Reed Short Film Competition 2014

2014 got off to an exciting start with my main project in January being a personal short film project for the 2014 Reed.co.uk Short Film Competition.

The theme this year was ‘Family Business‘ and myself, fellow filmmaker Thomas Mould and Carmel Hannant (who also stars in the film) came up with a comedy script entitled ‘Success is Relative’. We shot the whole thing in a day and I then edited the film over the space of a fortnight to meet the competition’s 22nd January deadline. The finished film is now up online and available to view!

We were proud to make the selection of 50 longlisted films for the competition but unfortunately did not make the shortlist of 12 announced in early April. Nevertheless we are still incredibly proud of what we achieved and hope you enjoy!

The stars of the film are: Andromeda Godfrey, Tom Bonington, Heather Skermer, Carmel Hannant, Matt Downton and Lucas Rushby (an 8 year old acting prodigy in my opinion!)

Latest work: Lloyds Bank & Volkswagen

Recently I was asked to shoot the footage and timelapse material for the Lloyds Bank Tea Garden in Westfield, Stratford. Myself and Rob Holding set up camp within the shopping centre around 10pm and filmed the timelapse through until 9am. I then filmed the video segments until 2pm – a long shoot indeed. All shot on Canon 5D Mark III.

In November I was asked by Inspired Live to film the launch of the newly renovated Bury St. Edmunds Volkswagen garage. I spent half the evening shooting beauty shots of the classic and new models and the other half covering the event, shooting the guests and speakers.