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Regional Relevance, International Reach

Film Expo South

Connect, Collaborate, Create

Following our successful launch in 2016, Film Expo South has become one of the most important and exciting dates in the year for hundreds of regional film makers. Not only can they network and forge new relationships, they can also hear from industry experts who are happy to share their insight, experience and expertise.

All Under One Roof.

Besides helping you to connect, we are delighted to inspire many creatives in the south, including many start-ups, prompting the appearance of new film festivals and events.

Over the past three years, we have presented to you Directors, Production Managers, Acting Coaches, Scriptwriters, Film Financiers and Cinematographers, and welcomed Special Effects, Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Editing, Visual Effects, Music, Media Law, Film Festivals and much more.

We're proud to be part of the creative hub


Gillian Tully

CEO & Founder

Peter G Barnes

Operations Director

Corinne Annunziata

Sales & Marketing Manager

Paul Tyler

Caricature Artist

Alice D Cooper

Communications and Content Creator

Rick Wolfsdorf

Solent University Student - Volunteer

Paul Sarony

Executive Producer / Producer

Ivan Chandler

CEO & Founder, Musicalities Ltd


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Luke English

Media Lawyer, Lacy's Solicitors

Peter Truckel

Director - The VFX Hub Bournemouth University

Colin Fround

iRed Academy Drone Pilot Tutor

Barbara Jane Mackie

Script Writer, Composer, Director


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David Russell

Cameraman, Reporter


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Tunnels, Underground Fortress - Quote Ref: 0000047


4 Bed House (Southampton) - Quote Ref: 0000029


4 Bed House (Southampton) - Quote Ref: 0000036


2 Bed Terrace (Southampton) - Quote Ref: 0000033


Garden Shed (Chandlers Ford) - Quote Ref: 0000027

Alice D Cooper

Writer / Director


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Christopher J Barfoot

Director / Writer


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Jim Chorley



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Daniel Ryves

StoryBoard Artist and Graphics


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Prop Master


Corinne Annunziata

Actress; Voice Over


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Julian Southall

Supporting Artist, Actor

Paula Gray

Actress, Supporting Artist, Walk-On

Dan Ryves

Actor, Supporting Artist


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Debbie Tarrier

Actress, Voice Over, Presenter

Gillian Tully

Actress, Voice Over


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Chantal Lacey



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Jacob Carter

Supporting Artist, Actor

Rebecca Ndreca

Actress, Supporting Artist

Ethan Slater

Supporting artist, Actor

Amanda Young

Private Tutor

New Forest Post Production

Production Company


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Hangover Hill Recording Studios

Recording Studio

Jim Chorley



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Village Hall


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Acting Classes

Children's Acting Classes

DVMISSION 48 Hour Film Challenge


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Charlotte Straw

Script Supervisor, Production Assistant

James Willcocks

Production Assistant, Production Manager

Connor Baskerville

Camera & Lighting

Rick Wolfsdorf

Stills Photographer, Runner


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Help Us to grow, with You in mind.

Film Expo South Group acts as a single point of contact, delivering a comprehensive and professional range of services to help your projects run smoothly

Not only will you be helping to showcase yourself or your company, but you will also be helping to showcase the extent of the superb creative talent, skill set, facilities, services and locations in the South.

We actively market to decision makers, saving you time, cost and effort.

When you join as a Member, you will be entitled to access the “Film Funding Pot” to help turn your project into reality.


There are a number of ways to get involved with the FES Group and the regional Film Offices and help to supply and service the production companies and freelancers seeking to film in the South.

  • Crew Members: from Producers to Runners, Cinematographers to Gaffers and 1st Assistant Directors to Make-Up Artists.
  • Performers: (Actors, Magicians, Supporting Artists, Jugglers, Clowns, etc) If you have had previous experience, please do join us.
  • Services and Facilities: e.g. catering, equipment hire, vehicles, security, media law, transport.
  • Studios: List your studio facilities e.g. dance, film, sound, photographic, water.
  • Locations: from bridges to barns, from derelict buildings to mansions, from homes to swimming pools to office blocks, highways and by-ways.
  • Props: anything from garden chairs, telephone boxes, statues, furniture, lighting and more.
  • Film Festivals: Get your festival registered on our platform.  Join our Film Community Hub.
  • Training: Looking to spread the word about your training courses - why not register on our platform to help you connect.
  • Networking Events: We can help you spread the word about your networking event just add your meeting to our online Hub,
  • Screening Rooms: If you are looking to attract extra income for your venue, we are looking for interesting and unusual places to screen films. Whether it is the village hall, parish church, office boardroom, bar, restaurant, local theatre or home screening room, we want to hear from you.
  • Work Placements: If you are seeking work experience in the industry, join the Hub.
The more opportunities and venues we can offer the creative industries, the more successful the Film Offices will be showcasing the best of the South to the greater benefit of all.

Membership Fees










Dorset Film Office

Hampshire Film Office

Isle of Wight Film Office

The Film Funding Pot

Film Expo South Group, generating a self sustaining platform enabling funding for all levels of filmmakers.

We are very excited to let you know, the 'Film Funding Pot' is alive and growing.

Available to members only. More information will follow.

If you have a story to share about film funding, and have tips for the Film Community Hub, send us in a blog and we will be happy to post.
The Film Funding Pot


Donation Amount



  • 13/11/2019 16:37

Arts University Bournemouth Student - My Time OnSet

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  • 30/10/2019 23:04

1st AD onset of Gone To Ground How would a typical day on producing on a feature go for you? The nature of filming varies. It could be; Working out how to get everyone safely to set, Dealing with a large number of cast and crew...

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  • 25/10/2019 22:58

Bournemouth University - Script Supervisor - Work Placement What are you currently studying at Bournemouth University? I am a Television Production student....

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  • 08/10/2019 23:00

Bournemouth University - Boom Operator Work Placement What was your role on set? Primarily on set my role was Boom Operator, however I also spent a lot of time assisting in other departments such as Gaffer and some set dressing.

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  • 06/10/2019 22:51

PRE-PRODUCTION Where did the inspiration for the stories and characters develop from? For ‘Dead Fred’ the script was already there but I worked on the writer for about a year. For ‘Skullz’ I wrote the original script many years ago from a tale of a crystal skull. Another writer came on board to help me bring it into 2019.

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  • 01/10/2019 22:53

Co Producer on 'Gone To Ground' What drew you to producing this script? Having read an early draft which made me laugh and cry, I simply had to be part of this great project.

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  • 24/09/2019 22:56

Make-Up Artist onset for 'Gone To Ground' What is your role as a Make-Up artist? My role involves getting to grips and understanding what is required for Make-Up. When it is clear what is expected from make-up for each scene, it is then a case of applying make-up looks to a high standard, making sure it flows in sequence with the film.

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  • 23/09/2019 23:02

Student at University of Westminster My diary onset of 'Gone To Ground' Day 1: Arrived at the set / accommodation at 21:00 after the producer picked me up from the station. Met most of the crew, about 12 of them roughly, most of them seemed very nice. Variety of ages, but I'm definitely the youngest by at least a couple of years.

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  • 07/08/2019 22:48

Stills Photographer on 'Gone To Ground' What has your experience been like working on 'Gone To Ground'? It’s been really good, the script is great and the cast and crew are a pleasure to work with. On top of all that the onset catering is the best I’ve ever had.

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  • 01/07/2018 22:38

As two very different worlds collide it becomes a case of Tea and Crumpets! 'Calendar Girls' meets 'Band of Gold' meets 'Sweet Charity'

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  • 10/06/2018 00:00

Feature Film - British Crime Thriller LOGLINE: East meets West… in this clash of the gangsters!

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  • 07/06/2018 00:00

Feature Film (Based on a true story) LOGLINE: After successfully battling 1920s patriarchal British society, a swimmer is forced to fight a rival in order to retain her record as the first English woman to swim the Channel.

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  • 13/11/2019 10:31 - 13/11/2019 11:14

We are currently in discussions with various industry experts and associations to bring industry related events to the South. If you would like to see specific events in your area, email: team@filmexposouth.co.uk We'll work on it.

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  • 29/09/2018 11:15 - 29/09/2018 15:00
  • The Stage Door

Making Money From Music is an event for Filmmakers, Musicians and Composers. We have SIX Industry Experts on one panel in one day ready to share their knowledge and experience. Join us on Saturday 29th September, meet the experts, talk to the experts. Find out about music in film, new revenue streams, publishing contracts and more….

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  • 25/06/2018 09:00 - 25/06/2018 17:30
  • Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa

If you are seeking investment for your TV and Film project talk to the experts, this event will provide help and advice with;

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  • 03/02/2017 09:00 - 03/02/2017 23:00
  • AGEAS BOWL, Botley Rd, West End, Southampton SO30 3XH
  • 04/02/2016 09:00 - 04/02/2016 23:00
  • Ageas Bowl, Botley Rd, West End, Southampton SO30 3XH

Now I have been to an Expo or two in my time and they have always had good talks and interesting stands but there has always been a missing quality and I could never tell what it was. Now I can finally say that I have been to a Film Expo that truly did give it all. Roll on 2017. See you there! The Reel Film Guy @EamonYates http://www.filmexposouth.co.uk https://twitter.com/filmexposouth https://www.facebook.com/FILMEXPOSOUTH/

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