About Sharp Focus Productions

About us

Founded in 2005

Sharp Focus Productions was founded by producer and director Rob Maidment in 2005. Rob has over twenty years’ experience in making high-quality drama and factual content, including extensive work in the field of English language teaching (ELT) films.

Prior to setting up Sharp Focus Productions, Rob managed ELT video production and publishing at Oxford University Press. Subsequently, he has written, produced and directed ELT film and video content for Cambridge University Press, Macmillan Education and many other major publishers in the UK and other territories.

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Since 2005 we have scripted and produced a wide range of educational and corporate film and video for clients in the UK, USA and Israel.


We are committed to producing innovative and high-quality content for clients in the education and corporate sectors, for delivery via digital platforms and broadcast TV.


Our aim is to expand the range of our work and to seek new challenges in the areas of script writing and production.

The team

Experts in creative filmmaking

We work with a regular team of collaborators who are highly skilled in key areas such as cinematography, sound recording, location management and production, in addition to acting and presenting talent.

The photograph shows us filming for the Advantage factual ELT series in Snowdonia. From left to right, Rob Maidment (producer and director), Adam Richards (drone operator from Off the Ground Aerial Imaging: www.offtheground.tv), Adelaide Lane (producer), Steve Weiser (director of photography), Rob Lacey (sound recordist), Jada Brevett (presenter).

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Our commitment to creating high-quality content

The Red Camera

Whatever the budget, we always use the state-of-the-art technology for both filming and post-production so that we can achieve the best quality results.

Why we use the Red Camera
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