Charles & Harry of Plato Video

We get asked all the time if we’re related, sometimes even twins. The simple truth is that we’re brothers, but which is older?

Winners of Small Business Sunday - created by Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis  

Winners of Small Business Sunday - created by Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis  

We’ve been working together since 2012 when we joined Plato Video, which has been traditionally a family run business in Bournemouth, founded in 1960 by our dad, Lionel Fynn under the original title of Action Films.

Before joining the business, Charles studied Marketing at Bournemouth University, graduating in 2008 and worked as a Marketing Executive until April 2012. Harry meanwhile studied film production at Winchester University, graduating in 2011 and joining the family business later that year and began by building a wedding videography portfolio. In 2015 Harry was a finalist for the Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards.

We have worked hard to diversify and offer a highly professional video production service for business and events locally in our hometown of Bournemouth and beyond. In 2013 we gained our first major contract with the Bournemouth Air Festival and have proudly worked with them subsequently in 2014 and 2015 with our highlights videos entertaining their fans, visitors, sponsors and patrons. 

Over the last 5 years we have worked on a number of large and small scale video projects from short product showcases to DVD production, exhibition display stands, exciting event highlight videos and much more. Our work is typically used for online promotional video although it can occasionally make its way to some interesting places including the METS Trade event in Amsterdam and even the British Airways inflight entertainment system.

In June 2015 we were selected as winners of the Small Business Sunday (#SBS) award on Twitter, hosted by Theo Paphitis. We were retweeted on Theo's personal Twitter account and are now full time members of this exclusive club. 

In November 2015 we moved out of the home studio and in to our first office at Basepoint Business Centre, Bournemouth. Things in 2017 are looking great. 

We hope you like what we do and look forward to working with you soon! 


OUR HISTORY

Action Films specialised in capturing weddings, sports events and indeed, anything full of action!

By 1970 Action Films changed its name to Plato Tapes and won a number of major contracts for the supply of educational cassette tapes on legal and commercial subjects. When video became more commonplace with the widely accessible VHS and VCR, Plato Tapes became Plato Video. 

Lionel Fynn in 1985 with his lightweight holiday gear.

Lionel Fynn in 1985 with his lightweight holiday gear.