Based in the North East of England, we are a small production company which works on independent and branded documentary films.
With over 10 years experience in interpreting stories visually Provenance Films create bespoke, authentic, observational, emotional and narrative-led films about people, where they come from and what they value.
Our most recent film ‘Addicted to Sheep’ is a painterly, sensitive, unhurried yet informative feature-length film. A hit at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2015, this critically acclaimed documentary has received 4-star reviews from Top Film Critics including Mark Kermode from The Observer, Brian Viner from Daily Mail and David Parkinson from Empire. It has been released in UK cinemas on August 28 2015 and is currently touring across the country. In October 2015, The Hutchinson who feature in the film and Director/Producer Magali Pettier won The Farmers Weekly Farming Champion of The Year 2015 Award sponsored by National Farmers Union (NFU) (More details here). We also had the pleasure to feature in the ‘Winter Special’ on BBC Countryfile on January 31st 2016 and a 60 min TV Version of Addicted to Sheep was aired for the first time on Feb 8 2016 at 9.00pm on BBC4 and repeated on Feb 9 at 11.00pm, May 18 at 8.00pm and May 19 at 1.45am, Sept 26 at 8.00pm and Sept 27 at 1.25am. On the international scene, Addicted to Sheep held its american premiere at Ashland Independent Film Festival in Oregon, America and at DOC-Cévennes International Documentary Festival in Lasalle, France on May 5 2016. It has now been screened in Norway too! It is NOW available to buy or rent online globally from ITunes, Amazon, Journeyman TV and Vimeo. Links to downloads available here.
And more good news: In February 2016, Provenance Films was presented with The Royal Television Society North East & the Border Award 2015 for the 85 min version of Addicted to Sheep in the Non-Broadcast Factual category and in February 2017 the 60 min version of Addicted to Sheep was shortlisted for the Royal Television Society North East and the Border Award 2016 in the Best Broadcast Factual category. Our Editor Matthew Dennis also received a commendation in the Editor Category!
View samples of our work here.