Wallbreaker Productions is an award-winning creative video agency based in the Think Tank in Lincoln. From initial creative ideas through to final video delivery, Wallbreaker handles every film it makes with the same careful process and execution.
Founded in 2014 by University of Lincoln graduates Luke Winter and Ash Wilks, Wallbreaker produces a range of videos for clients, from broadcast-ready TV adverts to corporate films and animations.
The agency now employs five people and has made films for clients including Starbucks, Pfizer, the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University.
Ronnie Bushell applied for and secured a video editing internship at Wallbreaker in March 2015. The internship was part-funded by the Innovation Programme and after three months Ronnie was given a full-time position by the agency. He was Wallbreaker’s first employee and is now its Lead Editor.
Luke Winter, Managing Director of Wallbreaker:
“Colleagues from the Innovation Programme told us about the internship scheme and explained that we could get some funding to take on an employee.
“Taking Ronnie on has allowed us to produce videos to a higher standard, including visual effects and animation. He was such a great hire for us because he can do both video editing and animation, and he’s able to do things in post-production that we can’t get our heads around.
“Our long-term goal is for Ronnie to become our Head of Post-Production.
“As for the internship scheme, I really don’t know why, as a small business owner, you wouldn’t take advantage and try it out. There’s no financial risk to your business. As a small company starting out we needed that support to help us grow. I’d recommend the scheme 100%.”
Ronnie Bushell, Lead Editor at Wallbreaker:
“I’d studied media production at Lincoln and I majored in digital media, which included animation, so when I left university I could do both video editing and animation. I saw the job advertised on the university’s jobs site, applied for it and got it.
“Coming back to Lincoln was such a good experience for me. I’d done a couple of freelance jobs but having my own responsibilities as part of a team was a positive experience.
“For me getting the internship was brilliant because it led to a full-time job with a full-time salary. The experience I’m gaining with a small team working in the industry is priceless.
“Coming out of university you don’t have so many opportunities as you think you’ll have, so I was very lucky. A lot of jobs that are advertised require experience and an internship like this gives you that experience. It gives graduates the chance to be immersed in a successful company. If you can make an impact in those three months an opportunity is there to turn it into a full-time role.
“Now I’m Lead Editor and Luke and Ash want to give me more responsibility and encourage me to grow within the team. I know there are some great things in store for us down the line.”