meet the team
Although we have a small group of talented collaborators we often like to work with, the main partnership of Special Day Films is a trio: Adam, Frank and Sheena. Between the three of us we’ve worked on documentaries, feature films, shorts, music videos, web series, event coverage, school and community projects and live theatre shows. We’ve had work screened at an internationally televised awards ceremony, filmed an exclusive car launch on Brick Lane, worked with the forensic department of the London Metropolitan Police as well as making online video content for small businesses.
We have film magazine subscriptions, Netflix accounts, make regular trips to the cinema, are members of film clubs, and Sheena had a LOVEFiLM By Post account right to the very end. We hope that our love for film shines through in our work.
"I’ve always been interested in telling stories; I used to draw comic strips and make stop motion animations as a kid and often gathered school friends to shoot sketch shows. Technology has come a long way since I was editing tape between two VCR players – I love the fact that smartphones allow me to carry essentially a movie camera around in my back pocket, and I’m constantly snapping away or shooting little videos. I get a kick out of overcoming budgetary limitations on film shoots, improvising or reappropriating junk into something useful, and I love finding creative ways to shoot footage on the fly and still make it look pretty. Despite all the art-house and foreign films I’ve seen, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is still my favourite."
"Film and the arts have always been a massive part of my life. I now live in London and work in both of these fields. I write and direct my own films, I run filmmaking workshops with young people, I make performance work and I support artists with learning disabilities to create performance work and put on arts events. I love lists, horror films, Hitchcock, baking and eating cakes, photography, the colour pink and books by Stephen King. My favourite film is Halloween… Or Elf. I love making my own work but I also love documenting things for others – projects, rehearsals, weddings or events. I love finding little visual details which make that day special and important. I am also obsessed with sun and light flare."
"By far the best looking of the three partners, I do a lot of the organising and administration. I really like working with sound and I’m thinking a lot about using it imaginatively to create emotional atmosphere in our wedding films. I have written a couple of short films which were made and entered into various competitions and there are more in the pipeline. Making wedding films, films of any sort really, is very satisfying and I can’t believe my luck that people pay us to do it. My favourite films are Buster Keaton’s The General and, because I like trains and doomed love, the classic romance Brief Encounter."