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31 May 2022

Filmmakers' Shindig (May 31st)

Bristol, United Kingdom

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31 May, 2022

Doors open at 18:30 and the guest keynote will begin at 19:00 in the Square Works Presentation Space, 17-18 Berkeley Square.

Entertainment and networking will begin at 20:00 in the Square Club bar, a few doors down at 15 Berkeley Square.


£1.00 - £9.00


Square Works / Square Club

17-18 Berkeley Square
United Kingdom

Ticket type Price
Full Event - keynote, film, live music & networking (6.30pm, Square Works) £9.00
Sale ends 31 May 2022
Partial Event - live music & networking (8pm, Square Club) £4.50
Sale ends 31 May 2022
Full Event - Square Members (keynote, film, entertainment &networking, 6.30pm, Square Works) £1.00
Sale ends 31 May 2022

Probably the most inspiring little film night in the world. Join us in Bristol for an evening of learning, stimulation, collaboration, entertainment and general filmmaking joy!

The Cahootify Filmmakers' Shindig is your chance to get inspired and involved! We want to encourage you to make your film projects happen, with this opportunity to hear from professionals who have been there and done it already.

This month is certainly not one to miss!

May's Filmmakers' Shindig Features:

  • Exclusive guest keynote talk and attendee Q&A from Aardman Director and Designer, Gavin Strange
  • Screening of the short film 'Invisible Manners' by John Lee Taggart. Featuring voices of Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Isy Suttie (Peep Show), Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You)
  • Networking with other filmmakers, sharing potential concepts and upcoming projects.
  • Brilliant food and drinks from The Square Club bar.
  • Plus! Live entertainment from musician Tom McGlynn.

May’s Filmmaker Shindig is on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 @Square Works, Bristol. Doors open at 18:30, the guest keynote begins at 19:00 and the mixer starts at 20:00, next door at Square Club!

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Line Up

Gavin Strange
  • Speaker
  • An Eclectic, Colourful and Sprawling Look at Creativity 

    The personal journey and lessons learned from director/designer Gavin Strange.

    Tom McGlynn
  • Musician
  • Performer
  • Tom will be playing a short set to entertain us pre-networking.

    John Lee Taggart
  • Filmmaker
  • John will be screening Invisible Manners, a short film he directed on "invisible conditions" featuring the voices of Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Isy Suttie (Peep Show), Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You), and members and friends of the NPUK/INPDA community.


    Robin Mukherjee

    Award-winning scriptwriter who's written extensively for television, radio, theatre and film.

    Tim Bamber

    I'm a Sound Designer, ADR Supervisor/Dialogue Editor & Music Composer. 90% of my clients are London-based, despite moving back to Bristol 8yrs ago, so I'm very keen to meet more Bristol filmmakers and sound/music people!

    Dave Wright

    Hi I am a composer of music so interested in talking to people about how they choose music for their productions and others currently working in this field for film/tv.

    Michael McCall

    Business Development with some fun Bristol-based business projects in the works! Always looking for new people to work with!

    Jason Budd Unpublished

    Alexander Laiman

    Currently a film student part time whilst doing professional work. My background is in STEM but Ive enjoyed doing freelance photography over the years and am now trying my hand at getting into film! Would love to connect.

    Merlin Goldman

    Writer and occasional director/producer of short films. Screencraft and Pears Film Fund short-listed. Committee member of BFVS and made several shorts and a founder member of DIY Films (One-Life Stand and Edmunds).

    Lisa Calder

    I’m a Creative Producer based in Bristol. For me film-making has it all: Compelling storytelling, conveyed via an artistic medium and technical craft. I am inspired by the work of the Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson and David Fincher.

    • Creative Producer
    • Videographer
    • Production Manager
    • Seeking
    • Creative Director

    Aggie Nyagari

    I'm a Kenyan director, editer, producer, writer, and web-content creator living in Bristol, UK. My main passion is in directing. I have worked on numerous TV shows, films and talk shows. A great team player and problem solver too!

    Judith Hutchins

    Getting on in years but still young at heart!. I have performed on stage and worked in front of and behind the camera in TV. Really excited about acting again after involvement with Engage. I'm new to film but keen as love cinema.

    Lily Dunn Not Purchaser, Hidden

    I am a writer, mentor and teacher and I love all three of these things.