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25 Oct 2022

Filmmakers' Shindig

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Tuesday 25 October, 2022

Gather at 6pm in the Square Works foyer, 17-18 Berkeley Square. The guest keynote will begin promptly at 6.30pm in the Presentation Space.

Entertainment and networking will begin at 8pm in the Square Club bar, a few doors down at 15 Berkeley Square.


£1.00 - £9.00


Square Works / Square Club

17-18 Berkeley Square

United Kingdom

Ticket type Price
Keynote, Entertainment & Networking (6pm, Square Work) £9.00
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Entertainment & Networking (7.30pm, Square Club ) £4.50
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Square Members (Keynote, entertainment &networking, 6pm, Square Works) £1.00
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Probably the most inspiring little film night in the world. Join us in Bristol for an evening of learning, stimulation, collaboration, entertainment and general filmmaking joy!

This is an exclusive opportunity to:

  • Hear a guest keynote followed by Q&A from Matthew Graham, details below.
  • Watch a compelling short film by a talented newcomer.
  • Enjoy food and drink in the gorgeous Square Club bar.
  • Network with other attendees and share ideas for upcoming projects.
  • Enjoy live entertainment from Bristol's vibrant music scene.

The CAHOOTIFY Shindig is your chance to get inspired and get involved! We want to encourage you to make your film projects happen, with this opportunity to hear from professionals who have been there and done it already.

Line Up

Freya Billington
  • Speaker
  • Talk - Reaching the Dream Team

    Filmmaking is utterly collaborative. It requires creative entities to come together into one strong unit. So how do you find a way to best communicate with very different people working in very different fields?

    Jake Balfour-Lynn
  • Filmmaker
  • Short Film - Backseat Driver (2021)

    This month's short film is by Director, Jake Balfour-Lynn. A comedy short centred on a London cabbie who navigates through a night of picking up kinky couples and small-talk serpents.

    Jamie Hawkins
  • Performer
  • Live Music

    The shindig and networking at the Square Club will be accompanied by the music of talented musician Jamie Hawkins!


    Abigail Martin

    25-year-old writer from Devon; English and Creative Writing Graduate; MA Scriptwriting Graduate; Blogger, feature writer, screenwriter, script editor, aspiring director

    Ricardo Ventura

    Actor, director and writer, based in Bristol. Originally from Brazil.

    Dr Nigel Smith

    Craft stop motion animator/director with film festival screenings in the UK and around the world

    Aggie Nyagari

    Film/TV director living in Bristol, England. A great team player, passionate story teller and good problem solver.

    Juan Cerrudo

    I am originally from Madrid, Spain. Before moving to Bristol, I lived in London for four years. I have over ten years of experience working as a freelancer. I am passionate, creative, proactive and I always deliver my best on every project

    Marco Fabrizio Adduocchio

    I am an award winning actor based in Bristol and I am looking to network with other creatives in the hope of collaborations

    • Actor
    • Seeking
    • Actor
    • Director
    • Film Production
    • Producer
    • Filmmaker
    • Co-director
    • Stage Actor

    Mike Johnston

    Free publicity photos! I am a freelance photographer with experience in documentary and event coverage. I am interested in expanding my portfolio to include unit stills. message me!

    Hal Waghorn

    Bristol based music video and short film director. Currently Co manager of Bristol Collaborative Arts, Bristol arts foundation.

    Rafael Horwood

    I'm a young Camera Assistant that has travelled through Europe working with HBO, Disney and Netflix. Now based in Bristol and looking to take and create any opportunities to assist and work with the Camera Department.

    Johny Gill

    Bristol-based actor and professional script reader for the 2022 Manchester Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

    Carolyn Dee Davies

    Looking forward to this Shindig, I'm an actor who's new to this area and looking forward to meeting and connecting with other creatives. Thankyou. :)

    Paris Ferguson

    Young professional looking for for advice on getting started in the industry.

    Pete Francomb

    Tabb co-founder and Chief Exec. I want to help you make your projects happen.

    Michael McCall

    Business Development here at Tabb with some fun Bristol-based business projects in the works! Always looking for new people to work with!

    Sadbh Noelle Whiston

    An aspiring writer, would love to read works in progress!

    Eli Hawkins

    18, he/they || Aspiring Filmmaker, currently studying at Falmouth University. Dabbling in screenwriting, directing and camerawork, with a little bit of acting for fun.

    Ann-Marie McCormack Unpublished

    Issy Chambers Unpublished

    Jason Budd Unpublished

    Lutia Swan Hutton Unpublished

    Reuben van Tankeren Unpublished