Hotcake are a film & video production company based in Chichester, West Sussex. We’re passionate about producing inspiring and powerful videos for businesses, musicians, charities, churches and weddings.


Our core values are routed in quality and attention to detail through the creation of the concept, capturing footage with our cutting-edge equipment and finally the meticulous (sometimes obsessive!) process of editing. We aim to create content that doesn’t just look amazing, but connects with the viewer emotionally, and cuts through the noise in an unforgettable way.


Hotcake was formed by myself (Jim) in 2012, and I still undertake all aspects of production myself, but as we have grown, I’m proud to call on our team of trusted and professional camera operators, assistants and motion graphic designers, if and when the project requires.


Corporate Video

Whether your business needs to communicate internally, or to grab the attention of online customers, we have the experience and creativity to grow your business with polished, professional video

Music Videos

Musicians should be seen, not just heard! Being musicians ourselves, we know how much it means to get yourselves ‘out there’ looking and sounding great in your live performance, music video, promo or interview

Charity & Church

Video has the power to move people deeply, which is why it has become such an effective tool for charities and churches. We're always so excited about the potential of these projects

Wedding Video

Time flies when your having fun! So it’s worth ensuring you remember your special day for many years. Hotcake will beautifully document your wedding, capturing all the emotion with an exciting and natural flow



Our best-in-class Canon C300iii 4k cinema cameras combined with Canon L-series lenses produce stunningly sharp, cinematic looking footage, with a superb dynamic range


The sky's the limit! Our drone pilot freelancers are trained and licensed, with significant broadcast experience. So if your project requires jaw-dropping landscape shots - nothing beats a drone!

Audio & Lighting

Look and sound your best with over £6k of powerful and flattering LED-based lighting and modifiers, plus broadcast standard microphones and dedicated professional audio recorders

Recording Studios

We have exclusive access to The Old Chapel Studios (Chichester) and several Brighton-based producers. Great for advanced voice-overs or if your project requires bespoke music composition


With a Movi Pro gimbal (lets just call it a cinematic robot!) and automated sliders we can increase the production value of your project with cinematic motion when desired and keep it steady when not!

Colour Grading

Using Hollywood-standard colour-grading software, meticulous attention to detail and a creative eye, we take your footage to the next level with the right look whether its bold and punchy, or soft and subtle