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2013

Review
Title Seven Years In Southport
Runtime 15 mins
Production 2013
Post 2013
Released 2013

This is where it all started. Intended as a single short film to be projected just the once during a special church service, 7YIS mixed new filming with talking heads and archival stills to document the tenure of two Salvation Army corps officers as the church they led grew and a new worship building was built.

7YIS was actually so successful that a DVD run was created - and sold out.

2013

Documentary
Title Motorfest - Bringing in the Crowds
Runtime 45 mins
Production 2013
Post 2013
Released 2013

Awards
IndieBOOST (USA)

This film asks how a bunch of amateurs could attract six times more people into a town than does its best ever market day, then goes behind the scenes to see how it is done.

Includes sequences with participants as they prepare, reviews of static displays and full coverage of parade laps.

2014

Narrative Feature / Docudrama
Title Tariro
Runtime 120 mins
Production 2014
Post 2014
Released 2014

Awards
IFCOM International Silver Award
IFFPIE International Award of Merit

With a storyline based on real case histories of human trafficking in Britain and filmed with an international professional cast, Tariro has a full feature length runtime, was premiered at the Plaza Cinema, Waterloo, has been screened in several countries and has won international awards.

A hard hitting true to life docudrama, Tariro was filmed mainly on location with some scenes filmed inside an actual 'safe house.'

Tariro has a BBFC 15 classification so can be screened theatrically in the UK.

Following a successful trial re-cut of the shorter Zorina film, Tariro is itself being re-cut for a planned release in Spring 2018.

With new sequences filmed in September 2017 and January 2018, and all other content taken right back to source clips, Tariro 2018 will have improved pace, crisper visuals and completely new Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround Sound audio.

Discounted rates are available for pre-reservations (no payment required) for both DVD and Blu-ray. Check out in the Box Office.

2015

Review Documentary
Title A Century of Music
Runtime 45 mins
Production 2015
Post 2015
Released 2015

It's not every day that a band turns 100, particularly a youth band, so when the Southport Salvation Army Young Peoples Band turned 100 (the band - not the children!) it was time for a celebration.

That celebration lasted for a full weekend, saw visits out to a bowling lanes and former members now drawing their pensions returning for a master class and concert.

This film followed it all, got in with the action and even allowed current young band members an opportunity to give their real views on their bandmaster!

2015

Celebration Video
Title Silver
Runtime 35 mins
Production 2015
Post 2015
Released 2015

Not OMF's normal type of film, Silver is basically a Silver Wedding video.

Having initially declined the commission, OMF created a film with a difference by inserting two cameo sequences of the couple talking frankly about each other, how they met, what their initial impressions were, how or if that had changed over the years.

It all made for a captivating insight as well as a celebratory memento - and raised funds for Age Concern.

2015

Music Video
Title BeepBeep
Runtime 4 mins
Production 2015
Post 2015
Released 2015

If you are of a certain age you might remember the days when tiny bubble cars were a regular sight on Britain's roads. And if your memory is still working, you might even remember the bubble car song that was a hit for the American comedy group The Playmates. That was back in 1958 so you are excused if your memory isn't too good.

BeepBeep is basically a music video illustrating the Playmates hit song. Showing their dedication, to access an empty road essential for filming, the crew met at 5:30 on a Sunday morning and when completed, EMI waived rights to allow this film to run on-line.

So far, BeepBeep has raised more funds for charity than any other OMF production.

2016

Event Documentary
Title One Five Two at Ninety
Runtime 65 mins
Production 2016
Post 2016
Released 2016

Awards
Documentary & Short International Film Festival Gold Award
IndieBOOST Finalist

2016 marked the 90th anniversary of Henry Segrave setting the World Land Speed Record on the beach at Southport.

Originally planned simply as a record of the celebrations to mark the anniversary planned by the arts department of the local council, this film (which takes its title from the speed set and the anniversary), does much more, getting behind the scenes when the council just couldn't't cope and other organisations including the local car club had to bail them out.

A fascinating film with celebrity talking heads, action on the beach and cameo archival footage from 1926 newsreels, this film has won international documentary awards and its limited edition DVD run completely sold out. 152@90 remains available on VOD. Check the Box Office for VOD details.

2017

Docudrama
Title Zorina
Runtime 27 mins
Production 2014
Post 2017
Released 2017

Awards
IFFFFADT International Award of Merit
IndieBOOST Finalist
World Humanitarian Awards Gold Award
World Film Awards Gold Award

Distilled from the Tariro feature movie which followed three victims of human trafficking, Zorina is a short film following just one victim, originally released in 2015.

Zorina has won international awards including the IndieWise convention in Florida and headlined at the Pervollywood festival in Cyprus in 2015.

Newly re-cut in 2017 with improved pace, crisper visuals and Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround Sound, the latest version of Zorina has been released on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD. Check the Box Office for purchase details.

2017

Event Documentary / Fantasy
Title Peak Squadron
Runtime 40 mins
Production 2017
Post 2017
Released 2017

Awards
International Documentary & Short Film Festival International Award of Excellence

Although ostensibly a film about a vehicle owner's club rally, Peak Squadron is not simply a documentary.

With its imaginative intro sequence combining elements of 633 Squadron and Star Wars plus a mid-film fantasy sequence inspired by Disney's Beauty & the Beast©, Peak Squadron re-writes the documentary rule book.

Peak Squadron has been released on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD. Check the Box Office for purchase details.


OMF in Camouflage
Dinosaur Shorts and Silly Film are also driven by OMF

Dinosaur Shorts

Don't ask where the name Dinosaur came from - suffice it to say that Dinosaur Shorts came in to being when we conceived a series of short films and needed an umbrella title.

Planned as a series of music videos with a difference, these shorts are targeted specifically for use in church services to draw attention to the words of hymns and songs through their novel treatment.

Combining many voices and musicians, the concept is for never more than two consecutive lines to be sung or played by the same people.
The shorts will be illustrated by a mix of stills and video, with a dynamic edit using subtle dissolves to link audio and video.

Bringing words to life and injecting an element of realism in this way, the films will provide a stimulus to de-mystify traditional hymns and songs, resulting in an incentive to delve into their true meaning and to enjoy the beauty of their messages.
The proof of concept Eventide (more commonly recognised as Abide With Me) features the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Emili Sandé, Shirley Bassey, The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, a Scottish Dragoon Guards Piper, Eclipse 6, Louie de Asis and more in a very unusual treatment.

Pre Production planning is undergoing, with filming planned to commence in January 2018.
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Silly Film

Get your own personal copy of Beep Beep by donating just a fiver - check the Box Office

What do you do when you are being pressed to make a film, a charity donation has been guaranteed and the crew are raring to go, but the main feature is protected by copyright?

Because the donation was in-place we agreed to go ahead as long as nobody could be identified. So our cameraman was Ivor Camcorder, our crew chief was Max Standfixer - and Silly Film was born!

Now, bubble cars can not go very fast and we needed an otherwise empty dual carriageway as our location, plus a limousine and a bubble car. So at 5:30am on a Sunday morning we met up with a Rolls Royce and two bubble cars, plus a full crew, then the completed film was uploaded to YouTube.

Actually, we could have done everything as OMF because EMI subsequently waved copyright.

Although the bubble car featured was an Isetta and the support bubble a Heinkel, both cars were actually sourced for us by members of the local Messerschmitt Owners Club.

Thanks to the MOC, BeepBeep has gone on to raise more money for charity than any other OMF film, all of which has been donated to the Salvation Army unit supporting victims of human trafficking.