A Series of Short Films about the Working Boats of North Devon
Boat Stories is a series of ten short documentary films about people whose lives revolve around fishing and working boats in northern Devon.
The stories are told by the people: those who own, skipper, crew or row boats themselves. So no presenter or studio recorded voice over to fill in the gaps - we film out on boats, record out on location and go with what we get.
The result is a lively series of films with an amazing energy as each film takes you on a new adventure. Martin Hesp of Western Morning News wrote of our second film salmon netting "in telling their story, this documentary is as charming, colourful and fascinating a film as any shot in the region for years."
You can watch our films and read my 'making of' blogs by clicking on the links below:
For more information: see our films page.
The films will continue to be shared online at the North Devon Moving Image website and via YouTube. A DVD or Blu Ray of all 10 films is now available to buy via this website.
The films have been shown at over 300 events so far. To keep up to date with the project and events where you can watch the films please like our facebook page, (boat stories north devon) join our twitter feed @boat_stories and visit our news page for updates and we’ll do our best to make the adventure interesting.
Boat Stories is hugely grateful to our funders & supporters: Northern Devon FLAG, Bideford Bridge Trust, Tarka Country Trust, North Devon Plus, Clovelly Estate, West Country Rivers Trust, Fullabrook CIC, the Landmark Trust & Bideford Film Society. Boat Stories was hosted by North Devon Moving Image CIC.
If you want to show the films, sell the DVDs or find out more contact Jo
Jo Stewart-Smith, Producer, May 2016
Trailer for our latest film - now on our films page!
Watch Our Latest Film
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