Viva TV is delighted to announce that two videos shot for the British Foreign Office have now gone live on Consular websites all over Southern Europe. Since he became the British Consul in Alicante Paul Rodwell has worked closely with Viva TV filming a number of the consular events which were then posted on their website giving many more expats access to the information. It was quickly recognised by Paul and his team that this was a very effective way of circulating important news and information to holiday makers and British residents in Spain.
So the Foreign Office decided to use this method to head a new video campaign about the importance of looking after your passport, and earlier this year commissioned Viva TV to produce the films.
Every year hundreds of British holiday makers lose their passports or have them stolen and the British consulates are keen to show how not looking after yours can lead to a ruined holiday. The two videos called "Lose Your Passport, Lose Your Holiday" give advice on how to keep your passport safe and show the possible consequences if the worst happens.
With a very tight deadline of just two weeks Viva TV had to come up with the concept and script, locate actors, source film locations, film, edit and then present the two films. Viva TV were delighted when the Foreign Office in London passed on their very positive comments and the videos are now going live on the consular websites throughout Southern Europe and are being made available to newspapers, holiday travel companies and any other related tourism businesses and organisations to use on their websites.
Director of Viva TV Richard Haywood said. "We were over the moon when Viva TV was asked by the British Government to produce these video casts. With such a tight deadline it was a testament to the professionalism and talent of our team that we could produce such a quality product on time and within budget".
Last week British Consul Paul Rodwell took the opportunity to showcase both videos at a meeting with representatives of major tour operators in Benidorm and asked for help to promote the message. He said that throughout the summer the Consulate can issue up to 20 emergency passports per day and is confident the videos will reinforce the message of how important it is to look after them.
Viva TV’s work has now caught the eye of another British government department and they have been approached to produce another project, this time based in Malaga.
Mr Rodwell said: “As British Consul for Alicante, I am delighted that Viva TV, a local British business, was chosen to produce these video clips and it was great to see them produced in such a professional way and in record time.”