Spectacular New Sunrise Video Celebrating Sunderland Seafront

The Seafront Traders Association have commissioned a spectacular promo film to help kick off the Summer Season of events taking place around Sunderland and the coast.

The film shows two young locals setting out for some early morning exercise down Seaburn and Roker as the cafes and businesses on the surrounding streets come to life

The film was produced and directed by Second Draft, and independent production company based in Hope St Xchange, with drone footage supplied by Superfly Guys.


Mark Stuart Bell, Producer from Second Draft said: “We were thrilled to be commissioned to capture this stunning area. With the Airshow, Summer Streets festival, Tall Ships Race and City of Culture 2021 bid, it feels like Sunderland is on the up! The city is packed with potential and we’re proud to be based here.”

He continued: “I’m staggered by how few people from outside of the city know about our glorious coastline.

Just the other week I was having a business meeting in Roker, and shared an obligatory photo of my coffee in the sunshine on Facebook. Immediately friends started commenting asking where this beautiful location was.

“I thought you worked in Sunderland?!” One wrote.

“THIS is Sunderland!!!” I replied, much to his disbelief.”


Second Draft was launched in 2016 by Mark Stuart Bell and Glen Colledge. The pair come from a background in broadcast TV, news and commercial content, and bring a cinematic style and years of professional know-how to helping organisations tell their story and engage with an audience.

During their careers they’ve filmed all around the UK, as well as in Sweden, Tonga and the Falkland Islands, and produced work for the BBC, NHS and global brands like Blaupunkt.

Second Draft gratefully received start-up support from The Enterprise Place.

seconddraft.co.uk | facebook.com/seconddraftmedia | twitter.com/second_draft


Superfly Guys is run by tech entrepreneur Al Yong. With a fleet of high tech UAVs their highly qualified and experienced pilots offer a range of services created especially for the built environment - specialist multi-spectral imaging services, cinematography and precision agriculture solutions.

http://superflyguys.uk/ |facebook.com/superfgs/ | twitter.com/SuperflyGuys1

Staring Katie Davison from South Shield Harriers: katiejaneonline.com/ and cyclist Patrick O'Neill.

Voiceover was by the talented and versatile Sarah Golding http://audiodramaproduction.com/

With thanks to Ian Smithwhite from Roker Pier and Lighthouse and Daniel Hattle and David McGregor from Sunderland City Council