Our 45 minute film ‘The Field’ that was completely self funded, is available to buy on DVD now for £5 (plus postage)! All the money we raise is going towards our next film!
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Thanks from all the Berry crew x
“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
Sunday, 6th October, 2013, 4pm. We turn up to the Albemarle Centre in Hull for the showing of our new film ‘The Field’ to cast, crew, family and friends and there is already a large crowd of people waiting. Half an hour later and the reception is full of people eagerly awaiting our film! Best not let them down then…
The day before, myself (Joe) and Callum were on BBC Radio Humberside promoting ‘The Field’ and local filmmaking in Hull. We arrived nice and early (Up early? A shocker I know!) for our 8:45 slot. Luckily we got longer on air than we should have done – a good ten minutes slot. We got some good feedback from it, with a number of people getting in touch offering locations for future films and events to promote our work.
We also released a short interview with some of the cast and crew, talking about the film’s story. Check it out below:
The Sunday arrived, the posters had been printed and mounted on the walls. We had about 100 – 120 guests. The actors all turned up with their families – the kids in the film were all looking especially dapper!
45 minutes later. There had been laughs. There had been jumps. There had been some freaking out. ‘The Field’ was a huge success! Everyone loved it! We had some great feedback from people telling us how great the picture quality was, the story, the sound effects, the music, the acting and the effects! Everyone stuck around afterwards, talking about what was in the field at Old Joe’s Farm. All-in-all it was a huge success!
A big thank you us for everyone that turned up to see it. Also a huge, huge, thanks to everyone that has been involved in making ‘The Field.’
Next stop – festivals. Let’s see if we can unleash the challenge at ‘The Field’ on to the rest of the world! Watch this space…