Telford International Centre (TIC) has launched a short film that not only showcases the venue and its services, but also delivers a story of intrigue and a nail-biting race against time. 

Filmed entirely on location at TIC and produced as a high-end cinematic experience, the film showcases the venue while also working as a standalone piece of entertainment.

The UK conference and event centre worked with a specialist team, comprising film producers and technicians, professional actors and script writers to develop the heist-themed story, flesh out the characters, and provide an authentic ‘Hollywood’ feel to the end production.

By bringing the space to life in a way in which event organisers and agencies can engage, the film (entitled The Heist) forms the basis of a multi-platform marketing campaign that aims to further distinguish the venue in an increasingly competitive market.

The Team

Mathew James, group marketing communications manager at TIC commented: “My passion has always been to innovate marketing within the event venue industry for Telford International Centre. The Heistis just another example of where we have started with a very clear objective and vision of success, and worked with the best possible people to make that vision a reality.

“This film forms part of a wider plan to bring the venue to life for key audiences. It cuts across disciplines such as direct mail, events, social media, digital and direct selling, which means the longevity and impact is going to result in a very good ROI. It gives us a great reason to continue to talk to people about our distinguishing features in the event market, and literally shows people how we like to do things differently.”

The Telford International Centre worked with branding and creative services agency, Born Communication, to create, develop and bring The Heist to life.

Matthew continued: “It’s important to work with people that bring new and exciting thinking to the table, and Born did exactly that on this campaign. They were instrumental in adding touches of absolute genius to the end product, which was really important.”

The Tech Quiz

Ricky Hill from Born commented: “It’s always great to work with clients who want to push boundaries and try something fresh. TIC was really open to us being as creative as possible with this project, and from day one we were all on the same page about creating something that stood out and felt memorable. Nicely shot venue showreels have their place, but they soon become indistinguishable from one another; the challenge we set ourselves was to produce something that entertained and gave people something to talk about, while still showcasing everything the centre has to offer.”   

The Heist was premiered at a closed event in July 2019 in front of over 140 event industry specialists, and will make its wider public premier imminently via Telford International Centre on Youtube.

A theatrical trailer for The Heist can be found at

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Molly joined the editorial team in March 2019. She has several years’ experience working in broadcast and journalism, as well as marketing and PR. Past experience includes working for the BBC and independent publishing houses. If you have a story you think Molly might be interested in, please email: