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Steve Friendship


Steve is an an award winning filmmaker, with national and international cinema and terrestrial TV credits. 


Steve trained as a Fine Artist and started making films as part of his practice as a student. He has been making films ever since! Through his work as a director Steve has built a strong understanding of all elements of storytelling and production, and has demonstrated a preference for stories that investigate characters driven towards amoral pragmatism and power balances within relationships.


Steve works as a film educator and has been making films with young people for over 10 years. He has worked in a variety of contexts, Further Education, schools, youth groups, outreach and ex-offenders, working with a broad age group of young people from primary schools to recent graduates and MA students. He undertakes work in a range of genres including issue based films, films linked to the curriculum, documentary, drama and animation. 


Steve has a detailed knowledge and practical experience of film production; including knowledge of technical filmmaking disciplines, story, acting and other arts allied to the filmmaking process. He has professional credits as producer, writer, camera operator, director of photography, editor, sound recordist, composer, animator and actor. 


Steve is a regular contributor to the London Short Film Festival and WorldFest Houston, and has had work selected and screened by: Usher Gallery, Angel Row Gallery, Summer Sundae, Homelands Music Festival, Reading Rock Festival, Faster Than Sound Music Festival, Stoke Film Theatre, Melton Arts Festival,  Leicester Museum, Phoenix Arts, Phoenix Square, The Broadway, Warwick Arts Centre, Wandsworth Film Festival, Bang! - Nottingham,  Super Shorts Film Festival - London, Future Shorts - London, ICA-London, Halloween Short Festival - London, Cornerhouse – Manchester, Kinofilm - Mancherster, Leeds International Short Film Festival, Raindance, Birmingham Film & TV festival, Court MEtrange – Rennes, Arcipelago Film Festival - Italy, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, First Glance Film Festival  - Philedelphia, Los Angeles International SFF, Cinequest – San Jose CA, Wood's Hole Film Festival- USA, Mill Valley Film Festival - USA,  Malibu International FF, Boston Underground FF, Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Shorts – Toronto.

 


Awards


The Promise - Bronze Remi (Worldfest, Flagstaff. USA)

Weak in the Presence of Booty - Special Jury Mentiion (Archipelago Film Festival. Italy)

Coconut - Platinum Remi (Worldfest, Houston.USA)

Coda - Silver Remi (Worldfest, Houston. USA)

Endless - Best Screenplay (UK 48 hour Movie Challenge)

Free Range - Platinum Remi (Worldfest, Houston. USA)

Contribution to Filmmaking Award - Leicester International Short Film Festival. UK

Look Don't Leap - First Light Movie Award. UK (with Threshold Studios)

Dehli Handkerchief - Platinum Remi (Wordlfest, Houston. USA)

World's Worst Chat Up Line - Best Script (Leicester International Short Film Festival. UK)

World's Worst Chat Up Line - Platinum Remi (Worldfest, Houston. USA)

La Dent Tremblante - Grand Prize, Professional Jury (Kids for Kids Film Festival, UK)

La Dent Tremblante - Best Live Action, Youth Jury (Kids for Kids Film Festival, UK)


 



Freelancers

Jade Boaler - Editor


Jade Boaler graduated with a degree in Film Production in 2009, which included an internship working with True North when their programme for Cutting Edge on the Shannon Matthews case went out. Already focusing on editing and post production Jade went straight on to working as a freelance editor for companies such as Outso Ltd, providing in-game promos for Sony Home.
Jade worked closely with Large Scale a few years ago, working on Documentaries such as 'From the Shannon to the Soar' which has been viewed by the BFI and was recently part of a BBC Radio 4 programme on Irish immigration.

 
Jade then spent two years working with an underwater film production company called Blue Eye FX Productions in the Red Sea as their in-house editor as well as assistant camera and dive support on shoots of a somewhat wetter nature. Editing sporting events including national freediving records and filming hammerhead sharks and huge shipwrecks such as the mighty S.S. Thistlegorm kept her very busy.

Jade is now back in the East Midlands and again working closely with Large Scale as a freelance editor and shoot assistant. Her strengths lie in story/documentary editing.

 
Jade also works as a freelance location photographer, catering for bands, musicians, and dancers and has recently set up DogstarArts – go take a look at her work.

 





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