YSP Media's short films extended not only to narrative, but also documentary work and over the past few years we've had the privilege to help tell some incredible factual stories. Working closely with charities, participants and local authorities, we always strive to find the personal, emotional and informative interests of any project we are involved in. From inspiring sports stars to arts archival research, we're always look to uncover new stories and shine a light on individuals and organisations with a tale to tell. We've been commissioned for Heritage Lottery Fund projects and worked closely with local community groups on many of our previous films, all of which are available online to view below. If you are interested in working with us to bring your story to the screen, please get in touch via the contact form. We'd love to discuss your ideas and how we can help make them a reality.

DOCUMENTARY FILM PORTFOLIO

JA40: THE JUNCTION ARTS STORY

A short documentary commissioned to celebrate the 40th anniversary and legacy of Junction Arts, a Derbyshire based participatory arts organisation. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by Arts Council England.

SEEN YA RIGHTS 'A CREATIVE JOURNEY FOR CHANGE'

A behind the scenes documentary on the Shine A Light Project, following the creative work of human rights activists Seen 'Ya Rights. Commissioned through Derby QUAD by Dreamfusion Productions, working in association with Top Box TV

ST. GEORGE'S KNIGHTS 'POWERCHAIR FOOTBALL'

A team of inspiring young men who refuse allow their disabilities to prevent them playing & enjoying sport. Powerchair Football means everything to them.

BETWEEN THE ROPES

A short documentary lifting the lid on the physicality, athleticism and dedication needed to work as a professional wrestler.

DERBYSHIRE'S OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY

A visit to all of the Derbyshire cities, towns & villages the Olympic torch passed through on 29th June 2012. Touching on the inspiring legacy of the games and meeting some of the faces involved behind the scenes.

DOCUMENTARY TESTIMONIALS

PINK FLORA COLLECTION

A fashion collection designed by Monika Codrington and modelled by women who have survived breast cancer, this film tells a small part of their story in an informal but moving documentary. 

The team developed a behind the scenes ‘making of’ film for the Shine a Light project here at QUAD. The film followed the transformation of a local LGBT and Human Rights group, whose passion was the treatment of the LGBT community within care homes. They both demonstrated a respect and delicate portrayal the group, while also producing a well-crafted documentary film representing the reasoning behind the Shine a Light Project: to make visible the passions and interests of those over 60. Their professionalism, approach and skill resulted in an extremely moving and honest film, which accurately represented the project, as well as the group themselves.
— John Whall | Participation Curator, Derby QUAD
From start to finish it has been a pleasure working with director Christopher Bevan and he produced a film for Junction Arts that perfectly met our brief. Chris always found the time to discuss the commission with the staff team and his skills and experience helped to shape the finished product. He thoroughly researched the organisation to gain an understanding of our history and our ethos and gave over and above in terms of enthusiasm and professionalism. Chris was required to carry out a series of face to face interviews and his excellent communication skills proved to be invaluable in getting the best from people. We are proud to share the JA40 film.
— Jane Wells, Projector Coordinator, Junction Arts