Ellie Botwood, Founder of PR & Sales consultancy Bot Inc has recently restructured the business to focus on promoting service companies and shooting abroad.
“I’ve lived & worked all over the globe and know how important service companies are to the production process. I’ve come to realise through the clients I represent that service is such an integral part to the production, however they rarely get credited or noticed for all their hard work and this is something I want to change. There’s a huge responsibility for them to promote their country as well as provide quality production. If you have a bad experience on a shoot abroad in an unfamiliar territory, the likelihood of wanting to shoot there again is highly unlikely. An element of trust is essential.”
Above: Xochimilco canals, Mexico City
Through Bot Inc, agencies and production companies can be introduced to service contacts in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, India, Mallorca & mainland Spain, Poland and South Africa. Although they do have affiliates in other foreign climates.
“I am currently in talks with companies in Kosovo & Havana to name a few which is really exciting. Most people have their preferred service company but then there are times where the brief doesn’t fit the country and you need to look elsewhere. Countries also go through cycles due to political climate, cost or popularity. The clients I work with have a thorough knowledge of their country and are well respected in their field. I get such a buzz finding a wonderful country, learning about it and selling it to my contacts in the UK. Who knew Mexico City was so full of culture as well as having a top notch filming industry? I meet some incredible people and visit amazing places so I am very, very lucky!”
Gosia Zartorska Trojanowska from Tango Production in Poland:
“We've always wanted to expand and work with the British market and UK based production companies so when someone recommended Ellie to us, we thought this would be an amazing opportunity. We've heard that that Bot Inc is a reputable, innovative company and it is a pleasure working with Ellie. We are looking forward to working together on this exciting new adventure.”
So whether you’re after deserts, cityscapes, temples, volcanoes and coastlines, from South America to South Africa, Europe to India, Bot Inc can help fit your project to the right country and the right people.