1370587.Reel-Somerset-Logo-greyWe curate a DVD of short films made by local artists, filmmakers and  partner organisations living and working in Somerset and distribute it free to over 150 film societies, community and not for profit cinemas across the South West. Our aim is to encourage venues to show a short film in front of a feature (or an entire evening of shorts) and raise the profile of local talent.

We've just released Volume II, which features animation, drama and documentary and includes the award winning animation ‘Once Upon a Time in the Shed’ alongside ‘Sun, ‘The Fischer Enquiry’ and “The Sound We See – A Somerset Symphony”, which have been shown at film festivals both nationally and internationally. Each film is introduced by the filmmaker themselves.

A couple of the films have been made through projects we have facilitated, one is by a group of first-time filmmakers, most are by independent filmmakers living in Somerset - all of them are passionate about their subject and extremely talented!

If you're a filmmaker working or living in Somerset and have a short film you'd like to be considered for the next edition then get in touch. Just send an email with a link to the film and some info on yourself - we'll be in touch!

If you're a community group, not-for-profit cinema or film society and would like to receive a DVD to screen then get in touch. There is no cost to screen the content, however, a donation of £20 helps to cover production and postage costs and registers the recipient for volume three.

If you're a venue and have received a DVD and would like to provide screening feedback then you can access our short online survey here.

Volume I - contents

Day at the Engine Room

Documentary by Somerset Film

Backpack Cinema Malawi Trials

Documentary by Purple Field Productions

Britain's Coldest Waves

Documentary episode from the feature 'Endless Winter - A History of British Surfing' by Level Films

Can You Teach a Worm to Tango

Award-winning animated comedy by Stogursey Primary School

David's Diary

Moving documentary about one man's campaign for better information about cancer by JUMPcuts

In My Book

Lighthearted original drama by JUMPcuts

Isaac

Drama directed by Jesse Lawrence, featured in International festivals

Landscape with Two Women

Artist's film by Brenda Miller's practice draws on aspects of everyday life for its focus.

Mis Manos

A story about the life of an Angelino, life, work, and family by Walter Vargas

Night/Day

Original drama written and directed by Deb Richardson, commissioned by UK Film Council

Tap Out

Documentary

Volume II - contents

Buffalo Gals

Documentary by Glastonbury-based Flying Tiger Productions

Chicken

Comedy short by Bridgwater College FDA students

Elsie and Joe

Heartwarming original drama, written by Richard Addison

Once Upon a Time in the Shed

Award-winning animated short by Barney Dixon, featured in festivals internationally

Succession (for the Blackbird)

Artist's film by Sue Palmer

Sun

Documentary by award-winning director Jesse Lawrence

The Sound We See - A Somerset Symphony

The life of Somerset in 24 hours, based on the City Symphony genre of filmmaking. Created by 32 filmmakers and shot on Super 8.

The Sound We see - Los Angeles

The original project which led to Echo Park Film Center taking this filmmaking experience around their world and bringing their expertise to Somerset!

The Fischer Enquiry

Eco-noir thriller and winner of the Audience Award at the Glastonbury Film Challenge by Jon Callow.

Thinking Stitch

Another original film from artist Brenda Miller.