Vale Productions Networking Event

Focus Shift Films are working with Vale Productions on a Networking Event May 13th at The Barn at West Farm, Southerndown. The idea is to meet a variety of media professionals and filmmakers, to ignite conversations and to find new writers to work with moving forward. There’s a 3 minute short film film script pitch competition where we invite writers to pitch us a 3 minute film idea that can be shot in or around The Barn – with the best being produced by ourselves and Vale. To book a pitch appointment email:...

More Shorts!

Focus Shift Films has recently been working with TV director Hefin Rees to complete his brilliant dark comedy short Speculate to Accumulate, and now we are happy to announce another project. Hefin Rees has directed a variety of Welsh language TV shows such as Gwaith Cartref and Pobol y Cwm. He’s now looking to develop more of his English language content and to make the leap into feature films. In doing so he has developed two great short film projects. Speculate to Accumulate follows one man’s mission to decide if giving up his only can of tuna is worth doing so to try and locate a missing cat in the local community. Using the tuna and finding the cat could lead him to a mini windfall as he claims the reward money, but not finding the cat could be a waste of essential sustenance in these tough times. Eternal Flame has been written by DJ, musician and actor Gareth Potter, with whom Hefin has worked before. The idea follows two middle aged siblings that share a car journey to collect their late father’s death certificate and reconnect in the process. Another great little drama with dark comedy tones. Gareth with be starring alongside Carys Eleri. Whilst Speculate to Accumulate is almost completed, FSF and Vale Productions are planning to shoot Eternal Flame this week in the Rhondda Cynon Taff. Keep checking back on Facebook to see live updates and plenty of...

Dying Light Screenings & Festivals

Dying Light is going from strength to strength as festival season begins! Our short film collar with Vale Productions and Digital Production Pro is not only playing as part of the opening night of the Cardiff Independant Film Festival and is in competition at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, but has played at Short Stack in Nottingham, Five Lamps in Derby, Chapter Moviemaker in Cardiff and CineMe in Bristol. Audiences have all enjoyed the film and great feedback has been aplenty. We now wait for responses from the bigger festivals around the UK as we hope to make a splash with our...

Dying Light selected for Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

We are very proud to announce that our short film Dying Light – produced with Vale Productions, and directed by Luke Andrews – has been selected for Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. The festival takes place between May 9th and 12th in Llanelli, South Wales and hosts a variety of films, genres and events. More info on the festival can be found...

Digital Filmmaker Magazine – Dec Issue – Dying Light

Our short film Dying Light featured heavily in an article written by our Dan for Digital Filmmaker Magazine Dec 2016. Dan wrote an article around a side project named Digital Production Pro and how the new software can be used to pre-visualise and plan a production. Dying Light was used as the testing ground for the software and the basis of the article. Read the full article...

Birdcage Music Video Shoot

We’ve been busy making the boys at Birdcage a music video and we’ve shared a load of photos on our Facebook page here. Look, like, comment, share or steal any that you like! The video for their new single You, My Heavy Star has had Radio 1 and Nation Radio Wales airplay so a good video will help to push the track and the band on. Shot to work around 1 long moving shot of action the video was ambitious for the budget and time available, but the team pulled it off. Thanks to Director Hefin Rees, DOP Steve Owen, Stunt Coordinator Rick Manning and anyone else that helped out on the day. And… here’s the...