Directors Ben Fallows and Felix Brady have won the 2017 Yarns short film competition organised by editing house Homespun.

The win came after an audience vote at London’s Ministry of Sound club where the shortlisted entries were played out.

Fallows and Brady’s winning short, Winston & Daisy, tells a tale of the revenge of a pair of maltreated soft toys.

Winston & Daisy from Homespun on Vimeo.

In collaboration with Wave, Sohonet, and Slingshot, the winners received a prize bundle including 2000ft of Kodak 16mm film stock and processing and transfer at the Kodak Film Lab London, hire of a 16mm film camera from Panavision, automatic shortlist to the 2018 Kinsale Shark Awards for the Yarns winning film, an Avid software license, two tickets to the UKMVAs, as well as £500 cash.

Partnering with stock footage company Pond5, filmmakers had to incorporate at least one of eight predetermined clips into their submissions.

The competition gave finalists with £1500 funding as well as support in production, post-production and editing to make their films.

Owner and Editor at Homespun, Tim Hardy said “It’s incredible how the film community has come together to make these films. They were made possible by people giving their time and going the extra mile, which is really inspiring. EP’s, crews and production companies have really helped the up and coming filmmakers in the competition and the Homespun editors have done an amazing job.”


Ben Gough – How A Kite Flies
Editor: Chris Wilson

Sam Ainsworth – Agent Ironneck
Editor: Joseph Bolger

Dorothy Allen Pickard – The Mess
Editor: Jennifer Tividad

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