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Sheffield Creative Guild's message board collabs: A Phlegm documentary

29th May, 2019
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Filmmaker Jordan Carroll and animator Jonathan Parkinrecently collaborated on a documentary after Jordan put a call out on the Guild's message board. We met them to have a chat about the project and find out how the Guild helped them to meet.

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Jordan Carroll

Who are you and what do you do?

I'm a freelance Filmmaker & Cinematographer specialising in documentary and promotional content nationwide.

How long have you been involved in the Guild and why did you originally join?

I've been a member for a couple of years now and I wanted to join because it was a networking group that got me outside of my usual film bubble and got me meeting creatives from a variety of backgrounds. And in doing so has meant that I have been able to collaborate with more people and on a greater variety of things.

Tell us about the project you’ve just completed 

I've just been commissioned by Sheffield City Council to produce a short documentary about the street artist Phlegm and the major new show he brought to Sheffield. The piece aims to celebrate his work as well as Sheffield and the other creatives residing here.

How did you you and Jon come to be working together on the project?

The Guild message board is a great place to share tips and info and find people you didn't know existed. I put a shout out for people who know or who are inspired by Phlegm and wanted to be involved in the film. Jonathan got in touch telling me about his influences and offered his services. I initially commissioned him to do an animation for the film and then decided he would be great to be in it too. I feel like his input in the film really added an extra something. 

Why do you find the Guild useful? What do you get out of it?

The guild makes me feel connected to the city in an interesting way. I know all the film contacts I need to know already, but don't immediately know about other creatives in other areas. The guild gives me the opportunity to meet these people and engage with the community on a larger scale. By being surrounded by other creatives I better myself and learn more. Creatives also add another element to my own work.

What are you working on next and how can people find out more?

I'm currently working on my third year with an organisation celebrating inspiring adult learners. I'm driving up and down the country with a small team making mini-documentaries to tell their tales. You can follow me on instagram @jordancarroll_film to keep updated with everything I do.

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Jonathan Parkin

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Jonathan Parkin and I’m a 2D animator

How long have you been involved in the Guild and why did you originally join?

I joined the guild about 3 months ago. After being recommended the guild by a few people and seeing all the networking opportunity’s and events the guild had I joined.

Tell us about the project you’ve just completed 

I did some animation and was interviewed for a documentary about the graffiti artist Phlegm and shared my opinions, as a creative, about how his work has influenced mine and Sheffield as a whole.

How did you come to be working together on the project? 

Jordan put a shout out for people who knew Phlegm on the Creative Guild’s message board, and as a fan of Phlegm’s work I replied, offering some animations as well.

Why do you find the Guild useful? What do you get out of it? 

So far I’ve met some great people through the guilds networking events and heard some great pieces of advice from individuals who have done talks at said events. Also the message board is great to check out to see if my skills would be useful to anyone, there’s a great mix of people there to collaborate with.

What are you working on next and how can people find out more?

I’ve got a short fictional animation I’m working on with the guys at LTBL Productions which is nearing the end of the animation stage. You can always check out some of my work on my website at www.oldmanchimesfilms.com which has just been revamped!