Here is a selection of the short documentaries that we’ve made. Some of these films have been made for clients. Some have been made off our own backs.
Do you have an idea for a documentary? Or do you want to commission us to help you develop and produce an idea? Get in touch for a chat!
University of Sheffield - Scientists Watching TV (Forensics)
How would Sherlock get on in a real crime scene? What crucial clue does Silent Witness need to pick up on? We filmed two of the University of Sheffield's Forensic Science students to dissect the BBC's finest detectives!
Artificial Intelligence: The Need to Know
Prof Neil Lawrence from The University of Sheffield outlines some of the opportunities...and threats...represented by emergent AI.
University of Sheffield: The Sociology of Evil
This film looks at the concept of evil, questioning the very definition of the term and exploring whether in fact it plays an important part in our lives.
Nominated for Best Short Film at Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival 2013 and screened at a variety of festivals around the world, Closure is now available to be seen exclusively on Vimeo.
'Closure’ is a short, experimental documentary focusing on one woman’s valiant campaign to save her childhood home (a local pub) from closure and demolition.
As hopes for the campaign fade in the face of unrealistic renovation costs, Una reflects upon the connection between the building's deterioration and that of both her ageing mother (the former landlady) and her local community.
Úna's benevolent actions and efforts meet blow after blow until all that remains is a pile of rubble. But internally, her ability to forge connections with others and her relentless positivity mean that ultimately, her memories are enough. She engineers her own form of closure.
In an attempt to express Úna's inward journey, the events of the film are presented in a reversed chronology, beginning with the pub's demolition and ending with Úna’s earliest memories.
A short film about Famnuel Ubeda, a young journalist from Ésteli, Nicaragua.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Between These Lines
A short documentary I've put together about the artist Simon Haw. I felt a really strong connection with Simon when I met him and although I didn't fully understand everything he was telling me on the day of filming, after going through the footage, I began to interpret and infer things about his backstory and inner emotional life. I hope you find something interesting in here too.
Simon was born in York in 1965. In his youth he was an excellent tennis player. At eighteen, shortly after beginning an art course, Simon was involved in a road traffic accident that resulted in a very serious head injury and sight loss. His eye condition is Myopia, which makes it easier for him to see objects that are near to him than objects in the distance. Simon is registered as sight impaired.
Filmed at Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, UK.
Check out www.henshaws.org.uk for more info.