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If you believe in yourself, anything is possible.

HD Media CIC offers aspiring young people (age 11-24) ‘on the job training/experience’ for future careers in film, television and web-casting.
We pride ourselves in taking time to really understand our client’s needs and then select a team of dedicated trainees who will see the project through to the end to supply world-class video that exceeds expectations.
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Interested in working in 'the media'?

HD Media can help make that dream a reality






Since 2014, we have been offering FREE training, mentoring and ‘on the job’ experience for 11–24 year-olds. All we ask is that you commit to the duration of the project and try your best.

We help you get a start in this very competitive business and help our clients get their message across in a professional and cost effective way:

“The quality of HD Media’s work and the commitment and professionalism of the trainee apprentices is second to none.”

Dinah Kazakoff – Manager – Rooftop Arts Centre


What We Do

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We encourage community artists and groups to showcase their work and to tell their stories in high definition media.


The ‘Corby Art Podcasts’ (CAP) reach an audience of over 100,000 people. See our work here


In 2018 these CAP were runners up in the Northamptonshire Community Foundation ‘Trailblazer’ award for ‘outstanding contribution’ to the county.

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Participation &             
Training, Mentoring &
'on the job' Experience


We give young people the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of production for local and national broadcast TV and radio alongside social media, film and corporate webcasting.


We teach practical skills with emphasis on increasing confidence, building self-esteem and adopting a ‘Can Do’ approach to life!


Local Arts Centre manager gives out some AQA awards (14 awarded to date).


All our training, mentoring and ‘on the job’ experience is FREE of charge. All we ask is that the young person commits to the duration of the project and tries their best. 


One trainee receiving the British Film Institute’s ‘One to Watch’ Award,  

at the award’s ceremony in London.

Paul Balmer

Creative Director / Co-Founder

Paul is one of the UKs most creative documentary-makers and winner of 9 international awards. He has produced, directed and edited for the BBC, CH4, CBC, and UNIVERSAL films and has written 3 BBC film scores, many broadcast scripts and 11 books including 3 AMAZON bestsellers. He is currently head of ‘Brit Kids’ Film, Corby, Northamptonshire.

Meet the Team

Judy Caine

Producer / Co-Founder

Judy has worked with Paul for many years producing all of his documentaries. She too has received much critical acclaim and is passionate about passing on media skills to the next generation of film-makers.

Mandy Young MBE DL

Director / Business Advisor

Mandy is Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, and co-founder of the world-renowned Adrenaline Alley Skatepark. She joined the HD Media team in April 2018 to help grow the company with her invaluable business /funding knowledge.

Martin McEvoy


Martin is a professional opera singer, vocal coach, broadcaster, artistic director of London City Opera and a Trustee for the Travers Foundation. His passion for young people and the arts make him a welcome addition to the HD Media management committee.

What Our Clients Say:

CEO - Corby Borough Council

“I was delighted with the final product and impressed by the trainees and mentors throughout. The video was completed on time, within budget and in compliance with the agreed brief.  I have no hesitation in recommending HD Media and their trainees for other such projects.”

MD - General Cleaning Services

“HD Media really understood the message I wanted to convey and made an excellent video for my website. I would use them again without any hesitation whatsoever”

Manager – Corby Heritage Centre

“HD Media made my job really easy. They quickly understood what I needed, kept me involved throughout the whole video production process and brought the project in on-time and on-budget.

CEO - Adrenaline Alley

“HD Media surpassed all our expectations when they produced our story ‘Triumph out of Tragedy’; their professionalism and dedication to create excellent quality video is outstanding. They have a flare and passion to help young people learn from the experts and this really shines through when you experience how the young people working alongside professionals improve their self-confidence, social, media and life skills. We would have no hesitation in recommending HD Media and hope to work with them again in the future."

Manager – Rooftop Arts Centre

“The quality of HD Media’s work and the commitment and professionalism of the trainee apprentices is second to none.”

Artistic Director - Deep Roots Tall Trees

‘’I think you really captured the event and the essence of what we were doing in engaging with the Polish community on a human, grass-roots level. There is a great balance between the fun and enjoyment of the evening, the social interactions and the artistic aspirations and remit of Deep Roots Tall Trees.’’

CEO - Descendants

“I am delighted with both video projects that Paul, Judy and their team completed for ‘Descendants’ ... I sincerely hope the opportunity arises to work with them again.”

Contact Us

How we can help? We aim to reply to all enquires within 48 hours. Thank you for your interest.



+44 1536 744070

Based in Corby, Northamptonshire, England

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