Simon Cresswell
January 2, 2017

Simon’s Movie Blog – The Ten Best Movies Of 2016

Overall 2016 has been a good year for cinema, though many of the best cinematic works were scattered throughout the year alongside several of Hollywood’s worst films for some time (see Gods Of Egypt and Ben Hur). Expectations were higher […]

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Simon Cresswell
December 14, 2016

Thirst In Line (Music Video) – Rough Clarity

Here is the new ‘Rough Clarity’ music video I had the pleasure of filming for their debut single ‘Thirst In Line”, featuring MMA Fighter John ‘The White Mike Tyson’ Phillips. The band are from the Basingstoke area, and I had […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 19, 2016

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (10 – 1)

And so we reach our conclusion. The ten greatest movies of all time. Well if I’m honest, they’re not the greatest movies ever without question, everyone should have their own interpretation of what the greatest movies are. But these are […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 19, 2016

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (20 – 11)

So we are into the top 20 films on the list! It’s worth noting there are actually 12 films here, but I’ve included The Lord Of The Rings films as one. If I had to pick one it’d be the […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 12, 2016

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (30 – 21)

The list continues. Ten more classics from the far reaches of my film collection. These are the ones that just missed out on being in my top twenty. This is where the list gets tough, because the top thirty are […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 3, 2016

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 10 Best Films Of 2015

2015 was a year that was a slow burner. The end of the year had Bond and Star Wars patiently waiting in the wings, whilst average blockbusters spread out across the first nine months. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron came […]

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Simon Cresswell
November 24, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (40 – 31)

We’re into the top 40 greatest movies of all time! These ten films are a perfect blend of cinematic locations across the world, from the gritty streets of Rio De Janeiro, northern England, Vienna during the war and underground volcanic […]

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Simon Cresswell
November 12, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (50 – 41)

So we’re in to the top 50 greatest movies of all time. This part of the list is filled with comic book Gangsters, sharks and dystopian societies. Oh and not forgetting The Dude…… 50 – Dick Tracy (1990) Dir. Beatty […]

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Simon Cresswell
October 22, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (60 – 51)

Its part five of the 100 greatest movies countdown list, and here we finish off the first half of movie classics. This time it’s all about boxing, extra-terrestrials, Japanese school girls and war time British romances! Agree or disagree? Have […]

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Simon Cresswell
October 12, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (70 – 61)

It’s the forth part of my countdown of the 100 greatest movies of all time, and this time it’s all about newspaper tycoons, zombies, gangsters and heroin addicts! Read on and see if any of your favourite movies made the […]

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Simon Cresswell
October 1, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movie’s Of All Time (80 – 71)

In the third part of my greatest movie countdown, it’s numbers 80 – 71. It’s another eclectic mix of black and white classics, cult oddities and essential comedies. Enjoy. 80 – From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Dir. Rodriguez The essential […]

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Simon Cresswell
September 22, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (90 – 81)

The movie count down continues! Here’s another ten movies that represent another bunch of the greatest movies ever put to celluloid…. 90 – Toy Story 3 (2010) Dir. Unkrich I have to confess, I never properly sat down and watched […]

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Simon Cresswell
September 14, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time (100 – 91)

Choosing only 100 films to represent the vast history of cinema is no easy feat. Just looking at my own film collection alone, offers me about two hundred potential candidates, and I don’t even have all my favourites (note to […]

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Simon Cresswell
September 13, 2015

Don’t Let The Bastards (music video) – Shaun O’Reilly

The music video for Shaun’s track ‘Don’t Let The Bastards’ taken from his forthcoming EP ‘Nostalgia Is A Broken Record’, available to buy here http://smarturl.it/Nostalgia_Digital from 18.09.15. The video was shot around Shoreditch in London, and is the third video […]

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Simon Cresswell
June 11, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – Why Tom Cruise Is The Greatest Movie Star In The World Today

If you were to list some of the greatest film directors of all time, you may include some of the following people: Scorsese, Kubrick, Scott (both Tony and Ridley), De Palma, Spielberg, Crowe, PT Anderson, Stone, and of course Hong […]

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Simon Cresswell
April 14, 2015

Karma’s Ride (Music Video) – Shaun O’Reilly

The music video for Shaun’s track Karma’s Ride, taken from his ‘Tales Of Everyday Madness’ EP. Available to download now. For more information check out www.shaunoreillymusic.co.uk

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Simon Cresswell
March 12, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – 5 Movies In Need Of A Remake

In today’s world there is no such thing as a remake. We have re-imaginings. We have reboots. We have new visions, variations, prequels, sequels and sometimes even films that run in a parallel timeline to the original. We also sadly […]

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Simon Cresswell
March 11, 2015

The New Ambassadors – Promo Video (2015)

We shot this promotional video for a truly awesome covers band last year!! To check out more information about them, go to www.the-new-ambassadors.co.uk

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Simon Cresswell
February 18, 2015

Shaun O’Reilly – A Few Spoken Words (Live at The Spice Of Life)

Shaun performing his track ‘A Few Spoken Words’ live at the Spice Of Life in London. Download the EP ‘Tales Of Everyday Madness’ now available on i-tunes.

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Simon Cresswell
February 14, 2015

Cocaine Blues – Shaun O’Reilly

Shaun performs a cover version of ‘Cocaine Blues’ live at The Harrison 14/03/15. For more info checkout shaunoreillymusic.co.uk

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Simon Cresswell
January 20, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – Why Hollywood Should Leave Our 80′s Kids TV Shows Alone

If you were born in in the most awesome of awesome decades the 1980’s, you would be somewhere between 25 and 35 years old right now. There’s a good chance you’ll remember watching kids programmes from the time, or the […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 6, 2015

Simon’s Movie Blog – The Ten Best Films Of 2014

After a fairly mediocre 2013, it was not looking good for 2014. However we shouldn’t have been worried, as 2014 has delivered more than a few cinematic treats for the taste pallet, and laid the foundations for what looks to […]

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Simon Cresswell
December 11, 2014

David & Simon’s Movie Podcast – Episode 2: Spectre, Terminator Genisys & Jonathan Frakes

After a slightly rocky start (we’ve ironed out the faults!), here’s the second edition of our movie podcast. This time we’ve got more movie news, the last movies we watched, trailer break down and Simon’s forgotten DVD of the week! […]

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Simon Cresswell
November 25, 2014

David & Simon’s Movie Podcast – Episode 1: Mary Poppins, Jurassic World and Stan Laurel

So a few months ago me and David came up with the idea of recording a movie based podcast. It had to be different, original, informative and most of all easy on the ears. It was going to be under […]

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Simon’s Movie Blog – 5 Brilliantly Bizarre Movie Fight Scenes

When it comes to action movies, there is only one way to settle the score. Bare fist. Settling a score between a hero and their arch nemesis via a gun or sword play, just isn’t as satisfying. We want and […]

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Simon Cresswell
October 26, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – The Ten Best Horror Movies Of The 21st Century (so far)

As far as critical acclaim goes, the horror genre is often left hanging up on a meat hook. No one really takes it seriously. Ask people what they think the key motifs of the horror film are, and they’ll likely […]

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Simon Cresswell
September 29, 2014

Low Budget Doctor Who – Our First Short Film

Back in the cold old days of 1994, two eleven year old’s decided to make a short film. Having already dabbled with stop motion animation and sketches, they decided to go for a full 12 minute film! Though it had […]

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Simon Cresswell
July 3, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – Top Ten Underrated Children’s Films

Never grow up…… We all know the classics. The Home Alone’s (1990) and The Wizard Of Oz’s (1939) of this world. We know all our Disney films off by heart, as they’re forced down our throat as soon as we […]

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Simon Cresswell
June 9, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – Is The Human Centipede a misunderstood modern horror classic?

Every generation has THAT film. You know the one that everyone is talking about. The film (that back in the good old days of VHS) your mate got off of a friend of a friend, and passed to you under […]

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Simon Cresswell
April 22, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – The Essential Top 10 Schwarzenegger Movies

“If it bleeds, kill it!” I was at a pub quiz recently and the following question was asked, ‘In which film does Arnold Schwarzenegger play Ben Richards?’. I consider myself an Arnold fan (that’s right Arnold and NOT Arnie, he […]

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Simon Cresswell
March 31, 2014

Little Billy – Shaun O’Reilly (Music Video)

The music video for ‘Little Billy’ from Shaun’s debut EP “The Ellesmere Road Sessions” which is available now on iTunes. For more info on Shaun’s music, check out his facebook group  www.facebook.com/pages/Shaun-OReilly-Music

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Simon Cresswell
March 20, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – Is There Such Thing As A Good Movie Musical?

Or Why I’d Turn Down The Volume On The Musical Genre……. Of all the genres, the one I have the most difficulty with is the musical. I just don’t buy into it. Why do people have to break into song […]

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Simon Cresswell
March 6, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – 5 Unexpectedly Brutal Movie Assaults

A bit of the old ultra violence…… Violence in the movies is a tricky one to get right. Too much violence and your movie becomes an action movie. Too little and it’ll become a 12A Certificate. Too comical and you […]

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Simon Cresswell
February 23, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – Why There’s No Such Thing As A Bad Eighites Movie

Why the movies of the 1980′s kicked ass…… When it comes to movies, everyone has their favorite decade. More often than not, it’ll be the decade you grew up in, where movies you watched as a child left a large […]

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Simon Cresswell
February 13, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – 5 Great Rom-Com’s You Might Not Have Seen

Because Not All Rom-Com’s Are Bad…… We’ve all seen the modern classics. The Love Actually’s, The Bridget Jones’s and The Something About Mary’s. The Hollywood classic’s like Breakfast At Tiffany’s, and that movie in which our man Tom Cruise utters the […]

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Simon Cresswell
February 5, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – A Brief Guide To Wrestlers In The Movies

Wrestlers In The Movies Being a Wrestler requires two things. The ability to wrestle, and the ability to act. For every stunt and finisher a wrestler performs, they’ll always be a microphone hiding round the corner, ready for them to […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 31, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – The Top 5 Tom Cruise Movie Hair Cut’s

The Top 5 Cruise Cuts….. As well as being the greatest living actor of our (or perhaps any) generation, Tom Cruise has had his fair share of stylish barnet’s throughout his movie career. From long sweeping locks to a tidy […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 23, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – Why I Loved Video Shops

A VHS memoir….. “Oh my God….this one’s got Freddie AND Jason in it!” I said to James as I picked up a copy of a straight to video horror classic entitled Nightmare Vacation 2 (1988). It of course didn’t have […]

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Simon Cresswell
January 15, 2014

Simon’s Movie Blog – The Top 5 Films Of 2013

For want of a better word, 2013 was well, a bit shit in terms of cinema. The blockbusters were lackluster (Man Of Steel, The Lone Ranger), the sequels were a bit bland (Kick Ass 2, Fast And The Furious 6) […]

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Simon Cresswell
December 21, 2013

Santa’s Alternative Christmas Message 2013

It’s been a tough year for Santa, and he’s been drawn into pleading for money via a personal video message…..just in time for Christmas 2013! #savesanta

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Simon Cresswell
November 26, 2013

Santa’s alternative christmas message coming soon……

So it’s been a while since we made anything here at S&J (a whole year in fact) and the reason for that is well….we needed a break. But we are planning lots of exciting new things in the new year, […]

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Simon Cresswell
October 19, 2013

Shaun O’Reilly – The Ellesmere Road Sessions (Sample)

A little taster of the brand new 4 track EP from Shaun O’Reilly containing ‘Little Billy’, ‘Crooked’, ‘Feeling The Days’ & ‘Drift On My Way’. Available 12th November 2013.

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Simon Cresswell
August 3, 2013

The Best Wedding Dance Routine EVER!

On August 3erd 2013 two men, the groom and the best man, stepped up onto the dance floor and performed this once in a lifetime dance routine……it has to be seen to be believed!

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Simon Cresswell
April 28, 2013

In2Action

Here are two promo videos we’ve made for In2action, a company that organizes activity days out for children. The videos were shot at a camping site in the new forest.

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Simon Cresswell
April 18, 2013

Joy To Create – Pfaff Steam Ironer 560

A promotional video for the Pfaff Steam Ironer 560, as sold by Joy To Create……

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Simon Cresswell
April 18, 2013

Joy To Create – Pfaff Steam Ironing Board

A promotional video for the Pfaff Steam Ironing board, as sold by Joy To Create…….

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Simon Cresswell
February 22, 2013

War Elephant – Shinning Light (Live)

War Elephant performing the track ‘Shinning Light’ from their Blood & Sand EP, live at the Boiler Room in Guildford……

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Simon Cresswell
January 27, 2013

War Elephant – It Ain’t For Me (Live)

War Elephant performing the track ‘It Ain’t for Me’ from their Blood & Sand EP, live at the Boiler Room in Guildford……

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Simon Cresswell
December 28, 2012

Simon’s top ten movies 2012

Simon counts down the 10 movies that have got him excited in the year 2012…….

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Simon Cresswell
December 19, 2012

Clownstation

The hottest UK sexy clowns getting up to no good! 40000+ pictures, 200+ videos, 160+ models. 100% exclusive to Clownstation!

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Simon Cresswell
December 18, 2012

Three Clowns

The lives of three clowns, who live and work together, is thrown into dismay when one of them goes missing. But is everything all it seems…….

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Simon Cresswell
December 12, 2012

Hey Clown? (The theme from Three Clowns)

The official theme song from our short film ‘Three Clowns’ in it’s entirety. Written and performed by Ashley Cleaver. Words by Simon Cresswell.

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Simon Cresswell
December 10, 2012

War Elephant – Two Shifts (Music Video)

The official music video for ‘Two Shifts’, taken from the bands third EP ‘Blood & Sand’. Now available to download from i-tunes…….

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Simon Cresswell
November 19, 2012

Clownfellas

A short parody of a well known gangster movie, taken from our forthcoming new short film ‘Three Clowns’…….

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Simon Cresswell
October 28, 2012

Skyfall review

There was a point when Bond was becoming stale. Too formulaic, almost a parody of itself. A point where Pierce Brosnan drove around in an invisible car and Madonna and John Cleese were given supporting roles. However all those that […]

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Simon Cresswell
October 19, 2012

War Elephant – The Woodland Sessions: Muddle

For the woodland sessions, War Elephant performed some of the tracks from their new EP ‘Blood & Sand’, out in the confines of Surrey’s vast woodland. Here’s an exclusive live version of Muddle…….

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Simon Cresswell
September 27, 2012

Lawless (2012) review

After the success of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and recent prohibition era gangster movies like ‘Public Enemy’, ‘Lawless’ has arrived in very crowded and well-trodden rejuvenation of a genre. The gangster picture never really died of course, it’s always been there in […]

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Simon Cresswell
May 19, 2012

Ghetto Child – Paul Heaton (Unofficial Video)

A fan video of Paul Heaton’s live radio rendition of ‘The Spinners’ Ghetto Child from BBC Radio 2.

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Simon Cresswell
April 16, 2012

The Film Critic (Junk TV Sketch)

A familiar film critic, gives his take on an up and coming release……..

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Simon Cresswell
September 27, 2011

Aimee – Ghost (Live)

This is 16 year old singer/songwriter Aimee performing ‘Ghost’. You can find out more about her at www.myspace.com/aimeeacoustic or follow her on twitter at twitter.com/aimeeacoustic……

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Simon Cresswell
August 28, 2011

Wedding Showreel (B&W)

S&J Productions are wedding video specialist in the Hampshire & Surrey area. We use professional video equipment and editing software to capture the magic of your big day and turn it into an amazing keepsake of the event.

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Simon Cresswell
August 19, 2011

Reptilian

A conspiracy theorist believes that his neighbor Jeffery may be a reptilian humanoid, and while Jeffery leaves the house one afternoon he goes to investigate further. But will it  satisfy his curiosity before he returns?

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Simon Cresswell
August 18, 2011

CHASE Strongman Competition 2011

Some highlights from Chase’s charity strongman competition day on the 1st May 2011………

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Simon Cresswell
July 12, 2011

Pranksters

A man rents a room in a strangers house, only to find he’s not who he seems……..

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Simon Cresswell
July 5, 2011

POST

A man is waiting for an important letter, but every time the doorbell rings, it’s never who he wants it to be…….

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Simon Cresswell
June 23, 2011

Climacophobia

Colin has the rare phobia of not being able to go down the stairs, he hires a professor of ‘carpentry and heights’ to help him with his problem……

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Simon Cresswell
June 19, 2011

The New Ambasadors – Showreel 1

A montage of highlights from one of TNA’s gigs…….

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Simon Cresswell
June 16, 2011

The Interrogation

A tense black & white film noir kidnap thriller about a man taking revenge on another, but what are his motives??

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Simon Cresswell
June 15, 2011

Cadburys Flake Advert

A student media project advert for Cadburys Flake chocolate bar………

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Simon Cresswell
June 15, 2011

The New Ambasadors – Showreel 2

A selection of clips from one of TNA’s gigs……..

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Simon Cresswell
January 12, 2011

Inspirations Of The Modern Artist

In 2006, filming began on a new weekly art documentary, presented by Edward Jameson it’s aim was to find out the inspirations behind modern day artist. However on filming the first episode, some tragic events unfolded, forcing the show to […]

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Simon Cresswell
November 18, 2010

Wedding Showreel (Colour)

A collection of our wedding videos from 2009……

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Simon Cresswell
November 17, 2010

The Last Adventure

Filmed in the summer of 2010, and released towards the end of that year, The Last Adventure was shot entirely on location. It was filmed inWatford and across central London, whilst the train sequences were obviously recorded on a moving […]

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Simon Cresswell
September 18, 2010

Wedding Montage (Sample)

A sample from one of our wedding videos of a highlight montage edit…..

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Simon Cresswell
December 19, 2009

Credit Crunch Christmas

William Leveston has a surprise visit from Santa during the night………

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Simon Cresswell
November 26, 2009

100 Doughnuts

After a mysterious letter, a man decides to see what will happen if he eats 100 Doughnuts……..

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Simon Cresswell
August 20, 2009

The Price

A short war film about a man on a mission during a time of conflict………

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Simon Cresswell
March 12, 2009

Rare Dolph Lundgren Interview For Empire Magazine

A word for word re-inaction of an interview with Dolph Lundgren from Empire magazine……..

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Simon Cresswell
February 10, 2009

Rare Steven Segal Interview For Empire Magazine

A  word for word re-inaction of an interview with Steven Segal from Empire magazine……..

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Simon Cresswell
September 19, 2008

Paperman

Martin Tumble leaves his flat every night to embark on some rather parculiar extra-curricular activities, but what is his reasoning and what are the consequences……..

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Simon Cresswell
September 13, 2008

Flyin Ike – Area Manager (Music Video)

The music video for Guildford based Cherry Hardcore rockers Flyin’ ike’s single ‘Area Manager’…..

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Simon Cresswell
August 17, 2008

Flowers In Winter

A mock Avant-Garde style video set to a jazz score…..

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Simon Cresswell
October 19, 2007

Flyin Ike – Fiesta (Music Video)

The Fiesta music video for cherry hardcore rockers Flyin’ Ike!

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Simon Cresswell
October 15, 2007

Flyin Ike – Cowgirl (Music Video)

The music video for the track Cowgirl, by the band Flyin’ Ike!

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Simon Cresswell
October 15, 2007

Big Nose

A few words from a man with a big nose…..

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Simon Cresswell
October 14, 2007

Meat is MURDER

A man gets kidnapped by an intruder, only to find out his kidnapper has other plans for him…….

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Simon Cresswell
September 12, 2007

The Opportunist

A phone call is taken in a phone box by the wrong person, but the details of the call lead to buried treasure!!

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Simon Cresswell
January 12, 2007

The Adventures Of Mr Crank & Percy Fimble

A short comedy film about two friends on an adventure in the woodlands

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Simon Cresswell
January 12, 2007

BUILD

A mans house is planned to be flatteded to make way for a Tesco, but he is unaware of the planning for it!!

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Simon Cresswell
October 12, 2006

Chop Suey Vol: 1 (Kung Fu Fight)

A Kun-Fu showdown of  epic proportions!

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Simon Cresswell
September 19, 2006

Flyin Ike – Rubble Robble (Music Video)

A music video for ‘Cherry Hardcore’ rockers Flyin’ ike shot in 2006 around the Godalming area…….

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Simon Cresswell
August 12, 2006

The Deal

A deal is about to go down. But before it can, it’s time to meet Rufus….to get the goods!

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Simon Cresswell
March 12, 2006

Forbidden Fruit

After missing his train, a man tries to find someone to let him use their phone, but he gets more than he bargined for at one strangers house……..

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Simon Cresswell
January 12, 2006

Curious Hands

Three men embark on a discovery in the woods…….

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Simon Cresswell
May 12, 2005

The Man Who Would Be Dead (Short Version)

Bruce doesn’t want to live, but unable to kill himself, he hires a hitman to do the job. He then changes his mind, but is it too late to stop the hit?

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Simon Cresswell
July 12, 2004

Stalked

A man finds himself being followed by a familiar figure during the course of a week…….this was a 2004 university piece, shot around Cambridge.

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