Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson

Executive Producer, Creative Producer, Senior ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson

Executive Producer, Creative Producer, Senior ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m an award-winning multimedia producer and communications professional, experienced in corporate film, broadcast TV, PR, internal communications and social media. My great love is film, and my aim is to help people convey their messages through visual media in the most engaging and creative way possible. Some of my skills and attributes include: A unique skillset combining multimedia production, strategy and communications skills The ability to collaborate well with people at all levels, from celebrities to C-suites to marginalised members of society Being a compelling storyteller with a keen eye for detail, producing visually attractive content that's always on message Being adaptable to working on different projects, and quickly understanding new subject matter Being organised and resourceful with the ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritise tasks, manage people and budgets Being an adept and empathetic leader who strives to drive projects forward in a happy, collaborative working environment Having excellent problem-solving skills, with a calm approach to dealing with challenging situations Being a creative who thrives on devising new ways to engage people
Projects
  • Cultivating a culture of Inclusion
    Cultivating a culture of Inclusion"Be willing to let go of your biases and learn." HSBC employees share tips for cultivating an open, inclusive work culture for all.
  • Stories from the Archives
    Stories from the ArchivesSee how a camera from the HSBC Archives in Hong Kong captures a unique snapshot of the bank's history in Mong Kok. Series of four animations in collaboration with MerchantCantos and Ritzy Animation
  • Banking as a force for good
    Banking as a force for good“If you want to change the world, the most important industry you can be in is financial services.” Hear about Jeremy’s mission to show the world how banking can be a force for good. Film made with audio from an HSBC leader, and photographs from an HSBC colleague.
  • Neurodiversity, Work and Me
    Neurodiversity, Work and MeMulti-award-winning I exec produced for Neurodiversity Celebration Week, 2019
  • Trekking in Ecuador
    Trekking in EcuadorLow budget film made entirely using the video and photographic contributions of 100 HSBC colleagues who went trekking in Ecuador to raise money for mental health charities.
  • Photos from our world
    Photos from our worldProject using photos from HSBC colleagues around the world to 'show the world we see'. Powered by Seenit technology
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Projects credited in
  • HSBC - Stories from the Archives
    HSBC - Stories from the ArchivesA film showing the history of the Yonkers bank in the US, which gave people from all backgrounds the opportunity to save. Part of an award winning series of 4 films charting the history of HSBC, produced in collaboration with Merchant Cantos and HSBC.
  • Social content for LGBT story
    Social content for LGBT story
  • HSBC Now - Yonkers Savings Bank
    HSBC Now - Yonkers Savings BankThe client (HSBC) wanted to showcase their archives and the archivists who work there. As producer I created a series of four animated films that told the archivists' favourite stories from their work using material from their archives. Careful research, storyboarding, script writing, VO sessions with the archivists, and close collaboration with Ritzy Animation resulted in the award winning 'Yonkers Savings Bank' (Bronze, Best Animated, Brand Film Festival 2019).
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Work history
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    Executive Producer - multimedia productionHSBC
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Producing eye-catching, multimedia content for HSBC’s corporate website, social media feeds, recruitment channels and intranet, to communicate the bank’s key priorities Highlights: • Leading on the content creation for the bank’s new climate ambition, to build our reputation externally in this area • Playing an instrumental role in the launch of the bank’s new @lifeatHSBC Instagram channel • Directing a fast turnaround global mental health campaign with a charity partner in New York, producing three films in three days • Producing a film featuring the bank’s GCEO, described as ‘the most authentic piece of senior leader communications’ that colleagues had watched
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    Executive Producer - HSBC NowHSBC
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Ran the bank's multi-award-winning global video and social media channel, HSBC NOW (now Life at HSBC) Highlights: • Launching HSBC NOW on Facebook in April 2017, dealing with all aspects including; governance, social media strategy, branding, content creation and agency management. • Leading the production on two of the bank’s yearly senior leadership conferences, filming, editing and publishing four films in three days • Winning more than 20 awards including at Cannes Corporate, Digital Communications and gold at EVCOM Screen in the Documentary category • Having Jennifer's Wedding, a film about a Taiwanese same-sex couple, go viral, viewed over 12 million times on social media and picked up by Mashable, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan etc
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Skills
  • Producing
  • Internal Communications
  • Corporate Video
  • Television
  • Branded Content
  • Branded Documentary
  • Casting
  • Budgets
  • Digital Content
  • Management
Education
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    Master of ArtsUniversity of Nottingham
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    MA in Visual Culture
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    Batchelor of ArtsUniversity of Nottingham
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    BA in English and Classical Civilisation
Awards
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    Best content targeted to the CSR community - gold awardCorporate Content Awards
    Gold award in category 'Best content targeted to the CSR community' for Neurodiversity, work and me
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    Animation - bronze awardBrand film awards
    Bronze award in Animation category for 'Objects of our Affection - Yonkers Saving Bank' https://youtu.be/rNDx2_Rlk0I Co-produced with MerchantCantos and Ritzy Animation
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