Showcasing the charm and variety of Hull’s Trinity Market

It’s always great when we get to make a film about a place we really love.

Trinity Market is one of our favourite spots in the city, so we were delighted when Visit Hull asked us to create a film to showcase its brilliant small businesses.

We wanted to highlight the multiple functions of the market. It’s a place you can immerse yourself; eating, shopping and socialising within its splendid Edwardian structure.

We decided the film should be focused on the loose narrative of a day at the market. In came Harry and Beth – both Hullensians and avid Trinity frequenters – to be our protagonists.

Filmmaking in the hustle and bustle of Trinity Market

Day one of filming, Nova focused solely on the traders. Lots of shots of shutters going up, preparation and customer interaction.

The market is bustling from mid-morning until well into the afternoon, so Nova needed to capture the action without intruding too much on the day’s business.

And while Harry and Beth’s browsing guides us around the market, it was important for the film to feature the faces behind the counters – we prised traders momentarily away from their busy days for a series of portrait shots in front of their stalls.

The second day of shooting was all about capturing the narrative. We shot Harry and Beth from daytime arrival, through to socialising at Trinity Live on the evening, with plenty of tasting and perusing in between.

Finally, the edit needed to reflect the market’s vivacity and charm, and we hope the pace of the cutting and the choice of music and the use of the original audio from the shoot does just that.

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