Arts & Culture Films

Life retold through cinematic storytelling

A breath of cinematic fresh air. Sort of.

Nothing fires the imagination as much as Art. It is a universal language that shapes the very fabric of our culture.

This is why we love it when we are commissioned to create an Arts film. We’ve shot arts films, artist promos, music videos and dance for camera films for many UK arts organisations including Northern Ballet, Yeast Culture, Aldeburgh Music, Yorkshire Dance plus many other clients including individual artists.

We love to make films that don’t just show an individuals talent but also explores who they are as a person. We are keen to make films about interesting characters that have got a provocative and different slant on this thing called life. We will meet the talent wherever it is . . whether that be on the stage of a prestigious concert hall or on the streets of a council estate. It is our job to enter hidden worlds and find the beauty in every situation, this we hope is then reflected in the kind of arts films that we make.

A meeting of creative minds.

Each arts film commission is a unique creative collaboration between us and you through a series of highly creative planning meetings and ideas development sessions. The purpose of these meetings is so we get a clear understanding of the core themes, mood of the piece being created and what your overall aims are. We will also work closely with the creators of the art (ie. artistic director/choreographer etc) and performance talent ensuring that everyone is fully aware of how the filmmaking process will take place.

Our arts films can be as simple or as complex as a budget permits and may involve additional set design, costume, make up, talent or film equipment. We will input 100% of our creativity into your project regardless of the size of your budget and will always advise you on creative cost effective production measures to help you get the best out of your film.

Films worth showing off.

We take pride in all of our arts films and avoid lazy point and shoot videography. When we collaborate with artists we expect to make a work of art in its own right, something that we can be proud of.

We like to think that whatever we make could be worthy of showcasing at arts and film festivals. A film that we recently created for Sheffield based Charity The Spirit of the Rainbow Heron called ‘There is no happy love’ has already been premiered twice at Off The Shelf festival Oct 16 and Catalyst – Festival of Creativity Nov 26th 2016. The film is being shown at festivals as a stimulus for discussion on life, love and loss and is currently being submitted to other UK and International film festivals.

The film which is based on a French poem written by Louis Aragon features original choreography by Steinvor Palsson and spoken word poetry. Shot at Dance Base, Edinburgh and various locations around Sheffield.

We will always advise on what distribution platforms are available to get  your film out to the widest audience.

A moment in time. The simple beauty of a Vignette.

In April 2016 we were commissioned by London based Yeast Culture in partnership with Serious and Aldeburgh Music to shoot a series of short Artist Promos in the shape of 1 minute spoken word vignettes. The shoot was in the sublime settings of Sussex based Snape Maltings otherwise known as the home of world reknowed Aldeburgh Music.

The brief was to film 5 music artists talking up close and personal about who they are and why they make music. All 5 films were shot over a day and a half with a 2 person film team and although it was a tight schedule we managed to fulfil our clients brief with amazing results.

See what you think of our 1 minute Artist Promo about Singer Abimaro.

Talk to us about your Arts Film project idea.

 

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