Author Archives: TheBear

Owner / Director / Filmmaker - at Beauty and The Bear Film Productions.


Does your band need a music video? Do you have a simple idea?

Let us know, and we could end up making your video for free!

To enter, just send us a brief description of your idea (no more than a side of A4) and a link to your track. Simple as that!

Send Entries to:

or Tweet us at @BATBFilms

Entries need to be in by 31st Oct 2014 for a chance to be picked.

The winner will be chosen and announced on 1st Nov 2014.

Whether you're a solo artist, a band, a music producer, studio, or Venue; if you know a band that would like a free music video or live session (and who wouldn't!), send us your ideas and a link to their track!

Note. *The more creative and simple the idea, the more likely it will be chosen!

There is no catch. We will provide location, crew, lighting, equipment, editing and organisation! All you will need to do, is be there!

DEAFKID Tears for fears cover – Shout!

DEAFKID Tears for fears cover – Shout!

Another one of the live sessions that we shot for DEAFKID has now been released. Check it out!

Following up the live version of their previous single ‘Vigilante’ posted online last week, Deafkid have this week posted a Tears For Fears cover version on their Youtube channel, and announced a string of UK dates >>
“show that thoughtful pop can still be groovy as hell”  The Line Of Best Fit
“Something remarkable has landedDIY Magazine
‘’Splicing together elements in a seemingly carefree fashion’’Clash
’Like a ghostly, more winsome version of Alt-J at their melodic best’ NME

Deafkid is made up by musician producer duo Christopher Lockington and Florian Sauvaire.  Prior to forming Deafkid Chris and Flo worked with experimental hip hop artist Ghostpoet and provided additional production on his Mercury Prize nominated album ‘Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam’, also forming the live band for subsequent Ghostpoet tours from 2009-2012.

Their debut AA side single ‘Talk’ / ‘Pig’ and its follow-up ‘Vigilante’ both picked up mass critical acclaim, gaining press support in the UK from NME, Clash, DIY Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit, as well as being picked up by Zane Lowe as his Next Hype record.
You’ll be able to catch Deafkid live this October on the following dates:

UK Tour Dates:

9th October – Bournemouth – Sixty Million Postcards (FREE SHOW)
11th October – Bristol – The Birdcage (FREE SHOW)
16th October – London – The Waiting Room (FREE SHOW)
19th October – Manchester – Kraak (A Carefully Planned Festival)

RYLA 2015

It's that time of year again! Time to sign up for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2015!

We produced a video for them last year with help from @BBCSuffolk and the lovely @LesleyDolphin.

Check out the film to find out more!



The live session we shot this summer for the lovely blokes that are Deafkid, is now up as an exclusive on the Jack Wills UK site.

Check it out here:



BATB have been filming some live music sessions with the mercury prize award winning musicians from DEAFKID over the last few weeks. Watch this space for the video releases this month…

DJI Phantom II Test Flight #1

BATB will be producing a series of films next week, which will include some aerial footage of London. I took out our new toy with a gimbal mounted GoPro Hero 3 for a test flight in preparation. The footage is from two 20 minute runs, at Christchurch park in Ipswich, and Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

Tricorn – Portsmouth

Tricorn – Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Museum will be home to an incredible new exhibition dedicated to Portsmouth’s iconic Tricorn, this March. The exhibition will not only look at the building from an architectural perspective but will also explore it’s place as part of the fabric of the Portsmouth community, ten years after it was demolished. Love it or hate it, the structure certainly made people passionate about Portsmouth and it was a key part of the skyline of the city for decades. Strong Island are working with the museum, and are looking for photos or video of the iconic structure for the exhibition. More info at

I snapped these pictures in 1996 – a few years before it was demolished.

MOVI + C500 Test footage

MOVI + C500 Test footage

This is just simply incredible footage, straight out of the camera!

The very Famous Hello world!

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The Bear

The Bear

A rare picture of The bear in his natural habitat – Shooting the basement scenes for Holly Johnston’s music video.