“Welcome to the New Family Corporation – here for all your new family needs”
Yes, they are there for all your new family needs. The New Family Corporation, founded by the powerful Mr. Wisemore. It is a company shrouded in mystery, that claims to be helping the world, but, as one poor guy is soon to find out, all may not be exactly as it seems…
‘The New Family Corporation’ is our new, 3 minute, film that has been made for the Reed Short Film Competition 2014. The competition runs every year over Christmas and always has a theme to follow. This year the theme was ‘family business’. So we came up with the concept of a company that actually makes new family members for their customers – be it parent, sibling, spouse or child, they custom design people to fit with their customers specifications!
Three variations of the script were written in order to fit into the 3 minute deadline. For the cast we have brought back all the great people we have worked with in the past, plus a few new faces to the world of the Berry. Steve Fettis helped us with the audio levels for the film and the rest was created by just the two of us (Joseph Monahan and Callum Smith) so a lot of hard work has been put into it!
We made it into the top 50 films in the competition out of over 500 entries so we did really well! Although we didn’t make it into the top 12, we’re still really chuffed and think we’ve got and excellent little film! Please everyone, watch, share and like the film to help it get some traction online and keep on supporting independent film!
Joseph Monahan and Callum Smith
Music Written and Composed by
Steve Fettis – Joanne Gallagher – David Aston – Katy D’Arcy – Kev Thompson
Joseph Monahan – Michael Black – Konnie Thompson- Holly Gallagher
Emma Crowhurst – Sophie Burgess – Huw Morris-Jones – Steve Willis
Paul Dennis – Ruby D’Arcy – Callum Smith – Chance Monahan – Neil Watling
Camera Operated by
Sound Recorded by
Joseph Monahan and Neil Watling
Edited, SFX and Visual FX by
Callum Smith and Joseph Monahan
Audio Mixed by
Paul Dennis – The 1 Gallery – Jenko – Barbara Smith – Holly Dosdale – Ed McMahon
It’s November, it’s getting colder and colder with more chances of rain, snow and sleet. Of course this means that we are about to shoot a new film! Hooray! The old Berry curse of filming in the cold strikes again! Not our fault this time though, as we are making a short film for the Reed Short Film Competition, which is currently open and closes on 22nd January, 2014. What is Reed Short Film you may ask? It’s an annual competition by Reed Recruitment Agency to make a 3 minute film based on a theme. This years theme is ‘Family Business’. Two years ago we made ‘The Wife and I…‘ for the competition and made it into the top 30 out of over 500 entrants. So this year we are hoping to even better!
We have our screenplay written and the majority of locations sorted. I’m not going to tell you the story – don’t want to spoil it – but I can tell you the cast involved. We’ve been working with some amazing actors and actresses in the last few years, all from Hull and surrounding areas, and wanted to get as many of these brilliant people involved and all have signed up for the film!
The short film was written by myself (Joseph Monahan) and will be directed by me and Callum Smith. Callum will also work on the musical score to the film.
It’s a great story that we have come up with – if you’re a fan of the Black Mirror series by Charlie Brooker then you might just like this one!
We’re currently sourcing all of our locations and props etc, ready to begin filming in the next couple of weeks and we’re all looking forward to getting our teeth into it!
Below is the film we made for the competition 2 years ago. It was called ‘The Wife and I…’ and the theme was ‘The Boss’. We have come a long way since making this short so, if you like ‘The Wife and I…’, get ready for something bigger and better!
Reed Short Film Competition… we’re coming for you!
- Reed.co.uk Competition Top Prize £10,000 (sohoshorts.wordpress.com)