The Felling of Colston
A Vimeo Staff Pick & People's Choice Award winner at the 2020 Musicbed Reopen Challenge, premiering at Aesthetica Film Festival 2020 in conjunction with Director’s Notes. Chronicling the felling of the statue of Edward Colston–a 17th Century slave trader–during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol, England, and how this act of rebellion made waves across the UK and the World. June 7th 2020. Sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, 10,000 people took to the streets of Bristol to make a stand against police brutality, discrimination and systemic racism. The statue of Edward Colston was tied, pulled from its pedestal, rolled to the harbour, and poetically dumped into the very port used to transport millions of slaves in the 1700’s. The event trended Worldwide, prompting similar acts across the UK and the World. What does this mean for other statues and symbols of problematic historic figures? How do we remember the past without glorifying the horrific deeds perpetrated by these people? WINNER - People's Choice Award, Musicbed Reopen Challenge Official Selection, Aesthetica Film Festival 2020 A Vimeo Staff Pick Featured by Booooooom TV, Retrospective of Jupiter Broadcast on Together TV, UK
The Last Video Store
A Vimeo Staff Pick, official selection for Raindance 2020, and winner of the 1st Prize for Best Documentary in the 2020 My Rode Reel short film competition. 20th Century Flicks is the oldest video rental store in the World. It’s small, close-knit crew has unwittingly become custodians of the largest collection of DVDs and VHS tapes in the UK, and faces a constant struggle to adapt and survive in the age of streaming and downloading. Visit them online, or drop into their store next time you’re in Bristol https://www.20thcenturyflicks.co.uk/ "It’s an ode to the video store experience and a nostalgia trip for anyone who remembers the trailers playing before movies on VHS, or having to rewind the tape before you return it. For many of us, the video store wasn’t just a place to rent movies, but a place to hang out and talk film. It was a vastly more social experience than sitting at home scrolling through thumbnails online. We have an almost endless stream of entertainment available at the click of a button, which makes it all the more amazing that a little independent video store can survive in 2020." - Director, Arthur Cauty Available in 8 / 3 minute durations. WINNER, $75,000 1st Prize Documentary, My Rode Reel 2020 Official Selection, Raindance 2020 Official Selection, FilmBath 2020 Official Selection, Borrego Springs Film Festival 2021 A Vimeo Staff Pick A Daily Pick at Film Shortage Featured on Film Shortage, Booooooom, Retrospective of Jupiter.
A Vimeo Staff Pick & Vimeo Best of the Month. An exercise in light painting and parallax displacement to create the illusion of 3D (or 2.5D) and motion in a series of still photographs captured after nightfall. Created from lockdown using old photographs, as a reminder of what exists outside my four walls and so others can enjoy the wonders of the night sky from their solitary confines. "Our team sees so many star scape videos and this one is a cut above in so many ways" - Meghan Oretsky, Vimeo Curator "Arthur Galloway Cauty is a dab hand at capturing moonlight magic. His latest film of astrophotography and light painting is so beguiling, it’s better than communing with a coyote for an almost spiritual calm." - D&C Film "I can’t even imagine the time and skill it took to put together and create something this beautiful" - The Loop "The results are stunning. Truly beautiful stuff" - AdventureBlog.net "This ode to the night sky will make you want to drop everything and go stargazing" - Mountain Life Photographed at the following locations: Arches National Park, Utah Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Joshua Tree National Park, California Llanthony Priory, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales Dunraven Bay, South Wales Dartmoor National Park, England
Into The Woods
An experiment in light painting and image processing to create the illusion of fluid motion in a series of still photographs. The effect of motion is created solely through the placement of lights, and transitioning between different exposures of the same subject. No masking, special effects or animation were used (aside from some subtle position and scale keyframing). It might look a bit like time lapse, but it isn’t. Only 125 frames were used, as opposed to the 4500 odd frames you’d need for a 3 minute time lapse. Photographed at the following locations: Wistman’s Wood, Dartmoor National Park Bellever Woods, Dartmoor National Park Stockhill Wood, Somerset Lords Woods, Somerset Velvet Bottom, Mendip Hills Blaise Woods, Bristol Stover Lake, Newton Abbot
90 second documentary short premiering at Encounters Film Festival 2019. Daryl Hembrough suffers from Pfeiffer Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder preventing the skull from growing normally and affecting the shape of the head and face. He sits down to discuss the reactions he gets from people, not to his appearance but to his self deprecating form of stand-up comedy. "The idea was to make a point about the way we judge or make assumptions about others. The challenge was to have Daryl speak about the responses to his comedy in an ambiguous way, so that as a viewer you assume he’s talking about reactions to his appearance, only to flip that on its head. The 90 second format from Depict! brought another challenge - an important exercise in editing, whittling it down to the bare bones, cutting out anything that wasn’t absolutely critical to the story." - Arthur Cauty Daryl chats more about Pfeiffer Syndrome here: https://vimeo.com/391307607 Screenings: Encounters Film Festival, September 2019 (Premiere) Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, October 2019 British Shorts, Berlin January 2020
Stock Footage Reel
Featuring footage used by the likes of Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, BBC, Discovery Channel, CNBC, ABC, CBS, TBS, CNN, Channel 4, ITV, Fox, Sony, Microsoft, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Vice, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ford, Red Bull, Yahoo & many more. All shots available from all major stock retailers, including Shutterstock, Pond5, Adobe, Dissolve & Motion Array.
Black Lives Matter
A glimpse into the Black Lives Matter march in Bristol, England on June 7th 2020. Thousands of people gathered at College Green to make a stand against the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota, and the continued institutionalised oppression and dehumanization of black people. The march culminated with the felling of the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century slave trader, which was subsequently dragged along the Harbourside and tossed into the river.