Who we are
Outhouse comprises a core team of Peter Clitheroe and Jeremy Gugenheim who have been collaborating on a variety of creative projects for some years. In 2014, they established Outhouse Filmworks as their shared creative enterprise and primary business focus. In addition to the core team, specialist talent is hired in as necessary to deliver client projects.
Peter Clitheroe FRSA*
Peter has been involved in video production in one capacity or another since the early 1970s when he was working in Los Angeles and one of the first music videos featured a band he was tour managing at the time.
A few years later he became involved in creating video for learning, initially lugging around a huge reel-to-reel video recorder (yes, they really did exist, even before the days of U-matic, VHS and Betamax).
With the advent of HD video in cameras that didn’t have to be connected to a recorder with a half-inch thick cable, he launched out producing more learning materials for UK government sponsored programmes and promotional DVDs for a variety of clients, including holiday rental companies.
These days he’s exploring the delights of using vintage lenses on modern cameras.
Recent productions include documentary films shot in the UK and Spain, promotional content for holiday rental companies, performance and short documentary films for musicians and showcase shorts on food producers in the east of England.
Peter’s business motto: “Do some good, make some money, have some fun.”
Jeremy Gugenheim FRSA*
Jeremy spent over 25 years programming computers, evangelising the importance of improving the user’s experience. He used a creative approach to build an environment that the user would want to be in, based on an understanding of the requirements of the client’s business. The software that he produced that did include aspects of caring for the user were always noticeably better received.
Having eventually got computers out of his system he entered a far more creative phase, including stills photography. Then the moving image called…
Starting with music videos shot with a “show me what it was like to be there” feel and an edit for a session shot in Nashville, he began to realise his new direction was not so new after all and that he had been heading this way for quite a long time.
Jeremy is very sad that Peter was never the tour manager of one of his bands.
Our approach to working with clients
- We are committed to working to high ethical and business standards.
- We only accept commissions which we believe we can deliver to the standards required by the client and our own reputation.
- We only work with clients involved in legal and ethically sound enterprises. So, if you’re a conventional banker, you might as well read no further!
- We genuinely love working with our clients to help clarify their needs and undertake productions which exceed expectations.
- Sorry, we don’t do weddings, Christenings or Bar Mitzvahs.
* What does FRSA mean?
The RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) has been at the forefront of thinking, creativity and action for the past 260 years. We are proud to have been admitted as Fellows and are actively involved in RSA activities. Peter serves on the RSA Fellowship Council.
So now you know! It’s not specifically about the film-making business but the RSA’s mission is “21st century enlightenment: enriching society through ideas and action.” The RSA ethos informs the way we do business and we hope that our work also brings a little enlightenment.
Cookies on this website
We don’t hold with those pesky internet “Cookies” and we don’t use them.
However, we readily accept any opportunities to enjoy a nice Hobnob although Jeremy is allergic to the chocolate ones .. yes really. Weird eh?