Formed 14 years ago, Reels in Motion has invested more than £250,000 to transform a former workmen’s club at Ryan Hall, in Tunstall, into its new offices and state-of-the-art production suite.
Complete with recording booth, green room, video studio, editing suite and nine-seat mini cinema, the company hopes it will mean up-and-coming producers no longer need to travel to bigger cities.
Co-owners Matt Hubbard, Phil Bland, and Joe Gordon, all of Longton, want the new studio, on The Boulevard, to become a ‘creative hub’.
Matt, explained: “We never had any facilities when we started up so it’s good to have a proper purpose-built studio.
“There isn’t another production studio like this in Stoke-on-Trent. We wanted to make something that’s not just for us, but something that other companies could hire as well. It means they don’t have to travel to Manchester, Birmingham, or even London.”