Stitch launched it’s new company Homespun in June 2014 to edit music videos, digital content and shorts.
Homespun has a commitment to help nurture up and coming talent. The ‘Homespun Yarns’ competition was therefore launched with the brief ‘Grow us a story’.
We were inundated with treatments from many different creative backgrounds. The Homespun collective shortlisted them down to 10, who were invited in to discuss the production of their ideas.
The final 3 were chosen and given a budget to help make their ideas happen:
Pawel Stec – Student, National Film and Television School
‘Pawel The Polish Mouse Goes To The Moon’
This idea was very charming on paper and we were all drawn to the light hearted, funny script. We were unsure how he would be filming the mouse, was it to be a real mouse?
On meeting Pawel we realised he was absolutely in love with the film and his passion for it was infectious. He really made the ideas on paper come to life and had already lined up a mouse trainer.
There wasn’t a doubt in our mind, he had us at mouse trainer!
We were super impressed by how professional his pitch was and how much thought he had given it.
Zak Razvi – Executive Producer, Pulse Films
This was a heart warming and inspirational story.
We were all very interested in Jordanne’s life and achievements.
Our only concern was how Zak could fit it into such a short length but it became very clear that Zak had a clarity of vision for the film that was going to work brilliantly.
Zak Emerson – Director, Blink Productions
He had such an original treatment, married with the story of how the piece came together really struck a chord with us.
He and his father went to the South Bank poetry readings each year and this particular verse was what blew everyone away. We all found it very easy to relate to and knew that it was going to be stunning film.
Zak didn’t have to really ‘sell’ us into making this film because his connection to it was very raw and genuine.
The three films were premiered at our Homespun Yarns party. The winner was chosen on the night by the audience who each had a voting chip.
Zak Razvi was crowned the winner for his Jordanne film.
The party continued on late into the night.
Watch the winning film ‘Jordanne’ here.