About



A B O U T

Sunset Aperture are a multi-award winning production company, based in London. Formed four years ago, by James Hughes, they specialise in high quality short films.

The first of these, The Velvet Abstract, an environmental film, is narrated by Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Outlander) and scored by Jean-Pascal Beintus (Harry Potter, Argo, The Shape of Water). Such was the interest in the project, that BAFTA invited the company to screen a teaser trailer of the film at one of their exclusive events at the Princess Anne Theatre.This invitation was all the more special, as the film was still in production at the time. To date, the award-winning film has screened at over 80 film festivals, and it continues to ellict invitations to environmental events and festivals.

The company followed this, with The Inuring, an anti-bullying drama. It was shortlisted by the prestigious National Film Awards as one of the four best short films of the year. Since its release, it has won 20 awards at 60 film festivals, a one in three win ratio. These screenings include Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festivals.

Their new project, When the Rain Sets In, a modern day love story, won a pitching contest at BAFTA, along with becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of the year. After a five day shoot across mulitple locations, the short film is now being edited by Patrick J Don Vito, the Oscar-Nominated Editor of Green Book. It will be released in 2020.

Most recently, they have wrapped on The Sands of Time, their fourth production. Based on their award-winnning script, this 1920s time travelling short, will be released across the festival circuit next year.

The company is now busy in pre-production on their fifth short film, along with developing a slate of feature film projects.