Arriving in Birmingham was the usual affair, sift through crowds of people, realise it’s been 4 months since you last visited and reacquire your bearings Then it was off to Monzo’s meeting location of choice, Starbucks!
I met the lovely folks from Many Makers (film company), almost instantly began nattering about Monzo (great practice for the fiming hehe!). After signing a quick form, the incredibly awesome @simonb appeared! Really fantastic hanging out again! looking forward to the next Monzo Social that’s close to home
Then I had a ~30 minute recording session after I got the lav mic on, etc. The filming itself was pretty exciting! The camera wasn’t in my face, it was chilled and I just had to answer some questions
The Q’s were pretty sensible, nothing too out of the ordinary bit about myself & what I do, then moving onto Monzo! There were a couple of retakes for questions I either messed up or that construction noise interfered with
After filming was finished I spent a bunch of time chatting with Simon until he left for London to record a podcast Afterwards, I went and grabbed lunch It was my first ever Five Guys and all I can think to say about it is that it feels a lot like a burger van but in a building it was really tasty but probably not worth the price (stunning recommendation )
After lunch I met up with @jtaylor69, we had a nice catch up and he’s done a solid job at persuading me that Moneybox’s LISA offering is pretty decent it might even beat Nutmeg because of how much better the app is . I let him know what to expect from the video shoot and then I had to catch my train home
Hopefully it was an enjoyable day for all, I know that I loved it can’t wait to see us all showing up in ads fingers crossed we get a heads up after all the editing is complete and ads start showing