Vincent Woods studied Fine Art as an accomplished artist. Turning his interests quickly to varied media he experimented in film and video animation, along with more traditional forms of media. Following his BA Hons Degree, he worked for a number of years in the corporate film and commercials market in the late 80s and early 90s. He wrote, directed and produced numerous projects for blue chip companies such as Nike, Proctor & Gamble and Eveready. He was the main copywriter for scripts at the agency within weeks of joining and wrote and directed TV ads, promotional sell through videos including one of the highest selling videos for the Glasgow Garden Festival based on Holst’s The Planets Suite, and directed the high budget 35mm, 12 min Glow-Worm production that screened at the opening night of The Godfather III across the UK.
Setting up his own business in 1994 Vincent went on to create the largest events company in North East England. Spinning out from his success and expertise in multimedia production in which he created ‘Touch of a Button’ multimedia show. The company Benchmark Communications now runs events across the UK and internationally. They also produce multimedia productions for leading household names including Flymo and Husqvarna in which Vincent Produces and Directs varied productions and international shoots.
During this time Vincent pursued his work in independent film production and had 2 feature film scripts developed and promoted one of which was awarded MEDIA Programme support. He produced the documentary ‘Carrickfergus United’ for Sky which followed a supporters club of Catholic and Protestant Manchester United fans from Northern Ireland in United’s treble winning season in 1999. Vincent also started working with Arthur McKenzie, writer of Bait Room when he was invited to become the script editor of ‘The Black Callant’. A true story of a running legend from the 19th Century though the feature did not go into production it raised considerable profile and finance and is now part of a slate of projects Vincent is working on. All his current films are based on true stories and real events. His first dramatic fictional short film in which he directed and produced has been developed with Arthur McKenzie one of the UK’s leading police drama writers.
Vincent has written regularly for the press on subjects ranging from media, culture and business. Including a monthly two-page feature on design for 5 years from 1998-2003 for leading regional press. He is the Co-Director of the annual NewcastleGateshead International Art Fair. He has now set up TallTree Pictures with Kirsty Bell, specialist in Tax planning and film finance.