Mark's Bread in Bedminster, South Bristol, has become an institution. Everything they produce is organic and hand-made on the premises, with real passion. They make their own croissants, sausage rolls from scratch, even the jam for their pastries.
This is is a short film we made, showing how Mark's create their bread:
The film was shot by us on a Sony PMW-F5 camera and edited in Final Cut Pro X. The voice-over was recorded separately, in the studio, the Blackbird on location, in Bristol. The music was created by Mark's son who is a composer and sound designer
John Boyd textiles manufacture an almost unique product - Horse hair fabric.
Used on chairs and walls in some of the finest buildings in the UK, Europe and beyond, this traditional fabric is still produced on unique looms, built in a local Somerset town, and now over 150 years old.
The production process is a labour of love and it shows in the people that work in a factory that has changed little in a hundred years.
The narrative is by the workers who produce the fabric. Do you think it adds or detracts from the film?
Horse Tales was judged winner of the 'Icon Films Non-fiction film under 8 minutes', judged by Icon Films, Aardman Animations (Wallace & Grommet) and other leading figures in the industry.
Chainsaw Training for UCF
A favourite pastime of Elephants is to knock down trees, making browsing the leaves easier and far less tiring. This has substantial benefits for the ecosytem as it makes way for young trees and new growth, The only unfortunate side-effect is that the trees frequently block roads and paths around the national parks, so an effective tree clearing team is essential.
This is a short film about Uganda Conservation Foundation's community program for young people from the villages around the park, providing employment and useful skills. In this case a chainsaw training program by expert trainer, Tim Kirk of TKA training with the aim of creating new tree clearance teams.
Music from Memory
Nicholas Maw's "Music of Memory" is an extremely challenging piece. Dimitiris Dekavallas, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and winner of the Ivor Mairants Guitar award, amongst others, makes it look very straightforward.
Produced, recorded and filmed by Nick in his studio.