A Cumbrian filmmaker has ditched his career in hospitality to achieve his childhood dream in videography.

Following a successful career in hospitality, Carlisle's Graham Wilcock has launched his new videography business, Graham Willcock Video.

Focusing on weddings and events, as well as commercial videography, Graham has already completed a number of weddings and advertorial videos for businesses.

An avid filmmaker, Graham is based in Carlisle, covering Cumbria, the North West of England and the Scottish Borders.

He said: "I’ve been making films since I was a kid. I’d use my siblings and friends as actors, and my parents’ old camcorder to make stories, edited them into something I thought was special. I experimented with sounds and music to generate the vision I had in my head and bring it to life.

"I always wanted to be a filmmaker. But instead of chasing the bright lights of Hollywood, I decided to bring some light to my own home. Now I use my skills and passion to capture the best day of people’s lives and transform what I capture into artistic memories that will endure the ages.

Graham is passionate about his work and vows to put blood, sweat and tears into every film he creates. He makes cinematic wedding films, each one unique and tailored to the special couple. His business and events videos help represent companies in the way they want to be seen by their customers.

Graham is also proudly running a carbon neutral business, travelling in an electric car and using solar, wind and hydroelectric sources to power his equipment.

Using the skills and knowledge gained at university where Graham focused on film theory and production, he creates beautiful wedding films that couples can cherish forever.

He added: "I spend time with each couple, creating films that reflect your own personality and relationship.

"I make videos that are as unique as you are, capturing the day as it happens, natural and unobtrusive."

If you are planning a wedding or an event in 2024, 2025 or 2026 - his books are open and he’d love to hear from you.