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Screenshot from The Purple Fiend

The Purple Fiend

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In April 2013 Project Trident embarked on an adventure to create a film in for the SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge. The result was HERE COMES THE LIGHT See how they did it... See the finished film here.

Screenshot from BUCCANEARLY!


Eye-patches, treasure maps, cutlasses, and enough pieces-of-eight to keep everyone in icecream for years! It's just your usual family day at the beach.

Screenshot from Here Comes The Light

Here Comes The Light

When everyone has lost hope two good friends keep searching for the only thing that can set them free. This film was made for the London Sci-fi Film Festival 48 hour filmmaking competition. See the making-of here.

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Award winning short film Directed by Ryd Cook. A family bereavement leads to a favourite chair being assigned to the scrap heap, until a seemingly insignificant discovery leads to a change of heart. AWARDS: Best Director (Short Film), Bootleg Film Festival, Toronto, Canada 2012 Starring Steven Carne, Ashley Cook & Sam Heydon. Written by Dave Clark. Directed by Ryd Cook. Shot on Location in Cambridgeshire, UK Premiered at the 31st Cambridge Film Festival 2011.

Screenshot from Teaching Simon To Skate

Teaching Simon To Skate

Simon decided he wanted to learn to skateboard. Ryd decided he wanted to teach him. This video is a superfun documentary of the events that followed.

Screenshot from Rodger


Thugs, Clowns and a Hotdog....

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I Skate to Work Almost Everyday

A visualised poem. Shot on a Canon IXUS 75 (digital stills camera), with the poem in mind. The footage was then edited, I then wrote the poem, and recorded it to the edit. Music: "Nebula" by TWYMAN Courtesy of Vertical Circle Mostly inspired by Skyler Buffmyer's work, check out her videos here. If you like this visualised poem, maybe check out my other one if you haven't already: "Waiting..." Words: I skate to work almost everyday. I like it a lot. I like skating on the different surfaces, And watching people's reactions. Toddlers stare at me like its something they're never seen before. I wonder if they haven't Dogs either bark like mad, or have no reaction at all. Some older people look at me like I've just pissed on their cornflakes. Car drivers often beep their horn at me, unnecessarily I imagine chucking my skateboard through their back window. The way I see it one of the few differences between me and a cyclist, is two wheels. I like skating in the day and watching my shadow. I like skating at night and watching my multiple shadows. I skate to work almost everyday.

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Tellison - Edith

We were chuffed when our buddies Tellison asked Project Trident to make them a music video! Masks etc sewn by Helly Westgate and Josie Peck Thanks to: Cambridge bike polo for letting us use their warehouse. Lesley Morgan for the Trophy. Sammy Patterson for letting us use her cat Dolly. And thanks to all our friends for being in the crowd!

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Recycling Shelf (Put or Take)

On a certain road (which I can never remember the name of) in Cambridge, there is this shelf built into a fence, beside a house. It is the Recycling Shelf. The idea is that anyone can put any unwanted goods there for other people to take for free! This film is a collection of photos taken throughout 2010, depicting a collection of some of the stuff that has appeared on the shelf. Shot on a Canon IXUS 75 stills camera (that is now broken) and cut by myself (Ryd Cook).

Screenshot from Noki


A Sci-fi Rom-com in which our protagonist, Barry receives a fantastic gift from his girlfriend Barbs; a new Laptop. Barry is absolutely over the moon with his new gift, this is where our story begins...

Screenshot from The Stuff What Is In This House

The Stuff What Is In This House

Ryd takes us on a rapid tour of his home.

Screenshot from THE PURPLE FIEND (teaser)


A sneaky look at Carl's next film THE PURPLE FIEND, an epic action adventure romp spanning the globe. There's twenty minutes left of the year, but will there even be a new one to celebrate?

Screenshot from Waiting


Waiting... is a visualised poem about one man's frustration with waiting for buses. Shot in a day. Zero pound budget! Directed by Ryd Cook Starring Thom Dobbin Music By Ned Wilson Eames

Screenshot from Juice?


Shot and edited in 3 days. Made for CIFA MICROSHORTS theme: FEAR!

Screenshot from Ding!


A cyclist arrogantly rings her bell... Short film made for Trident Fest 2. Devised, cast, shot and edited in the space of a month.

Screenshot from Casual Friday (Mr Silverface 2)

Casual Friday (Mr Silverface 2)

An office guy is mercilessly chased down by Mr Silverface. But why? WHY?! Oh, no reason really.

Screenshot from KuPlunk


Crank came out. Dobbin fell in love with Jason. Simon was becoming a year older... it was just a matter of time for KuPlunk to be born. So here you go... here's our twisted child. We love it to bits. Organised and filmed in one day. Editing took a few evenings. Love you Simon (bloopers after the credits)