The roots of Riarmato stem back to 2010 when the first video projects were undertaken by the founder Martins Strals. Initially working with local businesses and musicians producing promotional video content and music videos, the company began to take on more demanding and larger scale projects.
In 2011 Riarmato Productions began work on it's first feature production titled Reprieve. The film was written and directed by Luke Thomas Goold and production began May 2012. After 4 months of principal photography and just over 3 months in post production the film was launched at a premiere event held at the oldest guildhall in the UK, St George's Guildhall in King's Lynn. The film was also submitted and and accepted into the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it was watched by the selection committee headed by Steven Spielberg. After the the success of Reprieve as a first independently produced feature length film, Riarmato began work on two further feature titles.
Riarmato productions have also developed clients far and beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. Working with the local authority in Ventspils, Latvia, individual clients in the south of France, The Netherlands, Italy and Luxemburg. Our international experience in video production has enabled the company to produce content in a variety of languages aside from English, and cater to clients demanding unique and bespoke production services.
In 2014 Riarmato Productions began working with The Bridge For Heroes who are a local armed forces charity providing help and support to the armed forces community. Aside from supporting the charity in providing free production work and working with veterans, Riarmato began work on a large scale animation project. The Great Story which was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and other private sponsorship created 12 stop motion animations about the first world war. The project took just under 6 months to deliver and in the process Riarmato worked with 120 young people from local schools, a production group from The Berlin British School in Berlin, a production crew from Ventspils in Latvia, a group of beneficiaries at the Help for Heroes recovery centre in Colchester, primary school aged children at RAF Marham, production crew from the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards at Robertson Barracks, Lorraine Kelly at ITV studios and General The Lord Dannatt. Riarmato also worked with many national organisations to deliver the project, such as: Help For Heroes, SSAFA, ITV Studios, Scotty's Little Soldiers, Royal British Legion and many more. The Great Story was launched at a premiere event held at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn, and has since been distributed to schools and other education organisations to use as education material in relation to WWI studies. Due to the success and positive reception work has begun on a follow on project titled The Great Story 2.
Currently Riarmato Productions are continuing to work with local and national commercial businesses to produce commercial and advertorial videos, as well as continuing development work on feature length titles.
Riarmato Productions is a proud sponsor of The Bridge For Heroes who are based in the West Norfolk town of King's Lynn.