Paul Sivell Wood Sculptor

Jamie Willaims followed the popular Isle of Wight based wood sculptor for three months filming him create one of his large sculptures.

The fairy sculpture featured in this film now resides in the gardens of the Enchanted Manor on the Isle of Wight.

This film is an edited version of the final film, a full length version can be viewed on Facebook.

Film and edit by Jamie Williams.
Check out Jamie’s other work on YouTube.


Brian saves his GoPro Camera from an early swim

‘While using my GoPro camera to film the Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew from a marker buoy, my GoPro camera fell into the sea. Luckily I had fitted a ‘Waterbuoy’ floatation device which successfully inflated and allowed the GoPro to be rescued. Phew!! And it did capture some interesting footage.’ Brain Russell

Film and edit by Brian Russell
Check out Brian’s Facebook page and work at Big Guy Productions.

Sculptured Glass Art in the Making

For artist Paul Critchley, working with molten glass provides the perfect medium to express his love of art and sculpture.

Paul, the owner of Diamond Isle Sculptured Glass, which is based at Arreton Barns on the Isle of Wight enjoys making elaborate blown vases as well as small glass birds and animals. His ideas come from the local environment and his love of the island.

Film and edit by Brian Russell
Check out Brian’s Facebook page and work at Big Guy Productions.

Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat New Year Swim 2013

A New Years Day Swim Event in support of the Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat.
Crew members, friends and supporters of the Lifeboat took part in this fund raising event to kick start the year. Even the sun decided to show its face. Well done to everyone involved.

Film and edit by Brian Russell
Check out Brian’s Facebook page and work at Big Guy Productions.



Bestival head honcho Rob da Bank has today announced details of his annual quest to uncover the freshest talent on the Isle of Wight, the 2014 Bestival Island Band, DJ, Choir & Spoken Word Competition.

Once again, the prize on offer to the eventual winners in each of the four categories in the Competition is a coveted, once in a lifetime opportunity to grab a slot on one of the stages at the Island’s biggest summer event, Rob’s multi award-winning Bestival spectacular, sharing the bill with the likes of headline acts Outkast, Foals, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Beck and Sven Väth.

2014 Bestival Island Band, DJ, Choir & Spoken Word Competition prize-winners will take to the following stages at Bestival this September:

Winning Band – slot on Main Stage
Winning DJ – slot in Hidden Disco
Winning Choir – slot in The Big Top
Winning Spoken Word Artiste – slot in Amphitheatre

Rob da Bank said “I am still slightly flabbergasted at the crazy amount of young Island talent that I see on a regular basis via my monthly Music Club at Quay Arts. All of the competition winners shone brightly at Bestival last year when they stepped up the very biggest of stages and I am totally confident that this year’s winners will do me and the Bestival team proud yet again. Bring on the mp3s!”

Competitors should send 1 x MP3 (no more than 6MB in size please!) of the one track that they feel best represents their abilities (or a recent DJ set that really demonstrates their skills – 20mins max) via one of the following downloadable entry forms – click category below as appropriate;

Band / DJ / Choir / Spoken Word

Competition return e-mail address info for each entry category are detailed in the above forms.

NB. All entrants MUST be full-time residents of the Isle of Wight – all entries will be fully vetted & any entrants found to not qualify will once again be disqualified. So please, no more entries from America or Wales this year (the clue is in the competition title)!

Visit Bestival’s website for even more details.