Seeing as this blog edition will be released at Christmas, I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to share with you the special reason for the name Quill Creations, as it’s close to my heart and to my family; what better time to share this than at Christmas?
The name means an awful lot to me - it was almost written in the stars, or to be less poetic, passed down to me when I was young. My Grandfather owned and managed Quill Productions from the 1960’s until his death in the late 1990’s. Originally a scriptwriting company, Quill Productions contributed to many iconic shows including the original Thunderbirds and many other hits. There is a beautiful video of my grandfather, Donald Robertson, on the ITV News back in 1963 where you can see my dad running around in tiny little shorts, aged 3, whilst his father is being interviewed all about his fantastic writing skills and contribution to the Thunderbirds. If you scroll down a bit, you’ll be able to see this video – it makes me very proud!
My Grandfather, through his company, also worked alongside corporate giants such as JCB, British Gas and Jaguar, to name just a couple, and produced their in-house training videos and corporate videos.
Many seasons ago, when the time came for teenage me to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I chose to undertake a degree in Film & TV Production Technology. I always felt like it was my calling; with my father in a similarly creative industry, and my Grandfather being an extremely talented scriptwriter, the fact that I’d loved to pick up a camera from as far back as I could remember just felt right - like the creative family genes had been passed down to me.