Production Company: Gingenius
Driving Stories is a 4-part digital series commissioned by Confused.com for their social media channels including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. The series can also be found on their website.
To support car insurance policies, the brief was to showcase the people of Britain and highlight some of the quirkiest and unusual driving-related hobbies happening in the UK at the time of production.
Director: Ben Smith
Producer: Syd Heather
Production Manager - Fenna Kooijmans
Camera Operators - John Shand & Adam Bate
Sound - Andrew Gough, John Shand
EPISODE 1 - ROUNDABOUTS OF BRITAIN
"Anything can go on a roundabout," says the president of the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society, Kevin Beresford. Kevin's love of roundabouts began when he created a roundabout calendar for the local printing agency he worked for, which sold worldwide. His interest soon grew into a passion and now he's sharing their beauty with the world.
EPISODE 2 - FOLLOW THE BROWN SIGNS
What started as a quirky university hobby has become a way of life for brown signer Amanda Hone. Following brown tourist signs to different destinations across the UK has taken Amanda the length and breadth of Britain. Now she can't imagine life without it.
EPISODE 3 - ROADSIDE BRITAIN
A greasy spoon in a layby is not something you’d usually stop for. But Sam Mellish has discovered beauty in these unexpected places. His fascination with everyday stories took him on a 10 day road trip exploring and photographing some of Britain’s finest roadside cafes.
EPISODE 4 - RUDDY MUDDY
Rick - or Ruddy Muddy as he's commonly known - started doodling on his van to cover up rude daubings. But what started as censorship, quickly became sensational artwork. Ruddy Muddy now creates masterpieces for a living, and even supplies his own mud!