Short film competition Yarns has announced four finalists .

Now in its seventh iteration, entrants were invited to base their idea on several Greek Myths, ranging from Pandora to Midas. Competitors then took elements from these classic tales to make their own legend.

A shortlist of ten met the panel of judges from editing company Homespun, with four making it to the shortlist.

Tim Hardy, co-owner of Homespun commented: ” We’ve ended up with four fantastic ideas, and with two of our finalists making their directing debuts.”

This year’s edition of the competition is in association with Kodak and Slingshot Intergalactic.


The Yarns finalists for 2022 are:

Ashley Hamilton and Bex Connyngham-Hynes

Bex is half Australian, half American and working at Pablo London; Ashley is half Liverpudlian, half Filipino and working at Droga5. Making their directing debut in Yarns, the pair have already been involved in several major projects for Brewdog, Diet Coke and The Euros, creating everything from puppets to a Matrix style time warp.

Naomi George (pictured)

A freelance marketing and new business specialist who has worked at Blink, Knucklehead and The Line Animation, Naomi will also be making her directorial debut.

Emma Parkinson

Emma is a BFI Film Academy alum and former BAFTA mentee, whose short film Et Tu won best Young UK Filmmaker at the Shakespeare Film Festival. As a writer, she has recently co-written a short with NFTS director Hannah Lahren, which is currently in post-production.

Carys Thomas and Thorbjørn Kragh

A duo starting out on their directing careers, Carys and Thor are currently working at Karmarama and Anomaly respectively. They have been selected for their script It’s not You, it’s Me.

As with previous years, the finalists will benefit from the support of industry talent. Partners Freefolk, TAG Creative Arts, nineteentwenty and Rascal have all volunteered their services to guide the finalists through the post-production process.


Pippa Considine

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