Wednesday 22 December 2010

Volvo Ocean Race, Camper Promo Video

Last week Don was in Palma, Majorca shooting a promotional film for the Volvo Ocean Race. It was great to work with some of the sailors and also to visit Camper's flagship store.

Here is the video - enjoy!

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Toy Soldiers TX

Check out the latest documentary by John Walsh on BBC 1 tomorrow...

Don shot the majority of this compelling documentary about what children go through while there parents are abroad with the Armed Services.

Thursday 25 November 2010

Karate Kids - a Bafta Nomination!

Good luck to John Walsh (Walsh Bros) the Bafta's this weekend with his BBC documentary: Karate Kids.  Producer/Director of this documentary; John has been nominated for a Bafta in the Childrens Factual category and Sweet Pictures will be crossing fingers and toes for the win. Don from Sweet Pictures was the director of photography on this documentary and it was edited by our good friend Si at Green Rock.

Karate Kids, narrated by David Tennant, follows the lives of two mates who have cerebral palsy.
One young man has more ability to communicate than the other, so between them they help each other out and have a good laugh along the way. It's a really touching insight into the world of young people and their tough attitudes to life. Good luck John!

Monday 18 October 2010

Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride Video

Sweet Pictures was commissioned to produce a short promotional video for The Prostate Cancer Charity.  The video was to help promote the Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Ride and you can view the video on their video page (click me!). The video is the second video from the top and is called Training ride with Rapha Condor Sharp.

The video was very well received and The Prostate Cancer Charity were stoked with the results -

"Thanks for sending video through - we all think it is great!!"

Tuesday 24 August 2010

The Last Duel Private Screening

The week Sweet Pictures held a private screening of our short film, The Last Duel, for the Englefield Green community.

About 40 people came to watch the film and it was very well received. Local historian Chris Rowley requested a copy of the film for the Egham Museum and also offered to put us in touch with the Great Great Granddaughter of Cournet (one of the main characters in the film).


Anna catching up with Michael Dacre, who played Cournet in the film.

Don chatting to Chris Rowley. Local historian and author of the book "The Last Duel".

Thanks to the Village Centre for having us in their newly renovated hall.

Sunday 22 August 2010

"The Tell"

Several months ago Sweet Pictures helped produce a short film called "The Tell" for a competition called Straight 8.

Directed by Kieran Humphries, the film made it through to the official selection for the Straight 8 festival. The film was shot on one roll of super8 film and could not be edited in any way. The sound track was added 5 days after the film was shot and both the film and sound track were delivered to be judged alongside 250 other films.

We now have a copy of the film and you can see it HERE!

Sunday 15 August 2010

The Great Tour

Sweet Pictures has been working for The Great Tour to produce daily content for their blog... It was a tough job but involved cycling some of the most spectacular coastline the UK has to offer. 

Check out one of the videos Sweet Pictures produced - HERE

Tuesday 6 July 2010

The Last Duel is Finished!

Sweet Pictures has been working on a short film called The Last Duel for the past year.
We are happy to announce that it is now finished. We put together a big push to get the film finished to meet the submission deadline for the The London Film Festival. While we are waiting to see if we have been selected, we have decided to hold a private screening.

If you are interested in joining us please don't hesitate to get in touch -

Working with the new PM

Don was recently employed by Loop TV to film and edit content for The Times CEO Summit.

Overseeing the production, Don worked with a camera operator to capture the summit.  He then edited the content together for the client and delivered a rough cut of the footage immediately after the event.

The guests Don captured included Sir Terry Leahy; Chief Executive Tesco plc, Sir John Rose; Chief Executive Rolls-Royce plc, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and the Rt Hon David Cameron, Prime Minister.

The end client was extremely happy with the content we delivered and Don's direct client; Oran at Loop TV had this to say - "Thanks again for all your help, ... (the client) thought you were great."

More motorbike filming

Don has continued to provide motorbike camera work for several top events - the Windsor and Blenheim triathlons as well as working for Century TV as lead moto on road cycling's National Road Race.
The National Road Race was broadcast live on Eurosport for the last 3 hours of the race.

Winner Geraint Thomas sprinting for the line.

Don has also been out to Rotterdam for a shoot with the SKY team to create some promo material before the Tour de France got underway. Don was working for Awfully Nice Video.

Monday 7 June 2010

Endura Clothing Sponsorship

Don is currently shooting for Century Television on the Halfords Tour Series for ITV4. As he is the only moto cameraman on the series and is often in the way of the other cameras, Endura recognised a marketing opportunity and have offered to provide Don with Endura clothing for the series.

Thanks Endura!!

Straight 8 Festival Selection

Today the official selection for the Straight8 film festival was announced and our film made the cut! The film festival will be held in central London in late July and we will keep you posted on the dates and the venue.

The film we made is called 'The Tell' and was written and directed by Keiran Humphries (pictured in this production shot as the dealer) and produced and shot by Don Rutherford. Thanks to everyone involved for helping us make such a great wee film.

Tuesday 11 May 2010

WRC and ET

Don has been shooting in Turkey for the World Rally Championship for a motor sport show called The Grid. Despite being stuck in Istanbul for an extra 5 days due to the volcanic ash cloud,  the shoot was a success.

This weekend Don was working for Fantail Films, shooting on the red carpet for Amercan TV show Entertainment Tonight.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

The Soldiers.

Sweet Pictures has been commissioned by Warner Music to produce a film for a band called 'The Soldiers'. You can see the video here.

The client had this to say  -

Hi Don,
Thanks for Sunday
The video is fantastic
Look forward to working together again in the future.

Monday 5 April 2010

Straight 8 Short Film

This Easter weekend Don has been shoting a film for a competition called Straight 8. The film was written and directed by a good friend of Sweet Pictures - Kieran Humphries. Don shot and produced the film which under the competition rules had to be shot on one roll of Super8 film.

The shoot was a great success and hopefully we have done enough to pick up a prize.
(better quality production stills arriving soon)

Saturday 20 March 2010

Abu Dhabi

Don has been shooting out in Abu Dhabi for Dreamteam TV. He was shooting the inuagural Abu Dhabi Triathlon.

Part of the job involved traveling through the desert in large 4x4's to film camels.

The triathletes cycled around the Abu Dhabi Formula One circuit (Yas Island) as part of the race.

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Karate Kids

A doco Don has been shooting for John Walsh from Walsh Bros was broadcast on BBC2 recently.

You can watch the half hour documentary on BBC Iplayer here -