liam Wife, founder and Operations Director. ‘It is a once-in-a-lifetime coming together of brilliant engineers and systems architects. The team has complementary skillsets that can create a rental company and workflow consultancy with a critical advantage, based on industry knowledge and experience,’ he adds.

The name Origin was carefully chosen. ‘We wanted to encapsulate the idea that we were a new beginning, but with our teams roots in Hyperactive Broadcast which was widely considered to be the first to embrace a file-based workflow environment (Avid and EVS) in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics,’ says Liam.

Origin operates a dry hire business offering specialist equipment including cameras, lenses, EVS servers, Avid storage, monitors, workstations and applications with full technical support and strict quality control.

Unlike other more traditional dry hire companies, Origin brings together project design and workflow engineering prowess with a range of cloud, virtualised services and bespoke solutions to complement its extensive inventory.

‘Origin’s offer brings together four distinct properties that combined make it unique – experience, knowledge, adaptation and innovation,’ says Liam.

‘Combined this makes Origin a natural first choice selection when embarking on a demanding live production or designing a workflow for an HETV drama with complex, multiple delivery requirements. Or for streamlining a fast turnaround reality or factual entertainment show requiring multi-seat editing and reviews in multiple locations from multiple data sources.’

Founder Liam has a well-established reputation for understanding the technical requirements for the most demanding productions and how to effectively deliver innovative workflow solutions using the latest technology. His senior team also includes Rental Manager Ken Newmarch and Lead Solutions Architect James Fishwick.

‘Origin has a team of complementary go-to specialists – leaders in their respective fields – who combined deliver cutting edge workflows, using the latest technology each with their own specialisms,’ says Liam.

Jon Creamer

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