We're back with a full line-up from February the 16th onwards
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month @ 7.30pm in Cheam, Sutton. See our events page for planned events.

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Sparking Ideas – Creating an original plot-line

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Hosted by Sara Jordan This fun and practical workshop led by experienced script writer, Sara Jordan, will be exploring how to spark ideas for your next short film script. It will explore different genres and why it’s good to know what genre you are writing for and and how to pitch your idea to others.

Script Pitch competition – Theme Halloween

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

A script competition open to members and non-members. Submitting your script is free. However, the author would have assign the filmmaking rights (FOC) to Sutton Filmmakers, if their script is selected to be made into a film. If members and non-members want to pitch their script they are welcome to do so. Otherwise, we will […]

Master Class – Acting for Camera

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Led by Doug Rollins Doug Rollins is a project leader for the International School of Screen Acting with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.  In this session, club members and invited guests will have their acting skills honed through a series of practical exercises.  This session will be ideal for existing club members who […]

Production Meeting for Club Project

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Session led by Adrian Dean and Tom McDaniel. In this meeting, we will discuss the progress they have made in pre-production of Night Fears the new club project. The evening will include practice using club equipment to light and rig some proposed setups to be used in the film. This will be an opportunity for […]

Weekend Short Film Shoot

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

This weekend we shoot our horror-themed script.  Weekend shoot Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November 2021 Shoot days will be 8.30 am - 6 pm    This is a subsidised shoot with most of the budget provided by SFM.  The remaining costs will be covered through a ‘crowd fund’ provided by the crew. A contribution […]

20£

Welcome Back Networking Event & Club Project Screening

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

- Come along and discuss your next film project. Bring a script, read each other’s, and consider getting involved in their shoot. Chat with like-minded club members about your plans for the year ahead.  Have you made a film in the last year? This is your chance to premier it to other club members and […]

£3

Practical Workshop – Shooting a music video

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Led by Peter Leverick & Tom McDaniel We see them all the time on TV or YouTube. Music cannot be promoted these days without the accompanying music video. In this workshop we will rig the hall as if it is a stage, preparing lights, camera, and sound.  A guest band will play one or two […]

£3

Guest Speaker Lee Pressman – “From Rainbow to Rastamouse”

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Lee Pressman has been writing for TV and radio– especially children’s TV - for over 40 years. His achievements include ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and the movie ‘B&B’. In this informal talk, he will describe his varied career working with crews on set. He will also discuss the writing process and how to turn an idea […]

£3

Workshop – Script Supervision, logging, and Continuity.

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Films are usually shot out of sequence. Shooting is organised according to the practicalities of location and availability of the cast. It’s the job of the script supervisor to check each filmed scene can be edited so it will make sense in the end. On low-budget films, the script supervisor often logs the shots as […]

£3

Presentation – Screenwriting for short films – Adrian Dean

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Led by Adrian Dean Are you planning on entering our next script competition? Do you have a story, but no idea how to write an actual script in the correct format? In this presentation, Adrian will consider examples of good short scripts and invite the audience to make improvements.  Non-members welcome £5 for the evening […]

£3

Script Pitch competition

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Script Pitch competition – A script competition open to members and non-members. Submitting your script is free. However, the author would have to assign the filmmaking rights (FOC) to Sutton Filmmakers, if their script is selected to be made into a film. If members and non-members want to pitch their script they are welcome to […]

£3

Scene Recreation Night – A practical workshop

Sutton FilmMakers Club - Parochial Rooms 42 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey

Hosted by Tom McDaniel  Hello film makers this Wednesday we'll be getting hands on and doing a little scene recreation.  This is where we get hands on with kit and do a little teamwork to recreate some famous movie scenes. But we need you to send us a few clips you'd like to see recreated!  Please […]

£3 – £5