Find out about how we use our profits to deliver cultural projects to the wider community

join our film community

Cultural Film Initiative (CFI MEDIA) is a film production company that also provides a training hub for the community. Our main ethos is helping young people to become inspired with film production activities and help launch careers by up-skilling people between the ages of 16-25.


How do we do this? 


  • 65% of our profits go back into our community work
  • Free learning space for young people between 16-25
  • Young members can use our editing suites for free
  • Launching Crawley’s First Film Festival
  • Producing a local 5-part drama series starring Rishi Nair & Joseph Parker
  • Workshops & Traineeships
  • Guest speakers delivering inspiring industry talks

When you hire our film production company you will not only get a team that is passionate about your project, but also a company that is passionate about putting your money back into the community. With all the ideas we have with our community work it makes perfect sense to collaborate with us on your next project knowing that you will get a great video and we will use 65% of our profits to give back to the community.


Lets shape the culture of Crawley together and help up-skill the next generation of young people in the local RH postal code areas. 

We look forward to collaborating with you

Crawley Film Initiative Team

Meet The Team

We are passionate about what we do

Head of Developments

Callum Johnston

With over 14 years experience as a film producer Callum helps organise the structure of the company and is our development lead. Born and Raised in Crawley, Callum is also passionate about making sure our profits are used to make the Town thrive with film culture.

Head of Production

Jacob Punter

Jacob has produced over 60 music videos in his 5 years working in the film industry. Jacob has a hands on approach to filmmaking and is passionate about producing visual content.

Head of Sound Design

Emily Steere

After Emily graduated from York University she has been keen to explore the professional environment working on shows for AppleTV, Netflix and many more! Emily takes a lead on all our sound design work and helps us build soundscapes on all our internal projects.

Head of Post-Production

Mark Kipling

Mark has over 14 years film experience working as an editor and has cut feature films The Forbidden Note plus doc-features One Night in Al-Aqsa, Madina: The Enlightened City, & The Balance. Mark has all the skills and experience to oversee our post-production work and enjoys bringing the vision of our client / community projects to life.

Junior Content Producer

Tommy Gene Surridge

Welcome our new Junior Content Producer Tommy to the CFI team! Tommy will be working closely on our community projects as he develops his filmmaking skills. Over the next 12 months Tommy will help produce 12 films for Crawley Community Youth Services (CCYS).

Junior Content Producer / Director

Ashleigh-Ann French

Ashleigh-Ann joins us from Guildford School of Acting (GSA) on a 1 year work placement and will be learning full film production working on techniques that will help her up-skill. Ashleigh-Ann will be overlooking our in-house 4-part drama ROMEO. HOTEL. ELEVEN and helping us produce The British Cultural Film Festival.

Frequently Asked QuestionS

We are both! However, our cultural film hub only thrives when our commercial work does. The more commercial work we produce, the better value we can bring to the entire community. Our community work means the world to us, and that’s why we make a passionate production team when we work on our commercial videos. They both, in fairness, go hand in hand.  

We are based inside Crawley Museum on the first floor. Inside the musuem we have workshop space plus a production hub. With our mission to provide film culture for Crawley we pride ourselves being based here.  

This is a difficult question for us to answer due to all our projects being produced on different budgets. One thing we can promise is that we produce content that is competitive, plus deliver projects to the budget we provide at the beginning of the agreement.


We do however have subscription package which costs £3,750.00 per month for 3 videos produced each month. Check our corporate video production page for more info. 


We also produce videos for charities and NGO’s for a reduced cost but to the exact same quality as our commercial sector. 

Yes! We offer original design concepts which is written by our creative team. Our team of experts will understand your business and goals before filming. We value the ideas you may have and use our experience to provide a video that helps boost your company.