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Independent Film Making
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Norfolk's Independent Film-maker 

Norfolk Video Productions is a not-for-profit maker of scripted dramas. It is technically a club affiliated to the IAC - The Film and Video Institute, which is the umbrella body for all non-professional film-makers in the United Kingdom. NVP was founded by Peter Holdroyd several years ago, and has been largely a one-man operation since, bringing in expertise as and when needed, especially a select group of keen performers, 16 to 60 (or possibly 70!) who bring scripts to life.

PH Photo Founder - Peter Holdroyd

 

We film in high definition video, using professional equipment and editing software. There's a list of this elsewhere on this website - see the links, on the left.

NVP would welcome contacts from actors and writers, and people with an interest in the technical aspects of film-making - sound, camera work, lighting, makeup, costume, design, location management, location catering, driving, editing, music scoring, script supervision, props, and so on, especially any with a project in mind.

In other words, we would like to be a functional film-making unit, with a core membership interested in all the processes that go into making a movie, from the initial script ideas to the end product. Our aim is to make films which win the top awards at amateur competitions such as the British International Amateur Film Festival (BIAFF), run annually by the IAC.

This is a partnership, and not like other 'clubs' or 'societies' which have things like 'club nights', regular meetings, talks from visiting speakers, and so on. We have no premises, and no regular schedule of meetings. Most business is conducted by email, and Norfolk Video Productions has 'groups' on vimeo.com, and Facebook. We meet when we need to, and because we're all amateurs, most of whom have 'day jobs', we are flexible when it comes to scheduling filming days.

We make a small number of films a year, one of which will normally be the winner of our annual Screenplay Competition.

Zero Budget
Of course you can't make a film for totally nothing, but any expenses have to come from extremely limited funds (if anyone knows sources of grants and how to get them now Screen East is gone, we'd love to hear from you!), so scriptwriters need to write stories that can be told at minimal expense.

No Pay for Dramas
Just to be clear, we're amateurs, so we don't get paid.