Feedback from past work

Student feedback

“Being new to the film industry Stephen guided me through all aspects of producing. I was stunned in his extensive knowledge about the industry. Stephen was always attentive on what I wanted to learn and introduced me to several industry professionals – I recommend Stephen’s classes, he is truly an expert in producing and an excellent teacher”
Karine Pawel – Producer, M&C Saatchi

“Stephen is an inspiring and creative teacher and I learned more about the real world of film production than I could ever have gleaned from a dozen books on the subject. I’d recommend anyone who’s serious about a career as a producer to spend time in Stephen’s company and listen”
Mark Lo – Producer, Asylum Giant

“Classes were a joy to attend every evening as Stephen is inspiring in his wealth of knowledge and teaches his students like colleagues and friends. He was always happy to answer questions and give advice about career paths as well as organise great guest speakers from different areas of the industry. I would highly recommend this course and Stephen as an educator. I would attend any course he offered as I feel I learnt more in this course than my three year BA”
Gina Powell – Assistant Producer, Unstoppable Entertainment

“Throughout the long information packed days Stephen was never less than an engaging, super enthusiastic fountain of knowledge, and, for what I learnt from it, the price was a steal! For anyone searching for a super short course that teaches them the no holds barred reality of what it takes to become a UK Independent Film Producer and get a feature film made, look no further”
Susie Watson – Freelance Director

“Stephen is one of the most gifted producers I know. His mind operates at an entirely different speed to almost everyone I know, solving problems, offering solutions and innovating new opportunities at break neck speed. I don’t know anyone his age that has the same depth of experience and insight in film making”
Chris Jones – author of The Guerrilla Filmmakers Handbook

School Feedback

“Stephen’s work is bursting with the same unstoppable creative energy as the person himself. He is driven, focused, and completely committed to utter perfection, always making sure that each detail is as polished as it can possibly be. As a producer, he’s excellent at motivating and managing people and enabling everybody to give their best. As a writer, Stephen’s ideas never fail to amuse, surprise, entertain and amaze: at every turn, just when you thought you knew where the story was going, an unexpected twist will take you to a completely new and exciting place. It’s a delight to work with him – a Renaissance man for the 21st century”
Roberto Trotta – Director at Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication, Imperial College London

“Stephen is one of the best informed and prepared tutors at the Met. Student feedback from his sessions is excellent and the fact that they can follow him on his invaluable industry blog is a bonus that few tutors can offer”
Steve Pinhay – Head of Producing, Met Film School

Industry Feedback

“Stephen’s research is brilliant. No-one is doing data-driven analysis of the film industry quite like Stephen Follows. His detailed research and reporting about the film industry is unique and invaluable. Every week Stephen’s insights shed new light on different areas of the film business. We have syndicated some of Stephen’s work and will continue to do so. It is always very popular with our audience of producers and distributors”
Jonathan Wolf – Head of the American Film Market

Client Feedback

“As Creative Director of Friends of the Earth I need to be certain I’m getting the best work at a great price. Working with Stephen is a real pleasure – he’s a great guy, highly skilled, is a great problem solver and really gets under the skin of the environmental issues we are concerned with. We’ve now made a number of films with Stephen and have never been less than overjoyed with the results. If you need someone creative, focussed and who delivers every time, he’s your man”
Glen Colegate – Creative Director, Friends of the Earth

“The National Trust is re-launching its website and embracing a more content focussed approach to communications and marketing. We ran a series of workshops for headquarters teams last week and Stephen was the star turn. He evangelised for great story-telling in a witty and engaging way. He gave us the science, the mind and the heart of storytelling and backed it up with examples of great short film making. His erudition supported by his practical skills! I would happily use him again.”
Daniel Dodd – Head of Communications, The National Trust

“The cosmological ‘Theory of Everything’ production was Lovestruck’s first foray into the world of film, and we can thank our lucky stars that Stephen and Ed were at the helm. Straight from our initial meeting, it became clear that we were dealing with the finest exponents of their craft. Everything from the beautifully crafted – and factually correct – script, the ultra-professional organisation and day of filming and the resourceful way in which they leveraged contacts for both meeting budget and seeding the film. They are fanatical in their attention to detail (possibly bordering professional OCD), the result of which will be a production you’ll be proud of. Work with them.”
Brett Harding – Managing Director, Lovestruck

“With much enthusiasm, creativity and relentless hard work, Catsnake gave us ‘The Secrets of Food Marketing’, a film that has attracted an amazing 7.8 million views – and counting! Catsnake are an agency who definitely promise a lot and still blow your expectations to smithereens (in a good way)”.
Sophie Baden – Direct Marketing Co-ordinator, Compassion in World Farming

Celebrity feedback

“The lovely people at Catsnake have made some wonderful films over the years, from ‘A Love Story In Milk’ to the charming ‘Theory of Everything’. I was proud to be involved with ‘Two Words’ and can’t wait to see what they produce next”
Stephen Fry

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