Comic Strip Presents : Five Go to Rehab

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

A wee ad I cut for upcoming UKTV Gold Comic Strip Presents ‘Five Go to Rehab’ (7th November 9pm UKTV Gold)

BBC One’s ‘Africa’

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Just started cutting the opening sequence to BBC One’s big landmark series ‘Africa’.

‘The Claw’ teams up with the BFI

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The Claw has been invited to participate in the British Council’s Shorts Support Scheme aimed at promoting top quality short films to their exclusive programming contacts from key short film festivals including Oberhausen, CFC Worldwide Shorts in Canada, Aspen Filmfest, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Tampere and many others.

HIDDEN FIELDS – DANCEROOM SPECTROSCOPY

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A teaser for the Small Storytellers latest documentary.

Fusing 3d imaging and rigorous quantum mechanics, dS transforms people into energy fields and lets them wander through the nano-quantum world, where they trigger sounds and images. There’s no limit on the number of “players”, and the more they cooperate, the more engrossing it becomes.

More to come…

HIDDEN FIELDS TEASER TRAILER 2012 from Jacob Parish on Vimeo.

Intern Position Available!

Monday, August 6th, 2012

If you are looking to gain experience working part-time with a small, busy, creative independent film production company then get in touch!

We have rough edits that need assembling, short films that need submitting to film festivals world wide and running work on a couple of new docs that we are currently shooting – Shooting in and around Bristol and Wales.

Details:

This is an unpaid position
You need to be familiar with FCP/Photoshop and own your own mac running FCP7
You must commit to at least two days a week for one month
You must be willing to carry a bit of kit when on shoots
You WILL NOT be required to make tea for any of our team

Please do not apply for the role unless you can do all these things.

We look forward to hearing from you!

jacob@smallstorytellers.com

The Claw @ Encounters 2012 (UK’s biggest short film festival)

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that The Claw will screen in competition at Encounters 2012 (the UK’s biggest short film festival) 18-23 September. http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/ It’s been a long, strange journey getting the film finished and some nips and tucks are required before signing it off, but we’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported the film. A new look website and PR to support the film’s festival run will be unveiled soon.

Travelling light Theatre – Parallels

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Director Conor McCormack has just finished working with Travelling light’s youth theatre to produce a short drama ‘Parallels’ with a dogvillesque style.

My role – Director of Photography

50 Hats – Short Documentary

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Production has begun on a warm-hearted profile of a man coming to terms with the life-changing impact of brian damage and memory loss following a near fatal motorcycle accident – A Nathan hughes and Jacob Parish collaboration.

The Snail Surgeon

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

I’ve just finished working with Henrik Dahle on his latest short film ‘The Snail Surgeon’.

Writer/Director – Henrik Dahle
The Snail Surgeon – David Bekkevold
DOP – Woody James
My Role – Editor and Sound Recordist

FELIXS MACHINES – QUAKE

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Tom Mansfield’s short film ‘Felixs Maachines’ – Quake’, has been shortlisted for the Pushing Boundaries award at this years Rushes Soho Short film festival. The new Pushing Boundaries category celebrates the innovative application of live-action, design and animation techniques to everything from top-end branded content to personal experimental pieces. Often sparse in dialogue but heavy on clever ideas and creativity the category highlights the very best work (under 5min in length) produced by the most original, artistic and technical minds in the industry.

My role – Offline Editor

Felix’s Machines from Tom Mansfield on Vimeo.

ELVIS – Getting down to business!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

In 2010, The Small Storytellers teamed up with Birdhouse Films and headed for sunny Porthcawl to shoot a documentary looking behind the scenes of the worlds largest Elvis impersonator festival. We tried to get it commissioned but after much time and energy spent, and no joy, we put it aside as other priorities took over.

Now, 2 years on, the ball is rolling and we’re making the film for festivals.

Watch this space – Trailer coming soon

The Claw – Final Push

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Hey Claw fans,

We’re almost there… Me and Nathan are getting together next week to finalise the edit and ship it off to the sound designers and colour graders.

This will be our final production update before you can all see the film for yourselves.. Thanks again for all your support!

Enjoy!

7 Stones

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Currently editing ’7 Stones’, an independent documentary produced and directed by Conor McCormack and Becky Bell.

7 Stones comprises of interwoven documentary and drama elements; a powerful short film written in collaboration with Palestinian children and an emotive real life journey through Bethlehem’s fragmented landscape. The film attempts to look beyond the complex political situation in the region to focus on one of the human stories that for the most part remain untold.

Calling all editors!!!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

We are loking for an editor to bring ‘WORMS’, a 20min short film, to a roughcut stage! If you are interested or know anyone that is interested, please call us on 07708965258. This is an unpaid position.

Silent Scream wins at the BFI

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Silent Scream has won the Young Voice award at the Frist Light Awards 2012. Some of the young women who made Silent Scream travelled down from Bristol to London to attend the award ceremony.

Actor and celebrity Rupert Friend presented the young women with their award and they gave an impressive acceptance speech. After the ceromony the young women talked to the media about the government’s refusal to take FGM seriously and their hope that this award will raise awareness of the issue.

To watch the interview and celeb interviews CLICK HERE

To see the Silent Scream trailer CLICK HERE

The Claw nears completion

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Hey there,

The Claw is well on the way to being complete. We now have a cut that we will be test screening and refining over the next month before going into the final stages of post-production (Grade/special effects and dub). We are very happy with the result and it can only get better. As soon as we know more, you’ll know more!

Small HD sponsor ‘The Claw’

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Hi Folks,

For those of you in need of a small portable monitor with beautiful crisp HD image quality then check out Small HD who donated their product when we shot ‘The Claw’.

Worms Teaser Trailer

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

We are proud to present a teaser trailer for WORMS, a film by Nathan Hughes. Produced by The Small Storytellers, Zed productions and Sandrine Pothin-Noir.
You can also view some behind the scenes photos HERE

‘The Swimmer’ – Pre-production has begun!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The Small Storytellers have begun pre-production of their next short ‘The Swimmer’. Set in Bristol, the film tells the story of a man fixated on a female swimmer and his uncontrollable urges to touch her skin.

More to come…

The Claw

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Happy New Year Claw friends! Thanks to all involved in making/supporting the film in 2011. After an initial delay due to the Claw team moving straight into another production (‘Worms’, shot in Mid-Wales in October), we now have a 14 min rough cut which will be cut to 10 mins this month and go to the sound designer in February. Watch this space!!!

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