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The Field on DVD – available now!

Front CoverBack CoverWe recently completed our 45 minute, zero budget film ‘The Field’, made in and around our home city of Hull and with a cast and crew from the area too! We’re happy to announce that the DVD’s are now available for you to relive the challenge (if you’ve already seen it) or dare to do the challenge (if you haven’t seen it)!

The Field DVD

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It took us a year to complete ‘The Field’ from the first day of filming and, with only a handful of people in our crew, it was quite a challenge! The entire film was financed from our own pockets (in other words… not much at all) and had a LOT of  help from local businesses, friends and family members – all of which we are incredibly grateful for!

We’ve packed the DVD’s full of extra features and a couple of our other recent short films! We’ve been looking forward to getting the DVD’s completed so we can get the film we all worked so hard on seen by all of you lovely people!

If you would like to buy a copy of ‘The Field’  please use the ‘Buy Now’ button below. The DVD’s cost £5.00 each (plus postage and packaging) and every penny will go towards funding our next film.  If you live near us in Hull and would rather collect your DVD, you can use the contact form below and we will get back to you ASAP.

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Thank you for your time and for supporting Independent Film! We really hope you enjoy our little film! We’ll leave you with our trailer for ‘The Field’ to wet your appetite! Enjoy – The Berry Crew x

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‘The Field’… The End?

Joe, Jade, Matt and Kane

Joe, Jade, Matt and Kane

It’s been 10 months. We’ve battled snow and sleet. Pushed on through wind and rain. Conquered heat-waves and glaring sunlight. No, we haven’t been doing some mad trek across the globe – this is just the mix of weather we have faced in England this last year as we’ve been making out newest film ‘The Field’.

We are now happy to say that, after all that time and all of the hard work that has been involved, ‘The Field’ is finally complete. Yes, in the last few days we fixed any discrepancies we had in the visuals and the sounds. We wrote our opening and end credits and we created our Berry Productions Logo to top and tail the film. Complete. Bliss.

Except of course for rendering. Anyone that has ever made a film in the digital world will understand what I mean by the term rendering. Anyone that doesn’t… it’s a bit like waiting for a bath to run. You really want this bath, in fact you can’t do anything until you have a bath. And as it turns out this bath is huge and takes a really long time to fill!

Callum and Ben

Callum and Ben

Rendering aside, we’re good to go! Go with what? Well first things first we have a Première of the film this Sunday 6th October in our hometown of Hull, East Yorkshire, UK. If you’re in or around Hull on that date, feel free to come along. Click on this lovely little link to take you to our Facebook event for more info. If you’re reading this past that date, we’ll be having another showing in Hull so please keep a check with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Now the hard work begins. Promoting our film is the next step and it’s a HUGE one. We’re going to hit all the major festivals and distributors. Anything to help get ‘The Field’ seen and hopefully put us a step closer to some funding for a feature film! Any help that anyone can offer in this department will be much appreciated!

And of course, please keep watching and sharing out Teaser Trailer on YouTube, help us get to 1000 views! There will be some interviews and clips from the film coming very soon so keep checking back with us!

The Field – Teaser Trailer

“This is Old Joe’s Field… and this is where the challenge takes place!” – Max, The Field.

To tease is something that all humans do. We tease each other in the playground at school. We tease dogs by pretending to throw them that invisible stick. And we tease in film, hence the teaser trailer! It’s not a full trailer that reveals characters and plot details. It is just a quick taste, a short glimpse at what is to come!

So here is our little teaser. Our full trailer will be coming soon. The actual film will be hitting the festival route so won’t be online to watch for some time – but fear not, we’ll be providing other ways for people to watch it, including some DVD give-aways!

Please help get our teaser trailer out into the world by sharing with every person you know! Please use the hashtag #TheField and/or #DareToDoTheChallenge

Thanks to all your continuing support, I hope you enjoy and please leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

Boys of the Berry hit the Headlines…

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Callum Smith and Joseph Monahan editing ‘The Field’

Thursday 20th June. Hull becomes a finalist in the run-up to the City of Culture for 2017. The Hull Daily Mail fills the paper with artistic and culturing topics. If you’d have flicked through to page 28 guess who you’d have seen… the boys of the Berry of course!

Yes it was me (Joe) and Callum on a nice, two page spread, promoting our newest short film ‘The Field!’

Although this is only the Hull Daily Mail, our city’s local paper, this article is still great for us! One of the things I am trying to promote is independent film in our city. Hull is one of the ‘forgotten cities’ in the UK. Forgotten during the war (but not by the planes that bombed the hell out of it), forgotten when the country was flooded (but not by the rain) and forgotten in independent film! The people of Hull never get a chance to know what indie film is all about. Other cities have a huge indie film culture and this is what I want Hull to get too!

So our little article, whilst helping to promote us and our work, also helps promote filmmaking in our city. We also get to have our smug mugs in the paper too!

Click on this magic little link and we’ll direct you, through the power of the world wide web, to the article on the Hull Daily Mail’s website!

They guy that wrote the article, Will Ramsey, did a great job – catching people’s attentions with some creepy headlines! He also told me he’d love to do a follow-up story once the film is completed, which will be great!

Guess we just have to crack on and complete the bloody thing now…

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Hull Daily Mail article on Berry Production’s latest film ‘The Field’

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We got a double page spread on our new short film ‘The Field’

Papa… Papa… Paparazzi!

Last week we were interviewed by our local paper, the Hull Daily Mail, about our work on our new film ‘The Field’. They came to our office (from which we run our video production company Serene Scene) and sat with us for well over an hour, talking about how we started, projects we have made, other things we have been involved in and, of course, all about our newest film!

Now, our local paper isn’t the greatest paper in the world, but it’s a start! One of the main problems with Hull is that people are not interested in film. At least not indie film. Hullians only plant their bums on seats for a popcorn flick with bug explosions and guns, so it will be nice to get information on our little short film to everyone in the hope that it will spark interest in indie film in our city.

During our epic hour long interview, we also had our photo taken at our editing suite! Turns out the photographer did the same media course as us at Hull College, only a few years before us. He was a lovely guy who got chatting with us about cameras and editing software. This is one of the things I really love about doing this – meeting great people who are interested in the things we do and meeting people with common interests! The interviewer was also a great guy. We had a great chat and I think he really liked us, hence the reason he stayed with us so long!

Anyway, to cut a long story short, the article is, hopefully, going to be in the paper in Saturday (15/06). So if you’re from Hull and surrounded, grab yourself a copy and check out our smug mugs! If you’re not from Hull (which is probably a good thing!), we’ll upload the article to our blog for you all to gawp at!

Does anyone else have any paparazzi fame? Let us know, leave us a comment and, if it’s online, send us the link to we can check out your smug mugs too!

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