The Reading Agency
Luke Graham
11 mins


Working alongside The Reading Agency and their partners – the Big Lottery Fund and the Arts Council England – Right Thing Films were tasked with producing a film to highlight the power of reading in tackling isolation and loneliness. The Reading Agency and their partners wanted a film that was cinematic in scope and feel as it was to be premiered at The British Film Institute (BFI) in London.

RTF Response

Working in partnership with the Reading Agency we developed a narrative which included four authors writing individual short stories from the transcripts of interviews between real life Reading Friends case studies.

These stories were then intertwined with one another to highlight the way in which Reading Friends operates whilst showing the significant benefits the programme can have for people’s lives.

Our in-house team worked across the film from start to finish over a 5 month pre-production, production and post-production period.



Shot across four different cities in the UK the final film premiered at the BFI and was rolled out across all the social media channels for The Reading Agency, Arts Council England, The Big Lottery Fund and the Reading Friends programme with a reach of more than 1.5 million viewers.

“Right Thing Films are an excellent company and a pleasure to work with.
They created a high-quality and moving film which embodied our programme and our values as an organisation perfectly and delivered against all our objectives. They were exceptionally professional and put all participants at ease, making sure that the filming process was enjoyable and engaging for everyone involved.
Right Thing Films went above and beyond what was needed to ensure that we, and all of our partners and funders were happy with the end product. I would highly recommend them.”
Sue Wilkinson MBE
Chief Executive, The Reading Agency

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