Client: GoJauntly / Furthermore

"A free community-based app, Go Jauntly invites you into a world of outdoor adventure. Find local walks created by the people who love and know them, create your own and share them with your friends and the Go Jauntly community."

I made this short film which the startup are using to advertise this fanastic app and spread the word.

Screenwriting Fellowship

Client: Wellcome Trust, Film4, BFI

Short film about The Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship awarded in partnership with BFI and Film4. "The fellowship is awarded to a screenwriter whose work is bold, original and authentic.  Selected from over 100 names nominated by the film and television industries."

I had lots of fun making this film, which was shown at the big award ceremony before this year's winner was announced.

Whatever you're going through

Client: Samaritans

This short documentary tells the story of two very different people who began to rebuild their lives after calling Samaritans at their lowest point. Commissioned by Samaritans and used across their digital channels.

Mindful Games

Client: Shift

I was commissioned by design agency Shift to make a short documentary about their ground-breaking new game for kids that helps improve their mental health.

Banking on Change

Client: Plan UK, Care International, Barclays

"Today, more than 2.5 billion people in the developing world are considered "financially excluded". This means they do not have access to basic financial services, such as savings, bank accounts or credit. Plan has been working with Barclays and CARE International since 2009, as part of the award-winning Banking on Change partnership."

I edited existing Plan UK footage, directed a voiceover artist and created the animations to make this explainer film.

Democratic Design Day

Client: IKEA / IDEO

I was commissioned to travel with IDEO to Sweden to create a film documenting IKEA's Democratic Design Day at their global headquarters in Almhult, Sweden.

Bake it for babies

Client: Lullaby Trust

This is a great example of a fun super-low budget film. The Trust wrote the script in-house. I filmed it in a couple of hours on location and edited it the same day. The Trust used the film across their social media channels to promote their "Bake it for Babies" fundraising campaign.

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families


Client: British Heart Foundation

A fly on the wall documentary for the British Heart Foundation featuring Emily as she prepares to do her first skydive in memory of her Dad.

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Hi! My name is Sam Care. Iā€™m a freelance filmmaker. Helpful Films is what I call my filmmaking business.

I started freelancing in 2013 after working in the charity sector for several years. My clients include all sorts of organisations including design and research agencies, government bodies, universities, museums, and non-profit organisations. I can produce a film for you from start to finish - taking care of all stages of the production process including planning, writing, storyboarding, filming, editing and animation.