It all started when…
Two people (Teri & Michael) found themselves with the same vision and two different sets of skills. An actor, a writer. A shared passion for storytelling. Route Nine Studios began as a way to express our creativity as the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives seemed to take over. We didn't want to be two small fish in a very big pond. We quickly realised how well our skills lent themselves to creating powerful, emotional, story driven video content that helps brands & individuals express their unique personalities & values.
Our Mission & Values.
We care about your story. We care about your brand and the image you want to present to the world. When you hire us, we become part of your team. We won’t rush the job and we won’t deviate from your core values. Whether you’ve already got a solid idea or just a blank piece of paper, we will commit ourselves to creating something for you that we are proud of. We will produce something that says exactly what you want it to say. So, whatever you want to incite in your viewer - be it laughter, tears, inspiration or a sense of understanding and trust - we promise to put 100% of everything we are into bringing that vision to life. You can take it from us, we will pour our passion into your project. We care. You have our word.
Pretty cool values, huh?
We make films. We say that a lot, don’t we? But that’s not just a buzzword or a marketing gimmick to us. We genuinely do make films. When we aren’t making films for brands we’re making films of our own – and I don’t just mean our own marketing films. We started this business originally because we are absolutely head-over-heels, manically in love with the film industry. And that’s probably still an understatement. We went from film fanatics, to wannabe actors and screenwriters to actual actors and screenwriters. Here are just a few examples of our recent work.
“STILL TIME” / 2017
A short film we made in the Summer of 2017.
“What does ‘happiness’ mean to you? If you had to make a list of the things that truly bring you happiness would you know what to include? Two friends with two very different ideas of what makes life worth living decide to swap lists - and live out each other’s perfect day. Along the way, Jesse and Marcus end up learning more about themselves than they bargained for - and realise what they actually want out of life.”
“FEEDBACK” / 2017
Another short film we made in the Autumn of 2017.
Shortlisted for and screened at the Colchester Film Festival as part of the 60 Hour Film Challenge.
“A bar worker finds an interesting suggestion in the “feedback” jar of the pub where he works and assumes it is meant for him.”
“LOLAH” / 2018
A short film we made in the Summer of 2018.
Our biggest project to date and currently in the festival submission process.
“18 year old Lolah reflects back on her 8th birthday, and explores how one person who entered her life that day changed everything for herself and her young single mother. ‘Lolah’ explores how the simplest of actions and decisions can have massive consequences, and how simple changes to a seemingly ordinary day can change your world forever.”
For more information on the making of “Lolah”. you can check out our blog post that details the process from start to finish!
“WHERE DID ZAC & TAMMY GO?'“ - COMING SOON
Our latest film, due to begin filming in Summer 2019.
Meet the team.
Our resident Writer, Producer & Director.
Teri graduated with a degree in screenwriting (yes it’s a real thing!) in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. She’s your first port of call for “So how do we make this happen?” and in her own words - no idea is too crazy.
MICHAEL JON DAWSON
Our resident Director of Photography, Camera Operator & Editor.
Michael studied acting for 3 years in Manchester but while he’s not in front of the camera you’ll find him behind it. Hobbies include delivering dramatic dialogue, long mournful pauses and getting annoyed when the lighting “Isn’t saying what I want it to say”.