straight 8

straight up filmmaking since 1999

one super 8 cartridge no editing

we help people get films out of their heads and onto a screen and into other peoples’ heads

(or what’s the point?)

if you have a straight 8 in you

we want to see it

workshops

we run straight 8 workshops of various shapes and sizes. we’ve worked with or at SXSW, jameson whiskey in los angeles, D&AD multiple times, port eliot literary festival and many more. check out more about our 2018 D&AD workshop here

most recently we ran a workshop for children’s mobility charity whizz-kidz over two saturdays for 7 young people, in partnership with music company leland originals and full service film lab cinelab london

this workshop came from left field (that’s a story in itself). we are so glad it did… working with these young people was a very special experience for all involved and we’re grateful for the opportunity…

the first saturday we all devised and shot a super 8 film in the style of straight 8, led by ed sayers, will cummock and assisted by louis sayers. the film went off to cinelab to be processed in the same chemicals as major motion pictures. the second saturday we worked with the group on their soundtrack, without watching the film. ed critchley and gary downing of leland originals joined forces with us again for this day and louis and betty sayers were helping out. at the end of the session, we put the soundtrack on the film and gathered round to enjoy its global premiere together

see the result below and check out the behind-the-scenes photos below that.

our heartfelt thanks go to the whizz-kidz staff, volunteers, their carers and of course to the amazing young people themselves, who are an inspiration. and to everyone else at whizz-kidz, cinelab london and leland originals who made this possible

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behind-the-scenes day 1…


behind-the-scenes day 2…