The launch of the Film Festival by the Film:New Forest team was held at the New Forest Show in 2018 hoping to be a revival of the last one held in 2012 with aims to build on the event’s previous successes as well as bringing in new elements. Film:New Forest begun using their website to host information regarding the festival which quite quickly was becoming the main reason for page visits and losing focus of the overall aim of the project.

An opportunity arose for Film:New Forest to take ownership of the previous festival website, which had been neglected since the last festival in 2012.

So with a very quick turnaround required, the team approached Purple Dog for assistance.

Within the space of a week a new site was built to a strict brief which included importing previous posts from Tumblr, SEO, setting up redirects from and taking over ownership from the previous domain host.