Documentary Film


World Premiere of Addicted to Sheep at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Posted on May 7th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

EXCITING NEWS! We’re delighted and also a little bit humbled to have been selected to screen Addicted to Sheep at Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. Having the backing of Sheffield Doc/Fest for our Festival World Premiere is a real honour and with over 3,000 industry delegates from around the world and 25,000 public audiences from across the UK it’s also a great launch-pad for the film!

Described by Indiewire as the ‘Cannes for documentary people’ Sheffield International Film Festival is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world. It takes place June 5-10 2015 and brings together the documentary family to celebrate the art and business of documentary for six action-packed days.

Having our World Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest is a massive boost to our small team as it will allow more people to see and talk about Addicted to Sheep at the start … Read More »



Documenting British Manufacturing

Posted on December 9th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

It’s no surprise that Britain, once the ‘workshop of the world’, has a proud heritage of satisfying the needs of consumers. Whether bespoke or mass produced, there’s still something wonderful about seeing things being made in a digital world of ones and zeros.

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Feature on short documentary about Barbour wax jackets ‘A Jacket for Life’

Capturing this seemingly hidden world is too tempting a prospect for most film-makers including us and so we are delighted that sister-mag, a great new digital magazine is celebrating ‘craftsmanship’ in their latest edition.  The Berlin based magazine explore what attracts us to document people making things, in our case, at Barbour South Shields, UK.

If you are interested in British Manufacturing, one upcoming project well worth following is by 10 Magnum photographers for the wonderful Multistory team. The largely untold story … Read More »



Barbour: A Jacket for Life

Posted on June 18th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

We’ve always admired the fact that Barbour’s classic wax jackets are still hand crafted at Barbour’s factory in South Shields near where we live.

The 118 year old family business is well known for producing beautifully functional clothing and the quality of their jackets mean that for some customers it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

Reading Barbour’s blog about the work of their Customer Services team at South Shields who alter, rewax or repair over 14,000 items a year made us wonder why some customers prefer to keep repairing than buy new and who wears a Barbour that’s over 30 years old?

As documentary film-makers it was too tempting a story for us at Provenance Films and Jan Cawood of Tin Man Films and so we decided to find out more.