Who We Are
The Reel Team comprises three Co-Founders: Rob Prince, Fin O'Sullivan and John Grigg. Rob and Fin met John while adventuring across India in auto-rickshaws.
It's a long story, but the short version is that in a convoy of up to 10 others, the three of them spent 3 weeks together indulging their love for adventure and creativity… and the rest is history!
The Reel Team is also lucky to be supported by a number of fantastic freelancers, interns, event staff, suppliers and even past-participants.
The Story So Far...
The Reel Challenge was founded late in 2015 ahead of its planned launch in June 2016. The Challenge quickly gained support from some big industry names, including The BFI and Raindance, and had gathered significant momentum by the spring of 2016.
In 2016 we had 17 teams take part from around the UK and from overseas (including one participant who flew over from Canada!). The films produced were both varied and of an incredibly high quality, which earned them much praise from our expert judges. With a hugely successful launch event under our belt, the Reel Team has huge plans for the year ahead!
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What We Care About
We believe in removing barriers for filmmakers and allowing creativity to thrive. That's why we don't limitations on kit, film types or routes and open up the whole of Europe for participants to use as their canvas.
We want Reel to be accessible to as many people as possible. We're committed to keeping ticket prices as low as possible, and we'll always try to find a way to help anyone that needs extra support.
At Reel we really believe in the power of collaboration, so whether you take part as a solo participant or as part of a team you'll be joining a thriving community of ambitious, talented, likeminded filmmakers.