The Felling of Colston
A Vimeo Staff Pick, People's Choice Award winner at the Musicbed Reopen Challenge & Official Selection at Aesthetica Film Festival 2020. 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. 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 Official Selection, Indy Shorts 2021 Official Selection, Bristol Radical Film Festival 2021 A Vimeo Staff Pick Featured by Booooooom TV, Retrospective of Jupiter Broadcast on Together TV, UK Cube Cinema, Bristol, January 2021
The Last Video Store
A Vimeo Staff Pick, Official Selection at Raindance & 1st Prize award winner at My Røde Reel. 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." - Arthur Cauty Available in 8 / 3 minute durations. WINNER, $75,000 1st Prize Documentary, My Røde Reel 2020 Official Selection, Raindance 2020 Official Selection, FilmBath 2020 Official Selection, Borrego Springs Film Festival 2021 Official Selection, Fusion Film Festival 2020 Official Selection Betina Film Festival 2020 Cube Cinema, Bristol, October 2020 Adventure Cinema, Bristol, August 2021 Cube Cinema, Bristol, May 2022 Forbidden Worlds Film Festival / Bristol IMAX, May 2022 A Vimeo Staff Pick A Daily Pick at Film Shortage Featured on Boooooom TV, Retrospective of Jupiter. "The Last Video Store is a wonderful look at persistence and love of a format that appears to be on its way out. This one struck such a cord" - Upcoming on Screen "Well this one has us tearing" - Film Shortage
A Vimeo Staff Pick, Vimeo Best of the Month winner, and Vimeo Best of the Year nominee. 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 "One of the most interesting time lapse projects we've seen in years" - Timelapse Magazine 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
The Colston Four
Official Selection at Director's Notes & A Film Shortage Daily Short Pick. Out of a crowd of ten thousand, four people were singled out and put on trial for the toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol during a Black Lives Matter march. They came to be known as The Colston Four. Widely praised and lauded by the many citizens of Bristol who had campaigned for the statue’s removal for decades, and condemned by government officials, the actions of The Colston Four sparked a polarising debate around race, equality and the celebration of problematic historical figures. This film features exclusive interviews with the defendants and legal team, offering a glimpse at the people behind the headlines, as a 19 month long trial draws to a close. The Colston Four is a follow-up to the award-winning documentary The Felling of Colston, which you can view here: https://vimeo.com/431516652 Official Selection at Director's Notes Official Selection, Odense International Film Festival 2022 A Daily Short Pick at Film Shortage Chapter Arts, Cardiff, May 2022 "An insightful document that places the trial itself amongst the wider context of the BLM movement" - Director's Notes "A valuable finer focus on the people behind this protest" - Meghan Oretsky, Vimeo Curator
Forbidden Worlds Film Festival
To celebrate the 40th birthday of Bristol’s beloved video shop 20th Century Flicks, a new genre film festival took place at the former IMAX cinema inside the Bristol aquarium, which had been left abandoned for the last decade. With a focus on repertory fantasy, action, science-fiction and horror from the year of the shop’s inception (1982), the packed-out 300 seat auditorium hosted screenings of classics such as Blade Runner, Mad Max 2 and Poltergeist, along with obscure and weird titles like Basket Case, Thrilling Bloody Sword and Forbidden World, as well as Cauty's own documentary on 20th Century Flicks, The Last Video Store. https://www.20thcenturyflicks.co.uk/ https://www.forbiddenworldsfilmfestival.co.uk/
Award-winning documentary short. A portrait of Bristol’s homeless; a voice for those we often pretend are invisible. WINNER ‘Best of Bristol’, Bristol Independent Film Festival 2018 WINNER ’Best Documentary' Top Indie Film Awards, June 2018 FINALIST at TMFF The Monthly Film Festival, June 2018 Official Selection, Queen Palm International Film Festival, August 2018 Official Selection, Bath Film Festival, November 2018 Official Selection, UK Screen One Film Festival, April 2019 Chapter Arts, Cardiff, July 2018 The Cube Cinema, Bristol, July 2018
One man recalls his journey into fatherhood and its repercussions on his mental health. Silver Levy-So has lived with GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) and SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder) since he was a teenager. Now in his early thirties, he speaks candidly about unexpectedly becoming a dad for the first time, and how the pressures of fatherhood have impacted his mental health. While Postpartum Depression has long been recognised in mothers, Man Down shines a light on the condition in men, raising concerns about the absence of support available to new fathers. "Heartfelt and moving" - Jeffrey Bowers, Vimeo Curator "A beautifully honest portrayal of fatherhood" - Devon & Cornwall Film
Bridging The Gap
Commission through HelpFilm for Youth Moves, a grassroots organisation working with underprivileged young people in the deprived areas of South Bristol. "This film is just what we were looking for and well above the quality that I had expected we could achieve" - Ali Dale, CEO, Youth Moves “We sourced a brilliant local filmmaker from Bristol called Arthur Cauty and he did absolute wonders. It was his idea to add the drone footage and incorporate shots of the Bristol these kids didn't see throughout the video. The result is properly cinematic in tone and exactly what we had hoped for at the outset.” - Alan Walsh, Founder, Help Film
Experience a True Dark Sky
One of a series of films Cauty created for Visit South West Scotland, incorporating astrophotography and time lapse to promote dark sky tourism in Scotland. Each film targeted a key demographic, and demonstrated how to experience the wonders of the night sky in a way that was consistent with the needs and interests of that particular audience.
It's Who We Are
Shot in six different locations around the World over the course of 3 weeks (Argentina, Singapore, Israel, Germany, California & Texas), this film is the centerpiece in a series of international campaign films directed & shot by Cauty for global media agency iProspect. The film showcases the iProspect brand and culture by celebrating the diverse and dynamic talent of their employees outside of the office, and how these skills not only enhance the quality of their work but also help them achieve the ultimate in work/life balance. The campaign was a huge success, attracting over one million hits within a week of launch.
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Cauty has produced a number of official films for the annual Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, touted as the World's greatest five-star equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal. Including rider portraits, lifestyle content, and live event coverage.