Shot Blast Media
Shot Blast Team
Shot Blast Media

The Shot Blast Media team are a small, experienced and captivated team who are incredibly passionate about bringing creativity to the video production industry.

In this blog, you will learn about the team’s favourite movies, why they enjoy working in the video production industry, and a little bit more about their career background!

Lotty Wiltshaw, Director, formed Shot Blast Media in 2012 with one purpose in mind: to produce corporate videos that would go above and beyond a simple portrayal of what her clients do. 

Lotty specialises in creative storytelling by using a multitude of skills acquired over a career which spans many years in video creation & production.

Lotty’s previous years of experience working across Television Production for the BBC has also helped push her creative production skills forward as Director at Shot Blast Media.

When she’s not working, she loves adventures. Lotty is always looking for a new city or country to explore, taking in the scenery, enjoying the food and getting involved with the local arts and music, as well as spending quality time with her family.

What is your favourite film?

My favourite film is Shawshank Redemption. It’s a fantastic story. Very moving with compelling characters and sends out a message of hope. 

Well written, well acted and well filmed too. All round perfect movie in my eyes.

What do you like about working in the video production industry?

We get to tell lots of stories, our own and other peoples whilst getting behind the scenes of businesses and seeing things we don’t often get to see. That’s exciting!

Steph Taylor, Sales & Business Development Manager, has more than 14 years of experience working across sales and business development in a variety of large corporations, such as Experian and Virgin Pulse. 

Steph joined Shot Blast Media in 2023, and works towards promoting our video production packages and other popular video services.

What is your favourite film?

My favourite film is Shawshank redemption because the story is gripping yet heartwarming. 

The main character alongside Morgan Freeman works so well and I love a happy ending. I do enjoy a good underdog story so my second favourite is Erin Brockovich. 

What do you like about working in the video production industry?

Early days into my experience here at SBM, I enjoy supporting companies to bring their products and culture to life via video production. 

Video’s tell the story so well, bringing creativity and personality together. Short, snappy and engaging!!

David Mead, Camera Operator and Editor, is an accomplished and innovative filmmaker with 20 years of experience, specialising in video editing, camera operating and directing. 

He has been working with Shot Blast Media for the past 6 years, bringing to life every client brief, from script to screen projects of all shapes and sizes.

What is your favourite film?

I hate this question! So lets put a spin on it, what’s the 1 desert island disc I would take…

The Simpsons Season 5. The peak of the golden era! I’ve seen all these episodes countless times, the opening 5 episodes are all 10/10, it’s hard to find another 5 in a row this good.

Homer’s Barbershop Quartet, Cape Feare, Homer Goes to College, Rosebud and the best, Treehouse of Horror IV, including the segment Terror at 5 and half feet, where a Gremlin attacks the school bus. 

This was the inspiration for a short film I made with a puppet and CGI Gremlin a few years ago called Turn Around When Possible, which had over 2 million views. Go check it out!

This series also includes my favourite all time episode. Boy Scoutz ‘n the Hood. I could recite the entire script for you if you wanted. 

It’s just one hilarious gag after another. Homer is in fine form. GET ME 700 KRUSTY BURGERS!

The Simpsons in general has always been one of my favourite things to watch (only season 3-9, that story is for a different day). 

Huge sense of nostalgia with every watch. Themes of family values mixed with a bit over the top mayhem with countless brilliant characters is just bliss.

What do you like about working in the video production industry?

Going to all sorts of places and meeting all sorts of people. Every week is different which keeps everyone on their toes.

I’ve travelled to places far and wide across the UK, Europe and North America on projects. Places I would have never gone doing another job. 

Getting to use new equipment is always fun and finding ways to make each project better than the last.

Maddy Goddard, Marketing Executive, works to bring creativity to Shot Blast Media’s social channels.

She graduated from the University of Leeds in 2021 with a degree in Film, Photography and Media, and her years of experience in the marketing industry means she is ideally focused on brand awareness and lead generation for the business.

Maddy previously worked in Marketing for various recruitment firms across Leeds, and was extremely excited to start her role within her dream industry; video production.

What is your favourite film?

I would have to say that Madagascar is my favourite film. Madagascar 2 is a pretty close second though…

It’s my go-to film on my birthday and it never fails to make me laugh. I also cannot wait to watch the stage musical of Madagascar soon….

Some may say that this is a kids film, however these people would be WRONG.

What do you like about working in the video production industry?

I have wanted to work in the video industry since I was in school, so it’s fantastic that I’ve been able to fulfil that dream.

I absolutely love working in this industry. There is something different happening every week and I’ve learnt a whole bunch of new filmmaking skills since working at Shot Blast Media.

Byron Sheldon, Camera Operator and Editor, joined Shot Blast Media after finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Filmmaking from Leeds Beckett University in 2022. 

Byron focuses on working on the company’s monthly video subscription service, in which he films and edits unique and memorable videos for a range of businesses across Yorkshire.

What is your favourite film?

Hot Fuzz holds a special place in my heart, and it’s no surprise why. I’m a massive fan of the dynamic duo, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. 

Their comedic brilliance and on-screen chemistry have never failed to put a smile on my face! 

And let’s not forget the icing on the cake – Edgar Wright, the genius director behind this cinematic gem.

Here’s a fun tidbit about me: When I was younger, I dreamt of joining the police force! And that’s precisely why “Hot Fuzz” resonates so deeply with me. 

It’s a perfect blend of thrilling action and hilarious comedy, all within the context of law enforcement. 

Watching the film brings back memories of my childhood aspiration and sparks a sense of adventure every time!

What do you like about working in the video production industry?

One day, you might find us delving 100 metres underground, capturing breathtaking shots in unexpected locations. 

The next day, we could be perched on majestic mountaintops, filming electric trucks zooming by!

This industry brings with it an exciting mix of challenges and endless possibilities, allowing me to bring my creative vision to life in ways they never imagined.

Let us know what your favourite film is!

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