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Cinematic Video Production

Elevate storytelling with expert cinematography, enhancing visuals and narratives for impactful and memorable cinematic video production experiences.

From Script to Screen

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We can help you turn your vision into a compelling film that captivates your audience and brings your story to life. Contact us today, and let us bring your script to the silver screen!

Do you dream of seeing your script come to life on the big screen but find it challenging to make it a reality? 

Determining the ideal camera angles for a film can be challenging, especially if you lack the necessary expertise in cinematography principles and techniques. Adapting a script and considering camera angles require in-depth knowledge and experience in this field. Without it, the task can be daunting and result in suboptimal outcomes.

That’s where our expert team comes in. 

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Cinematic Video Production

Here at Cardinal Broadcast, we get stuck into many projects, entertaining ones with MHTV; we have been working alongside them for a few years now to produce short films to surrounding topics such as PTSD & OCD to name a few, to help shine a light on Mental Health and the impact it can have on us. We have loved working with MHTV on these projects and can’t wait to work on more in the future. 


Visual Delights from Our Past Collaborations


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a nightmare world of their own creation, in which they must confront spectres of the past and alleviate the stranglehold of their mental illness.” 

Navigating Life’s Challenges

Compulsion is an engaging, narrative-driven, surreal and informative horror short film about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

“Joe Suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. When their insular world of routine and rituals is disrupted by the presence of their friends, they are trusted into 

The short film “Compulsion” is a powerful portrayal of the daily life of Joe, who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Through vivid portrayals of the various triggers that can cause stimuli and the rituals that individuals with OCD may have to undergo when confronting past traumas and current emotions, the film illuminates the true nature of the disorder. Its objective is to dispel any misinformation or misconceptions in the public domain. With its insightful and compassionate portrayal of OCD, “Compulsion” is a must-watch for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of this complex disorder.

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What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a recognized mental health condition that is characterized by intrusive, distressing thoughts and repetitive behaviours. The individual performs these behaviours as a temporary means to alleviate the anxiety caused by their obsessive thoughts. It is a severe condition that requires professional care and attention to manage effectively.

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The film Compulsion depicts Joe’s schoolmates paying him a visit, intending to engage in a music session. However, upon arrival, they find Joe in a flashback, struggling with a traumatic experience. To cope with and conceal his trauma, Joe, who suffers from OCD, has developed certain rituals, which include performing actions in sets of three. These include opening and closing blinds, tapping wooden beams, and switching lights on and off. These actions are performed in a specific sequence, and their repetition serves as a coping mechanism for Joe. The film effectively portrays Joe’s struggle with trauma and his use of rituals to manage his emotions.

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In conclusion, we are pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in creating this short film, as it provided us with a platform to educate individuals on the realities of OCD while dispelling any misinformation that may be widespread in the media. It was a pleasure to contribute to forming an informative and accurate representation of this mental health condition.

Discover the magic behind the scenes of this short film! Follow the link below to see how we turned a simple script into a captivating video. Don’t miss out on this exclusive look at our creative process! 

Compulsion Teaser One

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A man in deep focus, captured in a close-up side profile, in a blue glow.
Bloodied hand with visible wounds, in need of medical attention.

Party Hat

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‘Party Hat’ follows a war Veteran who is attending an engagement party for another couple and has to tackle the tricky path between reality and flashbacks.

‘Party Hat’ is a short film about a war veteran facing the challenge of attending an engagement party for another couple. Amid this social gathering, the war Veteran must confront the intricacies of reconciling with the present, reality and the haunting memories of past experiences. 

The conundrum of navigating between the realms of the present and the past presents a formidable task for the veteran, requiring him to exercise great care and sensitivity in order to maintain composure and avoid potential triggers that may exacerbate his condition.

Throughout the film, we are privy to the emotional journey of a veteran as he grapples with recurrent experiences of pain, anger, and hurt. These feelings are repeatedly triggered by the unfolding events at an engagement party, which serve as a backdrop to his struggles.

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We capture the war Veteran experiencing episodic lapses in mental coherence, alternating between states of clarity and dissociation. External stimuli, such as the detonation of party poppers and the release of balloons, tend to trigger these episodes. In such instances, the Veteran is transported back to a memory of cradling his best mate on the battlefield as he passes away.

At the party, despite everyone else having a good time, the man’s wife notices that he is absent-minded. She is determined to help him snap back to reality and tries her best to do so. However, despite her efforts, neither she nor their child can bring him out of his state.

Occasionally, the Veteran takes time away to allow himself some moments of solitude and not have to pretend that he’s okay for the engagement party.

As the film unfolds, keen-eyed viewers may observe the war veteran’s adornment of dog tags around his neck, a poignant emblem of his past experiences. Later revelations unveil the profound significance behind these tags—they once belonged to a dear friend who tragically perished, serving as a tangible connection to his haunting past and enduring grief.

A soldier lies in the arms of a man, his life slipping away. A poignant moment of sacrifice and loss. #War #Sacrifice #Loss
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Throughout the film, we have been tracing the journey of a character who is grappling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Despite the formidable challenges associated with producing this film, we were convinced that it was a worthwhile endeavour aimed at illuminating how PTSD is capable of affecting and triggering individuals as they navigate everyday life.

So what is PTSD I hear you say? 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, impacting daily life. Treatment options include therapy and medication, aiming to alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being for those affected by this challenging condition.

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Soldiers gathered around a warm fire, engaged in conversation and camaraderie.
Lifeless soldier with gun lying on ground.
Intense close up of soldier's eye with blood, showing bravery.
A man in distress, holding his head, covers his face with his hands, seeking solace or privacy.

The inception of the film was initiated when our writer, Grace, serendipitously came across a GCSE poem on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that resonated with her on a personal level. This discovery served as the impetus for further exploration, and the project gradually took shape from that point onward.

Discover the secrets behind the making of Party Hat! Uncover the magic that went into its creation by following the link below. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to witness the behind-the-scenes action! 

A person holding a dog tag in hand, symbolising strength and identity.
Close up of a scared face, lite in blue light.
Young student in school uniform.
A hand gently taps a wooden beam, creating a rhythmic sound.
A person holding a dog tag in hand, symbolising strength and identity.
Soldiers gathered around a warm fire, engaged in conversation and camaraderie.
A mum with fiery red hair, visibly upset.
A soldier lies in the arms of a man, his life slipping away. A poignant moment of sacrifice and loss. #War #Sacrifice #Loss
Man in spectacles stares at himself in mirror, feeling his face.
A man in distress, holding his head, covers his face with his hands, seeking solace or privacy.

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