Outside the 9-5 with Morelife Films

Morelife are passionate filmmakers based in Newcastle, with over 10 years experience creating wedding films. When they're not busy with weddings, the team also produce and direct short films, documentaries & brand films. With all of this experience, we knew John would have a lot to unpack in our 'Outside the 9 to 5' series.

John - Morelife Films
Photo by - Shannon Rose for Hunter Hunter

TWSCO: Why do you do what you do?

JOHN: I've always had a passion to film unique moments in time that can never or never will be repeated again. Knowing we can capture these moments for people to keep and cherish forever is a pretty good feeling. 

TWSCO: Do you do weddings full time? If yes, can you tell us how you felt when you made the jump? If no, what's stopping you? 

JOHN: We do. I'll never forget the weight off my shoulders when walking out of my full time job; wedding and commercial filming for almost 10 years. Knowing I could now send all of my focus towards my craft and business was epic and I wish I'd made the leap earlier on. 

TWSCO: What program or tech can't you live without?

JOHN: A lot of our couples aren't from around here so I would say FaceTime. I love the face to face catch up with couples before their day and logistically it's not always easy so FaceTime comes in pretty damn handy. 

TWSCO: What do you think has been a key reason for the success of your business?

JOHN: I'm lucky to be part of a great supportive team. Elliot and Chelsea are by my side and they are ridiculously talented. They give me the ideas and inspiration to flip the typical wedding video edit on it's head and create something a little different which attracts awesome couples to work with. 

TWSCO: What's next for you? 

JOHN: Right now: film, edit, film, edit... Try to win a game of pool at The Social Co. Then continue to build our Morelife Films team, push our commercial brand morelife.co a bit more and maybe a holiday? 

Photo by -Gez Xavier Photography