I run UMBRA MOTION PICTURE COMPANY, a London based production company. We make: - Music Videos - Narrative Film - Documentaries - Commercial Content Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like to collaborate! Some of our work can be found below or on our website: umbramotionpictures.com ABOUT ME Finbar Somers is a British/Irish filmmaker. He studied BSc Film and Television Production at the University of York before relocating to London, where he now runs production company Umbra Motion Picture Company. He currently resides in London working as a producer, director and cinematographer through his company Umbra Motion Picture Company Ltd. Umbra specialises in creative projects, serving as an outlet for Finbar’s work while also producing content for other artists including shorts and music videos. Some of Finbar’s recent projects include the short film ‘Resonance’, which he produced & directed in Los Angeles before the pandemic, and the music video ‘Metamorphosis’ for up-and-coming British hip hop artist Easy Days. He is also currently producing a slate of films including Sian Astor-Lewis’s second feature film 'Yes' that is currently in development, along with feature-length documentary film 'A Distant Call' that has secured financing and is currently in production in Indonesia. A Distant Call is an international co-production with La Fabrica Nocturna Cinéma of France and Tanakhir Films of Indonesia and has funding from organisations including DMZ Docs in South Korea and Procirep Commission Télévision in France. Finbar’s projects have been presented at Sheffield DocFest, DMZ Industry, Docs By The Sea, Global Short Docs among others.
- Easy Days - Metamorphosis (Music Video)A music video produced for a single from Bolton-based artist Easy Days. His music is an eclectic mix of old-school hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul. The music video for 'Metamorphosis' shows an artist trapped between two worlds - the doldrums of his daily life, and a dreamscape in which he attempts to break free from stasis.
- Divianne - Come Back Home (Music Video)A music video produced for singer-songwriter Divianne's newest single 'Come Back Home.' The video is shot entirely in a single, unbroken 4-minute take as we follow Divianne through the woods and ancient ruins, as she reflects on her nostalgic emotions from the end of a relationship. The video makes use of a dreamlike slow-motion effect, in which Divianne still sings in time, yet her movements are slightly slowed. Produced by Umbra Motion Picture Company https://www.instagram.com/umbramotionpict
- Garden of Paradise (Short Film)Dave has accepted his fate. His wife's left him, and he's lost his job. He's consigned himself to live out his days in gloomy solitude, until an old friend arrives out of the blue, carrying a box of old vinyl records. Hearing the psychedelic sounds that embodied his youth, something stirs deep within Dave that he thought was lost forever... A film about purpose, nostalgia, and prog rock. Written & Directed by: Finbar Somers & Reece Dunn Cinematography by: Finbar Somers Assistant Camera: Joseph
Projects credited in
- Hope And Her Two DaughtersHope And Her Two Daughters is an experimental exhibition that features a contemporary dance and poetry short film exploring the question “What next?” following the racial unrest of 2020. It has been carried out in collaboration with the Hackney Historic Buildings Trust (HHBT) as part of their Digital Access residency, through which Director & Writer, Tobore S Dafiaga was chosen as one of the Artists to create a project which uses the local history, heritage and architecture of the Grade II liste