HobsonCurtis Films is a boutique film production company that prides itself on telling inspiring stories for brands and organisations

There’s exciting change afoot at HobsonCurtis as co-founder Florence Curtis moves on to pursue new challenges, and the company prepares for a bold rebrand in the coming months
“Hobson Curtis delivered on all fronts,
with creative ideas for filming and graphics… The end result is a quality, informative video that meets our criteria and our budget.”

Oxford University Press

What HobsonCurtis Films does

HCF crafts films that inform, educate and inspire.

From corporate videos and animations, to case study films and online documentaries, we can fulfil your communications needs.

We are happiest working for companies with an ethical dimension, charities, NGOs, universities, colleges and science spin-outs.

We are based in Oxford and work with diverse clients across the UK and beyond. We love travelling and have filmed as far afield as Tokyo, Dallas and Nairobi.

NHS bionic eye retinal implant short story

Prime numbers

W for Water…

ESA-RAL Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

Srin Madipalli’s inspiring entrepreneurship story

Floating Point

Adventures in Mathematics

Oxford Saïd Business School

A Concise Overview of the Press

Networks are everywhere

Pamoja Education

Cybercrime Survival Guide

Expanding the Mzuzu Mobile Bank

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online


University Press Scholarship Online

“Hobson Curtis provided high quality productions
for the European Space Agency. Working under tight deadlines they thoroughly mastered our brief, delivered creative solutions within budget and were very pleasant in all interactions.”

European Space Agency

How HobsonCurtis Films works

HCF loves the craft of film production and thrive on engaging
with all kinds of people and subjects.


We are determined to find the story that lies at the heart of each film and to tell that story in a way which engages audiences on an emotional and intellectual level.


We know that videos are a major investment, and we like to work closely with our clients throughout the production process to ensure they feel their time and money has been well spent.


With your input, we will create a brief summarising your aims. This helps us to develop a proposal and budget estimate. We will then work with you on a production schedule with milestones from concept stage to final delivery.


We won’t consider the job done until you are delighted about the end results.

Who is HobsonCurtis Films

HCF has been working together for over five years and have complementary skills and experience. Over time, we have also built up a close family of talented creatives with whom we work, from camera operators to editors, voiceover artists to graphic designers.

James’ background is in video editing for broadcast television and he has a track record of factual and science programming for UK and international broadcasters. He has illustrated passionate essays from Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking, delivered action packed explosion-fests for Discovery, and even spent three months embedded in the gardens of Blenheim Palace.

James has also spent time engaging with non-film makers, creating community video and installation films, and relishes helping people to tell their own stories and achieve their ambitions.

He has a keen sense of editorial balance, visual creativity and a drive to achieve excellence in all his finished work.

James diverse experience of video production helps to turn clients’ bright ideas into polished finished films.

James remains as managing director of HCF and is preparing to launch a new filmmaking and animation brand.

Florence’s career started in factual broadcasting. She worked at MTV Europe and for indies such as Uden Associates (Channel 4) and Rooftop Productions (FiveTV).

Florence focused on producing and directing documentary films for international NGOs such as Christian Aid, Oxfam and Television Trust for the Environment drawing on her international upbringing and language skills – French & Spanish. Her work took her as far afield as Cambodia, Burkina Faso and Brazil.

She worked as a producer/ director on ‘Rooted’, a Children’s BAFTA nominated series for FiveTV and successfully managed an EU funded multi-media project on development issues.

Florence’s meticulous approach to writing, directing and planning ensures successful productions.

Florence has moved on from HCF but you can still reach her at [email protected].

“Hobson Curtis have two invaluable skills.
Firstly they understand their business – they make great films. Secondly they understand our business. They make great films about science.”

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford


W for water…

How I love the world of references. As a child, delving into print dictionaries- flicking the book open to a random page, scanning across words and their definitions was bliss.…

Working with Hong Kong’s future leaders

  Our production team was hand picked by the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) to produce a film about their scholars’ experiences during a bespoke summer school leadership programme in Oxford.…

Contact Us


We are based in Oxford and work with clients across the UK and beyond.

TBAC Business Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0DR, UK

Call +44 1865 366 784 to talk to us about your project or ask for a quote.

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“HobsonCurtis Films make everything so easy! …
The videos HobsonCurtis Films produced for us have considerably helped raise awareness of our organisation.”

Pamoja Education